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Ford, Microsoft to Team On Electric Car

System would advise consumers best time to recharge

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Feds Propose Texting Ban for Truck and Bus Drivers

DOT announces partnership with Cornell University to involve public in rulemaking process

Feds Propose Texting Ban for Truck and Bus Drivers...

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Car Loan Marketer Settles FTC Charges

Company took a page from the 'pre-approved' credit card pitch

Consumers are accustomed to getting letters from credit card companies telling them they are "pre-approved" for a new account. Of course, in many cases it ...

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Few Drive Well While Yakking on Cell Phones

However, study finds one in 40 are 'supertaskers' who can do both

Few Drive Well While Yakking on Cell Phones...

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Kellogg Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak

Plaintiffs say company misrepresented products as safe

Kellogg Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak...

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EPA May Require Testing of BPA's Environmental Impact

EPA and FDA both express concerns about chemical's effect on fetuses and young children

EPA May Require Testing of BPA's Environmental Impact...

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California's Brown Warns of Phony Tax-Relief Companies

Scam artists charge big bucks upfront but deliver nothing

California's Brown Warns of Phony Tax-Relief Companies...

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Trader Joe's Greens Up Its Seafood Policy

Bows to pressure from Greenpeace to stock only sustainably-harvested seafood

Trader Joe's Greens Up Its Seafood Policy...

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Missouri Busts Two Foreclosure Rescue Companies

Court orders $116,000 in restitution -- bars charging up-front fees

Missouri Busts Two Foreclosure Rescue Companies...

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Is Zero Percent Financing A Good Deal?

Paying no interest sounds inviting, but not every buyer qualifies

"Car buyers should arrive at the dealership as well-armed as possible, with an auto in mind, a set price range, and some idea of your creditworthiness," sa...

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Video - 5 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

Understanding how the CARD Act affects you most

Video - 5 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards...

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Graco Recalls 1.2 Million Harmony High Chairs

Graco Recalls 1.2 Million Harmony High Chairs...

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New York AG Slams Nationwide Foreclosure Rescue Scammers

Companies charged homeowners for loan modification services that were not performed

New York AG Slams Nationwide Foreclosure Rescue Scammers...

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FTC Bans Credit Card Marketer From Telemarketing

Pitched advance-fee credit cards and other credit products

FTC Bans Credit Card Marketer From Telemarketing: One call consumers won't be getting in the future is one pitching all manner of credit products from mark...

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Does Credit Card Debt Settlement Really Work?

Consumers should seek solid advice before taking any action

Does Credit Card Debt Settlement Really Work?...

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'Buying Club' Marketer Convicted of Deception

Company has long history of negative option marketing schemes

'Buying Club' Marketer Convicted of Deception...

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Illinois Seeks Action From Drop-Side Crib Makers

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association asked to remove seal

Illinois Seeks Action From Drop-Side Crib Makers...

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RJR Tobacco Settles Connecticut Camel Ad Suit

2007 ad campaign targeted teen-aged girls, state alleged

RJR Tobacco Settles Connecticut Camel Ad Suit...

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Analysis of 80 Studies Finds BPA Exposure WidespreadStudy

Chemical industry downplays results but researchers say public health is at stake

Analysis of 80 Studies Finds BPA Exposure Widespread...

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Minnesota Sues Marketer Of College Entrance Test Prep Materials

Company used charitable appeals to sell overpriced commercial products

Minnesota Sues Marketer Of College Entrance Test Prep Materials...

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Walnuts May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

Animal tests show significant progress in reducing cancer development and growth

Walnuts May Help Fight Prostate Cancer...

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Bank of America to Forgive Some Mortgage Debt

Plan could allow 'underwater' borrowers to regain some equity

A reduction in principal would be of most help to homeowners who are "underwater," whose home values have declined to the point where they owe more than th...

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Brooklyn Tour Bus Company Hit for Charging for Non-Existent Trips

Crosby Tours failed to provide trips to more than 130 consumers who paid in advance

Brooklyn Tour Bus Company Hit for Charging for Non-Existent Trips...

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Minnesota Sues Two Modification 'Consultants'

New law prohibits modification companies from taking advance payments

Minnesota Sues Two Modification Consultants...

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Modification Meltdowns: Nightmare on Your Street

Homeowners find trial modifications can leave them in worse shape than before

Modification Meltdowns: Nightmare on Your Street...

