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The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Benefit Of Mobile Apps For Toddlers Questioned

Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

08/07/2013

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Study: 1 In 5 Consumers Had Error In Credit Report

A government study says 20-percent of consumers had an error in their credit report. The study also said 5-percent of consumers identified errors that could lead to them paying more for mortgages, auto loans or other financial products.

02/11/2013

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‘Resolving’ Consumer-Savvy Resolutions For 2013

Businesses know you are ready for a new beginning. But, creative advertisers know this also. And, in many cases, they are preying on your desire to make a new start.

01/01/2013

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FTC Warns About Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

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Government Reviewing Four Loko Malt Liquor Complaints

A carbonated brew guzzled on college campuses is the focus of an intense write-in campaign urging federal regulators to take some buzz out of a sweet alcoholic drink sometimes referred to as “blackout in a can.”

03/01/2012

Consumer are irritated by billing and fee disputes, mortgage fraud, debt-relief services, credit repair and aggressive debt collection tactics.

FTC: Consolidation Companies Could Increase Your Debt

Could some local debt relief companies leave you in more debt?

CBSDFW.COM–12/02/2010