Retailers' Dirty Little Pricing Secret
It really should come as no surprise that many retailers artificially raise the regular price of goods to make deep discounts from those prices look much more tempting. The Wall Street Journal examines this practice, and says it found evidence that Black Friday discounts are not all they seem.
Trouble in Toyland
When shopping for toys this year, you better be careful to avoid ones that are potentially dangerous. Here is W.A.T.C.H.'s annual list of the worst toys. [pdf] And USPIRG has released their annual report, Trouble in Toyland, and points out continuing hazards for children such as lead in toys, those that pose choking hazards, and more.
8 Tax Breaks that Expire on December 31
You better watch out. Uncle Sam is playing the grinch this year and is eliminating or reducing some tax breaks that previously could save you money.
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Mouse Print* -- Sprint Student Free (?) for All
Best Buy is offering students what seems like a too good to be true offer: a free year of Sprint cell service including calls, texts, and data. Is it a good deal? The answer is in the fine print.
That story is this week in Mouse Print*.
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