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Ventus Bicycle Aerobars

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Kevin Trudeau-Inspired Weight Loss Web Site Launched

Site sells kits for mixing and injecting yourself with HCG

Kevin Trudeau-Inspired Weight Loss Web Site Launched...

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IRS Warns About 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams

Agency spends more time each year sniffing out illegal schemes

IRS Warns About 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams...

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Fed Issues New Gift Card Rules

New regulation designed to protect consumers against 'surprises'

Fed Issues New Gift Card Rules...

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Iowa Residents File Bed Bug Class Action

Plight of Des Moines plaintiffs familiar to many

Iowa Residents File Bed Bug Class Action...

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California Shuts Down Fraudulent Foreclosure Relief Companies

Victims of three alleged scams to get more than $1 million in restitution

California Shuts Down Fraudulent Foreclosure Relief Companies...

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Health Reform to Deliver Calorie Counts to Chain Restaurant Menus

CSPI hails 'huge victory for consumers' after 7-year fight

Health Reform to Deliver Calorie Counts to Chain Restaurant Menus...

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Settlement Reached with Seller of Acai Berry Supplements

Nutra Pills barred from making 'free' offers unless they really are

Settlement Reached with Seller of Acai Berry Supplements...

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CARD Act Could Impact Your Credit Score

Lenders looking for ways to make up lost revenue could affect you

CARD Act Could Impact Your Credit Score...

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Pinnacle Security Reaches Settlement With Illinois

Company sued last year for deceptive marketing practices

Pinnacle Security Reaches Settlement With Illinois...

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Boomers Looking for Work

How to turn age (experience) and skills (proven accomplishments) to your advantage in your job search

How to turn age (experience) and skills (proven accomplishments) to your advantage in your job search...

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Dietary Supplement Peddler Pleads Guilty to $17 Million Fraud Scheme

Nutrapha Research made illegal claims that its supplements could cure diseases

Dietary Supplement Peddler Pleads Guilty to $17 Million Fraud Scheme...

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American Kids More Obese Than Ever

More children affected at earlier ages, study finds

American Kids More Obese Than Ever...

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Suit: Midas 'Lifetime Guarantee' Doesn't Last Long

Car shop chain canceled hundreds of costly contracts, class action charges

Suit: Midas 'Lifetime Guarantee' Doesn't Last Long...

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Pennsylvania Shuts Down Five Puppy Mills

Enforcement action comes under state's new Dog Law

The State of Pennsylvania says it has taken action against five commercial dog breeding operations in the state, which it says were among the state's "most...

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It's Vacation Rental Scam Season

Feds offer tips to avoid having your vacation spoiled

IC3 and the FBI receive numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to scams involving rentals of apartments and houses, as well as online ...

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Texas Shuts Down Travel Club

Victims paid thousands for 'worthless' memberships

Texas Shuts Down Travel Club...

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Nightmare Virgin America Flight Broadcast on YouTube

Social media company CEO documents ordeal on the tarmac

Nightmare Virgin America Flight Broadcast on YouTube...

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Doctors Treating Wave of 'Boomeritis'

Mayo Clinic reminds boomers they aren't as young as they think

Doctors Treating Wave of 'Boomeritis'...

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FCC’s Broadband Plan: Who’s for It—and Against It

Mid-sized broadband providers may have the most to gain

FCC’s Broadband Plan: Who’s for It—and Against It...

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Toyota Faces Class Action Demanding Full Refunds

Suit ups ante from smaller-scale actions filed earlier

Toyota Faces Class Action Demanding Full Refunds...

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Arkansas Sues Health Discount Marketer

Company allegedly told consumers they were buying health insurance

A health discount card is not health insurance, a distinction sometimes lost on consumers, especially if the marketer intentionally misleads them....

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Many NYC Funeral Homes Deny Consumers Pricing Information

Consumers encouraged to know their rights to funeral pricing information

Many NYC Funeral Homes Deny Consumers Pricing Information...

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Colorado Man Indicted, Accused of Foreign Exchange Scam

EquityFX allegedly defrauded investors of nearly $700,000

Colorado Man Indicted, Accused of Foreign Exchange Scam...

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Which Is Better, Store Brand or Name Brand?

Private label products provide a way to stretch budget

Which Is Better, Store Brand or Name Brand?...

