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MEGA Life & Health Pays $17 Million In Consumer Relief

Massachusetts says firm used deceptive marketing

MEGA Life & Health Pays $17Million In Consumer Relief...

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Foreclosures Continue To Mount

Homeowners get the run-around when they seek mortgage modifications

Foreclosures Continue To Mount...

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"Dollars For Dishwashers" Encourages Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances

Program expected to benefit every U.S. state and territory

The Department of Energy's program is making nearly $300 million in funding available from the economic for state-run rebate programs for consumers...

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Low Credit Utilization Can Drive Up Your Credit Score

Harder to keep credit use low in new environment

Low Credit Utilization Can Drive UpYour Credit Score...

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Some Robocalls Set to Become Illegal

Amended FTC regulations take effect Sept. 1

Some Robocalls Set to Become Illegal...

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Gas Prices Hover In $2.60 Range

Market looking for clues on direction of economy

Gas Prices Hover In $2.60 Range...

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New York Class Action Alleges Subaru Odometers Inflate Mileage

Judge allows lawsuit to proceed

New York Class Action Alleges Subaru Odometers Inflate Mileage...

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New Jersey Expands Travel Service Lawsuit

Companies allegedly provided no services

New Jersey Expands Travel Service Lawsuit...

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FCC Launches Probe Of Wireless Industry

Commission votes unanimously to investigate billing, "innovation"

FCC Launches Probe Of Wireless Industry: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 5-0 today to launch an investigation of the wireless industry....

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Do Not Call List Doesn't Stop All Telemarketing Calls

But list will screen the most annoying calls

Do Not Call List Doesn't Stop AllTelemarketing Calls...

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FCC Chair Vows To Enforce Net Neutrality

Comcast continues challenge to ruling on blocking content

FCC Chair Vows To Enforce Net Neutrality...

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Supplement Marketers To Pay Nearly $70 Million In Consumer Refunds

Products made range of unsupported claims

Supplement Marketers To Pay Nearly $70 Million In Consumer Refunds...

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"Operation Tele-PHONEY" Shuts Down Deceptive Telemarketing Schemes

Court orders bar all illegal telemarketing activities

Four deceptive telemarketing operations have agreed to abandon the illegal tactics they allegedly used to scam consumers -- such as charging for products t...

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Oregon Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker

Charges firm is targeting kids

Oregon Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker...

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Scam Targets Would-Be Class Action Winners

Official-looking letter solicits payment, delivers little in return

Consumers around the country are complaining that they have received bogus notifications claiming that they are entitled to a damages award as part of a cl...

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Cash for Clunkers Gets Yet Another Extension

Dealers have until tonight to file their paperwork

Cash for Clunkers Gets One-Day Extension...

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Why Weight Watchers Succeeds

Meetings provide a blend of spirituality and therapy; Not everyone agrees

Why Weight Watchers Succeeds...

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Kids' Menus Fall Behind The Times

Offerings are still considered too unhealthy

Kids' Menus Fall Behind The Times...

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CashCall To Pay California $1 Million Over "Loan Shark" Debt Tactics

Fast money lender accused of abusive, illegal collection practices

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today forced CashCall, Inc., an Anaheim-based fast-money lender, to stop using "loan shark tactics" in collecting debt...

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How To Survive The New Credit Card Rules

Even good customers will feel the impact

How To Survive The New Credit Card Rules...

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Florida Sues Foreclosure "Rescuer" Targeting Hispanics for Fraud

Part of nationwide crackdown on abusive practices

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Consumer Groups Warn of Dealer Double-Dipping In Cash For Clunkers

Dealers should not be getting paid twice

Consumer Groups Warn of Dealer Double-Dipping In Cash For Clunkers...

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Feds Exonerate ExpressJet In Minnesota Tarmac Delay

"Complete lack of common sense" responsible for incident

Feds Exonerate ExpressJet InMinnesota Tarmac Delay...

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Court Halts Job Placement Scam

'Guaranteed' jobs never materialized

A US district court has halted a phony job placement operation that allegedly stole money from job seekers by promising them full-time work, with benefits,...

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Class Action Proceeds Against Debt-Relief Scam

Follows ringleaders' indictments and guilty pleas

A class action lawsuit is proceeding against Metropolitan Money Store, the foreclosure consultation company that scammed hundreds of troubled Washington, D...

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Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday Night, Feds Decree

Sales up but dealers frustrated by delays in payment, complex paperwork

Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday Night, Feds Decree...

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Judge Upholds Dismissal of Relacore Suit

Plaintiffs allege fraudulent, misleading statements by manufacturer

The suit, filed by lead plaintiff Melissa Lee in November 2004, alleged that the Carter-Reed Company fraudulently advertised the drug as reducing belly fat...

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Oprah Sues Acai Berry Promoters

Joins Illinois Attorney General in warning consumers about scam

Oprah Sues Acai Berry Promoters...

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Telltale Signs You're Dealing With A Scammer

When a salesman uses a "fake voice," he just might be a scammer

Wouldn't it be nice if there were an easy way to identify a scammer? Well, there are signs you're being scammed, if you'll only be aware of them....

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Texas Seeks Restitution From Bankrupt Debt Settlement Firm

2,500 consumers left hanging by bankruptcy

Texas Seeks Restitution FromBankrupt Debt Settlement Firm...

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IRS Alerts Public To New Identity Theft Scams

Scam e-mails look authentic

IRS Alerts Public To New Identity Theft Scams...

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Felt Cyclocross Bicycles Recalled

Felt Cyclocross Bicycles Recalled...

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Budget Cuts Forcing Consumer Agencies To Do More With Less

The new reality for consumer advocates

Budget Cuts Forcing Consumer Agencies To Do More With Less...

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Litton Loan Complaints Continue Following Settlement

Distressed homeowners target Goldman Sachs subsidiary

Litton Loan Complaints Continue Following Settlement...

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Qwest To Exit Wireless Business In October

Customers have two months to switch to Verizon Wireless

Qwest To Exit Wireless Business In October...

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New York Sues Debt Collector For Threats, Harassment

Attorney General alleges threats of sexual violence against consumers

New York Sues Debt Collector For Threats, Harassment...

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New Survey Rates Job Search Methods

Job fairs, newspaper help wanted ads rank as least effective

New Survey Rates Job Search Methods...

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Alleged Hackers Indicted For Theft Of 130 Million Credit, Debit Cards

Hannaford, Heartland breaches may be largest of all time

Alleged Hackers Indicted For Theft Of 130 Million Credit, Debit Cards...

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Beware Health Clinics Pushing Credit Cards

Some consumers signed up without their knowledge

Beware Health Clinics Pushing Credit Cards: They're supposed to be a better deal than regular credit cards, but they seem to draw the same kinds of complai...

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Florida Business Opportunity Scammer Sentenced

200 investors taken for more than $4 million

Florida Business Opportunity Scammer Sentenced...

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Attorneys General Can Be Powerful Consumer Ally

Many consumers forget they have elected official to help them

Attorneys General Can Be PowerfulConsumer Ally...

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New Credit Card Law Not A Cure-All

Consumers advised not to let down their guard

New Credit Card Law Not A Cure-All...

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Building A Medical Family Tree

The Healthy Geezer

A medical family tree or family health history is like the ones genealogists prepare, but it also includes all the maladies suffered by members of the fami...

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Class Action Alleges iPhone Still Incapable of Sending Advanced Texts

Apple kicks MMS can down the road

Class Action Alleges iPhone Still Incapable of Sending Advanced Texts...

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New York Sues Loan Modification Company

Cuomo charges firm with deceptive business practices

New York Sues LoanModification Company...

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Survey Suggests Improvement In Jobs Outlook

More managers expect to hire in the months ahead

Survey Suggests Improvement In Jobs Outlook...

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Homelite, Husky, Black Max Generators Recalled

Homelite, Husky, Black Max Generators Recalled...

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California Puts Foreclosure Consultants On Notice

Attorney general threatens to prosecute 386 unregistered consultants

California Puts Foreclosure Consultants On Notice...

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Kentucky Couple Facing Investment Scam Charges

Scheme allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $500,000

Two of four people charged in connection with an investment scam that has cost its victims more than $516,000 have pleaded not guilty to more than 80 felon...

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Do You Really Need A Bank?

Consumers who want to fire their bank have alternatives

Credit unions may provide a more practical alternative to banks, providing many of the same services but without the policies that seem to drive consumers ...

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Colorado, Florida Stop Deceptive Mortgage Mailings

Marketing pitch designed to look like it was from federal agency

Colorado, Florida Stop DeceptiveMortgage Mailings...

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Mystery, Science Fiction Writers Expose Publishing Scams

Anti-scam program adds muscle

Mystery, Science Fiction Writers Expose Publishing Scams...

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Public Citizen Proposes Basic Patient Safety Reforms

Group says changes would save 85,000 lives and $35 billion a year

Public Citizen Proposes Basic Patient Safety Reforms...

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Flea & Tick Products Often Backfire

Pet owners horrified by adverse reactions; EPA counsels cautionSergeant's, Sentry don't respond to questions

The horror unfolded within minutes after Diane S. applied Sergeant's Gold Flea and Tick Squeeze-On For Dogs on her Shih Tzu-Maltese named Tipsy and her Shi...

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Bank of America, Wells Fargo Hit With Class Action

Accuses companies of defrauding subprime consumers

Bank of America, Wells Fargo Hit With Class Action...

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Texas Charges Travel Club Used Illegal Sale Tactics

Travel deals not such a bargain

Texas Charges Travel Club UsedIllegal Sale Tactics...

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People To People Leaders Allegedly Drank Beer While Student Was Dying

Allegations made by family of deceased student Tyler Hill

People To People Leaders Allegedly Drank Beer While Student Was Dying...

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Prepaid Calling Card Distributor Sued For Deceiving Consumers

Consumers got fewer calling minutes, were charged hidden fees

Prepaid Calling Card Distributor Sued For Deceiving Consumers...

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Phony Debt Collectors Calling Consumers Nationwide

Scamsters loaded with personal info

Phony Debt Collectors Calling Consumers Nationwide...

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GM, Chrysler Personal Injury Victims Left Stranded

Bankruptcies exempt automakers from liability

GM, Chrysler Personal Injury Victims Left Stranded...

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Bumpers On 4 Of 6 Midsize Sedans Improve

None earns good rating in low-speed tests

Bumpers on 2009 models of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima performed better than their 2007 predecessors in low-speed crash tes...

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Increasing Foreclosures Swallow Modest Gains In Mortgage Repairs

Rate in rise of delinquencies outpaces rescues

Increasing Foreclosures Swallow Modest Gains In Mortgage Repairs...

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Oregon Halts Sale Of Electronic Cigarettes

First in the nation to ban new tobacco substitute

Oregon Halts Sale Of Electronic Cigarettes...

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States Step Up Pressure On Internet Payday Loans

Online lenders called "today's loan sharks"

States Step Up Pressure On InternetPayday Loans...

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Pennsylvania Targets Deception In Green Marketing

Consumers need to investigate claims closely

Pennsylvania Targets Deception InGreen Marketing...

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Ohio Sues Mortgage Servicer Over Lack Of Modifications

Company cited for foot-dragging, incompetence

Ohio Sues Mortgage Servicer OverLack Of Modifications...

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Feds Bar Teva Animal Health From Selling Veterinary Drugs

Agreement comes after inspections reveal "significant" violations

Feds Bar Teva Animal Health From Selling Veterinary Drugs...

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SEC Fines Bank Of America $33 Million Over Bonuses

New York probe remains active, however

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against Bank of America, charging it made false and misleading statements about bonuses paid at Merr...

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Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Nationwide Internet Prescription Drug Scheme

Drugs were sold for body-building

Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Nationwide Internet Prescription Drug Scheme...

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Cash For Clunkers Success A Positive Economic Sign

Consumers willing to buy cars when it's a deal

The program, modest by Washington standards, began last week, offering consumers up to $4,500 if they would trade in their gas-guzzler on a new, fuel effic...

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California Wins $1.2 Million Ruling Against Scam Artists

Attorney General busts Georgia brothers for shaking down local businesses

California Wins $1.2 Million Ruling Against Scam Artists...

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Illinois Sues Wells Fargo Over Subprime Loans

Claims lender discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers

Illinois Sues Wells Fargo Over Subprime Loans...

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House Introduces "Internet Freedom Preservation Act"

Bill would amend Communications Act to protect net neutrality

House Introduces ...

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