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Don't Leave the Sunscreen at Home This Weekend

Environmental group reviews 57 more sunscreen products

Just in time for the July 4th weekend, there's more information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) about which sunscreens offer the best protection...

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Chevy Impalas Burn Through Tires, Suit Charges

GM recalled 2007-8 Impalas used as police cars but ignored others

A federal class action claims General Motors' 2007-8 Chevrolet Impalas have defective rear spindle rods that cause wheel misalignment and premature tire we...

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Retailers Stunned By Fed's Final 'Swipe Fee' Decision

Fed raises cap from 12 to 21 cents

The Federal Reserve has raised the cap on the debit card swipe fee from 12 cents to 21 cents...

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What Ever Happened To MySpace?

Social networking site reportedly going for fire sale price

News Corp. is reportedly selling MySpace for $35 million...

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Credit Card Scam Targets Hotel Guests

Someone calls your room and asks you to confirm your card number

Don't let this keep you awake at night, but it's worth remembering that while you're snoozing, scam artists are wide awake, thinking up new ones to separat...

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Reps. Frank, Paul Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill

Legislation would end federal prohibitions against marijuana use and production

They don't have much in common but Barney Frank and Ron Paul agree on one thing: marijuana laws should be set at the state, not federal level....

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Pending Home Sales Jump In May

It's another hopeful sign, but probably not a turnaround

Pending home sales rose more than expected in May...

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Michigan Attorney General Targets Medical Marijuana Law

Says it sanctions criminal activity

Michigan's attorney general says he plans to push for changes in the state's medical marijuana law...

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Infiniti G35, Nissan 350Z Recalled

Clutch may cause car to move unintentionally

Nissan is recalling about 200 Infiniti G35s from the 2003-2004 model years and 350Zs from the 2003-2005 model years.  The cars may have an oversized c...

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Purina Recalls Dry Cat Food in Three States

Cat Chow, Friskies Grillers may be contaminated with Salmonella

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is ...

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Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts May Contain Salmonella

At least 20 cases of illness reported so far

The Food and Drug Administration FDA is warning consumers not to eat alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts from plastic bags labeled “Evergreen Produce” or “Eve...

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Google Offers May Deal Groupon a Bad Hand

Search giant prepares to invade the daily deals market

Groupon, LivingSocial and other daily deal sites may be dealt out of the game if their newest competitor keeps upping the ante....

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West Virginia Sues 'Modeling Agency'

Photographer, supposed agent made big promises but suit says he didn't deliver

Citing numerous complaints of failure to deliver photographs, portfolios, modeling jobs, a pageant, and other services to customers, West Virginia Attorney...

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Cloud Site Dropbox Drops the Ball

Popular data storage site accidentally unlocked users' accounts, suit charges

The Dropbox data hosting service introduced a bug that unlocked its 25 million users' accounts and data for everyone to see, a class claims in California's...

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Illinois Sues Heart Check America

Says firm sells medical imaging many patients don't need

A firm that markets medical imaging scams is being accused of using high pressure to sell long-term imaging contracts that many patients don't need....

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Android Smartphones Have Highest Failure Rate, Blackberry the Lowest

Too many manufacturers, not enough oversight, spells hardware trouble for Androidf

A study finds what many smartphone addicts already know but may not want to admit: Androids have a much higher rate of hardware problems than their competi...

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Study Calls Menthol Cigarette Marketing 'Predatory'

Stanford researchers claim menthol smokes pushed hard in minority communities

Stanford researchers claim tobacco companies target minority teens with menthol cigarettes...

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FCC Seeks $12 Million in Fines Against Crammers

Companies sell services most customers never use and don't know they have

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing fines totaling nearly $12 million against four companies that allegedly charged thousands of custo...

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Ice Cream Shops in Meltdown Over Fox 5 Report

D'Lites Emporium sues after being inducted into "Hall of Shame"

A dispute over "overrun" - the air pumped into ice cream - has led a franchisee of a low-calorie ice cream chain to accuse Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and ...

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Report: Congress To Consider End Of Marijuana Ban

Bi-partisan bill expected today

Political odd couple plan to introduce legalization bill...

