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Missouri Shuts Down Locatecell.com

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has obtained a court order to prevent an Internet business and its owners from offering to sell the records of cell pho...

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ID Theft at The Pump

After investigating, deputies found a pattern all of the victims had purchased gas with debit cards at local Arco stations just before thieves broke into t...

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The Fed Raises Interest Rates Again

Is The Economy Getting Better Or Worse?

The Federal Reserve hit a new milestone as it raised short-term interest rates for the 14th time, but hinted that the end of rate increases is in sight....

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Study Links Virus To Obesity

Obesity Epidemic Could Be Just That

Study Links Virus To Obesity...

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Ameriprise Loses Customer Data

Ameriprise Financial, a recent spin-off of American Express, has notified more than 150,000 customers and more than 65,000 financial advisors of a potentia...

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AARP Wants Changes in Medicare Rx Plan

Wants Government to Help Control Drug Prices

AARP Wants Changes in Medicare Rx Plan...

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Audi A4 and A6, Volkswagen Passat Recalled for Fuel Pump Problem

Audi A4 and A6, Volkswagen Passat Recalled for Fuel Pump...

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Philip Morris Agrees To Snuff Web Cigarette Sales

Philip Morris To Help Snuff Web Cigarette Sales...

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GAO: Feds Not Guarding Social Security Numbers Handled by Contractors

GAO: Feds Not Guarding Social Security Numbers Handled by Contractors...

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Data Blunders Cost ChoicePoint $15 Million

Data Blunders Cost ChoicePoint $15 Million...

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Drugs May Fight Mad Cow Disease

Drugs used to treat malaria and schizophrenia may have a role in treating brain-wasting disorders

Drugs May Fight Mad Cow Disease...

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Arrests Made in South Florida Foreclosure Scams

Four people have been arrested for their roles in two separate but related scams

Four people have been arrested for their roles in two separate but related scams, one of which involved surplus foreclosure funds and victimized at least 2...

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New York Fines Cross Country Bank $9 Million

Bank will pay $9 million in restitution and penalties for engaging in fraudulent, deceptive and illegal practices

Cross Country Bank, to pay approximately $9 million in restitution and penalties for engaging in fraudulent, deceptive and illegal practices....

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Post Office Job Ads Often Bogus

Want to work for the post office? Don't pay for information

Post Office Job Ads Often Bogus...

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Canada Finds Another Case Of Mad Cow Disease

Food Safety Rules Inadequate, Consumers Union Charges

Canada Finds Another Case Of Mad Cow Disease...

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Home Improvement Complaints Increase

Home improvement issues continue to generate concern and complaints from Connecticut consumers

Home improvement issues continue to generate concern and complaints from Connecticut consumers, according to the state's Department of Consumer Protection....

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NEUTRON Cordless Electric Lawnmowers Recalled

NEUTRON Cordless Electric Lawnmowers Recalled...

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TV Logos Blamed for Plasma Screen Burn-In

Aussie views complain that those long days of cricket and tennis coverage on Channels 7 and 9 are leaving the stations' logos burned into expensive receivers

Aussie views complain that those long days of cricket and tennis coverage on Channels 7 and 9 are leaving the stations' logos burned into expensive receive...

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Ameriquest Settles Multi-State Probe

Ameriquest, the nation's largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $325 million

Ameriquest Settles Multi-State Probe: Ameriquest, the nation's largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $325 million to settle a 49-state investigation....

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Ford Trucks Spit Spark Plugs

Ignored by Ford, Truck Owners Face Massive Repair Bills

Ford Trucks Spit Spark Plugs...

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Illinois Sues Company Selling Cell Phone Calling Records

Illegal Sales Endanger Law Enforcement, Domestic Abuse Victims

Illinois Sues Company Selling Cell Phone Calling Records...

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MovieLand Denies It Pipes Spyware Onto Users' Computers

MovieLand Denies It Pipes Spyware Onto Users' Computers...

