NCL Issues Guide to Buying Live Event, Sports Tickets
Washington, DC – With many of the top recording artists on tour through the fall and the NFL season about to kickoff, the National Consumers League (NCL) today released a “Practical Guide to Buying Live Event and Sports Tickets” to help fans navigate the often confusing and cumbersome process of buying tickets online.
National Consumers League, August 19, 2014
With fall concert series being announced, the NFL season ready to kick off, and MLB playoffs just around the corner, it is a great time to be a live music and sports fan. However, ticket sellers such as Ticketmaster, artists, sports teams, and venues do not always have consumers’ best interests at heart. NCL wants to make sure fans have the information they need to make the best ticket buying decisions they can.
Below are just a few of the anti-consumer practices we want consumers to be aware of.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 5, 2014: If you rely on Ameren Missouri for electricity, as most people in the region west of the Mississippi do, here is what you need to know about the utility monopoly’s months-long rate battle with its largest customer: One way or another, you are going to pay more.
Bloggers and editorial writers across the state reveal the flawed plan to divert sales tax to roads and bridges.
Associate Press, July 29, 2014: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. • Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 27, 2014: When it comes to electric rate fights, Ameren Missouri is undefeated over the last decade. Rate increases: 5. Rate decreases: 0. On Monday, consumer groups will take another go at the St. Louis-based electric utility
Kansas City Star, July 18, 2014: Many utilities allow payday lenders to collect utility bill payments from customers, but Missouri regulators are considering whether to stop the practice.
Office of U.S. Sentator Charles Schumer, July 16, 2014: Senator Schumer (D-NY) has announced General Motors' support for his legislation that would close a dangerous loophole and prohibit rental car companies from renting or selling vehicles under manufacturer recall.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 4, 2014: Ameren Missouri filed a request Thursday to raise electric rates by nearly 10 percent, the sixth time since 2006 the state’s largest utility has sought a general rate increase.