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Payday Loan Industry Mounts PR Offensive

As states get tough, industry tries to show a caring side

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Use Caution When Selling A Timeshare

FTC offers advice to avoid resale scams

Use Caution When Selling A Timeshare...

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Inspectors Report Unsanitary Conditions At Iowa Egg Farms

Consumer group calls Food and Drug Administration report 'stomach churning'

Inspectors Report Unsanitary Conditions At Iowa Egg Farms...

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P&G Recalls Limited Number of Iams Cat Food Bags

The affected bags were sold only in Colorado

P&G Recalls Limited Number of Iams Cat Food Bags...

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Ohio Cracks Down On Charitable Fundraiser

Courtesy Call Inc. accused of using 'dishonest and distasteful' tactics

AG's office filed an agreement in Franklin County Common Pleas Court with Courtesy Call Inc. to resolve allegations of multiple violations of Ohio's charit...

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Meat Packer Recalls E.Coli-Tainted Ground Beef

Three illnesses linked to contaminated meat that was sold under several retail brand names

Meat Packer Recalls E.Coli-Tainted Ground Beef...

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Wal-Mart Appealing Discrimination Ruling to Supreme Court

Ninth circuit certified class of more than 1 million employees

Wal-Mart Appealing Discrimination Ruling to Supreme Court...

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Biospot Caused Seizures, Death, Suit Says

Complaint reinforces concerns about spot-on flea and tick products

Biospot Caused Seizures, Death, Suit Says...

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Gas Prices Fall for Another Week

Prices continue their decline as Labor Day approaches

Gas Prices Fall for Another Week...

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Salmonella Found At Iowa Egg Farms

Inspectors find bacteria in manure and chicken feed

Salmonella Found At Iowa Egg Farms...

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Mortgage Delinquencies, Foreclosures Paint Mixed Picture

But delinquencies are up sharply over last year

Mortgage Delinquencies, ForeclosuresPaint Mixed Picture...

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Egg Prices On The Rise After Recall

Producers unaffected by recall face strong demand

Egg Prices On The Rise After Recall...

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Foreclosure Rescue Scam Lawyer To Pay $1 Million in Restitution

Promises of foreclosure relief left homeowners deeper in the hole

Foreclosure Rescue Scam Lawyer To Pay $1 Million in Restitution...

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Ponzi Scammer Headed for Prison

Investors swindled out of $158 million in 'tawdry and cheap' scheme

Ponzi Scammer Headed for Prison ...

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FDA Warns of Dangers in Sexual Enhancement Products

MasXtreme, TimeOut may cause serious medical problems in some users

FDA Warns of Dangers in Sexual Enhancement Products; MasXtreme, TimeOut may cause serious medical problems in some users...

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Movie Producer Indicted In Ponzi Scheme

Complaint says producer made millions from investors, not movies

Movie Producer Indicted In Ponzi Scheme...

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Avoiding Fees Under New Credit Card Rules

Consumers must stay watchful as credit card issuers try to make up lost revenue

Avoiding Fees Under New Credit Card Rules...

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Lawmakers Seek Documents From Egg Producers

Request could signal Congressional probe of massive egg recall

Lawmakers Seek Documents From Egg Producers...

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Centralized Food System Magnifies Problems

Fewer producers means more food comes from same place

Centralized Food System Magnifies Problems...

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Deli Meat Recalled For Listeria Contamination

380,000 pounds of meat, some served at Wal-Mart, could be lethal

Deli Meat Recalled For ListeriaContamination...

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West Virginia Sues Eight Payday Lenders

Firms charged with using Internet to circumvent state law

West Virginia Sues Eight Payday Lenders...

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July Existing-Home Sales Fall To Lowest Level In 15 Years

Soft sales pace seen continuing for several months in the absence of the homebuyer credit

July Existing-Home Sales Fall To Lowest Level In 15 Years...

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Mortgage Modification Program Still Has High Dropout Rate

Nearly half of trial modifications don't make it, according to latest government figures

Mortgage Modification Program Still Has High Dropout Rate...

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California Sues 'Tax Lady Roni Deutch' for 'Heartless Scheme'

Infomercials enticed consumers to lose thousands, state charges

California Sues 'Tax Lady Roni Deutch' for 'Heartless Scheme'...

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How to Check Your Eggs for Safety

Massive recall has consumers worried about bad eggs

How to Check Your Eggs for Safety...

