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Banks play a crucial role in society: They keep our money safe and put it to work. But today, banks are making an increasing amount...

Dec 15, 2016 Blog Post
Nov 7, 2016 Blog Post

Evidence is emerging that one type of dangerous resistant infection linked to factory farms – urinary tract infections caused by resistant E coli – is...

Mar 22, 2016 Blog Post

The trend toward vehicle leasing is consistent with what appears to be a broader shift to a “rentership society” and may signal that Americans are...

Nov 2, 2015 Blog Post

For now, low interest rates, long loan terms and generous lease deals are enabling many consumers to get “more car” than they otherwise dreamed possible....

Oct 27, 2015 Blog Post

Since its launch in 2011, FracFocus, a government- and industry-funded website, has been the only place where Americans could learn the details about chemicals and...

Jul 2, 2015 Blog Post
The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society

Net energy metering has been instrumental in the rapid growth of solar energy in the United States, making it more affordable for people to “go...

Jun 24, 2015 Report
Jun 24, 2015 Blog Post

The EPA concludes that fracking is linked to “important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources.” Translation: Fracking threatens water quality. Period.

Jun 9, 2015 Blog Post

Before we decide to raise, or not raise, the MBTA’s fares, it is important that we understand how much we have already raised them.

Apr 21, 2015 Blog Post

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