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Dodd Co-Sponsors Right to Repair Bill

Carmakers would have to provide independent mechanics with access to information, specs

The move to pass the automotive "Right to Repair" bill has picked up another powerful Senate sponsor -- Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senat...

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Phone App Designed to Empower Airline Passengers

But law would need to be changed for passengers to make full use of it

Phone App Designed to Empower Airline Passengers...

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New Hope Settles Loan Modification Suit

Company allegedly reneged on promise to help underwater homeowners

A New Jersey-based loan modification company has agreed to pay $10 million to settle charges that it defrauded homeowners who were behind on their mortgage...

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Consumer-Protection Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado Loan Modification Company

Company's ad campaign implied it was a partner of the federal government, suit says

Consumer-Protection Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado Loan Modification Company ...

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BRP Recalls Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

BRP Recalls Ski-Doo Snowmobiles...

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Toyota Recalling Older Sequoia SUVs

Recall affects early production units of 2003 model

Toyota Recalling Older Sequoia SUVs...

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Supreme Court Allows Vioxx Shareholder Suit to Proceed

Unanimous opinion says suit was timely filed

Supreme Court Allows Vioxx Shareholder Suit to Proceed...

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Beware of the Yahoo Email Scam

Message from Yahoo! may look authenic, but it's not

The email that arrives in you inbox looks very official. It carries the familiar Yahoo! Mail logo and has a heading that warns, "Your Account Will Be Block...

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Airline Consumer Protection Rules Set to Take Effect

Regs govern a variety of items regarding tarmac delays, including lack of food, toilets

Airline Consumer Protection Rules Set to Take Effect ...

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Scammers Impersonating Mississippi State Officials

A new wrinkle in the "emergency" scam

Scammers Impersonating Mississippi State Officials...

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Attack of the 'Zombie' Trans Fat!

Bob Evans, White Castle, & Long John Silver's still using trans fat, despite known danger

Attack of the 'Zombie' Trans Fat!...

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States Sue Extended Auto Warranty Companies

US Fidelis, Credexx Corp. accused of deceptive sales practices

States Sue Extended Auto Warranty Companies...

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Organic Industry Watchdog Calls for USDA Crackdown on Labeling Abuses

Claims prominent brands using 'organic' in their name when products don't qualify

Organic Industry Watchdog Calls for USDA Crackdown on Labeling Abuses...

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California Program Protects Kids from Lead Exposure in Their Homes

Contractors License Board provides information on new federal lead standards

California Program Protects Kids from Lead Exposure in Their Homes...

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Stingy Fundraiser Banned In Washington State

Company accused of duping Jaycees chapters and donors

Stingy Fundraiser Banned In Washington State...

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Second Lifers File Class Action

Plaintiffs accuse Linden Labs of taking back 'land'

A group of gamers has filed a class action lawsuit against the creator of Second Life, accusing the company of taking away the plaintiffs' ownership rights...

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Convict Charged With Dealing Fake Viagra

Federal prisoner was serving time for health care fraud

Phu Tan Luong, also known as Peter Luong, 55, and his daughter, Helene Ngoc Bich Luong, 26, were charged in a criminal information filed last week in Unite...

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What You Should Know About Hip Replacement

Communication with your doctor is key

What You Should Know About Hip Replacement...

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Consumer Group Urges Antitrust Action Against Google

Consumer Watchdog says possible Justice Department action could include breakup of Internet giant

Consumer Group Urges Antitrust Action Against Google...

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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addictive Behavior

Could lead to substance abuse, depression and anxiety, study suggests

Indoor Tanning May Be an Addictive Behavior...

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Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Animal Cruelty Video Law

Ruling draws praise from free speech advocates, condemnation from animal rights activists

Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Animal Cruelty Video Law...

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Give Your Dog a Bone? Not a Good Idea

Secondhand smoke also a serious health hazard for pets

The FDA warns pet owners that giving your dog a bone can cause serious injuries or even death. Meanwhile, the ASPCA is warning pet owners not to smoke arou...

