FedEx Buys Kinko's Response to UPS' purchase of Mailboxes Etc.?
Apple Offers Battery Replacement for iPod After Consumers Complain Underground movie takes its toll.
AT&T Wireless Leads In Number Portability Problems At&T also reported to be losing the most customers.
GMAC Faces $125 Million Penalty in California Repo Case Company violated California law regarding legal notice to consumers, judge rules.
Report Alleges Massive Fraud in Auto Sales Public Citizen calls for law enforcement crack-down on crooked dealers.
Lenders Ratchet Down Payments to Credit Counselors Rebate program gives way to charitable contributions based on agency's "benefit to consumers."
Wal-Mart Will Decline Some MasterCards Consumers will have to key in PIN to use MasterCard debit cards.
California Study Finds Rampant Fraud in Auto Body Shops Fender benders dispute state's findings.
Consumers Warned About Spanish Lottery Scam Latest foreign lottery scam can mean fat losses.
Illness Strikes Carnival's Legend Cruise Ship Dozens of passengers sickened by stomach virus, fourth such episode on Carnival ships in recent months.
GM Buys Back Noisy Trucks, SUVs "Hundreds" of Sierras, Silverados, Yukons, etc., repurchased to settle lemon law cases.
Cell Phone Numbers Unshackled Court refuses to block new rules allowing transfer of home phone numbers to cell phones.
Ford Offers New Fuel Module for Focus Models Recall-plagued Focus choking on U.S. fuel, Ford says.
Fairbanks Capital To Refund $40 Million To Consumers Company settles federal charges it illegally gouged subprime mortgage customers.
FTC Charges BodyFlex with False Advertising Feds debunk claims of "four to 14 inch" weight loss in "just a few days."
Chrysler recalls 438,000 Jeep Libertys Suspension problem can result in loss of control.
FTC Charges BodyFlex with False Advertising System doesn't lead to rapid weight loss and doesn't take inches off the waist in days, feds charge.
Louisiana Eye Surgeon Fined $1 Million Violated federal rules regarding clinical studies of LASIK device.
OSI Financial Settles Charges Illinois loan broker misrepresented loan terms, FTC charges.
AT&T; Faces $780,000 Do-Not-Call Fine FCC says it got 360 complaints fron consumers who had asked not to be called.
Body Solutions Evening Weight Loss Formula Promoters Settle Federal Charges Company used local radio to hawk its wares.
Qwest Pays Big Refunds in Arizona Company settles suit in hopes of winning approval to sell long-distance in state.
It's Cell Phone Deal Days As Number Portability Nears Nov. 24 is the day when you can take it with you.
FDA Approves Alzheimer's Drug First drug approved to treat moderate to severe disease levels.
Halloween Warning: Decorative Contacts Can Be Dangerous FDA bans some importation of colored lenses.
Credit Counseling Scams On the Rise Consumers need to check organization's credentials carefully.
Taxes, Fees & Regs Add 18% to Cell Phone Bills Consumers will soon be paying $10 per month in fees and taxes.
AOL Will Offer $9.95 Dial-Up Service Hopes to slow customer defections.
Illinois Charges Bernard Haldane Co. With Deceiving Job-Seekers Clients paid for access to "secret job market" that doesn't exist, state charges.
KB Toys Settles Class-Action Lawsuit $3 million settlement will be paid through at-register discounts.
Supreme Court Upholds AT&T Customers' Right to Day in Court Denies company's appeal of Appeals Court ruling on arbitration clause.
Girls Still Going Wild Best Buy, other major retailers, selling DVDs that prosecutors say include underage girls.
Class Action Accuses AOL of Double-Billing Scheme Hundreds of thousands of consumers duped into paying two monthly fees for one service, suit charges.
AOL Employees Complain of Cut-Throat Corporate Culture Lack of diversity, locker-room atmosphere faulted.
Companies Fined $1.5 Million for Safety Violations Murray, Mongoose, Roadmaster, Blue Coral agree to settle federal charges.
Sears to Sell National Tire & Battery TBC Corp. will take over NTB's 226 stores.
