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Consumer Payday loan pretender comes clean Payday loan pretender comes clean(Video)
You can always count on the Problem Solvers to warn you about different scams- but this time you're hearing it from one of the scammers. He says he felt guilty after seeing news reports of people losing all their money to the kind of pay day loan scams he was running from India. He agreed to a Skype interview with our sister station in upstate New York.
Consumer Sleep disorder may be linked to dementia Sleep disorder may be linked to dementia
We hear a lot about Alzheimer's disease, but you may not be as familiar with dementia with Lewy bodies. It's the second most common form of dementia in the elderly. Sometimes it can be difficult for doctors to differentiate between the two.
Consumer Hurricane 360 Spin Mop: Does it work? Hurricane 360 Spin Mop: Does it work?(Video)
Between kids, pets and lots of floor traffic, Kiyomi Taguchi she says her kitchen floor requires scrubbing on hands and knees to get really clean. She's been looking for a good mop. The Hurricane 360 Spin mop touts a rotating micro- fiber mop head that picks up dust, dirt and spills. You wring the mop by pumping the built-in foot pedal, which spins the wringing basket to expel the water.
Consumer Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault
This tip is from the family cat, who really wants to use the litter box if you would stop hiding it.

"People get really grossed out and they want to hide the litter box in the laundry room, the basement or out in the garage," said Mikkel Becker, a pet trainer with Vetstreet.com.
Consumer June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
About five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease or some other form of dementia. And that number is expected to rise rapidly as baby boomers age.
Consumer Customers rate local roofing companies Customers rate local roofing companies (Video)
Anyone can claim they know how to install a roof. But the proof is in what happens long after the contractors move on. That might explain why some local roofers stay so busy while others can't nail down a customer. For the Spring-Summer issue of Checkbook Magazine, local consumers weighed in on nearly 50 roofers and rated them based on timeliness, knowledge, quality, overall performance and what they charge.
Consumer Getting a new pet after your dog or cat passes away Getting a new pet after your dog or cat passes away
The loss of a loved one always causes sadness and pain.

When the dearly departed is the family pet, there often comes a time when you ask yourself if you want to get another dog or cat?

Moira Anderson Allen is a trained counselor who she runs the Pet Loss Support website.
Consumer Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better?(Video)
When expanding garden hoses first hit the market they seemed like the perfect alternative to traditional hoses, which can be heavy and cumbersome. The light- weight hoses expand when you turn on the water, then contract when you turn the water off. But after complaints about leaks, the makers of Pocket Hose- touted as the top selling expanding hose brand- are offering a new and improved version called Pocket Hose Ultra.
Consumer Why you can forget about Ginkgo Why you can forget about Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.