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Do You Quality For the Earned Income Tax Credit?

You must meet certain requirements to get the low-income tax benefit

The Earned Income Tax Credit Provides low income tax payers the biggest tax benefit....

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Network Shortcomings Plague T-Mobile

Too much speed, too little spectrum stymie growth

Network Shortcomings Plague T-Mobil Too much speed, too little spectrum stymie growth...

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Can You Lose Your Home With A Reverse Mortgage?

Critics say reverse mortgages may be the new subprime trap

Seniors are cautioned to get all the facts before getting a reverse mortgage....

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Credit Unions Have Problems Too

Yes, they're small and neighborly but some are more stable than others

Credit Unions Have Problems Too. Yes, they're small and neighborly but some are more stable than others...

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Suzuki Recalling Motorcycles

Electrical problem can cause stalling, increasing the risk of a crash

Suzuki Recalling Motorcycles Electrical problem can cause stalling, increasing the risk of a crash ...

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U.S. Marshals Seize Food Products At Tennessee Company

FDA acts to prevent distribution of food from rodent-infested facility

U.S. Marshals Seize Food Products At Tennessee Company FDA acts to prevent distribution of food from rodent-infested facility ...

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Best Drugs for What Ails You

Consumer Reports lists the drugs -- plus where to buy them for $4 a month

Best Drugs for What Ails You Consumer Reports lists the drugs -- plus where to buy them for $4 a month ...

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IRS Offers Help for Struggling Taxpayers

Lenient policies extended to individuals and small businesses.

The IRS is taking steps to help taxpayers struggling to meet their tax obligations....

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Svelte 30 Nutritional Consultants Recalls Weight Loss Pills

Pills Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Svelte 30 Nutritional Consultants Recalls Weight Loss Pills. Pills Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient....

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Urgent Recall on Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers

May Contain Undeclared Milk and Undeclared Food Coloring Additives

Urgent Recall on Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers. May Contain Undeclared Milk and Undeclared Food Coloring Additives...

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The Link Between Vitamin D and Kids' Allergies

New study finds children with low vitamin D levels more likely to have allergies

The Link Between Vitamin D and Kids' Allergies New study finds children with low vitamin D levels more likely to have allergies...

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More Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled

Accelerator pedal may become trapped by carpet or floor mat

More Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled. Accelerator pedal may become trapped by carpet or floor mat....

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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million More Cars to Fix Acceleration Problems

Accelerator pedal can be trapped by carpeting or floor mat

Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million More Cars to Fix Acceleration Problems. Accelerator pedal can be trapped by carpeting or floor mat....

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FTC Asks Court to Shut Down Text Messaging Spammer

Operation blasted out text message spam at a “mind-boggling” rate, agency alleges

FTC Asks Court to Shut Down Text Messaging Spammer. Operation blasted out text message spam at a “mind-boggling” rate, agency alleges....

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Rainy Day Accounts Run Dry

New Bankrate poll reveals that only 52 percent of Americans have more money in emergency savings than in credit card debt

Rainy Day Accounts Run DryNew Bankrate poll reveals that only 52 percent of Americans have more money in emergency savings than in credit card debt...

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Don't Fall for Precious Metals Scams

Surging gold and silver prices can carry dangers for investors

The Federal Trade Commission urges investors to watch out for gold and silver scams....

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REI Recalls Novara Fusion Bicycles

Steerer tube can separate from the fork

REI Recalls Novara Fusion Bicycles, Steerer tube can separate from the fork....

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FDA Warns Antipsychotic Drugs Pose Risks in Pregnancy

Entire class of drugs can cause abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptoms in newborns

FDA Warns Antipsychotic Drugs Pose Risks in Pregnancy. Entire class of drugs can cause abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptoms in newborns....

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Illegal Online Cigarette Sales Drop Sharply

Ban on credit card payments and commercial shipping help, study says

Researchers say online sales of cigarettes are down sharply, thanks to bans on using credit cards for payments and commercial shipping firms for delivery....

