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Apr162013 Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars 

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Earth Day less than one week away, released a list of its editors' selections for best hybrid cars in terms of value.'s executive editor, Joe Wiesenfelder, said, "Gas prices remain volatile, so as shoppers consider more fuel-efficient options, they should know how effectively hybrids deliver gas mileage for their dollar - if they do at all." analyzed each car's fuel economy and sticker price, with the goal being to find the car with the highest fuel efficiency and lowest base cost.

"Our list helps shoppers looking for a cost-effective, efficient car in just about every size and category that can meet the needs of any car shoppers."

You can see's editors' selections here.

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Foreign Authorities Aid in Breaking Up International Cyber Fraud Ring

CamEl Creative/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Law enforcement officials abroad came together Wednesday to take down an international fraud ring that targeted American Internet shoppers.  The scheme involved eBay, and other similar marketplace websites.  

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. say seven defendants, identified as Emil Butoi, Aurel Cojocaru, Nicolae Ghebosila, Cristea Mircea, Ion Pieptea, and Nicolae Simion -- all Romanian nationals -- and Fabian Meme -- an Albanian national -- who are now in custody in Romania, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Canada, saturated the sites with ads for luxury cars, boats and other big ticket items.  Those items never existed but prosecutors say the defendants duped unsuspecting victims into buying them, sometimes using fake certificates of title, fictitious websites and phony passports.  

The fraud cost millions but has now been dismantled.  
The U.S. government will seek extradition of the defendants in accordance with the appropriate international treaties.

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