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New Orleans: Three Years Later

A Katrina refugee pays a return visit

After The Storms of 2005, we found rooms in Lafayette, "The Hub City" of Acadiana, but kept Squalor Heights, our Faubourg Marigny garret on the edge of the...

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Comcast to Cap Internet Usage for Customers

Residential users top out at 250 gigabytes per month under new policy

Comcast to Cap Internet Usage for Customers...

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GM Recalls Buicks, GMCs, Saturns to Fix Wipers

The buildup of snow or ice on the windshield or wipers could restrict the movement of the wiper arm.

General Motors is recalling 88,809 of the 2008 Buick Enclaves, 2007 to 2008 GMC Acadias and Saturn Outlooks to repair the windshield wipers....

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Feds Step Up Rusting Hyundai Investigation

Recall possible as Sonata and Santa Fe scrutinized

Feds Step Up Rusting Hyundai Investigation...

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When Should You Sell Exchange Traded Funds?

Even less volatile investments have a "sell by" date

All you can do is keep your eye on the prize and if it starts to fall too far and too fast, follow either Smartstops or Morningstar's guidance and sell bef...

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New College Students Face Money Management Challenges

Counselor urges discipline, budgeting, and using cash

New College Students Face Money Management Challenges...

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Housing Market Still Favors Buyers Over Sellers

Condo market remains glutted, while single-family homes sell faster

Housing Market Still Favors Buyers Over Sellers...

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Are Your Tax Dollars Paying for Excessive CEO Salaries?

Groups charge tax code loopholes subsidize corporate heads

Are Your Tax Dollars Paying for Excessive CEO Salaries?...

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Data Breaches Exceed 2007 Record

Higher numbers include breaches reported by Attorneys General

The number of data breaches hit a record high in 2007, but it appears this year will be significantly more dangerous, when it comes to potential identity t...

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Report Links Tobacco Marketing and Movies With Youth Smoking

Even brief exposure to tobacco ads can hook kids for life, study finds

Report Links Tobacco Marketing and Movies With Youth Smoking...

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Color Blindness Isn't Black and White

The Healthy Geezer

Color blindness affects about 10% of men, but only 1% of women. Most people with color blindness inherited it. There is no treatment to correct inherited c...

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West Virginia Warns About Phony Debt Collectors

Scammers claiming to be authorities demand money transfers

West Virginia Warns About Phony Debt Collectors...

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Comcast to Slow Internet Speeds for Heaviest Users

File-sharers will get throttled to prevent congestion

Comcast to Slow Internet Speeds for Heaviest Users...

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Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom

Government safety agency mum, company blames victims for cuts, burns

Many consumers still rely on Pyrex bakeware for everyday cooking chores, trusting that the baking dishes can safely go from the oven to the countertop to t...

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Signal Problems Plague iPhone 3G

Apple issues firmware upgrade but analysts are skeptical

Signal Problems Plague iPhone 3G...

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FTC Bans Pre-Recorded Telemarketer Calls

New rules said to protect consumer privacy

"Just like the provisions of the Do Not Call Registry, these changes will protect consumers' privacy," said FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic....

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Researchers Claim Vioxx Safety Study Was Actually Marketing Plan

Merck challenges researchers' assertions regarding painkiller

Researchers Claim Vioxx Safety Study Was Actually Marketing Plan...

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Hershey's Announces Candy Price Hike

Rising food costs make sweet tooth satisfaction more expensive

Cocoa prices have hit a record high of $2,801 per ton, an increase of almost 30 percent since January, according to a report from the Cocoa Producers' Alli...

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New Prostate Cancer Treatment Shows Promise

Continuous low doses of medicine is more tolerable, shows better results

New Prostate Cancer Treatment Shows Promise...

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Internet Providers Admit to Monitoring Customers' Web Surfing

Congress demands more information from companies

Internet Providers Admit to Monitoring Customers' Web Surfing...

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FDA Again Finds BPA Safe Despite Critics' Concerns

Widespread use of potent chemical in infant products riles parents

FDA Again Finds BPA Safe Despite Critics' Concerns...

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Disappointment Awaits Men Seeking Foreign Brides Online

Sites promising exotic Asian, Russian women are often scams ... or worse

I was in an internet caf in Thailand last year, trying to work out which continent I should fly to next, when my attention was entirely absorbed by an a......

