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Judge Dismisses Amex Class Action

Cardholders' travel insurance gripes don't hold up, judge finds

American Express has scored a big victory, turning aside a class action lawsuit by aggrieved cardholders who said they were scalped on travel insurance....

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Yamaha Halts Sales of Rhino ATVs Pending Repairs

Feds count 46 fatal accidents involving the Rhino

It's not being called a recall but Yamaha Corp. is offering a free repair program for three of its accident-prone Rhino off-road recreational vehicle model...

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Congress Moving Toward National Cap On Payday Loans

High-interest loans trap low-income consumers in 'spiral of debt'

Congress Moving Toward National Cap On Payday Loans...

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Chase to Refund $4.4 Million in Credit Card Fees

Monthly fee was added to balance-transfer accounts

Chase to Refund $4.4 Million in Credit Card Fees...

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West Virginia Sues Online Payday Lenders

'Loan sharks of today'

West Virginia Attorney General filed 2 lawsuits against 12 Internet payday lenders and their collection agencies, with the aim of preventing them from doin...

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Realtors Group Warns Of Rental Scam

Victims instructed to send money to 'agent' in UK

Realtors Group Warns Of Rental Scam: Scammers have learned that using the name of a legitimate business or organization often helps deceive victims....

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Federal Government Guarantees GM, Chrysler Warranties

Feds Oust GM CEO, Issue Overtime Parking Warning to Chrysler

Federal Government Guarantees GM, Chrysler Warranties...

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Pistachio Nuts Subject Of Latest Recall

Georgia company says products may be tainted with Salmonella

Pistachio Nuts Subject Of Latest Recall: Georgia company says products may have the potential to be contaminated with the Salmonella organism....

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Groups Call For Food Safety Overhaul

Report wants increased oversight and coordination among responsible agencies

Groups Call For Food Safety Overhaul...

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Parties Settle Paxil "Split Pill" Class Action

Alleged manufacturing defect in $28M settlement

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Digital Converter Box Program Vows to Replace Expired Coupons

Feds claim program is back on track after multiple stumbles

Digital Converter Box Program Vows to Replace Expired Coupons...

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Pet Food Class Action - Menu Foods

One case is settled but controversy over destroyed pet food continues

Recall-tainted Menu Foods destruction of a huge amount of evidence is having a potentially devastating impact on at least two ongoing court cases....

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Class Action Claims Petland Supports "Puppy Mills"

Pet store chain accused of deceiving owners as to origin of puppies

Petland Inc., the country's largest pet store chain, and a Missouri company that brokers dogs conspired to sell unhealthy puppy mill puppies to unsuspectin...

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Red Meat Consumption May Increase Death Risk

New study shows greater likelihood of cancer occurrence

"Meat intake varies substantially around the world, but the impact of consuming higher levels of meat in relation to chronic disease mortality [death] is a...

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Connecticut Probes Acai Berry Scams

Bogus weight loss claims, unauthorized charges at issue

Connecticut Probes Acai Berry Scams...

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Florida Targets Fraudulent Foreclosure "Rescue"

Company charged with deceptive marketing, victimizing Hispanic community

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California Shuts Down Statewide "Home Repair" Scheme

Attorney General, state licensing board target inadequate, overpriced jobs

Massive scheme defrauded thousands of homeowners who were charged exorbitant fees for shoddy and woefully inadequate home repair work by unlicensed and uns...

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Babies, Bathtime, and Cancer?

Researcher disputes 'toxic bubble bath' study

Babies, Bathtime, and Cancer? An alarming new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics claims bath products for babies contain carcinogens....

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Court Snuffs Vioxx Suit

Individualized issues rule out class action, judge decides

Court Snuffs Vioxx Suit...

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Texas Takes on Scams Targeting Seniors

Lead card and fake grandchild hoaxes investigated

The state of Texas has shut down a direct mail marketing firm that it says operated an unlawful "lead card" scheme and targeted senior citizens....

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee: FDA "Insensitive" to Asthma Patients' Problems

Sen. Grassley investigating federally-mandated "death machine" inhalers

Jackie Joyner-Kersee: FDA Insensitive to Asthma Patients' Problems...

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Recession Has Consumers Thinking Of Hanging Up Cell Phones

Sagging economy has users dropping service, choosing prepaid

Recession Has Consumers Thinking Of Hanging Up Cell Phones...

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Pet Food Class Action Preemptively Thrown Out

Judge rules individual inquiries preclude class certification

The suit alleged that "Ol' Roy" brand pet food, sold in Wal-Mart stores, was branded as "Made in the USA," when in fact several ingredients were manufactur...

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California Authorities Arrest "Loan Modification" Scam Artists

Defendants charged with bilking homeowners in trouble

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Are Identity Theft Services Worth the Cost?

"Protection" often does little that consumers can't do for selves

Are Identity Theft Services Worth the Cost?...

