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Homebuyers: Do your homework on home warranties

Home sellers hoping to close a deal sometimes agree to purchase home warranties to give their buyers peace of mind. Full story

Ohio lawsuit says Ky. health club chain deceptive

An Ohio lawsuit says Kentucky-based health club chain Urban Active Fitness violates consumer protection law and uses unfair and deceptive business practices. Full story

Group calls for FDA ban of soda 'caramel'

Some chemically enhanced caramel food colorings used in widely consumed cola drinks could cause cancer and should be banned, a U.S. consumer advocacy group urged the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday. Full story

Fed's James Bullard says funding of consumer bureau a worry

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday funding for a consumer protection office established under regulatory reform laws is not based on a clear sense of how much the bureau needs and is a source of concern. Full story

The New Consumer Watchdog

   Insight on her appointment to the new consumer protection agency, with Elizabeth Warren, assistant to President Obama.

ConsumerMan: Warren takes on credit cards

America’s newest consumer advocate has a lot on her plate. Elizabeth Warren's top priority is credit card reform. She wants cardholder agreements to be shorter and easier to understand. Full story

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Financial reform may fall short on goals

Consumer watchdog misses some key players

Financial reform: How it affects you

New rules, but will Wall Street play by them?

Impact of Wall Street reform up in the air

MetLife spent $1.61 million lobbying gov't in 1Q

Genworth spent $980,000 lobbying gov't in 1Q

Hartford Financial spent $450,000 lobbying in 1Q

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  Obama picks Warren to set up consumer bureau

Former Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren was appointed a Special Assistant to the President Friday, giving her influence over the financial industry that lobbied against her. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.