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The low-and-slow approach to food safety reform keeps going up in smoke

For more than 70 years, consumer advocates, government experts, members of Congress and several presidents have called for a single food safety agency - but the idea has stalled again and again, easy to propose but all but impossible to enact.... Read more»

Driving’s down – and that’s driving down car insurance claims, premiums

While social distancing and staying at home may be driving you up the wall, it could also be driving down your auto insurance premiums. ... Read more»

Driving while single can cost more in Phoenix, insurance study shows

Single, widowed and divorced drivers in Phoenix are likely to pay higher insurance rates than married drivers with identical driving records, according to a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America.... Read more»

Advocates urge banning ATVs from roads, citing crash hazards

A leading consumer group is warning that the increasing use of all-terrain vehicles on the nation’s roads poses a “growing public health crisis” and is calling for immediate action by U.S., state and local officials. ... Read more»1

Report: Blue-collar drivers pay higher car insurance rates

A Phoenix driver with only a high school diploma could be charged as much as 12 percent more in auto insurance premiums than a plant supervisor with a college degree, according to a report released Monday.... Read more»

Judicial secrecy turns consumer protection case into mystery

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission launched SaferProducts.gov, a database allowing consumers to report and learn about hazardous products, it was inevitable that some business would go to court to keep a customer’s complaint private. But the first legal challenge is shrouded in mystery.... Read more»

Holiday spending expected to rise; Az retailers optimistic

National retail groups predict holiday consumer spending will increase 3.5 percent to 4 percent this year, with the slowest growth in the West. But Arizona retailers and economists said they are confident that holiday spending in the state will increase by the national average or more. ... Read more»