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Most Dependable Car Brands

new car JD Power recently surveyed over 30,000 purchasers of 2009 cars to find out how dependable their car has been over the past three years. Lexus tops the list as the brand having the fewest problems. See how all the other brands rank.

IRS' Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

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Consumer Quickies

  • Housing Markets with Most Rising/Falling Prices
  • Kids Face Severe Burn Risk from Gas Fireplaces [see video at end]
  • Menus Without Drink Prices Come Under Scrutiny
  • Study: 90% Worry about Online Privacy
  • Get Paid to Watch TV? There's an App for That!
  • Besides Yelp, These Sites Have Reviews of Local Biz
  • Seniors are Missing Out on $20-Bil. in Benefits
  • FTC Got 8-million Do Not Call Complaints; Took 83 Actions
  • Travelocity to Refund MN Buyers for Unwanted Insurance
  • Condo Sale Shenanigans Result in $872K Judgment for Buyer
  • LESS Time Exercising May Provide Big Benefits
  • Your Smartphone Address Book Being Taken w/o Permission
  • New Service Will Stream Major TV Networks for $12/mo
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  • Plan Would Affect Inherited IRAs Negatively Alternate link
  • New Budget Calls for Doubling, Tripling Airport Security Fee
  • How Companies Learn Your Secrets (LONG book excerpt)
  • No More Robocalls Without Your Written Consent
  • Uncommon Knowledge: Who Pays for Credit Card Rewards?
  • US Gov't Consumer Websites Attacked by Anonymous
  • How Pyrex Bakeware Can Explode Easily (video)
  • New Federal Consumer Agency Seeks to Regulate Debt Collectors, Credit Bureaus
  • More Pets Die on Delta Airlines than Any Other
  • Turn Unused Giftcards into UA/CO Frequent Flier Miles


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  • Flaw Lets Hackers Spoof Your Caller ID to Gain Access to Your Credit Card Account History at Major Banks
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Reviewed
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    NHTSA Proposes Restricting Use of Electronic Devices in the Car

    To cut down on distracted driving, NHTSA is proposing voluntary guidelines for gadget makers, such as GPS units and cellphones. Included are recommendations to disable texting on cellphones and entering destinations in a GPS unit while the car is in motion.

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