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Lawmakers Call Out Energy Drink Makers For Inconsistent Labeling, Shady Marketing Practices

Despite repeated reassurances to the public that their energy drinks are safe and not marketed to kids, a group of lawmakers is calling the manufacturers of those drinks out for a variety of concerns listed in a new report. From labeling practices to potentially unsafe amounts of caffeine, the report details widespread labeling inconsistencies, questionable marketing practices and how much caffeine is in those beverages.

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Court: Woman Can Keep The Mortgage Modification Bank Of America Said Was An Error

Court: Woman Can Keep The Mortgage Modification Bank Of America Said Was An Error

What happens when Bank of America offers a customer a mortgage modification then tries to foreclose on her home anyway? In the case of a New Jersey woman who was paying her mortgage when BofA claimed her modification offer had been an error, a court took her side, allowing her to keep her home.

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Infomercial Smackdown: MagicJack Talks Trash About NetTalk

Infomercial Smackdown: MagicJack Talks Trash About NetTalk

MagicJack founder Dan Borislow is pissed. And who can blame him? After all, he’s made a fortune selling a plastic dongle that lets you make calls over the Internet for $20 a year, and how he has to deal with upstart competitors like NetTalk, which is offering unlimited lifetime calling for $99. What does Borislow have to say about NetTalk? “The call quality is pathetic. There’s no phone numbers available, and it’s run by a bunch of fly-by-nights with no assets” And that’s the part that’s acceptable for family viewing and users of Nexus One phones. The rest inside.