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Checks Going Out to Victims of Foreclosure 'Rescue' Scam

America's Law Group, The Financial Group, Inc., others ordered to pay redress

Checks Going Out to Victims of Foreclosure 'Rescue' Scam. America's Law Group, The Financial Group, Inc., others ordered to pay redress...

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Internet Crime Report Details Biggest Complaints of 2010

Federal Internet crime-busters list the most common infractions, offer advice

Internet Crime Report Details Biggest Complaints of 2010 Federal Internet crime-busters list the most common infractions, offer advice ...

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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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Car Rental Companies Slow to Respond to Safety Recalls

Federal survey finds only half respond to recalls within a year

Car Rental Companies Slow to Respond to Safety Recalls. Federal survey finds only half respond to recalls within a year....

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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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Consumers Warned About Undeclared Peanuts In Dry Fruit "Kachori"

Could cause serious or life-threatening reactions to those with a peanut allergy

Consumers Warned About Undeclared Peanuts In Dry Fruit "Kachori" Could cause serious or life-threatening reactions to those with a peanut allergy ...

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Continued Use of Osteoporosis Drugs Can Cause Unusual Fractures

Hips are safe, but thigh bones could break say researchers

Continued Use of Osteoporosis Drugs Can Cause Unusual Fractures Hips are safe, but thigh bones could break say researchers...

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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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New Federal Rule Protects Social Security, VA Benefits

The rule limits creditors' ability to freeze and take funds from certain bank accounts

New Federal Rule Protects Social Security, VA Benefits. The rule limits creditors' ability to freeze and take funds from certain bank accounts....

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FDA Traces Sources of Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Next-generation sequencing provides important clues to traceback investigation

FDA Traces Sources of Foodborne Illness OutbreakNext-generation sequencing provides important clues to traceback investigation...

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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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Credit Unions Keep Free Checking Alive

Free checking is still around -- you just have to look for it

Credit Unions Keep Free Checking AliveFree checking is still around -- you just have to look for it...

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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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Texas Takes Action Against New York Electronics Retailers

Two firms accused of bait and switch in offering rock bottom prices

Texas officials caution consumers to be cautious when mail order retailers offer rock bottom prices....

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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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Supreme Court Revives Lap Belt Suit Against Mazda

Woman wearing lap belt was killed; others wearing lap-and-shoulder belts survived

Supreme Court Revives Lap Belt Suit Against Mazda. Woman wearing lap belt was killed; others wearing lap-and-shoulder belts survived....

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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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Verizon Will Subsidize Motorola XOOM Tablet

But customers must sign two-year service agreement

Verizon Wireless customers who sign a two-year service agreement may purchase a Motorola XOOM for $600 instead of $800....

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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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Borders Closings Creating a Bargain Bonanza - But It Still Pays to be Careful

It's easy to get carried away at close-out sales. Here are a few tips for the crafty consumer

Borders Closings Creating a Bargain Bonanze - But It Still Pays to be Careful. It's easy to get carried away at close-out sales. ...

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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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Couple Says Adoption Lawyer Failed to Warn of Son's Medical Problems

Parents say they would never have adopted their son had they known of neurological issues

Couple Says Adoption Lawyer Failed to Warn of Son's Medical Problems Parent say they would never have adopted their son had they known of neurological iss...

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Judge Scolds Obama Administration for Drilling Permit Delays

Judge who struck down administration's drilling ban calls delays 'increasingly unreasonable'

Judge Scolds Obama Administration for Drilling Permit Delays Same judge who struck down administration's drilling ban calls delays 'increasingly unreasona...

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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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Dividend Stocks Can Give Your Investments A Boost

But get sound advice before investing

Investors looking for a better return have turned to dividend-producing stocks....

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Alibaba CEO Resigns Amid e-Fraud Scandal

Probe finds widespread fraud on the business-to-business site

Alibaba CEO Resigns Amid e-Fraud Scandal. Probe finds widespread fraud on the business-to-business site....

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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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Securities Attorney, Five Others Indicted In Stock Manipulation Scheme

Pump and dump scheme left investors holding virtually worthless stock, feds allege

Securities Attorney, Five Others Indicted In Stock Manipulation Scheme. Pump and dump scheme left investors holding virtually worthless stock, feds allege....

