Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama is taking a bold step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well-qualified nominee, Richard Cordray, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards issued on campus.
In these tough economic times, more than one in ten people in the Commonwealth is living in poverty. So this year, MASSPIRG students redoubled their efforts to educate and serve the communities where they live, learn and work.
US PIRG's Apples to Twinkies report finds that billions of dollars in wasteful subsidies to Big Agribusiness favor junk food ingredients over fresh, healthy produce.
CRI's new report finds that more recycling means more jobs. Programs like the Bottle Bill lead to much higher recycling rates than curbside recycling alone, which translates to tens of thousands of more jobs.
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