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Financial planners rack up most complaints in 2011

Financial planning and management consultants received the most consumer complaints last year, according to the Colorado attorney general’s office. That was followed by complaints about cable and satellite television utility providers, mail fraud, health and medical services and tanning salons. Consumers filed 7,297 complaints with the attorney general in 2011, a 12.9 percent increase over… Continue Reading Financial planners rack up most complaints in 2011

Consumer confidence inches up in August

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Americans’ confidence in the economy improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries, according to a monthly survey. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index improved slightly to 53.5, up from a revised 51.0 in July. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected 50.5. The improvement comes… Continue Reading Consumer confidence inches up in August

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Consumer, water laws take effect

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Four bills buttressing protection for consumers and the state’s waterways became law today. Senate Bill 119 clarifies provisions of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act, making it clear that no part of the law impairs the state’s ability to enforce penalties for companies discharging hazardous waste or hazardous materials into Colorado waters. Senate Bill 54 raises the… Continue Reading Consumer, water laws take effect

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The 7 ‘greenwashing’ sins

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Buy this product – and you can save the oceans, improve air quality and stop global warming. Really? Green buyers beware. Labels are deceptive, environmentalists say, and they are taking to the Net to fight deceptive “green” labels. TerraChoice, an environmental marketing agency, says that 98 percent of products that claim to be all natural… Continue Reading The 7 ‘greenwashing’ sins

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