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Pet Owners Not Thrilled with Poison Food Settlement

Despite compensation, many dog, cat owners still wary of commercial pet food

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FDA Wants Recall of Xiadafil VIP Tabs

Product contains dangerous undeclared ingredient, agency warns

Another dietary supplement has become a recall target at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has requested that SEI Pharmaceuticals, of Miami, F...

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First Vioxx Judgment Overturned On Appeal

Judges find no evidence Vioxx caused defendant's heart attack

First Vioxx Judgment Overturned On Appeal...

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Heart Bypass Patients Fear 'Pump Head' Effect

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Heart Bypass Patients Fear 'Pump Head' Effect...

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Texas Sues Travel Clubs

Clubs defrauded unsuspecting consumers, state charges

Texas Sues Travel Clubs...

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Fruits & Vegetables Offer Protection Against Sunburn

Lycopene, carotenoids may also prevent many cancers and skin diseases

Fruits & Vegetables Offer Protection Against Sunburn...

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Did Wall Street Wreck The Economy?

Congress, regulators start to connect the dots

While consumers face skyrocketing gasoline prices, the economy is struggling to overcome the wave of foreclosures caused by the subprime meltdown and colla...

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Makit & Bakit Children's Jewelry Recalled

Makit & Bakit Children's Jewelry Recalled...

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States Sue EPA Over Ozone Standards

Feds ignore public health, disregard scientists' warning, suit charges

Federal standards for things like product safety and public welfare are supposed to make enforcement more manageable and consistent being fair to industry ...

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West Virginia AG Challenges Anti-Lawsuit Group

'Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse' may not be what it seems

West Virginia AG Challenges Anti-Lawsuit Group...

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Express Scripts Settles Drug Switching Charges For $9.3 Million

States charged company's practices were unfair and deceptive

Express Scripts Settles Drug Switching Charges For $9.3 Million...

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Secondhand Smoke Linked To Hospital Admissions

Very young infants at greatest risk

Secondhand Smoke Linked To Hospital Admissions...

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Class Action Challenges NCAA Ticket Sales

NCAA, Ticketmaster operating an illegal lottery?

Class Action Challenges NCAA Ticket Sales...

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Bankrupt Helicopter School Shoots Down Student Aspirations

Question: Are those student loans still due?

Bankrupt Helicopter School Shoots Down Student Aspirations...

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Yahoo! Sues Fake Lottery Scammers

But the actual defendants are still unknown

Internet portal Yahoo! has taken the unusual step of filing a lawsuit against a number of unnamed individuals and companies engaged in the fake lottery sca...

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FTC Wraps Up Largest Fraud Crackdown in its History

More than 180 actions filed against alleged scam artists

FTC Wraps Up Largest Fraud Crackdown in its History...

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Pet Food Makers Agree to $24 Million Settlement

Dog, cat owners would be compensated for medical expenses, cremation costs

Pet Food Makers Agree to $24 Million Settlement...

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What Women -- and Men -- Should Know about Breast Cancer

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What Women -- and Men -- Should Know about Breast Cancer...

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California Finds Air Pollution Claims Lives

Fine particles produced by combustion take their toll

California Finds Air Pollution Claims Lives...

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Warning: 'Love Stone' Can Cause Poisoning, Death

NYC Health Department issues warning after hospital reports a death

Its active ingredients include several chemicals known as bufadienolides. They are derived from toad venom and some trees and can disrupt the normal rhythm...

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Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Linked to Seizures, Heart Problems, Diabetes

FAA bans its use by pilots and air-traffic controllers

Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Linked to Seizures, Heart Problems, Diabetes...

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Verizon, FCC Cook Up Termination-Fee Plan

Deal would jettison states & suits and possibly sink Sprint's boat

Verizon, FCC Cook Up Termination-Fee Plan...

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Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Recalled - Explosion

Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Recalled - Explosion...

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Mortgage Fraud Up 176%, FBI Reports

Economic woes provide fertile field for scam artists

Mortgage fraud is on the rise and consumers need to be wary of the many scams that often surface in the wake of this crime. Those are the findings included...

