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Microsoft Hit with Class Action Over XBox Points

Suit latest in a long line of points-related complaints

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Honda Recalls Cars To Fix Fire Hazard

Problem in Honda Fit linked to power window switch

Honda Recalls Cars To Fix Fire Hazard...

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West Virginia Sues Capital One

State finds loophole in banks' federal preemption defense

West Virginia Attorney General sued Capital One Bank, N.A. and four other companies, charging unfair and deceptive acts and practices, unlawful debt collec...

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Credit Card Direct Mail Back on the Rise

Card issuers increase direct marketing as economy levels out

47 percent increase in direct mail compared from the third quarter, credit card issuers showed increased confidence in the economy and a willingness to ext...

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BlueHippo Charged with Violating Texas Law

Bankrupt firm continues to draw angry complaints

BlueHippo Charged with Violating Texas Law...

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Study Claims Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Crashes

New insurance data indicates various laws are ineffective

Study Claims Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Crashes...

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Kansas Attorney General Warns of Debt Collection Scam

Fraudsters pose as cops to extort money

Kansas Attorney General Warns of Debt Collection Scam...

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New York Probes Online Stores for Unauthorized Charges

1-800-Flowers.com and Classmates.com among those investigated

New York Probes Online Stores for Unauthorized Charges...

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ATV Injuries and Deaths Among Children Decrease

Numbers trending downward but still high

ATV Injuries and Deaths Among Children Decrease...

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Indoor Tanning Association Settles Skin Cancer Case

FTC charges group lied about skin cancer risks from tanning

Indoor Tanning Association Settles Skin Cancer Case...

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Toyota Adds 1.1 Million Vehicles to Accelerator Pedal Recalls

Feds say they pressure Toyota to suspend sales of affected models

Toyota Adds 1.1 Million Vehicles to Accelerator Pedal Recalls...

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Feds Ban Texting by Commercial Drivers

Violations carry heavy fines

Feds Ban Texting by Commercial Drivers...

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'Extended Warranty' Sellers Settle With Oregon

Dealer Warranty Services and owners required to pony up $20,000

A Missouri company and its owners accused of falsely advertising the sale of motor vehicle service contracts have reached a settlement with the state of Or...

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Can Antioxidants Be Harmful?

Researchers say antioxidants can impair muscle function

Many people, especially seniors, try to increase their intake of antioxidants to ward off disease and aging. But could loading up on antioxidants be doing ...

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Fireproofing Chemicals May Cause Fertility Issues

New study claims that exposure causes pregnancy delays

Fireproofing Chemicals May Cause Fertility Issues...

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Toyota Suspends Sales of Popular Models Plagued by Sticking Accelerators

Unprecedented sales hiatus leaves dealers with little to offer customers

Toyota Suspends Sales of Popular Models Plagued by Sticking Accelerators...

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Grieving Father Seeks Better California Ski Resort Safety

Accident leads to proposal to strengthen safety rules

Grieving Father Seeks Better California Ski Resort Safety...

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Scammers Target Families of Haitian Earthquake Survivors

Claims that special documents can bypass immigration process

Scammers Target Families of Haitian Earthquake Survivors...

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Did WHO Hype Swine Flu to Boost Drug Sales?

Agency denies charges it fanned fears to help Big Pharma

Did WHO Hype Swine Flu To Boost Drug Sales?...

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How To Complain and Get Results

Getting mad may make you feel good but it's rarely effective

I phoned a different local Allstate office and asked for the names and addresses of Allstate's district manager and the CEO. The cheerful receptionist was ...

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Study: Calorie Postings On Fast Food Menus Help Kids

Parents choose fewer calories for their children but not themselves

Study: Calorie Postings On Fast Food Menus Help Kids...

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Major Changes To Quick Tax Refund Loans Industry

8.4 Million Refund Anticipation Loans Made in 2008

Major Changes To Quick Tax Refund Loans Industry...

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Midas Franchise Pays California $1.8 Million to Settle Bait-and-Switch Charges

State investigators go undercover to expose car repair scam

Midas Franchise Pays California $1.8 Million to Settle Bait-and-Switch Charges...

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Don't Let Your Heart or Wallet Get Hijacked This Valentine's Day

Scammers taking advantage of holiday once again

Don't Let Your Heart or Wallet Get Hijacked This Valentine's Day...

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Study: Better Chemical Safety Laws Could Reduce Chronic Disease

Revamping legislation could also lower health care costs

Study: Better Chemical Safety Laws Could Reduce Chronic Disease...

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CPSC Outlines Revamped Crib Recall Policy

Credits or refunds for recalled items a possibility

CPSC Outlines Revamped Crib Recall Policy...

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Stroke Therapy Successful in Animal Tests

Could have implications for human stroke patients

Stroke Therapy Successful in Animal Tests: A naturally occurring protein could restore limb function in humans long after a stroke, two new studies find....

