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Potential E. Coli Prompts Organic Beef Recall

California firm reports possible contamination

An organic meat packer has recalled more than 34,000 pounds of beef for possible E. coli contamination....

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Feds: Avoid Rock Hard Extreme and Passion Coffee

Sexual enhancement products contain undeclared drug ingredient

Feds: Avoid Rock Hard Extreme and Passion Coffee Sexual enhancement products contain undeclared drug ingredient...

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Where the Jobs Are Most Likely To Be In 2011

New survey tells you where to look amid signs that employment trends could be stronger

If you’re looking for work, a new survey shows the top ten fields in which companies will be hiring in 2011...

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German Company Claims Successful Treatment of Parkinson's

An artist with Parkinson's Disease is painting again After receiving adult stem cell therapy

An adult stem cell treatment center in Germany claims it has successfully treated such debilitating diseases as Parkinson’s, diabetes, cerebral palsy and...

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More Jobs Going to Freelance Workers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds freelancers one of the few growing "job" categories

Some possible good news for all you self-employed freelancers out there as hiring of freelancers appears to be on the rise ...

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Could Google Become Your Telephone Company?

Some think the search giant is angling to become a wireless carrier

Google took on Apple’s iphone with the Android smart phone operating system and now some believe it wants to be your telephone carrier as well...

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Ohio Courts Take Action In Foreclosure Cases

Ohio Attorney General urges courts to do more to help homeowners dealing with foreclosures

Homeowners are beginning to fight foreclosures in court and one Attorney General urges courts to take strong action against fraudulent paperwork....

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Can Anything Be Done About Cyber-Bullying?

Experts think parents and teachers can help put an end to the problem by getting involved early

Can Anything Be Done About Cyber-Bullying? Experts thinks parents and teachers can help put an end to the problem by getting involved early...

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Rising Gas Prices Put a Chill in SUV Sales

Compact SUVs still popular but full-size models may be hit hard

Rising Gas Prices Put a Chill in SUV Sales Compact SUVs still popular but full-size models may be hit hard...

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Ringing In the New Year Could Be Bad for Your Health

Dangers abound for pedestrians, immune systems and waistlines around the country

Ringing In The New Year Could Be Back For Your Health Dangers abound for pedestrians, immune systems and waistlines around the country...

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Consumer Groups Oppose Federal Reserve Home Lending Rules Changes

Consumer groups coalition says the proposals enable loan scams on senior citizens

Consumer Groups Opposes Federal Reserve Home Lending Rules Changes Consumer groups coalition says the proposals enable loan scams on senior citizens...

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Is Your Checking Account Looking a Little Light?

Maybe it's time to plug up those slow financial leaks

Money could be flowing out of your checking or cash management account and you don’t even realize it until you read your monthly statement...

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Taxpayers To See More Generous Deductions In 2011

Tax breaks expanded because of inflation

The Internal Revenue Service has increased some tax deductions next year to offset inflation....

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Consumers Urged To Avoid Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts

Food and Drug Administration says there are indications the veggies contain Salmonella

Consumers Urged To Avoid Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Food and Drug Administration says there are indications the veggies contain...

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Will the For-Profit Education Bubble Burst in 2011?

Taxpayers foot the bill for expensive degrees that don't deliver high-paying jobs

Will the For-Profit Education Bubble Burst in 2011?Taxpayers foot the bill for expensive degrees that don't deliver high-paying jobs...

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Homelessness Continues to Rise in America

Study shows number of homeless families is up 9%

New report from Conference of Mayors shows the number of Americans experiencing homelessness rose this year ...

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January Is A Good Time To Review Your Credit Report

But don't be confused by 'free' reports that come with strings attached

January is a good time to check your credit report, which all three credit agencies must provide at no charge once a year....

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What First -Time Homeowners Need to Know

Here are some tips for first-time home buyers

You’re a first time homeowner and you’ve just found your dream house, what should you do before buying that property?...