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Drowning Season Opens; Pools a Major Menace to Children

Homeowners must be constantly vigilant, lawyers & safety experts warn

Drowning Season Opens; Pools a Major Menace to Children...

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U.S. Continues To Lag In Broadband Penetration

New international rankings released; U.S. is 15th in the world

U.S. Continues To Lag In Broadband Adoption...

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Trip to the Beach Could Make You Sick

More illness tied to swimming, boating

The CDC says there were more recreational water illnesses outbreaks in 2007 than ever before, and the numbers could increase in the coming years....

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Killer Cribs Study Finds Toxins in Common Baby Products

Friends of the Earth targets fire retardants in Graco products

Killer Cribs Study Finds Toxins in Common Baby Products...

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Spit Spark Plugs Still Hobble Ford Trucks

Used truck buyers beware; problem still not solved

Spit Spark Plugs Still Hobble Ford Trucks...

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Merck Agrees to Pay $58 Million to Settle Vioxx Claims

States accused drugmaker of false marketing

Merck Agrees to Pay $58 Million to Settle Vioxx Claims...

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New Mexico Allergy Sufferers Want Public Wi-Fi Ban

Could wireless Internet signals have adverse health effects?

New Mexico Allergy Sufferers Want Public Wi-Fi Ban...

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Study Cautions Pregnant Women On Cell Phone Use

Cell-phone-using moms more likely to have unruly children

Study Cautions Pregnant Women On Cell Phone Use...

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Comcast, Cox Caught Blocking BitTorrent

Researchers detect cable companies' Internet traffic jams

Comcast, Cox Caught Blocking BitTorrent...

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Gardeners' Choice Complaints Sprout Annually

Company insists it has a 'no questions asked' guarantee

"I ordered tomato plants in February 2008 from Gardeners' Choice," Mark of Corbin, Ky. wrote. "I never received them, but they charged my credit card 60 da...

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CDC Links 2006 Salmonella Outbreak to Dog Food

First time human illness has been linked to dry dog food

CDC Links 2006 Salmonella Outbreak to Dog Food...

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Maryland Shuts Down Investment Scam

Con artist scammed his own grandmother, prosecutor charges

Investment fraud continues to plague unwary consumers, particularly seniors who have accumulated a nest egg and are looking for the best possible rate of r...

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Study Questions Effect of Violent Video Games

Incidence of violence has declined since the games were introduced

Study Questions Effect of Violent Video Games...

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Connecticut Sues Alleged Discount Travel Scammers

'Free' and 'discounted' travel were anything but, state charges

Connecticut Sues Alleged Discount Travel Scammers...

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Ford to Recall F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT Pickups

The Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 650,000 F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks because of a faulty power brake assist hose.

The brake hose may swell over time causing the hose to become detached from the intake manifold. Applying the brakes could require increased pressure on th...

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Kroger Expands Its Generic Drug Discount Programs

Latest Wal-Mart upgrade sets off competitive responses

Kroger Expands Its Generic Drug Discount Programs...

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Consumer Groups Urge the FCC to Reject XM-Sirius Merger

Justice Department rubber-stamped the deal in March

Consumer Groups Urge the FCC to Reject XM-Sirius Merger...

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House Joins Senate in Boosting Rail Travel

More Americans riding the rails as gas prices soar

House Joins Senate in Boosting Rail Travel...

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FDA OKs Health Claims for Brown Rice

'Whole Grains' logo can now be displayed on brown rice, agency decrees

FDA OKs Health Claims for Brown Rice...

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Class Action Alleges Deceptive Marketing by Lifelock

Lifelock's CEO is himself a multiple identity theft victim, suit charges

Class Action Alleges Deceptive Marketing by Lifelock...

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Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

Consumer group wants tougher enforcement, stricter rules

Organic milk is one of the biggest areas of growth in the dairy industry, making up three percent of all U.S. milk sales and growing at a double-digit rate...

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Allergy-Free Grocery May Make Mothers' Lives Easier

Virginia women learned about food allergies the hard way

Allergy-Free Grocery May Make Mothers' Lives Easier...

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Chicken Labels Can Be Misleading

'Free range,' 'grain-fed,' 'natural' don't necessarily mean much

Buying chicken these days is not like it used to be. With labels like "100% natural," "organic," "grain-fed," and "free range," many consumer don't really ...

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FDA Approves Generic Drug for Restless Legs Syndrome

Requip also approved for treatment of Parkinson's disease

FDA Approves Generic Drug for Restless Legs Syndrome...

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Supermarkets Launch Generic Drug Discount Programs

Competition heats up but consumers still need to shop around

Supermarkets Launch Generic Drug Discount Programs...

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How to Fight Rising Food Costs

Meal planning can help you stay ahead of rising prices

A family of five now spends an average of $135 a week on groceries, according to the Food Marketing Institute's U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report for 2008...

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AMA Calls For Tighter Drug Ad Oversight

Many of the ads are misleading, doctors complain

"Direct-to-consumer ads often portray drugs through rose-colored glasses by including more information about a drug's benefits than risks," said Nielsen....

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Californians Fight Back Against 'Rescinded' Health Coverage

Class actions against Blue Cross of California heat up

Californians Fight Back Against 'Rescinded' Health Coverage...

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Nader Protests Feds' Roof Crush Plan

Bush 'doesn't give a darn about it'

Nader Protests Feds' Roof Crush Plan...

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Facebook Agrees to Upgrade Safety Measures

States pressure social site to increase protections for minors

Facebook Agrees to Upgrade Safety Measures...

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Phishing Scammers Get More Creative

Coulee Dam scammers try to leave no trace of their activities

Who hasn't received a spam email saying their credit or debit card has been deactivated and the consumer needs to call the bank to straighten things out?...

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Honda Recalls ATVs

Honda Recalls ATVs...

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Protections Increased for Air Travelers with Disabilities

But travelers complain existing rules are often ignored

Protections Increased for Air Travelers with Disabilities...

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Treacherous Treads Still Taking Lives

Firestone tires on a Ford Explorer can still be a lethal combination

Treacherous Treads Still Taking Lives...

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Chrysler Expands Jeep Stalling Recall

Transmission software will be reprogrammed

NHTSA reported that the automaker has now recalled 24,461 2006 Jeep Commanders to reprogram automatic transmission software in Jeeps equipped with the 4.7 ...

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Fed Chief Seeks Greater Effort To Stem Foreclosures

Eroding housing market affects overall economy, he warns

Fed Chief Seeks Greater Effort To Stem Foreclosures...

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Rising Gas Prices Drive Search for Savings

Scams abound, but so do some simple gas-saving measures

Rising Gas Prices Drive Search for Savings...

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Wal-Mart Adds More Generic Drugs To Discount Plan

$10 for a 90-day supply of popular generic, OTC drugs

Wal-Mart Adds More Generic Drugs To Discount Plan...

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Illinois Wants 'Blow' Energy Drink Pulled

High-caffeine drink glorifies drug culture, AG charges

This is blatant promotion of drug culture and addiction, Madigan said. I am deeply concerned that the design and marketing of Blow will have a detrimental ...

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Bursitis Common But Treatable

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Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sac filled with fluid. We each have about 160 of these bursae, which act as shock absorbers and greas...

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Whirlpool Settles Water Heater Class Action

Multiple failures annoy homeowners

Consumers with Whirlpool water heaters sold at Lowe's have about 2 months to file claims in the settlement of a class action lawsuit that alleged the water...

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Feds Back Tighter Credit, Debit Card Rules

Phantom fees, retroactive interest increases would be banned

Consumers have long complained about credit card policies that usually result in extra fees. Now, federal regulators are beginning to listen....

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QVC Recalls SoleusAir Space Heaters

QVC Recalls SoleusAir Space Heaters...

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Lifelock Sales Surge Despite Critics

'Concierge' system charges top dollar for service consumers could get for free

Lifelock Rolls Over Critics...

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Despite Warnings, More Consumers Fall Victim to Cyber Scams

Law enforcement barely makes a dent in crooks' efforts

Despite Warnings, More Consumers Fall Victim to Cyber Scams...

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Report Finds Flaws In Food Inspection System

Food safety system has broken down, report warns

Report Finds Flaws In Food Inspection System...

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