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Fire Safety Often Overlooked in Dorms

Parents just assume residence halls are safe

Minger is an advocate of campus fire safety with good reason. In 1998, her son, Michael, died in a residence hall fire during his sophomore year at a large...

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Missouri Sues Accused eBay Scammer

Advertised retail gift cards but didn't deliver

Missouri Attorney General has suit against a Kansas City man who advertised retail gift cards on the Internet and collected at least $9,000, then failed to...

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New Jersey Targets Ephedra Distributor

Attorney General Peter Harvey says N.V.E. Pharmaceuticals advertised its ephedra-based supplements as safe despite receiving hundreds of complaints from co...

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Government Grant Scam Still Active

The "government grant" scam has resurfaced, this time in West Virginia

The "government grant" scam has resurfaced, this time in West Virginia. State Attorney General Darrell McGraw has issued a new warning to consumers....

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VW Admits Sludge Problem

Chrysler May Be Next

Volkswagen is warning owners of VW Passats and Audi A4s about an engine sludge problem. The company won't say how many engines it has replaced or repaired ...

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Ultra Carb, Chito-Trim Promoters Face $1 Million Settlement

Ultra Carb, Chito-Trim Promoters Face $1 Million Settlement...

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GE, Hotpoint, Kenmore, Americana Ranges and Wall Ovens

GE Ranges and Wall Ovens Recalled...

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Debt Solutions Inc. Settles Washington Suit

More than 1,000 Washington state state consumers will be getting refunds totaling over $300,000

Debt Solutions Inc. Settles Washington Suit...

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Ohio Sues Best Buy

Because hundreds of consumer complaints, Attorney General, Jim Petro, is suing Best Buy, charging that it's engaged in a pattern of unfair and deceptive ac...

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Massachusetts Sues Companies Selling Weapons Online

Massachusetts Sues Companies Selling Weapons Online...

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Cyberrebate Was Too Good to be True

Cyberrebate.com claimed that it would obtain rebates equal to 100 percent of the purchase price of items listed on its Web site

Cyberrebate Was Too Good to be True...

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Coupon Connection of America Barred From Operating in Iowa

Company promotes a business opportunity supposedly based on grocery coupons

You've seen signs tacked to telephone poles and classified ads in the paper saying you can earn big bucks working at your own business - even working from ...

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Make sure gift cards don't have strings attached

Illinois Passes Law to Protect Consumers

Make sure gift cards don't have strings attached...

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FDA Updates Analysis of Prozac in Children

Explores link to suicidal tendencies

FDA Updates Analysis of Prozac in Children...

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Illinois Hits LCR Telecom With 22 Complaints

A Slammer Gets Slammed

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against a Michigan company for allegedly "slamming" more than 20 small businesses across her state....

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NY Survey Shows Value of Comparison Shopping for Rx Drugs

With drugs and everything else, it pays to shop around

NY Survey Shows Value of Comparison Shopping for Rx Drugs...

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Florida Hotels Charged with Price Gouging

Gouged consumers as they fled the fury of Hurricane Charley

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist today filed the first round of civil complaints over price gouging and deceptive and unfair trade practices of consu...

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Listerine As Effective As Floss?

Listerine, a mouth rinse manufactured by Pfizer, is now advertising its product as just as effective as flossing

"It's clinically proven. A quick, easy rinse with Listerine Antiseptic twice a day is actually as effective as floss," the TV commercial states. ...

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Florida Braces for Charley & Price Gouging

Consumers urged to report price gouging

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist has activated a toll-free hotline and urged Florida consumers to report suspected price gouging associated with Hurr...

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Caution: Windshield Replacement Scams Ahead

Some glass companies say replacement is free when, in fact, it's not

Insurance companies are required by law to waive the deductible for damaged or broken windshields in an effort to encourage vehicle owners to make the appr...

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Growing Menace: Fake Check Scams

Consumers lose an average of $5,000 each

Growing Menace: Fake Check Scams...

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Britax Recalls Child Safety Seats

Britax Recalls Child Safety Seats...

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Don't Mess with Texas Contractors

Texas law does very little to hold contractors accountable

Houston Chronicle detailed complaints from homeowners who've had bad experiences with a contractor, and discovered they have few rights when they looked fo...

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Lawsuit Challenges Cortislim Claims

If you watch cable TV or listen to talk radio, you can't escape the ads for CortiSlim, which make the irresistible pitch that it's not your fault that you'...

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Cigarettes' Role in Fires Growing

"Cigarette fires are a major cause of death that we know how to address,'' said James M. Shannon, NFPA president and chief executive officer....

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Ford SUVs Laggards in Rollover Tests

Some versions of the popular Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer SUVs are among the worst on the road for rollover risk

Some versions of the popular Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer SUVs are among the worst on the road for rollover risk, according to the latest rankings...

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Pokmon Plush Toys

Pokmon Plush Toys...

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Hands-Free Phones Safer, Study Finds

The study is one of the few to analyze physical impairment experienced while driving and using a mobile phone

Hands-Free Phones Safer, Study Finds...

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Vornado Portable Electric Heaters

Vornado Portable Electric Heaters...

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Teflon Chemicals Found in Humans

Chemicals used in Teflon and Scotchguard are showing up in the bloodstream of humans throughout the world

Teflon Chemicals Found in Humans...

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