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Report: Only one-third of largest phone companies have completely adopted anti-robocall technology

A looming deadline should finally force all U.S. phone companies to take stopping robocalls seriously. However, only one-third of the largest mobile and home phone providers nationwide -- and a more disappointing percentage of smaller telecommunications companies -- have installed caller ID verification aimed at squashing illegal robocalls.

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U.S. PIRG sends letter to Congress calling for overdue asbestos ban

U.S. PIRG and coalition partners sent a letter to Congress on Tuesday urging legislators to support the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now (ARBAN) Act of 2021, which would ban asbestos in the U.S.

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Statement: Clean energy tax and pollution clean up priorities receive support from key House committee

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that could become the largest-ever federal investment in clean energy.

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Clarity on food dating labels could curb waste

The labels “Best By,” “Sell By” and “Use By” have different meanings, but people who assume they’re all expiration dates commonly throw out food and drink that’s still good to consume.

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