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Ohio AG Calls for Stronger Protection of Seniors

Urges senior citizens to speak out against abuse and financial crimes

Ohio AG Calls for Stronger Protection of Seniors: Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has launched an effort to strengthen local protection for senior ci...

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CDC Report Shows Success in Fighting E. coli O157:H7

Agency says report highlights need for new food safety strategies

CDC Report Shows Success in Fighting E. coli O157:H7...

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Toyota Recalls 9,400 2010 Lexus SUVs

Company says it has fix for flaw highlighted byConsumer Reports

Toyota Recalls 9,400 2010 Lexus SUVs...

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Consumers Say Debt Collector Abuses Continue

Consumers complain of illegal, abusive conduct as collectors defy federal, state enforcers

Ringstaff said she had endured months of humiliation at the hands of debt collectors who made calls and disclosed her debt to relatives and employer....

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Frustrated Motorists Sue OnStar

Consumers left without trusted service after analog-to-digital switch

Frustrated Motorists Sue OnStar...

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New Medicare Phone Scam Targets Seniors

Scam crops up in West Virginia, Kentucky

McGraw says a call to the 866 number used by the Medicare scammers as their caller ID reaches a recording confirming that it is being used in the Medicare ...

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Sears, Staples, T-Mobile Agree to Come Clean on Rebate Fees

Massachusetts presses companies to be more upfront about charges associated with rebate cards

Sears, Staples, T-Mobile Agree to Come Clean on Rebate Fees...

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Oklahoma Memorial Will Honor Pets Poisoned by Melamine

Tulsa couple donates five-acre site to honor dogs and cats felled by tainted pet food

Oklahoma Memorial Will Honor Pets Poisoned by Melamine...

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Mass. Blocks Online Payday Lender

FastBucks must also make consumer restitution

Mass. Blocks Online Payday Lender...

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Health Advocates Cheer Decline in Soft Drink Consumption

Taxes, media campaigns, warning labels could bring further declines, says CSPI

Health Advocates Cheer Decline in Soft Drink Consumption...

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New York Announces Suit Against SmartBuy

State charges company targets US service personnel

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he plans to sue SmartBuy and its affiliated companies, charging them with targeting soldiers with fraudulent and dece...

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Foreclosures Keep Rising, But Why?

Report suggests system encourages mortgage servicers to foreclose

Foreclosures Keep Rising, But Why?...

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Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Funeral Home

Gets suspended jail term for taking advantage of grieving parents

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Funeral Home...

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Seniors In More Severe Auto Crashes Than Younger Drivers

Making left turns especially dangerous

Seniors In More Severe Auto Crashes Than Younger Drivers...

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Samsung Issues 3-D TV Warning

Viewing 3-D TV could mean problems for some

Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or vi...

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Tax Scammers Pose as IRS

Approach of April 15 brings out the tax fraud schemes

Tax Scammers Pose as IRS...

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New York Court Halts Mortgage Modification Scheme

Secures favorable court ruling in suit against Amerimod

NY Supreme Court Justice found Amerimod & Pane engaged in fraudulent, deceptive, and illegal business practices that violated New York's consumer protectio...

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Toyota Faces Subrogation Action From Insurance Firms

Insurance companies have questions about accidents involving Toyotas

Toyota Faces Subrogation Action From Insurance Firms...

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Heart Health for Boomers

What you can do to prevent, or recover from, the most common heart-related conditions

Medical experts say heart ailments are also among the most preventable, which is why what we do in our 50s and 60s could make a big difference in whether w...

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Phony Foreclosure Consultants Draw Jail Time

Prosecution by California AG recovers stolen funds

In a clear "warning shot" to unscrupulous loan modification consultants two California women have each been sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to re...

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Settlement Reached in E-Ferol Case

Decades-old case shows importance of FDA approval

E-Ferol, was touted for its purported ability to prevent retrolental fibroplasia, a blindness caused by a vitamin E deficiency that primarily affects prema...

