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Massachusetts Supermarkets Stake Out Positions on "Pink Slime" in Ground Beef

Walmart, BJ's Wholesale Club, Supervalu (Shaw's) to Carry Pink Slime-Free Beef

12 Red Flags that Could Trigger an IRS Audit

IRS This time of year, people get creative with their taxes. Here are a dozen tip-offs to the IRS that you may be playing fast and loose with your tax return.

6 Blood Tests You Should Ask Your Doctor to Perform

Dr. David Agus, the author of the "The End of Illness" recommends these six blood tests to help your doctor spot potential health problems.

How to Get Big Companies to Pay Attention to Little You

Mad as h*ll It may feel like you're tilting at windmills when you have a complaint but just can't get the company to solve your problem. Here are tips to tackle the corporate goliath.

Thanks for Good Customer Service

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  • Company Tests Cell Calls and Data in LA; VZ on Top
  • Credit Card Skimmers Now Stealing at Gas Stations
  • New Labeling Coming for Sunscreens
  • One Prediction: Inflation Could Hit 15%
  • Buyers Get Annoyed When Prices Drop After Purchase
  • Home Insurance Rates to Go Through the Roof
  • Social Security Goes All Electronic; Checks to Stop

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