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The First Wave of Baby Boomers Is Turning 65 in 2011

Is the country ready or will this be a shock to the system?

The first of what will eventually be 78 million baby boomers begins to move through Medicare, and Medicaid in 2011, can the system handle them?...

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Can You Love A Car Like A Person?

Study finds many consumers exhibit love-like emotions around their cars, laptops, or guns

Can You Love a Car Like a Person? Study finds many consumers exhibit love-like emotions around their cars, laptops, or guns...

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You Can Pay Down Your Debt, But Don't Expect To Be Popular

Credit card companies prefer you carry a balance and not pay it all off

Here are some relatively easy steps to get out of credit card debt but don’t expect the credit card company to reward you for doing it...

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Top 10 Scams of 2010

Our annual list of deceptive schemes designed to part you from your money

With high unemployment and a stagnant housing market, it's no surprise "foreclosure rescue" tops our list of the Top 10 Scams of 2010....

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New Tax Deal Could Put Social Security at Risk

Former House Aging Committee chief of staff says it will reduce the solvency of the program by 14 years

A former high level House Committee staffer warns that the new tax bill means Social Security could become insolvent by 2023, instead of 2037...

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Study Ties Blood Protein To Alzheimer's Brain Abnormalities

Blood test in symptom-free volunteers links levels of specific protein with beta amyloid deposits

Study Ties Blood Protein To Alzheimer's Brain Abnormalities Blood test in symptom-free volunteers links levels of specific protein with beta amyloid dep...

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Debt Settlement Companies Are Still Skirting New FTC Rules

Seems the new rules haven’t stopped them from charging huge upfront fees

Debt consolidation firms have figured out a way around new FTC rules to prevent them from charging upfront fees and still not helping reduce their debt...

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Cutting (Some) Carbs May Be Key To Weight Loss

Nutritionists blame government-mandated 'war on fat' for influx of unhealthy carbs in American diets

Cutting (Some) Carbs May Be Key To Weight Loss Nutritionists blame government-mandated "war on fat" for influx of unhealthy carbs in American diets...

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Parents Warned To Stop Using Crib Bumpers

Illinois Attorney General says products are dangerous to infants

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has warned all parents to remove crib bumpers, saying the products pose a deadly threat to infants....

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Nature's Variety Expands Pet Food Recall

New tests fuel fear of Salmonella contamination

Nebraska-based company this week pulled from the market all of its Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a Best If Used By date on or b...

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Feds Probe Reports of Dog Deaths, Illnesses From Pork Bone Treats

Missouri company says it is "proud" of its products, refuses to compensate pet owners

Feds Probe Reports of Dog Deaths, Illnesses From Pork Bone Treats...

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EPA Orders Clearer Labels, Instructions on Pet Topical Flea, Tick Products

11-month investigation finds many labels inadequate but products will remain on the market for now

EPA Orders Clearer Labels, Instructions on Pet Topical Flea, Tick Products...

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Food Safety Bill Finally Clears Congress

Landmark measure almost didn't make it

The House of Representatives has given final approval to the Food Safety Modernization Act and sent it to President Obama's desk....

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Tips To Keep Young Sledding Enthusiasts Out of the ER

Thousands of kids suffer injuries related to favorite winter pastime, but don't have to

Tips To Keep Young Sledding Enthusiasts Out Of The ER Thousands of kids suffer injuries related to favorite winter pastime, but don't have to...

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Sixty-Six Win Insurance Institute's 2011 Top Safety Pick award

Automakers quickly improve roofs to boost rollover protection

Sixty-Six Win Insurance Institute's 2011 Top Safety Pick award Automakers quickly improve roofs to boost rollover protection ...

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Friedman's Files for Bankruptcy

The Friedman's Inc. jewelry chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing "short-term liquidity issues." The company is being sued by Florid...

