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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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Borders Can't Afford to Pay Publishers for Books

Are bookstores going the way of the drive-in movie theater?

Borders Can't Afford to Pay Publishers for Books. Are bookstores going the way of the drive-in movie theater? ...

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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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10 Ways To Make Your Smartphone More Secure

When it comes to security, treat your phone like your PC

A security firm offers advice to protect your smartphone from malware...

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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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iPhone, Android, Mac OSX Likely Malware Targets in 2011

Hackers turn attention to newly popular devices, systems

Internet security firm McAfee has issued its 2011 threat assessment....

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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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Bank of America Ends Year With Flurry of Lawsuits

Plaintiffs allege a variety of offenses against bank

Bank of America Ends Year With Flurry of Lawsuits Plaintiffs allege avariety of offenses against bank...

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New Facebook Message Asks For More Info In the Name of Security

Security expert weighs in on whether giving Facebook additional info will keep you safe

New Facebook Message Asks For More Info in The Name of Security Security expert weighs in on whether giving Facebook additional info will keep you safe ...

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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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Full-Body Scanners on Incoming Congress' Radar

Scanner industry books non-stop lobbying flights to protect its turf

Full-Body Scanners on Incoming Congress' Radar...

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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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How Bringing Home the Bacon Has Destroyed the Pork Bellies Market

The pork bellies futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is literally in the pits

Trading is almost non-existent these days in the Pork Bellies market and one reason is because bacon has become so popular ...

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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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Alabama Town Stops Paying Pensions; Are Others Close Behind?

Some retirees who were counting on that pension are destitute

A small Alabama city has stopped paying its retired workers pensions signaling that retirees in other financially strapped cities face similar fates...

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The Social Media Sector is Booming, Especially for New Jobs

Job postings related to social media have jumped 600%

If you’re looking for a job, the new area of social networking is one of fastest growing sectors for new positions ...

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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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Seven States To Raise Minimum Wage In 2011

But what about the other 43?

Minimum wage earners in seven states will be getting a pay hike next year...

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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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Don't Let Package Snatchers Spoil the Season

Consumer Reports offers some tips to help make sure your package arrives safely

Don't Let Package Snatchers Spoil the Season Consumer Reports offers some tips to help make sure your package arrives safely ...

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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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Finding Hidden Cash in Your Attic, Closets, and Even Your Garage

It’s the old adage: one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure

With consumers becoming thriftier, what better time to go through your closets and attic and turn your forgotten items into found money...

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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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Balance Problems in Seniors Need to be Checked Out

The Healthy Geezer

Balance Problems in Seniors Need to be Checked Out...

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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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How Would You Like to Invest in Facebook Even Though It's Not a Publicly Traded Company?

The private equity secondary market lets you invest in private companies, but make sure you know what you’re really buying

How Would You Like to Invest in Facebook Even Though It’s Not a Publicly Traded Company?The private equity secondary market lets you invest in private ...

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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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Cold Weather Tips For Your Mobile Phone

How to keep your smartphone working in frigid temperatures

Baby, it's cold outside, which is why you need to keep your mobile phone in a warm place....

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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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Latest Trend Among the Fashion-Conscious: Renting Designer Clothes

It's the latest way of being fashionable without breaking the bank

Renting designer clothes is the latest way of becoming fashionable without breaking the bank ...

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Arizona Charges Bank of America with Mortgage Fraud

Bank has shown 'callous disregard for devastating effects' of its practices, suit charges

Arizona Charges Bank of America with Mortgage Fraud. Bank has shown 'callous disregard for devastating effects' of its practices, suit charges....

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Watch Out For Employment Scams In New Year

Some ways you can tell a real job opportunity from a scam

With millions looking for work, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning offers some advice for avoiding the growing number of job scams....

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Study Reveals Parents' Growing Concern Over Kids' Internet Use

Children spend more time online, less time with family and friends, says new research

Study Reveals Parents' Growing Concern Over Kids' Internet Use Children spend more time online, less time with family and friends, says new research...

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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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Retiring? Here Are the 10 Worst and 10 Best Places In the Country To Do So

Would it surprise you to learn most of the worst places for retirees are in the north while the ten best are in the South?

Surveys from two separate retirement websites reveal the ten worst states and the ten best cities fore retirement...

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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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Feds Launch Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown

Transportation Department urges use of tough new enforcement strategy

Feds Launch Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown Transportation Department urges use of tough new enforcement strategy ...

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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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Discover Bank Sued For 'Deceptive' Policies

Minnesota says cardholders were sold products they didn't agree to buy

The State of Minnesota has sued Discover Bank, accusing it of tricking cardholders into buying financial products....

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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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Feds Seize Food Stored at New Mexico Warehouse

Government action prevents distribution of rodent-infested food

Feds Seize Government-Regulated Food Stored at New Mexico Warehouse Government action prevents distribution of rodent-infested food ...

