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Netflix Supplier Complains About Comcast Fees

Pushes issue of 'Net neutrality' to the forefront

Level 3 Communications says Comcast has begun charging an extra fee anytime one of its customers downloads a video from Netflix....

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New Weight Watchers Plan Entices Members To Eat Healthier

Emphasis on natural, non-processed foods; fresh fruit and most veggies now zero points

New Weight Watchers Plan Entices Members To Eat Healthier Emphasis on natural, non-processed foods; fresh fruit and most veggies now zero points...

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Iowa Charges Trilegiant With Consumer Fraud

Part of crackdown on negative option marketing abuses

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has sued Trilegiant, saying it broke the law in signing up consumers for membership clubs against their will....

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Social Networks Can both Help and Hurt Your Job Search

Twitter and LinkedIn can be useful in your job hunt but those party photos of you on Facebook could just as easily hurt it

What you post on social networking sites is seen by recruiters and hiring managers so make sure you portray yourself in the best possible light ...

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Higher Fines Encourage Seat Belt Use

A new study says changing how laws are written and enforced can also make a difference

Higher Fines Encourage Seat Belt Use A new study says changing how laws are written and enforced can also make a difference ...

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Stores Have Profitable Black Friday But Not All Shoppers Leave Happy

Post-Black Friday complaints becoming a tradition

By all accounts stores rang up profitable Black Friday sales, but there were plenty of consumers who felt they got a raw deal....

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Banks Given New Guidelines For Overdraft Coverage

Consumers should have low-cost options, feds say

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has given banks new consumer-friendly guidelines for their overdraft protection programs....

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Did New Security Measures Push Passengers Over The Edge?

Passengers may have been primed for meltdown

The airport screening controversy just may have been the last straw for frustrated air travelers....

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Lawsuit Says Targeted Gmail Ads Illegal

Suit says “scanning” violates non-Gmail users' privacy

Lawsuit Says Targeted Gmail Ads IllegalSuit says “scanning” violates non-Gmail users' privacy ...

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Wellness At Work Reaps Big Returns

Lower costs, greater productivity and higher morale are just some of the rewards.

Wellness At Work Reaps Big Returns Lower costs, greater productivity and higher morale are just some of the rewards. ...

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As Online Dating Gains Popularity, So Does The Risk Of Getting Scammed

Con-men and -women prey on lovelorn to get money, expensive gifts

As Online Dating Gains Popularity, So Does The Risk Of Getting Scammed Con-men and -women prey on lovelorn to get money, expensive gifts...

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Consumer Preference Is In the Genes

A new study that finds consumer preferences are often influenced by genetic inheritance

Consumer Preference Is In the Genes A new study that finds consumer preferences are often influenced by genetic inheritance ...

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What You Need to Know about Smart Phone Apps before You Install Them

They can contain viruses, spyware and malware that will take over your mobile phone

Check out that APP before you install it to make sure you're not getting more than you were hoping for such as viruses and malware ...

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What You Get to Keep and What You Don't in a Bankruptcy

When you file for bankruptcy protection that protection only goes so far

If you’re thinking about filing for bankruptcy you need to know what this drastic move means in terms of what you can keep and what you can’t...

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'Pay For Play' Scandal Engulfs Better Business Bureau

Los Angeles chapter allegedly gave "A" rating to non-existent business that paid its dues

'Pay For Play' Scandal Engulfs Better Business Bureau. Los Angeles chapter allegedly gave "A" rating to non-existent business that paid its dues. ...

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Administration, GOP May Collide Over Net Neutrality

Republicans warn regulators not to act unilaterally

Reports that federal regulators may announce Net neutrality rules this week could set up a White House - GOP showdown....

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What Will Air Travel Be Like This Thanksgiving Holiday?

Some passengers may protest new screening measures

The long lines at security checkpoints last week and a planned protest against tough screening measures may be bad news if you plan to fly this week....

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Ground Zero Workers Reach Settlement

Agreement comes after years of protracted litigation, false starts

Ground Zero Workers Reach Settlement Agreement comes after years of protracted litigation, false starts...