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Samsung TVs Draw Unusual Number Of Complaints

Consumers complain sets fail after two or three years ofuse

Samsung TVs Draw Unusual Number Of Complaints...

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Public Citizen to FDA: Pull Fibromyalgia Drug from the Market

Medication has limited efficacy, risky effects, group says

Public Citizen To FDA: Pull Fibromyalgia Drug From The Market...

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Driving Wrecks Conversation

Talking while driving not as simple as it sounds

Driving Wrecks Conversation...

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Group Adds Up 'Cost Of Bad Lending'

Site makes the case for Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Group Adds Up 'Cost Of Bad Lending'...

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Indiana Puppy Mill Operator Sentenced To Clean Cages

Consumer fraud case began with failure to pay state sales taxes

Indiana Puppy Mill Operator Sentenced To Clean Cages...

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Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million More Vehicles to Fix Runaway Acceleration

4.2 million Toyotas and Lexuses were recalled late last year for a similar problem

Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million More Vehicles to Fix Runaway Acceleration...

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California Recovers Stolen College Scholarship Funds

Trustee looted money from living trust

California Recovers Stolen College Scholarship Funds...

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Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards...

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Salon Owner Gets Jail Time for Using Fake Botox

Women injected with unknown substance

Salon Owner Gets Jail Time for Using Fake Botox...

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Do Consumers Have Too Many Choices?

More really is better, study suggests

Across the 50 experiments, which depict the choices of 5,036 individual participants, the authors found that the overall effect of choice overload was virt...

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California Firm Recalls Beef Products

Possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination behind recall

California Firm Recalls Beef Products...

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Dorel Asia Recalls Cribs After Infant Death, 10 Injuries

Dorel Asia Recalls Cribs After Infant Death, 10 Injuries...

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Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass Surgery Charted

Surgery could be life-saving or fatal

Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass Surgery Charted...

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Pennsylvania Sues Computer Training School

School suddenly closed after collecting tuition payments

Pennsylvania Sues Computer Training School...

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U.S. Fidelis Facing Another Class Action

Warranty company issues bare-bones, loophole-ridden policies, suit charges

U.S. Fidelis Facing Another Class Action...

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West Virginia Reins In Three Debt Settlement Firms

Investigation stemmed from single consumer's complaint

West Virginia Reins In Three Debt Settlement Firms...

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Tyson Foods Settles Suit Challenging 'No Antibiotics' Claim

Class action accused food giant of making false claims

Tyson Foods Settles Suit Challenging 'No Antibiotics' Claim...

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FDA Warns Pet Owners of Salmonella in Beef Treats

Merrick Beef Filet Squares flagged for recall

FDA Warns Pet Owners of Salmonella in Beef Treats...

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Verizon Wireless Expands Data Charge To All 3G Phones

Part of new price structure on unlimited calling, data

Verizon Wireless Expands Data Charge To All 3G Phones...

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Bill Me Later Charges Illegal Interest Rates

eBay subsidiary uses bank affiliation to skirt California usury laws

According to a class action filed on Monday, Bill Me Later charges sky-high interest rates and late fees, a practice that violates California consumer prot...

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Skype Settles Credit Expiration Class Action

Agreement brings end to company's policy

Skype, the popular website that lets consumers make online phone calls, has agreed to settle a class action that took issue with the company's policy of ex...

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Class Action Says DirecTV Forces Consumers to Pay for Fraudulent Accounts

More legal trouble for perennial corporate defendant

Class Action Says DirecTV Forces Consumers to Pay for Fraudulent Accounts...

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Exercise Caution With Health Clubs

Clubs have history of high-pressure sales, broken promises

It's no secret that health clubs sign up many new members this time of year, when people make New Year resolutions to lose weight and get into shape....

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Watch Out For Scammers Exploiting Haiti Earthquake

Consumer advocates offer tips on vetting charities for donation

Watch Out For Scammers Exploiting Haiti Earthquake...

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FTC Wins Case Against Marketers of Unproven Weight-Loss Products

$2 million fine ordered in case of diet tea and Bio-Slim patch

FTC Wins Case Against Marketers of Unproven Weight-Loss Products...

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Scam Alert: Scammers Target Mobile Banking Customers

Phishing, lottery and census scams plaguing consumers

Scam Alert: Scammers Target Mobile Banking Customers...

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BPA Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Industry group says British study doesn't establish cause-and-effect relationship

BPA Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease...

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California Sues E-cigarette Marketer

Claims product targets kids

California Sues E-cigarette Marketer...

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Louisiana Files Chinese Drywall Suit

State claims tax revenues have fallen because of toxic drywall

Louisiana Files Chinese Drywall Suit...

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California Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Sales

Supporters say tax revenue could raise nearly $1 billion

California Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Pot...

