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New Consumer Protections for Contact Lens Wearers

A new federal law will make it easier -- though far from effortless -- for consumers to get a copy of their contact lens prescription

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Do-Not-Call Scam Shut Down

Service supposedly safeguarded consumers from telemarketers

Do-Not-Call Scam Shut Down...

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Make a Call, Get a Ticket

D.C., New Jersey Join New York in Banning Cell Phones While Driving

D.C., New Jersey Join New York in Banning Cell Phones While Driving...

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Biotape Pain Relief Claims Disputed

FTC says a piece of tape can't cure pain

FTC charged that Smart Inventions, Inc., a CA-based direct response TV company, made false and unsubstantiated claims that a product called Biotape can tre...

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Pennsylvania Sues Cross Country Bank

Pre-approved credit cards were deceptively marketed, state charges

Cross Country Bank and its Pennsylvania-based collection company allegedly targeted hundreds of consumers with impaired credit for pre-approved credit card...

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Airbag Problems Plague New Hyundais

Hyundai is wrestling with an airbag problem in its 2004 Elantra sedan

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COSCO Rock N Roller Baby Strollers Recalled

COSCO Rock N Roller Baby Strollers Recalled...

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Cablevision Rolls Out Internet/Cable/Phone Package

Long-Distance Carriers Raising Rates, Fees As Quickly As They Can

Cablevision Rolls Out Internet/Cable/Phone Package...

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California Sues Tuna Canners

Companies don't warn consumers that albacore and light tuna contain mercury

California Sues Tuna Canners...

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Simplicity, Massey Ferguson, AGCO Lawn Tractors Recalled

Simplicity, Massey Ferguson, AGCO Lawn Tractors Recalled...

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California Sues Safeway for Selling Cigarettes to Minors

Chain hasn't done enough to shut down sales to minors, state charges

California Sues Safeway for Selling Cigarettes to Minors...

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Hearing Aids Becoming Easier & Cheaper to Buy

Have you heard?

Hearing loss is as common as dandruff, maybe more so, with nearly 30 million Americans suffering from some form of diminished hearing. Yet, 80% or more avo...

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Court Snuffs "Kool MIXX"

Brown & Williams Must Close Website

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is applauding the court decision severely limiting Brown & Williamson's "Kool MIXX" advertising campaign targeting ...

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Huffy Recalls Cranbrook Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart

Huffy Recalls Cranbrook Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart...

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Arizona Sues Kirby Vacuum Distributors

Salesmen used deceptive methods, suit charges

Attorney General Goddard has filed suit against two independent field distributors who make in-home sales of Kirby vacuums for allegedly violating the Ariz...

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Ford Credit Owes Refund to 150,000 Lease Customers

More than 150,000 Ford customers may qualify for a $100 restitution check from Ford Credit

Ford Credit Owes Refund to 150,000 Lease Customers...

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Experian, ConsumerInfo.Com Named in Class Action Suit

"Free" credit reports wound up costing $79

Experian, ConsumerInfo.Com Named in Class Action Suit...

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Water Purification Company Faces Fraud Charges

False advertising, telemarketing violations among the allegations

PA's Bureau of Consumer Protection has filed a lawsuit against H20 Tech Inc., accusing them of false advertising, telemarketing violations and other illega...

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Low Staffing, High Turnover Blamed for Poor Nursing Home Care

Low Staffing, High Turnover Blamed for Poor Nursing Home Care...

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Wal-Mart to Pay $14.5 Million for California Gun Law Violations

Wal-Mart to Pay $14.5 Million for California Gun Law Violations...

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Free Annual Credit Reports Required by Next Year

FTC finalizes free annual credit report rule

The FTC has finalized the rule under which the three consumer credit agencies will provide consumers with a free yearly copy of their credit report upon re...

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Supreme Greens, Coral Calcium Daily Give FTC Indigestion

Falsely claimed products can cure cancer and other diseases, feds charge

Supreme Greens, Coral Calcium Daily Give FTC Indigestion...

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KFC's Low-Fat Claims Don't Fly

The Commission also charged the company with making false claims that its fried chicken is compatible with certain popular weight-loss programs. ...

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Jury Awards Ford Explorer Rollover Victim $369 Million

Jury Awards Ford Explorer Rollover Victim $369 Million...

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New Scam Uses Counterfeit Checks

Watch out for cashiers checks greater than the purchase price

Consumers beware of online scammers buying items with counterfeit cashier's checks greater than the purchase price and asking sellers to return the differe...

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Glaxo Misled Doctors About Safety of Paxil, NY Charges

Company concealed important information about the safety and efficacy of an anti-depressant drug, state charges

Glaxo Misled Doctors About Safety of Paxil, NY Charges...

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15-Passenger Vans Most Likely to Flip

Consumers should be aware of the rollover risks posed by 15-passenger vans

Federal regulators are warning consumers about the rollover risks posed by 15-passenger vans, including those used by church groups and airport shuttles....

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