Web Stories Archive

Dec 10 2017

How Fingerlings Became Top New Toy

They are going for three or more times the regular price of $14.99 because most places are sold out of this year’s hottest new toy. Here’s the backstory.
Dec 8 2017

Novel Case: Judge Orders Whole Foods Spinoff to Re-open

Whole Foods has a less expensive version of itself called 365. After a little over a year, they closed one under-performing location. The mall owner objected because the lease required them to remain open. Here’s what happened
Dec 8 2017

20 Restaurants Offering Free Gift Cards for the Holidays

These 20 restaurants are offering bonus gift cards when you purchase cards at the regular price.
Dec 8 2017

8 Great Ways to Save More at Macy’s

Looking for ways to cut costs at one of America’s favorite retailers? Combine these tips, and you can save a bundle. 
Dec 8 2017

The Complete Guide to Getting the Best Possible Deal on Car Insurance

This is the last article on understanding and shopping car insurance you’ll ever need. Here’s the story. 
Dec 7 2017

Instant Pot: Great Gadget or Gimmick?

Consumer Reports put the Instant Pot all in one cooker to the test to see if it lived up to the hype. Here is the report from John Matarese of WCPO-TV.
Dec 7 2017

Private Data Exposed, Personal Info in the Ether? New Bills Would Help

In the wake of data hacks that have exposed the private information of millions of Americans, two new bills could help. Take a look.
Dec 7 2017

Trying Apple Pay? Read the Fine Print!

Apple Pay is a new way to transfer money between two parties. To avoid fees and surprise limitations, you better read the fine print.
Dec 5 2017

Home Depot Sued over DeckOver Paint Claims

It is supposed to be thicker than regular paint and more durable according to Home Depot’s advertising for Behr DeckOver paint. Three class action lawsuits say that’s not the case. Here’s the story.
Dec 1 2017

8 Reasons an Electric Car May be in Your Future

The electric car industry is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Here are 8 reasons why you may find yourself driving an electric car in the next few years.
Nov 30 2017

Get Your Western Union Refund, But Don’t Get Scammed Again

Consumers who were tricked into paying scammers with a Western Union wire transfer have a chance to get their money back. Just make sure you don’t get scammed again when you go through the process.
Nov 29 2017

Should You Get a Store Credit Card? It’s Tempting

It seems like an easy way to get an extra 10 to 15 percent off your purchase, but will applying for that store credit card come back to bite you? Here’s what you need to know.
Nov 29 2017

Don’t Get Scrooged by These 7 Holiday Scams

Be familiar with these scams so your shopping adventures don’t lead you down a dark alley. Here’s the story.
Nov 29 2017

8 Tips to Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Buying Jewelry

Picking out a big-ticket — and perhaps highly symbolic — piece of jewelry for your partner can be stressful. Here’s how to minimize your risk of bungling it.
Nov 28 2017

Local Utility Warns Customers of Scams

It is refreshing to find a local utility going the extra mile to make sure its customers are not ripped off by scam artists. Here’s what Ameren in Illinois is doing.