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AT&T;, Motorola, Qwest, V-Tech Telephone Batteries Recalled

AT&T, Motorola, Qwest, V-Tech Telephone Batteries Recalled...

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Oregon Blocks California Loan Modification Firm

Law firm was charging advance fee for services

Oregon Blocks Loan Modification Firm...

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Class Action Says Chicago Mass Transit Discriminates Against Minorities

Points to disparities between city transportation and commuter rail

Class Action Says Chicago Mass Transit Discriminates Against Minorities...

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FTC Wins $675,000 Settlement With Debt Collectors

Agency releases new video explaining consumer rights

FTC Wins $675,000 Settlement With Debt Collectors...

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Ohio Consumer Complaints Hit Record in 2009

Automotive complaints, debt collection top the list

Attorney General Richard Cordray today released his office's consumer complaint numbers, which reached a historic high with 30,259 complaints....

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Medicine 2.0: Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands

ePochondria pandemic drives millions to self-inflicted medical malpractice

Medicine 2.0: Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands...

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Many Older Adults Still Use Illegal Drugs

Aging boomers' drug use could strain future treatment resources

A new study done for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows a dramatic increase in illicit drug use among people over 50....

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Google's Nexus One: Could It Be A Kindle Killer?

Big screen, fast processor make for a pleasant reading experience

Google's Nexus One: Could It Be A Kindle Killer?...

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Ford Improves In-Car Internet Radio

New SYNC technology upgrade said to enhance experience

Ford Improves In-Car Internet Radio...

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Study: Cell Phone Exposure May Protect Against And Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

Research indicates long-term exposure to cell phone signals may boost normal memory

Study: Cell Phone Exposure May Protect Against And Reverse Alzheimer's Disease...

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States Win $22.5 Million Settlement Over Blocking of Generic Drugs

Attorneys General charge that drugmakers prevented alternatives from hitting market

States Win $22.5 Million Settlement Over Blocking of Generic Drugs...

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Dismissed Federal Class Action Can't be Reheard in State Court, Judge Rules

Baycol decision could have far-reaching implications

Dismissed Federal Class Action Can't be Reheard in State Court, Judge Rules...

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EPA Delays Report on Flea and Tick Products That May Harm Pets

Pet owners continue to report adverse effects on animals

EPA Delays Report on Flea and Tick Products That May Harm Pets...

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Master Forge Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's

Master Forge Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's...

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Google's Nexus One: It's Unlocked But ...

T-Mobile still has a lock on Google's 'unlocked' phone

T-Mobile still has a lock on Google's 'unlocked' phone...

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Pending Home Sales Plunge In November

Sales drop just ahead of expected end to tax credit

Pending Home Sales Plunge In November: The latest indicator on the health of the housing market is not encouraging, but is also not unexpected....

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Consumer Watchdogs Challenge Comcast On 'TV Everywhere'

Cable giant accused of promoting monopoly, blocking competition

Consumer Watchdogs Challenge Comcast On 'TV Everywhere'...

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Consumer Reports: Many Infomercial Products Not Worth Buying

Snuggie, Slap Chop, and ShamWow among them

<em>Consumer Reports</em>: Many Infomercial Products Not Worth Buying...

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Bankruptcy Filings Increase 32 Percent In 2009

States with high foreclosure rates lead in filings

Bankruptcy Filings Increase 32 Percent In 2009...

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Consumers Continue To Fall In The Rebate Trap

Rebates consistently produce consumer complaints

Consumers Continue To Fall In The Rebate Trap...

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Race To Replace Gas With Green Batteries

Battery could store almost as much energy as a tank of gas

Race To Replace Gas With Green Batteries...

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Ohio Appeals Court Rejects Class-Action Settlement With Carfax

Approval of coupon settlement overturned

Ohio Appeals Court Rejects Class-Action Settlement With Carfax...

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Banks Eye New Fees, Revenue In 2010

New rules protect consumers but reduce bank profits

Banks Eye New Fees, Revenue In 2010...

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Number of Pets Diagnosed with the H1N1 Influenza Virus Continues to Grow

Most animals catch the virus from their owners, handlers

Court Has Heard Enough in iPod Earbud Suit...

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FDA Seeks Shutdown Of New Jersey Cheese Plant

Plant has alleged history of contaminated products

FDA Seeks Shutdown Of New Jersey Cheese Plant...

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How To Tape Customer Service Calls

You may legally record calls if you follow the rules

38 states allow what is known as "one party consent" recording. That means if one party to the call -- such as yourself -- consents to it being recorded, t...

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Court Has Heard Enough in iPod Earbud Suit

Appeals court affirms 2008 dismissal of class action

Court Has Heard Enough in iPod Earbud Suit...

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RockYou Hit With Data Breach Class Action

Suit says hacking was result of company's negligence

Complaint, filed this week in federal court in San Francisco, says RockYou kept confidential user information in an unencrypted plain text file making it i...

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