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Feds Charge Get-Rich-Quick Pitchman Bilked Consumers

Promoters claimed big profits lurked in promissory note business

Feds Charge Get-Rich-Quick Pitchman Bilked Consumers Promoters claimed big profits lurked in promissory note business...

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Horizon Hobby Recalls Model Helicopters

The blade can come off and strike bystanders

Horizon Hobby Recalls Model Helicopters. The blade can come off....

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Suit Alleges Heartgard Plus Cover-Up

Drugmaker knew product was losing effectiveness in battling heart worm, fired scientist charges

Suit Alleges Heartgard Plus Cover-Up Drugmaker knew product was losing effectiveness in battling heart worm, fired scientist charges...

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What's On Your Mind? Nationwide, Payday Loan Scam, Vonage

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Nationwide, Payday Loan Scam, Vonage, Dangerous scam and Not my plan....

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Where Are Gas Prices Headed, Up Or Down?

Wall Street giants predict coming price surge

It remains to be seen if consumers will continue to enjoy falling gasoline prices....

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Furnishing a Closet by the Sea

Truman conducts a real-world test of the companies often pilloried by our readers

Furnishing a Closet by the Sea Truman conducts a real-world test of the companies often pilloried by our readers...

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HP Expands Recall of HP, Compaq Laptop Computers

Batteries can overheat and start a fire

HP Expands Recall of HP, Compaq Laptop Computers. Batteries can overheat and start a fire...

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Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Car

Restraining harness is equivalent of canine seat-belt

If you're traveling by car with your dog this summer, here are some ways to keep them safe....

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Illinois Widens Robo-Signing Probe

Attorney General appeals to whistle-blowers

The state of Illinois has widened an investigation into robo-signing practices by major mortgage servicers....

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Report: Commercial Seafood Often Mislabeled

Environmental group finds something fishy about seafood

A report says much of the commercial seafood consumers buy is mislabeled....

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What's On Your Mind? BB&T, Hertz, Dish Network

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: BB&T, Hertz, Dish Network, Not in the driver's seat and Any change changes the terms....

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'Free Vacation' Scam Targeted Spanish-Speaking Consumers

Every contestant ‘won’ but vacations weren't delivered

‘Free Vacation’ Scam Targeted Spanish-Speaking Consumers. Every contestant ‘won’ but vacations weren't delivered ...

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FTC Nails Bogus Debt Reduction Businesses

Multi-million-dollar settlements imposed on several businesses and their owners

FTC Nails Bogus Debt Reduction Businesses. Multi-million-dollar settlements imposed on several businesses and their owners. ...

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Bank of America Pays $410 Million to Settle Overdraft Suit

Millions of customers hit with fees because of debit-card transaction may see partial refunds

Bank of America Pays $410 Million to Settle Overdraft Suit. Millions of customers hit with fees because of debit-card transaction may see partial refunds...

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Suit Charges Fox Car Rental Fleeces Customers for Tolls

Washington woman paid $100 service fee for two $3 highway tolls

Suit Charges Fox Car Rental Fleeces Customers for Tolls. Washington woman paid $100 service fee for two $3 highway tolls ...

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Foreclosures Still Weighing Down the Real Estate Market

Three-year supply of foreclosures drives down prices, slows sales

Foreclosures continue to provide a strong headwind for any potential housing recovery....

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What's On Your Mind? Classmates.com, Grant Scams, Capital One

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Classmates.com, Grant Scams, Capital One, Dialing for dollars and The case of the missing payment....

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AG: Bank of America In Default On Its Duty to Customers

Connecticut AG demands action, says bank “can and should do more”

AG: Bank of America In Default On Its Duty to Customers Connecticut AG demands action, says bank “can and should do more” ...

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eDebitPay Found in Contempt, Fined $3.7 Million

Company offered a bogus "$10,000 credit line," FTC charged

eDebitPay Found in Contempt, Fined $3.7 Million. Company offered a bogus "$10,000 credit line," FTC charged...

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Unlike That Loaf of Bread, the Glass of Wine Has Gotten Cheaper

A good wine hard to find? Not anymore. They're everywhere. Salud

Unlike That Loaf of Bread, the Glass of Wine Has Gotten Cheaper. A good wine hard to find? Not anymore. They're everywhere. Salud ...

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Republicans Accuse Warren of Lying, Democrats Apologize

Taxpayers' time, money wasted, Public Citizen declares

Republicans Accuse Warren of Lying, Democrats Apologize. Taxpayers' time, money wasted, Public Citizen declares...

