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  • How to get the most out of coupon shopping

    Coupons are big business: More than 3,000 manufacturers distribute nearly 330 billion coupons worth an estimated $280 billion every year in an effort to help consumers save money. Coupons are useful when they save you money on what you're already...
  • Web companies need to step up on protecting kids' privacy

    Everybody can agree that the privacy of children needs to be protected when they use the Internet. Young children invite trouble by logging on, posting pictures of themselves, giving out their cellphone numbers, birthdays, home addresses and other...
  • Feinstein wants federal probe of record California gas prices

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether “an illegal short squeeze” is responsible for the soaring price of gasoline in California, which hit another record high Monday. With a regular...
  • At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices

    At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices
    Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
  • Like Feinstein, Boxer urges federal inqury into high gas prices

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is following in her colleague¬†Dianne Feinstein’s steps by calling for a federal investigation into record gas prices in California. Boxer is urging the Department of Justice’s Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working...
  • That debt collector may be a fake

    If you've ever fallen behind on your bills, you know how harassing debt collectors can be. Your phone won't stop ringing, and your relatives may get calls from collectors looking for you, too, which can be embarrassing. If you're intentionally trying...
  • Fighting timeshare resale scams

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Visa have established a joint effort to warn consumers about timeshare resale fraud. Timeshare resale scams have generated a lot of consumer complaints: the FTC says they've "more than doubled in recent years" and the...
  • Indiana AG warns about threatening bad check scam

    Indiana AG warns about threatening bad check scam
    The Indiana Attorney General is warning Hoosiers about phony collection calls that use personal information to scare victims into paying up. Fox 59 first reported on the scam last fall, but now more and more people are falling victim. Ashley Davidson...
  • Shoe company giving $40 million in refunds after claiming its shoes will tone your body

    Shoe company giving $40 million in refunds after claiming its shoes will tone your body
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Wednesday that Skechers, a shoe company, has agreed to pay $40 million after claiming that some of its shoes will tone your body without any extra exercise. Several states filed class-action lawsuits against...
  • Skechers to pay $40 million for false toning shoe claims

    Skechers to pay $40 million for false toning shoe claims
    If you bought Skechers Shape-ups or the company’s other toning shoes but still, somehow, have a flabby rear end, here’s your chance to apply for a refund. Skechers USA Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges by federal...
  • Skechers Comes to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

    Skechers Comes to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    The Attorneys General from 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement with the shoe company Skechers USA, Inc. which resolves claims the company made about their product. S kechers advertised that their...