From a win in the New York Senate, to a new bill in Congress: A roundup of news on Right to Repair

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In light of some of these newer cons, here is actionable information to help you avoid the aggravation, time and financial losses that come with sophisticated scams.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How to use Washington's law to protect yourself from surprise medical bills

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

Without access to digital repair software, farmers are too often forced to send their machines to authorized dealers for fixes.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

We’re backing legislation to prevent the billionaire Sackler family from using the corporate bankruptcy of its company Purdue Pharma (makers of Oxycontin and other opioids) to avoid personal liability in ongoing lawsuits by some 24 state Attorneys General attempting to bring some justice to the families of the victims of the opioid crisis. Congress held a hearing Tuesday, June 8 at noon ET.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

Replacing the nation's lead service lines would protect children from lead exposure.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

Target agreed on May 5 to set a goal for eliminating virgin plastic from its private brand packaging for fast-moving goods.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Twelve years ago today I was in the Rose Garden for the signing of the Credit CARD Act. It ended many unfair practices by banks intended to gouge consumers.

Rarely do we have the chance to hit the lifestyle reset button. Let's use Bike to Work Day as an opportunity to reevaluate our transportation patterns and build a healthier, cleaner world for tomorrow.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

The FTC's "Nixing the Fix" report asserts that manufacturer justifications for consumer repair restrictions have "scant evidence" to support them.