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Minnesota Charges Capital One Ads Are Misleading

Barbarian ad is cute but untrue, state charges

Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch filed suit against Capital One Bank and Capital One F.S.B. for using false, deceptive and misleading television adver...

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Beware of Payday Loans

Lots of ads touting payday loans during the holiday season

Beware of Payday Loans...

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Time Warner Cable Plans Cell Phone Service

Cable giant Time Warner is said to be in talks with Sprint to provide cell phone service to its cable customers

Telephone and cable companies have been in a race to provide a quadruple play -- telephone, television, wireless and high-speed Internet service....

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Who's Watching the Food Safety Watchdogs?

Federal watchdogs snuggle up to their masters, consumer group charges

Who's Watching the Food Safety Watchdogs?...

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Study Finds Convenience Drives Online Banking

Study: reasons for online adoption are heavily influenced by generation

Research revealed that reasons for online adoption are heavily influenced by generation. Gen X and Gen Y customers view online banking as a routine part of...

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Illinois Charges Storm Chaser with Home Repair Fraud

Door-to-door salesmen misled homeowners, state charges

Illinois Charges Storm Chaser with Home Repair Fraud...

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R.J. Reynolds To Cut Ads Aimed at California Teens

R.J. Reynolds To Cut Ads Aimed at California Teens...

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Inside Ross Dress for Less

If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Ask an employee if the price is right. We have so much theft in Ross that we have to make strict rule...

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VW Recalls Golf, GTI, Jetta Models

VW Recalls Golf, GTI, Jetta Models...

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More States Sue Friedman's Jewelers

The states of Florida and Tennessee have joined Texas in filing lawsuits against Friedman's Jewelers for using deceptive tactics in the way jeweler charged...

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Massachusetts Curbs Online Alcohol Sales

Businesses were nailed in a sting operation

Attorney General Tom Reilly says the three firms have agreed no longer accept illegal orders from Massachusetts consumers, including minors....

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Report: Importing Drugs Wouldn't Save Money

A just-released federal report is likely to increase the debate over the importation of prescription drugs

Report: Importing Drugs Wouldn't Save Money...

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Aleve Ingredient Seen as Health Risk

Life not getting easier for pain sufferers

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has agreed to a massive $950 million settlement with the U.S. government and 43 states over the way it marketed the painki...

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Free Money? Don't Think So

Lots of government grant money out there for the taking? Think again

Multi-million-dollar advertising and a new book by author Matthew Lesko are peppered with exaggerations and half-truths about government grants. ...

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California Files Major Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against Edward Jones

Documents Detail How Secret Mutual Fund Payments Conflicted With Investors' Interests

California Files Major Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against Edward Jones...

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Can Pfizer Prevent Celebrex Ban?

Study: it may pose a risk of heart attack and strokes

Can Pfizer Prevent Celebrex Ban?...

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Spitzer: Drop That Gun

New York Attorney General Elliott Spitzer says the agreements are part of an effort to keep unsafe toys off the shelves of New York stores. ...

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Pfizer Finds Health Risk With Celebrex

Study finds increased risk of heart problems with patients taking its painkiller Celebrex

Pfizer Finds Health Risk With Celebrex...

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Settlement Reached in NY Pay Phone Scam

A New York firm will pay $1.65 million to victims of a pay phone pyramid scheme

A New York firm will pay $1.65 million to victims of a pay phone pyramid scheme, under an agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer....

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California Slays Energy Vampires

California energy regulators call those common products "energy vampires," because even when they're turned off they're sucking up valuable power....

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Sprint and Nextel Make It Official

Sprint and Nextel Make It Official...

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Cell Phone Sales Calls Not a Threat (Yet)

Bogus emails raising consumer fears of sales calls to cell phones

Cell Phone Sales Calls Not a Threat (Yet)...

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Blockbuster Eliminates Late Fees

Well, sort of ...

Blockbuster Eliminates Late Fees...

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Continental To Begin Direct Flights To Africa

Carrier plans non-stop flights between New York and Lagos

Continental Airlines, the world's sixth-largest airline, has announced its approval to begin non-stop flights between New York and Lagos, Nigeria. ...

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Sprint, Nextel Merger May Be Next

Consolidation appears to be the buzzword in the mobile telephone industry

Sprint, Nextel Merger May Be Next...

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Suit Hits Sears Made In USA Claim

Craftsman tools use parts from many countries, suit charges

Class action lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck & Co alleges that Sears conducted false advertising and consumer fraud by advertising that its Craftsman tool l...

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Lenovo Buys IBM PC Business

It's official -- China's largest personal computer maker, Lenovo Group Ltd, is buying control of IBM's PC-making business for $1.25 billion....

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Expedia Adds Review Features

Consumers can say what they thought of hotels and other destinations

Expedia Adds Review Features...

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Texas Puts Freeze On Tax Scam Aimed At Seniors

Company advertised fee-based filings for senior homestead tax exemptions

Texas Puts Freeze On Tax Scam Aimed At Seniors...

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Iowa Gas Station Owner Caught In Shell Game

Regular gas in all three pumps

Ranbir Thakur must pay a $20,000 civil penalty to the State of Iowa as a result of a lawsuit alleging Thakur's Citgo gas station business placed lower-grad...

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Medicare Help Line Falls Short, GAO Finds

A study by the Government Accountability Office finds that the 1-800-MEDICARE help line falls far short of meeting older Americans' needs. The line lacks a...

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PA Charges Online University with Fraud

Dallas-based online university Trinity Southern faces a consumer fraud lawsuit

Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pappert's lawsuit names four defendants of engaging in an elaborate scheme to promote and sell bogus academic degrees. ...

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Husqvarna Lawn Tractors

Husqvarna Lawn Tractors...

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Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors

Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors...

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Exmark Lazer Z Zero Turn Radius Riding Lawn Mowers

Exmark Lazer Z Zero Turn Radius Riding Lawn Mowers...

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Home Depot, Lowe's Settle Credit Card Suit

More than two million credit-card customers of Home Depot and Lowe's could be eligible for $5 rebates under the terms of a $4 million class-action settleme...

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Wal-Mart Agrees To Tobacco Sales Reforms

Wal-Mart will implement new policies and procedures to reduce tobacco sales to minors

Wal-Mart Agrees To Tobacco Sales Reforms...

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ESPN Suits Up for Cell Service

ESPN is getting into the cell phone business

ESPN Suits Up for Cell Service...

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Supreme Court Weakens Consumer Protection in Car Financing

Case involved spot delivery allegations

Supreme Court Weakens Consumer Protection in Car Financing...

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Travel Industry Courting Four-Legged Tourists

Traveling with animals is getting a lot easier.

As consumers head into the heaviest travel time of the year more and more pet owners are choosing to travel with their pets due to a variety of easy option...

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