consumers http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/8727/all en Alec Baldwin Speaks for One of Least Respected Companies in America http://mrc.org/articles/alec-baldwin-speaks-one-least-respected-companies-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Capital One ranked eighth on a list of 10 companies viewed poorly by consumers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">According to a new analysis by CoreBrand, Capital One is one of the top ten least respected companies in America. <a href="http://www.corebrand.com/">CoreBrand</a>’s findings were published by <a href="http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/08/23/the-ten-least-respected-companies-in-america/2/">Wall Street 24/7</a> and the well-known bank Capital One ranked number eight on the list.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/alec-baldwin-speaks-one-least-respected-companies-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Media alec baldwin banks capital one CFPB companies consumers CoreBrand Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:01:07 +0000 julia.seymour 44383 at http://mrc.org NBC, CBS Criticize Banks for Overdraft Fees That Customers Request http://mrc.org/node/43781 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Financial institutions are ‘profiting from your mistakes.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Banks are bad because they make a profit on things requested by their customers, according to both NBC and CBS. The two networks highlighted a <a href="http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201306_cfpb_whitepaper_overdraft-practices.pdf">study released June 11</a> by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] that said banks made $12.6 billion in overdraft fees and non-sufficient funds from bounced checks in 2011. Though only 20 percent of customers actually opt-in for overdraft protection, NBC called these fees “one of the most common financial mistakes Americans make.” </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/node/43781" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business banks consumers lending overdrafts Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:41:30 +0000 dan.gainor 43781 at http://mrc.org Obama Backs EPA War on Coal, While Networks Ignore Harm to Industry http://mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is no longer a secret that President Obama's administration is willing to allow electricity prices to "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry">necessarily skyrocket</a>," in order to accomplish his green energy agenda.<br /><br />Although he has so far been unsuccessful at instituting cap-and-trade, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hard at work running coal companies and consumers into the ground. Not that you'd know it from ABC, NBC and CBS news coverage.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-backs-epa-war-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Energy Environment Government Media 2011 abc aep arch Coal consumers electricity EPA good industry jobs Mercury Mine mining networks news obama percent plan plants power proposed Regulations stories story Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:01:00 +0000 admin 27521 at http://mrc.org Networks Link Bush to 'Skyrocketing' Gas Prices 15 Times More Than Obama http://mrc.org/articles/networks-link-bush-skyrocketing-gas-prices-15-times-more-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Connecting Bush, Not Obama to High Prices:</strong> As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories, than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Gallons of coverage in 2008: </strong>Comparing a 20 day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices in February 2011, the Business & Media Institute found the networks did more than 2 ½ times as many stories during the Bush years versus Obama.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-link-bush-skyrocketing-gas-prices-15-times-more-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Energy Government Media 2008 2011 administration average bush consumers day days drilling feb fuel gallon gas gasoline high higher moratorium national network networks obama oil percent president prices reports rising stories Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:30:00 +0000 admin 27536 at http://mrc.org Dear WTOP: 'Swipe Fees' Don't Rip off Consumers http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-swipe-fees-dont-rip-consumers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >News Editor, WTOP Radio&lt;?xml:namespace prefix = o /></p> <p >&lt;?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Washington</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">D.C.</st1:state></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >Dear Sir or Madam:</p> <br /> <p >Interviewed this morning by Bruce Alan and Mike Moss, economist Robert Shapiro explained that the "swipe fees" that credit-card issuers charge merchants each time merchants' customers pay for purchases with credit cards are reflected in the final prices of all goods and services.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wtop-swipe-fees-dont-rip-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record Business and Media Institute consumers creditcard price robertshapiro swipefees WTOP Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:31:45 +0000 admin 30093 at http://mrc.org Pumped Up Predictions http://mrc.org/special-reports/pumped-predictions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="<p>Even in the midst of an election and Wall Street crisis, oil and gas prices have been front and center in 2008. The huge spike in both commodities was followed by a greater collapse in those prices in recent months.