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Home sales plunge 27 percent to lowest in 15 years

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Sales of previously occupied homes fell to the lowest level in 15 years last month as the economy weakened. Full story...
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Possibly tainted meats sold at Walmart recalled

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Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Full story...
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SpaghettiOs, Marie Callender's products recalled

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Campbell Soup is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs. Meanwhile, Conagra Foods is recalling some frozen meals after they have been possibly linked to a salmonella outbreak in 14 states. Full story...
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Scam paver banned from NC

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A contractor with a history of pressuring consumers into expensive driveway paving work is now banned from all residential paving in North Carolina. Full story...
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Home Sellers Beware

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It can be one of the most stressful ordeals someone can go through; selling a home. But imagine if someone moved into your house before you agreed to the sale. Dan and Karyn Bowman are still getting settled in to their new home in Leland. As for their old home in Wilmington, the family who bought it should be settled in after jumping the gun and moving into the home before they were allowed to. Full story...
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Time, money running out for appliance rebates

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Time is running out to save money on new Energy Star appliances. There's still money left in the North Carolina Appliance Replacement Program. Full story...
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CONSUMER ALERT: Maytag dishwasher recall: Fire risk affects 1.7M

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The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs. The recalled dishwashers were made with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels and sold at department and appliance stores nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010. They cost between $250 and $900. Full story...
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Pender company to pay up for consumer violations

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The attorney general alleged H.A.R.D. Top Asphalt Maintenance and its owner Henry Heil regularly targeted seniors, charging high prices and then performed shoddy work. Full story...
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Two wholesale clubs rationing rice

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You can add rice to the list of worldwide shortage concerns. Two major US wholesale clubs are now rationing rice. Full story...
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Rising food prices hurting consumers

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While rising gas prices get the headlines, rising grocery prices are also chewing through our wallets. Full story...
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Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2007

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Protecting yourself and your money during tough financial times -- that's the message from Attorney General Roy Cooper as he released the list of top ten consumer complaints of 2007. Full story...
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Deadline nears for shipping gifts

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videoThis is crunch time at the Post Office, with folks wanting to make sure they ship their gifts in time for them to arrive by Christmas morning. Full story...
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Online retailers offer Cyber Monday deals

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videoNow it's up to online retailers to bring in the business. Today is "Cyber Monday," the day people go back to work and use their office computer to shop. Full story...
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Retailers do better than expected on Black Friday

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Results are in from Black Friday sales and the nation's retailers are doing better than many thought. Full story...
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Stores see green on Black Friday

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videoIt's dubbed Black Friday, but all retailers saw was green. Stores were packed from dawn till dusk with bargain hunters determined to get their hands on that must-have item. Full story...
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