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Tax scammers are waiting to take your money

March 25, 2008
NCL has issued a warning for consumers to avoid refund and rebate scams in the weeks leading up to April 15.

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Don't be a fool about debit cards this April

April 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: April tips help debit card users understand how they work.

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NCL launches MortgageTown

April 2, 2008
New Web site helps prospective homeowners avoid predatory lenders, fraud, and foreclosure.

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Consumer savvy teens from across U.S. head to Minneapolis to compete for national LifeSmarts title

April 11, 2008
Consumer savvy teens representing 29 states will compete at the national event in Minneapolis later this month. More than 20,000 teens competed online for a chance to represent their states at Nationals. Players answered 2.6 million consumer questions in the online competition.

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Arizona declared 2008 national LifeSmarts champions in Minneapolis

April 21, 2008
The Flagstaff Home Educators beat out 28 other state champion teams at NCL’s annual teen consumer education competition in Minneapolis during Financial Literacy Month.

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Groups unite in pressing for a standardized, useful Alcohol Facts label

April 22, 2008
A coalition of public interest groups today called for the federal government to end 30 years of “deliberations and fact finding” by issuing a useful final regulation to require standardized labeling information on beer, wine and distilled spirits products.

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Don't fall for the pitch! Avoid investment scams

May 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: May tips help consumers spot and avoid high-pressure tactics by con artists posing as investment opportunities.

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Don't fall for the pitch! Avoid investment scams

May 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: May tips help consumers spot and avoid high-pressure tactics by con artists posing as investment opportunities.

Read more: Don't fall for the pitch! Avoid investment scams

Sally Greenberg selected for FDA Risk Communication Advisory Committee

May 19, 2008
Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League, has been appointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee, charged with advising FDA on communicating the risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products to the public, in order to enhance consumers’ use of these products.

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Job-hunting teens: Is this summer job right for you?

May 22, 2008
NCL has teamed up with the Direct Selling Education Foundation to offer advice to young workers considering door-to-door sales jobs.

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