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Toyota Land Cruiser Earns High Marks in Consumer Reports Tests

SUV lauded for comfort, while other brands get low grades

Toyota Land Cruiser Earns High Marks in <em>Consumer Reports</em> Tests...

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Hospitals Score Low in Patient Survey

Patients prefer higher quality of care than what they receive

Hospitals Score Low in Patient Survey...

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In Times of Tight Credit, Retailers Revive Layaway

"Buy now, pay later" becomes "Pay a bit at a time"

In Times of Tight Credit, Retailers Revive Layaway...

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"Flawed" 401(k) Laws Putting Retirement at Risk

Defined-contribution plans not meant to replace pensions

ongress needs to reform flawed 401(k) laws that could push back retirement for millions of Americans whose savings have collapsed along with the stock mark...

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More Pets Turned Over To Shelters in Ailing Economy

Families give up cherished friends as costs rise and jobs disappear

More Pets Turned Over To Shelters in Ailing Economy...

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Mars Recalls Cat Food Sold at Wal-Mart due to Salmonella

15 states see recall of "Special Kitty" product

Mars Recalls Cat Food Sold at Wal-Mart due to Salmonella...

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ATV Injuries and Deaths Continue to Rise

Consumer groups say hazards from all-terrain vehicles "unabated"

For the eighth year in a row, serious injuries caused by all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) increased, and children under age 16 continued to suffer a significant...

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Checking Account Fees Hit Record Numbers in 2008

ATM surcharges, bounced check fees, monthly service charges all up

Checking Account Fees Hit Record Numbers in 2008...

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How to Appeal Your Property Tax Bill

Make sure you're not paying more than your house is worth

How to Appeal Your Property Tax Bill...

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Personal Bankruptcies On the Rise

Bankruptices on the rise but the choice can have serious consequences

Personal Bankruptcies On the Rise...

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Feds Issue New Identity Theft Recommendations

But delay enforcement of "red flags" fraud program for businesses

Feds Issue New Identity Theft Recommendations...

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Brits Get Treats, Yanks Get Tricks From Food Companies

American products use food dyes, while UK equivalents go all-natural

Brits Get Treats, Yanks Get Tricks From Food Companies...

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Can Coffee Offset Liver Damage from Alcohol?

The Healthy Geezer

There was a study of more than 125,000 people who drank coffee. The study, showed that one cup of coffee a day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis of the l...

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Shimano Dura Ace Bicycle Wheels Recalled

Shimano Dura Ace Bicycle Wheels Recalled...

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West Virginia Wipes Out Credit Card Debt for 1,451 Citizens

Attorney General cleans the slate for victims of shady debt collector

West Virginia Wipes Out Credit Card Debt for 1,451 Citizens...

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Uninsured Aren't Primary Cause of Crowds in Emergency Rooms

New study challenges assumptions about health care crisis

Uninsured Aren't Primary Cause of Crowds in Emergency Rooms...

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Chevy Volt Gets a Jolt with Mixed Review

Car And Driver praises and buries electric car equally

Chevy Volt Gets a Jolt with Mixed Review...

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Budgeting to Play Big Role in Holiday Shopping

Price is the chief factor in deciding where to spend

Budgeting to Play Big Role in Holiday Shopping...

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Baby Boomers Scramble to Reassess Future

What to do when your retirement disappears before your eyes

Baby Boomers Scramble to Reassess Future...

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Pfizer Pays $894 Million to Settle NSAID Claims

Allegations involve Bextra and Celebrex

Pfizer Pays $894 Million to Settle NSAID Claims...

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Fructose Sets Table For Obesity, Study Suggests

Combination with bad diet can easily lead to weight gain

Fructose Sets Table For Obesity, Study Suggests: A new study may shed light on why Americans have started packing on the pounds over the last two decades....

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Internet Gaming Addiction May Be Growing Health Problem

Can online virtual worlds cause loss of grip on reality?

Internet Gaming Addiction May Be Growing Health Problem...

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Hyundai Issues Two Elantra Recalls

Both involve possible airbag problems

Hyundai Issues Two Elantra Recalls...

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Spotting Signs of Cocaine Abuse

The Healthy Geezer

Cocaine is an addictive drug; you can be hooked with a single use. It causes a short-lived high that is immediately followed by depression, edginess, and c...

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Consumers Getting Frustrated with DTV Coupon Program

FCC member says transition will be "messy"

Consumers Getting Frustrated with DTV Coupon Program...

