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Mass. Supermarkets Found Skirting New Pricing and Scanner Law

aisle scanner In Massachusetts, if grocery sellers opt to no longer put prices on items, they must install self-service price check scanners in store aisles for customer use. And they have to post a price guarantee at each checkout offering the item free if the consumer is overcharged. Consumer World checked stores' compliance with the new law, finding almost half the scanners either didn't work or didn't comply with all the requirements. Full report with photos [pdf].

How to Win the Credit Card Rewards Game

credit cards If you are using a plain vanilla credit card and not getting points, miles or cash back for every purchase, shame on you! Here are some tips on how to get the most out of reward card programs.

7 Reasons Why We Fall for Scams

scams Even the smartest among us will fall for a scam sooner or later. Consumer advocate and author Bob Sullivan says we are all vulnerable to some degree because of these seven things. [Story via ConsumerReporters.net]

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Car Makers Ranked; More New Cars Have Defects

car J.D. Power questioned over 86,000 new car owners about their experiences during the first 90 days of ownership of a 2014 car. Defects discovered increased about three-percent compared to 2013 models. The company also ranked car manufacturers with the fewest defects to those with the most defects reported. Porsche, Jaguar, and Lexus owners reported the fewest problems, while Fiat by a large margin had the most defects.


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Mouse Print* -- Corn Oil Lowers Cholesterol More Than Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

mouse print What? Corn oil is better for you than olive oil? Next thing you know we will be told it is okay to eat butter! [grin] Our trusty mouse checks out the fine print of Mazola's new claim. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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$3 Movies All Summer

Now don't expect the latest and greatest movies for this $3 price. Rather, it is movies like Anchorman 2 and Robocop that will be playing every Monday through Wednesday at 9:30pm at participating AMC threaters. All proceeds go to charity.

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How to Buy the Right Size Window A/C

Consumer Reports offers tips on how to properly size a new window air conditioner. If it is too small, it will never cool the room. If it is too big, it will not properly dehumidify the space. Oddly, C/R seems to no longer offer its interactive worksheet to help make the sizing process easier.


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