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Canadian Meat Company Sued Over Recalls of Deli Meats

Lawsuit claims company failed to warn consumers of possible hazard

Canadian Meat Company Sued Over Recalls of Deli Meats...

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2010 Jeep Commanders, Grand Cherokees Recalled

2010 Jeep Commanders, Grand Cherokees Recalled...

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Blockbuster's New Late Fees Make Encore

Some consumers say they were taken by surprise by the new policy

Blockbuster Video quietly reinstated late fees, with a whole lot less fanfare than when they did away with them 5 years ago. As a result, several consumers...

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FCC Provides Tool To Check Internet Speed

Agency plans to make sure advertised speeds are accurate

FCC Provides Tool To Check Internet Speed...

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Feds' Dream of Universal Broadband a Nightmare for Broadcasters

But overall economic and societal impact could overcome any short-term costs

Feds' Dream of Universal Broadband a Nightmare for Broadcasters...

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Digging Out of Debt and Surviving the Downturn

How Boomers can turn around the reversals of fortune in time for retirement

Economic woes are impacting more than our wallets or dreams of retirement. Here are some suggestions to help get you back on track financially....

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Florida Cracks Down on Timeshare Resale Industry

2009 was record-breaking year for consumer recoveries

Florida Cracks Down on Timeshare Resale Industry...

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Netflix Cancels Second Contest Over Privacy Concerns

Lawsuit, FTC investigation spelled end for competition

Netflix Cancels Second Contest Over Privacy Concerns...

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Companies Get Failing Grade on Marketing Food to Children

CSPI report card says few have any policies in place at all

Companies Get Failing Grade on Marketing Food to Children...

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Vermont Court Holds R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Misleading Ads

Eclipse cigarette claims held deceptive and misleading

Vermont Court Holds R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Misleading Ads...

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Salmonella Recall Spreads Quickly to Other Products

Tainted spices and ingredients used in large number of food products

Salmonella Recall Spreads Quickly to Other Products...

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American Prospector SUV Tires

American Prospector SUV Tires...

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Fast Foodies Cut Back When Prices Go Up

Rising burger and fries prices could send pounds tumbling

Fast Foodies Cut Back When Prices Go Up...

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Bank of America Forecloses on Wrong House, Abducts Macaw

Homeowner jumps through hoops to get bird back

Bank of America Forecloses on Wrong House, Abducts Macaw...

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ATVs Warrant More Scrutiny, Doctors Say

Nearly 28 percent of ATV injuries involve children under 16

ATVs Warrant More Scrutiny, Doctors Say...

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Are You Ready For 3D TV?

Consumers might be well advised to be cautious

But if you showed caution in the face of HDTV, it might be prudent to continue that caution. As with any new technology, there are bound to be glitches....

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High Hospital Occupancy Rate Linked To High Death Rate

Full hospital increases chances of dying by 5.6 percent

High Hospital Occupancy Rate Linked To High Death Rate...

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Scam Targets Mississippi Credit Union Members

Phishing attack uses cell phone calls and texts

Scam Targets Mississippi Credit Union Members...

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Classmates Sued Over Content-Sharing Arrangement

Complaint accuses site of improperly exposing personal information

2 Classmates.com members have sued the well-known social networking site, accusing it of exposing members' personal information to unknown parties without ...

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Toyota Denies Prius Recall is in The Works

Denial comes day after out-of-control Prius incident on San Diego Freeway

Toyota Denies Prius Recall is in The Works...

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Bank of America Ending Automatic Debit Overdraft Fee

Responds to new Fed rules requiring banks to give consumers a choice

Bank of America Ending Automatic Debit Overdraft Fee...

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Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Machetes

Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Machetes...

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Warnings About New Video Chat Web Site

Internet safety tips offered; new video released

The site, www.chatroulette.com, gives users -- including dangerous sex offenders -- an opportunity to conduct live video chats with randomly selected parti...

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Texas Bulldog Owner Wins Verdict Against Hartz Mountain Pet Products

'Diesel' died less than 40 hours after flea and tick drops were applied

Texas Bulldog Owner Wins Verdict Against Hartz Mountain Pet Products...

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Bogus Web Site Targets Madoff Victims

Feds warn against site claiming to have $1.3 billion from 'Madoff Hideout'

Bogus Web Site Targets Madoff Victims...