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A New Look For Barnes & Noble's Nook

Bookseller updates its e-reader and lowers the price

Barnes & Noble says its Nook e-reader has been improved and will carry a lower price tag....

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What's On Your Mind? New Millennium, AT&T, Cheap Tickets

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: New Millennium, AT&T, Cheap Tickets, Slight disconnect and A year is actually 10 months....

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Missouri Warns Of Joplin Tornado Aid Scams

Feds declare public health emergency in Missouri

Missouri's Attorney General is warning Americans who want to aid Joplin relief efforts to be careful of scams....

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Toyota Supersizes the Prius

Prius V is a tall hybrid wagon with lots of cargo room

Toyota Supersizes the Prius Prius V is a tall hybrid wagon with lots of cargo room...

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Google Buys, Closes Sparkbuy

Comparison shopping site focused on laptops

Google Buys, Closes Sparkbuy Comparison shopping site focused on laptops...

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Financial Site Lists 'Worst Credit Cards On The Market'

What's in your wallet?

CardHub.com has listed what it calls the worst credit cards on the market....

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New York, California Launch Anti-Fraud Task Forces

Attorneys general vow to battle evil-doers on behalf of consumers, taxpayers

New York, California Launch Anti-Fraud Task Forces. Attorneys general vow to battle evil-doers on behalf of consumers, taxpayers....

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Surprise! American Families Are 'Financially Fragile'

Study finds middle-class families in weaker position than expected

Surprise! American Families Are 'Financially Fragile' Study finds middle-class families in weaker position than expected...

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New 'Obamacare' Rule Limits Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Premium increases of 10% will trigger a review process

New 'Obamacare' Rule Limits Health Insurance Rate Hikes. Premium increases of 10% will trigger a review process...

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Justice Sues to Block H&R Block Acquisition of TaxACT

Says company is trying to remove a competitor

The Justice Department is suing to block H&R Block's proposed acquisition of a tax preparation software company, saying it would be bad for consumers....

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Panel: Toyota Hasn't Done Enough to Address Safety Issues

But panel says company has made a good start

Safety Panel Finds Toyota Hasn't Done Enough to Address Safety Issues. But panel says company has made a good start ...

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What's On Your Mind? Toyota, Trilegiant, Magic Jack

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Toyota, Trilegiant, Magic Jack, Unauthorized charges, Not talking to each other and Lost points....

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Family Data Plans May Be Next Wireless Push

Pooling plans may offset resistance to tiered pricing

Family Data Plans May Be Next Wireless Push Pooling plans may offset resistance to tiered pricing ...

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Class Action Charges Michaels Was Negligent in Data Thefts

Crafts chain failed to safeguard data, was late warning of customers of the thefts

Class Action Charges Michaels Was Negligent in Data Thefts. Crafts chain failed to safeguard customer data, was late in warning them of the thefts....

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Price of Gasoline Down A Dime In Last Week

States with highest prices see most relief

The average price of gasoline is down 10 cents a gallon in the last week....

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Tobacco Company CEO: Smoking Is Addictive

Altria chief reportedly makes admission in talk with shareholders

The CEO of Altria has told shareholders smoking is addictive and hard to quit....

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FDA Pulls Diabetes Drug Avandia from Retail Sales

The "blockbuster" drug has been linked with increased heart attack risk

FDA Pulls Diabetes Drug Avandia from Retail Sales. The "blockbuster" drug has been linked with increased heart attack risk....

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Court Certifies Class Action Case Against Chase

Bank promised permanent low interest rates, then increased minimum payment

Court Certifies Class Action Case Against Chase. Bank promised permanent low interest rates, then increased minimum payment...

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Judge Dismisses Doctor's Suit Over Online Posting

Patient's son complained neurologist was insensitive

Judge Dismisses Doctor's Suit Over Online Posting. Patient's son complained neurologist was insensitive ...

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Business Credit Cards Put Millions at Risk

Business cards lack protections of Credit CARD Act

Business Credit Cards Put Millions at Risk. Business cards lack protections of Credit CARD Act...

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Inside A Short Sale: A Homeowner Hits A Brick Wall

Second lien-holder has all the power

A desperate homeowner finds little give from his second lien-holder in an attempted short sale....

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What's On Your Mind? Ford, Hotels.com, Maytag

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Ford, Hotels.com, Maytag, Unintentional world traveler, Fed up and Your baby can read, but you can't cancel....

