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R.J.
Cross

Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of Kansas
R.J. focuses on manipulative advertising and the commercialization of personal data online as a part of her work to advance PIRG’s New Economy program. In her work at Frontier Group, she has authored research reports on government transparency, predatory auto lending and consumer debt. She was previously the tax and budget advocate for PIRG. When she’s not protecting the public interest, she is an avid reader, fiction writer and birder.

Posts by R.J. Cross
Buying a car should be less confusing. The FTC can help.

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Buying a car should be less confusing. The FTC can help.

 When buying a car, it’s easy to wind up spending thousands more than you intended, especially if you’re at a dealership with tricks up its sleeve. But thanks to a new proposal from the Federal Trade Comission, buying a car may be about to get a lot easier.

New study highlights the trouble with auto loans
Cars in a parking lot

Consumer alerts

New study highlights the trouble with auto loans

Consumer Reports' new analysis of over 800,000 auto loans might make you rethink getting a car loan through a dealership. And it should make us all ask: is a transportation system that requires people take on so much debt really that functional?

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