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CD Sales Decline, Downloads Rise in 2008

8 million more purchases of digital music in previous year

CD Sales Decline, Downloads Rise in 2008...

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American Seniors Alliance Settles Texas Charges

Packaged and sold seniors' confidential information to telemarketers, solicitors

American Seniors Alliance Settles Texas Charges: Packaged and sold seniors' confidential information to telemarketers, solicitors....

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Loan Modifications Can Reduce Foreclosures, Study Says

Combining lower payments with write-downs significantly reduces defaults

Loan Modifications Can Reduce Foreclosures, Study Says...

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Obama Tackles Food Safety Issues

President names new officials to head and reform FDA

Obama Tackles Food Safety Issues: President Barack Obama has outlined a major overhaul of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

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Scammers Use Forged Bank Letterhead to Con California Consumers

Attorney General warns homeowners to not be fooled

Scammers Use Forged Bank Letterhead to Con California Consumers...

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Group Raps "Toxic" Bubble Bath

Products tested for carcinogenic chemicals

Babies across America are sitting in bubbles tainted with cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins linked to serious health effects, according to a consum...

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FTC Settles With Atlanta Company Over Untimely Rebates

Telecom accused of deceptive marketing

FTC Settles With Atlanta Company Over Untimely Rebates...

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Congress to Tackle Junk Food in Schools

Legislation introduced would update nutritional standards, ban unhealthy foods

Congress to Tackle Junk Food in Schools...

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New Jersey Funeral Homes Closed For Body Parts Harvesting

Director allowed to retain ownership, but placed under restriction

New Jersey Funeral Homes Closed For Body Parts Harvesting...

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California Acts Against Subprime Auto Lender

Lobel Financial accused of harassing and intimidating borrowers

Lobel Financial, a California-based sub-prime auto lender, has been forced to stop its illegal campaign of harassment and intimidation against borrowers be...

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FDA Warns of Contaminated Cheese

Mexican-style cheese may be contaminated with Listeria

FDA Warns of Contaminated Cheese...

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Identity Thieves Prowling for Job Seekers

Fake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artists

With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out,...

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FDA Closes Tortilla Plant

Unsanitary conditions found at Chicago company's plant

A tortilla company linked to several outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness in school children is now shut down under action taken by the Food and Drug Admi...

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FBI Warns of Online Car-Sales Scam

Scam artists pose as military personnel about to be deployed

Scam artists are now posing as members of the United States military in a new ruse to dupe consumers buying vehicles on the Internet, the Federal Bureau of...

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Six Companies Stop Using Bisphenol-A In Bottles

Mounting evidence that chemical is dangerous despite FDA claims

Six Companies Stop Using Bisphenol-A In Bottles...

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Government Giving Away Money? Don't Count On It

Ads promising personal grants are scams ... at best

The fake grant sites want you to believe that you, as an individual, can get a federal government grant, but the fairy tale they tell is just that — a fair...

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Doctors Gagging Patients

Physicians insist patients aren't competent to criticize them

The forms are provided by Medical Justice, a company whose website describes it as relentlessly protecting physicians from frivolous lawsuits....

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Recaro Recalls Child Safety Harnesses

Recaro Recalls Child Safety Harnesses...

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FDIC Warns It's Running Out of Funds

Flurry of bank failures could burn through FDIC's reserves

The safest place for money right now is, at least theoretically, in a bank backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures deposits up t...

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Obama Begins Mortgage Rescue Program

Mortgage rescue plan aims to help responsible, troubled homeowners

Home owners who are struggling to make mortgage payments may now begin applying for relief, under the Obama Administration's $75 billion foreclosure relief...

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Net Neutrality Advocate Tapped As FCC Head

Genachowski expected to support Internet openness

Net Neutrality Advocate Tapped As FCC Head...

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NY to AT&T: Please Deposit $2.63 Million

State charges rebate offers were "onerous and condition-laden"

NY to AT&T: Please Deposit $2.63 Million...

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FDA Falls Short in Regulating Dietary Supplements

Government report finds agency behind the curve in oversight

FDA Falls Short in Regulating Dietary Supplements...

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Peanut-Related Recalls Continue

Granola, cookies among latest recalled products

Peanut-Related Recalls Continue...

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Teens Who Wear Alcohol-Branded Gear More Likely To Drink

Study claims that marketing is specially geared to teens

Teens Who Wear Alcohol-Branded Gear More Likely To Drink...

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New Jersey Steps Up Cell Phone Law Enforcement

Police departments crack down on talking while driving

New Jersey Steps Up Cell Phone Law Enforcement...

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Radio Shack, AT&T Face Class Action Suit

$99 Acer notebook deal really was too good to be true, suit charges

Radio Shack and AT&T are facing a class action lawsuit alleging they violated Oklahoma consumer protection laws by failing to adequately disclose limitatio...

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FreeCreditReport.Com Is Far From "Free"

Service lures buyers into paying for credit monitoring

FreeCreditReport.Com Is Far From ...

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