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Former Taylor, Bean CEO Gets 40 Months

$2.9 billion fraud scheme led to failure of major mortgage lender

The former CEO of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for his role in a more than $2.9 billion fraud scheme that cont...

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Graphic Warnings Intended to Scare Smokers Into Quitting

All cigarette packs and advertising will soon display the gruesome images

Graphic Warnings Intended to Scare Smokers Into Quitting. All cigarette packs and advertising will soon display the gruesome images...

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New Safety Standards Outlaw Drop-Side Cribs

U.S. hadn't updated crib safety standards for 30 years

New Safety Standards Outlaw Drop-Side Cribs. U.S. hadn't updated crib safety standards for 30 years...

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Study: Portable Pools Pose Drowning Risk

Most accidents occur at child's home

A study in the journal Pediatrics warns that portable backyard pools are a growing danger to children...

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Levaquin Lawsuits: Inadequate Warning of Tendon Damage

The risk of injury triples in older consumers, lawsuits charge

Levaquin Lawsuits Charge Manufacturer Didn't Adequately Warn of Tendon Damage. The risk of injury triples in older consumers, lawsuits charge...

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Don't Fall For Cell Phone Radiation Scams

Best solution is to talk less, use the speakerphone feature

Don't Fall For Cell Phone Radiation Scams Best solution is to talk less, use the speakerphone feature ...

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Scam Artists Discover the MoneyPak

Consumers being swindled when they give out their MoneyPak number

Scam Artists Discover the MoneyPak. Consumers being swindled when they give out their MoneyPak number...

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FDA Warns of Heart Attack Risk for Chantix Users

Smoking-cessation drug is effective but carries some risk

FDA Warns of Heart Attack Risk for Chantix Users. Smoking-cessation drug is effective but carries some risk...

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Coming Soon: TV You Can Smell

Researchers say they added smell to the senses media can stimulate

Researchers says they have proven it is possible to coordinate smells with TV programs...

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2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models Recalled

Rivet may be missing from steering column

2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models Recalled. Rivet may be missing from steering column...

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Foreclosure Filings Hit Four-Year Low

But the housing crisis is far from over

The number of foreclosure filings in May hit its lowest level in four years...

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A New Way to Find a Parking Space

Streetline's "Parker" is a free parking app (not a free-parking app)

A New Way to Find a Parking Space Streetline's "Parker" is a free parking app (not a free-parking app)...

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Lawyers Seek to Tie Zoloft to Birth Defects

Studies have shown the popular antidepressant carries a slight risk of malformations

Lawyers Seek to Tie Zoloft to Birth Defects. Studies have shown the popular antidepressant carries a slight risk of malformations....

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Lower Gas Prices Keep May Inflation Down

But core rates rises at fastest pace in three years

The May inflation rate looks tame, until you look more closely...

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Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats

Restraint buckle can open unexpectedly

Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats Restraint buckle can open unexpectedly ...

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Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal

Using the wrong sunscreen can result in sunburn, or worse

Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal. Using the wrong sunscreen can result in sunburn, or worse...

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Five Bad Ideas for Father's Day

There are lots of things Dad will like. Here are some he won't.

Five Bad Ideas for Father's Day. There are lots of things Dad will like. Here are some he won't....

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Study: Just Working Longer Not Enough To Cover Retirement Expenses

Some people might have to work into their 80s

A new study finds that working past age 65 won't be enough for most people to cover the costs of retirement....

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Walmart Express Makes Its Debut

Smaller stores go after dollar stores, convenience outlets

Walmart Express Makes Its Debut Smaller stores go after dollar stores, mom-and-pop convenience outlets ...

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Richmond Students Charge Medical Tech School Is a 'Sham'

Lawsuit says school lures students with promises of jobs but fails to deliver

Richmond Students Charge Medical Tech School Is a 'Sham' Lawsuit says school lures students with promises of jobs but fails to deliver...

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While Real Estate Declines, Timeshare Sales 'Hold Steady'

But resales by individual owners may be another matter entirely

The timeshare industry says sales of units are steady, but individual owners are literally giving their units away...

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P&G Settles Pampers Suit With Token Payment to Parents

Parents get $1,000, lawyers get $2.7 million, P&G insists parents were wrong

P&G Settles Pampers Suit With Token Payment to Parents Parents get $1,000, lawyers get $2.7 million, P&G insists parents were wrong...

