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Halloween Isn't Just Scary, It Can Be Deadly

Simple steps can keep kids safe on the night of October 31st.

Halloween Isn't Just Scary, It Can Be Deadly Simple steps can keep kids safe on the night of October 31st. ...

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Toyota Bought Back Defective Vehicles, Lawsuit Says

Consolidated complaint alleges consumers were forced to sign nondisclosure agreements

Toyota Bought Back Defective Vehicles, Lawsuit Says Consolidated complaint alleges consumers were forced to sign nondisclosure agreements...

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What Tax Considerations Investors Need to Make Before the End of This Year

Don’t wait too long to take advantage of certain tax issues that could expire on December 31.

There are some tax considerations that may need to be handled before January 1, 2011 or face the possibility of higher taxes next year ...

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Seniors At Risk In Medicare Enrollment Scams

Open enrollment period, Nov. 15 - Dec. 31, fraught with pitfalls

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray warns seniors that scammers are trying to exploit new complexities in Medicare....

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Getting Rid of Stretch Mark Scams

Consumers looking for a free trial get trapped in a web of fees.

Getting Rid of Stretch Mark Scams. Consumers looking for a free trial get trapped in a web of fees....

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Next 15 Years Could Be Brutal for Boomers Saving for Retirement

Study predicts boomers won’t be able to save enough to retire, because market won’t grow that much over next 15 years

Halloween is just around the corner so here’s a scary image: tens of millions of baby boomers walking around like zombies looking for work unable to reti...

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Court Stops Alleged Timeshare Resale Scam

Scammers took advantage of consumers by promising they had buyers lined up

Court Stops Timeshare Resale Fraudsters Scammers took advantage of consumers by promising they had buyers lined up ...

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Investors Seeking High Returns Face Forex Scam Risk

Forex fraud is growing as foreign exchange brokers find new ways to bilk people out of their money

The $1.5 trillion Forex Market has become the latest target for thieves so if you’re not a currency trading expert maybe you should leave this to the pro...

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Verizon Pays Up To Settle ‘Mystery Charges’

Will pay fine and offer refunds to current and former customers

Verizon Wireless will pay a record fine and make refunds to clear up complaints about 'mystery charges' appearing on consumers' bills....

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The Pitfalls Of Prepaid Credit Cards

Many come with huge fees

A prepaid credit card should be a great thing. For most consumers, it isn't....

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BPA Linked To Low Sperm Count

The controversial chemical found in many common plastics can harm male fertility

BPA Linked To Low Sperm Count The controversial chemical found in many common plastics can harm male fertility...

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College Tuition Continues to Climb with Public College Costs Rising More Than Private Schools

In-state public college tuitions are expected to rise an average 7.9% this school year, while private college costs are rising only 4.5%

It’s going to cost you more to send your children to state colleges this year, but there is a record increase in federal aid to offset the increase...

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Glucosamine May Kill Pancreatic Cells

Heavy use of dietary supplement may increase diabetes risk, researchers warn

The popular dietary supplement glucosamine may have potentially harmful effects, according to Canadian researchers....

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Study Claims Beverages Have Too Much Sweetener

Industry says researchers misinterpreted data

Health researchers in California say their analysis of popular beverages shows they contain a lot more high fructose corn syrup than previously thought....

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Breast Milk Gets Babies Out Of The NICU Faster

Study shows sick newborns benefit from eating even the smallest amount of breast milk

Breast Milk Gets Babies Out Of The NICU Faster Study shows sick newborns benefit from eating even the smallest amount of breast milk...

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Walmart.com Moves In On Groupon

Giant retailer launches CrowdSaver, which unlocks discounts once enough customers opt in

Walmart.com Moves In On Groupon. Giant retailer launches CrowdSaver, which unlocks discounts once enough customers opt in....

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Looking for Ways to Reduce Your SmartPhone Bill?

Just be careful you’re not giving too much away

With Smartphones taking over the cellphone market, monthly costs went up to pay for all that data; now you can cut those plans but you may not want to...

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Parents and Trick-or-Treaters Warned About Halloween Dangers

Pedestrian accidents and recalled candy among biggest risks on Halloween night

Parents and Trick-or-Treaters Warned About Halloween DangersPedestrian accidents and recalled candy among biggest risks on Halloween night...

