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A year later on Amazon: Comparing pre-pandemic prices to today's for 750 products

U.S. PIRG Education Fund's third and most comprehensive report into pandemic price gouging on Amazon compares pre-pandemic prices to today's on 750 products, from 15 essential product categories.

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New study details how much families can save when they repair instead of replace electronics

With home electronics in heavy use during the ongoing pandemic, U.S. PIRG released a report Wednesday detailing just how much families can save by repairing electronic products instead of replacing them.

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STATEMENT: Illegitimate CFPB Task ‘Farce’ issues final report promoting businesses over consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law released its final report under the Trump administration on Tuesday. The 898-page, two-volume release makes 102 recommendations to future CFPB leadership, Congress and state legislatures regarding how to ‘protect’ consumers’ rights.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Higher Ed

MASSPIRG praises passage of key bill to protect student loan borrowers

Economic Dev. bill that includes new protections for borrowers is heading to Governor Baker’s desk to sign

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: Massachusetts makes important commitment to have all new cars sold in state produce zero emissions by 2035

Following California’s lead, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. The announcement, which was made Wednesday, came as part of the draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030.

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