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New York Talent Agency Agrees to Refunds

The state of New York has reached a settlement with The New Faces Development Center

Under the settlement, New Faces will pay the state $75,000 in penalties and $2,000 in costs, and up to $500,000 in restitution to aggrieved consumers....

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Consumers Cautioned About Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Free Database Lists Cars Known to be Damaged

Some sellers may try to scam the buyer by concealing the car's water damage, and the buyer would end up with a car that has serious problems caused by the ...

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Toyota Prius TopsConsumer ReportsMileage Tests

Toyota Prius Tops <em>Consumer Reports</em> Mileage Tests...

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Digital Revolution Too Much For Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta, a major player for decades in camera and photo technology, has announced it's getting out of the camera business

Digital Revolution Too Much For Konica Minolta...

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Scammers Posing As Marines Offer Mountains of Cash

Scammers Posing As Marines Offer Mountains of Cash...

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FTC Fines Tooth-Whitener, Weight-Loss Patch Telemarketers

A telemarketing operation selling tooth-whitening kits and weight-loss patches will pay $463,000

FTC Fines Tooth-Whitener, Weight-Loss Patch Telemarketers...

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Outcry Over Sale of Cell Phone Calling Records

Congress May Act; FCC and FTC Have Not

The news that companies can access any cell phone customers' records and sell them to third parties online has provoked a flurry of criticism and calls for...

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Head Lice Shampoo Linked To Leukemia

French scientists are warning parents not to use chemical shampoos to rid their children of head lice. The results, they say, could be an increased risk of...

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Evil Twin Attacks at Wireless Hotspots

When people are using wireless networks found in public places such as shops and cyber cafes, attackers can mimic the characteristics of the legitimate wir...

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Separating The Work At Home Opportunities From The Scams

Separating The Work At Home Opportunities From The Scams...

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FDA Warns Brazilian Diet Pills May Be Dangerous

FDA Warns Brazilian Diet Pills May Be Dangerous...

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Phishing Fraudsters Prey on Identity Theft Fears

Phishing Fraudsters Prey on Identity Theft Fears...

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Low-Calorie Diet Good for Your Heart

Ultrasound examinations showed that the hearts of people on caloric restriction appeared more elastic than those of age- and gender-matched control subject...

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Symantec Hides Rootkits In Software

Symantec Hides Rootkits In Software...

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iTunes Includes "iSpy" Feature

iTunes Includes 'iSpy' Feature...

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States Battle Feds Over Predatory Lending Laws

Financial Interests Shower Money on a Corrupt Congress

States Battle Feds Over Predatory Lending Laws...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgage Payments Headed Up in 2006

Consumers holding adjustable rate mortgages could face significant increases in their payments this year

Adjustable Rate Mortgage Payments Headed Up in 2006...

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Group Warns of Polluted Air Inside Cars

In-Car Air Is "Toxic At Any Speed," Ecology Center Claims

Vehicle interiors have dangerous levels of toxic chemicals, mainly from flame retardants and plastic softeners, an environmental group warns....

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Bankruptcy Filings Set Record in 2005

Bankruptcies jumped to a record number of filings in 2005 as consumers rushed filings to avoid changes to bankruptcy than became law October 17

Bankruptcy Filings Set Record in 2005...

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IRS Wrongly Delays Thousands Of Refunds

IRS Wrongly Delays Thousands Of Refunds...

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Despite the Ads, Cough Syrup Does Little Good

New Guidelines Suggest Antihistamines with Decongestant

The new guidelines recommend that for adults with acute cough or upper airway cough syndrome, an older variety antihistamine with a decongestant is the pre...

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Bombardier Snowmobiles

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Michigan Financial Advisors Plead Guilty to Chiseling Seniors

"Everyone involved in this embezzlement scheme should be ashamed," said Attorney General Mike Cox

Michigan Financial Advisors Plead Guilty to Chiseling Seniors...

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Tainted Dog Food Still Killing Dogs

Diamond, Professional, Country Value Brands Affected

Tainted Dog Food Still Killing Dogs...

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Boston Man Charged With Ebay Identity Theft Scheme

Boston Man Charged With Ebay Identity Theft Scheme...

