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Analysis: Coronavirus spike most surgical mask, sanitizer prices at least 50% on Amazon

Amazon may monitor its marketplace for price gouging, but a new analysis by U.S. PIRG Education Fund has revealed that these checks don’t always succeed in preventing significant price hikes. 

Tips for Toy Safety

Thousands of toys are on the market, each promising to educate or entertain our children. Unfortunately, not every toy is safe. Toy buyers can help protect children from injury by being careful, vigilant shoppers.

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Special Districts Fact Sheet

A fact sheet about special district governments.

Our Amicus Brief Supporting the states of Ohio et al v. American Express

All consumers pay more at the store and more at the pump because anti-competitive rules, practices and card acceptance (swipe) fees by credit companies and networks force merchants to raise prices on all consumers, including cash customers. We've been involved in Congress and the courts for years, on the side of merchants. This is U.S. PIRG Education Fund's friend of the court brief filed in the Supreme Court in support of a bi-partisan coalition of state attorneys general challenging American Express anti-steering rules that prevent merchants from advising consumers of alternative, lower-cost payment methods. We were joined by nine other leading groups, including Public Citizen, National Consumer Law Center and Consumers Union.

Amazon state legislator price gouging sign on letter

Nearly 350 state legislators from 45 states are calling on America's top online marketplaces to crack down on coronavirus-related price gouging.

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