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The National Conference on Weights and Measures occasionally shares information as well as issues press releases of importance in the areas of legal metrology and in recognition of National Weights and Measures Week. Please check back often for new information.

2016

More than 20 credit card skimmers found in Tucson area. - October 27 (AZ)
Will Brexit spell the end for metres and litres? Campaigners say shopkeepers should be able to trade in imperial units. - September 2, 2016 (United Kingdom)
County auditors launch statewide credit card skimmer sweep over Labor Day weekend. - September 1, 2016 (OH)
Scientists have finally redefined the kilogram. - June 22, 2016 (MD)
NCWM provides tips for shoppers at farmers markets. - June 21, 2016 (NE)
Elles to lead California agricultural commissioner's and sealers association. - June 10, 2016 (CA)
Tips from NCWM for buying fuel this Memorial Day weekend. - May 24, 2016 (NE)
How do you lift a million pounds of stainless steel? Very carefully. - May 20, 2016 (Washington, D.C.)
Watch video: How hacker installs a credit card skimmer in 3 seconds. - March 14, 2016 (FL)
State crack down on credit card skimmers. - March 10, 2016 (MN)
Agribusiness report: Weights and measures law celebrated. - March 7, 2016 (IA)
Weights and measures week. - March 4, 2016 (CA)
Weights and measures week brings attention to credit card skimming gas pump. - March 2, 2016 (MA)
PSC recognizes national weights and measures week. - March 2, 2016 (ND)
Shortchanged? The accuracy of coin counting kiosks in question. - March 2, 2016 (PA)
Tennessee celebrates weights and measures week. - February 26, 2016 (TN)
Consumers can now WhatsApp complaints of overpricing. - February 5, 2016 (Mumbai, India)
100 wonders: The atomic clock. - February 4, 2016
Gas tank skimming devices found in Acadiana. - January 28, 2016 (LA)
Gas pump 'skimmer scam' hits Oregon. - January 21, 2016 (OR)
Weights and Measures Officials Trained to Identify Credit Card Skimmers - January 26, 2016 (CA)
                Examples of Credit Card Skimmers
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week - March 1, 2016 (Word format)

2015

NCWM to hold special session on credit card skimmers. - December 20, 2015 (NE)
Local inspectors make sure scanned price tags remain accurate. - December 19, 2015 (UT)
Blokes in England get more beer when ordering a pint than poor saps in the U.S. - December 12, 2015 (AL)
Farmers need state-inspected scales to measure up. - November 26, 2015 (VA)
Use of credit card 'skimmers' at gas stations, ATMs is exploding. - November 23, 2015 (MI)
Fraud by remote control at Keonjhar petrol pump. - November 16, 2015 (Keonjhar, India)
Consumers could get burned when buying firewood. - November 10, 2016 (NE)
Credit card skimmer found in area BP gas pump. - November 5, 2016 (OH)
New York state statement: Skimmer search at gas stations. - November 3, 2015 (NY)
GMA investigates: Are taxi meters accurate? - October 29, 2015 (NJ)
Crackdown needed on parking meters that can’t tell time, lawmakers says. - October 25, 2016 (NJ)
Australian scientists discover technology to measures cows’ weights from space. - October 22, 2015 (Sydney, Austrailia)
Michigan finds electronic thieves at the gas pump. - October 12, 2015 (MI)
FTC amends labeling rules for consumer commodities. - October 8, 2015 (IL)
Skimmer device found. - September 10, 2015 (CA)
New startups want to change the way you get gas. - September 1, 2015 (CA)
Are you getting what you pay for at the pump? - August 24, 2015 (OH)
How to build your NIST D.I.Y. watt balance. - August 18, 2015 (NIST, MD)
Uber moves forward with temporary use permit approved by CDFA. - August 5, 2015 (CA)
Farmers markets: Do you get what you paid for? - August 1, 2015 (CA)
NBC 10 I-Team: RI protects wallets at the gas pump. - June 27, 2015 (RI)
100th NCWM Annual Meeting - June 2, 2015
Getting full value for your Easter dinner. - March 30, 2015
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week - March 2, 2015 (Word version)
NCWM to adopt standards for electric vehicle fueling equipment. - February 24, 2015


2014

Weights and measures inspectors protecting holiday travelers this weekend. - May 2, 2014
NCWM reports that consumers are getting short-changed on bagged landscape mulch. - May 20, 2014
NCWM invites industry group to discuss substandard motor oil at retail. - April 17, 2014
Scale industry complaints on the rise over false advertising and counterfeit imports. - April 1, 2014
NCWM to consider gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents for CNG and LNG. - March 19, 2014
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week - February 26, 2014


2013

State regulators warn consumers of noncompliant motor oil. - December 2013
Just a Slice. - July 2013 (Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Inc., WI)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week - February 28, 2013 (Word version)


2012

Shoppers and retailers: Check those prices carefully. - November 20, 2012 (Word version)
Guatemala quake throws off Arizona's official scales. - November 7, 2012 (AZ)
Arizona inspectors find inaccuracies at butcher shops. - October 2, 2012 (AZ)
Supermarket scanner price inaccuracies down 42%, state says. - September 22, 2012 (WI)
Pasko ensures marketplace equity one scale at a time. - September 20, 2012 (WI)
Weights, measures, and the election. - August 13, 2012
Seller beware: 12 cash-for-gold buyers in Wayne cited for violations. - August 7, 2012 (NJ)
Tuna packers reach settlement in California case. - August 3, 2012 (CA)
Measuring the Olympics. - August 2, 2012 (CA)
WV gas inspectors find inaccuracies. - July 23, 2012 (WV)
Why it's so hard to figure out the best deals on groceries. - July 23, 2012
Monmouth county checks fuel pumps for accuracy. - July 13, 2012 (NJ)
How accurate are gas pumps? - February 28, 2012 (MD)
Gas pumping myths: Getting the most of Your fill up! - February 24, 2012 (Fresno, CA)
Alabama consumers and businesses at risk without inspectors. - February 23, 2012 (AL)
Broken pumps overcharge; customer tapes evidence on cell phone. - February 20, 2012 (Hickory, NC)
Alaska 'weight watchers' make sure you get what you pay for. - February 16, 2012 (AK)
Motorists should be wary of mislabeled or inferior motor oil. - February 16, 2012 (Kansas City, MO)
Hawaii weights and measures gets much needed attention. - February 13, 2012 (Honolulu, HI)
Alaska shows the impact of unregulated fuel meters. - February 13, 2012 (AK)
More businesses undercharged than overcharged in AZ last year. - January 19, 2012 (Phoenix, AZ)
EPA Decision Moves E15 Closer to Markets.
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week
 - March 1-7, 2012 (Word version)


2011

Gold prices create "seller beware market". - October 27, 2011
Consumer complaints rise with fuel prices. - March 14, 2011 
NCWM Annoucnes Weights and Mesures Week [General]: - March 1-7, 2011
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week [State]: - March 1-7, 2011

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2010

Consumers could get burned when buying firewood. - December 6, 2010
National investigation exposes fraud in frozen seafood labeling. - March 29, 2010
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week [General]: - March 1-7, 2010
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week [State]: - March 1-7, 2010

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