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Consumer Reports: Rice Has Too Much Arsenic

It advises people to cut down

(Newser) - If rice is a big part of your diet, Consumer Reports suggests you cut down. Its testing turned up what it calls "troubling" amounts of arsenic in all types of rice and rice products. The group called on the FDA to develop better safety standards and to phase out... More »

Cost of Closing Your Bank Account: Up to $55

Big banks often charge for wire transfers, etc: Consumers Union

(Newser) - It could cost as much as $55 to close your bank account. That's the finding of the advocacy group Consumers Union, which surveyed the 10 largest banks in the country, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, and Wells Fargo. It found that people who want to close their... More »

DTV Date Switch Gains Momentum in DC

Fund to aid consumers' conversion has run dry; June 1 may be alternative

(Newser) - Pressure from an influential consumer group and a change in attitudes on Capitol Hill may push back the mandated switch to digital television, Broadcasting & Cable reports. A letter from the Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, to key lawmakers and the Bush and Obama administrations urges them to reconsider... More »

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