Ben Popken

Co-Executive Editor, Consumerist.com

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Editor of Consumerist.com, an online consumer advocacy blog owned by Consumers Union and based in Brooklyn, New York

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News coverage of AIG bonuses, Bernie Madoff, CNBC's Jim Cramer and Treasury secretaries with ties to Wall Street has been relentless.

Who Can We Trust with our Money?

News coverage of AIG bonuses, Bernie Madoff, CNBC's Jim Cramer and Treasury secretaries with ties to Wall Street has been relentless.

from To the Point

There may be fewer paper towels in the package than there used to be, but you're still paying the same price. The same is true for dog food and trash bags.

Predatory Lending and Shrinking Buying Power

There may be fewer paper towels in the package than there used to be, but you're still paying the same price. The same is true for dog food and trash bags.

from To the Point

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