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Circle K Stores Agree to Help Curb Teen Smoking

Stores will step up efforts to stop tobacco sales to underage consumers

Circle K Stores Agree to Help Curb Teen Smoking. Stores will step up efforts to stop tobacco sales to underage consumers....

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Feds Charge Canadian Scam Artists Raked in $450 Million

Consumers were lured into "free" and "risk-free" offers that were anything but

Feds Charge Canadian Scam Artists Raked in $450 Million. Consumers were lured into "free" and "risk-free" offers that were anything but...

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Gold Marketer Faces Federal Fraud Charges

FTC shuts down profitable gold telemarketing operation

The Federal Trade Commission has shut down American Precious Metal's telemarketing operation and frozen their assets....

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A Good Story Is Key To Getting A Peer-To-Peer Loan

Investors willing to listen if you have a credit blemish

Peer-to-peer lending is becoming more of an option for consumers who can't get a bank loan....

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Indiana Do Not Call Law Now Covers Cell Phones

State allows consumers to block telemarketing calls to mobile numbers

The State of Indiana has expanded its Do Not Call list law to include cell phone numbers....

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What's On Your Mind? Dish Network, Whirlpool, AllState

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Dish Network, Whirlpool, AllState, Still not fixed, Doesn't cover everything and Not infallible....

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Massachusetts Probing University of Phoenix

Pressure on for-profit schools increases on both state and federal level

Massachusetts Probing University of Phoenix Pressure on for-profit schools increases on both state and federal level...

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Suit: Hain Celestial Misrepresents Products as Organic

Facial wash labeled as organic contains only one organic ingredient out of 19

Suit: Hain Celestial Misrepresents Products as Organic Facial wash labeled as organic contains only one organic ingredient out of 19...

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Credit CARD Act Doing Its Job, Study Finds

Interest rates and fees are stable, overlimit charges eliminated

Credit CARD Act Doing Its Job, Study Finds Interest rates and fees are stable, overlimit charges eliminated...

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Abusive Online Eyeglasses Merchant Enters Guilty Plea

Used consumers negative comments to game the search engine results

The strange case of online merchant Vitaly Borker is a step closer to conclusion....

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What's On Your Mind? Charmglow, Chevy Malibu, Equifax

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Charmglow, Chevy Malibu, Equifax, Losing control, A suspicious request....

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Chantix Left Four Children as Orphans, Suit Charges

Murder-suicide blamed on side effects of Pfizer's anti-smoking drug

Chantix Left Four Children as Orphans, Suit Charges Murder-suicide blamed on side effects of Pfizer's anti-smoking drug...

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Racketeering Suit Alleges ILD Teleservices Defrauds Millions

Billing aggregator doesn't have the information required by law to process bills, suit claims

Racketeering Suit Alleges ILD Teleservices Defrauds Millions of Consumers Billing aggregator does not possess the information required by law to process b...

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Incentives Returning to Many Toyota, Nissan Dealers

Cash, interest-rate, lease incentives being unveiled in time for Memorial Day

Incentives Returning to Many Toyota, Nissan Dealers Cash, interest-rate, lease incentives being unveiled in time for Memorial Day...

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MacLaren Repeats Stroller Recall After More Fingertip Amputations

More than one million strollers were recalled in 2009

MacLaren Repeats Stroller Recall After More Fingertip Amputations More than one million strollers were recalled in 2009...

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Study: Healthcare Costs Have Doubled in Nine Years

Workers carrying larger share of the burden than employers

Study: Healthcare Costs Have Doubled in Nine Years Workers carrying larger share of the burden than employers...

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Foreclosure Activity Drops Sharply In April

But that doesn't mean things are getting better, analysts say

Foreclosure activity fell in April, mainly because banks are slowing the foreclosure process....

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Michaels Reports Widespread Debit Card Fraud At 80 Stores

Thieves apparently attempted to steal debit card data

Craft store chain Michaels reports debit card readers at 80 stores have been compromised....

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What's On Your Mind? Paula Deen Cookware, Vizio,Unwanted Texts

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Paula Deen Cookware, Vizio,Unwanted Texts, Another flaming TV, Getting the message and Disappearing money....

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Should Children Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?

No, say a majority of parents

More obese adults are opting for bariatric surgery, but it remains controversial for children....

