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Prius Owners Still Miffed about Mileage

Prius Owners Still Miffed about Mileage...

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FDA Shuts Down Eye Drop Manufacturer

The FDA said the company's poor manufacturing conditions have called into question the safety of its eye drops

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has obtained a consent decree that shuts down a California manufacturer of eye drops and pain relievers....

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Scottrade Gets Hacked

Many Scottrade customers did not get the letter for several days or a week, leading to complaints that the company took too long to report the incident....

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More Overweight Kids Wearing Adult Sizes

The overweight nine- to twelve-year-old boy and girl appear to be stuck between youth sizing that is too small and adult sizing that is larger, but not pro...

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Retailers' Return Policies Getting Tougher

When determining a store's return policy, it's always best to ask for it in writing

To improve your chances of getting a full refund, provide a sales slip or gift receipt, and return the item in new condition, unopened, and with all origin...

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Connecticut Probes Wal-Mart Pricing

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will investigate Wal-Mart's pricing practices in the wake of studies showing significant discrepanc...

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Restaurants Still Pouring on the Trans Fats

Supermarkets, Food Processors Cleaning Up Their Act

Restaurants Still Pouring on the Trans Fats...

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Is Black Friday Going Green?

Many major retailers are now referring to the day as "Green Friday," in order to avoid the negative connotations of using the word "black." ...

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Consumer Group Sues Sony BMG

EFF Says Company Should Repair Damage to Customers Caused by CD Software

Consumer Group Sues Sony BMG...

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Study: Most Women Don't Need Hormones for Menopause Symptoms

Risks outweigh the benefits of most hormone treatments

Study: Most Women Don't Need Hormones for Menopause Symptoms...

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Whistleblower Claims DuPont Failed to Act on Food Contamination Danger

Former executive says the company knew for years about problems with its non-stick coatings

Whistleblower Claims DuPont Failed to Act on Food Contamination Danger...

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Prius Owners Question Mileage Claims

Prius Owners Question Mileage Claims...

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Beta Blockers and Women

Beta blockers help women with heart failure, a study finds

Beta Blockers and Women | Dr. Henry Fishman on Health and Medicine...

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Air Pollution and Asthma

Air Pollution and Asthma | Dr. Henry Fishman on Health and Medicine...

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Hospital Sloppiness Costing Taxpayers Billions

Taxpayers are being forced to pick up the bill for infections patients pick up while in the hospital

Hospital Sloppiness Costing Taxpayers Billions...

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Car Title Loans the Latest Predatory Lending Tactic

Cash-strapped consumers are being pushed into expensive, high-risk loans, using their automobiles as collateral

Car Title Loans the Latest Predatory Lending Tactic...

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Lawsuit Challenges New Bankruptcy Law

Suit claims the law unnecessarily restricts the ability of bankruptcy attorneys to interact with their clients

Lawsuit Challenges New Bankruptcy Law...

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Nordstrom, Wal-Mart Top Customer Service Rankings

Wal-Mart Ranks First Among Discounters

Nordstrom Picked as Best Retailer for Customer Service...

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Prius Runs Amok After Stalling, Hits Tow Truck

A Toyota Prius suddenly stalled, then unaccountably took off and smashed into the tow truck that had come to remove it

Prius Runs Amok After Stalling, Hits Tow Truck...

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Consumer Data Stolen from Trans Union

"This is what happens when information leaves your control," Evan Hendricks said. "There's a lot of uncertainty about who has access to your data."...

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Eating Out Often May Add to Kids' Cardiovascular Risk

Eating Out Often May Add to Kids' Cardiovascular Risk...

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Oil Companies Deny Price-Gouging

FTC Warns that Price Controls "Do More Harm Than Good"

FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras testified that her agency is investigating to determine if the price of gasoline is being artificially manipulated by re...

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Sony Slammed for Hidden CD Software

Sony Slammed for Hidden CD Software...

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Movies Encourage Teen Smoking, Study Finds

Movies Encourage Teen Smoking, Study Finds...

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Can Aspirin Prevent Skin Cancer?

Researchers have already concluded that the common aspirin can be effective in reducing the risk of death from a heart attack

Can Aspirin Prevent Skin Cancer?...

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Driver Error #1 Cause of Teen Fatalities

Speeding and alcohol use are close behind

Driver Error #1 Cause of Teen Fatalities...

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Weight Loss from a Cactus

Weight Loss from a Cactus | Dr. Henry Fishman on Health and Medicine...

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Negative Option: When No Means Yes

Instead of the merchant having to "sell" you a product or service, it starts with the assumption that youve already bought it

Today, with "negative option" marketing, commerce can be anything but simple, and consumers can end up being charged for products or services they never in...

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Waist-Hip Ratio Measures Heart Attack Risk

Larger waist size (which reflects the amount of abdominal fat) was harmful, whereas larger hip size (which may indicate the amount of lower body muscle) wa...

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Cambridge Credit Counseling Fined $4.2 Million

State charges the company violated consumer protection laws

A Massachusetts credit counseling agency and its two owners must pay $4.2 million in penalties and consumer restitution to settle allegations....

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U.S. Health Care Most Expensive & Most Error Prone

U.S. Health Care Most Expensive & Most Error Prone...

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Yamaha Recalls ATVs

Yamaha Recalls ATVs...

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Toyota Continues to Sell Faulty Prius Hybrids

A reader reports to us that his Prius shut down after just three weeks on the road

Toyota Continues to Sell Faulty Prius Hybrids...

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Consumer Reports Unveils Annual Holiday Guide

Consumer Reports Unveils Annual Holiday Guide...

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States Want Congress to Act on Identity Theft, Data Security

States Want Congress to Act on Identity Theft, Data Security...

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NHTSA Investigating Dodge Dakota and Durango

Steering may fail

NHTSA reports that the agency has received several reports of loose steering shafts and separation because of loose or missing coupling bolts in the vehicl...

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Texas Company Allegedly Administered Bogus Flu Shots

State freezes assets of the accused firms

Texas Company Allegedly Administered Bogus Flu Shots...

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