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Fast Cash Loans Mean Long-Term Debt

Payday loans are tempting but quickly made a bad problem worse

Fast Cash Loans Mean Long-Term Debt Payday loans are tempting but quickly made a bad problem worse...

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Regulators Adopt Net Neutrality Rules

Compromise measure may please very few

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted new Net neutrality guidelines that its backers say will keep the Internet free and open....

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When Did Owning a Dog or a Cat Become so Expensive?

And other questions the pet industry doesn't want to answer

Are your pet's medical bills putting you in the poor house or when did having a dog or a cat around the house suddenly become so expensive?...

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States, Feds Amend Credit Card Company Suit

Settlement reached with Visa and MasterCard

Several states and the federal government are pressing their anti-trust case against credit card companies....

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Some Holiday Lights Bear Bogus UL Label

New Jersey finds counterfeit decorations on store shelves

In a sweep of urban discount stores, New Jersey consumer officials found several examples of holiday lights with counterfeit Underwriters Lab seals....

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Toyota To Pony Up Millions Recall Probes

Automaker will pay $32.425 million in civil penalties

Toyota To Pony Up Millions Recall Probes Automaker will pay $32.425 million in civil penalties ...

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Retro Stocking Stuffer is Important Health Protector

Researchers hope to make a better supplement by studying the humble orange

Retro Stocking Stuffer is Important Health Protector Researchers hope to make a better supplement by studying the humble orange...

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Frozen Pizzas Fare Well In Taste Tests

DiGiorno, Amy’s and Home Run Inn win Consumer Reports recommendations

Frozen Pizzas Fare Well In Taste TestsDiGiorno, Amy’s and Home Run Inn win Consumer Reports recommendations...

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Unemployment Benefits Extension Won't Help Long-Term Jobless

Extended unemployment benefits end at 99 weeks, leaving 1 million out of luck

With passage of the tax bill unemployment benefits that were due expire have been extended but if you’ve been out of work more than 99 weeks it won’t h...

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Feds Propose Rule To Limit Debit Card 'Swipe' Fees

Retailers say rule would benefit consumers; banks beg to differ

The Federal Reserve has proposed a new rule establishing new standards for debit card interchange fees....

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Who Is Your Financial Advisor Working For? Really?

Signs your financial advisor is putting themselves ahead of your financial well-being

If you’re looking for a financial advisor here are some signs to showing that advisor will put their own financial well-being before yours...

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Should You Use a Lender's Club for a Loan?

Do you even know what a lender’s club is?

Lending clubs that match people willing to lend money with those who need to borrow it appear to be growing. Could this mean the end of loan sharking? ...

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What the Bill Extending the Bush Tax Cuts Means To You

Other provisions in the 1,900-plus page opus could touch your financial life

The compromise bill extending the Bush Tax cuts has been finally passed, but what it means for you depends on a number of factors...

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Survey Finds Too Many Employees Working While Sick

Now you know why so many of your co-workers are coughing -- they're sick!

New survey shows nearly half of all American workers show up at the office sick even though they should have taken a sick day ...

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Obama Administration Seeks Web Use 'Bill Of Rights'

Report recommends creating a Privacy Policy Office to protect consumers

Obama Administration Seeks Web Use 'Bill Of Rights'Report recommends creating a Privacy Policy Office to protect consumers...

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Wal-Mart Recalls Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze, Comfort Essentials Electric Heaters

The heaters can overheat, smoke, burn, melt and start a fire

Wal-Mart Recalls Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze, Comfort Essentials Electric Heaters. The heaters can overheat, smoke, burn, melt and start a fire...

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Is Obesity Hardwired in Our Genes?

New study finds removal of feast-or-famine gene helps aid fat-burning capabilities

Is Obesity Hardwired in Our Genes? New study finds removal of feat-or-famine gene helps aid fat burning capabilities...

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Foodborne Illnesses Are Down In Last Decade

Government report shows some progress in reducing illness

The Centers for Disease Control reports the number of foodborne illnesses each year is still high, but falling....

