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FDA Believes Heparin Was Deliberately Contaminated

FDA allegedly bungled inspection of plant in China

FDA Believes Heparin Was Deliberately Contaminated...

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EPA Orders Scotts to Stop Sales of Two More Pesticides

Agency charges labels are false, misleading

EPA Orders Scotts to Stop Sales of Two More Pesticides...

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First-Quarter Foreclosures Up 112%

Home prices plunge 12.7%, with no bottom in sight

First-Quarter Foreclosures Up 112%...

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Hanna Montana Photo Flap Part of a Trend

Sexualizing of 'tweens' a disturbing development

Miley Cyrus, who plays the Hanna Montana character on Disney's wildly successful kids' program, set off a firestorm of parental protest over the weekend....

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FCC Loosens Digital TV Rules for Retailers, Manufacturers

'Not enough time' to meet previous rules, industry lobbyists claimed

FCC Loosens Digital TV Rules for Retailers, Manufacturers...

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Safety Agency Waits 16 Months to Recall Lead-Laden Key Chains

Ohio university professor documents problem; agency drags its feet

Safety Agency Waits 16 Months to Recall Lead-Laden Key Chains...

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Wachovia Penalized $144 Million for Telemarketing Abuses

Telemarketers preyed on thousands of senior citizens

Wachovia Penalized $144 Million for Telemarketing Abuses...

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LawnBott Lawn Mowers Recalled

LawnBott Lawn Mowers Recalled...

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FDA Orders Illinois Pet Food Maker to Clean Up Its Act

Risk of botulism in Evanger's dog, cat food

FDA Orders Illinois Pet Food Maker to Clean Up Its Act...

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Ford Hopes to Wind Down Recall of Fire-Prone Vehicles

7 million unrepaired cars and trucks still on the road

Ford Hopes to Wind Down Recall of Fire-Prone Vehicles...

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MIT Researchers Confirm Contamination in Heparin

China denied similar findings by FDA

Scientists at MIT say their tests have identified the contaminate in the blood thinning drug heparin, which has caused a fatal allergic reaction in some pe...

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California Tops in Car Theft

Modesto has highest per capita rate in the nation

California is the car theft capital of the country with four of its metropolitan areas on the top ten list of cities where a car is most likely to be stole...

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Bank of America Tightens Lending Rules

New rules coincide with acquisition of Countrywide Financial

Bank of America Tightens Lending Rules...

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Consumers Having Problems with Digital TV Converter Coupons

Latest snag in government's attempt to move TV broadcasters to new frequency band

Consumers Having Problems with Digital TV Converter Coupons...

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Children Abused in Unregulated 'Boot Camps,' Critic Charges

Congress sets hearing on 'tough love' camps

Children Abused in Unregulated 'Boot Camps,' Critic Charges...

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Beco 'Butterfly' Infant Carriers

Beco 'Butterfly' Infant Carriers...

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Federal Mortgage Aid Needed Now, Consumer Group Warns

Housing crisis dwarfs industry's attempt to respond

Federal Mortgage Aid Needed Now, Consumer Group Warns...

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Eating Disorders Widespread Among U.S. Women, Survey Finds

Three-quarters of women display unhealthy thoughts or behaviors

Eating Disorders Widespread Among U.S. Women, Survey Finds...

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North Carolina Stops Advance Fee Credit Card Scheme

Premier Nationwide Corp. hit with restraining order

North Carolina Stops Advance Fee Credit Card Scheme...

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Cable, Telco Interests Sit Out Net Neutrality Hearing

Comcast leaves field to neutrality supporters

Cable, Telco Interests Sit Out Net Neutrality Hearing...

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Wal-Mart Bans BPA, Other Retailers Likely to Follow

Studies link the chemical to possible hormonal changes

Wal-Mart Bans BPA, Other Retailers Likely to Follow...

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String of Illnesses Afflicts NUTRO-Fed Pets

Company insists its food is '100% safe'

Scores of pets from California to South Carolina have experienced sudden and recurring bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems....

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Antioxidant Users Don't Live Longer, Study Finds

Even worse, some antioxidants may increase risk of death

Antioxidant Users Don't Live Longer, Study Finds...

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Debt Collectors Go After Expired Verizon Bills

Consumers told refusing to pay will hurt their credit rating

Consumers around the country are complaining that Afni, Inc., a debt collection agency, has been calling and mailing, demanding that consumers pay old Veri...

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Ford Recalls 2008 E-350s

Drive shaft assembly may be faulty

Ford Recalls 2008 E-350s...

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March Foreclosures Up 57% in March

More families walking away from their homes

One in every 538 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing during March, a five percent rise over the previous month and a whopping 57 percent increase...

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Lawmakers Push For 'Transparency' On Food Recalls

Consumers not always able to get reliable information

Lawmakers Push For 'Transparency' On Food Recalls...

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TSA's Air Cargo Plans Questioned

Cargo companies would do their own security checks

TSA's Air Cargo Plans Questioned...

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Feds Probe Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Sienna Minivan

Missing retainer pin can cause problems

Feds Probe Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Sienna Minivan...

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Little Satisfaction for Kids Quarters Customers

Bankrupt furniture retailer leaves gaping holes in consumers' budgets

Kids Quarters took money from at least one customer even after it notified other consumers it could not deliver their promised and paid for furniture....

