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AGs Settle NorVergence Claims With Three Leasing Companies

Attorneys General from across the country have reached agreements with US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group, Wells Fargo Financial Leasing and CIT Technology Financing

AGs Settle NorVergence Claims With Three Leasing Companies...

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CDC Recommends New Meningitis Shot for Adolescents, College Freshmen

CDC Recommends New Meningitis Shot for Adolescents, College Freshmen...

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Study Confirms 15-Passenger Van Rollover Risk

A new research report finds that 74 percent of 15-passenger vans have significantly mis-inflated tires, increasing the risk of a rollover crash. ...

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Side Airbags Help Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volvo Sedans Top Crash Test Ratings

The cars earned the top rating of 5-stars for all seating positions

Side Airbags Help Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volvo Sedans Top Crash Test Ratings...

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Telecom Taxes Decried

Virginia, Maryland, Texas Lead the Nation

Telecom Taxes Decried...

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Tufts Study Finds Crestor Most Dangerous Statin

FDA Previously Strengthened Warning on Drug Label

Tufts Study Finds Crestor Most Dangerous Statin...

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Massachusetts Sues Home Improvement Contractor

Consumers paid but no work was done

Massachusetts-based contractor accused of convincing area consumers to sign contracts for major home renovations, collecting more than $200,000 in deposits...

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Wisconsin Sues Mortgage Lender

Violated state's do-not-call laws, suit charges

Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager has filed a lawsuit against First American Funding Company, LLC, for violations of the state no-call laws....

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Chicago Insurance Broker Settles Kickback Probe for $27 Million

Chicago Insurance Broker Settles Kickback Probe for $27 Million...

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Disability Insurance: A Broken Promise

Disability insurance should, in theory, allow consumers to recoup enough of their wages to pay for their living expenses while they are disabled....

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New York Takes On Predatory Real Estate Scams

State targets foreclosure rescue scams

New York Takes On Predatory Real Estate Scams: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation to protect vulnerable homeowners from "foreclos...

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Illinois Passes Privacy Act

The Illinois General Assembly has passed legislation that requires all companies and organizations to notify Illinois residents in the event of a security ...

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Swedish Study Finds Cell Phone-Brain Tumor Link

Users of digital phones in rural areas may be at greater risk of brain cancer

The researchers said that incidence of brain tumors in rural areas of Sweden was much higher among users of GSM cell phones than among rural residents who ...

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Trampoline Injuries on the Rise

According to the study, nearly 75,000 children on average were seen in emergency departments for trampoline injuries each year during 2001 and 2002....

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Illinois Bill Would Protect Nursing Home Residents

Illinois Bill Would Protect Nursing Home Residents...

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FDA Warns that Mexican Drugs May Be Counterfeit

Buying drugs in border towns can be hazardous to your health

FDA Warns that Mexican Drugs May Be Counterfeit...

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Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Puppy Mill

Owners will pay $50,000 to consumers

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Puppy Mill: The owners of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, kennel will pay more than $50,000 to consumers who bought sick or d...

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USA PATRIOT Act Rewards ChoicePoint, Other Private Databases

"Identity Verification" Exposes Consumers to Risks

Identity Verification Exposes Consumers to Risks...

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Feds Warn of Cell Phone Battery Hazards

The batteries can overheat and catch fire

There have been scattered reports of cell phones exploding and catching fire and even of cell phones emitting sparks that ignite gasoline fires. ...

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Toyota And GM Ponder Joint Hydrogen Car Deal, Mitsubishi Goes Hybrid

Mitsubishi Goes Hybrid

Toyota And GM Ponder Joint Hydrogen Car Deal, Mitsubishi Goes Hybrid...

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Federal Study Recommends Yearly Sealing of Treated Wood Decks, Playgrounds

Federal Study Recommends Yearly Sealing of Treated Wood Decks, Playgrounds...

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High Resting Pulse a Danger Sign

A French study finds that men with a resting pulse of more than 75 beats a minute are a elevated risk of sudden cardiac death

Sudden cardiac death is responsible for 5 percent to 10 percent of all U.S. deaths. It strikes people as young as their 30s and 40s, often with no prior wa...

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No Payday for Payday Lenders in Texas, New York

Court Decision Shutting Down NY Payday Loan Operations Upheld by Appeals Court...

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H&R Block, Household Settle Tax Loan Case

Settlement Creates "Safe Harbor" for Future Loans, Block Claims

H&R Block, Household Settle Tax Loan Case...

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Fuel MAX Settles Federal Charges

Fuel-saving technology is bogus, feds charged

Operators who sent illegal spam and made deceptive claims for a bogus fuel-saving product have settled FTC charges that their e-mail and Web sites violated...

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A Wolf in Pup's Clothing

My dog is from a puppy mill. Last Christmas, in my haste to ensure the perfect puppy for my six-year old daughter, I went to what I thought was a network o...

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Pocket Pets May Carry Disease

Pocket pets are cute but potential disease carriers, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns. The term refers to small animals that are kept as pets and...

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Oklahoma Nursing Home Shocks Inspectors

Oklahoma Nursing Home Shocks Inspectors...

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Illinois Charges Hail Storm Chaser

An Illinois judge has ordered "hail storm chaser" Robert Olson to pay $1.1 million in penalties

Illinois Charges Hail Storm Chaser: An Illinois judge has ordered "hail storm chaser" Robert Olson to pay $1.1 million in penalties....

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Car Buyers Flee SUVs, Prius Sales Triple

Gas prices up, SUV sales down

Car Buyers Flee SUVs, Prius Sales Triple: U.S. consumer interest in SUVs dropped sharply in April as people turned to more fuel-efficient vehicles....

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Credit Bureaus: Biggest Threat to Your Identity

How Consumer Reporting Agencies Endanger Personal Information

Credit Bureaus: Biggest Threat to Your Identity...

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Polaris Scrambler, Sportsman ATVs

Polaris Scrambler, Sportsman ATVs...

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Consumer Group Sues Whole Foods Market

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market is named in lawsuit filed by the CSPI charging that it sells deceptively labeled fungus-based meat substitute man...

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No Benefits from Episiotomy, Study Finds

Procedure has no benefits and actually causes more complications

Routine use of episiotomy for uncomplicated vaginal births has no benefits and actually causes more complications, according to a review of scientific evid...

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Hyundai to Enter Hybrid Market

Plans to build a hybrid with its sister company, Kia

Hyundai to Enter Hybrid Market...

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Michigan Warns Vonage About 911

More 911 problems for Vonage

Michigan Warns Vonage About 911...

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Study Confirms Children Safer in Back Seat

A new study finds children are 40 percent safer in the backseat than the front in car crashes

The single most important life-saving decision parents can make for their child is to use the rear seat and appropriate restraint devices every time they t...

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