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Sen. Clinton Targets Child Identity Theft

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) says she will add protection against the theft of children's identities to new legislation she is introducing to prevent debit ...

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Pittsburgh Man Arrested in MySpace Sex Case

Dustin Pawlicki sent a series of sexually graphic email messages to a 14-year old whom he located by browsing through personal profiles on the MySpace webs...

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Worried About Outliving Your Assets?

Longer Lifespans Increase the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Worried About Outliving Your Assets?...

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Denver DA Probes LimeWire; Peer-to-Peer Software Enables Identity Theft, Cops Claim

Peer-to-Peer Software Enables Identity Theft, Cops Claim

Denver DA Probes LimeWire; Peer-to-Peer Software Enables Identity Theft, Cops Claim...

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Scammers Dust Off The Old "Pump & Dump"

Scammers Dust Off The Old ...

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Court Orders Guidant To Release Documents

Judge Grants Public Citizen Motion to Unseal Pricing Data

The pacemaker manufacturer Guidant must make public judicial records from a case involving the pricing of its products in response to a Public Citizen moti...

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Study: Cell Phone Users Have Lower Sperm Counts

Researchers warn that your sperm cell count may drop as your cell phone usage rises.

Study: Cell Phone Users Have Lower Sperm Counts...

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ChoicePoint Names a "Consumer Advocate"

Latest Attempt to Restore the Company's Good Name

ChoicePoint Names a 'Consumer Advocate'...

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Stars Urged to Rethink "Bud.TV"

Stars Urged to Rethink Bud.TV...

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Charity Scams Increase As Holidays Approach

Some so-called "charities" are outright scams that pocket all the funds people contribute

Charity Scams Increase As Holidays Approach...

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Automakers Lobby to Weaken Roof Strength Proposal

Automakers Lobby to Weaken Roof Strength Proposal...

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Consumers Revolt Against Hotel Surcharges

Some Hotels Levy Phone Charges Even If You Don't Make Any Calls

Thanks primarily to the proliferation of personal cell phones, consumers are staging a successful revolt against hotel surcharges on the use of telephone l...

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Soldiers Pinned Down by Predatory Payday Loans

Thousands of soldiers are being denied overseas active duty because of severe debt

Soldiers Pinned Down by Predatory Payday Loans...

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Too Little Sleep May Contribute To Childhood Obesity

Too Little Sleep May Contribute To Childhood Obesity...

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Spring Lake, NJ, Offers Solitude, History

The town even has a lake -- explaining its name -- that covers 16 acres, has a maximum depth of 8 feet, and thrives on a constant diet of fresh water from ...

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Visa Publishes Interchange Fees For Credit Cards

The fees are often called a "hidden tax on consumers"

Visa Publishes Interchange Fees For Credit Cards...

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Anti-Aging Supplement DHEA Doesn't Work, Study Finds

Two-Year Double-Blind Mayo Clinic Study Finds No Effect

Anti-Aging Supplement DHEA Doesn't Work, Study Finds...

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EPA Finds Prius #1 in Gas Mileage

EPA Finds Prius #1 in Gas Mileage...

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New Bankruptcy Law, One Year Later

The strict new rules and expensive requirements have caused frustration for debtors, lawyers, and judges alike

New Bankruptcy Law, One Year Later...

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How Loud Should Your iPod Be?

How Loud Should Your iPod Be?...

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New York Fines CVS for Sweepstakes Violations

The CVS Corporation has agreed to pay $152,000 in civil penalties after violating a previous settlement with New York authorities related to sweepstakes of...

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Nursing Home Operators Indicted on Fraud Charges

Nursing Home Operators Indicted on Fraud Charges...

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Software Glitch Slows Some 2007 Camrys

Acceleration an uncertain quality

The Toyota Camry is still the best selling car in America but a growing number of Camry consumers are puzzled over the car's performance and unsure about T...

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Lottery Scam Victim: "No One Cares"

Elderly man lost $300,000, gets lots of advice but not much help

If criminals robbed a bank and made off with $300,000, chances are that law enforcement officials would spring into action, making every effort to track do...

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New Scam Targets MySpace Users

New Scam Targets MySpace Users...

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Hotel Key Cards: Identity Theft Risk or Not?

"Mythbusters" Aside, the Answer's Not Clear-Cut

"The cards simply contain a flag indicating that the guest has a credit card on file with the resort and is authorized to charge purchases to his room," ex...

