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Clearwire Slapped With Class Action

Complaint alleges shoddy service and illegal cancellation fees

Internet and phone service provider Clearwire has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging shoddy service and unlawful early termination fees....

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Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy, GMAC Takes Over Financing

Obama urges consumers to consider buying a new Chrysler product

Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy, GMAC Takes Over Financing...

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Can the Right Mask Prevent Swine Flu?

Consumer Reportsexperts say the answer may be yes

Can the Right Mask Prevent Swine Flu?...

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FTC Charges Hoodia Claims Are Bogus

Suppliers accused of deceptive claims

FTC Charges Hoodia Claims Are Bogus...

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Feds Deny NUTRO Investigation; Witnesses Say Otherwise

Consumers still hoping for action on their pets' deaths and illnesses

Feds Deny NUTRO Investigation; Witnesses Say Otherwise...

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Ad Watch: Boniva's Misleading Ad

Video commentary gives consumers the facts the commercials leave out

Ad Watch: Boniva's Misleading Ad...

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Swine Flu: What You Need to Know

Don't believe rumors; listen to the experts

Swine Flu: What You Need to Know...

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Feds Charge Five in $70 Million "Dream Home" Scam

Defendants accused of complex scheme that bilked homeowners out of thousands

The defendants allegedly promised to pay off the mortgages on the "dream homes" of the more than 1,000 consumers taken in this scheme, but never did....

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Costco Settles "Hot Gasoline" Suit

Company to retrofit pumps to avoid shorting drivers

The suit alleges that temperature changes in gasoline cause it to expand and lose mass, thereby leaving consumers with less gas in their tank than they are...

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Rest In Peace, Countrywide Financial

Bank of America officially "retires" brand name for its lending company

Rest In Peace, Countrywide Financial...

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'Gifting Clubs,' Pyramid Schemes Flourish on Web

Scams target cash-strapped consumers looking to earn extra income

'Gifting Clubs,' Pyramid Schemes Flourish on Web...

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Texas Sues 'GoogleMoneyTree' Promoter

Scam uses high-profile name to deceive consumers, state charges

Texas Sues 'GoogleMoneyTree' Promoter...

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Massachusetts Approves Settlement in Inflated Drug Price Lawsuit

Companies inflated prices without economic justification

Massachusetts Approves Settlement in Inflated Drug Price Lawsuit...

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Scam Artists Profit from Chinese Drywall Fears

Bogus tests, phony remedies being widely promoted, Florida warns

Scam Artists Profit from Chinese Drywall Fears...

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Texas Sues Water4gas.com

Devices don't work, tax breaks don't apply, state charges

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged a southern California businessman with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA)....

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California Sues Wells Fargo Affiliates for $1.5 Billion

Attorney General wants money recovered for defrauded investors

California Sues Wells Fargo Affiliates for $1.5 Billion...

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Missouri Joins Mortgage Scam Smackdown

Attorney General promises "zero tolerance" for fraudsters

Missouri Joins Mortgage Scam Smackdown...

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NUTRO Bites Back; Denies Probe of Pet Deaths, Illnesses

Hundreds of pet owners say the company's food made their pets ill

NUTRO Bites Back; Denies Probe of Pet Deaths, Illnesses...

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Home Prices Show Surprising Gain in February

More signs of a turnaround?

Home Prices Show Surprising Gain in February...

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Telephone Industry Still Lacks Significant Competition

25 years after AT&T breakup, competition comes from wireless, VoIP

Telephone Industry Still Lacks Significant Competition...

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Some Efforts To Control Eating May Backfire

Addition of healthy options to menu spurs unhealthy eating

Some Efforts To Control Eating May Backfire...

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Massachusetts Tackles Timeshare Scam

Owner collected $1.5 million for resort that was never used

Massachusetts obtained a TRO against a former timeshare operator who allegedly collected over $1.5million from consumers for timeshare intervals at the Nav...

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Energy Drinks Work, But Not The Way You Think

Taste receptors improve athletic performance in unusual ways

Energy Drinks Work, But Not The Way You Think...

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Beware the 'Property Fraud' Scam

Seniors are often targets of this fast-growing scam

Homeowners are sometimes worried about thieves breaking into their house, but they rarely worry about criminals actually stealing their house. Maybe they s...

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Time Warner Cable Backs Down On Bandwith Caps

Company halts trials of "metered broadband" after negative publicity blitz

Time Warner Cable Backs Down On Bandwith Caps...

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Federal Court Reinstates Credit Card Suit

Merchants charged with violating identity theft law

A federal court reinstated a consumer class action alleging violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), meaning the case will like...

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Consumers Left to Sweep Up as Martha Stewart Tables Shatter

Courts, feds, the press, Kmart and Martha turn their backs on consumers

Consumers Left to Sweep Up as Martha Stewart Tables Shatter...

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Toymaker Fined $1.1 Million For Consumer Violations

Company accused of not providing data on products

Toymaker Fined $1.1 Million For Consumer Violations...

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West Virginia Sues Texas Debt Settlement Company

Crackdown on deceptive marketing for debt relief continues

West Virginia Sues Texas Debt Settlement Company...

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Pepsi Takes Coke To Court Over Energy Drink Claims

Gatorade vs. Powerade at heart of "false advertising" dispute

Pepsi Takes Coke To Court Over Energy Drink Claims...

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Texas Targets Hurricane Ike Scammers

Attorney General charges roofers with deceptive practices

Texas authorities have taken legal action against three men who ran an unscrupulous construction scheme that targeted victims of Hurricane Ike....

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Last-Minute Tax Tips

When all else fails, an automatic extension will buy you time

Last-Minute Tax Tips...

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Vista Class Action Reaches End of the Road

Judge denies amended class, prohibits additional filings

Vista Class Action Reaches End of the Road...

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Texas Charges JK Harris with Misrepresentation

Firm overstates its ability to reduce tax debts, suit alleges

Texas Charges JK Harris with Misrepresentation...

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Key Corporate Earnings Due This Week

Telltale signs of economic recovery or continuing meltdown

Key Corporate Earnings Due This Week: In the last few weeks there have been tantalizing signs that the recession may be bottoming despite an unemployment r...

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Computer Scam Targets African-American Churches

'Free' information kiosks cost churches $50,000 and up

Dampening Easter services at African-American churches around the country this year is a computer scam that D.C. officials say has cost some congregations ...

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Time Warner: Metered Broadband Will Prevent "Internet Brownouts"

Chief operating officer reveals details of tiered pricing plans

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Class Action Filed Against U.S. Fidelis

Fraud, high-pressure sales tactics alleged in auto warranty sales

A class action lawsuit has been filed against U.S. Fidelis in Missouri, adding to the woes of a company repeatedly accused of fraudulent and illegal conduc...

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Easter Surprise: Bank of America Raises Credit Card Interest Rates

Latest increase hits about 4 million customers who carry a monthly balance

Easter Surprise: Bank of America Raises Credit Card Interest Rates...

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Ross Stores Recalls Folding Patio Chairs

Ross Stores Recalls Folding Patio Chairs...

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FCC Launches National Broadband Internet Plan

Agency will coordinate stimulus money for nationwide Web access

FCC Launches National Broadband Internet Plan...

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New York Auto Lenders Face Hard Time

Extended warranty scheme, loan irregularities draw prison sentences

Matthew Hunter and John Pazamickas operated a scam in which they sold non-existent extended warranties and wrongfully took consumers auto loan payments fro...

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Texas Shuts Down 'Cheap Gas' Scheme

'Magnetic resonance' claims targeted Hispanics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has obtained a temporary restraining order that shut down a California companys efforts to market a cheap gas product....

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Alleged Madoff Middleman Charged with Fraud

Charities, non-profits lost billions invested with J. Ezra Merkin

Alleged Madoff Middleman Charged with Fraud...

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Time Warner Doubles Down on Metered Broadband Plans

Company faces heavy criticism but insists plan is necessary

Time Warner Doubles Down On Metered Broadband Plans...

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Pistachio Recall Continues To Expand

Testing indicated potential contamination as far back as 2007

The current recall of more than one million pounds of salmonella-tainted pistachios may have its roots in contamination that happened over a year ago....

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Virginia Funeral Home Allegedly Abuses Bodies of Arlington-Bound Veterans

Service Corporation International facility accused of letting bodies rot in unrefrigerated storage

Virginia Funeral Home Allegedly Abuses Bodies of Arlington-Bound Veterans...

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Time Warner Expands Metered Broadband Billing

"Pay-by-byte" plan hitting more markets

Time Warner Expands Metered Broadband Billing...

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Senate Committee Approves Credit Card Accountability Act

Measure would end some of the credit card industry's most abusive practices

Senate Committee Approves Credit Card Accountability Act...

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