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World's Toughest Crib Standards Adopted

New standards to become mandatory in six months

World's Toughest Crib Standards Adopted New standards to become mandatory in six months ...

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Drug Misuse Common In Nursing Homes

Consumer Reports Health offers tips on protecting family members from antipsychotic misuse

Drug Misuse Common In Nursing Homes Consumer Reports Health offers tips on protecting family members from antipsy...

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Wondering Where You Should Put Your Money in 2011?

Here are 10 investment tips for next year for those brave enough to jump back into market

Some of the highest paid financial analysts in the world weigh in on where they think you should put your money in 2011...

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There’s a Threat on America's Highways You May Not Be Aware of

Survey shows 20% of eyeglass wearers drive without prescription glasses

One out of every five drivers who should wear prescription glasses aren’t, putting all of our lives in jeopardy...

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Couples Who Don't Marry May Face Unintended Consequences

Financial planners call it the "unmarried" penalty and it can raise havoc around tax time, or during breakups and deaths

You may have heard of the marriage penalty when it comes to taxes, but there are even more penalties for unmarried couples that go beyond tax consequences...

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Pomegranate Juice Found To Inhibit Spread of Prostate Cancer Cells

Scientists say finding could lead to more effective drug therapies

Pomegranate Juice Found To Inhibit Spread of Prostate Cancer Cells Scientists say finding could lead to more effective drug therapies...

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We're Living Longer, But Not Healthier

New research finds today's young adults will spend more of their lives with illness

We're Living Longer, But Not Healthier New research finds today's young adults will spend more of their lives with illness...

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States Crack Down On ‘Deceptive’ Charities

Officials warn consumers to be more wary

More and more states are taking action against charity fundraisers they say are deceiving consumers about how their donations are ultimately used....

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Consumers Warned to Avoid 'Man Up Now' Capsules

Product marketed for sexual enhancement contains potentially dangerous ingredient

Consumers Warned to Avoid ‘Man Up Now’ Capsules Product marketed for sexual enhancement contains potentially dangerous ingredient ...

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Holiday Chefs Beware: Hot Glassware Can Shatter Unexpectedly

Consumer Product Safety Commission asked to investigate glass bakeware

Consumer Reports: Hot Glassware Can Shatter Unexpectedly Consumer Product Safety Commission asked to investigate glass bakeware...

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Study: Where You Live Is Linked to Your Readiness to Retire

Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks first in Retirement Readiness while Los Angeles ranks last

Retirement readiness varies widely in America’s 30 largest metropolitan areas with Minneapolis-St. Paul claiming the top spot ...

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Teens More Likely To Drive Drunk or On Drugs

Survey finds drivers ages 16-25 at highest risk for driving under the influence

Teens More Likely To Drive Drunk or On Drugs Survey finds drivers ages 16-25 at highest risk for driving under the influence...

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Computer Program Helps Kids With ADHD

Study finds Swedish computer game improves working memory, which suffers due to ADHD

Computer Program Helps Kids With ADHD Study finds Swedish computer game improves working memory, which suffers due to ADHD...

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Seasonal Flavors Spice Up Restaurant Menus

Eateries know what their patrons want -- and they provide it

Seasonal Flavors Spice Up Restaurant Menus Eateries know what their patrons want -- and they provide it ...

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Nine Suggested Money Moves For 2011

Consumers urged to maximize their cash in the new year

With the beginning of a new year, consumers can build and protect their wealth by sharpening their budget skills and eight other financial steps....

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Think You Could Retire on $190 a Month?

A survey shows that will be the average monthly income from what Americans in their 50s are saving for retirement

A new survey from Wells Fargo shows the average savings of Americans in their 50 are about one tenth of what they’ll need in retirement...

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Credit Card Usage On the Rise Again

Usage is up, despite what government figures want you to believe

CardHub.com study indicates consumers have gone back to using credit cards even though Federal Reserve makes it look like credit card debt is down ...

