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The Hightower Report
God and Oil Prices; Autocracy in Action
"...A public interest group called Consumer Watchdog says it sympathizes with the prayerful. "Given the..."

May 23, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Watt's Wrong
"...Consumer and environmental groups backed out of talks last month..."

Feb. 21, 1997 News Feature

The Hightower Report
More Monkeyshine From Exxon; and Making an Honest Dip
"...specs and read the fine print do you the consumer learn that Kraft's dip is practically avocado-free, containing less..."

March 9, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
A public forum over Austin Energy's proposed "secrecy resolution," which will allow the utility to keep some financial information under wraps in response to competition, yields plenty of discussion but little agreement.
"...a wide variety of interests ranging from businesspeople to consumer watchdog groups must wade through a long list of..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Meet the New Boss
The Privatization Route
"...Haynes and Boone, another Houston corporate law firm; and consumer protection head Dean Schaffer of Houston's massive Fulbright and..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...to a Public Citizen study released last week. The consumer watchdog group's "Nuclear Lemons" report ranked both reactors at..."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature

The Hightower Lowdown
The Firestone Tire / Ford conspiracy; genetically engineered corn and StarLink; WTO's complaints about citizens
"...stalked their victims. Claybrook, now the head of the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, notes that numerous internal documents..."

Nov. 17, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

Postmarks
Former TFSC Counsel Responds
"...the commission to operate for the benefit of the consumers it is supposed to serve...."

April 9, 1999 Column

The Backstage Crew
Council Candidates' Consultants Direct the Show
"...managed campaigns for statewide races and worked for the consumer advocacy group Citizen Action, Main transferred to Austin as..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Brigid Shea has left the consumer biz to return to her environmental roots as the..."

Feb. 21, 1997 News Feature

Public Notice: Other People’s Money?
Actually, it's yours. Do you know where it's going?
"...2017-18, a ninth-edition resource recently released by utility and consumer watchdog Paul Robbins. This week Robbins is at it..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Hightower Report
Bush's Deepest Health Care Shame; and The All-Natural Flimflam
"...laws in various crass, commercial efforts to flimflam us consumers. The latest example is a push by food giants..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...in competitive races." Said Dan Lambe, director of the consumer watchdog group Texas Watch: "Clearly, insurance companies feel like..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Hightower Lowdown
Wal-Mart cares about its employees -- especially the dead ones; giving the finger to corporations could cost you your privacy; and Tattered Cover stands up for its customers' rights.
"...life insurance payout tax-free as employees die off. One consumer watchdog has noted that this insurance can make employees..."

May 24, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Microsoft and Sara Lee buy justice; Americans work too much.
"...meat in 1998, causing a mass poisoning of American consumers...."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Smith, the director of the Texas office of the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, to members of Austin's Electric..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...as the state co-director of Texas Citizen Action, a consumer watchdog group that promises an in-your-face campaign to bring..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature

Mattox is Back
Former AG Rises From the Ashes
"...after his election in 1983 was to revitalize the consumer protection division, which he says had gone undernourished under..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by Audrey Duff

The Hightower Report
Banking Reform Gone Bad; and Abacus Among Us
"...the sad journey of a bill to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, a good idea that surfaced a..."

May 7, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The Seventeen Traditions; and Bushites' Ethical Cluelessness
"...to shove Michael Baroody into the chairmanship of the Consumer Products Safety Commission. This watchdog agency is supposed to..."

June 29, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Point Austin: A Funny Thing Happened ...
Potential consultant firm violates city's anti-lobbying ordinance
"...longer for the city to hire an Austin Energy consumer advocate – precisely, a consultant firm to represent residential..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Austin Powers
Planning or Plotting?
"...Paul Robbins, who is perhaps the utility's most dedicated watchdog. Robbins sounded the alarm to the council and the..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Wallet and Spirit
Sickbed Fortune
"...-- who would make it hard for an injured consumer or worker to successfully sue a manufacturer or business...."

Jan. 29, 1999 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Naked City
City auditor Helen Niesner resigns; Vignette Corp., is looking for offices downtown; Leslie Pool goes to work for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Paul Robbins mad at Austin Energy; Office of Neighborhood Services launches workshops; Austin ranks No. 6 for bicycle theft.
"...er, ledger, for some old-fashioned R&R. Niesner, a no-nonsense watchdog and a favorite of many City Hall critics, retired..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Hightower Report
Saving Banks From Themselves; and Fed Up With Fed Secrets
"...bailed out. This just shows, once again, that we consumers cannot trust the Fed, for it will always serve..."

April 9, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

Twisting in the Wind
Austin Energy is trying to find the right price for renewable energy – but that's much easier said than done
"...opportunity to dismiss green power, Mike Sloan of local watchdog website PowerSmack.org – a nonprofit devoted to energy issues..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Did Farmers Insurance Keep Secrets From the State?
The insurer's lawyers advised keeping the "most troublesome claims" out of sight
"...problems in the handling" of individual claims. "The [AG's] Consumer Protection Division is focusing its investigation on the individuals..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

This Old Mouse
Facing accusations of market saturation, cultural homogenization, and unethical labor practices, Disney keeps manufacturing the magic … but for how long?
"...Nestle to McDonald's. The five divisions of Disney -- Consumer Products, Media Networks, Vacation Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Internet..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...shield its utility's records from public view. Environmentalists and consumer advocates say access to utility records has helped them..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...year. Texans for Public Justice (TPJ), a non profit consumer-oriented advocacy group, is asking state candidates if they intend..."

Dec. 12, 1997 News Feature

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