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Being proactive and demanding can help keep you and your family safe

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Good news: You may still be able to request a forbearance because of COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects your ability to pay, here’s what you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.

As parents and students make trips across the country to return to college, you are probably wondering how to do so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will outline some of the safer options.

1 in 4 vehicles have an unrepaired recall

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Shortage of active ingredients for sanitizer could be linked to use of toxic ingredients

U.S. PIRG is calling on municipal, state and federal policymakers to mandate face masks in all indoor public spaces, as well as in outdoor locations where it’s hard for people to socially distance six feet apart.

Public health experts are starting to draw actionable lessons about the nature of how COVID-19 spreads. In addition to maintaining best practices –physical distancing, mask wearing and hand washing – it’s best to avoid extended, crowded indoor gatherings.