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529 Plans: A Tax-Free Way to Save for College

As ConsumerAffairs.com recently reported, the cost of sending your child to college has escalated faster than practically any other family expense....

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Congress Fails to Curb Magazine Sales Abuses

The NCL and the CLC are calling on Congress to enact protections for the thousands of teenagers and young adults who are abused and cheated by the travelin...

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Industrial "Food" a Growing Menace

Eating out in the U.S. a scary experience for British tourist

One of the drawbacks of being a vagabond writer is the health risk that constant travel entails -- bandits with guns on third world borders....

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Drug May Help Down Syndrome

Drug May Help Down Syndrome...

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Irradiation Debate Flares Amid Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Critics say safer food handling would be even better

Irradiation Debate Flares Amid Food Poisoning Outbreaks...

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Passengers Applaud Airline Measures Against Unruly Kids

Passengers sympathize with AirTran's recent action

Passengers Applaud Airline Measure Against Unruly Kids...

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Rats! New York KFC Store Has A Problem

Rats in the Colonel's belfry ... and kitchen

A TV news crew has photographed rats scampering across the floor of a KFC and Taco Bell store in Manhattan's trendy Greenwich Village. Rats have been an on...

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Salmonella Confirmed in Peanut Butter, CDC Reports

At Least Two Deaths Blamed on Tainted Peanut Butter So Far

Salmonella Confirmed in Peanut Butter, CDC Reports...

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FDA Wants Stronger Warning for Asthma Drug

Xolair may cause severe allergic reaction

FDA Wants Stronger Warning for Asthma Drug...

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Second Death Linked To Tainted Peanut Butter

Doctors Warn Salmonella "Nothing to be Taken Lightly"

Death Linked To Tainted Peanut Butter...

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JetBlue CEO Wins Top Grades for Crisis Management

Ice storm put his airline in the deep freeze

JetBlue CEO Wins Top Grades for Crisis Management...

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Safety Agency Denies It Ignored Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

Safety Agency Denies It Ignored Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes...

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JetBlue Unveils "Passengers Bill Of Rights"

Airline stranded passengers for hours after big storm

JetBlue Unveils Passengers Bill Of Rights...

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Salmonella Outbreaks: A Recent History

There was a time there when Salmonella was associated largely with chickens and eggs

There was a time there when Salmonella was associated largely with chickens and eggs but the potentially deadly pathogen can show up in all kinds of foods....

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JetBlue Wants to be Travelers' Valentine Once More

Offers Profuse Apologies, Passenger Bill of Rights

JetBlue Wants to be Travelers' Valentine Once More...

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Salmonella: What It Is

Incidence Rising in Western Nations

Salmonella Increasingly Common...

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Rheem, Ruud, Richmond Tankless Water Heaters

Rheem, Ruud, Richmond Tankless Water Heaters...

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IRS Warns of Common Income Tax Scams

Inflated Telephone Excise Tax Refunds Top the List

IRS Warns of Common Income Tax Scams...

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Hackers Map Phishing Expeditions with Google Maps

Identity thieves have shown a new level of technical expertise, spreading malicious code through spam email, then using Google maps to identify the locatio...

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The Amphetamine Connection: How Meth is Driving the Identity Theft Pandemic

How Meth is Driving the Identity Theft Pandemic

The Amphetamine Connection: How Meth is Driving the Identity Theft Pandemic...

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Four Types of Identity Theft

The Amphetamine Connection: How Meth is Driving the Identity Theft Pandemic...

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Data Thieves Hit Stop & Shop

Card Readers Tampered With, PIN Numbers Stolen

Quincy, Massachusetts-based Stop & Shop Supermarkets reports that several of its stores have been hit by thieves who tampered with checkout-lane card reade...

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FDA Widens Peanut Butter Warning

First Lawsuit Filed Against ConAgra; Many More expected

fda, Peanut Butter-Borne Illness Increase...

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Reports of Peanut Butter-Borne Illness Increase

First Lawsuit Filed Against ConAgra; Many More expected

Reports of Peanut Butter-Borne Illness Increase...

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Bush Expected to Name Industry Lobbyist to Head Consumer Safety Agency

Many Senators, Representatives With Oversight Responsibility Claim to Neither Know Nor Care

Bush Expected to Name Industry Lobbyist to Head Consumer Safety Agency...

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Prius Stalls in Snow; Owners Steamed

Aging Priuses are bringing with them many problems

Prius Stalls in Snow; Owners Steamed...

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Does Pollution Play a Role in Obesity?

Researcher Says Endocrine Disrupters Need More Study

Does Pollution Play a Role in Obesity?...

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Payback: State Farm Writes Off Mississippi

Stinging from defeat in a Hurricane Katrina damage claim in Biloxi, the company says it will no longer insure homeowners and businesses in the state with a...

