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Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "consumer"

Hundreds of millions of computers, cell phones, and electronics sit idle or are discarded by Americans every year. Electronic devices ... [Read more]

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is compiled monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is a gauge of ... [Read more]

As of September 1, 2008, it became illegal in California to discard used sharps in the garbage or recycling, and ... [Read more]

Credit Card Solicitations:

The major credit-reporting agencies provide lists to credit-card issuers. You can call one toll-free number to have ... [Read more]

To Verify a Physician's License:

The Medical Board of California can provide information about whether a physician has had disciplinary ... [Read more]

There is no statewide registry of all the fictitious names in California. However, the California Secretary of State maintains a ... [Read more]

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once ... [Read more]

The agency that oversees California's HMO's is the Department of Managed Health Care. It regulates and licenses Health Maintenance Organizations ... [Read more]

There are a number of local businesses in Santa Cruz County that will accept fluorescent bulbs and tubes for recycling. ... [Read more]