The Detroit News, July 23, 2015: General Motors Co. now faces an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, adding to a list of several authorities and agencies looking into the automaker’s conduct after its delayed ignition switch recall last year.
Bloomberg Business, July 16, 2015: A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The committee instead voted to require cars be repaired before they’re rented.
Joplin Independent, July 13, 2015
ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling unsafe, recalled vehicles to the public until the safety defects have been repaired. A key vote over rental car safety is expected July 15, 2015, in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 13, 2015: Erica Hollins borrowed $100 in 2006 at the Loan Express store on Olive Street downtown. By 2011, she had paid back $3,592, garnished from her wages at a nursing and retirement home.
While many businesses in Ferguson have still not re-opened, Pay Day Loans was quick to open their doors. Jacqueline Hutchinson of CCM says that this is typical of predators.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11, 2015: A proposed merger between two health insurance giants is drawing concerns around the country and in Missouri, as some fear the consolidation could leave older adults in the state with fewer choices for health care.
KBIA Radio, July 8, 2015: New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Missouri doctors received at least $71.9 million from medical device and drug companies in 2014 and the latter half of 2013.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 19, 2015 -- Consumers Council of Missouri has released it guide to helping Missourians review health insurance rates in order to make an important aspect of health care more transparent and accountable.
Columbia Daily Tribune, April 26, 2015
By Carl Bearden and Tracy McCreery
From very different perspectives, we — a former Republican state representative and current director of United for Missouri, and a Democratic state representative and board member of Consumers Council of Missouri — share a concern over practices in the live event ticketing industry that affect thousands of sports and entertainment fans in Missouri: restricted ticketing.
Customers May Voice Opposition at Upcoming Hearings
KCPL customers face a whopping 177 percent rate increase in their monthly customer charge if the electric utility gets its way before the Missouri Public Service Commission. In the rate case, which starts with public hearings on Tuesday, April 21, the utility wants to increase the charge to $25 per month from $9 per month. The company is asking also for a 15.8 percent increase in the usage rate.