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Mouse Print* -- Offers to Check Your Data for Breaches, But...

mouse print Right at the top of the Money magazine homepage last week the former print magazine offered to see if your personal data had been compromised in any of the thousands of breaches publicly reported. Of course, there is a catch. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

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How Much Restaurants Mark Up Food

restaurant MrConsumer is always amazed at how much some restaurants charge for food that is really cheap to start with. Pasta is inexpensive but you'll find many of those dishes priced $15 - $20 or more. And then there's soda which costs perhaps 16 cents a glass but selling for several dollars. Here are more examples of the mark-ups restaurants use.

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New Walmart Entry Requirement: Not Just Masks, But Also...


Walmart, like most retailers, requires customers to wear masks in order to enter the store. Now there is a new addtional requirement.

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Bargain of the Week

Best Places to Download Free Audiobooks

You don't have to pay for a subscription to Audible on Amazon in order to listen to audiobooks. You can get free access online to other services including from your public library.

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Consumer Reports

Best Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

In this story, Consumer Reports discloses actual model numbers of both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that it has determined through tests to be the "best" in various categories.

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