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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nov 2 2017

The Walmart Scam That Wasn’t

Scams are all over, but sometimes, those with the best intentions spread rumors about fraud that isn’t real. Here’s an alleged Walmart scam that doesn’t check out.

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Oct 30 2017

Yahoo Email Hack and Bank Inaction Result in $91K Theft, Consumer Says

A couple was all set to pay $91,500 to buy a retirement home. Instead, the money vanished. In a sophisticated but simple scam, hackers tricked the couple through impersonation emails and a takeover of their Yahoo account. Despite a trail, the money is still missing. See how it happened.

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Oct 26 2017

Why You Need to Make a Home Inventory Right Now

These tips and tools can help you recoup thousands of dollars if the unthinkable happens.

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Oct 26 2017

Tech Support Scam Strikes Again

There was a loud buzzing. Then a voice: “Your computer is infected!” A pop-up window told the user to call a specific number for tech help, and now. See what happened to one senior who made the call. 

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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 said malware, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Here’s the story.

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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 cancer. One award was to a California woman for $417 million, and another was to an Alabama woman for $72 million. Here’s more.

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Oct 23 2017

$1k Mistake: Man Uses Bank App, Sends Money to Wrong Person

Sending money through your phone can be quick and convenient, but if you’re not careful, it could cost you. One man sent $1,000 to the wrong person. http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/man-mistakenly-sends-1k-to-wrong-person-using-chase-quickpay

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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.

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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.

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Oct 19 2017

10 Types of People Who Fall for Scams, Schemes and Cons

Fraud victims often are older people, as you might expect. But they’re also people you may not think are vulnerable. Here’s the story

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Oct 19 2017

11 Places in the World Where You Can Afford to Retire in Style

If retiring in comfort seems like a stretch, consider going abroad where your savings do the stretching. Check out these popular destinations for Americans

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