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  • Shining Rewards | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - A review of 16 recent analyses shows that individuals and businesses that decide to “go solar” generally deliver greater benefits to the grid and society than they receive through net metering.
  • 73% of Fortune 500 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2015 | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - In 2015, more than 73 percent of Fortune 500 companies maintained subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, according to “Offshore Shell Games,” released today by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Collectively, multinationals reported booking $2.5 trillion offshore, with just 30 companies accounting for 66 percent of this total. By indefinitely stashing profits in offshore tax havens, corporations are avoiding up to $717.8 billion in U.S. taxes. Here in Illinois, Abvie, Abbot Laboratories, Mondelez International, Caterpiller, and McDonalds combine to hold $98.5 billiion in offshore tax havens like the Bahamas, Caymen Islands, and Hong Kong.
  • Offshore Shell Games 2016 | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - U.S.-based multinational corporations are allowed to play by a different set of rules than small and domestic businesses or individuals when it comes to paying taxes. Overall, multinational corporations use tax havens to avoid an estimated $100 billion in federal income taxes each year.
  • Calling for Big Action on Antibiotics in the Big Apple | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - Last week, we were in New York City, where the United Nations General Assembly spent an entire day discussing antibiotic resistance, “the biggest threat to modern medicine.” Experts estimate that more than 700,000 people worldwide die from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, including 23,000 in the United States—a number that could grow to 10 million globally by 2050.
  • Statement on Record $100 Million CFPB Penalty Order Against Wells Fargo Bank For Illegal Sales Practices | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - On September 8 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a record $100 million civil penalty plus consumer restitution against Wells Fargo, among the  nation’s largest banks, for a series of unfair and abusive sales practices by thousands of employees that included opening secret accounts for hundreds of thousands of existing customers, solely to meet sales goals to receive financial incentives.
  • Analysis of Payday Complaints Reveals Need for Stronger Federal Protections | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - Consumer complaints about payday loans to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) show a critical need for strengthening the agency’s proposed rule to rein in payday loans and other high-cost lending, according to a report released today by the Illinois PIRG Education Fund.
  • Report: As solar explodes nationwide, Illinois lags behind | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - With one solar panel in the state for every 49 people, Illinois remained near the bottom of an annual ranking of solar power capacity, and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) would just as soon keep it that way, regarding rooftop solar as a threat to their bottom line and business model.
  • New Report: County clerks’ take on Automatic Voter Registration | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - County clerks from across the state think automatic voter registration could mean more efficiency without adding to the budget.
  • Predatory Loans & Predatory Loan Complaints | Illinois PIRG Education Fund - This is the seventh in a series of reports that review complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this report, we explore consumer complaints about predatory loans, categorized in the database as payday loans, installment loans, and auto title loans.

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  • Lourdes - worth the money

    its stiff enough to where you can feel like you get a good workout. I can see where anything cheaper wouldnt give the same effect.

  • MattD - so awesome; then there is the shape

    Man, this came so close to my mouse ideal. The wireless is flawless without a desk hogging charge base. The "click" is godlike. They smartly moved the dpi buttons on the top to avoid accidental presses during the game.

  • Mdouglas - Good Hair Care Products for Ethnic or Chemically Treated Hair

    Design Essentials shampoo and conditioners are great for dry hair, Period! It brings moisture, softness and sheen to dull, dry hair. This stimulations moisturizer stimulates your scalp, gets the blood flowing (which is good for your roots) and does what it says it's to do. I relax and color my hair. I have to weekly deep condition my hair to keep it in a healthy form. This is not a waste of time/money. :)