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Frontier’s TV + Internet Bundle

April 2nd, 2014

A reader sent us a copy of Frontier’s advertised prices for its TV bundles: But the reader says when he called to sign up for the TV and Internet bundle, Frontier told him he couldn’t have it at the advertised price: I saw this advertisement yesterday. First time I called to get the number

Excedrin Migraine

January 22nd, 2014

In January 2014, a class-action lawsuit filed against Novartis Consumer Health over its marketing and pricing of Excedrin Migraine was removed to federal court. The complaint, which was originally filed in December 2013 in California state court, alleges that the company misleadingly represents Excedrin Migraine will treat migraines more effectively, and is therefore more expensive,

Surface Protection Plus

November 8th, 2013

We got this spam email advertising “Surface Protection Plus,” which is a . . . something. The website doesn’t ever explain quite what Surface Protection Plus is, but it appears to be some kind of floor laminate. We clicked on the links in the spam emails — which by the way is a bad idea

U.S. Cellular Belief Plan

October 2nd, 2013

How long a period does “never” cover? Three years, says U.S. Cellular, making “never” a relatively short time. The wireless service provider promised consumers in 2010 that with its “Belief Plan,” customers would “never” need to sign another contract after their first one to continue receiving benefits like subsidized phones. But over the summer, U.S.

Excedrin Migraine Pain Relief

August 21st, 2013

A reader submitted a tip concerning the pricing of Excedrin Migraine Pain Reliever versus Excedrin Extra Strength Pain Reliever.

Misleading Drug Marketing Might Just Kill You

January 4th, 2013

Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company that made billions marketing its anemia drug Aranesp for unapproved uses, agreed to pay $762 million to settle off-use marketing charges.

Know the Difference Between For-Profit and Nonprofit Schools

January 9th, 2012

The vast majority of private schools are nonprofits, or organizations that put all money earned back into the school.  By contrast, a school that is operated for profit sends money to its owners or investors at the end of the year, and may or may not spend money to improve the school. These true for-profit

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