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"Convenience Checks" Carry a Heavy Price Tag

You Pay Very Dearly for the Convenience

"Convenience checks" -- those allegedly free checks that enable you to spend money that's borrowed from your line of credit -- are anything but....

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How Much Caffeine In That Cup Of Decaf?

Study: Almost all decaffeinated coffee contains some caffeine.

"If someone drinks five to 10 cups of decaffeinated coffee, the dose of caffeine could easily reach the level present in a cup or two of caffeinated coffee...

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Credit Card Fees Rise, Disclosure Statements Inadequate

GAO Report Finds More "Hidden" Fees, Rising Penalties

Credit Card Fees Rise, Disclosure Statements Inadequate...

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Is Toyota's Quality Slipping?

Surveys, Consumer Complaints Suggest It May Be

Is Toyota's Quality Slipping?...

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CARFAX: Not Always All the Facts

Title Search Service Not the Last Word on a Vehicle's History

That's what Lee W. of San Bernardino, California thought his 1998 Corvette had when he bought the sports car two years ago. It's also why he paid $18,000 f...

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How To Contact CARFAX

Don't bother picking up the phone

CARFAX says its representatives are online from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) Monday-Friday, and will answer consumers' e-mails within eight business hours....

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Smoking Bans Going Global

Travelers can find smoking bans on almost every continent

Smoking Bans Going Global...

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Craftmatic Settles WV Fraud Charges

State responds to large number of consumer complaints

Investigators were told that Craftmatic salesmen would knock on an elderly consumer's door, gain entry to their home, and stay there for several hours, oft...

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Google Buys YouTube -- And So?

What's It Mean to Your Average Surfer?

Google Buys YouTube -- And So?...

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Some Lettuce Recalled Over E. coli Concerns

Another leafy green vegetable has an E. coli problem

Some Lettuce Recalled Over E. coli Concerns: First spinach, now lettuce. Another leafy green vegetable is being recalled over E. coli bacteria concerns....

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Study Finds Bias in Drug Studies

Reviews of drugs that are supported by the pharmaceutical industry should be read with skepticism

Study Finds Bias in Drug Studies: Tests and reviews of drugs that are supported by the pharmaceutical industry should perhaps be read with more than a hint...

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Wal-Mart Expands Its Generic Drug Discounts

$4 Pricing Will Go Nationwide

Wal-Mart Expands Its Generic Drug Discounts...

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U-Haul Gets Hauled Into Court

Refueling Charges Challenged

U-Haul charged him a $20 "fueling fee" plus another $2 a gallon for gas needed to top off the tank, pointing to his rental contract that spelled out the ch...

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Schwarzenegger Terminates Spychip Bill

Schwarzenegger Terminates Spychip Bill...

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Walgreens Cases Spotlight Problem of Rx Errors

Thousands of deaths blamed on pharmacy errors each year

Walgreens, the country's largest pharmacy chain, is fighting to contain damage from two serious errors by its pharmacists, illustrating the larger problem ...

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New Study: Side and Roof Airbags Save Lives

IIHS study is more ammunition for safety advocates

New Study: Side and Roof Airbags Save Lives...

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Alarm Companies Alarmed Over Cell Phone Transition

Switch to New Frequencies Could Leave Home Alarms Inoperable

Alarm Companies Alarmed Over Cell Phone Transition...

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Court Shuts Down Qchex

Con Artists Used Service to Raid Consumers' Checking Accounts

Qchex, an Internet-based check creation and delivery service, was temporarily shut down after allegations that it has enabled fraudsters to raid consumers'...

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"Trailing Interest" Snags Bank Of America Customers

Paid in full? Doesn't matter. You may still be charged "trailing interest"

"Even if you pay your BoA card in full, you next statement will contain an interest charge - even if you made no further purchases," said Joe of Clarks Sum...

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Florida Files "Cramming" Suit

Unauthorized Charges on Phone Bills

Florida Files 'Cramming' Suit...

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Your Next Home: Custom or Modular?

Factory-Assembled Homes Surpassing Stick-Built

In the past, any home that was built in a factory and not on site, was considered inferior, humble, unsafe and perhaps recalled images from the film "Deliv...

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Study: Aggressive Driving Negates Benefits of Safety Devices

Airbags, ABS Encourage Careless Driving, Researchers Find

Study: Aggressive Driving Negates Benefits of Safety Devices...

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Consumers Concerned About Carbon Monoxide in Meat

The chemical is used to make meat look redder

Consumers Concerned About Carbon Monoxide in Meat...

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