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FTC Cracking Down On Debt Settlement Industry Abuses

Newly adopted regulations bar collection of fees unless consumers get relief

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Motorcyclist Learns Dangers of Tire Shine the Hard Way

The tires on Sherman Jones' bike were shiny but the bike was soon on its side

Motorcyclist Learns Dangers of Tire Shine the Hard Way...

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American Airlines Settles Cargo Price-Fixing Case

Company agrees to provide money, information against other defendants

American has agreed to pay $5 million to settle its part of the lawsuit, brought by freight shippers who say they were harmed by the alleged plot....

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Toyota Recalls Avalons To Correct Steering Defect

370,000 older Toyotas affected in latest problem for automaker

Toyota Recalls Avalons To Correct Steering Defect...

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Fake Fur Labeling Bill Moving Through Congress

House closes loophole on labeling reqirements, sending measure to Senate

A bill designed to ensure consumers know if they're buying real or fake fur has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for d...

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Important Things You Should Know About Tire Shopping

There's more than price to consider when the rubber meets the road

Important Things You Should Know About Tire Shopping...

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New York Settles Charges Against Debt Collector

Crackdown continues against debt collectors who engage in abusive, illegal practices

New York Settles Charges Against Debt Collector...

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Identity Theft Scam Targets Diabetics

Scammers calling people with the disease in Mississippi, seeking personal data

The disease-specific scheme first showed up in Mississippi, where diabetics have reported telephone calls from people claiming to be from the DFM and the A...

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BPA Found in Grocery Receipts

Suspect chemical used to coat thermal paper for register receipts

BPA Found in Grocery Receipts...

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Payday Lender to Refund $305,446 in West Virginia

Company sued for violating state's ban on payday lending

Payday Lender to Refund $305,446 in West Virginia...

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P&G; Recalls Prescription Cat Food

Iams Veterinary Formulas lot may have Salmonella contamination

P&G Recalls Prescription Cat Food...

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Government Grant Scam Hits Ohio

Tried and true scheme is making the rounds again

"Since early June, my office has received more than a dozen reports of Ohioans who were targeted by scammers posing as grant officers," Ohio Attorney Gener...

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California DAs Open Investigation into Goldline

New York Congressman also calls for investigation into gold coin company

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House Approves Bill To Stop Sale of Crush Videos

Measure expected to overcome Supreme Court objections

House Approves Bill To Stop Sale of Crush Videos...

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Bi-Partisan Lawmakers Introduce Universal Reform Bill

Broadband would be classified as universal service

Bi-Partisan Lawmakers Introduce Universal Reform Bill...

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Credit Card Reform Act Working, Report Finds

But warns on new trend that could cost consumers

Credit Card Reform Act Working, Report Finds...

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Oversight of Modification Program Faulted

Program suffered from lack of simple objectives, lawmakers told

Oversight of Modification Program Faulted...

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Without A Tax Credit, Housing Slows In June

Numbers for existing home sales dip from May, but remain above 2009 levels

Without A Tax Credit, Housing Slows In June...

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NCAA Class Action Reinstated

Suit alleges that ticket sales system constitutes an illegal lottery

NCAA Class Action Reinstated...

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Pennsylvania Revises Reverse Mortgage Rules

Officials feel 'particular responsibility' to older homeowners

Pennsylvania Revises Reverse Mortgage Rules...

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U.S. Grand Jury Investigating Toyota

Probe focuses on faulty power steering problem from 2005

U.S. Grand Jury Investigating Toyota...

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Massachusetts Sues Credit Repair Companies

Part of continued crackdown on operations exploiting economic distress

The State of Massachusetts has taken legal action against two individuals who charged illegal upfront fees and allegedly made false promises to fix the con...

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Suit: LG Refrigerator Lights Won't Turn Off

Leads to hot food, melted plastic, fire hazard

A class action lawsuit says that the interior light of certain LG refrigerator models stays on after the doors are closed, leading to spoiled food and melt...

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Household Cleaning Products May Play Role in Breast Cancer

Study of Massachusetts women finds high use of cleaning products doubles breast cancer risk

Household Cleaning Products May Play Role in Breast Cancer...

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T-Mobile Settles Cramming Charges With Florida

Will take additional steps to protect consumers

Bill McCollum said T-Mobile will continue its practice of issuing credits and refunds to consumers for unauthorized charges for third-party mobile content ...

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Consumers Warned About Amazon.com Scam

Email appears to be from online retailer, but isn't

Amazon.com said it never asks for Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers or other personal information as part of its transactions....

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KFC 'Free Lunch Coupon' Suit Moves Forward

Suit charges KFC chickened out on offer aired on Oprah

Soon after the offer was announced, KFC became overwhelmed with customers trying to cash in the coupons and, in short order, stopped honoring them....

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Feline's Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of Cat Food Products

Natural Chicken Formula cat food recalled due to Salmonella contamination

Feline's Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of Cat Food Products...

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Pace Of Foreclosures Slows in First Half of 2010

'Massive' number of distressed properties sit below the surface

Pace Of Foreclosures Slows in First Half of 2010...

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Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Drop-Side Cribs...

