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It shouldn't be consumers' responsibility to make sure the products we use on our bodies don't contain toxic chemicals that can make us and our loved ones sick. But until governments and companies adopt the necessary policies to protect us and ensure our products are safe, we can take steps to clean up our routine. Join us for Cosmetic Clean-Out Week January 11-15, 2021.

Review of 750 products shows how prices on essentials fluctuated during COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

Recycling is a step in the right direction, but it won’t be enough to solve our clothing waste problem.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

New federal law stops phantom rental fees after six-month delay

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

In October, US PIRG and Frontier Group released a report on how the pandemic has affected auto leasing and lending. We found that, like in a lot of industries, the pandemic has exacerbated already serious issues and has brought them to the forefront of our attention.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon