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Study: Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline

Widely used supplement not effective in reducing dementia

Study: Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline...

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Ford, MIT Team Up To Reduce Driver Stress

Study aims to improve driving safety, overall wellness

Ford, MIT Team Up To Reduce Driver Stress...

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Medical Device Maker Pays $5 Million to Resolve Federal Charges

Colorado company illegally imported unapproved technology

Medical Device Maker Pays $5 Million Resolve Federal Charges...

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California Class Action Says BMW Software Causes Engine Problems

Accuses BMW of installing updates without customers' permission

California Class Action Says BMW Software Causes Engine Problems...

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Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet Recall Expanded

All lots now included

Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet Recall Expanded...

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LG Recalls Portable Dehumidifiers

LG Recalls Portable Dehumidifiers...

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Irregular Arm Swing May Point To Parkinson's

New research could lead to earlier diagnosis

Irregular Arm Swing May Point To Parkinson's...

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Six Arrested For Exploiting Nursing Home Residents

Mississippi attorney general charges money taken from residents

Six Arrested For Exploiting Nursing Home Residents...

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Appeals Court Dismisses Suit Against Consumer Site

Nemet Chevrolet accused ConsumerAffairs.com of defamation

Appeals Court Dismisses Suit Against Consumer Site...

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Missouri Continues Auto Warranty Crackdown

Attorney general sues total of 10 marketers

Missouri Continues Auto Warranty Crackdown...

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Public Citizen: Tamiflu Doesn't Work on Flu Complications

Questions industry-funded tests assuring efficacy

Public Citizen: Tamiflu Doesn't Work on Flu Complications...

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FDA Warns Nestle On Drink Mix Marketing

Agency says products mis-branded as drugs

FDA Warns Nestle On Drink Mix Marketing...

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Possibily Tainted Beef Recalled In Six States

E. coli outbreak traced to Oklahoma plant

Possibily Tainted Beef Recalled In Six States...

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FCC Wants More Answers On Verizon Termination Fees

Commissioner unsatisfied with telecom's response

FCC Wants More Answers On Verizon Termination Fees...

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Pop-Up Security Warnings Pose Threats

'Malvertising' a growing problem, FBI says

Cyber criminals use botnets -- collections of compromised computers -- to push the software, and advertisements on websites deliver it. This is known as ma...

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California Animal Shelters Overrun With Chihuahuas

Popular pet dogs need homes for the holidays

California Animal Shelters Overrun With Chihuahuas...

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Michigan Busts Ponzi Scheme Targeting Seniors

Attorney General charges three over $350 million fraud

Mike Cox announced the arrest of three individuals accused of cheating 125 Michigan seniors out of their life savings by selling them time-shares in foreig...

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Polaris Recalls Sportsman ATVs

Polaris Recalls Sportsman ATVs...

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Top 10 Scams Of 2009

Scam artists go upscale, adopt corporate image

Scam artists grew ever more sophisticated in 2009, moving away from spam emails and fast-talking telemarketers towards a more "corporate" image....

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Pennsylvania AG Files Suit Against Fraudulent Warranty Company

Eagle Warranty closed doors despite thousands of outstanding claims

Pennsylvania AG Files Suit Against Fraudulent Warranty Company...

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Seven More Banks Fail

Toll for year rises to 140

Seven More Banks Fail...

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New York Announces Settlement With Three Home Health Agencies

Cuomo's suit accused company of employing unqualified aides

New York Announces Settlement With Three Home Health Agencies...

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Visa Pledges Help On Unauthorized Charges

Identifying merchants with excessive cardholder disputes

After years of consumer complaints about unauthorized charges on their credit cards by scammers and unscrupulous businesses, Visa says it plans to help....

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4 Ways To Avoid Costly Cell Phone Fees

Consumer group offers ways around contract "gotchas"

"I'd like to see more data on whether or not there is a direct relationship between the manufacturer price and the ETF fee," he added. "I bet the phone is ...

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Blackberry Data System Down for Several Hours

Sprint SMS system may also be affected

Blackberry users weren't the only ones experiencing technical trouble Thursday. Many Sprint mobile users reported problems with the SMS text system....

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FTC Urged To Place Tighter Controls On 'Free' Credit Reports

Consumers are confused, New York officials say

FTC Urged To Place Tighter Controls On 'Free' Credit Reports...

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Maryland Officials Halt Foreclosure Rescue Scam

Scheme robbed homeowners of equity

Gansler says the state has won a court judgment of nearly $1 million against individuals and companies operating what state officials characterize as a for...

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GM Introduces Wi-Fi In Cars

But how about an Internet radio system?

Automotive entertainment systems have come a long way since the 1930s when the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation introduced the first car radios....

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Florida Resolves Toll Pass Dispute With Avis

Company allegedly changed policy without telling customers

McCollum began investigating after customers complained they were not clearly informed that they would be billed the fee for days on which the plate pass w...

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National Home Protection Settles New York Suit

Defunct "warranty" company accused of defrauding customers

NHP, Inc., the shuttered home warranty company accused of defrauding thousands of consumers across the country, has agreed to a settlement with NY Attorney...

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Connecticut Post Office Hiding Mail

You've got mail...or do you?

Connecticut Post Office Hiding Mail...

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Six Holiday Shopping 'Gotchas' To Avoid

Consumer Reports Money Adviserpoints out the pitfalls

Tighter budgets and hard-to-get credit tight have many consumers keeping a particularly watchful eye on the holiday shopping out lays this year....

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Toyota to Roll Out Plug-In Electric Car in 2011

Plans all-electric version of the Prius

Toyota to Roll Out Plug-In Electric Car in 2011...

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Washington Sues DIRECTV For 'Unconscionable' Sales Practices

Claims consumers burned by big fees buried in fine print

Washington Sues DIRECTV For 'Unconscionable' Sales Practices...

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Missouri Sues California Auto Warranty Telemarketer

Company allegedly ignored state's Do Not Call List

Missouri Sues California Auto Warranty Telemarketer...

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Food Channel Names Top 10 Food Trends For 2010

Trends reflect economic, cultural changes

Not surprisingly, the economy is exerting a heavy influence, according to the Food Channel, a cable TV channel focusing on food and food preparation....

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Chinese Drywall Class Action Filed

New Orleans Saints coach is lead plaintiff

Chinese Drywall Class Action Filed...

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Credit Card Scam Preys on Union Workers

Advance-fee offers may be too good to be true

Credit Card Scam Preys on Union Workers...

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House Passes Financial Industry Regulations

Establishes Consumer Financial Protection Agency

House Passes Financial Industry Regulations...

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Study Sees Little Hope For Rural Internet Users

Federal stimulus to expand broadband not enough, researchers say

Study Sees Little Hope For Rural Internet Users...

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CRL: Credit Card Issuers Looking For Ways Around Anti-Abuse Rules

New ways of computing late fees bring in big bucks

CRL: Credit Card Issuers Looking For Ways Around Anti-Abuse Rules...

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FTC Goes After Credit Card Robocall Scammers

Offers of interest-rate reduction claims targeted

FTC Goes After Credit Card Robocall Scammers...

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California Pet Food Company Recalls Treats Due To Salmonella

Pet Carousel pulls back pig ears and beef hoof products

California Pet Food Company Recalls Treats Due To Salmonella...

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Palm, Sprint Nextel Hit With Class Action Over Data Loss

Suit charges backup system is flawed

Palm, Sprint Nextel Hit With Class Action Over Data Loss...

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Job Placement Scams Proliferate In High Jobless Areas

Beware of guarantees and upfront fees

Job Placement Scams Proliferate In High Jobless Areas...

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GAO: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Industry

Lack of responsiveness, complaint investigation cited

GAO: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Industry...

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Illinois Sues Spa For Unapproved Treatments

Allegedly caused patients 'extreme pain'

Illinois Sues Spa For Unapproved Treatments...

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Swine Flu Claims Another Pet

Pennsylvania cat latest to die from virus

Swine Flu Claims Another Pet...

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Attorneys General Warn of 'Free' Credit Report Confusion

Call for clear disclaimer in advertising

Attorneys General Warn of 'Free' Credit Report Confusion...

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Arizona Supplement Firm Settles Deceptive Ad Suit

Suit claimed consumers got stuck with unauthorized charges

Arizona Supplement Firm Settles Deceptive Ad Suit...

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Forecasters See High California Unemployment Through 2012

State can't produce jobs as fast as people enter workforce

Forecasters See High California Unemployment Through 2012...

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Toyota, Lexus Lead The Pack For Sudden Acceleration Problems

Analysis of complaints database finds Ford close behind

Toyota, Lexus Lead The Pack For Sudden Acceleration Problems...

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States Warn Against Dubious Charities

Attorneys General warn citizens about professional solicitors

States Warn Against Dubious Charities...

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Beef Recall Produces Call For Plant Closing

Rep. DeLauro says firm is repeat offender

Beef Recall Produces Call For Plant Closing...

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Consumers Getting Shut Out Of Economy, Analyst Says

Lack of lending leaves few options

Consumers Getting Shut Out Of Economy, Analyst Says...

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CPSC: Zhu Zhu Pets Are Safe for Kids

Consumer group backs down on contamination claim

CPSC: Zhu Zhu Pets Are Safe for Kids...

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Certain LG Refrigerator-Freezer Models To Lose ENERGY STAR Label

Department of Energy tests disqualify some models

Certain LG Refrigerator-Freezer Models To Lose ENERGY STAR Label...

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Study: Herbal Cigarettes No Healthier Than Regular Smokes

Just as addictive and unhealthy as tobacco, researchers say

Study: Herbal Cigarettes No Healthier Than Regular Smokes...

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Price-Comparison Web Sites Accused of Fraud

Texas charges sites secretly accepted cash for high ratings

Legal action led to an agreed judgment under which Intercept promised to correct its unlawful practices and either pay a $300,000 civil penalty or cease do...

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Senator Presses Credit Card Companies on Unauthorized Charges

Rockefeller wants more information about 'data pass'

Senator Presses Credit Card Companies on Unauthorized Charges...

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Scandinavian Study Finds No Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Link Over 9-Year Period

But findings should not be taken as an 'all-clear,' researchers caution

Scandinavian Study Finds No Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Link Over 9-Year Period...

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California Takes Closer Look At Commercial Fundraisers

Some fundraisers take large cut

California Takes Closer Look At Commercial Fundraisers...

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Wal-Mart Settles Massachusetts Workers' Suit

Latest action accusing mistreatment of employees

Wal-Mart Settles Massachusetts Workers' Suit...

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Could You Have Celiac Disease?

The Healthy Geezer

Could You Have Celiac Disease?...

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Interchange Fees Fleecing Consumers, Retailers Say

Credit card processing fees under growing attack

Interchange Fees Fleecing Consumers, Retailers Say...

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Meridia Research Shows increased Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

Public Citizen warns of 'significant' increase in heart attacks, strokes

Meridia Research Shows increased Stroke and Heart Attack Risk...

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Consumer Groups Oppose Comcast-NBC Merger

Activists claim deal could violate antitrust laws

The next big mega-merger between media companies seems poised to go forward, with Comcast officially taking a 51 percent stake in NBC-Universal from its lo...

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COBRA Expiration Leaves Unemployed Workers Uninsured

Advocacy group claims health care reform would provide solution

COBRA Expiration Leaves Unemployed Workers Uninsured...

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Fewer Toys Contain Lead but Toxins Still Common

Existing toxic-substance laws 'obsolete,' environmental group warns

The number of childrens toys tainted with high levels of lead continues to decrease, according to research released by The Ecology Center, a Michigan envir...

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Minnesota Sues Clinic For Credit Card Fraud

Second suit in three months

Okeson Optimal Chiropractic clinic accused of fraudulently enrolling patients for credit cards issued by GE Money Bank, the nation's largest issuer of heal...

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CVS Sold Expired Food, Drugs, Connecticut Charges

Problem has worsened over the last year, state alleges

"CVS peddled potentially tainted food & ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to con...

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How To Cut Your Winter Energy Bills

Some steps cost nothing to implement

How To Cut Your Winter Energy Bills...

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Owens Corning Faces Shingle Class Action

Charges defective design, fraudulent marketing

Wright's complaint says that Owens Corning failed to adequately test its shingles for common conditions that it knew, or should have known, could damage th...

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Wells Fargo Reportedly Closing Some California Branches

Ongoing Wachovia consolidation continues

Wells Fargo Reportedly Closing Some California Branches...

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Avoid Counterfeit Products When Holiday Shopping

Knock-offs can hurt consumers as well as manufacturers

Avoid Counterfeit Products When Holiday Shopping...

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Consumer Reports: Most Store-Bought Chicken Contains Harmful Bacteria

Tougher regulations sought for testing and recalls

Consumer Reports: Most Store-Bought Chicken Contains Harmful Bacteria...

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