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Medical Marijuana Business Attracts Hedge Funds, Venture Capitalists

15 States from Maine to California have legalized marijuana for medical purposes

Legal medical marijuana is becoming a growth industry as more entrepreneurs attract hedge fund and venture capital to start new businesses ...

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Found On Dollar Bills

Chemical migrates from thermal receipts to bills, study says

Two advocacy groups say their tests show the chemical bisphenol A showed up on 93 percent of dollar bills they tested....

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Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline D640 Bikes

The head tube can separate from the frame.

Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline D640 Bikes. The head tube can separate from the frame....

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Avoid Bogus Charities This Holiday Season

The scammers are out there; here’s how to avoid them

Avoid Bogus Charities This Holiday Season The scammers are out there; here’s how to avoid them ...

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The 12 Online Scams of Christmas

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the holiday shopping madness

Here are 12 scams to watch out for if you’re shopping on line and some tips on how to protect yourself from techno-thieves ...

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Payday Loan Collection Scam Is Widespread

Callers threaten consumers, claim they are delinquent on a non-existent payday loan

Payday Loan Collection Scam Is Widespread. Callers threaten consumers, claim they are delinquent on a non-existent payday loan. ...

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S&S Food Warns of Botulism Risk in Dried Fish

Fish may not have been properly eviscerated

S&S Food Warns of Botulism Risk in Dried Fish. Fish may not have been properly eviscerated....

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Meditation: The New Antidepressant?

Study finds regular meditation as effective as medication for many depressed patients

Meditation: The New Antidepressant? Study finds regular meditation as effective as medication for many depressed patients...

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AT&T 'Wins' Worst Cell Phone Derby

Consumer Reports rates U.S. Cellular tops in service, ahead of Verizon Wireless

AT&T 'Wins' Worst Cell Phone DerbyConsumer Reports rates U.S. Cellular tops in service, ahead of Verizon Wireless...

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Young Diabetic Smokers Aren't Urged To Quit By Their Doctors

Study finds despite increased risk for heart disease, doctors fail to counsel young patients

Young Diabetic Smokers Aren't Urged To Quit By Their Doctors Study finds despite increased risk for heart disease, doctors fail to counsel young patients...

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Answer to Distracted Driving Is ‘Common Sense,’ Feds Say

Transportation Secretary says interview remarks advocating technology approach misinterpreted

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he prefers a 'common sense' approach to stopping distracted driving, not a technology-based one....

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Planning Ahead Can Relieve Holiday Shopping Stress

Having a blueprint could turn an annual chore into a thing of enjoyment

Planning Ahead Can Relieve Holiday Shopping Stress Having a blueprint could turn an annual chore into a thing of enjoyment ...

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After Slow Rise, Gasoline Prices Suddenly Escalate

Fears of weaker dollar push pump prices up

The price of gasoline is suddenly rising, mainly over future concerns about a weaker dollar....

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Feds Explore Technology To Disable Cell Phones In Cars

Transportation Secretary shows strong interest

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has expressed strong interest in developing a technology to disable cell phone use by drivers....

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It’s Official, Flu Season Is Here

CDC urges nearly everyone to get a flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports widespread outbreaks of flu, and urges everyone over age six months to get a flu shot....

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Level 3 'Clarifies' Position On Comcast Fees

Dispute between tech firms escalates

The dispute between Comcast and Level 3 Communications over access fees may be a perfect argument for - or against - Net neutrality....

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Is High-Speed Rail Travel in America's Future?

The U.S. lags Europe and Asia but critics say there are reasons for caution

Recent survey shows two out of three Americans would use a high-speed rail service if we had one but opponents say it will cost too much ...

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10 Ways to Save at the Gas Pump

Including grocery stores and warehouse clubs that offer special discounts on gasoline

With gas prices at the pump rising again, it’s always good to know as many ways as possible to reduce the amount you have to pay to get around...

