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Health insurance safe for now from fight over federal subsidies

July 25, 2014—Consumers who purchase subsidized health insurance through markets that are run by the federal government likely have no reason to worry about a federal courts clash that challenges the legality of such subsidies, three independent health-insurance experts tell Consumers Digest.

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Feds bring hammer down on mortgage-relief scammers

July 25, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission filed nine lawsuits against individuals and companies that collected at least $25 million in illegal advance fees for mortgage-relief services.

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FDA gives green light to blood-cancer medication

July 24, 2014—Idelalisib, which is marketed as Zydelig by manufacturer Gilead Sciences, can be used in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) to treat patients whose chronic lymphocytic leukemia has returned, or relapsed.

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FTC says company failed to vet ‘Made in USA’ labeling claims

July 22, 2014—A company that sells a “Made in USA” certification seal to marketers today agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by allowing companies to use the seal without independently verifying that those companies’ products were made in the United States.

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Mars recalls rice because of unlisted barley

July 18, 2014—Mars Food North America recalled Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn, because the product might contain barley, which is a source of gluten that isn’t listed on the ingredient label.