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Florida Gets Injunction Against Credit Solutions Of America

Move comes in advance of new federal rules cracking down on industry

Florida Gets Injunction AgainstCredit Solutions Of America...

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Egg Recall Raises Question 'Who's In Charge?'

Major food safety reform legislation remains stalled in Senate

Egg Recall Raises Question 'Who's InCharge?'...

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Salmonella Fears Scramble Egg Industry's Hopes, Homemakers' Grocery Lists

'Egg factories' produce high profits and cheap but dangerous eggs

Salmonella Fears Scramble Egg Industry's Hopes, Homemakers' Grocery Lists...

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Chicago's ShoreBank, Seven Others Fail

Four of this week's failed banks were in California

Chicago's ShoreBank, Seven Others Fail...

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Buckling Up Fido A Good Idea

A new survey found that man's furry best friends -- who are frequent travel companions in their owners' vehicles -- are also causing drivers to take their ...

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Iowa Egg Producer No Stranger To Controversy

Firm at center of massive recall has history of regulatory run-ins

Iowa Egg Producer No Stranger To Controversy...

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Maryland Settles Suit Over Nursing Home Payments

State begins paying restitution to nursing homes and their patients

Maryland Settles Suit Over Nursing Home Payments...

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Nine Ways To Avoid Salmonella From Eggs

Centers for Disease Control offers advice to prevent illness during outbreak

Nine Ways To Avoid Salmonella From Eggs...

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Egg Recall Rises To 380 Million

Health officials fear Salmonella outbreak could sicken thousands

Egg Recall Rises To 380 Million...

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American Airlines To Charge Extra for Good Seats

Cost of travel rising for those who want to take luggage and be comfortable

First it was pretzels. Then it was the second checked bag. Then the first checked bag. Airlines continue to find creative ways to tack on extra fees to the...

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Major Egg Producer Recalls 228 Million Eggs

Huge recall sparked by Salmonella outbreak

Major Egg Producer Recalls 228 Million Eggs...

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How Safe Are Online Financial Transactions?

Survey shows overwhelming majority of consumers worry about identity theft

You can buy just about anything online these days, and retailers increasingly are migrating to the Web to save money and increase sales. You can even do yo...

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Bankruptcies Surge To Five-Year High

Consumer bankruptcies up 21 percent year-over-year

Bankruptcies Surge To Five-Year High...

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Lowe's Drywall Settlement Called Unfair

Agreement provides coupons, minimal cash to aggrieved homeowners

Lowe's Drywall Settlement Called Unfair...

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Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'Em Dog Treats

Firm warns of possible salmonella contamination

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'Em Dog Treats...

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Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'Em Dog Treats

Firm warns of possible salmonella contamination

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'Em Dog Treats...

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Court Halts Acai Berry, Colon Cleanser Scams

Ads Feature Phony Endorsements Attributed to Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray

Court Halts Acai Berry, Colon Cleanser Scams...

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Documents: Kevin Trudeau Stiffs Feds On Fine

Trudeau memos reveal interesting look inside company

Documents: Kevin Trudeau Stiffs Feds On Fine...

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An Identity Theft Protection Primer

College students are among the prime targets for ID thieves

An Identity Theft Protection Primer...

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Pre-Paid Phone Card Seller Settles With Maryland

Company accused of failing to provide advertised minutes

Pre-Paid Phone Card Seller Settles With Maryland...

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Beware of Door-To-Door Security Alarm Sales

Cold-call con artists don't like taking 'no' for an answer

Once inside, though, the sales agent may use high-pressure or deceptive sales tactics to lock citizens into costly, long-term alarm monitoring agreements....

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Pet Owner Finds Dead Frog in Canned Dog Food

'Brown clump' in Pedigree can turns out to be a dead amphibian

Pet Owner Finds Dead Frog in Canned Dog Food...

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Do You Really Have To Pay For TV?

Digital TV, Internet offer alternative to cable and satellite

Do You Really Have To Pay For TV?...

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Ohio Reports Rash of Sweepstakes Scams

More than 900 complaints this year, many from seniors

Ohio Reports Rash of Sweepstakes Scams...

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CDC: Nearly 1,100 Foodborne Outbreaks Reported Nationally In 2007

Safe food handling and proper sanitation are the keys to preventing illness

CDC: Nearly 1,100 Foodborne Outbreaks Reported Nationally In 2007...

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Consumers Still Opting In For Overdraft Protection

Research shows 52 percent have 'opted in,' or plan to

Consumers Still Opting In For Overdraft Protection...

