Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

July 24, 2011
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Massachusetts Man Smashes Dealership Vehicles After Being Sold A Lemon

A Massachusetts man, who damaged six cars at a New Hampshire dealership, is getting support around the country from those sympathetic to the plight of the consumer who believed he was sold a lemon. A defense fund has been launched for David Cross 42, of Salisbury, Mass., who is facing six counts of criminal...

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Illegal Downloading Movies Can Cost You

July 23, 2011
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Illegal Downloading Movies Can Cost You

Claudette, a nurse in Eastern Connecticut, faces an unenviable choice: Pay as much as $3,000 in an out of court settlement to a Miami lawfirm or take a chance that her full identify is revealed if a porn company files a lawsuit against her for illegally downloading pirated pornographic movies from the Internet. Claudette...

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LIFE GOES ON: Stay Off Spouse’s Roller Coaster

July 23, 2011
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LIFE GOES ON: Stay Off Spouse’s Roller Coaster

STAY OFF THE ROLLER COASTER! DEAR DOCTOR KATHEEN, I’m married to a very moody man.  One minute he’s up, the next moment he’s raging. His temper is explosive and seems to come out of nowhere. He rants for a while and then acts as if it never happened. Unfortunately, I really love him but...

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Safely Dump An Unwanted Time Share

July 20, 2011
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Time share salesmen can be incredibly persuasive. They will show you on paper how you will save big bucks on your vacations by staying in their lovely condos for next to nothing. But what do you do when you discover that after a couple of years you no longer want to go to the...

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Fla Consumer Complaint: Titusville Inn Gouges Shuttle Guests

July 18, 2011
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Here’s a place to avoid: The Budget Inn, in Titusville, Florida. A few days ago, people very dear to me went to Florida to watch the Space Shuttle launch. They wanted to find a place to stay not too far from a good place to watch, any good place to watch. Since nearly a...

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Save Money At The Best Internet Coupon Sites

July 11, 2011
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There are more than 500 Internet sites that offer coupons and discount codes, but most are not worth your time. Thanks to Kelli B. Grant’s SmartMoney column, you now have a list of the best to work with to save lots of money. Coupon Network by Catalina DealNews DropDownDeals  RetailMeNot Coupons.com  Coupon Cabin And...

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Granny Snatching: Battle Over Right To Die

June 29, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Battle Over Right To Die

Usually this column is devoted to issues of elder abuse, or elder care, but today I want to explore another issue that affects the elderly, and is growing significantly and encompasses both elder abuse and elder care simultaneously. As our population ages and useful life far outstrips our life expectancy, we nonetheless are still...

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Diet Soda Can Make Your Fat

June 29, 2011
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“In the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet soda. Two studies presented June 25 and 27 at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego suggest this might be self-defeating behavior,” says Science Daily. “Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University...

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Sunscreen Advice From Consumer Reports

June 29, 2011
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“No one type—spray, cream, or lotion—protected best. We found three Best Buys: Up & Up Sport SPF 30 (Target), No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45, and Equate Baby SPF 50. The Up & Up is a spray while the other two products are lotions. “Although most products were excellent against UVB rays...

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