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Researcher: Cell Phones 'More Dangerous Than Smoking'

Millions of deaths could result over the long term

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Connecticut Wants Craigslist to Pull Prostitution Ads

Popular site violates its own rules against promotion illegal activity, state alleges

Connecticut Wants Craiglist to Pull Prostitution Ads...

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Doctor Offers Antidote To 'Super-Size Me' Diet

Organ damage can be reversed if consumers give up their unhealthy lifestyle

"Good news is that most people can undo this damage if they change their diet and they keep physically active," Tetri said. "If they don't, however, they a...

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States Raise Questions about XM-Sirius Merger

Attorneys General say merger will create monopoly

States Raise Questions about XM-Sirius Merger...

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Comcast Agrees To Stop Blocking Internet Users

Will work with file-sharing companies and change network structure

Comcast Agrees To Stop Blocking Internet Users...

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Massive Securities Fraud Ring Exposed In New Jersey

Investors lost at least $50 million, prosecutors charge

Massive Securities Fraud Ring Exposed In New Jersey...

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Rock 'N Ride Plush Rocker Toys

Rock 'N Ride Plush Rocker Toys...

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Brief Gas Price Decline Ends

Prices jumped half a cent overnight

Brief Gas Price Decline Ends...

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Report: Attorneys General Deserve More Credit

State AGs are consumers' front-line defense

Report: Attorneys General Deserve More Credit...

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Home Warranties Not Always What They Seem

Pre-existing conditions not covered, response time often lengthy

Home Warranties Not Always What They Seem...

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Art Dealers Indicted in Alleged Global Scam

Counterfeit prints sold to unsuspected art lovers

The scheme, which included art dealers in Illinois, Florida, and New York, cost victims around the world more than $5 million, according to the Federal Bur...

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International Recalls School Buses, Trucks

The buses could catch fire

The NHTSA reports on its Web site that International Truck and Engine Corporation is recalling 34,993 MY 2006-2008 school and transit buses along with heav...

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Washington Sues Alleged Spyware Spammer

Arizona man bombarded consumers with ads for pornography, Viagra

Washington Sues Alleged Spyware Spammer...

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Weight Loss Found Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure

Study also finds orlistat helps relieve hypertension

Weight Loss Found Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure...

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More Counterfeit Money Order Scams Reported

Midwest has the latest infestation of the fast-spreading scam

A buyer sends counterfeit money order to the seller often for an amount greater than sales price. The buyer then asks the seller to cash the money order an...

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FCC Releases Broadband Report, Admits Data is Faulty

But agency proclaims U.S. broadband competition is healthy

FCC Releases Broadband Report, Admits Data is Faulty...

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Verizon Wins Wireless Spectrum Auction

Company forced to open network to all devices

Verizon Wins Wireless Spectrum Auction...

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Woman Indicted In Alleged Ebay Scam

Buyer 'won' an auction but never got his Lexus

Scammers have taken advantage of consumers in the market for big-ticket items. Scammers often advertise an automobile for sale, take the buyer's money, the...

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Hannaford Bros. Faces Class Action Over Data Breach

Hacker broke into grocery chain's system

Hannaford Bros. Faces Class Action Over Data Breach...

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Survey Finds Extended Car Warranties Often a Bad Deal

Missouri cracks down on St. Louis-area warranty companies

Survey Finds Extended Car Warranties Often a Bad Deal...

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Tiny Virginia Town Stands Up To Payday Lenders

Town steps in when state legislature feared to tread

The town council of tiny Kilmarnock, Virginia, has done what the mighty Virginia General Assembly could or would not do -- banned payday lenders....

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Watch for Scams in Vacation Packages, Travel Deals

Secret fees, misleading ads, hard-sell tactics are common

Watch for Scams in Vacation Packages, Travel Deals...

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United To Reduce its Fleet By 4 Percent

Fuel costs squeezing airlines, leaving passengers with fewer flights

United To Reduce its Fleet By 4 Percent...

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Prediabetes: What You Should Know

You may be able to prevent full-blown diabetes

A diagnosis of prediabetes doesn't mean that you're destined for diabetes. Prediabetes can be reversed, and diabetes prevented, by making some basic lifest...

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Missouri Sues Branson Timeshare Business

Executive Timbers Resort accused of deception, fraud, misrepresentation

Nixons investigation revealed that many consumers have lost between approximately $7,000 and $17,000 in dealing with Branson Log Homes, although some consu...

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Pennsylvania Sues Exchange Student Business

Operators accused of diverting funds, misleading parents and misrepresenting program

Pennsylvania's attorney general has filed a civil lawsuit against an Allentown, Pa., couple from the international "foreign exchange student" business they...

