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Texas Charges Conn's Failed to Honor Warranties

Suit charges appliance chain deceived customers, engaged in false advertising

The defendants are charged with using high-pressure sales tactics to deceive customers about their extended service warranties, Abbott said....

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Obama Promises Support for Cybersecurity, Net Neutrality

Advocates appointment of "cyber czar," increased funding and education

Obama Promises Support for Cybersecurity, Net Neutrality...

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Kaiser Class Action Filed in California

Alleges failure to refund copayments after collecting reimbursement

A California resident has filed suit against Kaiser Permanente, alleging that the corporation failed to refund her copayment after collecting under a perso...

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Lawmakers Target Bank Overdraft Fees

Democrats want Fed to restrict "courtesy" program

Lawmakers Target Bank Overdraft Fees...

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Court Rules Lawsuit Against AT&T/Cingular Can Proceed

Customers allege poor service during buyout

Court Rules Lawsuit Against AT&T/Cingular Can Proceed...

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New Jersey Sues Over Phony Springsteen Ticket Sales

Investigators bust companies for deceptive practices

New Jersey Sues Over Phony Springsteen Ticket Sales...

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California Files 79 Criminal Charges in $200 Million Ponzi Scheme

Defendants accused of bilking investors out of retirement savings

Defendants accused of bilking investors out of retirement savings...

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Advanta Closes Customers' Credit Card Accounts

Analysts: company under severe financial stress

Advanta Closes Customers' Credit Card Accounts...

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Systemax Buys Circuit City Name, Web Site

No retail locations planned but name will survive online

Systemax Buys Circuit City Name, Web Site...

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Consumers React to NUTRO Recalls; Zinc, Copper Levels Cited

FDA investigators say agency's probe is 'high priority'

Consumers React to NUTRO Recalls; Zinc, Copper Levels Cited...

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Prevention Needed to Curb Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Consumer group warns that more enforcement and education are necessary

Prevention Needed to Curb Foreclosure Rescue Scams...

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Two Hydroxycut Class Actions Filed

Suits follow recall of liver-damaging dietary supplement

Lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the recall of Hydroxycut, a popular weight-loss supplement that has been linked to liver damage and other life-thre...

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Obama Signs Credit Card Bill

Measure bans some of issuers' least popular tactics

Obama Signs Credit Card Bill: It's a victory some say is largely symbolic, but American consumers got a Memorial Day present from Congress and the Obama Ad...

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Another Chinese Drywall Suit Filed

Senate ponders what to do next

Another Chinese Drywall Suit Filed...

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Harvard Study Raises BPA Concerns

Study finds chemical leaches from plastic water bottles

Harvard Study Raises BPA Concerns...

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Feds, States Target Charity Scams

Bogus telemarketers claim to help police, firefighters, veterans

Feds, States Target Charity Scams...

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Nutro Recalls Dry Cat Food Products

Incorrect levels of zinc, potassium

Nutro Products has announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of NUTRO NATURAL CHOICE COMPLETE CARE Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO MAX Cat Dry Foods....

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NUTRO Recalls Dry Cat Food Sold in 11 Countries

Company blames supplier for incorrect zinc, potassium levels

For more than a year, NUTRO Pet Products has shrugged off consumer complaints about dogs and cats becoming ill and even dying after eating the company's fo...

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Craigslist CEO Sues South Carolina Attorney General

Henry McMaster's threats violated federal law and the Constitution, suit argues

Craigslist CEO Sues South Carolina Attorney General...

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TicketsNow Once Again in Hot Water

Site sold Springsteen tickets that didn't exist

TicketsNow Once Again in Hot Water...

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Obama Orders Rollback of Preemptions on State Laws

Decision hailed as victory for consumer protections

Obama Orders Rollback of Preemptions on State Laws...

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Bill in Congress Would Ban Substandard Drywall, Steel, Cement

"Junk should be ... shipped back to China," Rep. Stupak declares

Bill in Congress Would Ban Substandard Drywall, Steel, Cement...

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Emails Suggest Cozy FDA-BPA Industry Relationship

Retailers drop products containing BPA despite FDA's position

Emails Suggest Cozy FDA-BPA Industry Relationship...

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Consumer Groups Challenge Chrysler Bankruptcy

Consumers shouldn't lose their lemon law, defective vehicle rights, groups argue

Consumer Groups Challenge Chrysler Bankruptcy...

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Swine Flu Spreads to 48 States; NYC Hard-Hit

26 schools closed in NYC, attendance down citywide

Swine Flu Spreads to 48 States; NYC Hard-Hit...

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Texas Attorney General Takes on Text Message Scammers

"Smishing" uses fake mobile messages to harvest personal data

Texas Attorney General Takes on Text Message Scammers...

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Consumer Site Appeals FDA's Refusal to Release NUTRO Records

Agency claims there is no investigation, so records should be released, site argues

Consumer Site Appeals FDA's Refusal to Release NUTRO Records...

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Teflon Suit Slides Off DuPont

Cookware contains likely carcinogen

Teflon Suit Slides Off DuPont...

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Internet Job Scams On The Rise

Jobs sound too good to be true

"It is important for all consumers to be watchful for online job scams, especially young people looking for part-time or summer work," Corbett said....

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West Virginia Gets Injunction Against Texas Debt Firm

Able Debt Settlement blocked from doing business in state

West Virginia Gets Injunction Against Texas Debt Firm...

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Craigslist CEO, South Carolina AG Trade Potshots Over Erotic Ads

Attorney General promises to prosecute over charges of sex trafficking, porn

Craigslist CEO, South Carolina AG Trade Potshots Over Erotic Ads...

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U.S. Energy Savings Corp. Agrees to Refunds

State cracks down on false promises of big savings

The State has reached an agreement with U.S. Energy Savings Corp. that will allow hundreds of Illinois consumers to terminate contracts and receive $1 mill...

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Judge Orders Halt to Warranty Robocalls

Senators spur FTC investigation against automated scammers

Judge Orders Halt to Warranty Robocalls: A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping telemarketing company Voice Touch, Inc....

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North Carolina Locks Down Phony Locksmith Scam

Attorney General targets scammers for false pricing

Scammers operating as locksmiths are ripping off consumers around the country, quoting one price on the phone but submitting a bill for a much larger amoun...

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New York Cracks Down on Immigration Ripoff Scheme

Attorney General charges woman with fraud and deceptive practices

New York Cracks Down on Immigration Ripoff Scheme...

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H-P, Compaq Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled

H-P, Compaq Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled...

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California Blocks Costly Property Tax Rip-Off

Attorney General takes on reassessment scheme

California Blocks Costly Property Tax Rip-Off...

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Growing Number of Adults in ATV Accidents

Seniors account for high percentage of injuries

Growing Number of Adults in ATV Accidents...

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Craigslist Shuts Down "Erotic Services" Ads

Pressure from Attorney Generals leads to revamp, more scrutiny

Craigslist Shuts Down ...

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Illinois Files "Cramming" Suit Against California Firm

Chatsworth company accused of adding unwarranted charges to bills

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FDA Warns General Mills About Cheerios Claim

"Heart-healthy" cholesterol-lowering claims challenged

The FDA has fired off a warning letter to cereal maker General Mills, taking issue with its claim that Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal can reduce c...

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People to People Uses Dead Student's Name as Recruiting Tool

Promise to remove Tyler Hill's name from database goes unfilled

People to People Uses Dead Student's Name as Recruiting Tool...

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FTC Seeks Comment On 'Negative Option' Rule

Tricky sales tool often turns 'no' into 'yes'

The FTC is conducting a review of its "negative option" rules, a process that could lead to tougher regulations on the practice that critics say often turn...

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Feds Accuse Medical Billers Network Inc

Promoters sold deceptive work-at-home scheme

Feds Accuse Medical Billers Network Inc...

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Senate Studies Soda Tax

Tax on sugary drinks would help finance health care

Senate Studies Soda Tax...

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Iowa Bans Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

NYC promoter used Des Moines address to lure victims

A New York City-based get-rich-quick promoter has been shown the door in Iowa. Attorney General Tom Miller said the company claimed customers could make $2...

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More Boomers Losing Health Coverage

Older workers losing insurance when they need it most

More Boomers Losing Health Coverage...

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Scammers Targeting Social Security Recipients

Seniors should be suspicious of any offer of help with stimulus payment

Scammers Targeting Social Security Recipients...

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Feds Accuse California Lender of Charging Hispanics Higher Rates

Golden Empire Mortgage accused of illegal discrimination

Feds Accuse California Lender of Charging Hispanics Higher Rates...

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California Gets Judgment Against Calling Card Company

Attorney General slams company for "hidden and deceptive" fees

California Gets Judgment Against Calling Card Company...

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New Jersey Broker Charged In $10 Million Ponzi Scheme

Accused of defrauding elderly investors

New Jersey Broker Charged In $10 Million Ponzi Scheme...

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New York Subpoenas Debt Settlement Companies

Attorney General Cuomo launches nationwide probe of companies' practices

New York Subpoenas Debt Settlement Companies...

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All 19 Banks Pass Stress Tests

But many require new capital infusions to stay solvent

All 19 Banks Pass Stress Test...

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BBB Warns of Door-to-Door Sales Scams

Consumers should be wary of door-to-door solicitations

Its that time of year when consumers need to be wary of deceptive door-to-door magazine salespeople, who often claim theyre raising money for college, char...

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Lawsuit Alleges Mac Power Adapters Are Faulty

Second suit alleging negligent design

MacBook and MacBookPro owners filed suit in federal court, claiming that Apples MagSafe power connectors have a dangerous design flaw that could cause a br...

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Indiana Hit By Swine Flu Scams

Attorney General targets solicitors selling "swine flu kits"

Indiana Hit By Swine Flu Scams...

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Illinois Sues Two Debt Settlement Firms

SDS West, Debt Relief USA accused of deceptive practices

Illinois Sues Two Debt Settlement Firms...

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One In Five Homeowners Underwater

Bad real estate news persists, despite signs of life in market

One In Five Homeowners Underwater...

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Congress To Consider Legalizing Online Gambling

Frank wants 2006 ban amendment overturned

Congress To Consider Legalizing Online Gambling...

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Texas Senate Places Limits On Tuition Hikes

Increases would be limited to five percent

Texas Senate Places Limits On Tuition Hikes...

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Best Gas Grills For Under $500

Manufacturers move away from stainless to maintain pricing; Advice on how to choose

Consumers will see less stainless steel on many grills as manufacturers instead add painted-steel carts and shelves or stainless-steel trim as a way to mai...

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NUTRO Pulls Greenies Dental Chews from Supermarkets

Snacks will be distributed only through veterinarians, specialty retailers

NUTRO Pulls Greenies Dental Chews from Supermarkets...

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California Foreclosure Rescue Defendants Rounded Up

Feds, state squash scams that preyed on troubled homeowners

California Foreclosure Rescue Defendants Rounded Up...

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More Warnings Against Swine Flu Scams

Agencies warn against promotions touting cures or treatments

More Warnings Against Swine Flu Scams...

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Eating Healthy Costs More

New study draws links between nutrition and economic status

Eating Healthy Costs More...

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FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Weight-LossProducts

Dietary supplements linked to one death; risk of liver injury

FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Weight-LossProducts...

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