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Princeton Review Names Best Value Colleges for 2011

University of Virginia is the 'Best Value Public College;' Swarthmore takes private college honors

Princeton Review Names Best Value Colleges for 2011 University of Virginia is the 'Best Value Public College;' Swarthmore takes private college honors...

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Florida Tax Preparer Banned

Feds say tax preparer overstated deductions

The Justice Department has announced another tax preparer has been "banned for life" from preparing taxes....

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FTC Asked to Intervene in 'Natural' Food Fight

Organic watchdog says Peace Cereal misrepresents itself

FTC Asked to Intervene in 'Natural' Food Fight. Organic watchdog says Peace Cereal misrepresents itself....

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Why Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Study suggests it may not be your fault when you oversleep -- really

Why Waking Up Is Hard To DoStudy suggests it may not be your fault when you oversleep -- really...

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Senate Passes Airline Passengers Bill of Rights

Amendment attached to FAA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate has voted to give last year's airline passenger reforms the force of law....

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IRS Raises Interest Rate On Underpayments

Penalties also apply if you pay too little or too late

It pays to make sure the bottom line on your tax form is correct, and that you pay on time....

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More Proof Inducing Labor Is Bad For Mom and Baby

New study finds induction can lead to complications, extended hospital stay and more

More Proof Inducing Labor Is Bad For Mom and Baby New study finds induction can lead to complications, extended hospital stay and more...

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A Year Without Our Bosworth

Oh, the things he might have said, the things he might have done ...

A Year Without Our Bosworth. Oh, the things he might have said, the things he might have done ......

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Cribs, Playpens, Bassinets Cause 9,500 ER Visits Every Year

19-year study finds thousands of babies are injured or killed by their beds annually

Cribs, Playpens, Bassinets Cause 9,500 ER Visits Every Year 19 year study finds thousands of babies are injured or killed by their beds annually...

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Groupon-Style Lawsuit Hits LivingSocial

Daily deal sites violate consumer laws by selling gift certificates with short expiration dates, suits charge

Groupon-Style Lawsuit Hits LivingSocial...

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Malware Threat To Smartphones Rising

There's a new Trojan targeting Android users

As more people use smartphones, more online threats emerge....

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Public Citizen: Plastic Surgery Groups Give Misleading Advice On Breast Implant-Related Cancers

The group is in a battle of semantics with the Plastic Surgery Association over the terminology being used

Public Citizen: Plastic Surgery Groups Give Misleading Advice On Breast Implant-Related Cancers The group is in a battle of semantics with the Plastic S...

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takes Down 111 Suspects

Doctors, nurses, health care companies among those nabbed

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takes Down 111 Suspects. Doctors, nurses, health care companies among those nabbed....

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Got Speed? National Broadband Map Tells You

Federal effort to promote broadband Internet growth

The government has launched the National Broadband Map, an interactive tool to find high-speed providers....

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Redbox Thinks Outside the Box, Plans Streaming Video Service

Single monthly fee will get you movies via DVD and online

Redbox Thinks Outside the Box, Plans Streaming Video Service. Single monthly fee will get you movies via DVD and online....

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Mortgage Delinquencies Fall At End Of 2010

Those who still have homes have an easier time paying for them

The mortgage payment delinquency rate fell in the fourth quarter of 2010....

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Ohio Attorney General Sues BP

Blames pension losses on company's misleading statements

Ohio Attorney General Sues BP Blames pension losses on company's misleading statements...

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FDA Urged To Prohibit 'Carcinogenic' Caramel Coloring

Consumer group says artificial caramel coloring is quite different from real caramel

FDA Urged To Prohibit 'Carcinogenic' Caramel Coloring Consumer group says artificial caramel coloring is quite different from real caramel ...