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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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New Rules for Mortage Brokers Take Effect April 1

Regulatory change is designed to protect borrowers

The Federal Reserve's new rule covering mortgage brokers takes effect April 1....

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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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Lawsuit Says Military Needs to Overhaul Sex Assault Complaint Process

Service members, veterans say their complaints went basically unaddressed

Lawsuit Says Military Needs to Overhaul Sex Assault Complaint Process Service members, veterans say their complaints went basically unaddressed...

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Woman Sues 'The Help' Author, Claiming Lead Character is Based on Her

African-American maid says book humiliated her

Woman Sues “The Help” Author, Claiming Lead Character is Based on Her African-American maid says book humiliated her...

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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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Delta Sending Its Agents Back to Charm School

Airline finally notices it has a problem relating to its customers

Delta Sending Its Agents Back to Charm School. Airline finally notices it has a problem relating to its customers....

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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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Group Therapy As Effective (and Cheaper) Than One-on-One Therapy

Study finds group therapy could fight depression when meds fail

Group Therapy As Effective (and Cheaper) Than One-on-One Therapy Study finds group therapy could fight depression when meds fail...

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CastleRock Security Named in Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

Consumers were fraudulently billed by the company, lawsuit charges

CastleRock Security Named in Consumer Fraud Lawsuit. Consumers were fraudulently billed by the company, lawsuit charges....

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Booming Online Economy Tempting to Taxing Authorities

Local jurisdictions losing sales tax receipts as e-commerce grows

Booming Online Economy Tempting to Taxing Authorities...

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FDA Warns Against Use of Asthma Drug in Pregnant Women

Terbutaline should not be used to prevent or treat preterm labor.

FDA Warns Against Use of Asthma Drug in Pregnant Women. Terbutaline should not be used to prevent or treat preterm labor....

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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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Complete List of Borders Bookstores to be Closed

Company plans to close one third of its stores as part of bankruptcy filing

Complete List of Borders Bookstores to be Closed. Company plans to close one third of its stores as part of bankruptcy filing....

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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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Despite Knowing Calories In Fast Food, Teens Still Eat Too Many

Study finds teens and young parents notice calories, but it doesn't sway choices

Despite Knowing Calories In Fast Food, Teens Still Eat Too Many Study finds teens and young parents notice calories, but it doesn't sway choices...

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HTC Builds Two New Smartphones Around Facebook

It's a phone for people who are really into Facebook

HTC has taken the wraps off two phones built around Facebook....

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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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Shoppers Sound Off About Supermarkets

Lack of cashiers, hard-to-reach shelves top gripe list

Shoppers Sound Off About Supermarkets. Lack of cashiers, hard-to-reach shelves top gripe list....

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Connecticut Questions Facebook Security Procedures

State legislator's profile was hacked, her friends solicited for money

Connecticut Questions Facebook Security Procedures. State legislator's profile was hacked, her friends solicited for money....

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Social Media Sites Growing As Consumer Comment Centers

Study finds twice as many consumers are posting comments compared with a year ago

Social Media Sites Growing As Consumer Comment Centers Study finds twice as many consumers are posting comments compared with a year ago ...

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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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Daimler AG Folds Smart ForTwo Into Mercedes-Benz

The move will help Mercedes meet strict new fuel standards in 2016

Daimler AG Folds Smart ForTwo Into Mercedes-Benz. The move will help Mercedes meet strict new fuel standards in 2016....

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Bogus White House Greeting Contains Dangerous Malware

Other recent threats include social network misspelling scam, fake receipt generator

Bogus White House Greeting Contains Dangerous Malware. Other recent threats include social network misspelling scam, fake receipt generator....

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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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Eating Berries May Reduce Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Men especially most likely to benefit from regular flavonoid consumption

Eating Berries May Reduce Risk of Parkinson's Disease Men especially most likely to benefit from regular flavonoid consumption...

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IRS: Breast Pumps Now Deductible as Medical Expense

Ruling was long sought by pediatricians

IRS: Breast Pumps Now Deductible as Medical Expense. Ruling was long sought by pediatricians...

