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Timeshare Resales Are Treacherous; Scams Abound

New breed of 'reseller' just takes the money and runs

Timeshare Resales Are Treacherous; Scams Abound...

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Advance Fee Scam Results In Lengthy Prison Terms

Victims lost life savings and homes in fraudulent scheme involving bogus Federal Reserve notes

Advance Fee Scam Results In Lengthy Prison Terms - Victims lost life savings and homes in fraudulent scheme involving bogus Federal Reserve notes...

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'Pillow Pets' Were Counterfeit, Delaware Charges

Undercover investigation leads to arrest, indictment of local merchant

'Pillow Pets' Were Counterfeit, Delaware Charges - Undercover investigation leads to arrest, indictment of local merchant...

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Mini Cooper Power Steering May Fail, Feds Say

Safety regulators open investigation into reported failures in popular BMW model

The NHTSA has opened an investigation after receiving 54 complaints from owners of 2004 and 2005 Minis about unexpected loss of power steering....

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Jet Blue To Add Wi-Fi Service

Entire fleet to offer in-flight Internet access

Airline flights that will offer passengers Internet access is growing. JetBlue recently announced it would begin offering Wi-Fi services using ViaSat's sat...

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Justice Scalia Stays Big Tobacco Class Action Ruling

His opinion hints at big changes to come for consumer class actions

Justice Scalia Stays Big Tobacco Class Action Ruling...

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What's Better -- Online Bill or Paper Copy?

Tips on when to use online billing and when to stick with paper

What's Better -- Online Bills or Paper Copies? Tips on when to use online billing and when to stick with paper...

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Black Leaders Question Crackdown On For-Profit Colleges

Student aid limits called 'elitist, if not racist'

Black Leaders Question Crackdown OnFor-Profit Colleges ...

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Foreign Object in Cat Food Was a Paper Clip

Petcurean 'can't conceive' how the paper clip got into the can of cat food

Tests by a Canadian pet food maker revealed the piece of metal a New Jersey woman recently found in her cats' food was part of a paper clip....

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Employment Discrimination Suit Against Walmart Heats Up

Labor unions, business lobbyists square off as mega-battle heads for Supreme Court

Employment Discrimination Suit Against Walmart Heats Up...

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Southwest Airlines To Buy AirTran

Reflects consolidation in discount airline space

Southwest Airlines To Buy AirTran...

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Fuel Economy Standards Need to Improve, Consumer Groups Argue

An increase to 60 mpg by 2025 would mean big savings for consumers

Fuel Economy Standards Need to Improve, Consumer Groups Argue...

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Wireless Broadband Plan Would Create 'Super WiFi'

FCC wants to crack open 'white space' in TV signals

Wireless Broadband Plan Would Create 'Super WiFi' ...

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Motorcycle Accidents Involving Blacks More Likely To Be Fatal

Even when wearing motorcycle helmets, African-Americans show higher fatality rate

Motorcycle Accidents Involving Blacks More Likely To Be Fatal - Even when wearing motorcycle helmets, African-Americans show higher fatality rate...

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Researchers Look at Possible Multiple Sclerosis Causes

Vitamin D, nicotine, Epstein-Barr virus seen as possible factors in MS

Researchers Look at Possible Multiple Sclerosis Causes...

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Streaming Video, Almost-Free Movies, Blockbuster Collapse Making Broadcasters, Movie Moguls Nauseous

Internet offers do-it-yourself home entertainment for a lot less than cable

Streaming Video, Almost-Free Movies, Blockbuster Collapse Making Broadcasters, Movie Moguls Nauseous...

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FDA Restricts Type 2 Diabetes Drug Avandia

Popular drug carries elevated risk of heart attack, stroke in diabetes patients

FDA Restricts Type 2 Diabetes Drug Avandia...

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Foreclosure 'Short-Cuts' by GMAC Mortage May Be Just the Latest in a Series of Missteps

Consumer advocate says GMAC's practices are an 'abuse' of the process

Foreclosure 'Short-Cuts' by GMAC Mortage May Be Just the Latest in a Series of Missteps...

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Bentley Cars Recalled to Fix Hood Ornament

Pedestrians could be impaled on iconic emblem

Bentley's problem isn't underinflated tires or an accelerator that sticks. No, the issue involves the hood ornament, an accessory that most car owners thes...

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New Debt Consolidation Rules Take Effect Soon

FTC rules aimed at clamping down on scam artists who dominate the debt consolidation industry

New Debt Consolidation Rules Take Effect Next Week...

