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Scammers posing as the Fed are in season this summer

They call, they email and they mail. They sound official on the phone, or their "notices" look official on paper. It has been a really hot summer for scam artists posing as federal agents or the Internal Revenue Service, trying to get unwary consumers to send them money by intimidating and threatening them.

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Hidden dangers of earbuds, headphones

Chances are, if your son or daughter has a smartphone, tablet or iPod, they have listened to music through headphones or earbuds. With more and more youngsters doing just that, many doctors across the U.S. are seeing an uptick in the number of teens with hearing loss.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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What went wrong for Chris Christie in Iowa?

Just 1 percent of likely Iowa GOP primary voters who participated in a July 20 Monmouth University poll said Gov. Chris Christie was their first choice for president. Only 2 percent named him as their second choice. The poll's director said it seemed as though Christie has given up on Iowa.

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‘War’ for executive talent heats up with improving economy

As the job market improves, so does the demand for high-caliber executive talent in this ever-expanding economy.

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Your taste for new music dies at 33, study finds

Do you believe music was better back when you were younger? That seems to be a popular opinion among parents, and a new online study sheds some light on exactly why.

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Three Dead, Including Suspect, in Shooting at Lafayette, Louisiana Movie Theater

Three people, including the perpetrator, are dead and nine are wounded after an active shooter situation in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday night.

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Pallone proposes legislation to outlaw LGBT discrimination

LGBT discrimination would be outlawed nationwide under a proposed amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, cosponsored by shore Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6).

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Your identity could be stolen…by a family member

Most of us have heard about the long list of breaches at big companies like Target, and even the Internal Revenue Service in recent months, but you might not be aware there's a growing problem of identity theft being committed by people you know and trust.

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Real estate comes out on top in study of long-term investing

A new study by Bankrate.com finds real estate once again tops the list of preferences for long-term investments.

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The FBI is using social media to help catch criminals. (Maxim Kostenko, ThinkStock)
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How the FBI is using social media to solve crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation used to reach out to the public and ask for help in solving crimes by posting "most wanted" posters in Post Offices across New Jersey, but a new effort is under way to connect with people in a different way.

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