Missouri Sues Fax Blasters Unsolicited faxes violate both state and federal laws.
New York Seeks Contempt Order Against Jennifer Convertibles Says furniture dealer is violating 1998 court order barring deceptive practices.
Oil Mergers Blamed for High Gas Prices Public Citizen investigation says excessive consolidation, government inaction spur gas price hikes.
Gateway Closes Stores Struggling computer maker retreats from retail market, pins hopes on eMachines.
Judge Upholds Racketeering Complaints Against H&R Block, Household Class-action suits accuse the companies of conspiring to trick poor customers into taking out high-interest loans.
Pennsylvania Nursing Home Owner Sentenced to Prison Heritage Nursing Home neglected residents, stole millions from Medicaid, court finds.
Credit Counseling Riddled With Fast-Buck Promoters, Congress Finds IRS may revoke non-profit designation of some agencies; criminal prosecution possible.
Feds Charge QVC over Weight-Loss Claims Home-shopping channel had agreed in 2000 not to make unsubstantiated for false claims.
Medicare Wheelchair Rules Faulted Denying wheelchairs causes unnecessary pain and suffering, Medicare Rights Center charges.
"Peel Away the Pounds" Promoters Fined $1 Million Supposed weight-loss product actually does nothing, prosecutors charged.
Seniors Warned About Phony Rx Discount Card Scams Door-to-door scam artists reports in 11 states.
Sears Settles Wheel Alignment Case Will pay $625,000 to settle New Jersey charges it charged for work not done.
Focus Factor, V-Factor Promoters to Pay $1 Million for False Claims No scientific evidence that either supplement is safe or effective, feds charge.
Spitzer Spoils Bank of America's Party Extracts $675 million settlement in mutual fund case.
Consumer Groups Challenge Regional Motor Vehicle Recalls Cars should be made safe in all parts of the country, suit argues.
Fed Clears Bank of America-FleetBoston Merger Will create nation's third-largest bank.
PayPal Settles With New York Agrees to Better Disclose Account Holders' Rights
Feds Probe Sudden Acceleration Surge in Toyota Camry 30 crashes reported so far, including one pedestrian accident.
Minnesota Pension Fund Blasts Pfizer Demand that Pfizer ends blockade of Canadian pharmacies selling to Americans.
Dallas to Equip Ford Police Cars with Fire Suppressant Ford's attempt to shore up fuel tanks inadequate, city charges.
Court OKs Class Action Against H&R Block Suit charges Block gouged clients who filed electronically.
New Jersey Sues Sleepy's Mattress chain selling defective merchandise and failed to keep delivery promises, state charges.
Pfizer Cuts Off Two Canadian Drug Wholesalers Canada won't be "held hostage," drug officials warn.
Bank of America Loses Class Action Suit Illegally tapped Social Security direct deposits, jury finds.
Illinois Couple Sues U.S. Over Drug Reimportation FDA Commissioner named to chair year-long study; critics howl.
More AT&T Rate Hikes Big increase in "co-billing" fee, minimum charges and international mobile-connection charges.
GM Truck Probe Widened Tailgate cable failures implicated in injuries.
Pfizer Cuts Off Selected Canadian Pharmacies Drug companies escalate battle over reimportation.
Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Salesman Arrested Allegedly victimized seniors in central Illinois towns.
Cingular "Wins" AT&T; Wireless Merger will create nation's largest cell phone company. What's the benefit for consumers?
Mobsters Charged in Cramming Scam Millions of consumers bilked in Gambino family operation, FBI charges.
Consumers Blame Drug Companies for High Costs Survey finds 42% blame drug company profits for high prescription prices.
Ford Sport Trac Flunks Rollover Test Test vehicle tipped up on two wheels during fishhook maneuver.
Cancer Drugs, Wheelchairs on Medicare's Cutback List Widespread fraud leads to tighter scrutiny of wheelchair claims.
"Privacy Protectors" Charged with Bilking Consumers Vector Marketing charged nearly $400 for protection that seldom materialized.
Philadelphia Joins Suits Against Ford Police Cars Ford has not done enough to make cars safer, city argues.
Class Action Suit Names Home Depot, Lowe's, Monogram Credit Card Bank "Six Months Interest-Free" is anything but, suits claim.
Wal-Mart Settles Consumer Class Action for $7 Million Massachusetts man also sued Home Depot for not compling with the state's item-pricing regulations.
Equity Residential Case Certified as Class Action Apartment chain charged excessive fees and penalties, suit charges.
FTC Hits "Business Opportunity" Scams Internet Treasure Chest, Vendco, North American Vending agree to settle federal charges.
Tax Anticipation Loans Victimize Cash-Strapped Consumers H&R Block and other commercial preparers drain $1.2 billion from working poor each year.
FTC Opens Hotline for Epixtar Victims Company "crammed" consumers' phone bills.
CMS Settles Federal Charges for $23 Million Firm provided merchants with credit-card payment services
National Health Plan Could Save Billions in Paperwork: Study Harvard researchers say U.S. spends $286 billion on health-care billing.
GM Recalls 824,000 Cars to Fix Power Steering Eight injuries reported so far.
20th Anniversary of AT&T; Breakup More choices for consumers, more confusion too.
Nissan Sentra Recall Announced Other recalls involve Nissan FX, Buick Park Avenue, Volve S40 & V40.
FedEx Buys Kinko's Response to UPS' purchase of Mailboxes Etc.?