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If our political leaders REALLY want to help small business…

By | Alana Miller
Program Associate

Small business owners have big troubles with big banks and credit cards and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should take a look at the numerous obstacles.

A fee too far

By | Alana Miller
Program Associate

We've posted about avoiding bank fees before, but the latest Bank of America shenanigan deserves another word of caution.

Avoid bank fees

By | Alana Miller
Program Associate

PennPIRG’s advice to consumers remains simple: shop around (see our banking guide). Big banks can charge increasingly bigger fees and make it harder for customers to avoid them because they know consumers don’t shop around.

The U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona issued a comprehensive scientific report which concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  The report finds that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause immediate harm, and concludes that the only way to protect nonsmokers from the dangerous chemicals in secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking indoors.  For this reason, PennPIRG supports a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars, private clubs, and casinos.

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