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FTC: Family Raised $187M For Cancer, Spent It On Themselves

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

05/19/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Gas Prices Go Up Faster Than They Go Down?

Most of us don’t have a hard time finding the words to describe our feelings about the record-high gasoline prices facing Minnesota drivers. “Ridiculous” and “crazy” came from some gassing up in Uptown Minneapolis on Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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Government Says It Is Investigating A St. Cloud Data Broker

The government says it will investigate companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers to determine whether they need to improve their privacy practices.

12/18/2012

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General Mills Sites Under Fire For Data Collecting Practices

General Mills is under investigation for the way it markets to children online.

08/22/2012

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Good Question: Does The Do-Not-Call List Really Work?

It’s the year’s busiest shopping season and companies want to get you however they can – even if it means calling you during dinner time.

12/22/2011

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Good Question: Does The Do-Not-Call List Really Work?

It’s the year’s busiest shopping season and companies want to get you however they can – even if it means calling you during dinner time.

11/28/2011