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Mouse Print* -- Purell Maker Sued for Unsubstantiated Claims
Just at the time when people are clearing store shelves of hand sanitizers, the Food and Drug Administration and three class action lawsuits claim that Purell lacks sound scientific evidence that its hand sanitizers prevent or reduce the incidence of illness and disease.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
A Moment of Inspiration...
As New Yorkers suffer the worst effects of the coronavirus, Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) salutes the city in a song that really should be retitled "Cheering for YOU Now."
How Major Credit Card Issuers Are Extending Help
Most major card issuers have released statements outlining how they plan to assist customers during this challenging time. Cardholders may be able to skip payments, avoid late fees and receive lower interest rates.
Don't Pay Outrageous Prices for Toilet Paper
Believe it or not, some crazy (or very rich) person seemingly paid $1100 for one package of 30 rolls of Charmin last week on eBay.
Toilet Paper Shortages? Buy a Bidet!
While the rest of the consumer world cleared store shelves of toilet paper, MrConsumer was sitting pretty because some years ago he bought a bidet. It was a $40 one from Amazon that he installed himself under the toilet seat. With a turn of the knob, it shoots a narrow stream of cold water to clean one's behind. Fancier models can shoot warm water and even blow dry you. Here are bidet test results from Wirecutter.
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AT&T Prepaid: $15/mo. for 2-GB and Unlimited Talk/Text
For a limited time, AT&T prepaid is offering for new and existing customers a 2-GB data plan with unlimited talk and text for only $15 a month. [THIS IS A NEW LINK.] Unused data rolls over for one month and is used last. Historically, AT&T prepaid plans include taxes and fees except for sales tax, but this plan could be different. NOTE: AT&T Prepaid is now hiding the $15 plan.