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Supreme Court Has Several Employment Cases Coming Up

Three class-actions could dramatically reshape the law

Supreme Court Has Several Employment Cases Coming Up Three class-actions could dramatically reshape the law...

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Mothers' Jobs May Be Affecting Their Children's Health

Study finds kids whose moms work are more likely to suffer from asthma, accidents

Mothers' Jobs May Be Affecting Their Children's HealthStudy finds kids whose moms work are more likely to suffer from asthma, accidents...

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Verizon Wireless 'Get It Now' Plan Challenged in Class Action

Suit charges that consumers are slapped with $9.99 monthly charge without documentation

Verizon Wireless 'Get It Now' Plan Challenged in Class Action. Suit charges that consumers are slapped with $9.99 monthly charge without documentation....

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Violent Video Games May Not Be That Harmful

New study reveals young adults may not get desensitized to violent game images

Violent Video Games May Not Be That Harmful New study reveals young adults may not get desensitized to violent game images...

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Financial Confusion May Indicate Dementia

Caregivers should be ready to step in

Researchers say one of the earliest signs of dementia is the loss of the ability to handle money....

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Could Mental Health and Childhood Obesity Be Linked?

Health official says focus on kids' mental health could be more productive

Could Mental Health and Childhood Obesity Be Linked? Health official says focus on kids' mental health could be more productive...

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Domestic Abuse Happens In Teen Relationships, Too

Illinois Attorney General hopes to raise awareness about teen dating violence

Domestic Abuse Happens In Teen Relationships, Too Illinois Attorney General hopes to raise awareness about teen dating violence...

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Oregon Sues Veterans 'Charity,' Says Founder Diverted Funds

Oregon War Veterans Association also made illegal political contributions, suit charges

Oregon Sues Veterans 'Charity,' Says Founder Diverted Funds. Oregon War Veterans Association also made illegal political contributions, suit charges....

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Can You Use A 'Short' Tax Form?

If so, filing your taxes just got easier

If you meet certain conditions, you can use a 'short' form to file your taxes....

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Fight Death With Fiber

Study finds regular consumption of dietary fiber reduces risk of death

Fight Death With Fiber Study finds regular consumption of dietary fiber reduces risk of death...

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Pennsylvania Sues Online Electronics Store

Charges company failed to deliver products, used deception to evade complaints

Pennsylvania Sues Online Electronics Store. Charges company failed to deliver products, used deception to evade complaints....

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EchoStar Buying Hughes Communictions

Satellite TV and Internet providers teaming up

EchoStar has announced it is buying Hughes Communications....

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Apple Said To Be Making Smaller, Cheaper iPhone

Electronics firm hasn't commented

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone, according to various media reports....

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California Deaths After Lap Band Surgery Lead to Lawsuits

Four patients died after responding to 1-800-GET-THIN commercials, suit charges

California Deaths After Lap Band Surgery Lead to Lawsuits. Four patients died after responding to 1-800-GET-THIN commercials, suit charges....

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FDA Announces Approval of 3-D Mammogram Imaging

3-D images could help make detecting and diagnosing cancer easier for doctors

FDA Announces Approval of 3-D Mammogram Imaging 3-D images could help make detecting and diagnosing cancer easier for doctors...

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Don't Let Tax Preparer Talk You Into Anything Shady

Taxpayer ultimately responsible for return

When selecting a tax preparer, make sure it's someone who won't get you in trouble....

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Consumer Group Opposes Sweetener Name Change

High Fructose Corn Syrup could become Corn Sugar

The National Consumers League has asked the FDA to reject a proposal to change the name of a controversial food ingredient....

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Gas Prices Remain Stable But Show No Sign of Retreat

Supplies remain plentiful

The price of gasoline went up again this week, but not by much....

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Consumer Reports Index: Stress Is On the Rise

Consumers face more financial troubles as economy loses more jobs than it creates

Consumer Reports Index: Stress Is On the Rise Consumers face more financial troubles as economy loses more jobs than it creates ...