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Study: Congressional Staffers Fear Powerful Lobbyists

Corporate lobbyists flex their muscles on Capitol Hill

Study: Congressional Staffers Fear Powerful LobbyistsCorporate lobbyists flex their muscles on Capitol Hill...

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Prepaid Cards Can Deal Unemployed Workers a Losing Hand

Report reviews 40 states’ unemployment compensation prepaid cards

Prepaid Cards Can Deal Unemployed Workers a Losing HandReport reviews 40 states’ unemployment compensation prepaid cards...

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FBI Warns of Charity Scams Following Southern Tornadoes

Tornadoes spawn cluster of fraudulent appeals

FBI Warns of Charity Scams Following Southern Tornadoes...

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Feds Warn 'Slim Xtreme' Weight-Loss Supplement is Dangerous

It contains a substance withdrawn from the market for safety reasons

Feds Warn 'Slim Xtreme' Weight-Loss Supplement is Dangerous It contains a substance withdrawn from the market for safety reasons...

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Gas Prices Edge Up Again

Is it the end of a recent downward trend?

Gas prices went up today after five straight days of declines....

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What's On Your Mind? DishNetwork, Target, Sirius XM

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: DishNetwork, Target, Sirius XM, You can't assume anything and Nearly $3000 in fees....

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Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 Billion

Will the service remain free?

Microsoft have announced it is buying Skype for $8.5 billion...

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Feds Expand Probe Of Ford F150 Gas Tanks

Owners report straps rust and break

Federal safety investigators are looking into reports that metal straps holding Ford F150 gas tanks are rusting and breaking....

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Study: CARD Act Making A Positive Difference

Pew researchers say skeptics were wrong

A Pew study says the CARD Act has made positive changes in the credit card environment...

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When Did Debt Become The American Way?

Carrying a large credit card balance now considered normal

Consumers are increasing their use of credit again, but why is that a good thing?...

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Facebook a Magnet for Underage Users, Survey Finds

Consumer Reports estimates 7.5 million Facebook users are under 13

Facebook a Magnet for Underage Users, Survey Finds Consumer Reports estimates 7.5 million Facebook users are under 13...

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CyberDefender Faces Class Action Suit

Suit charges RegistryCleaner, other products don't do the job

CyberDefender Faces Class Action Suit. Suit charges RegistryCleaner, other products don't do the job...

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What's On Your Mind? JustFlowers, Disney Cruises, GE

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: JustFlowers, Disney Cruises, GE, Bag check, Not cool and Payday loans, no....

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Bed Handles for Elderly Can Be Lethal

Public Citizen wants rails recalled and banned

Bed Handles for Elderly Can Be Lethal Public Citizen wants rails recalled and banned...

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What's On Your Mind? Gift Cards, DIRECTV, Hotels.com

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Gift Cards, DIRECTV, Hotels.com, Direct contradiction, Mistaken identity and No shield against inconvenience....

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When Self-Esteem Falls, People Pay With Credit Cards

A bad day often results in a visit to the mall

Psychologists warn consumers to put away the plastic when they are feeling blue....

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Dermatologists Make Another Push To Regulate Tanning Salons

Worried that consumers aren't being properly warned about dangers

Dermatologists want consumers to be cautioned about the dangers of indoor tanning....

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New 'Do Not Track' Bill Would Protect Kids Online

Bipartisan measure updates Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New 'Do Not Track' Bill Would Protect Kids OnlineBipartisan measure updates Children's Online Privacy Protection Act...

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Watch Out for Mother's Day Scams

Scam artists are always looking for a plausible-sounding way to get their hands on your money

Watch Out for Mother's Day Scams. Scam artists are always looking for a plausible-sounding way to get their hands on your money....

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Consumers Getting $11.8 Million in Q-Ray Bracelet Refunds

FTC mailing checks to consumers who submitted a claim form

Consumers Getting $11.8 Million in Q-Ray Bracelet Refunds FTC mailing checks to consumers who submitted a claim form...

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What's On Your Mind? Auto Service Warranty, Botox, GE, Trilegiant

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Auto Service Warranty, Botox, GE, Trilegiant, Pain in the neck, Kitchen menace and Playing hardball....

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Defunct Movie-Rental Chains Agree to Rewrite the Final Scene

Vampires reached from beyond the grave to bleed their customers

Defunct Movie-Rental Chains Agree to Rewrite the Final Scene Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery dinged former customers unfairly...

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Investment Income, Retirement Savings at Risk in Budget Battle

Sacred cows won't be safe as Congress looks for revenue

Investment Income, Retirement Savings at Risk in Budget Battle. Sacred cows won't be safe as Congress looks for revenue...

