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2012's Best Small Cities to Live In

house Money magazine just released its list of the 100 best places to live, which focuses on small towns. They were selected based on this criteria: strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, and plenty to do.

Top 10 Stolen Cars

If you think that new cars are a big target for thieves, think again. It is the old ones that are being swiped off the streets, usually for parts. The top two stolen cars are both Hondas -- the 1994 Accord and the 1998 Civic. See the rest of the top 10 list.

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HDTV Brands Ranked for Customer Satisfaction

More than 1,000 HDTV buyers were asked how satisfied they were with their new television on key factors like performance, ease of use, price, and features. The top spot went to... surprise... Vizio. Followed by Sharp and LG. In the basement, was... surprise... Panasonic. Remember, these are average consumers' views rather than test results based on particular criteria used by a testing organization like Consumer Reports.

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Mouse Print* -- Oh Gee, Cell Carriers Fudge 4G Claims

mouse print As seems to be their habit, cell carriers continue to play fast and loose with claims in advertising for the speed of their networks and how broad their coverage is. AT&T recently began claiming that its 4G network covered 2000 more cities than Verizon's. We'll show you the tricky way they count, this week in Mouse Print*.

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2 Pairs of No-Line Bifocals -- $99.99

Through September 11, Sears is a running a crazy low price on eyeglasses: two pairs for $99.99, but this time it includes no-line bifocals. The catch is only frames up to $69 are included.

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Here is a preview of Consumer Reports' test results of washers and dryers. Despite crazy high prices, C/R has named these models "best buys."


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