Public Citizen Warns Against New Statin Drug Crestor Drug has significant potential to cause kidney damage and failure as well as muscle destruction, group charges.
Feds Upgrade Honda Ignition Probe Key can sometimes be removed when vehicle is not in park.
AmeriDebt Deceives Consumers, Missouri Charges "Nonprofit credit counselor" actually a growth-oriented business, lawsuit alleges.
Wal-Mart.com Enters Contact Lens Business Congress considering legislation to encourage greater competition.
Stewart Finance Charged with Illegal Lending Practices Subprime lender packs additional products onto loans, deceives customers, FTC charges.
Conseco Sells GM Building, May Emerge from Bankruptcy by Mid-September Meanwhile, Conseco loan portfolio reverts to Greentree.
Side Airbags Saving Lives, Study Finds Insurance tests find airbags with head protection cut deaths by almost half.
Illinois Sues Car Dealers Two Chicago-area dealers allegedly took consumers for a ride.
Enough Flu Vaccine This Year Immunizations should begin in October, CDC reports.
Per Capita U.S. Health Care Costs Triple Canada's Harvard study suggests single-payer system more efficient.
Copa Hair System Marketers To Pay $300,000 Customers often got more -- and less -- than they bargained for.
NYC Cracks Down on Car Ads 19 dealerships cited for violations.
Credit "Repair" Promoters Face $1 Million Penalty Claims of a "one-of-a-kind computer disk" untrue.
Student Group Wants to Slice Up Vector In-home knife sales company promises big earnings that often aren't realized.
National Warranty Insurance Company Insolvent "Smart Choice" extended warranties worthless.
Abercrombie to Pay $2.2 Million in "Uniform" Suit California Labor Dept. charged Abercrombie with requiring employees to wear its clothes.
Equifax to Pay $250,000 to Settle Charges It Blocked and Delayed Consumer Calls Delays violated terms of an earlier consent decree.
Feds Probe Durango Steering Problems Upper ball joint in the front suspension could fail, NHTSA says.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car To Refund Millions Company failed to provide customers with liability insurance and deceptively sold supplemental policies, New York charged.
16 South Florida Movers Indicted FBI undercover operation snares 16 companies, 74 individuals on charges including extortion, wire fraud and mail fraud.
Bloussant Breast Enhancement Promoters Must Pay $3 Million FTC charges claims for breast enhancement, increased sexual potency and snore cure unsupported.
Trans Fat Content Will Be Added to Food Labels Trans fatty acids a major contributor to heart disease, HHS says.
Domestic Cars Outpace Euros in Reliability Study GM, Ford up, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Audi down.
Feds Sue Australian Lottery Scam Operator Canadian scam artists targeted elderly Americans.
FDA Warns Against Using STAMINA Rx Over-the-counter drug contains potentially dangerous ingredients, agency says.
Wal-Mart Bans Discrimination Against Gays Giant retailer is one of the last Fortune 500 companies to formally ban anti-gay actions.
Court Seizes Internet Treasure Chest Get-rich-quick scheme worked only for its promoter, feds charge.
General Electric, Merrill Lynch, Clarica Insurance Downgraded Weiss Ratings downgrades 54 companies, upgrades 21.
Feds Issue New Tire Safety Standards Light truck tires must meet tougher speed and endurance standards.
Magazine Solicitors Fined $1 Million Consumers wound up paying much more than expected and were unable to cancel.
Lipitor Recall Expanded Counterfeit versions of the popular drug being sought.
Portable Phones, Portable Numbers Court Upholds Cell Phone Number Portability
Dog Food May Carry "Mad Cow Disease" Infected Canadian cow was used to make dry dog food for export to U.S..
Q-Ray Claims False, Feds Charge No evidence "ionized" bracelet relieves pain, Federal Trade Commission charges.
Leasecomm Settles Fraud Charges, Cancels $24 Million in Judgments Boston company preyed on would-be entrepreneurs.
BestBank Executives Indicted Bank's collapse stuck FDIC with $200 million bill.
"Girls Gone Wild" Producer Gets His Plane Back But Joe Francis still face criminal charges in Florida.
