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Top 10 Scams Of 2008

Financial meltdown creates opportunities for scammers

The year 2008 has been marked by economic turmoil, first with high gas prices, followed by the subprime mortgage crisis, which in turn triggered a full-sca...

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"Brain Starvation" May Trigger Alzheimer's

Restricted blood flow in arteries may lead to degeneration

A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be one of the major triggers of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer's di...

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Navigating the Mortgage Modification Maze

Getting a home loan altered is no easy task

Navigating the Mortgage Modification Maze...

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Boomers Facing Tough Social Security Choices

Many stuck between reduced payouts now or gambling for later

Even in good times, deciding when to apply for Social Security benefits is one of the most important decisions facing anyone over the age of 62....

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Teknion Recalls Contessa Office Chairs

Teknion Recalls Contessa Office Chairs...

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Mortgage Modification Meltdown

The bailout program still isn't reaching homeowners

Mortgage Modification Meltdown...

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Got The Shakes? Botox Can Help!

The Healthy Geezer

"Shaky hands" is a symptom of "essential tremor," which is the most common movement disorder. The medical community calls it "essential," because it isn't ...

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FDA Warns of Tainted Diet Pills

25 products could lead to heart problems, depression, and worse

FDA Warns of Tainted Diet Pills...

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Topaz Wafer Rolls Recalled on Melamine Fears

Industrial chemical contaminates more food products

Topaz Wafer Rolls Recalled on Melamine Fears...

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Melamine Triggers Recall of Cocoa from Canada

Products were sold at Big Lots, Shopko stores

Melamine Triggers Recall of Cocoa from Canada...

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Pet Owners Warned about Chicken Jerky Products

Small dogs at particular risk from jerky strips

Pet Owners Warned about Chicken Jerky Products...

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Vietnam Company Recalls Biscuits Due to Melamine

Latest product to be tainted with dangerous chemical

Vietnam Company Recalls Biscuits Due to Melamine...

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States on High Alert for Investment Fraud

Madoff Ponzi scheme rattles securities officials

States on High Alert for Investment Fraud...

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Chrysler Closing Car Plants for 30 Days

Ford, GM to follow suit while waiting for bailout

Chrysler Closing Car Plants for 30 Days...

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Cooper Tire Recall

Cooper Tire Recall...

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USDA Will Test Meat Products for Melamine

Agency determines that testing is "prudent"

USDA Will Test Meat Products for Melamine...

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Britax Recalls Frontier Child Restraints

Britax Recalls Frontier Child Restraints...

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Bankrupt KB Toys Closing All Stores

Weak sales push venerable toy seller into the red

In yet another sign of a collapse in consumer spending, KB Toys Inc., a staple of shopping malls coast to coast, says it's bankrupt again and will close al...

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Dill Tire Valve Stems Recalled

Dill Tire Valve Stems Recalled...

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Fraudsters Masquerading as Well-Known Companies

Kansas Attorney General takes on impersonators

Fraudsters Masquerading as Well-Known Companies...

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House Committee Slams FCC Chairman for "Deception and Distrust"

110-page investigative report exposes "broken" agency culture, process

House Committee Slams FCC Chairman for ...

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Graco Recalls Comfortsport Convertible Car Seats

Graco Recalls Comfortsport Convertible Car Seats...

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Get Your Mortgage Rate Lock Ready

Solidify your loan terms when you have the chance

Get Your Mortgage Rate Lock Ready...

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Obama Promises to "Renew Information Superhighway"

Broadband expansion included as part of public works program

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"Mystery Shopper" Scammers Settle with FTC

Defendants accused of luring job seekers with fake offers

An operation that lured consumers with promises that they could earn big money as trained and certified "mystery shoppers " has agreed to pay $850,000...

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Gas Prices at 2005 Levels

National average drops to $1.77 a gallon

Gas Prices at 2005 Levels...

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Payday Loans Can Lead to Bankruptcy

Quick financial fix can cause more problems than it solves

Some 10 million American households borrow money through payday loans each year, and payday lenders now have more storefronts than McDonald's and Starbucks...

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Toxic Toy Tests Show High Chemical Contamination

Ecology Center's research show one in three toys are potential threats

Toxic Toy Tests Show High Chemical Contamination...

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Lawsuit Seeks Immediate Ban on Toxic Toys

Safety agency looks other way as phthalate-laden toys remain on shelves

Lawsuit Seeks Immediate Ban on Toxic Toys...

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Class-Action Scam Threatens Consumers

Supposed lawsuit settlement is bogus

Consumer protection agencies in South Carolina are warning of a new under-handed scheme to separate you from your money. It's called the class-action scam....

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Chinese Infant Death Toll from Tainted Formula Rises

Six infants dead, thousands sick from melamine

Chinese Infant Death Toll from Tainted Formula Rises...

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy Pet Turtles

Yellow-bellied sliders, map turtles may contain Salmonella risk

Turtles often carry Salmonella on their outer skin and shell surfaces, and people can get Salmonella infection by coming in contact with turtles or their h...

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FDA Rolls Out Food Safety Plan

Agency touts accomplishments, sidesteps criticism for melamine response

FDA Rolls Out Food Safety Plan...

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Some Melamine in Infant Formula is OK, FDA Says

Agency reverses course after declaring chemical unsafe

Some Melamine in Infant Formula is OK, FDA Says...

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