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Nov 17 2017

Beware Fake Amazon “Confirm Your Acct” Email

Don’t fall for it. Nothing is wrong with your Amazon account, so don’t click any links in an email that tells you otherwise. Here’s the story.
Nov 17 2017

It Costs $1-mil Just to View Condos Here

How do you keep non-serious potential buyers away from open houses? In Hong Kong, this complex charges $1-million just to look at their condos. Here’s the story.
Nov 15 2017

Consumers Losing a Champion at CFPB

Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced he is stepping down at the end of the month. Consumers Union offers its appraisal of his work.
Nov 14 2017

4 Black Friday Tricks of the Trade

Black Friday is the biggest sale day of the year, but expect some retailers to play games with fine print and price comparisons. Here’s what some do.
Nov 10 2017

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores sometimes take years to improve… but there are some things you can do now to get on the right path. Here’s how.
Nov 9 2017

Donated Cellphones Found Full of Users’ Info

If you donate your old cellphone, don’t forget to erase all your personal data (by doing a factory reset). Here’s what was found on donated phones that were not erased.
Nov 7 2017

FDA Seeks to Relax Genetic Testing Regs

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to relax its regulation of genetic tests that people can order and take at home, without seeing a doctor, to figure out their risk for conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to
Nov 3 2017

Smashburger Offering Burgers for Buck…But

There’s always a catch, isn’t there? From November 15 to January 9, you pay only a dollar for a burger Smashburger. But there is a big catch. Here’s the story.
Nov 3 2017

Smart Supermarkets Become “Grocerants”

The supermarkets of the future will emphasize prepared foods to appeal to those who don’t have time to cook. They call these grocerants. Here’s the story.
Nov 3 2017

5 Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

Here are the top mistakes parents make, and how to avoid them and keep your child safer while on the road.
Nov 3 2017

12 Tips to Picking an Online Dating Site

Online dating is very popular, but how do you choose which site to use? Here are a dozen tips.
Oct 26 2017

Dell’s Backup Site Got Hijacked

A Web site set up by PC maker Dell Inc. to help customers recover from malicious software and other computer maladies may have been hijacked for a few weeks this summer by people who specialize in deploying
Oct 24 2017

2 Judges Overturn J&J Talcum Powder Decisions

Judges in two separate cases have ruled in favor of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, overturning large financial judgments awarded to plaintiffs who believe the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder products caused their ovarian
Oct 23 2017

It Could be Lights Out for GE Bulbs

General Electric is considering selling or spinning off its lighting division. GE bulbs have been lighting America for over 100 years. Here’s the story.
Oct 20 2017

In the UK, Cell Providers Keeping Charging for Paid-Off Phones

It sounds unbelievable, but three big providers of cell service in the United Kingdom have been accused of not reducing customers’ bills after they have paid off their cellphones. Here’s the story.