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United States: Consumer Information

  • Consumer Information Catalog - full text consumer information pamphlets from government agencies. Covers everything from health to housing, from cars to careers.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission - consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products.
  • Consumer Protection - Federal Trade Commission's collection of consumer information.
  • Federal Register Notices - consumer related notices appearing in the daily Federal Register.
  • U.S. Consumer Gateway - one-stop link to government consumer information from Firstgov providing food, money, transportation, education, health and product safety information.
  • Buying a Safer Car - National Highway Transportation Association site allows searching by year, make, and model.
  • Green Vehicle Guide - provides tools to help consumers choose fuel-efficient and clean vehicles.
  • Regional Driving Costs -Energy Information Administration site compares the cost of driving different vehicles using current prices.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - contains information about government sponsored loans, grants, scholarships and other federal assistance programs.
  • Shop: The Card You Pick Can Save You Money - Federal Reserve's listing of information to know when selecting a credit card. Site includes definition of terms, a credit card owner's checklist, and a survey of credit card plans. The survey includes annual percentage rate, number of days in grace period, annual fee, and telephone number for the largest credit card issuers.
  • FirstGov for Consumers: Children - Search topics that are of interest to children as well as information about children's issues.
  • Welcome to Naturalization- United States Immigration and Naturalization Service provides guide to naturalization and naturalization forms.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws.
  • Healthfinder - maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website is a health related gateway to federal web sites and those set up by states, local governments, universities and not-for-profit groups.
  • Medicare and Medicaid - Information about these federally funded health programs.
  • - launched to aid in the battle against online fraud, eConsumer is a joint effort between 13 world governments, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center - sponsored by a joint partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), Attorney General Janet Reno described this site as providing "a clearinghouse for the exploding number of online thefts." Consumers who suspect Internet fraud can quickly and efficiently share information with law enforcement officials.
  • Identity Theft - from the Federal Trade Commission, this is the central website for government information about identity theft.
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting consumer privacy
Senior Citizens
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June 12, 2009 at midnight, all television stations will stop broadcasting analog signals and will switch to 100% digital broadcasting. U.S. households with analog televisions will need a digital converter box for them to continue to work.

Those who need these converter boxes can apply for two coupons worth $40 each off the converter boxes. All coupons must be redeemed within 90 days of receipt of the coupon.

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