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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Federal regulators, states file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

Statement: "U.S. PIRG welcomes the Facebook lawsuits by 48 state and territorial attorneys general and federal regulators."

News Release | Maryland PIRG and U.S. PIRG

Maryland PIRG and U.S. PIRG mourn the passing of Sen. Paul Sarbanes

Senator Sarbanes dedicated much of his life to public service, as a Maryland state Delegate, U.S. Congressman and five-term U.S. Senator. He chaired the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs when he authored the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which required better financial transparency from publicly traded companies. .

News Release | Maryland PIRG

“Fixed for the Holidays” report shows holiday shoppers tips to save money on refurbished tech

With families maybe looking for extra savings this holiday season, Maryland PIRG is releasing “Fixed for the Holidays,” a guide to buying refurbished electronic gifts. Part of our Right to Repair campaign, this guide helps consumers identify quality items, learn where to get them, and ensure they are getting the best deals. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Tips

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

BALTIMORE --  Maryland PIRG Foundation’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children have become more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19

Maryland PIRG to Gov. Hogan: We need you to step up to save lives.

Baltimore -- Gov. Hogan announced today that he will be expanding coronavirus (COVID19) restrictions because of Maryland’s case rate per 100k. This announcement comes less than a week after the Governor declined to expand restrictions.

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