Local Restitution funds now available for deceived consumers
Internet order was accused of using "negative option", meaning consumers who didn't cancel their transactions after an initial purchase were at risk for potentially being charged for hundreds of dollars

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Sports Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons
The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations.

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Technology Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars (Photo Gallery)
The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions.
Technology Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.


Health Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.


Business SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Consumer When the market drops, don't peek at your portfolio
When the stock market drops, a lot of people rush to check their statements to see how much they've lost. Not a good idea, says Manny Schiffres, executive editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Consumer Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuit (Video)
An internet company selling foreign language software just agreed to pay $1,000,000 for what the state Attorney General says was an introductory offer scam.
The state says Philadelphia-based Internet Order and it's CEO Daniel Roitman turned an introductory offer into automatic charges for automatic shipments of foreign language software under the brand name The Pimsleur Approach.
Consumer Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk? (Video)
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.