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Google Adds Two-Step Sign-In Option

Users will need their password and a separate code sent to their mobile device

Google Adds Two-Step Sign-In Option. Users will need their password and a separate code sent to their mobile device....

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Indian Tribes Expand Into Payday Loans

Sovereign tribes build on their success in casinos, tobacco sales

Indian Tribes Expand Into Payday Loans. Sovereign tribes build on their success in casinos, tobacco sales....

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Fish Story: Catfish Impersonating Pricier Catches

Vietnamese catfish passing as sole, grouper and just about everything else

Fish Story: Catfish Impersonating Pricier Catches. Vietnamese catfish passing as sole, grouper and just about everything else....

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Report Suggests Falling Foreclosure Trend

But the numbers could be deceiving

RealtyTrac reports foreclosure actions rose one percent from December to January, but are down sharply year-over-year....

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Guzzling Diet Soda Can Increase Stroke Risk

Diet sodas, high in sodium, can lead to vascular troubles, study finds

Guzzling Diet Soda Can Increase Stroke Risk Diet sodas, high in sodium, can lead to vascular troubles, study finds...

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New and Improved Egg? USDA Says Yes

Humpty-Dumpty's back together again: less cholesterol, more vitamin D

New and Improved Egg? USDA Says Yes Humpty-Dumpty's back together again: less cholesterol, more vitamin D...

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College Scholarship, Grant Information Is Free; Don't Pay For It

Parents, students should never pay for help in getting education grants, assistance

College Scholarship, Grant Information Is Free; Don't Pay For It. Parents, students should never pay for help in getting education grants, assistance....

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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Recalls Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen, and Phenobarbital Tablets

Incorrect labeling could hold dire consequences for patients using the medications

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Recalls Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen, and Phenobarbital Tablets Incorrect labeling could hold dire consequences f...

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Faster Generic Drug Approval May Not Lower Prices

Could make production more expensive, researcher says

The FDA would like to get generic drugs into consumers' hands faster, but a researcher contends that might not be much of a benefit....

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Major Health Care Fraud Takedown

Operation Bad Medicine busts $7 million health care fraud scheme

Major Health Care Fraud Takedown Operation Bad Medicine busts $7 million health care fraud scheme ...

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Last Chance to Disenroll from Medicare Private Health Plan

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Ends on February 14

Last Chance to Disenroll from Medicare Private Health Plan. Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Ends on February 14....

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Think Kids' Shows Are Tobacco-Free? Think Again

Study finds smoking still featured on shows aimed at kids and teens

Think Kids' Shows Are Tobacco-Free? Think Again Study finds smoking still featured on shows aimed at kids and teens...

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Feds Find No Defect in Toyota Electronics

"No electronic-based cause” for unintended acceleration in Toyotas

Feds Find No Defect in Toyota Electronics. "No electronic-based cause” for unintended acceleration in Toyotas...

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Folger, Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Prices Going Up

Starbucks also adjusting prices on a market-by-market basis

Folger, Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Prices Going Up. Starbucks also adjusting prices on a market-by-market basis,...

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New Mortgage Scam Surfaces In Nevada

If you're informed your mortgage has been sold, make sure it has.

Nevada has arrested two men it says fraudulently told Bank of America customers their mortgages had been sold....

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Eating Dark Chocolate Good for Cholesterol Levels

Scientists give us a good reason to eat chocolate... as if we need one

Eating Dark Chocolate Good For Cholesterol Levels Scientists give us a good reason to eat chocolate... as if we need one...

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Instant Tax Refunds Are Just High-Interest Loans

New Jersey officials crack down on expensive refund anticipation loans

New Jersey officials caution consumers against falling for expensive refund anticipation loans, and instead take advantage of IRS freefile....

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Yard Work Isn't Just Boring, It Can Also Land You In the Hospital

Dermatologists urge public to stay safe and rash-free when working outside

Yard Work Isn't Just Boring, It Can Also Land You In the Hospital Dermatologists urge public to stay safe and rash-free when working outside...

