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Toshiba Settles TV Lamp Suit

Bulbs failed much sooner than expected

A new bulb typically runs about $300, and with installation costs, consumers can expect to fork over about $500 every time the bulb is replaced....

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Senate Bill Would Rein in Payday Lenders

Proposed legislation would cap interest rates

Senate Bill Would Rein in Payday Lenders...

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Seniors More Vulnerable to Diarrhea

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Rosacea (roh-ZAY-shee-uh) is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling. It usually affects the face. It can also strike the scalp, neck, ears...

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Virginia Considers Measure Aimed At Payday Lenders

Lawmakers vote to close loophole enabling high-cost loans

Virginia Considers Measure Aimed At Payday Lenders...

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Congress Takes Up Boomer Retirement Woes

Many boomers having second thoughts about retiring

Congress Takes Up Boomer Retirement Woes...

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Anti-Aging Becomes Top Facial Skincare Seller in 2008

Times may be bad, but that doesn't mean you have to look bad

Anti-Aging Becomes Top Facial Skincare Seller in 2008...

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Florida Court Blocks Loan Modification Company's Fees

Order prevents charging of up-front payments to help homeowners

Florida Court Blocks Loan Modification Company's Fees...

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Source of Salmonella Contamination in Peanut Butter May Be Found

Texas plant sample tests positive for strain that caused nationwide outbreak

Source of Salmonella Contamination in Peanut Butter May Be Found...

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Salsa Bicycles Recalled

CroMoto S.U.L. handlebar stems were also sold individually

Salsa Bicycles Recalled...

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Fortunoff Bankruptcy Gift Card Settlement

$8.5 million in gift cards, credit slips at stake

Fortunoff Bankruptcy Wipes Out Gift Cards...

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Massachusetts Settles Charges Against Chubb

Company was accused of $3 million deal to garner favorable business

Massachusetts Settles Charges Against Chubb...

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Capital One Interest Rate Hikes Anger Customers

Even those with high credit scores are affected

Consumers with good credit ratings take a lot of pride in their ranking, and don't take kindly to credit card companies taking actions that could negativel...

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Ticketmaster Settles Bruce Springsteen Ticket Dust-Up

Ticketmaster agrees to "wall off" TicketsNow.com reseller

Ticketmaster Settles Bruce Springsteen Ticket Dust-Up...

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Fortunoff Bankruptcy Wipes Out Gift Cards

Little to no warning for New York-area shoppers

Fortunoff Bankruptcy Wipes Out Gift Cards...

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Experts Worry About Web's Impact On Teens

Social networking sites seen as potential hazard

Adults have long worried about the younger generation's latest enthusiasms, and today more and more of that concern is focused on computers and the Interne...

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Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs

Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs...

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Asthma Patients Get Scant Response to Problems with New Inhalers

Government agencies "sympathize" but offer little more than that

Asthma Patients Get Scant Response to Problems with New Inhalers...

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More Pet Foods Added to Salmonella Recall

Dog treats pulled from shelves on fears of contamination

More Pet Foods Added to Salmonella Recall...

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Economists See Recession Continuing Through First Half of 2009

Bad data on jobs, markets makes business roundtable pessimistic

Economists See Recession Continuing Through First Half of 2009...

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Chinese Drywall a Threat to Homeowners?

Drywall emits harmful sulfuric odors, homeowner lawsuits charge

The drywall, may be emitting sulfuric odors, potentially exposing homeowners to respiratory health problems. The emissions can also corrode air conditionin...

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Drinker's Nose Not Just for Tipplers

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W.C. Fields, the vaudevillian and comedic actor in early films, was known to hoist more than an occasional beer. But, Fields got his red, bumpy nose from r...

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Split Your Direct Deposit to Save More Money

Automatic saving can help build nest egg with no effort

A new survey by the Consumer Federation of America finds that although 66 percent of all employees use direct deposit, only 23 percent split their deposit ...

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Medicine Abroad: Cheap But At What Cost?

The cost of a medical procedure can't always be measured in dollars

The fumes sent up from the adulterated petrol were fast turning my mucous black and had in fact tarnished the signs on the building opposite....

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West Virginia Targets Debt Relief Scammers

Texas company to pay nearly $36,000 for false charges

West Virginia Targets Debt Relief Scammers...

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Asthma Patients Outraged at Indifference to Problems with New Inhalers

Lack of concern by government agencies "criminal," say patients who fear the new inhalers will kill them

Asthma Patients Outraged at Indifference to Problems with New Inhalers...

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Florida Seeks to Outlaw Cramming

Proposals would prohibit billing of third-party charges by phone companies

Florida Seeks to Outlaw Cramming...

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Coffee May Cut Stroke Risk In Women

But not for coffee-drinkers who smoke

Coffee May Cut Stroke Risk In Women...

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Retirees Targeted in Texas Investment Scam

"Life Settlement" scheme promised guaranteed returns

Retirees Targeted in Texas Investment Scam...

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Asthma Sufferers Live in Fear of New Inhalers

Do new rules pit human life against the ozone layer?

Asthma Sufferers Live in Fear of New Inhalers...

