You are browsing the archive for consumer protection.

DAUGAARD: State not banning 85 octane, but cracking down on mislabeling

July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I want to protect South Dakota consumers. I want to avoid a fuel shortage in South Dakota. And I want to keep gas prices down. This spring, state inspectors discovered that some gas stations were selling low-grade 85 octane gasoline but mislabeling the fuel as 87 octane. The state immediately acted to stop the practice of mislabeling, and turned the evidence from the inspections over to the Attorney General and states attorneys to consider prosecution. Continue Reading

Richard Cordray, director of consumer protection agency, talks loans ith SD students

April 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson and the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are meeting with high school students and guidance counselors to talk about student loans. Continue Reading

New York to seek info on cleanser contents

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Consumers will get a newly detailed look at exactly what’s in common household cleansers, as regulators plan to start enforcing a nearly 40-year-old state law that would force manufacturers to reveal their products’ contents. Continue Reading