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Super Bowl Boosts TV Sales

A Big Game Needs a Big Screen

Super Bowl Boosts TV Sales...

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Super Bowl Attracts Super Scams

Watch out for shady, last-minute deals

Super Bowl Attracts Super Scams...

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Teen Clubs May Not Be As Safe As Parents Think

An "Inside Edition" Hidden Camera Investigation

Nightclubs are hosting special events dubbed as "teen nights" that are promoted as a way for teenagers to indulge in clean and safe fun and where no alcoho...

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Honda Recalls ATV to Fix Ball Joints

Honda Recalls ATV to Fix Ball Joints...

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School Cafeterias Even Worse than You Thought

Students at Risk of Deadly Food-Borne Pathogens, Report Warns

Ask any kid what they think of their school cafeteria. Then ask the scientists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The answers are lik...

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Smokers Win Atlantic City Gamble

Fear of irate smokers is about to trump common sense in Atlantic City

Smokers Win Atlantic City Gamble...

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Food Makes You Sexy - Fact or Fiction?

"Love foods" may taste great but do they tickle your libido?

Food Makes You Sexy - Fact or Fiction?...

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Congress Targets Credit Card Companies For Reform

Congress Targets Credit Card Companies For Reform...

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TJX Sued for Loss of Consumer Data

Data Breach Resulting in Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

TJX Sued for Loss of Consumer Data...

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Sunday Times Reports Widespread Shill Bidding on eBay

Sunday Times Reports Widespread Shill Bidding on eBay...

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"Medical Vacations" - A Good Idea?

Cancer Surgery in India, Dental Work in Costa Rica

An estimated half a million Americans are going to take a "medical vacation" this year because they either can't afford to undergo the treatment they need ...

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Nightmare On the Runway

Stranded Airline Passengers Organize after Holiday Delays

Nightmare On the Runway...

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Apple Technology Featured in Big Apple Hotel

Outfitting hotel rooms with 21st century technology is one way to stay ahead of the competition

Apple Technology Featured in Big Apple Hotel...

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Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, But Side Effects Differ

Six in 10 experience at least one side effect,

Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, But Side Effects Differ...

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Prius Shuts Down in the Snow, Reader Complains

Toyota Calls Automatic Power Reduction a Safety Feature

Prius Shuts Down in the Snow, Reader Complains...

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Illinois Sues Nationwide Debt Collector, Arrow Financial

Firm Uses Unfair Tactics, Deceptive Practices, State Charges

Illinois Sues Nationwide Debt Collector, Arrow Financial...

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Verizon Wireless Raises Text Message Rate

Remember When a Text Message Was Just a Dime?

Verizon Wireless Raises Text Message Rate...

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Nationwide, Aetna Customer Data Stolen

In addition to the Nationwide data tapes, the thieves made off with backup data tapes containing information on the medical claims of 130,000 Aetna custome...

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A Good Night's Sleep Essential to Heart Health

Sleep apnea a known risk factor for serious disorders

A Good Night's Sleep Essential to Heart Health...

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Illinois Sues Text-Message Spammers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a federal lawsuit against an alleged text-message spammer accused of flooding consumers' cell phones with unso...

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Consumers Must Act Fast in Data Theft Cases

Consumers Must Act Fast in Data Theft Cases...

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Tested by Fire: American Express Travelers Cheques

Travelers Cheques Lost in Fire; Family Goes Hungry

They're touted as the world's safest currency. And guaranteed to be replaced "quickly and easily" if they're lost or stolen -- usually within 24 hours....

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LeanRx.Net Lightens Consumers Wallets

LeanRx.Net Lightens Consumers Wallets...

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Why Doesn't Every Smoker Get Emphysema?

Researchers Say It Takes Genes, Viruses and Cigarettes

The infection could "reprogram" the cells of the lung's air passages and sacs, and the reprogrammed cells could react badly if the same person took up ciga...

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Complaint of the Day: Phony Magazine Subscription Renewals

Complaint of the Day

Complaint of the Day: Phony Magazine Subscription Renewals...

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Record Companies, Congress Take On Satellite Radio

Industry, Government Collude to Squash Consumers

Record Companies, Congress Take On Satellite Radio...

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Look For Early iPhone Price Cuts

Apple Has Plenty of Room to Cut Retail Price

Look For Early iPhone Price Cuts...

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CARFAX Settles Class Actions

Agrees to Include Prominent Warning that its Reports May Not Be Complete

CARFAX Settles Class Actions...

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Cigarette Companies Raised Nicotine Level, Researchers Find

Higher nicotine level raises habituation level

Cigarette Companies Raised Nicotine Level, Researchers Find...

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Hackers Hit T.J.Maxx, Marshalls

Customer Data Exposed in Major Data Breach

Hackers Hit T.J.Maxx, Marshalls...

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Poor Americans Missing Billions in Earned-Income Tax Benefits

ACORN Offers Free Tax Service to Low-Income Families

Poor Americans Missing Billions in Earned-Income Benefits...

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New MySpace Security Measures May Be Too Late

Lawsuits, Legal Challenges Against Murdoch Site Mount

New MySpace Security Measures May Be Too Late...

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Verizon Cuts Off Northern New England

Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine Set Adrift

Verizon Cuts Off Northern New England...

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House Approves Cutting Student Loan Interest Rates

But Measure Faces Dim Prospects in the Senate

House Approves Cutting Student Loan Interest Rates...

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Tax Refund Loans Gouge Taxpayers

Return Engagement

Tax Refund Loans Gouge Taxpayers...

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Feds Warn Consumers About Counterfeit Check Scams

Feds Warn Consumers About Counterfeit Check Scams...

