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Pennsylvania Sues Hearing Aid Dealers

Companies refused to make refunds

The suit accuses the defendants of violating Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and Hearing Aid Sales Registration Law....

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Wal-Mart Pushing Extended Warranties on Electronics

Warranties Return Big Profits but Little Value to Consumers

Wal-Mart Pushing Extended Warranties on Electronics...

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Survey Sees Trouble Ahead for Many 2006 Model Cars, SUVs

European automakers did not have even one entry on CR's list of models with the best-predicted reliability ratings

Survey Sees Trouble Ahead for Many 2006 Model Cars, SUVs...

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State Farm's Wrecked Car Owners Feeling Slighted

Company and State Attorneys General Brokered a Cozy Deal

Although selling wrecks without salvage titles violates the law in all states but one, the letter to vehicle owners avoids saying that State Farm did anyth...

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Senator Proposes Hybrid Quota

Senator Proposes Hybrid Quota: Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman thinks 10 percent of all the new cars sold in the U.S. ought to be hybrids within two y...

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Royal Prestige Resolved Complaints ... Or Did It?

Consumers not so happy with the "resolutions"

They said they cant refund my money, but they sent me a 22-piece set of cookware. They made me sign a letter stating that I was now satisfied and consider ...

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Royal Prestige Cookware: A Royal Rip-Off?

Consumers seethe each time they see their expensive pots and pans

More than 100 consumers have filed similar complaints with ConsumerAffairs.com about the high pressure and misleading sales tactics used to get them to buy...

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Plum Organics Recalls Baby Food Due To Bacteria

Contamination may cause botulism

Plum Organics announced today that it is recalling one batch of its baby food because the products may be tainted with a bacteria that causes botulism....

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"Spam Charges" Hit Thousands of Credit Cards

Such charges are often referred to as "spam charges," based on the idea that the sheer number of charges, even in small amounts, can generate a profit for ...

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CardSystems Sells Out After Massive Data Breach

CardSystems' assets were put on the chopping block after it admitted responsibility for allowing the accounts of 40 million Visa and MasterCard holders to ...

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More than Half of U.S. Consumers See a Hybrid in their Future

Most are driven by the price of gas rather than environmental concerns

More than Half of U.S. Consumers See a Hybrid in their Future...

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Massachusetts Stops Internet Weapon Sales

Massachusetts barred three out-of-state online weapons sellers from shipping illegal weapons to Massachusetts consumers and levied fines and civil penaltie...

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Fish is Brain Food

Eating fish is good for the brain and can slow age related mental decline by 3 to 4 years

Fish is Brain Food, Dr. Henry Fishman on Health and Medicine...

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New Bankruptcy Law Tightens Rules, Adds Paperwork

It's Now Much Tougher to Get a Fresh Start

New Bankruptcy Law Tightens Rules, Adds Paperwork...

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"Cramming" Hits Consumers When They Least Expect It

Consumers complain about mysterious, unauthorized charges appearing on their telephone bills

Cramming Hits Consumers When They Least Expect It...

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HP, Compaq Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled

HP, Compaq Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled...

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Doctors, Patients Rush to Stockpile Tamiflu

Fear of Avian Flu Sparks Run on Antiviral Medications

Doctors, Patients Rush to Stockpile Tamiflu...

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Bank of America Loses Customer Data Again

For the third time this year, Bank of America has lost confidential customer information. This time it's a laptop containing information about "Visa Buxx" ...

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Pediatricians Revise SIDS Prevention Recommendations

Pediatricians Revise SIDS Prevention Recommendations...

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Blockbuster Abandons Customer Data on NYC Street

When video rental giant Blockbuster closed one of its stores on Lexington Avenue in New York City, it left a parting gift for enterprising identity thieves...

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Best Treatment for Acne? Take Your Pick

Best Treatment for Acne? Take Your Pick...

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Errors Common In Cancer Diagnosis

Its hard enough battling cancer, but a new report in the medical journal Cancer maintains that doctors make diagnosis errors in more than one in ten cases ...

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U.S. Fears Devastating "Bird Flu" Pandemic

The U.S. Government is concerned about a possible pandemic flu outbreak

U.S. Fears Devastating ...

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St. Louis Researchers Find Cell Phone Radiation Doesn't Promote Cancer

Motorola-funded study finds cell phone radiation doesn't activate the stress response in mice

St. Louis Researchers Find Cell Phone Radiation Doesn't Promote Cancer...

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Bank of America Tells Customers to "Keep the Change"

Higher Debit Charges to Merchants May Offset Savings

The new system is being touted as a way for customers to save money in a simple fashion. Bank of America executive Diane Morais calls it "an electronic cha...

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Credit Cards "Treacherous" For Consumers

More Americans are carrying increasingly large credit card balances

Credit Cards Treacherous For Consumers...

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Hard to Escape from Negative Option Marketing

Simple Escapes Morphs into Vertrue

Similar to a buying club, it enrolls consumers in its membership programs that provide discounts on travel, health services, clothing and other consumer pr...

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SUV Era May Be Ending

Consumers Shunning New and Used SUVs, Trade In Value Drops

SUV Era May Be Ending...

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Pure Farms Chicken Sausage, Beef Wieners Recalled

Chicken Sausage, Beef Wieners Recalled...

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Texas Shuts Down Debt Elimination Scheme Targeting Hurricane Evacuees

Texas Shuts Down Debt Elimination Scheme Targeting Hurricane Evacuees...

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Florida Accuses Island Food Stores of Gas Price Gouging

Says company improperly raised prices after Katrina

Florida Accuses Island Food Stores of Gas Price Gouging...

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New Jersey Charges Stations, Oil Companies with Gas Price Gouging

New Jersey has filed lawsuits against oil companies and independent gas-station operators for price violations during the Hurricane Katrina crisis

New Jersey Charges Stations, Oil Companies with Gas Price Gouging...

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