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Toyota Blames Drivers In Some Acceleration Cases

Safety investigators still continue their probe, however

Toyota Blames Drivers In Some Acceleration Cases...

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Southern California Home Sales Rise In June

Market shows small signs of recovery

Southern California Home Sales Rise In June...

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Home Buyers Continue To Turn To Foreclosures

Discounted prices draw buyers into the home sales market

Home Buyers Continue To Turn To Foreclosures...

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Salsa And Guacamole Common Source of Contamination

Trend has developed in last 20 years

Salsa And Guacamole Common Source of Contamination...

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Researchers Tout Super-Efficient Heat Pump

Developments may make heat pumps more practical for colder climates

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a new type of heat pump that they say could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in ...

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Protecting Wireless Customers From Bill Shock

Federal Communications Commission urged to re-time notification of additional charges

Protecting Wireless Customers From Bill Shock...

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Five Reasons Knee Replacements Can Fail

Most surgeries are successful, but not all are

Five Reasons Knee Replacements Can Fail...

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How to Avoid Ponzi Schemes

Boomers don't have time to recover from financial disasters

Understand some of the red flags to watch out for so you are less likely to be a Ponzi scheme victim although it can truly happen to anyone....

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Suit Contesting iPhone, AT&T Exclusivity Agreement Moves Forward

Class certification granted to action covering nationwide group of consumers

Suit Contesting iPhone, AT&T Exclusivity Agreement Moves Forward...

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Study Says Legal Marijuana Would Cut Price, Increase Use

Researchers caution California on unintended consequences

Study Says Legal Marijuana Would Cut Price, Increase Use...

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Lawn Mower Injuries On the Rise

Children are often the victims; safety experts offer tips for parents

Lawn Mower Injuries On the Rise...

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Consumers Frazzled by Samsung LCD TV Problems

Samsung Issues

Samsung HD TVs overheat, refuse to turn on, power themselves off or simply fizzle off into oblivion. To make matters worse, in most cases, this happens aft...

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Medical Reviewer Disputes Findings That Avandia is Safe

Suggests GlaxoSmithKlein misinterpreted data on popular diabetes drug

Medical Reviewer Disputes Findings That Avandia is Safe...

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Wells Fargo Shutters Subprime Unit

Part of consolidation effort that will close more than 600 offices

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Survey of Gold Buyers Finds Wide Range of Prices

Consumers need to be sure they are getting the best price

Survey of Gold Buyers Finds Wide Range of Prices...

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Suzuki Recalls QuadSport ATVs

Suzuki Recalls QuadSport ATVs...

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Health Net Settles Connecticut Data Breach Case

Data lapse compromised private medical and financial info

A settlement -- the first of its kind in the nation -- has been reached between Health Net and its affiliates and the state of Connecticut in a security br...

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Toyota Announces Lexus Recall

Engine valve defect could lead to stalling

After giving a warning last week that it was considering a recall, Toyota today announced it would indeed recall 270,000 luxury Lexus models, including 139...

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FTC Warns of Oil Spill Job Scams

How to tell the real opportunities from the phonies

FTC Warns of Oil Spill Job Scams: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has presented a whole new array of possible scams for those looking to cash in on the...

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Pro-Pet Expands Recall of Pet Vitamins

Tests found salmonella in dog, cat vitamins

Continued fears of salmonella contamination have prompted an Ohio company to expand its recall of vitamins for dogs and include more tablets and powered pr...

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Blood Test For Alzheimer's On Horizon

Researchers near the 'Holy Grail' of Alzheimer's study

Blood Test For Alzheimer's On Horizon...

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New Jersey Says Gold-Buying Firms Cheated Consumers

Forty-nine businesses cited after undercover probe

New Jersey Says Gold-Buying Firms Cheated Consumers...

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iPhone 4 Antenna Defective, Several Suits Allege

Holding the phone a certain way can lead to no bars, dropped calls

iPhone 4 Antenna Defective, Several Suits Allege...

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Founder of New York Sham Car Donation Charity Pleads Guilty

Group spent over $2 million on personal expenses and real estate instead of helping families

Founder of New York Sham Car Donation Charity Pleads Guilty...

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Ohio Sues Escrow Company

Company allegedly failed to pay taxes after collecting them from homeowners

Ohio is accusing an Illinois-based company of defrauding its citizens out of thousands of dollars. Attorney General Cordray has filed suit, seeking restitu...

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Be Informed When Donating to Veterans Charities

Use of the words 'military' or 'veterans' doesn't mean the group is legit

Be Informed When Donating to Veterans Charities...

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Feline's Pride Recalls Raw Cat Food

Salmonella contamination feared in some of the frozen raw food

Feline's Pride Recalls Raw Cat Food...

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Feds Tax Your Tan, Starting Today

New kind of sunburn: federal tanning tax helps finance healthcare overhaul

Feds Tax Your Tan, Starting Today...

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Toyota Considers Yet Another Recall

Toyota has identified a problem but hasn't decided how to deal with it

Toyota Considers Yet Another Recall...

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CSPI: Food Dyes Pose Rainbow of Risks

Cancer, hyperactivity, allergic reactions among the problems, group claims

CSPI: Food Dyes Pose Rainbow of Risks...

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