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Protect the California public from the next Enron

Half of U.S. households have funds in the stock market, many in investments for retirement. Independent, reliable audits are a crucial element of investor confidence and investor protection.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Thursday, April 18th, 2002 | No Comments »


CU and California Attorney General Co-Sponsor Bills to Curb Deceptive Sales Practices

Measures will require consumers to give permission before being billed

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Posted by Consumers Union on Monday, April 15th, 2002 | No Comments »


CU Endorses Legislative Package To Curb Enron-Style Accounting Abuses

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, announced its support for tougher state rules to prevent future accounting abuses like those that prevented investors in Enron from learning the truth about the company’s dire financial situation.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Thursday, April 4th, 2002 | No Comments »


CU Backs Arbitration Reform Package

Consumers are increasingly forced to agree to mandatory arbitration when they sign contracts with businesses.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Monday, March 11th, 2002 | No Comments »


Consumers Union Opposes the Check Truncation Act

Many consumers still get their checks back; this marketplace option would be eliminated by the Act.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Friday, January 18th, 2002 | No Comments »


Consumer Guide Helps Those Who Have Disputes with Health Plans Easy-to-Follow Guide Available Free on the Web

It provides practical information to plan enrollees who are seeking a way to resolve a dispute with their health plan

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Posted by Consumers Union on Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 | No Comments »


ID-theft protection services typically not worth the money

The most visible response by big business to the epidemic of ID theft has been to roll out insurance and credit products that exploit fear of the crime.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Sunday, October 28th, 2001 | No Comments »


Survey finds large banks charge non-customer check-cashing fees

A CU survey of Texas banks revealed that the banks charging non-customer check-cashing fees are among the state’s biggest banks

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Posted by Consumers Union on Friday, October 12th, 2001 | 1 Comment »


Noncustomer check fees reinforce financial divide

The rising costs of having a bank account combined with the lack of access to a local bank and branch offices have made keeping an open bank account difficult for some families.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Friday, October 12th, 2001 | No Comments »


California Signs Contract With Citicorp To Privatize Delivery Of Food Stamps And Welfare Benefits

CU urges state to monitor citicorp’s performance to ensure that recipients enjoy easy, cost-free access to benefits

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Posted by Consumers Union on Tuesday, July 31st, 2001 | No Comments »


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