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Power Balance Bracelet Faces More Class Actions

Lawsuits follow “no credible scientific evidence” admission by manufacturer

Power Balance Bracelet Faces More Class Actions. Lawsuits follow “no credible scientific evidence” admission by manufacturer....

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Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Taking It To the Street

Agency's Website seeks consumer suggestions, complaints, promises vigorous enforcement

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Taking It To the Street. Agency's Website seeks consumer suggestions, complaints, promises vigorous enforcement....

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Suzuki Recalls Grand Vitara, SX4

Drive belt problem could cause stalling, overheating, power steering failure

Suzuki Recalls Grand Vitara, SX4. Drive belt problem could cause stalling, overheating, power steering failure....

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Should You Take A Loan From Your 401(k)?

There are important issues to consider before tapping into your retirement funds

Though loans against a 401(k) account are becoming more common, some financial experts still consider them risky....

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Bank of America Settles Overdraft Suit

$410 million settlement shows dangers of overdraft protection

Bank of America Settles Overdraft Suit $410 million settlement shows dangers of overdraft protection...

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Drug Okayed To Reduce Risk Of Preterm Birth

Feds approve Makena for at-risk pregnant women under accelerated approval regulations

Drug Okayed To Reduce Risk Of Preterm Birth Feds approve Makena for at-risk pregnant women under accelerated approval regulations...

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California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Patties

May be contaminated with E. coli

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Patties. May be contaminated with E. coli....

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Ways To Love The Planet This Valentine's Day

Cut the clutter and your carbon footprint and still celebrate February 14

Ways To Love The Planet This Valentine's Day Cut the clutter and your carbon footprint and still celebrate February 14...

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Comcast Settles Oregon Late-Fee Suit

Cable provider agrees to provide $16 per illegal fee

Comcast Settles Oregon Late-Fee SuitCable provider agrees to provide $16 per illegal fee...

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Play-Time Might Be The Best Medicine Of All

"Leisure expert" says an active leisure life keeps people healthy mentally and physically

Play-Time Might Be The Best Medicine Of All "Leisure expert" says an active leisure life keeps people healthy mentally and physically...

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Part-Time Jobs Can Cause More Harm Than Good For Teens

Study finds teens who work more than 20 hours a week do worse in school, at home

Part-Time Jobs Can Cause More Harm Than Good For Teens Study finds teens who work more than 20 hours a week do worse in school, at home...

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Family Mealtime Could Help Kids With Chronic Asthma

Study finds consistent, stress-free family meals lead to extra health benefits for asthmatic kids

Family Mealtime Could Help Kids With Chronic AsthmaStudy finds consistent, stress-free family meals lead to extra health benefits for asthmatic kids...

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Escaping Winter Weather to Sunnier Shores? Don't Forget The SPF

Dermatologists urge vacationers to avoid tanning and possible cancer risks

Escaping Winter Weather to Sunnier Shores? Don't Forget The SPF Dermatologists urge vacationers to avoid tanning and possible cancer risks...

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Shaping Beauty Recalls Celerite Slimming Capsules

Supplements not approved by FDA; may cause serious side effects

Shaping Beauty Recalls Celerite Slimming Capsules. Supplements not approved by FDA; may cause serious side effects....

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FDA Approves Gardasil to Prevent Anal Cancer

Drug was previously approved for prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal cancer

FDA Approves Gardasil to Prevent Anal Cancer. Drug was previously approved for prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal cancer,...

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Verizon iPhone Sales Set One-Day Record

Company reports ordering process went smoothly

Verizon Wireless says its first day of iPhone sales went smoothly and set a single-day sales record....

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Feds Issue Warning On Generation 2 Worldwide 'SafetyCraft' BrandDrop-Side Cribs

The cribs pose risks of strangulation, suffocation hardware linked to deaths and injuries

Feds Issue Warning On Generation 2 Worldwide 'SafetyCraft' Brand Drop-Side Cribs The cribs pose risks of strangulation, suffocation hardware linked to ...

