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Consumers' Union,

product testing and rating organization founded (1936) to provide consumers with information and counsel regarding major retail goods and services. Through its monthly Consumer Reports (circulation c.4.5 million) and its Internet site (c.325,000 subscribers), the union reports on a diverse range of products, from major appliances and automobiles to health-care and family-planning aids. The organization, whose headquarters are in Yonkers, N.Y., also represents consumer interests at government hearings and at international meetings.
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26 (Petra)- The Arab Consumers Union on Tuesday praised His Majesty King Abdullah II's tremendous efforts to defend Jerusalem and the Palestinian cause, due to his world influence, a fact that triggered the overwhelming backing of the UN bill to reject the U.
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2 March 2012 -- The US Consumers Union has called on Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), or BofA, to reconsider its plans to introduce monthly fees to most of its customers under a new scheme that is currently being tested in Arizona, Georgia and Massachusetts.
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Given the existing and growing body of scientific knowledge about the health risks of BPA to consumers--and the growing consumer and industry movement against this chemical--we strongly support Minnesota's action to protect public health and ban BPA from baby bottles and drinking containers," says Urvashi Rangan, technical director for policy at Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.
The Cyprus Consumers Union calls attention to the fact that coffee can be purchased in the supermarket for between 75 cents and e1/44 a packet.
Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of the magazine, gave the FDA a petition signed by nearly 56,000 consumers asking that a toll-free number and Web site be included in all television drug ads so people can easily report their serious side effects.
The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has given preliminary approval to the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumers Union to borrow $10 million for the expansion of its headquarters and to refinance $39 million in debt borrowed through the IDA in 1989.
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