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Consumer Minute: Online pharmacy crackdown

6:42 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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The FDA is cracking down on illegal internet pharmacie, and this week they took action on over 4,000 websites that illegally sell unapproved drugs. In some cases, these drugs are dangerous to consumers. Letters were sent to website operators, as well as internet service providers, informing them they were in violation of the law. This is part of a global effort to remove these websites and bring criminal charges against those operating them.

More Americans are keeping up with their credit card payments. New numbers out Thursday show that people who were 30 days or more late on their payments fell to an 11-year low. But it's not all good news for our credit. The American Bankers Association says delinquencies rose on home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and home improvement loans.

A new survey finds employers are laying off workers less and less. Lay-offs in September were down 71 percent from a year ago but hiring remains very sluggish.


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