updated 10/18/2006 2:49:46 PM ET 2006-10-18T18:49:46

Check out's new consumer news section at for all the latest news on consumer affairs, the workplace and your career.

Among the changes are two new columns: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Money in Your Wallet, by Laura T. Coffey, and Your Career, by Eve Tahmincioglu.

In addition, the section is home to the weekly ConsumerMan column by award-winning consumer reporter Herb Weisbaum. His column appears every Tuesday along with a podcast. Recent columns can be found in the ConsumerMan section.

(Links to all these columns can be found in the boxes to the right.)

Coffey, a veteran journalist with nearly 20 years of newspaper experience, launched her one-woman crusade to help consumers make smart financial decisions when she fell victim to a scam on a used-car purchase. (Click here to read her story.) Her column, which will appear every Wednesday, offers pithy advice on how to save money on everything from auto insurance to prescription drugs.

Tahmincioglu, whose column will appear every other Monday, will focus on workplace issues and ways to advance your career. Tahmincioglu is author of the recently published book "From the Sandbox to the Corner Office," based on her interviews with more than 50 top executives about the life experiences that molded them, starting from childhood. To read an excerpt, click here.

The section also will feature links to the latest consumer news from partners including "Dateline NBC," BusinessWeek and along with helpful information such as the latest product recalls and where to complain, state by state.

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