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Texas Halts Foreclosure Rescue Scam

Houston woman exploited distressed homeowners, state charges

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has won a temporary restraining order and asset freeze that stops a Houston woman from unlawfully exploiting distressed ...

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NHTSA Proposes New Child Safety Seat Rules

NHTSA Proposes New Child Safety Seat Rules...

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Study Finds No Cell Phone-Cancer Link in First Decade of Use

"No substantial risk" in first decade of use; after that, no one knows

Study Finds No Cell Phone-Cancer Link in First Decade of Use...

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Judge Refuses to Gag Trudeau Critics

Trudeau's self-published book might not be scientifically impeccable but it is setting sales records

Judge Refuses to Gag Trudeau Critics...

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Gasoline Prices Spur Talk of Regulation and Price Controls

Ever-rising gasoline prices have politicians thinking and talking about whether gas prices should be regulated

Gasoline Prices Spur Talk of Regulation and Price Controls...

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Coffee A Health Drink?

Perky Industry-Funded Research Says So; Others Not So Sure

Coffee A Health Drink?...

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Judge Orders Ohio Travel Agencies To Pay Up

Consumers left stranded by a pair of Columbus, Ohio, travel agencies may not be going anywhere but they'll have some walking-around money

FCCPC Judge has ordered Morena Tours Inc., Victoria Travel Inc. to pay civil penalties and provide nearly $40,000 in reimbursement to their victims and cov...

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Salmonella Fears Prompt Spice Recall

Salmonella Fears Prompt Spice Recall...

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Protein-Rich Diet Boosts Benefit of Exercise

Protein-Rich Diet Boosts Benefit of Exercise...

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France to Publish Airline Blacklist

The French Transport Ministry has announced plans to publish a list of airlines that have been banned from landing in French territory due to safety violations

France to Publish Airline Blacklist...

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Consumers Union Wants More Data on Mad Cow Testing

Wants the agency to release details on the more than 400,000 cattle tested

Consumers Union Wants More Data on Mad Cow Testing...

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Higher Minimum Credit Card Payments Add to Consumer Queasiness

Higher payments will pay off debt faster but may upset monthly budgets

Higher Minimum Credit Card Payments Add to Consumer Queasiness...

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Nexgrill Recalls Jenn-Aire Outdoor Gas Grills

Nexgrill Recalls Jenn-Aire Outdoor Gas Grills...

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XPress Pharmacy Spammer Jailed In Minnesota

A man some consider to be "public nuisance number one" when it comes to Internet spam is behind bars

XPress Pharmacy Spammer Jailed In Minnesota...

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AOL Agrees to Clean Up Cancellation Procedures

Company Bows to Demands of New York Attorney General

AOL Agrees to Clean Up Cancellation Procedures...

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Pros and Cons Dog Long-term Aspirin Use

Long-term benefits may be outweighed by possible side effects

Women who took two or more aspirin or nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs per week for more than 10 years significantly reduced their risk of c...

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Connecticut Blasts Sale Of Fake Air Bag Covers

The state of Connecticut is attempting to stop an Alabama company from selling replacement air bag covers without the air bags

"Selling fake air bag covers is likely illegal under state law and appallingly irresponsible under any standard," Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said....

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New Home Sales Set Another Record In July

Americans appetite for new homes showed no sign of letting up in July

New Home Sales Set Another Record In July: Americans appetite for new homes showed no sign of letting up in July, with sales posting another record....

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Feds Snuff Smoke Away Claims with $1.3 Million Penalty

Their Web site promises an end to nicotine addition with the purchase of a "Smoke Away" kit

Feds Snuff Smoke Away Claims with $1.3 Million Penalty...

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More Economists Worry About Housing Bubble

Are home values floating merrily upward in a bubble that's about to burst?

More Economists Worry About Housing Bubble...

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Study Casts Doubt on Soy's Health Benefits

If you chow down daily on tofu and other sources of soy protein in search of a healthier lifestyle, a new study suggests you may be a bit disappointed....

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Collection Agency Agrees to Write Off Cross Country Debts Owed by West Virginians

It's the latest skirmish in a long-running feud involving West Virginia Attorney General Darrel McGraw and Cross Country

Collection Agency Agress to Write Off Cross Country Debts Owed by West Virginians...

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Study Finds Stronger Link Between Paxil And Suicide

Norwegian researchers are raising new warnings about the anti-depressant drug, Paxil

Study Finds Stronger Link Between Paxil And Suicide...

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Critics Say Proposed Roof Strength Standard Doesn't Go Far Enough

Nearly 25% of Traffic Deaths Occur in Rollovers

Critics Say Proposed Roof Strength Standard Doesn't Go Far Enough...

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FDA Refuses to Ban Weight-Loss Drug Meridia

FDA Refuses to Ban Weight-Loss Drug Meridia...

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Study Ties Fries To Breast Cancer Risk

The study involved more than 2,000 female registered nurses

Study Ties Fries To Breast Cancer Risk...