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Pinnacle Security Settles With New York

Firm charged with deceptive marketing practices

Pinnacle Security Group LLC, charged with using deceptive door-to-door sales tactics to trick NY homeowners into signing contracts for unnecessary services...

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FDIC Urges Stronger Debit Card Protections

Wants banks to offer better terms to consumers still in overdraft protection programs

FDIC Urges Stronger Debit Card Protections...

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Dangerous Computer Virus Emptying Bank Accounts

Thousands of British bank customers find their accounts have been cleaned out

A new "Trojan" computer virus is stealing user names and passwords of an undisclosed number of British online banking customers, resulting in the loss of m...

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Foreclosure Action Still Centered In Five States

Bank repossessions are also at near record levels

Foreclosure Action Still Centered InFive States...

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Airport Tarmac Delays Drop

Cancellations remain the same, despite dire forecasts

Airport Tarmac Delays Drop ...

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Which Is Better, Credit Or Debit Card?

The lowly debit card deserves a new look

You're at the checkout line and open your wallet to pay. Do you reach for your credit or debit card? Does it matter? Is one better to use than the other?...

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Preliminary Report Backs Toyota On Sudden Acceleration

Report based on review of 58 of 3,000 cases

Preliminary Report Backs Toyota On Sudden Acceleration...

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Goldstar, Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall Repeated

Goldstar, Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall Repeated...

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls G Class Vehicles to Remove Headlamp Grill

front turn signals may be covered with a grill that may deteriorate over time

Mercedes-Benz Recalls G Class Vehicles to Remove Headlamp Grill...

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Honda Recalls Accord, Civic, Element Models to Fix Ignition Interlock

Honda Recalls Accord, Civic, Element Models to Fix Ignition Interlock...

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IRS Removes 'Debt Indicator' for 2011 Tax Filing Season

Consumer groups cheer decision to drop tool used in RAL business

IRS Removes 'Debt Indicator' for 2011 Tax Filing Season...

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Salmonella Outbreak in Humans Traced to Mars Pet Food Plant

It's the first documented instance of salmonella being spread to humans through pet food

Salmonella Outbreak in Humans Traced to Mars Pet Food Plant...

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CDC: Men and Young Adults Most Likely Multi-Product Tobacco Users

Polytobacco use most common among singles, those with low household incomes

CDC: Men and Young Adults Most Likely Multi-Product Tobacco Users...

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Two Indicted In 'Mortgage Scheme'

Prosecutors say defendants used fake credit histories

A federal grand jury has indicted two people for their roles in a fraudulent credit history scheme that allegedly duped mortgage companies out of nearly $3...

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Electronic Cigarette Maker To Stop Deceptive Marketing and Sales To Minors

Company claimed product that includes nicotine contained no carcinogens

Electronic Cigarette Maker To Stop Deceptive Marketing and Sales To Minors...

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New York Probes GE Money's CareCredit Marketing

Attorney General alleges kickbacks to providers to saddle patients with debt

Health care services are expensive enough without patients getting buried in high-interest debt. NY Attorney General Cuomo says that appears to be happenin...

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Mortgage Rates Keep Falling

All categories of rates hit new lows

Mortgage Rates Keep Falling...

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For-Profit Schools Get New Scrutiny

Students complain about misleading recruiters

For-Profit Schools Get New Scrutiny...

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Suit Claims Toyota Knew Of Problems In 2003

Cites technician field report on sudden acceleration case

Suit Claims Toyota Knew Of Problems In 2003...

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Acadiana On Edge as Latest Attempt to Kill BP's Runaway Well Begins

Massive spill has imperiled not just the Gulf Coast but also the inland oil and gas industry

Acadiana On Edge as Latest Attempt to Kill BP's Runaway Well Begins...

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Gulf Spill Could Present Long Term Health Effects

Officials studying physical and psychological impact

Gulf Spill Could Present Long Term Health Effects...

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Gulf Oil Spill Dispersants Raise Concerns

BP accused of 'carpet-bombing' the ocean with chemicals

Gulf Oil Spill Dispersants Raise Concerns...

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Connecticut Probe Apple, Amazon E-book Deals

Attorney General says deals could end up hurting consumers

Connecticut Probe Apple, Amazon E-book Deals...

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Don't Overlook Health Benefits of Sleep

Getting enough sleep can improve and lengthen your life

Don't Overlook Health Benefits of Sleep...

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Five More Banks Fail In Last Week

Toll for year rises to 108 with latest failures

Five More Banks Fail In Last Week...

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