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For Immediate Release: 11/20/14
Petition Delivered to PNC Financial and Wells Fargo Calling on the Banks to “Revoke Their License to Steal”
Most of the Nation’s Biggest Banks Are Using Forced Arbitration to Block Ripped-Off Consumers From Their Day in Court; CFPB Can Write a Rule
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For Immediate Release: 11/19/14
Public Citizen Endorses Governance Reform for Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Public Citizen enthusiastically endorses new legislation that will improve accountability of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a pivotal overseer of America’s largest financial institutions.
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For Immediate Release: 11/19/14
Public Citizen Welcomes U.S. Sen. Levin’s Hearings on Wall Street Control of Commodities
Public Citizen welcomes the forthcoming examination of Wall Street’s control of key commodities as U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) opens two days of hearings before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
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For Immediate Release: 11/18/14
Government Contractors Rely on FEC Ruling to Evade Federal Law Against Pay-to-Play
Contractors Now Can Both Give Contributions and Receive Contracts Through Separately Incorporated Divisions of Same Company
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For Immediate Release: 11/17/14
Bright Lines Project Submits Draft Regulations to the IRS
Public Citizen’s Bright Lines Project submitted its proposal (PDF) for how the IRS should define political activity for nonprofits during a gathering of nonprofit advocates this past Saturday.
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For Immediate Release: 11/13/14
Consumer Bureau Offers Rules to Improve Prepaid Card Protections … But a Critical Safeguard Is Needed
Statement by Christine Hines, Consumer and Civil Justice Counsel, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 11/13/14
Google’s Rapidly Expanding Political Activity and Information Collection Systems Present Cause for Concern
Public Citizen Report Details Google’s Ambitious Technological Expansions and Its Newfound Status as One of the Most Politically Active Companies in the U.S.
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For Immediate Release: 11/12/14
Government Penalizes Five Banks for Wrongdoing; Time Now for Criminal Prosecutions
Statement of Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 11/4/14
Experts Available to Discuss How Money Distorts Elections
Public Citizen Follows the Money, Reports on Super-Connected Candidates
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For Immediate Release: 11/3/14
Despite Trimming Its Rulemaking Goals, SEC Still Misses Deadlines for Wall Street Reform
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Chair Mary Jo White has failed to meet many of its own deadlines for implementing the Wall Street reform law, a new Public Citizen report finds.
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