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Avandia Labels Updated

Now contain updated information about cardiovascular risks and use in certain patients

Avandia Labels Updated Now contain updated information about cardiovascular risks and use in certain patients ...

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Scientists: Adopt New Exposure Guidelines for Electromagnetic Radiation

Group cites 'biological hazards and risks' from proliferation of wireless technologies

Scientists: Adopt New Exposure Guidelines for Electromagnetic Radiation Group cites 'biological hazards and risks' from proliferation of wireless techno...

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Websites Changed With Selling Cigarettes Online

New York sues six online dealers

New York has filed suit against six Website, saying they broke the law by selling cigarettes on the Internet....

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Ford Recalls 2009-2010 F-150

Door handle spring can fail, causing the door to open

Ford Recalls 2009-2010 F-150 Door handle spring can fail, causing the door to open...

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Debit Card Vs. Credit Card

Sorting out the pros and cons of using the debit card

Debit Card Vs. Credit CardSorting out the pros and cons of using the debit card...

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Reduce Weight Fruta Planta/Reduce Weight Dietary Supplement Recalled

Nationwide and international recall involves undeclared drug ingredient

Reduce Weight Fruta Planta/Reduce Weight Dietary Supplement Recalled Nationwide and international recall involves undeclared drug ingredient ...

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New Jersey Travel Clubs Banished from the Garden State

Clubs and their owner fined, barred from New Jersey for five years

New Jersey Travel Clubs Banished from the Garden State. ...

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Verizon Wireless Reveals iPhone Pricing

Sales start Thursday for existing customers

Verizon Wireless is ready to start taking orders for the iPhone....

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For-Profit Schools Step Up Student Lending to Keep Federal Aid Flowing

Loans viewed as loss leaders, attractive to investors, harm students

For-Profit Schools Step Up Student Lending to Keep Federal Aid Flowing. Loans viewed as loss leaders, attractive to investors, harm students ....

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Airbags Can Be Lifesavers; They Can Also Be Lethal

Shorter drivers often sit too close to the steering wheel, exposing them to serious injury

Airbags Can Be Lifesavers; They Can Also Be Lethal. Shorter drivers often sit too close to the steering wheel, exposing them to serious injury....

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Will Egyptian Turmoil Mean Even Higher Gas Prices?

So far, stability in the market suggests it won't be a factor

Energy prices have remained remarkably stable in the face of Egypt's unrest....

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Government Calls for Stricter, Safer Baby Sleep Products

Could crib bumpers be one step closer to being banned?

Government Calls For Stricter, Safer Baby Sleep Products Could crib bumpers be one step closer to being banned?...

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Mushrooms Can Be Diet Staple, Not Just Pizza Topping

The Mushroom Council hopes consumers will (re)discover the dirt-dwelling veggie

Mushrooms Can Be Diet Staple, Not Just Pizza Topping The Mushroom Council hopes consumers will (re)discover the dirt-dwelling veggie...

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Hefty Price Tag for Healthy Diets

Study finds education and household income have a lot to do with eating properly

Hefty Price Tag for Healthy Diets Study finds education and household income have a lot to do with eating properly ...

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Do You Qualify for The Earned Income Tax Credit?

Millions could take advantage of the credit, but don't realize it

The IRS reminds qualifying taxpayers to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit....

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TV Shopping for Sunday's Big Game?

Make sure you know what you're getting when it comes to the warranty

TV Shopping for Sunday's Big Game? Make sure you know what you're getting when it comes to the warranty ...

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iPhone 4 Glass Prone To Shatter: Lawsuit

Litigation is latest development in widely-discussed 'Glassgate'

iPhone 4 Glass Prone to Shatter: Lawsuit Litigation is latest development in widely-discussed 'Glassgate'...

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