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Jul 31 2015

Ask Stacy: What Happens If My Investment Account Is Hacked?

You’d assume that if the money in your IRA or 401(k) is stolen, you’re covered. Bad assumption. If you’ve got any kind of brokerage account, stop what you’re doing and read this

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Jul 31 2015

Which is Healthier: Fast Food or Restaurant Food?

According to a new study, food in a sit down restaurant may be no healthier than fast food. And no matter where you eat out, you may be consuming more calories than you would eat at home. Here’s the story.

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Jul 31 2015

Frequently Asked Questions about the Upcoming Windows 10 Upgrade

Computer users with Windows 7 and 8 will get free upgrades to Windows 10 over the next several weeks. Here are frequently asked questions about the upgrade.

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Jul 30 2015

What are phone companies doing about annoying robocalls?

There could be relief coming for consumers who are sick of robocalls. The FCC gave its blessing for phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. The industry previously said its hands were tied for legal reasons, so 45 attorneys general asked the FCC for clarification. Now we’ve got it. But what is your phone company doing about it?

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Jul 30 2015

5 Signs Your Parents Might be Financially Scammed

Seniors are targets for scams, so grown adult children need to cast an eye on their parents’ spending every so often to protect them. Here are signs they may have become a victim of a financial scam.

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Jul 29 2015

New App Helps Maximize Food Freshness

“Sell by,” “Best is used by,” and other expiration dates on food can be confusing. This new app helps use and store 400 foods to maximize their freshness. Here’s the story.

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Jul 27 2015

Beware Comcast Prepaid Card Scam

The telephone scam involves someone claiming to be from Comcast with a special offer in conjunction with American Express. In short, they offer you a substantial discount if you prepay your service for six months using an AMEX prepaid card. Don’t all for it! Here’s the story.

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Jul 27 2015

The plot thickens: What happens to unused cemetery plots?

If you pre-plan for your family’s eventual demise, you may consider buying a family plot at a cemetery, with room for many family members. But what happens to that space if your family decides to be buried elsewhere? We followed one man’s journey to get answers about his family’s cemetery space.

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Jul 24 2015

Bill to Ban State GMO Label Laws Moves in Congress

A bill that would not allow states to require special labels on genetically modified food will soon go to a full house vote soon, and advocates are trying to stop it. Here’s the story.

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Jul 23 2015

That May Not be Oregano in the Oregano Jar!

Some tests in the UK reveal that a quarter of the oregano spice bottles tested contained leaves from less expensive plants in addition to oregano creating, in essense, diluted oregano. Here’s the story.

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Jul 23 2015

For-Profit College Collapse Could Cost Taxpayers Big Time

As for-profit colleges shut down, tens of thousands of students could be allowed to walk away from their student loans. Here’s the story

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Jul 23 2015

What happens to your complaints to law enforcement about scammers?

It’s frustrating to make a scam complaint but see no action from law enforcement. Not every agency can take individual action on your complaint, but that doesn’t mean you should stay silent. Learn why complaining is vital, and what happens next.

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Jul 23 2015

45 State AGs Ask Telcos to Block Robocalls

Forty-five state Attorneys General have written a letter to the major local telephone companies in the United States asking them to implement technology to automatically block computer-generated robocalls. Here’s the story.

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Jul 21 2015

New Cars for $47 a Month? Gotcha!

A local car dealer offered this amazing deal, but after a year of making $47, buyers got a surprise. The monthly payment ballooned up to $700. Here’s the story.

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Jul 20 2015

Woman Loses Life Savings by Crook’s Use of a Fake Driver’s License

Who would think that an ID thief could empty a victim’s bank account? But, it happened to this poor Ohio woman. Here’s the story.

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