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Confused By a Debt Collector? Here Are Your Rights

Ohio Attorney General offers some advice

Many consumers report confusion at calls from debt collectors seeking what may be non-existent debts....

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Texans Getting Refunds From Debt Relief Firm

Debt Relief USA to pay back $3.7 million

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has obtained a court order requiring a defunct debt relief company to make restitution to customers....

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Your Web Browsing Habits Could Make You Vulnerable To Scammers

Study finds many popular sites use "history sniffing" to see which links users click on

Your Web Browsing Habits Could Make You Vulnerable To Scammers Study finds many popular sites use "history sniffing" to see which links users click on...

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E-Cigarettes: Possibly No Better Than Real Cigarettes

Research finds e-cigarettes contain harmful ingredients but little is known about their effects

E-Cigarettes: Possibly No Better Than Real CigarettesResearch finds e-cigarettes contain harmful ingredients but little is known about their effects...

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Too Much Caffeine Slows Reaction Time; Causes Sugar Cravings

Study finds several reasons why less is more when it comes to caffeine

Too Much Caffeine Slows Reaction Time; Causes Sugar Cravings Study finds several reasons why less is more when it comes to caffeine...

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How to Lease Cars on the Cheap

Or how to escape paying thousands in early termination fees by using a lease trading service

With more people leasing cars the business of trading or swapping leases has grown as well to accommodate both sides of the leasing battle...

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No Limit Credit Cards May Not Be Right for You

Also even though there’s no limit, carrying a high balance could have a negative effect on your credit score

No limit credit cards may sound great, but carrying a high balance could still have a negative effect on your credit score ...

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Repeated Botox Injections Can Lead To Muscle Atrophy

Study finds therapeutic-level doses of Botulinum toxin A can weaken muscles far from injection site

Repeated Botox Injections Can Lead To Muscle AtrophyStudy finds therapeutic-level doses of Botulinum toxin A can weaken muscles far from injection site...

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Government Proposes New Net Neutrality Rules

Not an end-run around Congress, FCC Chairman says

The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a Net neutrality proposal and said the commission will take it up later this month....

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Google Changes Search Rankings to Protect Consumers From Scams

Responds to media report of abusive merchant gaming the system

Google says it has changed its search algorithm so that scammers can no longer user their notoriety to gain access to more victims....

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New Gift Card Rules In Effect This Holiday Season

Federal regulations affect expiration dates and some user

New Gift Card Rules In Effect This Holiday Season Federal regulations affect expiration dates and some user ...

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Toyota Repairing 650,000 Prius Models For Overheating

Safety not an issue, company says

Toyota said it is recalling 650,000 Toyota Prius models to replace a coolant pump that can cause the cars to overheat....

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Technology Used To Help Young Adults Achieve Healthy Weights

Participants in government trials taught to use Web, cell phones, social networking

Technology Used To Help Young Adults Achieve Healthy Weights Participants in government trials taught to use Web, cell phones, social networking ...

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Wal-Mart Case Offers Another Chance for Supreme Court to Strike at Class Actions

Latest opportunity to severely limit group litigation

Wal-Mart Case Offers Another Chance for Supreme Court to Strike at Class Actions Latest opportunity to severely limit group litigation...

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Being Able to Rent a Decent Apartment Is Becoming the New American Dream

So here are some things you need to know about renting that your landlord probably won’t tell you

With more and more Americans becoming renters instead of owners, there are some things your landlord may not want you to know...

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'Kardashian Kard' Riddled With Huge Fees; Sisters Bail Amid Criticism

Prepaid card contains unprecedented $100 activation fee, among many others

"Kardashian Kard" Riddled With Huge Fees; Sisters Bail Amid Criticism Prepaid card contains unprecedented $100 activation fee, among many others...

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Senate Finally Passes Food Safety Bill

Bill easily passes after BPA ban removed

The Food Safety and Modernization Act, containing major food safety reforms, is another step closer to becoming law....

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