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Florida takes 2013 national LifeSmarts title

April 23, 2013

The student team from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, FL was crowned national LifeSmarts champions in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 23.

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Final four LifeSmarts teams determined in Atlanta: TN, RI, PA, FL to face off for the title 4/23

April 22, 2013

Final matches to be streamed live online, 4/23 at 9 am Eastern at www.lifesmarts.org; George "Buddy" Darden to crown champs at Awards Ceremony.

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Greenberg: Consumers need an FCC Chair on their side

April 18, 2013
As the Obama Administration considers whom to nominate as the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission, NCL is urging the White House to nominate a chair with deep experience in public interest advocacy.

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NCL concerned over proposed poultry reform

April 9, 2013
The nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, today expressed disappointment with the Obama Administration’s apparent plans to move forward with the implementation of poultry slaughter reform.

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NCL calls on the FDA to investigate misleading labeling on Martin’s '100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread'

April 9, 2013

Today NCL sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, requesting that the agency review the misleading product name on Martin’s “100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread,” manufactured by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.

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Consumer group applauds Perez appointment to DOL

March 18, 2013
'By nominating Thomas Perez to lead the Department of Labor, President Obama has chosen a strong leader to head an essential agency in its vital role of protecting the nation’s labor force.'

 

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Payroll fraud costing workers, government

March 13, 2013
Survey reveals need for worker education on employee misclassification.

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National Consumers League calls on FTC to investigate allegations against Herbalife

March 12, 2013
NCL today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate recent allegations that the multi-level marketing company Herbalife is, in actuality, a sophisticated pyramid scheme.

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National Consumers League launches all new Fraud.org

February 20, 2013
For more than 15 years, Fraud.org has been the premier resource for consumers to learn about and report Internet and telemarketing scams. Today NCL has debuted a new and improved Fraud.org.

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Obama SOTU proposal to increase federal minimum wage welcome by advocates

February 13, 2013
The proposal would give low wage workers a $1.75 an hour raise by increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour by the end of 2015 and index it to the rate of inflation, for the first time in history.

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