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Beware Of Facebook Gift Card Scams

Scam not yet widespread but potential for harm is great

Facebook has begun warning its users to avoid bogus links and fan pages that offer free gift cards because they are scams aimed at stealing user identities...

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Rates Are Going Up: What's It Mean For You?

Analysts say 30-year era of cheap interest is ending

Rates Are Going Up: What's It Mean For You?...

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More Than 100 Toyota Cases Consolidated

Ruling hints that personal injury cases will be included

More Than 100 Toyota Cases Consolidated...

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FTC Urged to Investigate 'Wild West' of Online Data Collection

Consumer Groups seek probe of real-time advertising auctions and data exchanges of personal data

FTC Urged to Investigate 'Wild West' of Online Data Collection...

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Vermont Retailers May Get to Set Minimum Credit Purchases

Part of merchants' attack on 'swipe' fees

Vermont Retailers May Get to Set Minimum Credit Purchases...

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Toyota Exec Reportedly Urged Company to 'Come Clean'

Detroit News publishes email saying company 'not protecting customers'

Toyota Exec Reportedly Urged Company to 'Come Clean'...

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Be Wary of Timeshares and Interval Plans

Scams abound; consumers must do their homework before making a commitment

Be Wary of Timeshares and Interval Plans...

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Motorcycles With Antilock Brakes Have Fewer Fatal Crashes

IIHS: Bikes with antilocks also have lower insurance losses than those without

Motorcycles With Antilock Brakes Have Fewer Fatal Crashes...

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Valero Agrees to Cut Back Tobacco Sales to Minors

It's the latest multi-state effort against convenience store cigarette sales

Valero Agrees to Cut Back Tobacco Sales to Minors...

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FDA Warns Consumers about Lipodissolve Claims

Can a series of drug injections make fat go away for good?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers about false and misleading claims being made about products used in lipodissolve....

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Latest Phishing Scam Relies On Telephone Calls

Scammers 'reaching out and touching' their victims

Usually that "prompt action" is supplying your date of birth, social security number, and all manner of personal information that could be used to steal yo...

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

Agency lacked authority from Congress to act, judges rule

Appeals Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality...

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Feds Seize Beehive Botanicals Creams, Capsules, Shampoos

Company allegedly claimed its products could cure and prevent disease

Feds Seize Beehive Botanicals Creams, Capsules, Shampoos...

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A Legal Wake Up Call for Boomers

Only as old as you feel? Don't bet your loved ones' financial well-being on it

Waiting until we feel old before we get our legal affairs in order could put the lives of our spouses and children in financial jeopardy....

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Phony Debt Collectors On The Prowl

Consumers told they owe money, even though they don't

Phony Debt Collectors On The Prowl...

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Free Credit Report Ads Carry New Disclaimer

Must point out product is not the Annual Free Report from the government

Free Credit Report Ads Carry New Disclaimer...

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Major Hotel Chain to Stop 'Call-Arounds'

Connecticut AG: Will put a stop to anticompetitive exchanges of price information

Major Hotel Chain to Stop 'Call-Arounds'...

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New Jersey-based Telephone Fundraisers Banned from Soliciting Donations

Consumers tricked into believing all donations would help local police, firefighters, and vets

New Jersey-based Telephone Fundraisers Banned from Soliciting Donations...

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Minnesota Sues Three Online Payday Lenders

Firms accused of bypassing state's strict lending rate caps

Minnesota Sues Three Online Payday Lenders...

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Twenty-Two Arrested in Hidden Camera Nursing Home Probe

Staff at two New York nursing homes charged with abuse and neglect

Twenty-Two Arrested in Hidden Camera Nursing Home Probe...

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Feds Set Aggressive Vehicle Fuel Standards

Sees average savings of $3000 over life of vehicle

Feds Set Aggressive Vehicle Fuel Standards...

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Don't be April-Fooled by Springtime Scams

Chimney sweeps, driveway pavers among those trying to take you to the cleaners

As fireplaces and furnaces are retired for the season, chimney sweeping & repair scams will likely increase. "Don't ever hire a chimney sweep who shows up ...

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