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Bush Signs Consumer Safety Bill

Sweeping legislation provides for safer toys, more effective recalls, stronger enforcement

New consumer legislation intended to make toys and common consumer products safer, make recalls more effective and give more authority to federal and state...

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Should You Place A Freeze On Your Credit Report?

Credit freezes provide new protection against identity theft

Should You Place A Freeze On Your Credit Report?...

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BMW Recalls 200,000 Vehicles for Airbag Failures

Extends airbag warranty for some models

NHTSA warned that in some of the recalled BMWs it is possible that "the front passenger airbags will not deploy even if a sufficiently severe accident woul...

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What Exactly is a "Charley Horse?"

The Healthy Geezer

A cramp is an involuntary contracted muscle that does not relax. The common locations for muscle cramps are the calves, thighs, feet, hands, arms, and the ...

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Don't Let a Bad Economy Ruin Your Marriage

How to prevent financial problems from causing marital stress

Is the current state of the economy affecting your marriage? Do you find you and your spouse fighting more these days over money? If you do, you're not alo...

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United Pilots Want CEO Fired

Union launches Web site detailing exec's bad performance

Things are bad at United Airlines, according to the people who fly the planes, and they say it won't get better until the company fires its CEO....

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Overweight Doesn't Always Mean Unhealthy

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to your health.

Obese individuals do not appear to have an increased risk for heart disease, while some normal-weight individuals experience a cluster of heart risks....

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Mars Petcare Recalls Some Pedigree Dog Food

Company also makes Nutro, blamed for problems by scores of pet owners

Mars said a "component" that tested positive for salmonella was inadvertently shipped to its Tracy, California, plant and used in the production of 100 bag...

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Whole Foods Recalls Fresh Ground Beef

Meat came from troubled Nebraska Beef plant

Whole Foods Recalls Fresh Ground Beef...

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Graphic Card Problem May Affect Millions of Computers

Nvidia admits problem but doesn't alert consumers

Graphic Card Problem May Affect Millions of Computers...

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Lowe's Recalls Perfect Flame Gas Grills

Lowe's Recalls Perfect Flame Gas Grills...

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Expert Finds Unexplained Pet Deaths 'Not Consistent'

But S.C. police dogs taken off Nutro food; pet owners still suspicious

Expert Finds Unexplained Pet Deaths 'Not Consistent'...

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Texas Attorney General Sues Olympic Ticket Scammers

Company accused of taking money and not providing tickets

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games haven't even started, but an unscrupulous ticket broker is already going for the "gold" in consumers' wallets. That's...

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Ring Charged with Hacking Major U.S. Retailers

Scheme believed to be the largest identity theft case ever prosecuted

Ring Charged with Hacking Major U.S. Retailers...

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How Are You at Managing Your Credit Score?

Know your scores and how to improve them

How Are You at Managing Your Credit Score?...

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TSA Suspends "Clear" Program After Laptop Theft

Computer containing passenger data stolen from airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has suspended its "Clear" registered airline traveler program after a laptop containing personal data on 3...

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Diving Injuries On The Increase

10-to-14-year-olds are group at highest risk

"Every year in this country, approximately 6,500 children are treated in emergency departments for diving related injury," said Gary Smith, MD at Nationwid...

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Companies Agree To Cut Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Potato Chips

Fast food makers pay thousands in settlement with California

The state of California has settled lawsuits against Heinz, Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods and Lance Inc. after the companies agreed to slash levels of the cancer...

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Most Kids' Meals Exceed Suggested Daily Intake

Restaurants lobby to keep nutritional facts secret

Nearly all kids meals at national restaurant chains exceed the recommended daily intake for a child's meal, according to a report released today by a consu...

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MIT Researcher Reports Solar Power Breakthrough

Discovery could mean a cheap new energy source

MIT Researcher Reports Solar Power Breakthrough...

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EPPICard Scam Pops Up In Indiana

Payment system used to trick cardholders into revealing information

More scammers appear to be using the EPPICard as a pretense to trick consumers into revealing sensitive information. Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter ...

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FCC Votes To Punish Comcast For Content Blocking

Majority of commissioners say cable giant violated federal policy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially voted 3-2 on Friday to penalize Comcast for its blocking of customer access to file-sharing engine B...

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