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Second Timeshare Repurchaser Settles With Vermont

Customers of Timeshare Relief, Inc., to receive $91,000 in refunds

Second Timeshare Repurchaser Settles With Vermont...

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Illinois Charges Countrywide Discriminated Against Minority Borrowers

African-American, Latino homebuyers were steered into risky subprime loans, suit charges

Illinois Charges Countrywide Discriminated Against Minority Borrowers...

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School's Out At Video Professor

'Transitioning to a new business plan,' company says

The Colorado firm, which offered free samples of its computer tutorial CDs and was a source of numerous consumer complaints about its negative option marke...

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New York Expands Probe of Foreclosure Rescue Firms

Attorney general warns 31 companies to cease and desist

New York Expands Probe of Foreclosure Rescue Firms...

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Court Halts International Identity Theft Scheme

More than $10 million in unauthorized charges on consumers' credit and debit cards

Court Halts International Identity Theft Scheme...

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Vintage Car Business Pays $140,000 In Consumer Restitution, Fines and Costs

Connecticut company sold cars without customers' approval and pocketed proceeds

Vintage Car Business Pays $140,000 In Consumer Restitution, Fines and Costs ...

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Bottled Water: Keeping It Safe

All bottled water is not created equal

Bottled Water: Keeping It Safe...

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Pennsylvania Sues BlueHippo

Despite suits at federal and state levels, officials say computer marketer still ripping off consumers

Pennsylvania Sues BlueHippo...

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Feds Bust Massive Unauthorized Charge Scam

Elaborate scheme was centered overseas

A federal court has halted an elaborate international scheme that used identity theft to place more than $10 million in bogus charges on consumers credit a...

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Keeping Pets Safe This 4th of July

ASPCA offers tips for pet safety during the holiday and throughout the hot summer months

Keeping Pets Safe This 4th of July...

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How To Cancel A Credit Card

Simply calling an 800 number isn't enough

But if you decide you should close an account, make sure it's really closed. Let the cautionary tale from Jack, of Topeka, Kan., serve as a warning....

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Does Our Energy Future Lie In Natural Gas?

MIT study says under-utilized fuel could pay big dividends

Does Our Energy Future Lie In Natural Gas?...

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Vitamin D May Help Seniors Stay Sharp

But people tend to get less Vitamin D as they grow older

Vitamin D May Help Seniors Stay Sharp...

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Ohio Seeks Restraining Orders Against Sham 'Veterans' Group

Attorney General concerned about 'charity' group's ties to shady practices

Ohio Seeks Restraining Orders Against Sham 'Veterans' Group...

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Florida Sues Auto Loan Modification Operation

Firm promised to reduce car payments up to 50 percent - for a fee

There are plenty of schemers out there preying on desperate homeowners by promising to help them get mortgage modifications. But the bogus pitch isn't just...

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Phony Health Inspectors Target Restaurants

Callers try to pry personal information out of restaurateurs

Phony Health Inspectors Target Restaurants...

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Driveway Deal or Sidewalk Scam?

Summertime scams hit snow-belt homeowners where they live

Homeowners should look out for groups of traveling scam artists offering roof repair, driveway paving and sealing and other summertime home upkeep....

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Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Clears First Hurdle

Measure is in response to a Supreme Court decision that overturned an earlier law

Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Clears First Hurdle...

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Toyota Recalls, Halts Sales of Lexus Hybrid

Latest quality issue for beleaguered carmaker

Toyota Recalls, Halts Sales of Lexus Hybrid...

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Consumer Advocates Jubilant as House, Senate Reach Agreement on Financial Reform

Obama calls it 'toughest financial reform since the Great Depression'

Consumer Advocates Jubilant as House, Senate Reach Agreement on Financial Reform...

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Cemetery Swindler Pays $4 Million Restitution

Michigan man accused of betraying grieving families

A Michigan cemetery operator has repaid $4.2 million in cemetery trust funds he embezzled from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan....

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Scores of Paxil Birth Defects Cases Settled

Terms of agreements kept confidential

GSK the manufacturer of Paxil has agreed to settlements in nearly 200 individual cases claiming that the antidepressant caused birth defects. ...

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Evenflo Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

Evenflo Recalls Drop-Side Cribs...

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CPSC Recalls 2 Million More Cribs

More than 9 million dangerous cribs recalled since 2005

CPSC Recalls 2 Million More Cribs...