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What You Need to Know About the Job Interviewing Process

A veteran career coach exposes some myths about job interviews

There’s more to the job interviewing process than meets the eye so here are some things you should know before your next interview...

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It's Time To Review Your Medicare Drug Plan

Seniors should check the federal website each year for the best Medicare drug plan

Medicare drug plans are always changing so even if you have one, it might be worth your while to go through the process again ...

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Guess What Rental Car Company Consumers Like Best?

And it’s not Hertz or even Avis even though Avis says it’s still trying harder

The latest J.D. Power and Associates study of customer satisfaction says you like Enterprise better than other car rental companies...

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Nearly One Million Consumers Getting Refunds From LifeLock

Part of nationwide settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has begun distributing refund checks from LifeLock, part of a settlement involving the FTC and 34 states....

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Darvon and Darvocet Being Pulled From American Market

The painkilling medication poses a risk of fatal heart abnormalities

Darvon and Darvocet Being Pulled From American Market The painkilling medication poses a risk of fatal heart abnormalities ...

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Prime Mortgage Foreclosure Rate At Record High

Rising unemployment beginning to affect foreclosure rate more than subprime loans

There was some encouraging news in the latest report on mortgage delinquencies, but also cause for concern....

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College Grads Could See Improved Job Market in 2011

But don't expect a signing bonus

It has been extremely tough for new college graduates to find jobs lately, but a new survey offers a bit of hope....

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FDA Wants To Decaffeinate Alcoholic Drinks

Agency gives four manufacturers 15 days to respond to warning letters

FDA Wants To Decaffeinate Alcoholic Drinks. Agency gives four manufacturers 15 days to respond to warning letters....

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Three Strategies To Combat Declining Credit Scores

Consumer Reports Money Adviser says you don’t have to surrender

Three Strategies To Combat Declining Credit Scores Consumer Reports Money Adviser says you don’t have to surrender ...

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Why Breaking Up With A Brand Hurts So Much

New study finds consumers act like scorned lovers when a company they love betrays them

Why Breaking Up With A Brand Hurts So Much New study finds consumers act like scorned lovers when a company they love betrays them...

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Economic Recovery Limps along While Paychecks for CEOs Soar

Imagine the number of jobs that could be created if these leaders showed some real leadership and took smaller salaries

CEOs of some of the nation’s top companies saw their multi-million dollar salaries rise an average of 13.4% while most Americans salaries barely budged...

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The New Medicare Rules Will Make Coverage More Expensive for Some

Anyone who pays more for doctor’s visits and other “Part B” coverage will also pay more for “Part D” prescription drug coverage

Starting January 1, 2011, new rules for Medicare go into effect and the cost for coverage is going to be more if you are single and earn more than $85,000...

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Twitter Helps College Kids Get Better Grades

Study found "Tweeted" discussion topics engaged students, helped them get better grades

Twitter Helps College Kids Get Better Grades Study found "Tweeted" discussion topics engaged students, helped them get better grades...

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Restaurants Will Be Walking a Fine Line In 2011

New healthcare law means eateries will be serving two masters: the government and their customers

Restaurants Will Be Walking a Fine Line In 2011 Mintel Menu Insights says the new healthcare law means eateries will be serving two masters: the governm...

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Activists Critical of Camel Cigarettes' 'Cities' Campaign

Group says new marketing campaign targets young people

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids claims new Camel Cigarettes marketing campaign is a back door appeal to kids....

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Report Shows Prices Rising At Wal-Mart

Fed chairman may not see inflation, but consumers are beginning to

A retail analyst's survey of an assortment of consumer items at Wal-Mart suggests inflation is beginning to show up....

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Air Travel Security Screening Gets More Intimate

Passengers subjected to body scans, pat-downs

Airport screeners are using full body scanners and intimate pat-downs in stepped up security measures, leaving many passengers angry and embarrassed....