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Texas Jury Convicts Merck in Vioxx Death

Jurors Award $253 Million to Family of 59-Year-Old Triathlete

Texas Jury Convicts Merck in Vioxx Death...

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Jamster Can Jam Up Your Cell Phone Bill

Jamster has been accused of defrauding customers into paying for ring tones they didn't authorize, and using deceptive marketing to lure consumers into pur...

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Satellite TV Penetration Up Significantly

The number of households subscribing to satellite TV service has increased dramatically over the past year

The number of households subscribing to satellite TV service has increased dramatically over the past year, even as cable narrows the gap in customer satis...

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There's No Escaping Simple Escapes

Simple Escapes is a membership service company, operated by MemberWorks, a Stamford, Connecticut, direct marketing firm, that provides discounts on travel ...

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Marketer of "Free Credit Reports" Settles FTC Charges

Consumerinfo.com Must Refund Consumer Payments for "Free" Reports

Marketer of 'Free Credit Reports' Settles FTC Charges...

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KB Home Customers Find FTC Penalties Inadequate

Giant LA Builder Has Long History of Ignoring FTC Settlements

The recent penalty levied against KB Home by the FTC for violating a prior agreement is the latest in a long string of incidents associated with the LA hom...

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Tropicana to Change Labeling of Fruit-Flavored Drinks

Very Little Fruit in Tropicana Fruit Drinks

Tropicana to Change Labeling of Fruit-Flavored Drinks...

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Payday Loans Affecting Military Readiness, DOD Decrees

Military Organizations Providing Zero-Interest Loans in Some Areas

Payday Loans Affecting Military Readiness, DOD Decrees...

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North Carolina Stops Cash Grant Scam

This company used enticing ads and claims of immediate grants to lure in customers

A Raleigh company that took North Carolinians money but failed to help them win grants as promised has been stopped, Attorney General Roy Cooper said....

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Sprint, Nextel Complete Merger

Sprint and Nextel have officially completed their $35 billion merger

Sprint, Nextel Complete Merger...

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Iowa Sues Vision Improvement Technologies

"See Clearly Method" doesn't work, suit charges

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Vision Improvement Technologies, Inc., a Fairfield, Iowa, company that sells th...

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U.S. Lags in Broadband Access

FCC Paints a Rosy Picture But America Ranks 16th Worldwide

U.S. Lags in Broadband Access...

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NHTSA Investigates Uncontrolled Acceleration in Toyotas

NHTSA Investigates Uncontrolled Acceleration in Toyotas...

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Cell Phone Customers Held Captive by Termination Fees

Nearly half of U.S. cell phone customers would switch or consider switching cell phone service

Cell Phone Customers Held Captive by Termination Fees...

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Realtors See Market Coasting For The Rest Of The Year

The people who sell real estate for a living predict a soft landing

Realtors See Market Coasting For The Rest Of The Year...

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Aspiring Writers Trash PublishAmerica

Want to be a published author? All it takes is money

Aspiring Writers Trash PublishAmerica about Paying to Play for Prose, War of Words, A "Travesty" of Revenge, Dropping Dimes on a Dream Deferred....

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Surveys Often Not What They Seem

Free Gifts Don't Materialize, Unexpected Charges Do

Surveys can wind up being very expensive. They're sometimes an identity theft ruse. Other times, they're a means of signing you up for something you didn't...

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Consumer Agency Trashes Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Book

The New York State Consumer Protection Board is warning consumers about Trudeau

Consumer Agency Trashes Trudeau's 'Natural Cures' Book...

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Acupuncture and Knee Pain

Can acupuncture help relieve knee pain?

Acupuncture and Knee Pain | Dr. Henry Fishman on Health and Medicine...

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Florida Motorcycle Deaths Soar After Helmet Law Repeal

The number of fatal motorcycle accidents increased more than 81 percent

Florida Motorcycle Deaths Soar After Helmet Law Repeal...

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Uninsured Kids Likely To Go Without Any Medical Care

Uninsured Kids Likely To Go Without Any Medical Care...

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FCC Clears Sprint, Nextel Merger

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved the $36 billion union

FCC Clears Sprint, Nextel Merger...

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Alternatives to Loyalty Cards

Retail Chains Largely Mum About Their Policies

As we explored in our previous article on loyalty cards, there are dangers in giving up too much information just to get a discount from your favorite supe...

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Celebrex Gets Black Box Label

Similar warnings have been mandated for ibuprofen and naproxen

Celebrex Gets Black Box Label...

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FDA Urged to Crack Down on Tuna Mercury Levels

"Time to Stop Protecting Fishermen's Profits, Start Protecting Children"

FDA Urged to Crack Down on Tuna Mercury Levels...

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Atkins Diet Company Files Bankruptcy

Low-Carb Diet Promoter Runs Out of Dough

Atkins Diet Company Files Bankruptcy...

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Detroit Is Most Expensive Place to Own a Car

Detroit, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles are the most expensive places to own and operate a car

Detroit Is Most Expensive Place to Own a Car: Detroit, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles are the most expensive places to own and operate a car....

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