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Buying a Home vs. Renting: Which is Better in Today's Economy?

Housing collapse changed the landscape

Whether you should buy a home or rent is not the cut-and-dried question it used to be....

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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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Wells Fargo Accused of 'Reverse Redlining' in Ohio

“Abusive and grossly unfavorable terms” alleged

Wells Fargo Accused of 'Reverse Redlining' in Ohio. “Abusive and grossly unfavorable terms” alleged....

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Suit: Glass Lodged in McChicken Sandwich

This glass wasn't the kind you drink from, plaintiff says

Suit: Glass Lodged in McChicken Sandwich This glass wasn't the kind you drink from, plaintiff says...

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How To Deduct Medical Expenses On Your Tax Return

It all depends on how much money you made

You can deduct medical expenses if you meet certain criteria....

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Super Bowl Attendees Make Good on Lawsuit Threat

NFL issues mea culpa, takes swipe at lawyers

Super Bowl Attendees Make Good on Lawsuit Threat NFL issues mea culpa, takes swipe at lawyers...

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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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Nokia And Microsoft Team Up

Duo hope to create new 'global mobile ecosystem'

The largest mobile phone maker and largest software company are joining forces....

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Home Repair Fraud A Scam For All Seasons

Fraudulent contractors always on the prowl

Home repair fraud seems to be a constant problem, according to consumer officials....

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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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Feds Hope To Reduce Fannie, Freddie Roles In Mortgages

Administration seeks return of private capital to mortgage market

The Obama administration has released a plan to reduce the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the mortgage market....

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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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The Diet Soda-Stroke Risk: More Health Officials Weigh In

Representatives of low-cal food industry claim research is "critically flawed"

The Diet Soda-Stroke Risk: More Health Officials Weigh In Representatives of low-cal food industry claim research is "critically flawed"...

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Blockbuster Rolls the Final Credits, Puts Itself Up For Sale

Moribund movie rental chain hopes a Daddy Starbucks appears … fast

Blockbuster Rolls the Final Credits, Puts Itself Up For Sale. Moribund movie rental chain hopes a Daddy Starbucks appears … fast....

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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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Upfront Fees for Mortgage Assistance Are Now Illegal

Wave of foreclosures has been a bonanza for mortgage relief scams

Upfront Fees for Mortgage Assistance Are Now Illegal. Wave of foreclosures has been a bonanza for mortgage relief scams....

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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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Egyptian Crisis Gives New Life to Travel Emergency Scam

Friend in trouble overseas? Don't be too sure

Egyptian Crisis Gives New Life to Travel Emergency Scam. Friend in trouble overseas? Don't be too sure....

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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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Eating for A Healthy Heart

Simple changes in your diet can make a big difference

Eating for A Healthy HeartSimple changes in your diet can make a big difference...

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Kids Who 'Over-Snack' Get the Worst of Both Worlds

Dietitian urges parents to help their kids snack smarter

Kids Who 'Over-Snack' Get the Worst of Both Worlds Dietitian urges parents to help their kids snack smarter...

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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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Smartphone Sales Surged 72% In 2010

Apple's iPhone comes up the big winner

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare as consumers switch to smartphones....

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Poll Finds Americans Worried About Online Privacy; LegislationImminent

California lawmaker introducing "Do-Not-Track" bill to hamstring online advertisers

Poll Finds Americans Worried About Online Privacy; Legislation Imminent. California lawmaker introducing "Do-Not-Track" bill to hamstring online advertiser...

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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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No-Superbowl-Seats Suit Seeks $5 Million

Class-action suit charges fraud and deceptive sales practices

No-Superbowl-Seats Suit Seeks $5 Million. ...

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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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Identity Theft Cases Down, But Per-Incident Losses Up

New accounts, debit cards more vulnerable to fraud, report finds

Identity Theft Cases Down, But Per-Incident Losses Up. New accounts, debit cards more vulnerable to fraud, report finds....

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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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FDA Approves Pacemaker Designed To Work Safely During Some MRIs

Makeup of some pacemakers can cause conflict with the workings of the exam technology

FDA Approves Pacemaker Designed To Work Safely During Some MRIs Makeup of some pacemakers can cause conflict with the workings of the exam technology ...

