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Two Months After Deadline, Most Big Retailers Still Can't Read Chipped Credit Cards

chip-card reader Consumer World surveyed four dozen major retailers to see if their checkout credit card terminals can read those new credit cards with an embedded computer chip. Three-out-of-four cannot despite having installed credit card terminals equipped with card slots to read them and a deadline of this past October 1.

Best and Worst Cell Carriers

cellphone Consumer Reports asked their 90,000 subscribers to rate their cell companies. On top, were none of the big four carriers. Rather, small carriers took the top spots. And of the big four carriers, T-Mobile edged out Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

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New Tool to Judge Best Age to Start Social Security

social security If you had a crystal ball to tell you when you were going to die, you could pick the optimal age to start receiving social security checks. Instead, there is a new online tool to help you. And here is a story about it.


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Mouse Print* -- A Dirty Little Health Insurance Secret

mouse print This is open season when many people have to pick which health insurance coverage they want. While higher than last year, some prices have come into a more affordable range. How did health insurance companies manage that? That's the dirty little secret we shed light on. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.


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10" + 12" Calphalon Hard Anodized Non-Stick Fry Pan Set - $37.49

Macy's is offering a set of two Calphalon hard anodized frying pans, 10-inch and 12-inch for $49.99 (typical price). But with coupon code FRIEND, get 25% off. Shipping is free, or pick up in-store. Amazon has it for the same price. Ends December 10.

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Drug Prices Vary Wildly; How to Save Money

A new study by Consumer Reports reveals that prescription drug prices could be double or the triple the cost right in your neighborhood depending on which drug store you visit. Here's the story.


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