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Car Brands with Lowest Repair Frequency and Cheapest Repairs

new car CarMD is out with its annual list of 2016 cars that need the fewest engine repairs and that cost the least to fix when service is needed. Here's their report.

That Sweater You Return May End Up in Australia!

returns You return something you don't like to Target or other well known retailer, and it goes back on the floor to sell, right? Not always. Sometimes it could wind up for sale halfway around the world. Here's how that can happen.


Trump Dumps Consumer Info at

bright idea A Consumer World reader wrote to us on Sunday alarmed that our top Consumer Quickie last week -- a report by the National Economic Council about hidden fees costing Americans millions of dollars -- had been removed from where it was posted. (We saved a copy here). Sure enough, a new replaced the old one after the inauguration, taking with it not only that document but other valuable consumer information such as an easy form to report if you had been a victim of financial fraud or wrongdoing. Consumer information and tools for consumers benefit everyone and should not be a partisan issue.

Learn the Tricks to Save the Most at Kohl's

Kohl's We are not a fan of the pricing games that Kohl's plays, but if you figure out their system using these 29 tricks, you can save a bundle. Did you know, for example, that you can stack up to four coupons when you shop at

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Mouse Print* -- The New Math at Mio

mouse print A Consumer World reader complained about not getting the labeled number of squirts out of Mio - a water flavoring enhancer -- and thus that he was getting significantly fewer glasses of beverage per bottle. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner - $1 Net

Target is selling Clorox toilet bowl cleaner for between $1.99 and $2.04. Buy 5, and get a $5 gift card instantly at the store. So your net price is just $1 per bottle. Ends 2/4.

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The Best Time to Get HDTVs on Sale

Consumer Reports says there are three opportunities to get great deals on TVs: Black Friday, two weeks before the Super Bowl, and when the model is being discontinued. Here are more details.

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