consumers http://nhpr.org en N.H. Senate To Take Up Heating Fuel Consumer Protection Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-take-heating-fuel-consumer-protection-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the New Hampshire Senate is set to vote on a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1282.pdf" target="_blank">House bill</a> designed to protect home heating fuel customers.&nbsp; This comes after hundreds of <a href="http://www.fullers.com/" target="_blank">Fred Fuller Oil Company</a> customers suffered shortages and late deliveries in January. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 47485 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 09.14.13 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-091413 <p>The Saturday show is jam-packed jelly-tight with the best from the Word of Mouth archives. Sit back, relax and let the sweet sounds of this public radio audio sandwich be your weekend treat. On this week's show:</p><ul><li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/would-mirror-chip-aisle-encourage-you-buy-veggies-instead" target="_blank">Would a mirror change your shopping habits?</a> <strong>Michael Moss</strong> is investigative reporter for the <em>New York Times</em> and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. He told us about some interesting new tactics supermarkets are using to influence shoppers.</li><li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/week-without-food-what-its-live-soylent" target="_blank">This Soylent is NOT made of people.</a> A new 'food' product is meant to be the perfect replacment for all your daily nutrients. <strong>Lee Hutchinson</strong> is senior reviews editor at<a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/ars-does-soylent-the-finale-soylent-dreams-for-people/"> Ars Technica</a>. He lived on Soylent for a full week, and blogged about the experience.</li></ul><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:50:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34849 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 09.14.13 Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams http://nhpr.org/post/seniors-increasingly-target-scams <p>According to the<a href="http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2011.pdf" target="_blank"> Federal Trade Commission</a>, the number of complaints about consumer fraud against seniors has more than doubled since 2009. So called imposter scams, when someone poses as a relative or friend to extort money from someone they don&#39;t know increased by 22 percent last year.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:37:09 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2724 at http://nhpr.org Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams