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First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. […]

09/18/2013

Cellphone in hand

Jesta to pay refunds, $1.2M to FTC on cell charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mobile marketing company will refund consumers and pay $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement over claims that it added unwarranted charges to consumers’ cellphone bills. […]

08/21/2013

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Obamacare is coming, and so are the scammers

As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for con artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has […]

08/15/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the […]

08/07/2013

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Senators push for quicker generic drug access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators want to do away with the agreements that pharmaceutical companies make with one another to keep lower-priced generic copies of brand-name drugs off the market. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]

07/23/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

Court: ‘pay to delay’ generic drugs can be illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal […]

06/17/2013

US Senator of West Virginia John D "Jay" Rockefeller IV (AP Photo)

Senate chairman calls for ‘Do Not Track’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning consumers that industry has failed to protect their privacy online, a top Senate Democrat said he will press legislation this year to create a universal “Do Not Track” option for consumers and penalize companies that fail to honor it.

04/24/2013

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Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

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Study: 1 in 5 consumers had error in credit report

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday: 5% of the consumers identified errors that could lead to paying more for financial products like mortgages.

02/11/2013

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IRS cracking down on ID theft, tax fraud

MIAMI (AP) — With tax filing season heating up, an aggressive Internal Revenue Service crackdown is targeting the growing problem of criminals who use stolen identities to seek tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.

02/07/2013

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