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New York Stops H&R Block's Deceptive Sweepstakes Ads

Company will pay $245,000 penalty for not playing by the rules

New York Stops H&R Block's Deceptive Sweepstakes Ads...

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Energy Drinks Can Lead To Caffeine "Overdose"

Drinks often contains lots of sodium & sugar too

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New Guide Lists Calories in Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Government doesn't require listings on drink labels

Alcohol Facts further explains what constitutes a "standard drink" -- 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40%) distille...

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Whats Really Fueling Those Sky-High Oil Prices

There are lots of theories; most of them are right

Ask any number of experts about whats causing the current run-up in oil prices, now around $140 a barrel, and youre likely to get several different answers...

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Salmonella Outbreak is Biggest Ever Tied to Produce

Investigators still aren't sure of the source of the outbreak

Tomatoes are back on grocers' shelves and on McDonald's hamburgers, but federal investigators still haven't identified the source of the salmonella outbrea...

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Forget Tomatoes; Feds Focus on Jalapeños

Salmonella outbreak may be tied to salsa, sleuths suspect

Hundreds of millions of dollars later, federal health officials say that maybe tomatoes weren't to blame for the odd strain of salmonella that has sickened...

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Unexpected Problems Confront Prius Owners

Pleasure turns to pain for many purchasers

Standing room only may be the rule as hybrid hunters line up outside Toyota showrooms to join the ever-growing waiting list for a new Prius....

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Study: Parents Often Source of Liquor for Underage Drinkers

Few teen drinkers pay for alcohol; many get it at home

Study: Parents Often Source of Liquor for Underage Drinkers...

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Payday Loan Lead Generators Settle FTC Charges

Ads didn't display annual percentage rate, as the law requires

Two companies that generate payday loan leads have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their Internet advertising misled the public. Spe...

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Consumer Bankruptcies Up 47% from Last Year

It can take 10 to 20 years or more to fully recover, researchers find

Filing bankruptcy is a growing option for many struggling Americans, but a new study suggests it takes a long time to recover from such a setback. Research...

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Mongoose Youth ATVs Recalled

Mongoose Youth ATVs Recalled...

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Kawasaki ATVs Recalled

Kawasaki ATVs Recalled...

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Anheuser-Busch Ends Alcoholic Energy Drink Sales

Drinks create 'wide-awake drunks,' states charged

Anheuser-Busch Ends Alcoholic Energy Drink Sales...

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Congress Reaches Agreement on Parts of Consumer Safety Bill

Fierce behind-the-scenes battle rages over increasing the power of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Congress Reaches Agreement on Parts of Consumer Safety Bill...

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California Sues Countrywide For Mortgage Deception

Nation's largest mortgage lender used 'deceptive scheme,' states charge

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sued Countrywide Financial, its chief executive Angelo Mozilo, and president David Sambol, for engagi...

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California Court to Rule on Dex-Cool Settlement

GM could pay millions in repair claims

Millions of consumers could collect repair costs from General Motors for engine damage caused by the coolant Dex-Cool following a hearing in California sch...

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Seniors Should be Wary of Reverse Mortgage Scams

Scams involving reverse mortgages becoming common

Seniors Should be Wary of Reverse Mortgage Scams...

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Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies R Us Recalled

Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies R Us Recalled...

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$2 A Gallon Gas Possible, Analysts Tell Congress

Eliminating 'excessive speculation' could bring back 'good old days'

You've heard the doomsday scenarios of $4 a gallon gas rising to $7 as oil prices continue their surge. A Congressional committee Monday heard the flip sid...

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Feds Probe Saturn Timing Chain Problems

More than 400,000 L-Series cars could be affected

The engine timing chain used in the Saturn L-Series equipped with a 2.2 liter engine is under investigation again at the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad...

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Poll Finds Google Most Reputable U.S. Company

Oil companies, domestic automakers take a beating

Poll Finds Google Most Reputable U.S. Company...

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Coming Soon: Generic Drugs from China

Safety concerns temper enthusiasm over increased competition

If you liked the heparin, dog food, lead-painted toys toothpaste and truck tiresfrom China, you'll be happy to hear that Chinese-made generic drugs are mak...

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Illness, Death Dog Nutro Pet Food

Company denies a link to scores of sudden illness

The dogs' owners all say their pets were in good health and they're convinced that Nutro's food is somehow connected to their animals' deaths....