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Toyota, Honda Top Consumer Reports Reliability Ratings

But Ford, GM turn in better performances, with Ford closer to edging Lexus

Toyota, Honda Top Consumer Reports Reliability Ratings. But Ford, GM turn in better performances, with Ford closer to edging Lexus...

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What Makes It Sweet Is What Makes It Toxic

Study finds scented household items contain toxic chemicals not listed on the label

What Makes It Sweet Is What Makes It Toxic Study finds scented household items contain toxic chemicals not listed on the label...

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Mortgage Modifications Slow Even More

September total lowest since 2009

As home foreclosures continue to rise, modifications fall off...

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Numbers Game: The True Cost of Credit Card Mail Offers

While there has been progress, a new analysis suggests deciding on a credit card remains too complicated

Numbers Game: The True Cost of Credit Card Mail Offers While there has been progress, a new analysis suggests deciding on a credit card remains too comp...

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New Tests Could Phase Out Starbucks Cards

The coffee chain expands mobile phone payment option to New Yorkers

New Tests Could Phase Out Starbucks CardsThe coffee chain expands mobile phone payment option to New Yorkers...

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Are the 2010-2011 Seasonal Flu Vaccines Safe?

As the approaching flu season raises questions, federal health agencies provide some answers

Are the 2010-2011 Seasonal Flu Vaccines Safe? As the approaching flu season raises questions, federal health agencies provide some answers ...

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Cuomo Files Employment Suit Against FedEx

Case is latest in long line addressing independent contractor-employee divide

Cuomo Files Employment Suit Against FedEx Case is latest in long line addressing independent contractor-employee divide...

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Massachusetts Bars Two Payday Lenders From State

States targeting Internet lenders in payday loan crackdown

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley sues two Internet payday lenders....

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'Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween

Halloween will be more fun if you follow common sense guidelines for costumes and treats

‘Lucky 13’ Tips for a Safe Halloween Halloween will be more fun if you follow common sense guidelines for costumes and treats ...

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Tricking Kids Into Eating Better

How psychology and economics help kids make healthier choices at lunch time

Tricking Kids Into Eating Better How psychology and economics help kids make healthier choices at lunch time ...

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Nursing Home Costs a Big Factor in Retirement Adequacy Deficit

Adding the cost of assisted care would nearly double the shortfall in retirement savings

Nursing Home Costs a Big Factor in Retirement Adequacy Deficit Adding the cost of assisted care would nearly double the shortfall in retirement savings ...

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Use Free Wi-Fi? Use Caution

As free Wi-Fi becomes more prevalent, consumers urged to stay safe when logged on

Use Free Wi-Fi? Use Caution As free Wi-Fi becomes more prevalent, consumers urged to stay safe when logged on...

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Ford Re-Issues Recall For Fire-Prone Vehicles

8.4 million fire-prone Fords are still on the road, even after repeated recalls

Ford Re-Issues Recall For Fire-Prone Vehicles. 8.4 million fire-prone Fords are still on the road, even after repeated recalls. ...

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Whole Grain Diet Linked to Lower Body Fat

Can help reduce heart disease and type 2 diabetes

Knowing the difference between "whole grain" and "refined grain" may keep you in better health....

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Consumer Groups Call for End to Abusive Overdraft Practices

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is being urged to enforce provisions of a new Federal Reserve rule

Consumer Groups Call for End to Abusive Overdraft Practices Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is being urged to enforce provisions of a new Fede...

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Momnesia? What Momnesia?

New study claims motherhood makes moms' brains grow

Momnesia? What Momnesia? New study claims motherhood makes moms' brains grow...

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Toyota Recalling More Than 1 Million Vehicles

The automaker says the action is prompted by brake problems in certain Avalon, Highlander and Lexus models

Toyota Recalling More Than 1 Million Vehicles The automaker says the action is prompted by brake problems in certain Avalon, Highlander and Lexus models...

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Making Life Easier For Aging Pets

Simple tips to make life easier for senior cats and dogs

Making Life Easier For Aging PetsSimple tips to make life easier for senior cats and dogs...

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Identity Theft 'Protection' Services Not Always Worth the Cost

Consumer group offers new tips to help shop for identity theft services

Consumers Continue To Be Plagued By ID Theft Consumer group offers new tips to help shop for identity theft services ...