Staples Fined $850,000 for Lying to Its Web Customers About Delivery "Real-time" inventory and "one-day delivery" claims false, FTC charges.
Sony Playstation 2 Defective, Class Action Charges Units stop playing DVDs within a few months of purchase, consumers complain.
Bad-Check Chasers Charged with Fraudently Collecting Millions New Jersey firms threatened consumers to collect debts they did not owe.
Bridgestone Steeltex Tires Recalled Defect can cause tread separation in the heavy-duty tired used in pickups, SUVs and motor homes.
Yale Hospital Will Stop Foreclosures Attorney General charges hospital is misusing its $37 million "free bed fund."
Court Order Snags Cell Phone "Radiation Protection Patches" Patches not shown to be effective, feds charge.
Visa, MasterCard To Pay $3 Billion in Debit Card Suit Retailers save billions, banks lose billions. Consumers? Hard to say.
AT&T Will Run Do-Not-Call List Even though there were more consumer complaints about AT&t's telemarketing practices, company's bid was the "strongest," officials say.
ShopNBC Fined $215,000 For Quackery Disobeyed earlier FTC order to stop making unsubstantiated health claims.
WorldCom Morphs Into MCI WorldCom hopes to exit bankruptcy this summer. Changes name (back) to MCI.
"Married But Lonely" Spammer Nabbed FTC accuses St. Louis man of sending disguised pornography.
Montana Slaps Farmers Insurance for Credit Scoring Premiums higher for consumers with department store credit cards than for those with oil company cards, state charges.
Visa, MasterCard Ordered to Refund Currency Conversion Fees Companies "hid" conversion fees, judge rules. Refund could exceed $800 million.
Minnesota Fines Qwest $26 Million The state may also contest the company's application to provide long-distance service.
Boston Scientific Fined $7 Million Acted in "bad faith" to block latest technology for treating heart disease.
WebNet Fined $1.2 Million for Slamming Company switched customers' long-distance service without permission, FCC charges.
Missouri Fines Axces for Slamming Company snared consumers with supposed sports-car raffle.
Georgia Fines UnumProvident $1 Million A.M. Best lowers Unum's debt rating.
Cell Phone Radiation Suit Dismissed Judge says state courts have no authority in cell phone issues.
71 Life and Health Insurers Downgraded; 22 Upgraded in Recent Review Stock market losses deplete assets.
Ford Settles Van Rollover Suit Judge denounced company's alleged withholding of safety data "almost criminal."
Court Order Closes MedPlan Canadian scheme targets Americans with phony health discount, credit protection, FTC charges.
Debt Relief for Active Duty Military Service personnel and their families should be sure they take advantage of legal protections afforded to active duty military.
VW, Audi Will Finally Replace Defective Ignition Coils Companies squirmed around for more than a year, letting customers twist in the wind.
"Coral Calcium" Claims Debunked Substance has "no unique health properties," medical authorities say.
"Super Zapper" Gets Zapped A magic dietary supplement that cures cancer? Not likely.
California Doctor Wins $31 Million in Suit Against UnumProvident At least 2,500 other suits pending against nation's largest disability insurer.
Breast Cream Developer Settles Federal Charges Promoter agrees to stop making undocumented claims.
Telemarketers Sold Bogus Advance-Fee Credit Cards, FTC Charges Low-income victims lost hundreds of dollars each.
"International Driving Permits" A Scam, Feds Charge Spammers selling useless "permits" for hundreds each.
ConsumerProtectionAgency.us Is a Business, Not an Agency, BBB Warns Web site charges consumers to file complaints.
Hertz, Avis Charging for Frequent Flier Miles As travel slump drags on, so do cost-cutting measures.
Electric Mobility Fined $225,00 by New Jersey Company agrees to clean up sales practices.
Lawsuit Names Sprint PCS, Nextel Missouri attorney general says the companies' bills are misleading.
Quicken Loans Settles Federal Charges Consumers weren't told of their rights to contest adverse credit reports.
Isis Breast Enhancement Claims Deflated Isis promoters must pay up to $22 million in consumer redress.