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Get Their First Oral Drug

FDA approves Gilenya capsules, first MS drug taken by mouth

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Get Their First Oral Drug...

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Calorie Counting Isn't Easy But Can Be a Big Help in Weight Loss

We tend to underestimate unless we first consider a low-calorie item, study finds

Calorie Counting Isn't Easy But Can Be a Big Help in Weight Loss...

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Foreclosure Process Short-Circuited by Mortgage Company's Short Cut

Mortgage official may not have personally signed foreclosure documents as required

Foreclosure Process Short-Circuited by Mortgage Company's Short Cut...

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Enterprise Settles Side Airbag Lawsuit

Rental agency 'deleted' side impact airbags from 125,000 resales

The suit, alleged that Enterprise sold 125,000 Chevrolets and Buicks to unwitting consumers who thought and, in some cases, were told that the cars came wi...

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Europeans Propose Global Internet Treaty

Agreement would uphold principle of net neutrality

Europeans Propose Global Internet Treaty...

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Student Loan Default Rate On the Rise

Experts suggest 4 ways to cut costs, raise funds

Student Loan Default Rate On the Rise...

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Congress Could Vote Soon to Legalize Online Gambling

Licensing gambling sites could raise revenue, provide more consumer protection, Rep. Frank argues

Congress Could Vote Soon to Legalize Online Gambling...

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Retirement Planning Fiasco: Americans Face $6.6 Trillion Retirement Income Deficit

Average household is $90,000 short of the amount needed to maintain its living standard in retirement

Retirement Planning Fiasco: Americans Face $6.6 Trillion Retirement Income Deficit...

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Internet 'Modeling Job Scam Warning Issued

Applicants lured with enticements of easy money, little work

Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for scams when searching for jobs on the Internet -- including questionable online ads for part-time "modeli...

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BPA Exposure Much Higher Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Researchers express 'grave concerns' about effect of long-term exposure

BPA Exposure Much Higher Than Previously Thought, Study Finds...

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Ohio Sues Three Foreclosure Rescue Businesses

Operations in Ohio, Florida and California bilked homeowners out of thousands

Ohio Sues Three Foreclosure Rescue Businesses ...

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Ohio Sues Work From Home Business Scheme

NSA Technologies took money but didn't deliver work from home jobs, state charges

Ohio Attorney General sued three Northeast Ohioans for their roles in NSA Techologies, a work from home business scheme that left consumers without promise...

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Get Sweaty To Get Some Sleep

Aerobic exercise is just thing to help you nod off, study finds

Get Sweaty To Get Some Sleep...

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Nationwide Class Action Filed Over Egg Contamination

Lawyer says suit could cover 76,000 individuals

Avvo.com Publishes False Information, Suit Charges...

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Samsung Introduces Tablet Computer

But company fails to mention how much it will cost

Samsung Introduces Tablet Computer...

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CDC: Decline In US Adult Smoking Rate Stalled

Half of children still exposed to secondhand smoke

CDC: Decline In US Adult Smoking Rate Stalled...

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Refund Forms Sent to Bruce Springsteen Concert Ticketholders Who Overpaid

More than 1,000 Springsteen concert fans will be getting refunds

Refund Forms Sent to Bruce Springsteen Concert Ticketholders Who Overpaid...

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Pension Money Lost in Chrysler Bankruptcy, Executives Claim

Class action lawsuit raises questions about bankruptcy structure

Avvo.com Publishes False Information, Suit Charges...

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Who's the Biggest Payday Lender? Would You Believe Wells Fargo?

Report says big banks starve small customers, lavish loans on payday lenders

Who's the Biggest Payday Lender? Would You Believe Wells Fargo?...

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Senate Hears Testimony on 'Dark, Seedy' Animal Crush Videos

House has already unanimously approved a measure outlawing sale of the videos

Senate Hears Testimony on 'Dark, Seedy' Animal Crush Videos...

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Vishing Scam Hits FDIC

Scammers use delinquent loans ruse to collect personal information

Telephone-based phishing, or vishing, scams are nothing new. They rank among the most popular socially-engineered schemes perpetrated by fraudsters....

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New Treatment For Gout Approved

Targeted at adults who don't respond to traditional treatments

New Treatment For Gout Approved...

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Firm Offers Airline Seat With Even Less Leg Room

Seat shaped like saddle offered as way to squeeze more passengers into coach

Firm Offers Airline Seat With Even Less Leg Room...