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New Law Prohibits Anonymous Cyberstalking

Bloggers, Writers Question Free Speech Implications

New Law Prohibits Anonymous Cyberstalking...

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A Wild Ride in a Prius

Cruise Control Switches to Runaway Mode

A Wild Ride in a Prius...

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Gulf Coast Homeowners File Class Action against State Farm

Gulf Coast Homeowners File Class Action against State Farm...

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Taking the Mystery Out of Mystery Shopping

Who wouldn't want to get paid to go shopping? We've all seen the ads for "mystery shoppers" and "secret shoppers," that promise easy money and free meals a...

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Emory Healthcare Laptop Stolen

Thieves Get Data on 38,000 Patients

The missing laptop contained information on patients who had been treated for cancer at Emory Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, and Grady Memorial Ho...

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Alcoholism May Be Linked to Taste Buds

A gene variant for a bitter-taste receptor on the tongue is associated with an increased risk for alcohol dependence

"The more common variant is more sensitive to bitter tastes, and people with that variant had a lower risk of being alcohol dependent," Goate says....

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Hidden Cameras Reveal Neglect at NY Nursing Homes

Hidden Cameras Reveal Neglect at NY Nursing Homes...

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Senator Warns Consumers Of Rebate Traps

Rebates Are "Fool's Gold," Schumer Charges

Senator Warns Consumers Of Rebate Traps...

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Study Links Smoking To Birth Deformities

In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons say they found smoking during pregnancy significantly elevates the risk of having a child with excess, w...

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Hybrid Driving Tips

I purchased the Honda Insight to replace a sports car that was getting 25 miles per gallon. The Insight EPA rating was 59 mpg in the city and 56 mpg on the...

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Cell Phone Calling Records For Sale

Privacy advocates have concerns as well, pointing out that employers could snoop into the private phone records of employees to learn who they have been ca...

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Two Anti-Spyware Promoters Settle FTC Charges

The FTC said the companies claimed to detect spyware, even when there was not any

Two Anti-Spyware Promoters Settle FTC Charges...

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Few Americans Prepared For Disaster

Nearly half of Americans say they believe a major natural disaster or terrorist attack is likely to occur in their area in the next five years

Few Americans Prepared For Disaster: Nearly half of Americans say they believe a major natural disaster or terrorist attack is likely to occur in their are...

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Infant Fatalities Illustrate Car Seats' Shortcomings

U.S. Seats Built to Lower Standard than European Seats

Infant Fatalities Illustrate Car Seats' Shortcomings...

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Feds Approve Weight Loss Drug for Dogs

Feds Approve Weight Loss Drug for Dogs...

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Frito-Lay Target of Olestra Lawsuit

"Light" Chips Can Cause Diarrhea, Stomach Cramps

Laxative-like effects of olestra became fodder for late-night comics in the mid-1990s, but the complaints filed by people who became sick after eating oles...

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Study: SUVs No Safer Than Cars

Nearly half of the unrestrained children in these crashes (41 percent) suffered a serious injury versus only 3 percent of appropriately restrained children...

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Sony Reaches Tentative Settlement in Spyware Cases

Sony Reaches Tentative Settlement in Spyware Cases...

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Home Depot Gives CEO Nardelli $210 Million to Quit

Home Depot Gives CEO Nardelli $210 Million to Quit...

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Magazine Telemarketer Still Haunting Consumers

Company's still attempting to collect money that consumers say is the result of phony billing

Barred by court order from engaging in fraudulent magazine subscription marketing, is still attempting to collect money that consumers say is the result of...

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Amtrak Delays Leave Passengers to Fend for Themselves

Railroad Has Long Record of Ignoring Passengers During Delays

Amtrak Delays Leave Passengers to Fend for Themselves...

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Bank of America Completes MBNA Buyout

$850 Million In Savings, 6000 Jobs Lost

Bank of America Completes MBNA Buyout...

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New York Taxi Fire Puts Heat on Ford

Senator Schumer Wants Ford to Provide Gas Tank Shields

New York Taxi Fire Puts Heat on Ford...

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