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  Consumer World: Everything Consumer
Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial* guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
JD Power questioned 22,000 consumers two years after they bought dishwashers, ovens, washers and dryers, refrigerators, and other appliances to see how satisfied they were.
Use of trademarks, logos, and brand names in Consumer World are for identification purposes only, and does not imply an endorsement of Consumer World by the trademark owner, or that such trademark owner has authorized Consumer World to promote its products, services, or content.
www.consumerworld.org   (988 words)

  Consumer protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consumer protection is government regulation to protect the interests of consumers, for example by requiring businesses to disclose detailed information about products, particularly in areas where safety or public health is an issue, such as food.
Consumer protection is linked to the idea of consumer rights (that consumers have various rights as consumers), and to consumer organizations which help consumers make better choices in the marketplace.
Consumer protection law or consumer law is considered an area of public law that regulates private law relationships between individual consumers and the businesses that sell them goods and services.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consumer_protection   (478 words)

 Consumer Surplus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stated differently, consumer surplus measures the difference between what is person is willing to pay for a commodity and the amount he/she actually is required to pay.
Consumer demand is a measure of willingness to pay.
Consumer surplus represents the reward to consumers for participating in the market place.
www.digitaleconomist.com /cs_4010.html   (686 words)

 Consumer Protection-PIRG
Last week, PIRG joined Consumer Federation of America, Free Press and Consumers Union to release a new report and announce a new campaign to preserve economic and consumer benefits of peer-to-peer file sharing.
In addition, PIRG, Consumers Union and others are also urging Congress to use the nomination of Lester Crawford as FDA commissioner to conduct oversight of the commission's flaws.
Choicepoint itself admits that at least 750 consumers have already been hit with identity theft and that 35,000 Californians and 110,000 other Americans have been or will be notified that they may have had their data compromised due to a ring of identity thieves posing as legitimate creditors or other users.
www.pirg.org /consumer   (5243 words)

 Consumer Action - CA News - Credit Card Survey 2005 (Summer 2005) [English]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumer Action’s Linda Sherry appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on May 17, along with other consumer advocates and credit card company executives who had been invited to testify on credit card industry practices.
In many cases, the first time consumers learn of a rate increase is when they open their statements.
Regulators had expressed concern that making small minimum payments—especially payments requiring only 2% of the balance—would cause consumers with high credit card rates to increase their debt because they are not even paying all the interest being charged.
www.consumer-action.org:16080 /English/CANews/2005_Credit_Card_Survey/index.php   (6225 words)

This right is also interpreted as meaning that consumers should have access throughout their lives to education that will help them understand new federal and state laws and regulations, and to make informed decisions about new products, services and marketplace practices.
Consumer education is a lifelong process essential to the economic and emotional well-being of individuals and society.
The idea of consumer rights is dependent upon whether all citizens, in their actions as business persons, government employees, and as consumers, carry out certain responsibilities.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/fcs/frm/pubs/fcs244.html   (3767 words)

 Consumer Information Center
All of the consumer resources and reports on our website are good but some are requested more frequently than others.
We've pulled together a listing of our top reports for consumers to make it easy to find and get the most popular items.
Browse our collection of thousands of consumer resources or search for the report you need.
www.savvyconsumer.org   (179 words)

 Consumer advocacy on dealmac.
This page is a reference to consumer resources both provided by us and found elsewhere.
A popular alternative to state attorneys general, the BBB is among the oldest and most inclusive consumer information and reconciliation services in the United States.
BizRate offers consumer ratings of companies but focuses more on providing advertisements from those same companies.
dealmac.com /consumer.html   (687 words)

 FDA Consumer Magazine
FDA Consumer is the official magazine of the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Consumer is the official magazine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Text in the articles in FDA Consumer may be republished without permission.
www.fda.gov /fdac   (110 words)

 USATODAY.com - Consumer confidence highest since mid-2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumer confidence took a surprising leap in June, hitting the highest level since mid-2002 as Americans gave a more upbeat assessment of the job market and the future path of the economy, a survey said Tuesday.
The New York-based Conference Board's consumer confidence index jumped to 101.8 in June from 93.1 in May. Those saying current business conditions were good rose to 25.6% from 22.2%.
"Looking ahead, consumers expect the economy to continue to grow at a healthy clip and to continue to generate additional jobs," says Lynn Franco, director of Conference Board's Consumer Research Center.
www.usatoday.com /money/economy/confidence/2004-06-29-conf-board_x.htm   (371 words)

 Consumer Sentinel
Consumer Sentinel has a restricted-access site that allows law enforcement agencies access to hundreds of thousands of complaints from consumers about identity theft and Internet cons, telemarketing scams and other frauds.
In just the last two years, law enforcers using Consumer Sentinel have brought hundreds of cases and returned millions of dollars to consumers.
Consumer Sentinel is a registered trademark of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
www.consumer.gov /sentinel   (247 words)

 ACR Consumer Section
The Association for Conflict Resolution Consumer Section provides members with information on dealing with a wide variety of consumer disputes, including business-consumer; consumer-consumer and business-to-business.
She holds a master's degree in conflict management and has been a mediator/arbitrator for nine years, performing family mediation and consumer arbitration.
She is currently the Lead Mediator for the California County of Orange Health Care Agency and also provides contract mediation services for a state-funded nonprofit program.
www.mediate.com /acrconsumer   (226 words)

 Consumer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Digital consumer applications cover a very broad range of markets including home networking and information appliances.
Information Appliances - Information appliances are an emerging category of digital consumer electronics that provide the consumer with a low-cost, easy-to-use, instant-on device, providing lightweight, reliable, special-purpose access to the features and benefits of the Internet.
Spartan series family of FPGAs is a key component of many consumer products in the market today, from set-top boxes and cable modems to wireless LAN cards and HDTVs.
www.xilinx.com /esp/consumer   (756 words)