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Chrysler Renames, Tries to Freshen Up the Sebring

Since it's smaller than the Chrysler 300, the new model will be known as the Chrysler 200

Chrysler Renames, Tries to Freshen Up the Sebring...

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Poll Shows Consumers' Doubts About E-Cigarettes

Survey indicates most want regulation of marketing, exposure to minors

Poll Shows Consumers' Doubts About E-Cigarettes...

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Student Loan Default Rate Rises

For-profit schools in the lead with double-digit default rate

Student Loan Default Rate Rises...

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Your Baby Can Read - Really?

Experts question the value of teaching infants to recognize written words

The increasingly competitive nature of preschools pressures parents to consider early reading programs that may not guarantee academic success....

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NJM Insurance Group, USAA Group Among Leaders In Car Insurance Survey

Consumer Reportspolled 28,000 claim filers; offers tips for saving money

NJM Insurance Group, USAA Group Among Leaders In Car Insurance Survey ...

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Pipeline Leak Pushes Gas Prices Higher

Biggest surge in price found in Midwestern states

Pipeline Leak Pushes Gas Prices Higher...

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Feds: Gas Tank Straps Rusting on Ford Trucks

NHTSA probes complaints that 1.4 million trucks may be a fire hazard ... again

Feds: Gas Tank Straps Rusting on Ford Trucks: The Ford F-150 has always been notable for its tendency to burst into flames, even when parked and unattended...

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Clinical Trial Confirms Health Risks of Meridia

Diet drug carries 'significant' risk of heart attack and stroke

Clinical Trial Confirms Health Risks of Meridia...

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Connecticut Investigating Better Business Bureau

Objects to new system for rating businesses

Connecticut Investigating Better Business Bureau...

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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

If you're driving a new car, changing every 3,000 miles could be wasteful

It has been an article of faith a among drivers, passed down from one generation of motorists to another: change your oil every 3,000 miles....

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Scammers Creating 57,000 Fake Web Sites A Week

Phony web pages can snag consumers when they show up in search engines

Scammers Creating 57,000 Fake Web Sites A Week: Scammers trying to steal consumers' identities create fake websites to simulate actual web pages of banks a...

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Nissan Recalls 2008-2010 Models to Fix Garmin GPS

Nissan Recalls 2008-2010 Models to Fix Garmin GPS...

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Do You Really Need An Anti-Virus Program?

Latest operating systems provide greater protection, but is it enough?

Since the Internet became part of mass communication, computer users have purchased anti-virus software to protect against worms, Trojans, and other nasty ...

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How Do You Know When You're Too Old To Drive?

Older drivers are often very safe drivers but here are some signs to watch out for

Giving up your car has major psychological barriers. It represents a loss of youth, vigor, independence. But it also raises fears about the obvious: How wi...

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Avvo.com Responds to Ratings Lawsuit

Chalks up dispute to misunderstood lawyer-rating system

Avvo.com, a website providing information and ratings of attorneys across the country, was being sued by a lawyer who says the site defamed him....

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Gas Prices Show Little Movement In Last Week

Demand for gas is ahead of last year, but so are supplies

Gas Prices Show Little Movement In Last Week...

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Short Sleepers Face Health Risks

Study sees an association between sleep duration and a pre-diabetic state

Short Sleepers Face Health Risks...

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Caller ID 'Spoofing' a Growing Threat

It's very easy for con artists to display a false Caller ID

Caller ID spoofing is the practice of using the telephone network to display a number on the recipients Caller ID display which is not that of the actual o...

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Floridians Cautioned On Hurricane Window Film

Product doesn't live up to claims, attorney general says

Prudent homeowners making preparations for what might be to come have been warned against buying so-called "hurricane protection" products without fully in...

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Avoid 'Cheerleaders Gone Wild' On Facebook

Sexy come-on is latest 'clickjacking' scheme

If you get a message on your Facebook page saying Cheerleaders gone wild have to see this, ignore it. That's the advice from security expert Graham Cluley ...

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Ford Settles Case Alleging Wrongful Death of Former Met

Second settlement this year where plaintiff alleged defective seat belt

Ford Settles Case Alleging Wrongful Death of Former Met...

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Is It Worth the Extra Money?

Consumer Reportslatest taste tests find some store brands at least as good as national brands

Is It Worth the Extra Money?...

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New Booster Ratings: 21 Best Bets and 7 Good Bets

Eight out of 72 seats evaluated by IIHS are not recommended

Most belt-positioning boosters, though, don't offer consistently good fit in all vehicles. This is the bottom line in the IIHS third round of booster evalu...