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Suit: Aaron's Rent To Own Spies on Customers

Does rental chain install spyware on computers it rents to consumers?

Suit: Aaron's Rent To Own Spies on Customers Does rental chain install spyware on computers it rents to consumers?...

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UBS Settles Fraud Charges With Feds, States

Charged with bid-rigging in muni bond market

UBS has agreed to a $160 million settlement of charges it rigged the municipal bond derivatives market....

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Sony, Epsilon Are No-Shows Before Congress

Companies say they're too busy to testify about collossal privacy breaches

Sony, Epsilon Are No-Shows Before CongressCompanies say they're too busy to testify about collossal privacy breaches...

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NYC Postal Workers Stole Millions in Phony Tax Refunds

Mail carrier convicted in complex scheme to generate, then steal refund checks

NYC Postal Workers Stole Millions in Phony Tax Refunds Mail carrier convicted in complex scheme to generate, then steal refund checks...

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Don't Fall For Bin Laden Hit Video Scam

The scam is beginning to show up on Facebook

it didn't take scammers long to capitalize on the death of Osama bin Laden....

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Companies Warned About Promoting Unproven STD Remedies

FDA, FTC send warning letters to companies peddling fraudulent products

Companies Warned About Promoting Unproven STD Remedies FDA, FTC send warning letters to companies peddling fraudulent products...

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Suit Claims Muscle-Building Supplement Caused Liver Damage

Magna Drol was recalled prior to victim's purchasing it online, suit alleges

Suit Claims Muscle-Building Supplement Caused Liver Damage Magna Drol was recalled prior to victim's purchasing it online, suit alleges...

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Average Gas Price Poised To Hit $4 A Gallon This Week

We're closing in on that psychological price-point

The price of gasoline continues to rise and is now a few pennies away from $4 a gallon....

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Does It Cost Too Much To Be Healthy?

Researchers find high costs cause many to delay treatment

Researchers say rising health care costs are causing families to put off trips to the doctor and taking medicine....

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What's On Your Mind? Extended Warranties, Priceline.com, Bank ofAmerica

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: Extended Warranties, Priceline.com, Bank ofAmerica, The disappearing extended warranty and Jumping to conclusions...

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Sony Shuts Down Another Game Network After Hackers Attack

Information on nearly 25 million Sony Online Entertainment users swiped

Sony Shuts Down Another Game Network After Hackers AttackInformation on nearly 25 million Sony Online Entertainment users swiped...

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Ticketmaster Settles Deceptive Sales Practices Charges

Maryland objected to ticket resale operation

Ticketmaster has settled charges with Maryland that it engaged in deceptive ticket sales practices....

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Southwest Completes Acquisition of AirTran

Merger opens up lucrative East Coast markets to Southwest

Southwest Completes Acquisition of AirTran Merger opens up lucrative East Coast markets to Southwest...

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Survey: Overdraft Opt-Ins Being Sold with Scare Tactics

Banks succeeded in confusing and wearing down their customers

Survey: Overdraft Opt-Ins Being Sold with Scare Tactics Banks succeeded in confusing and wearing down their customers...

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Florida Sues Three Foreclosure Rescue Firms

State continues to be hard-hit by foreclosures

Florida has sued three more foreclosure rescue firms it says broke the law....

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Medical Technology Students Sue Tri-State Institute

Students complete their studies, only to learn the school was not accredited

Medical Technology Students Sue Tri-State Institute Students complete their studies, only to learn the school was not accredited...

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Government Begins Phasing Out Social Security Checks

New enrollees must use direct deposit

The government this week officially began phasing out the paper Social Security check....

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What's On Your Mind? JC Penny, Toshiba, Prado

Our daily look at consumer reviews

Here is what's on consumer's minds today: JC Penny, Toshiba, Prado, Big help, Another 'free' trial and Avoid debt settlement schemes....

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Obama Urges An End to Oil-Gas Subsidies as Gas Price Nears $4

Cutting subsidies might not cut pump prices but would help the federal budget

Obama Urges An End to Oil-Gas Subsidies as Gas Price Nears $4 Cutting subsidies might not cut pump prices but would help the federal budget...

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Five More Banks Fail - 39 So Far This Year

Fall-out from real estate collapse continues to claim victims

Five More Banks Fail - 39 So Far This Year Fall-out from real estate collapse continues to claim victims...

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