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Giant Food Intros $9.99 Generic Drug Plan

Washington-area chain responds to Safeway, Wal-Mart

Giant Food is the latest supermarket chain to announce a $9.99 discount program for generic drugs....

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Avoiding Foreclosure Takes More Than Hope

Lender-supported workout groups don't always present all the options

Month after month, the foreclosures mount. One in every 483 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing last month, the highest monthly rate since the re...

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NHTSA to Hear 'Silent Killer' Complaints

Hybrids pose risk to visually impaired

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans a day of public hearings to look at the dangers quiet-running hybrid vehicles pose for vis...

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California Prods CVS to Stop Selling Expired Products

Chain also agrees to improve customer privacy protection

California Prods CVS to Stop Selling Expired Products...

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Arizona Sues Great Expectations

Dating service accused of fraud

Arizona Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Sun West Video, Inc., alleging the company violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and Dating Referral...

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Public Citizen Sues FDA for Failure to Act on Darvon

Suit says Darvon is dangerous and no more effective than similar drugs

Public Citizen sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today for failing to act on its petition to withdraw Darvon, Darvocet and all drugs contain...

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Feds Raid PETCO Warehouse in Illinois

Pet products stored in unsanitary conditions, FDA charges

U.S. Marshals have today seized various pet products stored under what the FDA called "unsanitary conditions" at PETCO's Animal Supplies Distribution Cente...

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Fewer Americans on Diets but More 'Eating Healthily'

Consumers seeking out 'better-for-you' foods

Fewer Americans on Diets but More 'Eating Healthily'...

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Rental Car Companies Gouging Consumers with Refueling Fees

Maryland AG fights fill-up costs for rentals

Rental Car Companies Gouging Consumers with Refueling Fees...

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Toyota Siennas Recalled to Fix Power Liftgate

Liftgate may fall on users

Toyota is recalling 196,222 Sienna vans from the 2004 through 2006 model years to repair the struts which hold up the power-assisted liftgate. Those struts...

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NHTSA Investigates 2,700,000 GM Trucks, SUVs

Fire hazard probed in 21 models

The NHTSA has intensified a investigation of 21 models of General Motors trucks and SUVS manufactured between 2006 and 2008 because of the possibility of a...

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J. K. Harris Settles Deceptive Ad Charges

Company took consumers' money, did nothing, states charged

J. K. Harris Settles Deceptive Ad Charges...

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Record Gas Prices Move Higher

California moves towards $5

Feds See No Relief from High Gas Prices...

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May Foreclosure Filing Rate Highest Ever

Rate of increase slows slightly

Ed McMahon is not alone. One in every 483 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing last month, the highest monthly rate since the real estate tracking...

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Golf Cart Injuries Increasing

Adolescent, elderly males have high injury rates

"A lot of people perceive golf carts as little more than toys, but our findings suggest they can be quite dangerous, especially when used on public roads."...

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Congressional Report Faults FDA Inaction

Investigators say FDA has not implemented its own food safety plans

Grappling with another high profile food contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is coming in for more criticism, this time from Congressional...

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Missouri Sues 'Diabetic Partner Dog' Business

Heaven Scent Paws misrepresented its dogs' abilities, suit charges

Missouri authorities have collared a business owner who allegedly misrepresented that she could train diabetic alert service dogs and charged consumers tho...

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Pomegranate Juice May Help Fight Arthritis

Study finds the fruit can reduce inflammation

A new study finds that pomegranate juice reduces inflammation and may help fight arthritis....

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Patients 'Overdose' on Medical Debt

Hospitals, doctors encourage patients to pay with plastic

Patients 'Overdose' on Medical Debt...

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FCC Floats Washington Power Grab as Price of Lower Cell Phone Termination Fees

Telecos willing to give up a few dollars for one-stop lobbying in the town they know best

FCC Floats Washington Power Grab as Price of Lower Cell Phone Termination Fees...

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Kia Owners Awarded $6 Million in Class Action

Defective Sephia brakes need frequent replacement

A New Jersey jury has awarded $6 million in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America Inc. Plaintiffs complained that the Kia Sephia sedan, sold in...

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Glitches Abound in Digital Television Transition

Congress hears of coupon troubles, consumer awareness shortcomings

The digital television (DTV) transition took center stage at a House Commerce subcommittee hearing yesterday, just as the Government Accountability Office ...

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Toyota Resists Possible Tacoma Recall

Feds probing unintended acceleration problems in popular pickup

Toyota has launched a lobbying offensive in Washington to limit the scope of a federal safety investigation into unintended acceleration in the Tacoma pick...

