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FDA Rules Trans-Fats Are Unsafe

Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the FDA is finishing the job.

Has Google Gone Too Far With Gmail Ads?

Google's decision to revamp the way it presents Gmail by divvying up incoming email into different category folders is making some users increasingly unhappy.

5 Great Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

When it comes to holiday shopping, not all credit cards are created equal. The best card to choose depends on the kind of shopper you are. But no matter how you do your holiday shopping, there's one credit card strategy to avoid.

4 Types of 'Social Shopper': Which One Are You?

In a digital era defined by sites like Facebook, Foursquare and Groupon, a new breed of consumers has emerged: social shoppers, people increasingly relying on the wisdom of the digital crowd to help them make their purchasing decisions. Sound like someone you know? Read on ...

Weak Economy Is a Boom Time for Financial Scammers

Millions of Americans fall victim to financial scams every year, and since the downturn began, many of those cons have been tailored to lure those suffering the most in our shaky economy: work-at-home schemes, fake mortgage modification services, fraudulent job opportunities and a host of unpleasant others.

Gas Prices Drain U.S. Consumers' Tax-Cut Savings

Americans are earning and spending more, but a lot of the extra money is going down their gas tanks. Gas prices have drained more than half the extra cash Americans are getting this year from a cut in Social Security taxes.