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No Need to Overpay for Property Deeds

Companies charge big bucks for public documents

Need a copy of the deed to your property? You could go to the courthouse and get one for $10 or less, or you could pay some company as much as $89 to get o...

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Tax Scams Proliferate In April

Taxpayer advocate wants improvement; Agency promises more action

The Treasury Department's Inspector General (TIGTA) found that, "the IRS has not placed sufficient emphasis on employment-related and tax fraud identity th...

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Chewing Gum Can Contribute to Gas Pains

The Healthy Geezer

When you chew gum, you swallow more often and some of what you're swallowing is air. In addition, artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol that is found in s...

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Feds Seize Unapproved Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

'Natural supplements' are illegal drugs and pose serious health risks

Feds Seize Unapproved Erectile Dysfunction Drugs...

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Mystery Shoppers Find Deceit, Incompetence Among Tax Preparers

IRS urged to bar sale of refund anticipation loans

Mystery Shoppers Find Deceit, Incompetence Among Tax Preparers...

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Midsize Side Impact Tests Show Safety Improvements

Seven models get highest rating for occupant protection

Midsize Side Impact Tests Show Safety Improvements...

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Is Texting Replacing Talking?

Survey finds rapid growth in cell phone text-messaging

Is Texting Replacing Talking?...

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Ethanol-Blended Fuel Blamed for Boaters' Problems

Blended fuel damages marine tanks, engines, class action action charges

A class action lawsuit charges that major oil companies are manufacturing and selling ethanol blended gasoline that damages marine fuel tanks, engines and ...

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New Mint May Reduce Cavities In Kids

In test, all-natural substance cut cavities 62%

From the beginning of time, it seems, it's been hard to train children to brush their teeth. But a new mint may take at least some of the pressure off....

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Homeowners Raiding Retirement Accounts to Avoid Foreclosure

Fees and penalties for early withdrawals can be severe

Homeowners Raiding Retirement Accounts to Avoid Foreclosure...

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Ford Expedition Suspected in Fatal Ohio Home Fire

Latest in a long series of cruise control fires

Ford Expedition Suspected in Fatal Ohio Home Fire...

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Consumer Reports Picks VW Eos as Best Convertibles

BMW 328i a close second

Consumer Reports Picks VW Eos as Best Convertibles...

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Class Actions Challenge LifeLock

Identity protection guarantee "meaningless," suits argue

Class Actions Challenge LifeLock...

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TJX To Pay Mastercard $24 Million For Data Breach

Will set aside money to provide restitution for victims

TJX To Pay Mastercard $24 Million For Data Breach...

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NCAA Ticket Lottery Ties Up Fans' Money for Months

Does NCAA mean "No Chance At Admission?"

NCAA Ticket Lottery Ties Up Fans' Money for Months...

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Should You Buy a Second-Hand Prius?

Maintenance costs may outstrip fuel savings

With sales of new hybrids increasing by almost 30 percent a year and gasoline prices following at a faster pace, a second-hand hybrid can appear to be a sm...

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Loan Payment Delinquencies Rise

Credit problems spread to auto loans, cedit cards

Loan Payment Delinquencies Rise...

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Pet Owners Not Thrilled with Poisoning Settlement

Pet food companies should have done more, consumers complain

Pet Owners Not Thrilled with Poisoning Settlement...

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Apple Sued Over 'Millions of Colors' Claim

MacBook actually displays only 262,144 colors

Apple Sued Over 'Millions of Colors' Claim...

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Mitsubishi Recalls 120,000 Endeavors

Ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward

The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that Mitsubishi is recalling 120,00 Endeavors from the 2004 to 2006 model years because the ignition in...

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Hybrid Parking Perk Under Fire in Los Angeles

Growing budget problems prompt closer look at hybrid perks

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation estimates the free hybrid parking costs the city about $116,560, less than one percent of all yearly parking m...

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Missouri Sues Kennel Operator

Sick dogs shipped to consumers nationwide

That action comes on the heels of a Missouri Department of Agriculture inspection that revealed Craft sold three dogs with a highly contagious viral diseas...

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Menu Foods Settles Pet Food Class Action

Thousands of dogs and cats sickened by contaminated pet food

Menu Foods Settles Pet Food Class Action...

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FCC's Martin: No Opening Of Wireless Networks

Dismisses Skype's challenge to enable all devices

FCC's Martin: No Opening Of Wireless Networks...

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419 Scams Never Go Away

Like cicadas, they come and go with the seasons

419 Scams Never Go Away...

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Big Box Retailers, Not FEMA, May Be First Line Of Defense

Remote, top-down federal management falls short of meeting urgent needs

Big Box Retailers, Not FEMA, May Be First Line Of Defense...

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Home Sales Pick Up, Prices Dip Deeper

Too much revolving debt makes recovery more difficult

Home Sales Pick Up, Prices Dip Deeper...

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Cruise Lines Agree To Refund $21 Million In Fuel Surcharges

Florida goes after cruise lines for retroactive charges

Cruise Lines Agree To Refund $21 Million In Fuel Surcharges...

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Electronic Payment Industry Touts Its Green Benefits

Bill-paying doesn't have to be environmentally expensive

Electronic Payment Industry Touts Its Green Benefits...

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TJX Settles with FTC Over Data Breach

Nearly 100 million consumers may have been affected

TJX Settles with FTC Over Data Breach...

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