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Vitamin B12 May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Lack of B12 also linked to vision loss in autistic children

Two new studies point to the importance of vitamin B12, found mostly in meat products, to the human diet....

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Backpage.com Agrees to Suspend Adult Services Ads

Classified ad site succumbs to pressure from 21 state attorneys general

Backpage.com Agrees to Suspend Adult Services Ads. Classified ad site succumbs to pressure from 21 state attorneys general. ...

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How Much Does It Take These Days to Have a Good Credit Score?

More than it used to according to one research group

Having a Good Credit Score Is Now More Difficult than It was Before the Recession...

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Survey Shows Younger Boomers Worry More About Retirement than Older Boomers

Separate survey finds 75% of workers 50 and older plan to work in Retirement

Surveys show recession had a greater impact on those in their 40s than boomers nearing retirement, while most older workers plan to work in retirement ...

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Class Action Filed Over Meridia Withdrawal

Prominent Canadian firm begins nationwide suit

Class Action Filed Over Meridia WithdrawalProminent Canadian firm begins nationwide suit...

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Identity Theft Seen as Threat by Poll Respondents

Poll underscores need for additional awareness and protection, credit counselors say

Majority Of Poll Respondents Feel At Risk Of Identity Theft Poll underscores need for additional awareness and protection, says NFCC...

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New Jersey College Bans Alcohoic Energy Drinks From Campus

The beverages, nicknamed "blackout in a can", responsible for hospitalization of 23 students

New Jersey College Bans Alcohoic Energy Drinks From CampusThe beverages, nicknamed "blackout in a can", responsible for hospitalization of 23 students...

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Medicare Tightens Rules On Power Wheelchairs

New law designed to reduce fraud by equipment salesmen

Medicare is changing the way it pays for motorized wheelchairs for seniors and some equipment makers are crying foul....

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Seven Ways to Save On Car Insurance

As you look for ways to cut costs, you may be overlooking an obvious one – your car insurance

You don't need Geico or the AARP to save you money on car insurance, you can do it yourself ...

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Many Health Care Workers Blow Off Flu shots

Poll finds male-female divide when it comes to flu invincibility

Many Health Care Workers Blow Off Flu shots Poll finds male-female divide when it comes to flu invincibility ...

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EDTA Chelation Promoters Get Warning from FDA

Agency warns against making unsubstantiated claims for Chelation therapy, products

EDTA Chelation Promoters Get Warning from FDA. Agency warns against making unsubstantiated claims for Chelation therapy, products. ...

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How Well is Your 401(k) Performing? Do You Even Know?

Keeping track of your 401(k) could determine whether you can afford to retire or not

Just because 401(k) contributions are automatic, don't assume its performance is as well...

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Consumer Reports: One In Five Hit By Cellular Bill Shock

The FCC is finally stepping in to straighten out the confusion

Consumer Reports: One In Five Hit By Cellular Bill Shock The FCC is finally stepping in to straighten out the confusion...

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Walking, Eating Celery May Ward Off Memory Loss

New research shows healthy diet, lifestyle helps keep cognitive abilities intact

By walking regularly and eating the right foods, you may be able to hold onto your "gray matter" longer...

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Aspen Dental Settles Pennsylvania Complaints

Consumers complained of misleading, confusing information about prices, discounts

Aspen Dental Settles Pennsylvania Complaints. Consumers complained of misleading, confusing information about prices, discounts....

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Kansas Makes Two Sex-Soliciation Arrests, Blames Backpage.com

Attorney general says arrests prove online ads are being used to facilitate sex crimes against children

Kansas Makes Two Sex-Soliciation Arrests, Blames Backpage.com. Attorney general says arrests prove online ads are being used to facilitate sex crimes....

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Feds Investigating Wireless Firms’ Billing Practices

Move follows complaints about 'mystery charges' and 'bill shock'

The Federal Communications Commission is looking into how wireless carriers bill their customers and is weighing new rules....

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Consumer Reports Index: American Consumers On the Mend

Latest survey sees economic difficulties declining, but stress on the rise

American consumers are seeing some real improvements this month, according to the Consumer Reports Index for October, with economic difficulties continuing...

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Verizon Making 'iPhone Friendly' Changes To Its Network

Reports of an iPhone for the Verizon network after the first of the year pick up momentum

With the success of Android-based smartphones, Verizon Wireless is doing quite well without an iPhone. But they may be about to get one anyway....