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Court Stops International Spam Network

World's largest "spam gang" has assets frozen

The spammers who send you all those offers of cheap prescription drugs and male enhancement products have been ordered to stop it....

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Pet Owners Eligible For $24 Million in Landmark Melamine Settlement

But many say money is no replacement for loss of beloved animals

Pet Owners Eligible For $24 Million in Landmark Melamine Settlement...

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Tests Find Bottled Water No Cleaner Than Tap Water

10 popular brands contain mixtures of bacteria, fertilizer, and chemicals

Tests Find Bottled Water No Cleaner Than Tap Water...

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Identity Theft: One Woman's Story, Eight Months Later

Many questions, few answers in wake of unsolved data breach

Identity Theft: One Woman's Story, Eight Months Later...

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FDA Slammed on Food Label Oversight

New report finds agency is failing to track accuracy of product claims

FDA Slammed on Food Label Oversight...

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General Power, Poulan Pro Generators Recalled

General Power, Poulan Pro Generators Recalled...

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Jeep Cherokee Stalling Problem Persists

Complaints continue even after vehicle recall

Jeep Cherokee Stalling Problem Persists...

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Are Credit Cards The Next Credit Crunch?

As banks pull back, consumers may be pushed into default

Are Credit Cards The Next Credit Crunch?...

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Shopping Mall Traffic Down Sharply

Presidential election, financial meltdown keep buyers at home

While the consumer has remained fairly resilient during this time, two very recent events are dramatically impacting mall visits and consumer confidence....

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Mini Cooper Recalls Some Models

Mini Cooper Recalls Some Models

BMW's MINI Cooper division is recalling 2009 John Cooper Works and JCW Clubman models to resolve a brake system problem....

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World Kitchen & Pyrex Respond

Company claims "serious errors" in ConsumerAffairs.com's story

World Kitchen's attorneys have submitted the following response to our August 20, 2008 story...

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Melamine Scandal Continues to Expand

More tainted food found in markets around the world

Melamine Scandal Continues to Expand...

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Bank Data Breach Threatens 248,000 in North Carolina

Mellon data breach affects 12 million consumers overall

Bank Data Breach Threatens 248,000 in North Carolina...

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Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials--Again

Must pay $5 million for falsely advertising his weight loss "cure"

Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials--Again...

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FDA's Melamine Decision Scares Consumers

But experts see it as a positive sign

FDA's Melamine Decision Scares Consumers...

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Auto Loan Delinquencies Rise

Nearly $25 billion in car loans are past due

Auto Loan Delinquencies Rise...

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Countrywide Settles Predatory Lending Charges for $8.68 Billion

Landmark settlement reached with Attorneys General in eleven states

Countrywide Settles Predatory Lending Charges for $8.68 Billion...

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DeLauro Raps FDA On Melamine Risk Guidelines

Congresswoman says agency condones contamination of food

DeLauro Raps FDA On Melamine Risk Guidelines...

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Scams Sprout from Financial Crisis

Consumers vulnerable to scams growing out of Wall Street meltdown

Wall Street meltdown has many consumers worrying about their fiscal health and may leave them vulnerable to opportunistic scam artists who try to capitaliz...

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FDA Issues Report On Melamine and Food Safety

Assessment indicates that any trace of chemical is a health concern, but only in infant formula

FDA Issues Report On Melamine and Food Safety...

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Campaign Launched to Protect Tweens' Hearing

Promotes awareness on exposure to noise sources that harm youth

Campaign Launched to Protect Tweens' Hearing...

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Melamine-Tainted Chinese Candy Shows Up in U.S.

Suspect White Rabbit Creamy Candy found in at least two states

Melamine-Tainted Chinese Candy Shows Up in U.S....

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Congress Passes Broadband Data Improvement Act

Bill would improve data collection on high-speed Internet in U.S.

The FCC in June announced major revisions to its data collection system, including setting its minimum standard for broadband from 200 kbps to 768 kbps....

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Study Finds Medical Research News Lacking

Reports often omit mention of funding by pharmaceutical companies

Study Finds Medical Research News Lacking: Consumers often fail to get the complete picture from news media reports about medical research....

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Experts Tackle Hot Laptop Problem

Researchers explore innovative theories to create cooler, faster notebooks

Experts Tackle Hot Laptop Problem...

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California First State to Pass Menu Labeling Law

Chain restaurant menus must include calorie counts

California First State to Pass Menu Labeling Law...

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