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McDonald's Faces Possible Happy Meal Suit

Consumer group says including toys with unhealthy meals 'creepy and predatory'

McDonald's Faces Possible Happy Meal Suit...

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Pro-Pet Dog Vitamins Recalled After Salmonella Scare

Bacterium can also affect humans who handle infected products

Pro-Pet Dog Vitamins Recalled After Salmonella Scare...

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Survey Shows Smokers Still Believe In 'Light' Cigarettes

New rules bans 'light' and 'mild' from cigarette marketing

Survey Shows Smokers Still Believe In 'Light' Cigarettes...

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SEC Charges New York Firms With Mortgage Fraud

Advisor accused of causing tens of millions in losses

SEC Charges New York Firms With Mortgage Fraud...

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Warning: Scammers Using Bogus Online Rental Ads

Would-be renters are enticed to send money to non-existent property owner

Warning: Scammers Using Bogus Online Rental Ads...

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AG Focuses On Foreclosure Rescue Scams In Ohio

Two businesses sued for deceiving consumers who hoped to save their homes

AG Focuses On Foreclosure Rescue Scams In Ohio...

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FBI Warns of 'Telephone Denial-of-Service' Attacks

Criminals flood consumers' phone lines while raiding bank account

FBI Warns of 'Telephone Denial-of-Service' Attacks...

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Natural Balance Pulls Sweet Potato, Chicken Dry Dog Food

FDA finds salmonella bacterium during routine testing

Natural Balance Pulls Sweet Potato, Chicken Dry Dog Food...

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FDA Warns Consumers About Magic Power Coffee

Coffee marketed as sexual enhancement product is dangerous, agency says

FDA Warns Consumers About Magic Power Coffee...

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Consumers Warned To Avoid 'Sweepstakes' Letter

Solicitation seeks fee for collecting winnings; consumers taken to the cleaners

Consumers Warned To Avoid 'Sweepstakes' Letter...

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Banks Prepare for New Overdraft Rules

Power shifts to consumers starting July 1

Banks Prepare for New Overdraft Rules...

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Boomers: Don't Outlive Your Money

7 ways to stretch your assets to match your longevity

The more Boomers plan for, and are prepared for, retirement, whatever their age, the better the outcome when that day occurs and, hopefully, they wont run...

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Volkswagen HID Headlights Defective, Suit Says

Automaker accused of starting 'clandestine program' to pay back certain customers

Suit says that because of manufacturing defect, the headlights "appear to function normally when first turned on, but will sporadically shut off while the ...

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Texas Charges Bally's Total Fitness With Deception

Past customers were sent fake 'past due' notices

Texas Charges Bally's Total Fitness With Deception...

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Medicare Recipients Target of New Scam

Scammers taking advantage of confusion about one-time $250 benefit

Medicare Recipients Target of New Scam...

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Gulf Dispersant Making Matters Worse, Suit Says

Plaintiffs say chemical is ineffective, hazard to health

Gulf Dispersant Making Matters Worse, Suit Says...

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JD Power: U.S. Cars Tops in Initial Quality

Domestic brands outshine imports in survey for the first time

JD Power: U.S. Cars Tops in Initial Quality...

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Tough Economic Conditions Putting Pressure On Working Dads

CareerBuilder's annual Father's Day survey offers tips for navigating through difficult economic times

Tough Economic Conditions Putting Pressure On Working Dads ...

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Feds Arrest 485 In Mortgage Fraud Sweep

Largest ever crackdown on mortgage-related crimes

Feds Arrest 485 In Mortgage Fraud Sweep: Federal prosecutors say a crackdown on mortgage fraud over the last three months has resulted in 485 arrests....

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How To Turn Down The Volume On Those World Cup Vuvuzelas

Consumer Reportstackles the task of eliminating the buzz heard 'round the world

How To Turn Down The Volume On Those World Cup Vuvuzelas...

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Feds Arrest Former Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Chairman

Lee Farkas accused of 'stunning' scheme to defraud investors, taxpayers

Feds Arrest Former Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Chairman...

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Dissatisfaction With Banks Increases Interest In Prepaid Cards

Mintel finds consumers likely to pursue options to traditional accounts

Dissatisfaction With Banks Increases Interest In Prepaid Cards...

