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We Ask Lowe's to Pull Misleading TV Ad

Lowe's Lowe's is running a big 20% off appliance sale this week, but the almost unreadable fine print of their TV ad says that all the most popular brands are actually only 10% off unless otherwise stated. Consumer World cried foul, and Lowe's finally agreed to pull the ad.

How Far Does $100 Go? A State-by-State Comparison

stretching dollars Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. Which are the high-price states and which are the cheaper ones? This map shows you where your dollars go further and the more costly ones.

Infomercials: But Wait, There's More

as seen on tv We love to hate them... those too good to be true products demonstrated on television. Here is a 45-minute light-hearted radio interview from NPR about the history of infomercials with Ron Popeil, the king of "as seen on TV" products; Kevin Harrington originally of Shark Tank; and the author of a new book on the subject.


So You Think Your Medical Information is Private...

pills A Harvard researcher is coming out with a new book in January casting doubt on how confidential your medical records are. Even if your name is blacked out, there are ways to mine data so that in some cases your identity can become known. Yikes.

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Mouse Print* -- Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout

mouse print This furniture dealer promises to make all your furniture purchases free if we have a big turnout for the upcoming presidential election. What are your realistic chances of getting a house full of furniture free? That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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The Truth About Vitamin C and Other Cold Remedies

We're nowhere near common cold season yet, so tuck this information in the back of your mind. Large amounts of vitamin C will do nothing for you once a virus takes hold. See if other home remedies work .

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