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Teflon May Cause High Cholesterol in Children

Study shows latest potential negative effect of non-stick chemicals

Teflon May Cause High Cholesterol in Children...

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Vending Machine Food Linked To Obesity

Products in machines compete with school lunch program, study finds

Vending Machine Food Linked To Obesity...

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FDA Stepping Up Inspections Under New Egg Rule

Agency plans to insure compliance with new egg safety rules

FDA Stepping Up Inspections Under New Egg Rule...

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Amazon Still Struggling With 'Wrap Rage'

Now enlisting consumers to help pressure manufacturers

Amazon Still Struggling With 'Wrap Rage'...

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Feds Sue Light Bulb Manufacturer Over Claims

Suit alleges company exagerated claims for its LED bulbs

Feds Sue Light Bulb Manufacturer Over Claims: Consumers should use caution when shopping for popular Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs, making sure claims r...

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Summer Figures On Child Drownings Released

Little change found in swimming incidents during the summer of 2010

Summer Figures On Child Drownings Released...

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McDonald's At the Bottom of Consumer Reports Burger Ratings

In-N-Out Burger, Five Guys Burgers and Fries top survey of magazine's subscribers

McDonald's At the Bottom of <em>Consumer Reports</em> Burger Ratings...

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Press Releases Tout Phony Credit Card Law

Growing disinformation campaign seeks to confuse consumers

Press Releases Tout Phony Credit Card Law...

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Salmonella Concerns Prompt Recall of Dog Treats

No reports of illnesses have been linked to the product

Salmonella Concerns Prompt Recall of Dog Treats...

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Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit

Settlement money will fund Internet privacy efforts

Settlement money will fund Internet privacy efforts...

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Scam Artists Capitalize on High Unemployment Rate

Watch for these red flags when looking for jobs

As the unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, scammers are taking advantage of the opportunity by preying on the unemployed, the Better Business Burea...

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Choosing the Right Lawn Mower

Fall is a good time to buy, but be sure to get a mower that suits your needs

Fall is a good time to buy, but be sure to get a mower that suits your needs...

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Craigslist Bows to Censorship, Closes Adult Services Section

Gang of 17 state attorneys general intimidate popular site into censoring its users' ads

Craigslist Bows to Censorship, Closes Adult Services Section...

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Gas Prices Lower Heading Into Labor Day Weekend

Prices level off after recent drop but near lowest point of thesummer

Gas Prices Lower Heading Into LaborDay Weekend...

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Illinois Accuses California Company Of 'Cramming'

Firm selling ID protection service used third partyrelationship to add charges to consumers' bills

Illinois Accuses California Company Of 'Cramming': Nothing is more aggravating than finding you've been charged for something you never wanted or agreed to...

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Feds Seek More Oversight Over For-Profit Colleges

Industry has abysmal record when it comes to students repaying loans

Feds Seek More Oversight OverFor-Profit Colleges...

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Credit Card Marketers Targeting Students Get New Scrutiny

New York attorney general probes relationships between colleges and lenders

Credit Card Marketers TargetingStudents Get New Scrutiny...

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Online Travel Booking Sites Not Always A Good Deal

Travelers can sometimes get the same discounts directly from hotels

Online Travel Booking Sites Not Always A Good Deal...

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Feds Can't Explain Rash of Pampers Problems

Babies' bottoms still being burned but no one knows quite why

Feds Can't Explain Rash of Pampers Problems...

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Filthy Conditions at Egg Farms Driving Cage-Free Movement

Consumers voting with their wallets after 'disgusting' revelations

Filthy Conditions at Egg Farms Driving Cage-Free Movement...

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DOT Updates 'Fly Rights' Airline Consumer Guide

Pamphlet has the latest on bumping, baggage compensation and delays

DOT Updates 'Fly Rights' Airline Consumer Guide...

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California Legislature Defeats BPA Ban

Consumer advocates say lobbyists snatched defeat from the jawsof victory

California Legislature Defeats BPA Ban...

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Fitness Center Operator Prohibited From Using Misleading Mailings

Bally Total Fitness sent fake past-due bills to former members, must issue refunds

Fitness Center Operator Prohibited From Using Misleading Mailings ...

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Feds Wrest $600 Million Settlement from Botox Maker

Allergan illegally promoted drug for off-label use, feds charged

Feds Wrest $600 Million Settlement from Botox Maker ...

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