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Texas Sues Sprint Nextel

Charges Company is Using Deceptive Billing Practices

Texas Sues Sprint Nextel...

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FCC, FTC Challenged To Protect Net Neutrality

Cold Wind Blows as Democrats Assert Themselves on Telecom Issues

FCC, FTC Challenged To Protect Net Neutrality...

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TJX Customers: What To Do

To protect against identity theft, consumers who have shopped and used their credit or debit card, or a check, to pay for goods purchased, may wish to take...

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Legislation Would Create New Food Safety Agency

The Safe Food Act also would modernize the 100-year old food safety laws

Legislation Would Create New Food Safety Agency...

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Salmonella Found in "Wild Kitty" Cat Food

Salmonella, Wild Kitty, Cat Food...

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Mortgage Crisis? Act Now to Avoid Foreclosure

Steps You Can Take to Avoid Losing Your Home and Ruining Your Credit

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, an estimated $1.5 trillion in adjustable rate mortgages are going to see another increase in interest rates ...

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Veterans Administration Loses Data on 1.8 Million

Veterans Administration Loses Data on 1.8 Million...

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Planned Obsolesence Comes to Ink Cartridges

Some HP, Lexmark Cartridges Shut Down after a Predetermined time

Many Hewlett Packard and Lexmark consumers with inkjet printers may find that their ink cartridges are no longer working because the manufacturers designed...

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Bank of America Offering Credit Cards to Undocumented Immigrants

No credit history or Social Security number needed

Bank of America Offering Credit Cards to Undocumented Immigrants...

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GM Buys Back 800 Problem Cars and Trucks

It's a rare move but a sure way to solve the problem

GM Buys Back 800 Problem Cars and Trucks...

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Ferry Service to Link Hawaiian Islands

Why wait for a flight? The ferry's leaving now

Visiting multiple islands in the Hawaiian chain is about to become much easier. A high-speed ferry will start daily trips July 1 and will be joined by a si...

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Why Does College Cost So Much?

A Half Century Of Tuition Inflation Adds Up

Why Does College Cost So Much?...

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University of Phoenix Staggers Under Growing Criticism

University of Phoenix Staggers Under Growing Criticism...

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Critics Trash FDA's OTC Approval of Orlistat

Weight-Loss Drug Implicated in Pre-Cancerous Lesions of the Colon

Public Citizen's Dr. Sidney Wolfe called the Food and Drug Administration's action "the height of recklessness" and said "shows a profound lack of concern ...

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FTC Findings Undercut Industry Claims that Identity Theft Is Declining

FTC Findings Undercut Industry Claims that Identity Theft Is Declining...

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Identity Theft Tops FTC Complaints for 2006

Identity Theft Tops FTC Complaints for 2006...

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Priestly Misdeeds Rock Congregations

Money and Trust Lost as Priests Lead Double Lives

Dropping a contribution in a collection plate or sending a check to a church isn't normally cause for concern, even among the most careful consumers....

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Children Die of Lead Poisoning; Safety Agency Powerless to Act

White House Needs to Get the Lead Out So CPSC Can Do the Same

Children Die of Lead Poisoning; Safety Agency Powerless to Act...

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Nissan Altima Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings for Family Sedans

Volkswagen Passat, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry Also Top Picks

Nissan Altima Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings for Family Sedans...

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Washington State Sues "Net Send" Internet Advertisers

Advertisers are accused of sending anonymous "Net Send" messages to consumers

The advertisers are accused of sending anonymous "Net Send" messages to consumers' computers that simulate Windows operating system warnings. ...

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Scams Target Students Seeking Financial Aid

College-Bound Students Need to Do Their Homework

Scams Target Students Seeking Financial Aid...

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Consumer Safety Agency In Limbo

White House Fails to Fill Vacancy; Remaining Commissioners Stripped of their Power

Consumer Safety Agency In Limbo...

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GAO Cites Medical Privacy Issues

Electronic Data-Sharing Puts Patients at Risk

GAO Cites Medical Privacy Issues...

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Cruise Ships to Benefit from Panama Canal Expansion

Cruise ships too wide to squeeze through the Panama Canal could be making the trip within a decade

Cruise Ships to Benefit from Panama Canal Expansion...

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Do Older People Need More Sleep?

The Healthy Geezer

Do Older People Need More Sleep?...

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2003 Ford Trucks Now Spitting Spark Plugs

Bad motor manners spread to 2003 models

2003 Ford Trucks Now Spitting Spark Plugs...

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AARP Launches Annuity Program for its Members

Fixed Annuity Ensures Retirees Don't Outlive their Assets

AARP and New York Life say the program will offer a more secure stream of retirement income, providing guaranteed income for life to AARP members between t...

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