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10 Things the Weight Loss Industry Won't Tell You

scale Continuing its series of dirty little secrets about various businesses, MarketWatch turns to the weight loss industry. They say, not surprisingly, that many of the things they claim are big fat lies.

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How to Torment Telemarketers

Mad at telemarkers Despite the do-not-call list, most of us still get annoying telemarketing calls. An L.A. Times reporter invited readers to share the methods they use to deal with telemarketers. Here are some the nasty tactics they suggested.


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Mouse Print* -- Office Depot Offers $800 of "Free" (?) Software

mouse print It is tax preparation time again, and Office Depot is offering $800 of free (after rebate) software when you buy TurboTax or H&R Block. However, a Mouse Print* reader says their math does not compute because the rebates were not enough to cover the full purchase cost. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free Honeybaked Ham Sandwich

If you have a Honeybaked Ham store in your area (and if it is particpating in this offer), they will email you a coupon for a free ham sandwich when you sign up for their rewards program. There is a very short expiration date on these coupons.

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Major Carriers' Cell Phone Service Plan Prices Compared

You could drive yourself crazy trying to figure out which cell plan at which company is best for you. Consumer Reports takes a stab at comparing popular plans for one to five family members at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.


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