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  • Company says no more GMO ingredients in Smart Balance spreads

    Company says no more GMO ingredients in Smart Balance spreads
    Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms.
  • A different sort of consumer issue: Finding a cure for herpes

    A different sort of consumer issue: Finding a cure for herpes
    I get asked a lot of consumer questions. Why is my cable bill so high? How do I stop telemarketers from bothering me? This one was a first. Laura wrote in to say: "Can you please find out what's taking scientists so long for a cure to herpes? I know...

    BBB looks to regain trust with relaunch of Southland branch

    BBB looks to regain trust with relaunch of Southland branch
    The Better Business Bureau wants you to know that it's cleaned up its act in Los Angeles. The organization reached out to me this week to say that a new operation is up and running after the old BBB of the Southland was expelled in March after years...

    Identity theft and impostor scams among top consumer complaints last year, FTC says

     
    The Federal Trade Commission received more complaints about identity theft in 2010 than any other issue. A total of 1.3 million complaints came into the FTC last year and 19%, or 250,854, of those were related to identity theft, the government agency said...

    Shut up and drive

    Shut up and drive
    Earlier this month, the National Safety Council called for a nationwide ban on the use of cellphones while driving, citing overwhelming evidence of the risk of injuries and deaths from driver distraction. California has banned texting behind the wheel...