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Consumer Mortgage relief schemes increase foreclosure risk Mortgage relief schemes increase foreclosure risk (Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is going after 6 more companies that claim to help you avoid foreclosure. This brings the total count to 48- in the crackdown against alleged phony foreclosure rescue operations. In separate actions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brought charges against additional mortgage relief operations. If you're dealing with a mortgage relief company that contacted you first and charged a big fee up front- stop everything and contact your lender.
Consumer 5 features to look for when buying carry-on bags 5 features to look for when buying carry-on bags (Video)
Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. But whatever kind you get, it's got to fit in the overhead bin. Airlines have different maximums they allow. A bag that measures 22 by 14 by 9 inches deep will get you onto most carriers, though some carriers will give you a few inches more.
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 Drain FX: Does it work? Drain FX: Does it work?
Lots of products promise to clear your pipes without having to call a plumber. But even though they contain harsh chemicals, Consumer Reports tests have shown most aren't that effective.
Consumer Early look at Amazon's first smartphone Early look at Amazon's first smartphone
Amazon is getting ready to release its first smartphone named the Fire, this Friday July 25th. Consumer Reports put an early version to the test- to find out if it's worth considering a switch.
Consumer Is there a link between anesthesia and dementia? Is there a link between anesthesia and dementia?
Some people, especially elderly folks, can have problems with their thinking following surgery. These cognition problems can last for weeks -- even months -- after the operation.
Consumer Popular mobile fashion boutique snagged by city permit confusion Popular mobile fashion boutique snagged by city permit confusion (Video)
The owner of a popular local clothing boutique just learned she may be forced to button up some of her business in order to stay legal. She's part of the new and growing trend of turning box trucks into traveling retail stores. But confusion over permits is unraveling part of her business plan, and she's not alone.