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>">See Executive Summary <br /> <p>Even in the midst of an election and Wall Street crisis, oil and gas prices have been front and center in 2008. The huge spike in both commodities was followed by a greater collapse in those prices in recent months.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/pumped-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2008 abc abcs analyst analysts bad barrel began big bush cbs consumers cost Costs coverage day days Decline didnt drilling drop dropped economic economy effect election energy evening experts explained fall flynn gallon gas gasoline gibson good government high impact Journalists july june lower made NBC nbcs negative network networks news november oct offshore oil percent positive prediction Predictions price prices production prove record report reported result season shows stories story summer Today told viewers week work wrong year years Sat, 20 Dec 2008 09:50:00 +0000 admin 30570 at http://mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2007 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2007/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <br /> <p><strong> </strong></p> <br /> <p><strong>10. Airlines are solely to blame for the unfriendly skies. <br /></strong><strong><em>Media myth</em>: Blame the airlines for all those flight delays; never mind the obsolete government-run agency creating the gridlock.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 100 1987 2007 abc airline airlines american Americans anchor atc august big billion blame borrowers burnett business businesses businessweek buy carbon care case cbs Children Christmas climate companies condo consumer consumers cost coverage crash credits day debt december Decline delays dont eat economic economists economy emissions environmental evening experts FAA financial flight Food foods Foreclosure Foreclosures found gas global good government green growth health high home housing included including increase institute insurance investors isnt journal Journalists june line made Magazine make making market million money months Moore mortgage myth national NBC nbcs news nightly november number numbers october oil people percent price prices program ramsey rate rates Recession record Reporters reports responsibility result sales season show Spending stock stocks stories street strong summer system tax things Today told total truth uninsured wall warming warned warning Whelan Wolfram word world worried wrote year years Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:21:00 +0000 admin 30114 at http://mrc.org Bad Company III http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Businessmen are in every city and town in America.</p> <p> They make the tractors that harvest your food, the jewelry you wear and the electricity that makes our society run. They sell vegetables at your farmers' market and help you get connected to the World Wide Web. They give heart surgeons a place to work and kids a place to play after school.</p> <p> And whether you work for one of them, a non-profit, or the government, they pay for your job.</p> <p> What do they earn for all of their hard work? Abuse.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 100 2005 2006 2007 abc abcs accused AIDS america american Americans april Arts average bad ballmer berresford big bill billion billions bmi brian broadcast buffett business businesses businessman businessmen case cbs cbss centers CEO CEOs charitable charity CNN collapse companies company comparison consumer consumers corporate coverage criminal criminals david defense didnt diversity Dobbs donating Donors dont economist education Enron evening executive explained fact fat foundation foundations Fox free freedom gas Gates generous gift giving global Goliath good greed half historic included industry jobs Journalists list Lou made make makes market melinda mentioned Microsoft million Mine money NBC negative networks news oil pay people percent philanthropists philanthropy portrayals portrayed positive president Press price prices private profit profits public ratio report reporter research rich run Shareholders showed shows small started stories story study sylvester tied tonight top universities viewpoint warming wasnt williams Women words work worker workers world worldcom wrote year years Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:02:00 +0000 admin 30565 at http://mrc.org Prescription For Bias http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias_Executive_Report.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2006 abc america anchor approval billion bmi breakthrough brian cancer cbs clinical companies company consumers cost Costs counter coverage developing development didnt drug Drugs elizabeth evening failed FDA featured Gardasil government health heavy high included industry Journalists july june left life made make making market medical medicines mention mentioned million money month NBC network networks news newscasts nightly number patients percent perspective pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals PhRMA pill plan positive prescription Prescriptions price profit profits Regan report reporter reporting research rising risk Snow spent stories story study treatment Vaccine viewers Whelan williams world year Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:47:00 +0000 admin 30568 at http://mrc.org Prescription For Bias: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute breakthroughs business companies company consumer consumers Costs Democrats developing development drug Drugs industry institute Journalists liberal major medical Medicine mentioned network networks news perspective pharmaceutical prescription report reporting stories story Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:38:00 +0000 admin 30569 at http://mrc.org The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005 http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2005 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><br />The Media’s Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005</strong></p> <br /> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2005/The_Medias_Top__Economic_Myths_of__Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <br /> <hr /> <p><strong>“So people at home right now are saying, ‘Economic slowdown? How slow is it going to go?’ Are we headed for another recession?”<br /><br /></strong>– Anchor John Roberts, “CBS Evening News,” April 15, 2005</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/media-myths/medias-top-10-economic-myths-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths Business and Media Institute 2001 2005 abcs america april Audio back boom bubble business Christmas cnns companies consumers continued coverage cuts Deficit dont economic economy elizabeth federal Food frances gas GDP global good government growth health heating higher housing huge Hurricane Hurricanes industry job jobs Katrina lost market medias money months morning myth national nations news numbers october oil pay people percent positive prices public raise rate report reported reporter Reporters reserve rising season sept september states stocks tax taxes tonight truth unemployment united Video wal warming week weeks work workers world year Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:31:00 +0000 admin 30096 at http://mrc.org SUPERSIZED BIAS II http://mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias-ii <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2004/SUPERSIZED_BIAS_II_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute abc abcs activists advocacy american Americans analysis anti article asked association august blame bmi business buss called calories CDC center childhood Children choices cited classified comments companies concept consumer consumers control corporate coverage criticism CSPI Debate Diet discussed disease Epidemic fair fast fat Food foods free freedom funded government group groups hasnt health healthier healthy horovitz Improvement individual individuals industry institute interest issue issues june kids latest loss made major marion market McDonalds mckenzie medical national Nestle news Nutrition nwwashington obese obesity offered options overweight people percent personal piece points presented previous problem products public put question report reporter reporting responsibility restaurant result risk Science sellers september snack solution solutions sound Statistics stories story studies study tax university weight year york Tue, 14 Dec 2004 02:58:00 +0000 admin 30537 at http://mrc.org SUPERSIZED BIAS http://mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2004/SUPERSIZED_BIAS_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>It’s hard to turn on a television set and not be bombarded with news about fat — a new warning about the dangers of obesity, a new diet that lets you eat more while the pounds melt away, or the unveiling of a new drug that just might make you thin again. As more and more Americans become obsessed with their weight, the news media are responding with an abundance of stories about food and fat.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/supersized-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2003 abc abcs activists ads Advertising advocates agenda aired america Americans americas anchor anti argued bad balanced ban Banzhaf big billion blame brownell burger business businesses calories center changing Children choices companies conscious consumer consumers corporate coverage CSPI cspis Debate demands desires Diet director dont eat eating ellis Epidemic fact fast fat fatter fault faw february Food foods found free government groups growing health hellmich idea including individuals industry interest items jennings john Journalists july junk kids knight laws Lawsuits lawyers liberal lobby made make manufacturers March market marketing marketplace McDonalds means medical million NBC Nestle news nightly number Nutrition obesity ounce overweight parents people percent personal peter policy poor pounds practices presented problem products professor program public put Regulations report reporter Reporters reports researchers reynolds Science serving show showed sizes smaller solutions soundbite spends stories story Stossel tax taxes Television theyre tibbles tobacco Today told unhealthy university weight year york youd Wed, 02 Jun 2004 22:41:00 +0000 admin 30543 at http://mrc.org CyberAlert -- 04/04/2000 -- MS Lost, But Consumers Won http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-04042000-ms-lost-consumers-won <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" width="80%"> <tr> <td width="50%"><a href="http://www.mrc.org/printer/cyberalerts/2000/cyb20000404pf.asp"><img border="0" src="http://www.mrc.org/images/printfriendly.jpg" alt="Printer Friendly Version" align="left" /></a></td> <td width="50%"></td> </tr> </table> </div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="98%"> <tr> <td width="98%" valign="top"> <p>MS Lost, But Consumers Won; Scandal Avoidance, Except Hillary's VRWC</p></td></tr></table></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cyberalert-04042000-ms-lost-consumers-won" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division border clanormal consumers Microsoft people Tue, 04 Apr 2000 04:00:00 +0000 32487 at http://mrc.org