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Researchers Develop Quick Alzheimer's Test

If approved, new test might reveal results in 30 seconds

Researchers say they have developed a new screening test for middle-aged people that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease in about 30 seconds....

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Nevada Steps Up Mortgage Fraud Crackdown

Investigation has uncovered wide range of related crimes

Nevada has just received a large federal grant to assist local officials in prosecuting the increasing number of mortgage fraud cases....

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Female Veterans Less Likely To Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

Study finds male veterans more susceptible to substance abuse problems

Female Veterans Less Likely To Abuse Drugs, Alcohol Study finds male veterans more susceptible to substance abuse problems...

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Federal Reserve Provides Clarity On Credit Reports and Credit Scores

New online publication answers questions about credit reports and their importance to consumers

Federal Reserve Provides Clarity On Credit Reports and Credit Scores New online publication answers questions about credit reports and their importance...

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Washington State Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks like Four Loko

The potentially harmful drinks now banned in two states

Washington State Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks like Four LokoThe potentially harmful drinks now banned in two states...

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You're Not Too Busy To Exercise During The Holidays

Adding a few extra steps to regularly scheduled holiday preparations can burn calories

You're Not Too Busy To Exercise During The Holidays Adding a few extra steps to regularly scheduled holiday preparations can burn calories...

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Phony Debt Collector Scam Reported In Mississippi

Mississippi consumers confronted with phony payday loan debt

The fake payday loan debt collector scam has been spreading across the country this year, and has now shown up in Mississippi....

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The End of Class Actions?

Supreme Court case could spell end of class litigation

The End of Class Actions?Supreme Court case could spell end of class litigation...

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A Great Credit Score Alone May Not Get You a Great Interest Rate

Banks use a number of methods beyond your FICO score to determine your credit worthiness

If you’re looking for a loan, credit card or mortgage, you need to get more than your credit score in order...

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Spotting BPA-Free Receipt Paper Just Got Easier

Wisconsin paper company hopes to set themselves apart with red fibers

Spotting BPA-Free Receipt Paper Just Got Easier Wisconsin paper company hopes to set themselves apart with red fibers...

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Three Debt Collectors Settle With West Virginia

Companies were attempting to collect old, charged off debts

West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has reached a settlement with three debt collectors he said were operating without a license....

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Be Careful With Timeshare Memberships and Resale Companies

While timeshares can be convenient for vacationing, there are some caveats

Be Careful With Timeshare Memberships and Resale Companies While timeshares can be convenient for vacationing, there are some caveats ...

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Feds, Industry Team Up To Push Pool Safety

Pool and spa industry association to serve as information hub for industry and consumers

Feds, Industry Team Up To Push Pool Safety Pool and spa industry association to serve as information hub for industry and consumers ...

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Ban Imposed On Marketers of 'Detox' Foot Pads

Advertising claimed 'ancient Japanese secret' could treat medical conditions

Ban Imposed On Marketers of ‘Detox’ Foot Pads Advertising claimed 'ancient Japanese secret' could treat medical conditions ...

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Chemicals Lurking in Microwave Popcorn Bags

Harmful chemicals found in many types of food packaging leeching into foods

Chemicals Lurking in Microwave Popcorn Bags Harmful chemicals found in many types of food packaging leeching into foods...

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Mortgage Modifications Sound Good But Beware -- They Could Cost You Your House

Not all loan modifications are created equal and some may be worse than your current loan

Lawsuits are sprouting up across the country by homeowners who feel betrayed by banks who used mortgage modifications to make things worse...

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Distressed Homeowners Still Critical Of Mortgage Modification Process

Those whose trial modifications are rejected are much worse off

Complaints continue to mount about the government-backed mortgage modification program....

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Many Restaurant Chefs Hesitant To Make Their Food Healthier

Fear of low sales or bad reputation to blame

Many Restaurant Chefs Hesitant To Make Their Food Healthier Fear of low sales or bad reputation to blame ...

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Michigan Bans All Alcohol-Infused Energy Drinks

State officials cite drinks, like Four Loko, aimed at underage drinkers

Michigan Bans All Alcohol-Infused Energy DrinksState officials cite drinks, like Four Loko, aimed at underage drinkers...

