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Week of July 1, 2024
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Walgreens Closing Potentially Hundreds of Stores

Amazon Plans to Launch Low Cost Site Like Temu


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Mouse Print*-- Home Depot Sued for Letting Google Secretly Listen to Customer Calls

mouse print We're all used to hearing the alert that our calls to customer service are being recorded for quality control purposes. But, does that announcement mean that more than the company itself can listen in? That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

9 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Cell Phone or Tablet

cell phone Most of us probably have more than one old cell phone or tablet tucked away in a drawer or closet just gathering dust. Assuming you can still power it up, here are a bunch of ideas of how to get some use out of that old technology.


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Questions Raised About the Claims and Value of Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements

vitamins Last week, a study was released suggesting that taking multivitamins does not extend one's life. And other evidence suggests the benefits of fish oil for the heart are murky. On top of that, we have to be cautious of claims being made for many supplements such as those to improve your memory. [Each link is a separate story.]

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Consumer Entertainment

Now Playing: Thelma - A Movie About a Scammed Senior Fighting Back

A 93-year-old senior citizen named Thelma got taken in a grandparent scam, and she decides to go after the crooks who took her money. Now playing in movie theaters around the country.

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Bargain of the Week

Advance Notice: Target Circle Week, and Amazon Prime Day(s) Coming

Some of the best deals of the summer are likely coming next week and the week after. That is because Target Circle week begins on July 7, and Amazon Prime Day is July 16 - 17. Walmart begins a big sale at 5 p.m. on July 8.

Pure Leaf Tea - Free After Rebate

Get a full price rebate up to $3 when you purchase any Pure Leaf tea. (Look in the first Lindsay Lohan section in the above link for info.) You will have to text a picture of your receipt, and the rebate will be via either PayPal or Venmo. Offer expires 7/25.

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Consumer Reports

Used Cars With Below Average Reliability

According to The Truth About Cars, Consumer Reports' scores rate these used cars below average for reliability.

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