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Backyard Leisure Recalls Swing Sets

Backyard Leisure Recalls Swing Sets...

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High Gas Prices Good For Kia, Honda

Fuel-sippers slide off lots as gas prices hover around $4

Two automakers known for small, fuel-efficient cars have reported record sales in May....

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FTC Sues Subprime Credit Card Lender For Deceptive Marketing

CompuCredit charged with violating both credit and debt collection laws

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against subprime credit card lender CompuCredit and its subsidiary debt collection company Jefferson...

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FDA Expands Tomato Warning

At least 150 people sickened nationwide

FDA Expands Tomato Warning...

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Ford Trucks Burn in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Truck owners thought danger of fire was remote, ignored recall notices

The firestorm of Ford trucks burning across America has erupted again, destroying a Virginia home and spreading destruction in 3 other states....

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NYC Charges Milk Sellers With Price Gouging

Reduced enforcement blamed for high prices

NYC Charges Milk Sellers With Price Gouging...

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Thieves Steal AT&T Laptop with Employee Data

Unencrypted computer contains personal information on management, staff

Thieves Steal AT&T Laptop with Employee Data...

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Fed Clears Bank Of America-Countrywide Merger

BofA says it will tighten lending guidelines

The Federal Reserve has signed off on Bank of America's proposed merger with subprime lender Countrywide Financial. The deal is scheduled to be finalized r...

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FDA 'Reapproves' Heartworm Drug

ProHeart 6 was recalled in 2004 because of serious reactions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed ProHeart 6 Sustained Release Injectable for Dogs, NADA 141-189, manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health, bac...

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TSA's New Scanner Gets Up Close And Personal

Modesty sacrificed to security in new see-through scanners

TSA's New Scanner Gets Up Close And Personal...

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Bassettbaby Cribs Sold at Babies R Us Recalled

Bassettbaby Cribs Sold at Babies R Us Recalled...

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FDA Warns Of Tomato-Linked Salmonella

Agency probes outbreak in Texas, New Mexico

FDA Warns Of Tomato-Linked Salmonella...

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Military Families Struggle with AT&T Calling Cards

Company blames Afghanistan's phone system

Sarah Scheuring tried for two months to contact her husband stationed in Afghanistan using a multitude of the prepaid AT&T calling cardsavailable to milita...

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Simmons Kids Recalls Crib Mattresses

Simmons Kids Recalls Crib Mattresses...

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Consumer Group Presses for Ban on Food Dye

Claims link to hyperactivity, behavior problems in children

Consumer Group Presses for Ban on Food Dye...

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Verizon Wireless Snaps Up AllTel

Deal would make Verizon the largest wireless carrier

Verizon Wireless Snaps Up AllTel...

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Internet Providers Ponder Bandwidth Limits For Heavy Users

Comcast, Time Warner will experiment with metered usage

Internet Providers Ponder Bandwidth Limits For Heavy Users...

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Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs

Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs...

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Patient Information Exposed in Data Breach at Walter Reed

Army hospital says 1,000 patients may be affected

Patient Information Exposed in Data Breach at Walter Reed...

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Physicians Warn Lawn Mowers Pose Danger To Children

'Terrible, devastating injuries' can mark children for life

Physicians Warn Lawn Mowers Pose Danger To Children...

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Soaring Egg Prices Blamed on Costs of Fuel, Feed, Chicks

Prices up more than 30% in many supermarkets

Soaring Egg Prices Blamed on Costs of Fuel, Feed, Chicks...

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Sharper Image Closing All Stores

Company challenged Consumer Reports and lost

Upscale retailer Sharper Image is closing all of its retail stores and liquidating $50 million in inventory, though it will live on as an online catalog an...

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Daiso Recalls Children's Bracelets, Zodiac Signs

Daiso Recalls Children's Bracelets, Zodiac Signs...

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Rewards Programs Not Always Rewarding

Rewards are often difficult if not impossible to collect

Everyone wants something for free and businesses cleverly exploit that desire with rewards, offering customers everything from a free night's stay in a hot...

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Judge Approves De Beers Diamond Pricing Settlement

Consumers, diamond merchants to split $297 million

Judge Approves De Beers Diamond Pricing Settlement...

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TransUnion to Provide Credit Scores to Millions

Huge class action settlement could affect 160 million consumers

TransUnion to Provide Credit Scores to Millions...

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