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Researchers Find Brain Receptor that Responds to Nicotine

Targeting the receptor could reduce weight gain after the smoke clears

Researchers Find Brain Receptor that Responds to Nicotine Targeting the receptor could reduce weight gain after the smoke clears...

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Feds Close Down JCT Motor Coach

Bus company an "imminent hazard," Transportation Department charges

Feds Close Down JCT Motor Coach Bus company an "imminent hazard," Transportation Department charges ...

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Groupon Expands Location-Based Deals to Five More Cities

Boston, LA, Phoenix, Seattle, DC can now access same-day-only deals

Groupon Expands Location-Based Deals to Five More Cities Boston, LA, Phoenix, Seattle, DC can now access same-day-only deals...

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Ford Misrepresented Its SYNC Navigation System, Suit Claims

Chicago lawyer wanted voice-activated option but didn't get it

Ford Misrepresented Its SYNC Navigation System, Suit Claims. Chicago lawyer wanted voice-activated option but didn't get it...

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Don't Look Now, But Gas Prices Are Headed Higher Again

Oil traders see shortages ahead

Oil prices soared Wednesday after OPEC members failed to reach a new agreement on production quotas....

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New Jersey Sues Travel Company Owner (Again)

Charged a second time with deceptive marketing prices

The State of New Jersey has filed a second lawsuit against the operator of a vacation package company....

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Senate Refuses to Delay Debit-Card Swipe Fee Cap

"A dark day" for banks but perhaps a bright one for consumers and retailers

Senate Deals Big Banks a Setback, Refuses to Delay Debit-Card Swipe Fee Cap. "A dark day" for banks but perhaps a bright one for consumers and retailers....

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Facebook Weighs In Behind AT&T

Joins Microsoft, Yahoo, rural interests and organized labor in supporting T-Mobile takeover

Facebook Weighs In Behind AT&T Joins Microsoft, Yahoo, rural interests and organized labor in supporting T-Mobile takeover ...

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Banks Hyperventilate at Possible Loss of $16 Billion in DebitCardFees

Last-minute Congressional arm-twisting may yet pull the banks' fat from the fire

Banks Hyperventilate at Possible Loss of $16 Billion in Debit Card Swipe Fees. Last-minute Congressional arm-twisting may yet pull the banks' fat from the...

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Critics: New For-Profit College Regulation Not Enough

Nearly half of all for-profit college students default on their loans

Critics: New For-Profit College Regulation Not Enough. Nearly half of all for-profit college students default on their loans ...

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Things To Consider Before Getting A Student Loan

Rule #1: Student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy

In an uncertain economy, a bankruptcy attorney urges caution in taking out student loans....

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Another Study Links BPA With Lower Fertility

Indian researchers present findings to Endocrine Society

Indian researchers say they have found evidence that bisphenol A (BPA) reduces fertility in mice....

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Sony Hacked Again -- This Time it's SonyPictures.com

More than 1 million consumers' records were stored in plain text, hackers say

Sony Hacked Again -- This Time it's SonyPictures.com/ More than 1 million consumers' records were stored in plain text, hackers say....

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Gas Prices Change Direction This Week

Average price moved up when prices surged in the Midwest

The average gas price moved up a bit this week after prices surged in the Midwest....

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Sony PlayStation Network Back Online

Massive security breach affected more than 100 million accounts

Sony PlayStation Network Back Online Massive security breach affected more than 100 million accounts...

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For-Profit Colleges Face Tougher Aid Rules

Government to require performance standards for graduates

The government has adopted tougher rules that may cut the amount of student aid flowing to for-profit colleges and universities....

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Ice Cream Fans Suffer Melt-Down Over 'All Natural' Claims

Class action accuses Ben & Jerry's, Breyers of misleading customers

Ice Cream Fans Suffer Melt-Down Over 'All Natural' Claims. Class action accuses Ben & Jerry's, Breyers of misleading customers...

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New Medicare Scam Targets Part B Participants

Seniors should be leery of promise of free glucose meter

The attorney general of Nevada is warning seniors about a new Medicare scam....

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