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Because We’re Living Longer, More Americans Will Run Out of Money in Retirement than Previously expected

Financial planners now predict we could live an average of 30 to 40 years in retirement not the 20 to 30 years as previously believed

It’s time to re-calculate those retirement plans if you want to avoid outliving your money...

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No-Contract Cell Phones May Be Growing Trend

Survey finds wide interest among contract customers in switching

Since the beginning of cell phones, providers have locked customers into long-term contracts, but a new survey suggests that trend is shifting....

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Time To Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries

Experts also recommend consumers test their home’s safety equipment when they return their clocks to standard time

Time To Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries Experts also recommend consumers test their home’s safety equipment when they return thei...

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New York City Issues Water Warning For Lead

Officials attribute cause to plumbing found in older homes

New York City Health officials have begun urging residents to run tap water for 30 seconds before drinking, because of elevated lead levels....

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Kids With Food Allergies At Risk For Malnutrition

Researchers say overly-restrictive diets based on unreliable blood tests to blame

Kids With Food Allergies At Risk For Malnutrition Researchers say overly-restrictive diets based on unreliable blood tests to blame...

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More Banks are Giving Away 'Free Money' So Watch Your Wallet

Beware the free money come-ons because they come with strings attached and that money is anything but free

Don’t be fooled by banks’ ploy to give you money so you’ll bank with them only to be hit later with hidden fees and costly restrictions...

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Best Places for Single Seniors

There’s been speed dating, and on-line dating, how about geographically favorable dating?

Here are some cities that make dating easier for older single people according to the Census Bureau...

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Seven Ways To Avoid Medicare Traps and Costly Blunders

Consumer Reports Health offers free rankings of Medicare Advantage HMOs

Seven Ways To Avoid Medicare Traps and Costly BlundersConsumer Reports Health offers free rankings of Medicare Advantage HMOs ...

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Major Cities Could Be Hit With Water Shortages, Report Warns

Ten major cities could experience a water shortage within the next few years

Two reports show ten major American cities could experience a water shortage, some within the next two to three years...

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Feds Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant In Gulf Seafood

All samples test within safety threshold, posing no threat to consumers

Feds Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant In Gulf Seafood All samples test within safety threshold, posing no threat to consumers ...

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Pension Plan Limitations for 2011 Announced

The Internal Revenue Service changes from 2010 are few and small, with some areas remaining the same

Pension Plan Limitations for 2011 Announced The Internal Revenue Service changes from 2010 are few and small, with some areas remaining the same ...

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Ever Wonder How Those Factory Outlets Work?

Why are they always so far out of the way?

Bargain shoppers swear by Factory Outlet malls and will drive hundreds of miles to save a few dollars on brands they could get as cheaply during sales...

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Brazilian McDonald's Manager Wins Obesity Lawsuit

Employee said that food sampling, free lunches made him pack on 65 pounds

Brazilian McDonald's Manager Wins Obesity LawsuitEmployee said that food sampling, free lunches made him pack on 65 pounds...

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Teens' Addictions To Texting Cuts Into Sleep Time

Study shows teens regularly miss out on sleep to keep talking to their friends

Teens' Addictions To Texting Cuts Into Sleep Time Study shows teens regularly miss out on sleep to keep talking to their friends ...

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When China Coughs the U.S. Stock Market Gets Sick

The Economic Version of the Butterfly Effect gets acted out on a daily basis in America’s Securities Markets

Individual investors need to know how what happens in the rest of the world can impact your portfolio even it’s entirely in domestic securities...

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Do Happy Workers Increase Productivity?

Many companies seem to think so and are spending a lot of money to make their employees happybb

Studies show happy works are more productive than unhappy workers so some companies are investing in ways to make employees feel better about work...

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Get Set for Winter Illness Season

Health experts offer tips on staying healthy during cold and flu season

Get Set for Winter Illness Season Health experts offer tips on staying healthy during cold and flu season ...

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