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Radio Host Charged With Defrauding Real Estate Investors

Host of MoneyDots allegedly lured investors into bogus deals

Radio Host Charged With Defrauding Real Estate Investors. Host of MoneyDots allegedly lured investors into bogus deals....

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Want to Lose Weight? Bring On the Potatoes!

After years of bad press, the humble potato finally gets its just desserts

Want to lose weight? Bring on the potatoes! After years of bad press, the humble potato finally gets its just desserts...

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Google Maps a Path to Driverless Cars

Automated test cars have driven more than 140,000 miles

We're all accustomed to letting Google take us where we want to go on the Internet and, via Google Maps, when we're behind the wheel. ...

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Mortgage Services May Face Fraud Charges in New Jersey

White House throws cold water on idea of foreclosure moratorium

Another state may be preparing legal action against mortgage servicers for not properly reviewing and verifying documents before foreclosing on homes...

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Dora the Explorer Sues Nickelodeon

Caitlin Sanchez says network “took advantage” of her

Nickelodeon, the popular kid's programming channel, has been slapped with a lawsuit by one of its biggest stars....

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Cell Phone 'Mystery Charges' Get FCC's Attention

Consumers complain about unexpected, confusing charges

The Federal Communications has promised to open an investigation next week into "bill shock," in response to complaints from wireless customers....

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Economy Sheds More Jobs in September

Unemployment rate holds steady as 95,000 payroll positions -- most of them government -- are lost

Another 95,000 jobs disappeared in September even as the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....

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Black Chamber Of Commerce Opposes Menthol Cigarette Ban

Claims action targets 'taste preference of African-Americans'

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has authority over tobacco products, the agency is considering whether it should ban cigarettes containing ment...

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Bank of America Halts All Foreclosures, Other Lenders Urged To Do the Same

Latest sign that the latest 'foreclosure crisis' is indeed serious

Oone of the nation's largest mortgage lenders, has announced that it has stopped property foreclosures nationwide. ...

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Tax Relief Scam Collected More Than $60 Million

Company's owners lived lavish lifestyle, targeted financially distressed consumers

A federal judge has halted a national operation that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $60 million by falsely claiming it can reduce tax debts....

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Ohio Sues GMAC Mortgage for Fraud, Pennsylvania Launches Investigation

GMAC allegedly compounded homeowner misery through 'fraudulent and unfair and deceptive practices'

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray yesterday filed suit against GMAC Mortgage and its parent, Ally Financial, ...

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Employment Prospects Looking Dim for Job Seekers

Most small business owners expect to delay hiring, say recovery is more than a year away

The outlook for finding a job remains murky, with six out of 10 small business owners nationwide saying they intend to increase capital spending but delay ...

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California Sues 'Forensic Audit' Home Mortgage Modification Scheme

Hundreds of desperate homeowners lose their money, many lost their homes

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a $60 million lawsuit against a pair of Sacramento companies that lured desperate homeowners with...

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Progress: Death Rate Declines 45%

African-American men twice as likely to die from the disease

While prostate cancer remains a serious health concern for men over 60, the disease is becoming less threatening....

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Bravo Sports Recalls AirZone, Variflex Trampolines

160,000 trampolines recalled

Bravo Sports Recalls AirZone, Variflex Trampolines...

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Weight Loss and Sleep Go Together

Study: Get more sleep, lose more weight

When dieters in a recent study got a full night's sleep, they lost the same amount of weight as when they slept less. ...

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Binge Drinking Still a Problem Among High School Students, Young Adults

Report says white men are more likely than women and minorities to engage in risky conduct

More than a quarter of all high school students and adults ages 18 to 34 engaged in binge drinking during the past month, according to the findings from a ...

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Mortgage Applications Reveal Burst Of Homebuying Activity

But the number of people refinancing existing mortgages falls despite low interest rates

Mortgage applications for home purchases jumped 9.1 percent last week...

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Recession's Effects Intensify In Cities

Cities making sharpest cuts in at least a quarter of a century

cities are now less able to meet their fiscal needs in 2011 and beyond. Financial officers are reporting the largest spending cuts and loss of revenue in t...

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Botox Maker Allergan Fined $375 Million for Unlawful Marketing Practices

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

Allergan, Inc. pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay $375 million to resolve its criminal case arising from its unlawful marketing and promotion of Botox...