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Suit: Prius Seatbelt Failed

Pennsylvania plaintiff rendered quadriplegic in head-on accident

Although McCosh was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, the suit alleges that the belt failed to tighten to the extent necessary to keep her ...

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BMW Recalls 2008-2011 1-Series Models

BMW Recalls 2008-2011 1-Series Models...

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Texan Agrees To Halt Unauthorized Sales of Prescription Drugs, Devices

Owner offered prescription products, including Botox-like drugs, for sale online

Texan Agrees To Halt Unauthorized Sales of Prescription Drugs, Devices...

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Scientists See Food Chain Dangers in Oil, Dispersants

BP spill damage not limited to Gulf creatures; humans at risk too

Scientists See Food Chain Dangers in Oil, Dispersants...

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After Injury, Uninsured More Likely to Die

Researchers say they are surprised by results of study

After Injury, Uninsured More Likely to Die...

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Boomers Come Face to Face With Alzheimer's

The latest 'sandwich generation' encounters dementia in loved ones

Boomers Come Face to Face With Alzheimer's...

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When It Comes to Obesity, It's Location, Location, Location

Five socioeconomic factors account for much of the variability in childhood obesity rates

When It Comes to Obesity, It's Location, Location, Location...

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Rent-Buy Back Scams On the Rise

Variation of foreclosure rescue gains momentum

Rent-Buy Back Scams On the Rise...

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City Governments Buying Less Bottled Water

Move both saves money and promotes quality of tap water

City Governments Buying Less Bottled Water...

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Professor Promoted People to People Junket Without University Approval

Latest gaffe by for-profit promoters hawking 'educational' travel

Professor Promoted People to People Junket Without University Approval...

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D.C. Knew of Breathalyzer Problem, Suit Says

Faulty machines formed basis of at least 400 DUI convictions

All ten of the city's breath test machines, the results of which formed the basis of nearly 400 DUI convictions since fall 2008, were improperly calibrated...

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U.S Foreclosure Activity Decreases 3 Percent In May

Defaults and auctions down, but bank repossessions set monthly record

U.S Foreclosure Activity Decreases 3 Percent In May...

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Shareholder Suit Filed Against Transocean Directors

Alleges executives' statements served to artificially inflate stock price

Shareholder Suit Filed Against Transocean Directors...

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Adobe Acrobat, Flash Vulnerable To Cybercriminals

Universal nature of programs makes them attractive targets

Avoiding computer viruses & malware isn't nearly as easy as it used to be. Cybercriminals are staying 2 or 3 steps ahead, often exploiting vulnerabilities ...

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Three More Suspects Nabbed in Home Refinance Scam

Million-dollar bait-and-switch operation took advantage of desperate homeowners

ALG Capital, Inc used "deceptive promises and forged documents" to steal almost $1 million from homeowners falsely guaranteed attractive home loan refinanc...

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IIHS Picks 2010's Safest Cars

Ford, Audi, Hyundai, Volkswagon score highest on roof strength

IIHS Picks 2010's Safest Cars...

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GE Recalls Front-Loading Washing Machines

GE Recalls Front-Loading Washing Machines...

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Counterfeit Coupon Caper Slams Shoppers

Counterfeit Coupon Caper Slams Shoppers...

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P&G Pulls Some Lots of Iams Cat Food

Company cites low levels of vitamin B1 for decision

P&G Pulls Some Lots of Iams Cat Food...

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Understanding Reverse Mortgage Risks

Not always the easy source of money that commercials portray

Understanding Reverse Mortgage Risks...

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Some Payday Loan 'Alternatives' Not Always A Good Idea

Triple-digit rates offer no choice to the payday loan trap, says NCLC.

Some Payday Loan 'Alternatives' Not Always A Good Idea...

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Consumer Reports: High Price Doesn't Guarantee High Laundry Detergent Performance

Formulas from Tide deliver cleanest clothes, Martha Stewart detergent finishes last in tests

<em>Consumer Reports</em>: High Price Doesn't Guarantee High Laundry Detergent Performance...

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Mississippi Warns BP Against Seeking Refuge in Federal Court

State 'won't take a dime less' than it is owed, its AG asserts

Mississippi Warns BP Against Seeking Refuge in Federal Court...