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Lifelock Agrees to Pay $12 Million to Settle Federal, State Charges

Settlement bars company from misrepresenting its supposed identity-theft protection service

Lifelock Agrees to Pay $12 Million to Settle Federal, State Charges...

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Consumers Describe Sudden Acceleration Experiences

Could eyewitness accounts help lead to a cause?

Consumers Describe Sudden Acceleration Experiences...

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Unhealthy Foods Get Less Popular With Higher Price

Study supports backers of tax on high-calorie food products

Unhealthy Foods Get Less Popular With Higher Price...

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Pontiac Vibe Sucked Into Toyota Recall

Now-defunct car subject of Canadian class action

Toyotas breathtaking implosion has been a big boon to the long-struggling American car industry, which less than a year ago saw GM and Chrysler declare ban...

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Boomerific: How to Live Better and Longer

15 ways Boomers can improve the quality and length of their lives

15 ways Boomers can improve the quality and length of their lives...

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Pep Boys Recalls Definitely Dakota Tires

Pep Boys Recalls Definitely Dakota Tires...

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Cooper Cyclone Radial Tires Recalled

Cooper Cyclone Radial Tires Recalled...

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Court Dismisses Latest Listerine Suit

More controversy over claim that mouthwash is 'as effective as floss'

A California court has thrown out a class action suit attacking Listerines claim that its mouthwash is as effective as floss when used regularly....

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Survey: More Consumers Using Food Label Info

Diet-heart disease link starting to sink in

According to the latest FDA Health and Diet Survey, more than half of consumers often read the food label when buying a product for the first time....

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New Jersey Drivers Flouting Cell Phone Ban

Poll shows texting while driving increasing

New Jersey Drivers Flouting Cell Phone Ban...

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Consumers Say Sudden Acceleration Problems Nothing New

Toyota, Ford, Chrysler all figure in consumer complaints of unintended acceleration

Consumers Say Sudden Acceleration Problems Nothing New...

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New Credit Card Protections Can Help Level Mountain of Debt

Four tips for wise credit use post-CARD Act

New Credit Card Protections Can Help Level Mountain of Debt...

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Some Repaired Toyotas Still Suddenly Accelerating

NHTSA following up with owners of recalled Toyotas

Some Repaired Toyotas Still Suddenly Accelerating...

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Suit: Fish Oil Contains Undisclosed PCB Levels

Manufacturers' failure to warn violates longstanding California law

Dietary supplements like fish oil has attained an unrivaled status. Unlike fad drugs that flame out or quietly disappear, fish oil has steadily grown in po...

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Nissan Recalls More Than 500,000 Vehicles

Fuel gauge problem, source of many complaints, being addressed

Nissan says the affected modles may have problems with brake pedal pins and fuel gauges. The company says it discovered a production error in the brake ped...

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Questions Remain About 'Sensa' Weight-Loss Product

Experts say 'jury still out' regarding effectiveness

Questions Remain About 'Sensa' Weight-Loss Product...

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Beware of Spring Break Travel Scams

Shady operators often promise free travel as inducements

Beware of Spring Break Travel Scams...

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Stroke Incidence Rising Among Younger Adults

Seniors suffering fewer strokes

Stroke Incidence Rising Among Younger Adults...

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Payment Processing CEO Banned from the Business

Company illegally debited millions from consumers bank accounts

CEO of payment processing company will be banned from the business as part of a settlement resolving FTC charges the company illegally debited millions of ...

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Washington State Clears Up Window Deals

Attorney general wants more transparency in window marketing

Washington State Clears Up Window Deals...

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Consumer Watchdog Files Anthem Class Action

Says insurer's rate hikes violate California law

A consumer advocate group has filed suit against Anthem Blue Cross, claiming that the insurer's recent California rate hikes illegally blocked coverage to ...

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Judge Rejects Honda Civic Hybrid Settlement

Says 'coupon settlement' doesn't provide enough to plaintiffs

Last week, that argument spurred a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement in a suit involving misleading fuel economy claims about the Honda Civic H...

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Minnesota Sues Six Debt Settlement Companies

First enforcement action under new state law orders

Minnesota Sues Six Debt Settlement Companies...

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VoIP Users Still Voice Frustrations at Quality, Service

Magicjack, Vonage, Skype users report problems

VoIP Users Still Voice Frustrations at Quality, Service...

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