 Consumer - Tampa Bay's 10 News - WTSP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumer Reports' survey finds those who’ve switched are generally happy, but there are downsides.
If you're one of those people, Consumer Reports has advice on how to pick the right service.
Consumer Reports' tests find one that’s very good for $8.
www.tampabays10.com /consumer/index.aspx   (344 words)

 Consumer Price Index Home Page
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Consumer Price Index Detailed Report Tables 1A-23A, Annual Averages 2004 (PDF 111K).
As announced last fall, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June 2005 is scheduled to be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday, July 14, 2005, one day prior to the scheduled issuance of the Producer Price Index (PPI) for June.
www.bls.gov /cpi   (716 words)

 KTVU.com - Consumer
Consumer Reports has identified a dozen widely-prescribed drugs and drug types that are linked to rare but potentially serious reactions that were either not identified or underestimated at the time the drugs were approved by the government.
Consumer Reports looks at the different companies offering this VoIP and compares their fees and services.
Consumer Editor Tom Vacar has come to your rescue with his annual Great American Toy Test.
www.ktvu.com /consumer   (541 words)

 The Independent Latvian << C o n s u m e r - G u i d e >>
The Consumer Guide is run by the Club for Protection of Consumer Interests within the framework of Latvian National Association for Consumer Protection and is an independent Latvian consumer gateway to their rights, online assistance and accurate information to help consumers make an individual choice when purchasing goods and services.
It is the only consumer resource site of such kind on Internet in Latvia.
This Guide focuses on the issues causing concern among consumers and provides online access to useful information in order to educate consumers in the field of their rights and legislation and to provide them with practical advice to reduce the number of complaints and violations of rights.
www.consumer-guide.lv /english   (190 words)

 Digital Media Processing for Consumer Products   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We provide innovative silicon solutions to leading consumer electronics manufacturers.
"Consumers are looking for the latest in DVD technology, and the LSI Logic DMN-8600 has enabled Samsung to deliver this in our DVD-R5000 recorder.
The DVD-R5000 gives consumers superior picture quality, multi-format playback capability, and unique DVD recording features, such as time-shift, to maximize their television watching experience."
www.lsilogic.com /markets/consumer   (385 words)

 Consumer Expenditure Survey Home Page
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Census Bureau — the quarterly Interview survey and the Diary survey — that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics.
Consumer Expenditures in 2002 (annual report) (PDF 94K)
Consumer Expenditure Survey Anthology, 2003 (PDF 2.7 MB)
www.bls.gov /cex   (780 words)

 Consumer Direct
Welcome: Consumer Direct provides clear, practical, consumer advice.
Our regionally based advisors are specially trained to give practical advice on all kinds of consumer issues - from problems with cars to faulty household appliances.
If you purchase a pair of shoes from a shop and later decide you do not like them, the seller is not obliged to offer you a refund.
www.consumerdirect.gov.uk   (74 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Activism: Consumer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CASPIAN: Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering - Consumer group opposed to supermarket "club cards" and loyalty programs.
Lists the card status of supermarkets across the U.S. Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights - A nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization.
The Swedish Consumer Coalition - An organisation for consumers and other organisations, who has the goal to increase the influence of the consumers on the market and in the politics.
dmoz.org /Society/Activism/Consumer   (116 words)

 Consumer World: Consumer Resources
This section contains links to consumer booklets from government and corporate consumer offices, consumer rights sites, and TV consumer transcripts on a variety of consumer topics.
Here you will find airline rules, consumer price index links, college and scholarship resources, and general resource lists.
For a directory of consumer agencies and organizations, see the Agencies page.
www.consumerworld.org /pages/resource.htm   (233 words)

 Division of Consumer Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumer fish facts for Easter - Part II
Consumer Affairs at World Congress in South Africa
Consumer Affairs: Delivering service excellence-Prime Minister's Public Service Award
www.consumer.gov.tt /news2.htm   (172 words)

Consumer Reports is the most popular consumer guide:
Consumer Reports Survey: Comfort, Convenience, and Cup holders
Consumer Reports Survey: How Often is it in the Shop?
www.startingpage.com /html/consumer.html   (121 words)

 EUROPA - Consumer Affairs - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumer Protection in the EU: Ten Basic Principles
Consumer policy is a core component of the Commission strategy objective of improving the quality of life of all EU citizens...
Consumer credit: Commission adopts revised proposal to facilitate agreement
europa.eu.int /comm/consumers/index_en.htm   (72 words)

 Consumer Action ::
Consumer Action, founded in 1971, is a national non-profit education and advocacy organization offering many free services to consumers.
Many more items of interest can be found by using the green navigation bar above and the pull-down menus and links at right.
Check out Consumer Booknotes, On Our Radar, Take@ction, Scam Alerts, Fee of the Week, and our newsletter, Consumer Action News.
www.consumer-action.org   (529 words)

 FCIC - Home Page
features information on how to solve consumer problems, as well as addresses, telephone numbers, and websites where you can file consumer complaints.
Catalog Subscriptions - Get free copies of the Consumer Information Catalog each quarter.
Sign up to get e-mail notices of each new Consumer Information Catalog.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov   (395 words)

 Food and Beverage Industry | Business.com
This is the parent company of a high tech unit involved in the manufacturing of industrial-grade blanks, custom lenses and automotive OEM equipment.
Other products manufactured are consumer after market products, glassware and candles.
What to look for when shopping for restaurant grade dishwashers
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