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Credit Card Accountability Act Resurfaces in Senate

Chris Dodd's bill would speed reforms set for 2010

Credit Card Accountability Act Resurfaces in Senate...

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Text-Phishing Scam Making the Rounds Again

Scam artists try to capture ATM, credit card numbers

Most scams go through cycles. The emerge as something new, claim a lot of victims, then go dormant for a while. When they resume, they normally target a wh...

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Peanut Corporation Faces Damage Suits, Class Actions

Company's bankruptcy won't necessarily derail litigation efforts

Peanut Corporation Faces Damage Suits, Class Actions...

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Peanut Corporation of America Files for Bankruptcy

Recalls push scandalized company into Chapter 7

Peanut Corporation of America Files for Bankruptcy...

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Property Tax Reduction Scams Spreading, California Warns

Scam targets homeowners with declining property values

Property Tax Reduction Scams Spreading, California Warns...

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Florida Sues Gas Redemption Coupon Promoters

Freebeegas, Freegasredemption coupons not honored, suit charges

The company engaged in an unfair and deceptive marketing scheme by producing and distributing vouchers for gasoline through a nationwide network of indepen...

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North Carolina Parks Auto Warranty Scam

Telemarketers target seniors with bogus expiration claims

North Carolina Parks Auto Warranty Scam...

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Don't Fall For Valentines e-Card Scam

It loves you not

It's perfectly fine to have your heart stolen on Valentine's Day, but not your money or identity. That's why you should lookout for fraudulent e-cards disg...

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Lawsuits On the Trail of Nutro, Canidae Pet Foods

Pet owners' complaints of death, illness headed for court

Lawsuits On the Trail of Nutro, Canidae Pet Foods...

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Sirius XM Near Bankruptcy

Recession, slumping auto sales contribute to satellite broadcaster's woes

Sirius XM Near Bankruptcy...

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Three Big Pickups Look Wimpy in Side Tests

Silverado, Ram, Titan do poor job of protecting passengers

Three Big Pickups Look Wimpy in Side Tests...

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Another Study Discounts Vitamin Benefits

Daily vitamin pills show little effect in postmenopausal women

Another Study Discounts Vitamin Benefits...

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Wells Fargo Suit Charges Appraisal Price Gouging

Hundreds of thousands of homebuyers may have been victimized

Wells Fargo Suit Charges Appraisal Price Gouging...

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Judge Orders Feds to Stop Sale of Toxin-Laden Toys

Safety agency had looked the other way as phthalate-laden toys remained on shelves

Judge Orders Feds to Stop Sale of Toxin-Laden Toys...

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Gas Prices Creep Toward $2 A Gallon

Price of gas climbs as oil prices drop; go figure

Gas Prices Creep Toward $2 A Gallon...

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Can Pacemakers Hinder Your Sex Life?

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Modern pacemakers are stable devices, but there are still some precautions you should take if you've had one of these miraculous gizmos implanted in your c...

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NY Attorney General Seeks Jail Time for Accused Diploma Peddler

Long Island man accused of selling fake study courses

NY Attorney General Seeks Jail Time for Accused Diploma Peddler...

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Experian To Stop Selling Credit Scores To Consumers

Dispute with Fair Isaac leads to cutoff after February 15th

Experian To Stop Selling Credit Scores To Consumers...

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Job Cuts Soar to Seven-Year High

Retail downsizing pushes planned cuts to nearly 250,000

Job Cuts Soar to Seven-Year High...

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Class Action Filed Over Chase Credit Card Fees

Bank demands "monthly service fee," higher payments

Class Action Filed Over Chase Credit Card Fees...

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R-SYS Bicycle Wheel Rims Recalled

R-SYS Bicycle Wheel Rims Recalled...

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How Miraculous is the Amish Fireplace?

'Free' 1500-watt made-in-China space heater costs $300

"The HEAT SURGE miracle heater is a work of engineering genius from the China coast, so advanced you simply plug it into any standard wall outlet," the ad ...

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Auto Warranty Solicitations Plague Consumers

Telemarketing calls may be bogus, BBB warns

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be extremely wary of telemarketing calls and mailers which claim their auto warranty has or is about to...

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Job Hunters: Beware of Rebate-Processing Scams

Tough economy raises interset in work-at-home jobs

BBB has received hundreds of complaints from victims nationwide who never earned a dime and were, in fact, ripped off for hundreds of dollars in upfront fe...

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Study: Americans Take Unnecessary Risks

Even small changes in behavior can save lives

Study: Americans Take Unnecessary Risks...

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Pricey Pet Food Not Necessarily Better

Consumer Reports advises consumers about what to look for on pet-food labels

Pricey Pet Food Not Necessarily Better...

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Peanut Butter Recall Claims Still More Products

More than 20 companies added to list

Peanut Butter Recall Claims Still More Products...

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Aetna Agrees to Reimburse Students' Health Insurance Claims

Settlement with New York covers more than 200 colleges nationwide

Aetna Agrees to Reimburse Students' Health Insurance Claims...

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Feds Open Criminal Probe of Peanut Producer

Massive recall continues; Obama promises tougher food safety oversight

Feds Open Criminal Probe of Peanut Producer...

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