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Xbox or PC Stolen? Don't Forget to Cancel Your Credit Cards

Credit card information may be in your machine's memory

Xbox or PC Stolen? Don't Forget to Cancel Your Credit Cards...

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No Easy Remedy for Imposter Postings on Social Networking Sites

Like grafitti, phony postings are offensive but hard to control

No Easy Remedy for Imposter Postings on Social Networking Sites...

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Travel and Tour Operator Accused of Preying on Senior Citizens

New York sues American Heritage Tours

Travel and Tour Operator Accused of Preying on Senior Citizens...

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Identity Theft: One Woman's Story

Mysterious data breach causes months of frustration

Identity theft can happen so suddenly and so quickly that a simple unexplained purchase on an account can trigger months of investigation and frustration....

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Report: FCC Failing To Resolve Consumer Complaints

Agency spars with investigators over allegations of poor follow-through

Report: FCC Failing To Resolve Consumer Complaints...

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Floating Due Date Snags Chase, Citibank Customers

Banks offer no explanation for the surprise switcheroo

Floating Due Date Snags Chase, Citibank Customers...

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Arkansas Warns of Prison Phone Scam

Inmates use idle time to dial for dollars

McDaniel said he has no evidence that this scam is being operated out of Arkansas prisons and jails, but is asking corrections officials to investigate. ...

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Net Neutrality Supporters Testify

House Committee hears testimony on Internet access

Net Neutrality Supporters Testify...

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Unauthorized Charge? How To Fight It

Dialing for dollars doesn't work; disputing the charge often does

In 2005 ConsumerAffairs.com received hundreds of complaints about this little-known membership services program after its charges began showing up on consu...

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Dangers of Denture Cleansers

FDA warns of harm from allergic reactions, misuse

The Food and Drug Administration has received at least 73 reports of adverse reactions, including at least one death, related to the use of denture cleanse...

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Massachusetts Sues Mortgage Broker

Broker allegedly inflated information supplied to lenders

Lehi Mortgage faces lawsuit for fraudulently procured mortgage loans being submitted to lenders asset and income information for loan applicants that was f...

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FTC Warns Consumers About Tax Rebate Scams

Crooks try to steal information over the phone

FTC Warns Consumers About Tax Rebate Scams: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued an alert warning consumers to avoid the latest form of fraud....

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Toothpaste Importers Face Charges In California

Criminal charges grow out of last year's toothpaste recalls

Toothpaste Importers Face Charges In California...

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Congress Takes On Credit Card Interchange Fees

Bill would let merchants negotiate fees with card companies

Congress Takes On Credit Card Interchange Fees...

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Drivers Impaired Just by Listening to Cell Phone

Listening drivers make mistakes similar to drunken drivers

Drivers Impaired Just by Listening to Cell Phone...

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Employment Resources for Retirees

Working after retirement can make you healthier, wealthier

Employment Resources for Retirees...

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Easy Money Scams On The Rise As Times Get Tough

North Carolina cracks down on 'free grant' promoter

Easy Money Scams On The Rise As Times Get Tough: Government and foundation grants are hard to get and come with many strings attached....

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AARP Report Finds Seniors' Drug Costs Rising

Drug prices 'exploded' after Medicare Part D began

AARP Report Finds Seniors' Drug Costs Rising...

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'Miracle Cold Buster' Settles Lawsuit

Feds, states scrutinize supposed 'miracle' cold cure

Airborne a multivitamin and herbal supplement whose labels and ads falsely claimed that the product cures and prevents colds will refund money to consumers...

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Ford Fires Continue Despite Much-Delayed Federal Warning

Feds waited years to issue 'urgent' advisory about fire danger

Ford Fires Continue Despite Much-Delayed Federal Warning...

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Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Soar

February filings the highest since new bankruptcy law enacted

Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Soar...

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Consumer Reports 11 Worst Cars

U.S. SUVs again fill many of the slots, though Toyota gets two picks

Automotive analysts for the magazine took a look at more than 260 vehicles in this year's evaluation and once again SUVs made in the U.S. dominated the fie...

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Safety of Multivitamins Questioned

High levels of folic acid may be harmful

Safety of Multivitamins Questioned...

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Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Obesity

Study finds breakfast skippers more likely to be overweight

Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have found further evidence to support the importance of encouraging young people to eat...

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Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic

But consumers say the problem is more widespread than Jeep admits

Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic...

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Big Banks, Telcos Top Identity Theft List

Bank of America, Sprint, AT&T biggest source of complaints

Big Banks, Telcos Top Identity Theft List...

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