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BMW, Hyundai Models Win Five-Star Safety Ratings

BMW and Hyundai were the big winners as federal safety regulators unveiled an updated safety ratings system for passenger cars.

BMW, Hyundai Models Win Five-Star Safety Ratings: BMW and Hyundai were the big winners as federal safety regulators unveiled an updated safety ratings...

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Allstate Insurance Sues Toyota Over Unintended Acceleration Claims

Insurer seeks $3 million in damages for claims paid to accident victims

Allstate Insurance Co. has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to recover more than $3 million that the insurer says it paid in claims....

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Breast Cancer Groups Denounce Alcoholic Beverage 'Partners'

Companies deny they're trying to capitalize on cancer cure efforts

Hundreds of businesses and organizations are lending their support to publicize efforts to find a cure...

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Debt Consolidation Firms Will Soon Be Barred From Charging Upfront Fees

New rules take effect later this month but consumers must still be vigilant

On October 28, a new rule imposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) takes effect, prohibiting debt consolidation firms from charging any upfront fees....

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More States Clamp Down on Home Mortgage Foreclosures Following Reports of Irregularities

Texas, Delaware and Ohio demand suspensions, special reviews of foreclosure

Texas, Delaware and Ohio are among the latest states to clamp down on home foreclosures following disclosures that loan servicers and mortgage companies ma...

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Verizon Wireless To Refund $90 Million in Cell Phone Charges

Many consumers hit with incorrect Internet access charges

Verizon Wireless has agreed to provide up to $90 million inrefunds to consumers....

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IRS Provides Tax Relief for Homeowners With Corrosive Drywall

New procedure sets out method for determining loss caused by drywall damage

New guidance from the IRS enables affected taxpayers to treat damages from corrosive drywall as a casualty loss and provides a "safe harbor" formula...

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Multi-National Internet Fraud Ring Smashed

FBI, international agencies disrupt attempted theft of $220 million

The FBI and international law enforcement agencies have disrupted a large-scale, international organized cybercrime operation active in several countries....

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Prostate Problems Are Common But Not Usually Serious

New therapies make most prostate problems curable

Problems with the small gland are common in men past the age of 50. The good news is that most prostate conditions can be treated successfully...

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Toshiba To Offer No-Glasses 3D TV

But improvement in technology still has its limitations

Toshiba introduces a small screen 3D TV that viewers can watch, getting the full 3D effect, without wearing glasses....

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Visa, MasterCard Settle Antitrust Lawsuit; American Express Fights On

Proposed settlement will allow merchants to offer discounts to customers using less-costly credit, debit cards

Seven states today joined the U.S. Department of Justice in a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging rules made by American Express, MasterCard and Visa....

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United-Continental Merger Closes but Southwest-AirTran Deal More Likely to Spur Competition

Delta-Northwest, knocked out of No. 1 spot, pledges to 'make flying better'

United Airlines pushed back into the top spot Friday by completing its merger with Continental....

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Toyota Says Tests Find No Evidence Its Electronics Cause Unintended Acceleration

Automaker says it reviewed more than 4,000 cases, found no flaw in its electronics

Toyota says it has examined more than 4,000 vehicles and has found no evidence that its throttle control is to blame for unintended acceleration....

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Bankruptcy Filings Surge In 2010 As Hard Times Grow Steadily Worse for Many Consumers

Total is up 11 percent in the first nine months of the year

For millions of Americans, 2010 is shaping up as a miserable year. For some, things just seem to be getting worse....

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Gastric Bypass and Pregnancy: A Bad Combination

Your baby may pay for your weight-loss surgery

The number of obese teens receiving gastric bypass surgery in America is growing. But the therapy is not without its problems....

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall

With outlook for economy still weak, no upward pressure on prices

Consumers found gas prices returned to normal in the last week....

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Gold 'Investments' May Not Pay Off, Consumer Group Warns

Consumer group says some dealers may be using scare tactics to sell gold

Some gold dealers may be leveraging recessionary fears to steer consumers into buying gold and precious coins at inflated prices. ...

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FDA Bans Unapproved Gout Medicine

Oral colchicine has been used to prevent gout and treat gout flare-ups

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told companies they must to stop manufacturing single-ingredient oral colchicine within 45 days....

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