• The public interest group says that colleges and banks often make secretive deals allowing them to rake in millions from the fees.

    FORBES: This Week in Credit Card News

  • Antal Desai with CMCG in Dallas and officials with several groups opposed to the private student loan industry as well as U.S. Public Interest Group.

    FORBES: E-Mails Spice Up Lawsuit Over Private Colleges

  • Strategic growth is now subject to potentially devastating government enforcement, which can either trigger or be triggered by related shareholder or public interest group legal actions.

    FORBES: FCPA: An Ongoing Leadership Challenge

  • Plains Justice, a northern plains states public interest group, pointed out the first Keystone XL pipeline, which open last summer, was built with substandard steel from India.

    FORBES: Group Aims to Halt Canada-Texas Tar Sands Pipeline

  • The 540-square-foot animation was released by Consumer Watchdog on Wednesday, in an effort by the public interest group to highlight its concerns over Google on privacy and other issues.

    FORBES: Consumer Watchdog: Times Square Animation On Google's Privacy Abuses May Get A Sequel

  • The paper successfully unveiled the Citizens for Fire Safety Institute, which had long advocated for flame retardants and posed as a nonprofit public interest group, as a front group funded by flame retardant manufacturers.

    FORBES: California's Fire Code Update: The End of Toxic Flame Retardants?

  • If you're pushing the position that the rich should pay more to help fix the deficit, it doesn't quite follow to employ a tax dodge, says Dennis Kelleher, president of the Washington-based public interest group Better Markets Inc.

    CNN: A case of Wall Street greed gone too far

  • But Josephine Quintavalle, founder of the public interest group Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE) described the use of human embryos for therapeutic treatment as "quite horrifying, " and said that stem cell research should focus on the use of adult stem cells.

    CNN: Cloning success hailed, feared

  • No, says Jon Golinger, consumer-program director of the California Public Interest Research Group.

    CNN: The War on ATM Fees

  • But this is of little comfort to Coney, the privacy advocate with EPIC, a public interest research group in Washington.

    CNN: Airport security bares all, or does it?

  • They warned council leaders they would face public and interest group pressures.

    BBC: Study warns of 'age of austerity'

  • But the gift prohibition can be circumvented easily, says Ed Mierzwinski, director of the consumer program at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

    WSJ: Cards Return to Campus

  • "They are not selling broccoli and spinach flavored products, " said Russ Haven of the New York Public Interest Research Group, which supports the New York bill.

    WSJ: NY Cancer Society says sweet smokes aimed at kids

  • "You'd be laughed out of the NRC if you asked to build one of these now, " says James Moore, of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • Just in time for the holidays comes this warning from the Ralph Nader-inspired U.S. Public Interest Research Group: Manufacturers are slapping too many warning labels on toys.

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • As many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund.

    FORBES: This Week in Credit Card News

  • "The first bank started surcharging in 1996 and within three years the other banks had followed, " Tracy Shelton, a lawyer for the New York Public Interest Research Group, told BBC News.

    BBC: NEWS | Business | UK 'risks' US-style bank charges

  • For some students, a prepaid card offered through a college may be the fastest way to receive student-loan funds, says Rich Williams, higher education advocate with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

    WSJ: Companies Push Prepaid Debit Cards Catering to College Students

  • "In the past six years, there have been nine state senators who have lost in the general election but 11 have been arrested, " said Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group.

    WSJ: Advocates call for reforms after NY scandal

  • The New York Public Interest Research Group also said Tuesday it found more than 100, 000 violations of state campaign finance laws since 2011, including campaign committee failures to file accurate reports and no recent reports at all from 2, 328 committees.

    WSJ: Correction: Campaign finance story

  • "It's not the perfect solution, but it's a step in the right direction, and it buys us time to find a longer-term solution, " says Rich Williams, higher-education advocate at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit based in Washington.

    WSJ: Does the New Student-Loan Legislation Go Far Enough?

  • "Regardless of this firm's expertise on purely technical matters unrelated to policy formation, Ecology and Environment's participation in a trade association and lobbying effort in support of authorizing high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York fundamentally disqualifies the firm and its work" for the DEC environmental impact study, Russ Haven of the New York Public Interest Research Group said in a statement released Wednesday.

    WSJ: NY groups claim industry bias in fracking study

  • The Institute for Justice, a nonprofit, public-interest-group law firm, recently released a report, "Public Power, Private Gain, " that documents how extensive the abuse of condemnation powers has become.

    FORBES: Fact and Comment

  • Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition lobby group in Washington DC, said there was a lack of evidence.

    BBC: Fast food 'as addictive as heroin'

  • Take the results of a 2012 survey from the Brennan Center: More than three-quarters of all respondents 77% agreed that members of Congress are more likely to act in the interest of a group that spent millions to elect them than to act in the public interest.

    FORBES: Where Is Occupy In The Election?

  • In this, the army is recognising that, although General Pinochet represents a past that it still defends, its future is as a modern force in a democratic society, in which it must compete for public respect and funds, like any other interest group.

    ECONOMIST: Abnormal events in an increasingly normal Chile

  • An immigration deal came close on the Senate floor in 2007 but collapsed amid interest-group bickering and an angry public backlash.

    WSJ: Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

  • Jacobson, the executive director of the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in a statement Wednesday.

    WSJ: Beverage industry, NYC lawyers duel over drinks

  • The nonprofit advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest was one of the groups that released a report in September urging senators to pass the stalled bill.

    CNN: Senate approves long-delayed food safety bill

  • To act in the public interest as a watchdog for criminality, stupidity, and group insanity of the kind we saw prior to the 2008 crash.

    FORBES: Can the Business Media See the Forest for the Trees?

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