GOT A NEW PLENTI REWARDS CARD? BETTER CHECK THE FINE PRINT
This new card from American Express lets you earn loyalty points from hundreds of stores and bank them in one place. But there's a big catch: Right now you can only use Plenti points at four of those retailers.
 

FEDS ASK FACEBOOK, GOOGLE & OTHERS TO HELP STOP STUDENT LOAN SCAMS
Scammers who target Americans struggling to pay back student loans often find victims online. Now the federal government is asking Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for help.
 

PODCAST: IS IT REALLY 'MADE IN AMERICA'?
Also: The cost of car insurance for teenage drivers, trans fat on the way out, reverse mortgage confusion and what we know about canine/feline cancers.
 

WHY YOU CAN'T GET OFF THE HOOK FOR YOUR KID'S STUDENT LOAN
It's relatively easy to cosign a private student loan for a child or other family member, but getting off the hook is another matter. Most requests to get a co-signer release are rejected.
 

PODCAST: THE RIGHT WAY TO SHOP FOR A MATRESS
Also: How to find a good gym or health club, what people hate about customer service, elder financial abuse, a library where you borrow cats and things that go on sale in June.
 

FED GIVES PHONE COMPANIES OKAY TO BLOCK ROBOCALLS, BUT WILL THEY?
The FCC says it is legal for phone carriers to block those annoying and illegal robocalls - as well as unwanted spam text messages. Now that they have the green light, will the phone companies provide the screening services their customers want?
 

PHONE SCAMMERS TRICK SALES REPS INTO GIVING OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFO
Criminals are targeting corporate call centers across the U.S. They’re trying to steal money, merchandise or personally identifiable information that gives them access to your accounts.
 

FTC CRACKS DOWN ON DECEPTIVE DEBT COLLECTION TEXTS
Debt collectors are allowed to contact your via text, as long as they follow all the rules. And according to the Federal Trade Commission, some collection agencies do not.
 

PODCAST: SATIFACTION RATINGS: PAY TV, ISPs & WIRELESS
Also: Weight loss scams, the high cost of credit card cash advances, common dog training mistakes and when convenience foods are worth the price.
 

EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTERS SLOW TO ADOPT TEXT-TO-911 TECHNOLOGY
Calling 911 may not always be the best way to report an emergency. The technology is available to text 911, but local dispatch centers must upgrade their systems to make this possible.
 

HOW MUCH DOES A CASH ADVANCE ON YOUR CREDIT CARD REALLY COST?
These small loans are convenient, but they come loaded with fees and a much higher interest rate than average, according to a new survey by CreditCards.com.

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