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Study: Most Popular Kids Don't Bully, But Their BFFs Do

Researchers find the almost-most-popular kids tend to be most aggressive

Study: Most Popular Kids Don't Bully, But Their BFFs Do Researchers find the almost-most-popular kids tend to be most aggressive...

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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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Displaced Super Bowl Fans Still Irked

Aborted temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium causes huge mess

Displaced Super Bowl Fans Still Irked Aborted temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium causes huge mess...

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Investment Scam on Elderly Results in Nine-Year Prison Sentence

Canadian telemarketer was previously sued by the FTC

Investment Scam on Elderly Results in Nine-Year Prison Sentence. Canadian telemarketer was previously sued by the FTC....

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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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Suit Says MyLife.com is Classmates by a Different Name

Plaintiffs allege fraud, overbilling, incomplete refund

Suit Says MyLife.com is Classmates by a Different NamePlaintiffs allege fraud, overbilling, incomplete refund...

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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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Consumer Credit Increases In December

It's the third straight month that shoppers have put it on the tab

Consumers are increasing their use of credit, which may or may not be a good thing....

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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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Vizio Debuts Its 'Passive 3D' TV

Consumer Reports takes a look -- gives you the pros and cons

Vizio Debuts Its 'Passive 3D' TVConsumer Reports takes a look -- gives you the pros and cons...

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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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Study Reveals Parkinson's Disease Risk Genes

Finding may lead to better diagnosis and treatment

Study Reveals Parkinson’s Disease Risk Genes. Finding may lead to better diagnosis and treatment....

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FCC Hopes for Rural Broadband Expansion

Agency chief wants to use Universal Service Fund to underwrite effort

FCC Hopes for Rural Broadband Expansion. Agency chief wants to use Universal Service Fund to underwrite effort...

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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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Supermarket Experiments With Wine Vending Machine

Wegmans adds a dimension to its popular in-store cafe

Supermarket Experiments With Wine Vending Machine. Wegmans adds a dimension to its popular in-store cafe...

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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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GM Plans to Make Hybrid Technology Standard in Future Models

Buick LaCrosse sedan gets new technology this summer

GM Plans to Make Hybrid Technology Standard in Future Models. Buick LaCrosse sedan gets new technology this summer...

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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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Play It Safe Buying Packers' Merchandise Online

The annual post-Super Bowl buy frenzy is filled with opportunities -- for scammers

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Volkswagen Super Bowl Ads Win Praise

Kellogg Super Bowl ad review pans Lipton Tea, Go Daddy spots

The Kellogg School of Management ranks the Volkswagon Super Bowl ads the best....

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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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Whole Foods Providing More Data About Meat

New label system will describe how animals were raised

While Foods is introducing a new labeling system on meat to tell consumers how the animals were cared for before they were slaughtered....

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Report: Economic Development Could Change Worldwide Face of Cancer

Researchers say preventive measures are key to preventing an increase in certain cancers

Report: Economic Development Could Change Worldwide Face of Cancer Researchers say preventive measures are key to preventing an increase in certain canc...

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Suit Accuses JPMorgan Chase of Aiding Madoff

Bank says suit charging complicity in the investment fraud is meritless

The bankruptcy trustee representing victims of Bernie Madoff accuses a major bank of turning a blind eye to the Ponzi scheme....

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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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Kids and Racy Superbowl Commercials Don't Have To Mix

How to deal with inappropriate ads when your family watches the big game

Kids and Racy Superbowl Commercials Don't Have To Mix How to deal with inappropriate ads when your family watches the big game...

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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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A Walk in the Park May Be More Beneficial Than Spin Class

U.K. study finds exercising in nature has added mental health benefits

A Walk in the Park May Be More Beneficial Than Spin Class U.K. study finds exercising in nature has added mental health benefits...

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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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Class Action Lawsuit Targets Jimmy Carter's Book

Action says “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” contains falsehoods

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Jimmy Carter's Book Action says “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” contains falsehoods...