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Mead Johnson Pulls Chocolate Drink For Kids

Sweet beverage had been controversial among some parents

Saying it's been the subject of "misunderstanding and mischaracterization," Mead Johnson Nutrition has withdrawn its Enfagrow Premium chocolate drink from ...

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Some Consumers Would Like To End Political Robo Calls

Political calls not covered by Do Not Call list

Some Consumers Would Like To End Political Robo Calls...

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Big Tobacco Takes On New York Smoking Regulation

Lawsuit says city upstages feds, violates First Amendment

Big Tobacco Takes On New York Smoking Regulation...

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Arizona AG Files Lawsuit Against Loan Modification Company

Obtains temporary restraining order to protect homeowners

Arizona AG Files Lawsuit Against Loan Modification Company...

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Countrywide To Pay $108 Million for Overcharging Struggling Homeowners

Loan servicer inflated fees, mishandled loans of borrowers in bankruptcy, agency says

Countrywide To Pay $108 Million for Overcharging Struggling Homeowners...

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How to Keep Your Brain in Shape

12 ways Boomers can strengthen our minds to avoid those 'senior moments'

How to Keep Your Brain in Shape...

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Gulf Coast Soldiers On As BP Spill Fills the Gulf of Mexico

New Orleans hosts its first, and maybe last, Oyster Festival as the oil slick spreads

Gulf Coast Soldiers On As BP Spill Fills the Gulf of Mexico...

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'Hot Fuel' Suits Get Class Action Status

Actions allege that retailers shortchanged consumers by selling gas too hot

A Kansas federal judge granted class action status this week to two lawsuits alleging that multiple retailers are ripping off consumers by selling them hot...

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Amazon Kindle Tops Consumer Reports Ratings

Amazon Kindle Tops Consumer Reports Ratings...

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NRF Survey Projects Spending Increase for Dear Old Dad

Clothes, gadgets and gift cards prevail as top gifts this Father's Day

NRF Survey Projects Spending Increase for Dear Old Dad...

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Parkinson's Drugs Caused Gambling, Sex Addictions, Suit Says

Australian lawsuit targets Cabaser, Permax

Parkinson's Drugs Caused Gambling, Sex Addictions, Suit Says...

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Settlement Reached With Florida-Based Timeshare Company

BlueGreen Corp. will pay refunds, cancel improper contracts and change business practices

Settlement Reached With Florida-Based Timeshare Company...

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Maytag Recalls Fire-Prone Dishwashers

Recall includes Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley brands

Maytag Recalls Fire-Prone Dishwashers...

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Costco Tops Consumer Reports List of Best Places To Shop

Walmart, Kmart score lower than most chains amid complaints about lack of merchandise and long lines

Costco Tops <em>Consumer Reports</em> List of Best Places To Shop...

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Rollover Tests of Midsize SUVs Produce Mixed Results

IIHS says stronger roofs mean saved lives, fewer injuries

Rollover Tests of Midsize SUVs Produce Mixed Results...

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Credit Card Companies Raise Rates On New Offers

Cost of credit rising across the board

Credit Card Companies Raise Rates On New Offers...

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Lawsuit Blames Google Maps for Pedestrian Accident

Los Angelena struck by car in Utah relied on her Blackberry instead of her eyes

Lawsuit Blames Google Maps for Pedestrian Accident...

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Should Cell Phone Bans Apply To Passengers?

Half a conversation can be extremely distracting, study finds

Should Cell Phone Bans Apply To Passengers?...

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Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, And Target's Archer Farms Top Ice Cream Tests

Consumer Reportssays Target's chocolate offers superior flavor at a fraction of the cost

Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, And Target's Archer Farms Top Ice Cream Tests...

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Tests Reveal Contaminants In Many Protein Drinks

Too much protein consumption can pose health problems

A new Consumer Reports investigation including tests of 15 protein drinks by an outside lab, reveals some of the drinks may pose health problems over time....

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How to Use Pet Flea, Tick Products Safely

Follow instructions, weigh animal carefully to determine correct dosage

How to Use Pet Flea, Tick Products Safely...

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11 Travel Tips For Boomers

It's important to take a vacation, even when you think you can't afford it

11 Travel Tips For Boomers...

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Despite Fewer Accidents, Growing Concern About Air Safety

A number of 'near-misses' reported in recent weeks

Despite Fewer Accidents, Growing Concern About Air Safety...

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