CFPB sues Navient for failing to treat student loan borrowers fairly

Consumers Union and applauds CFPB and urges lawmakers to oppose efforts to weaken the financial watchdog WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Navient for providing student loan borrowers inaccurate information, processing payments incorrectly, and failing to take action to address consumer complaints.  To make […]

Consumers Union Praises New USDA Organic Rule, Urges Congress Not to Repeal Strong Standard

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, today praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new rule for its organic label. The new rule ensures that animals used to produce organic meat, poultry, dairy and eggs are raised on farms with high standards for animal welfare, including specific […]

Takata Executives Charged With “Unacceptable” Behavior: Consumers Union Statement

Friday, January 13, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department today announced that three Takata executives will face criminal charges for allegedly deceiving automakers about defective airbags that have been linked to 11 deaths and more than 180 injuries in the United States. Justice officials said the auto parts manufacturer also has agreed to plead guilty […]

Consumers Union Applauds EPA’s Decision to Finalize Robust Fuel Economy Standard through 2025

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today to finalize the fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks through model year 2025 is a big win for consumers. By setting strong and achievable fuel economy targets, consumers will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel expenses, more choice […]

Consumers Union Calls Fiat Chrysler Emissions Allegations a “Deeply Troubling Case of Déjà Vu”

Thursday, January 12, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today accused Fiat Chrysler of violating the Clean Air Act by installing software in 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 liter diesel engines sold in the United States. The undisclosed software allegedly results in increased emissions of nitrogen […]