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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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NYC Taxi Driver Files Class Action Against Cab Company

Details financial hardships, exposes tough nature of job

NYC Taxi Driver Files Class Action Against Cab Company Details financial hardships, exposes tough nature of job...

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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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Policyholder Wins Right to Challenge Settlement of Farmers Insurance Suit

Settlement would let insurance companies keep most of the money.

Policyholder Wins Right to Challenge Settlement of Farmers Insurance Suit. Settlement would let insurance companies keep most of the money. ...

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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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California Mom Sues Nutella Hazelnut Spread Manufacturer

Supposedly healthy breakfast food is "next best thing to a candy bar," suit charges

California Mom Sues Nutella Hazelnut Spread Manufacturer. Supposedly healthy breakfast food is "next best thing to a candy bar," suit charges. ...

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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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Deducting the Business Use of Your Home

It's a helpful deduction, but follow the rules closely

The IRS allows you to deduct the business use of your home, but there are many rules that must be followed....

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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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Forbes Ranks America's 'Most Miserable' Cities

California places eight cities in the top 20

It's not exactly a happy time in America these days and Forbes tracks the 20 most miserable cities....

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Suit: Toshiba U.S. Discriminates Against Female Employees

Complaint seeks to represent nationwide class

Suit: Toshiba U.S. Discriminates Against Female Employees Complaint seeks to represent nationwide class...

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Safeway Sued For Not Notifying Customers of Salmonella Recall

Other grocery chains use loyalty club data to warn customers of recalls, suit claims

Safeway Sued For Not Notifying Customers of Salmonella Recall. Other grocery chains use loyalty club data to warn customers of recalls, suit claims....

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Credit Report Resellers Settle FTC Charges

Security failures gave hackers access to consumers' personal data

Credit Report Resellers Settle FTC Charges. Security failures gave hackers access to consumers' personal data....

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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

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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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Not Everyone Is Saving For Retirement

Meeting today's needs seem to take priority

A new poll by Harris Interactive finds a significant number of consumers approaching retirement have little or now savings....

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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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Five 'Flags' To Avoid At A Super Bowl Viewing Party

Consumer Reports offers tips for a penalty free game day

Five 'Flags' To Avoid At A Super Bowl Viewing Party Consumer Reports offers tips for a penalty free game day ...

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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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Air Travel Nightmare Shaping Up This Week

Thousands of flights have already been cancelled, more likely to follow

A 2,000 mile long storm is making air travel very difficult this week....

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Americans Not Controlling High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol

80% of adults with uncontrolled blood pressure or high cholesterol have insurance

Americans Not Being Treated Effectively for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol. 80% of adults with uncontrolled blood pressure or high cholesterol have ...

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Sticking To A Budget When Prices Go Up

Rising prices pose a challenge

Officially, inflation remains low but some prices are rising, making it harder to stick to a budget....

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Chrysler Warns Fiat Dealers to Avoid Haggling

Maybe the Saturn experience wasn't all in vain?

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Chinese National Faces Sentencing in Counterfeit Diet Drug Case

Superslim, 2 Day Diet, Meitzitang were illegally marketed as dietary supplements

Chinese National Faces Sentencing in Counterfeit Diet Drug Case. Superslim, 2 Day Diet, Meitzitang were illegally marketed as dietary supplements...

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West Virginia Sues DirectBuy Over Sales Tactics

Charges discount club with coercion and deception

The State of West Virginia has sued DirectBuy, Inc., charging its sales tactics violate the law....

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New Jersey Drapes Shop Faces Fraud Charges

Consumers say they paid for blinds but received nothing

The State of New Jersey has filed suit against a custom drapes and blinds shop, saying it defrauded consumers....

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Feds Reach Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement With H&RBlock

Tax preparation firm will make greater efforts to facilitate communication with its disabled clients

Feds Reach Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement With H&R BlockTax preparation firm will make greater efforts to facilitate communication with its...

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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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iPhone Suit Says AT&T Overcharges for Data Use

Carrier also accused of billing for phantom data traffic

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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

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iPhone 4 Glass Prone To Shatter: Lawsuit

Litigation is latest development in widely-discussed 'Glassgate'

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