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The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database reminds us of the power of information transparency. Now that banks and other financial services firms know that consumer...

Sep 18, 2013 Blog Post
CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database Gets Real Results for Consumers

Established in 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) helps protect consumers from dangerous and unfair practices in the marketplace for financial services. Addressing consumer...

Sep 17, 2013 Report

In a shining display of transparency and open government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made its database of consumer complaints about financial services available...

Jul 23, 2013 Blog Post

Frontier Group's new report about the potential pitfalls associated with privatizing traffic law enforcement is receiving national media attention.

Oct 27, 2011 Blog Post

Transportation investments such as the construction of new transit lines, bike lanes and passenger rail services aren't always cheap. But in comparison to the nation's...

Sep 13, 2011 Blog Post

Our new report, "Safer by Design," tells the story of of 14 leading businesses that have taken the time to think carefully about their products...

Feb 17, 2011 Blog Post
California Consumers' Search for Answers About How Companies Share Their Personal Information

Consumers often have little knowledge of, or control over, how companies with which they do business share their personal information. In 2003, California enacted the...

Dec 1, 2007 Report
How Exelon's Bid to Acquire PSEG Could Raise Rates, Reduce Reliability, and Risk Public Safety

In December 2004, Chicago-based Exelon Corporation announced plans to acquire Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), the last remaining New Jersey-based energy company that hasn’t been...

Nov 22, 2005 Report
How Consumers Benefit From Personal Information Safeguards

Federal regulation riddled with loopholes has left large bank conglomerates and other financial institutions with too much leeway to share consumers’ private information and too...

Feb 22, 2004 Report
Achieving a Cleaner, More Reliable Electric System

The Northeast blackout of 2003 showed yet again that today's cumbersome, centralized power grid linked to fossil fuel-fired and nuclear power plants is a costly,...

Sep 15, 2003 Report

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