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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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Seniors, Students Cautioned About Paying For Free Help

If the best things in life are free, don't pay for them

Some companies would like to charge you for doing things you can do yourself for free....

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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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Housing Coalition Wants Probe of Lending Policies Affecting Working Class Families

Group charges lenders with ‘unfair and discriminatory’ policies against working class families

Housing Coalition Calls for Probe of Lending Policies Working Class Families Group charges lenders with ‘unfair and discriminatory’ policies against...

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The Prolonged Economic Meltdown Has Turned Many of Us from Hoarders to Just in Time Consumers

This shift in consumption habits is prompting retailers to change how they peddle their goods

Tapped out consumers who once bought in bulk are now buying only what they need and the retail industry is noticing...

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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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Tired of Paying ATM Fees Just to Get Access to Your Own Money?

Here are some places that let you use rival ATMs for free

If you’re tired of having to pay an ATM fee for using a bank that’s not your own, here are some places that led you use most ATMs for free...

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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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December Is the Deadliest Month For Home Electrical Fires.

Overloaded circuits and poor maintenance lead to damages and even death

How to prevent home electrical fires during December, the deadliest month for electrical fires...

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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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Video Chatting is Becoming More Popular as it Gets Easier to Do

Once the purview of computers, more cell phones allow video chatting

With video calling moving from the computer and the conference room and into the palm of your hand are you ready to see who's calling? ...

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Researchers Find Rare But Serious Statin Side Effect

Statins dramatically reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers note

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report statins, drugs that lower cholesterol, can also have a rare but painful side effect....

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Would You Pay $20,000 to See First Run Movies in Your Home?

A company in California is betting that enough people will

Could this be the beginning of the end for movie theaters as a California-based company offers first run movies into your home for a mere $20,000?...

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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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California Ponzi Scheme Defrauded More Than 100 Victims

'Guaranteed' interest rates of 120% didn't materialize, leaving some victims impoverished

California Ponzi Scheme Defrauded More Than 100 Victims. 'Guaranteed' interest rates of 120% didn't materialize, leaving some victims impoverished....

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Holiday Shopping For Special Needs Kids Can Be Easy

Experts weigh in on the best toys for developmentally delayed children

Holiday Shopping For Special Needs Kids Can Be Easy Experts weigh in on the best toys for developmentally delayed children...

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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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Obesity Groups Urge Sympathetic Hearing For Weight Loss Drug

Weigh drug risks against obesity risks, feds are told

The Food and Drug Administration is deciding whether to approve Contrave, the latest drug developed to combat obesity....

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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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Gay and Lesbian Teens Punished More Often and Severely Than Straight Teens

Study finds LGB teens commit fewer crimes, but face harsher punishment

Gay and Lesbian Teens Punished More Often and Severely Than Straight Teens Study finds LGB teens commit fewer crimes, but face harsher punishment ...

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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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How Military Servicemen and Women Can Get Lower Interest Rate Loans

But you must have incurred your debts before your active duty began

If you’re a member of the military you could qualify for special protection that puts a cap on interest rates for credit cards, mortgages and other loans...

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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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Toxin-Free Lice Killing Device Blows Other Treatment Methods Away

As lice become resistant to insecticides, the LouseBuster offers a green alternative

Toxin-Free Lice Killing Device Blows Other Treatment Methods Away As lice become resistant to insecticides, the LouseBuster offers a green alternative...

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Unemployed? You Can Get An Extra Free Credit Report

Federal law grants the jobless that right, but few know of it

Unemployed? You Can Get An Extra Free Credit ReportFederal law grants the jobless that right, but few know of the right...

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Perdue "Humanely Raised" Claim Bogus, Suit Says

Humane Society files class action on behalf of NJ woman

Perdue "Humanely Raised" Claim Bogus, Suit Says Humane Society files class action on behalf of NJ woman...

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Think Before Booking Bowl Game Packages

Football fans at risk of being scammed as college post-season gears up

Think Before Booking Bowl Game PackagesFootball fans at risk of being scammed as college post-season gears up ...

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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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Illinois Seeks to Close Chicago Area Charity

Group charged with operating illegally

Tis the season to be very careful about which charities you support....

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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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Do We Think We're More Religious Than We Really Are?

Study finds we say we go to services more than we actually do

Do Americans Think They're More Religious Than They Really Are? Study finds we say we go to services more than we actually do...

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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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4G Cell Phone May Not Be a Good Investment

A new report says 4G is a myth

The ads tout the new 4G phone as faster than any 3G phone out there but some are questioning if 4G even exists ...

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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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Money Tight? You May Want to Consider Living off the Land

Here are some simple and inexpensive ways you can become a homesteader

Backyard gardens used to be common among middle class Americans, and with today’s tight economy you may want to start planting ...

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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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BMI Might Be More Important Than Previously Thought

Where we fall on the Body Mass Index scale could determine when we die

BMI Might Be More Important Than Previously Thought Where we fall on the Body Mass Index scale could determine when we die...

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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

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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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