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7UP Drops "All Natural" Claim

7UP Drops 'All Natural' Claim...

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Floaters in the Eye

The Healthy Geezer

Healthy Geezer is a new column. It is devoted to the health questions of "geezers," all of us lovable & quirky seniors who are wondering what is going on w...

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Pacifiers May Reduce SIDS Risk

But Infants Should Be Weaned from Them by Age 2

Contrary to popular belief, there are some positive effects that result from sucking on pacifiers," says Jane Soxman, DDS, author of the study and Diplomat...

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Dieting In America At All Time Low

Despite the growing evidence that America is packing on the pounds and the often-voiced health concerns about obesity, research suggests Americans aren't a...

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Zombie Computers Clog the Web with Spam

What's the Source of All That Spam? It Could Be You

Email inboxes are being clogged with what seems like a huge increase in unwanted spam messages. Consumers may wonder where all these messages could be comi...

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"National Security Letters" Used To Get Examine Americans' Financial Records

White House Defends Practice, Critics Call It Illegal

National Security Letters Used To Get Examine Americans' Financial Records...

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AT&T Trashes Cingular Brand

Dilberts Take the Wheel

AT&T Trashes Cingular Brand...

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Retailers Fret Over "Swipeless" Credit Cards

Retailers Fret Over 'Swipeless' Credit Cards...

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Suit Charges Nothing Natural About "All Natural" Capri Sun

Not much fruit in what seems to be fruit juice, suit claims

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Transmission Failures Plague BMW Owners

Ultimate driving machines, but not in reverse

BMW owners faces thousands of dollars in transmission repair bills while the highly profitable automaker refuses to accept any responsibility for the mount...

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House Votes to Allow Stem Cell Research

But Support Lacking in the Senate and White House

House Votes to Allow Stem Cell Research...

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FreeCreditReport.com Can Get Expensive

Opt-out credit reports can run up big bills quickly

FreeCreditReport.com Can Get Expensive...

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Simple Blood Test Might Warn Heart Attack & Stroke Victims

Victims usually have little or no warning

Simple Blood Test Might Warn Heart Attack & Stroke Victims...

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FTC Charges Express Consolidation Misleads Consumers

Debt consolidation doesn't do much for consumers, agency charges

FTC Charges Express Consolidation Misleads Consumers...

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Toyota Agrees to Sludge Settlement for Consumers

Class Action Suit Brings Relief to 3.5 Million Toyota, Lexus Owners

The agreement will allow consumers whose claims have been denied by Toyota to submit those claims to a third-party mediator at no cost for binding arbitrat...

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BlueHippo Sounds Tempting? Read This First

There are better ways to get an inexpensive computer

BlueHippo lures consumers with its lack of a credit check and "guaranteed approval." However, there are other, fiscally superior, options that also do not ...

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The BlueHippo Foundation -- What Has It Accomplished?

Evidence suggests that foundation hasn't done much

The BlueHippo Foundation -- What Has It Accomplished?...

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BlueHippo Funding: The Pitch

An Expensive Way to Buy a Cheap Computer

BlueHippo Funding purports on countless TV advertisements to be the friend to those in need -- to those who otherwise could not afford a new computer or ne...

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Mayo Clinic Study Endorses Concept Behind Nintendo's Wii

Mayo Clinic Study Endorses Concept Behind Nintendo's Wii...

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Illinois Sues Debt Collector

Accuses company of intimidating, misleading consumers

llinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago debt collection agency for allegedly using unfair tactics, intimidation and mis...

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Experts Offer Tips on Teenage Binge Drinking

Experts Offer Tips on Teenage Binge Drinking...

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Hi-Def DVD Battle May Be Over

Blu-ray wrests the crown from HD-DVD

Hi-Def DVD Battle May Be Over...

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Bush Gives Himself Authority to Search the Mail

"Signing Statement" Added to Mundane Bill Gives White House Unprecedented Power

Bush Gives Himself Authority to Search the Mail...

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Hybrid Sales Drop with Gas Prices

But Auto Executives Believe the Hybrid Age Is Upon Us

Hybrid Sales Drop with Gas Prices...

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Experts Concerned about Tamiflu Overuse

Widespread use of Tamiflu could have a very unwelcome side effect

Experts Concerned about Tamiflu Overuse...

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Child Car Seats Not Up to the Challenge

Consumer Reports Tests Find Critical Shortcomings in Infant Seats

Child Car Seats Not Up to the Challenge...

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Starbucks Cuts Trans Fats

Starbucks Cuts Trans Fats...

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Toyota Says Sweat Detector Stops Drunk Drivers

Toyota system analyzes sweat on the palms of the driver's hands

Toyota joins Volvo in developing computerized systems to prevent drunk driving. The Volvo system requires the driver to blow into a tube to detect alcohol ...

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Jackson Hewitt Pays $5 Million to Settle California Charges

High-Cost Tax Refund Loans Marketed to Low-Income Customers

Jackson Hewitt Pays $5 Million to Settle California Charges...

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Worst Diets of 2006

Lose Weight With These? Fat Chance

"There are countless products out there that promise quick weight loss. Most of them are total scams that make your wallet thinner, but not your body....

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No Easy Way Out Of Credit Card Debt

No Easy Way Out Of Credit Card Debt...

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Rep. Frank Promises Hearings On Credit Bureaus

Consumers Complain of Delays in Correcting, Updating Credit Reports

Rep. Frank Promises Hearings On Credit Bureaus...

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Wisconsin Mails Tax Forms With Exposed Social Security Numbers

Wisconsin Mails Tax Forms With Exposed Social Security Numbers...

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