The company behind FreeCreditReport.com has devised a clever way to avoid having to steer customers to the one site where free credit reports have no strings attached.
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Manufacturers settle class-action suit that alleged they lied about the horsepower of gas-powered lawnmowers.
Every year the FTC compiles a list of problems that drew the most complaints. Here's the new list, which still includes the Nigerian letter scam.
Frugal Zeitgeist holds a Bad Boss Festival to acknowledge the contributions of lousy bosses in blogger's life.
This nonexistent device and numerous others submitted by fictitious companies were approved for Energy Star certification.
New regulations designed to protect consumers from surprises.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.