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Consumer FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges'(Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Bellevue- based T-mobile, claiming the cell phone service provider cashed in, by hiding charges on customers bills. The FTC says the company knowingly charged customers for third- party premium services that T-Mobile knew were not authorized.
Consumer Protecting electronics on vacation Protecting electronics on vacation(Video)
Vacation coming up? Chances are you'll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But if you are thinking of checking them as baggage think again.
Consumer How an aspirin could save your life How an aspirin could save your life
Aspirin is truly a wonder drug. It helps relieve pan and reduce inflammation. And it's also something you might save your life if you're having a heart attack.
Consumer Dealing with dry rot
We all know what happens when lumber stays wet for long periods of time in a poorly-ventilated area. The inside of the wood breaks down and turns to mush. The technical term is dry rot, and it's caused when fungus attacks the wet wood.
Consumer Protect your pets this July 4th Protect your pets this July 4th
Those Fourth of July fireworks can really stress your pets.

"They go into this all-out panic and from the pet's perspective it makes sense," said Mikkel Becker, animal trainer with

Keep your dogs and cats at home, in a safe place.
Consumer Local couple returns money in charity scam settlement Local couple returns money in charity scam settlement(Video)
A Snohomish County couple who claimed to be raising money for local kids just agreed to give back thousands of dollars that never went to charity at all. The state sued the couple last December to stop the unauthorized fundraising activity and just reached a settlement after months of negotiating.
Consumer Lawn mowers that make the cut Lawn mowers that make the cut(Video)
Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from companies such as Craftsman, Toro, and Troy-Bilt on acres and acres of grassy fields in Fort Meyers, Florida and has some recommendations so that you'll get a great cut.
Consumer Portable air conditioners vs window units Portable air conditioners vs window units(Video)
Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can't accommodate a window air conditioner, but many are returned by unhappy customers. So Consumer Reports tested 8 from Honeywell, Haier, Frigidaire and Sunpentown, ranging in price from $250 to more than $500 dollars.
Consumer Consumer Reports rates paints and stains Consumer Reports rates paints and stains
You can spend $50, $60 or almost $70 for a gallon of Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint. They make good products, but Ed Perratore, a senior editor at Consumer Reports, says you can spend a whole lot less and still get top-rated paint at your local home center.