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Major Retailers Mislead Shoppers with "Sale" Prices

sale spent a year tracking sale prices at major retailers. At three stores -- Sears, Kohl's, and Macy's -- Checkbook says that many items checked at these stores were almost always on sale, and rarely if ever sold for the so-called "regular price." This means that the savings that were promised were mostly illusory. Here's their study.

Mystery Device Allows Crooks to Unlock Your Car

car There has been rash of car break-ins around the country, but without any signs of forced entry. How are they getting in? That is the mystery a New York Times reporter solved, and he has a simple but crazy way for you to protect your car.


12 Surefire Ways to Screw Up Your Finances

empty pockets Do you apply for new credit cards frequently? That alone can lower your credit score. Do you keep putting off dealing with your financial situation? These are no-no's, and here are ten more.

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Mouse Print* -- Keurig 2.0 Coffeemakers Have a Built-in Detective

mouse print Taking a cue from the inkjet printer makers, Keurig is now selling coffeemakers that will only accept its own brand and authorized brands of coffee. We'll tell you how it works, and how some people are tricking it. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Earn 1000 Free AA Miles

US Airways and American Airlines have now merged their frequent flier programs into AA. Here is an opportunity to earn up to 1,000 AA miles by watching six videos and answering a question after each. It will take you 10 minutes. Remember, you must make a deposit or withdrawal from AA miles at least every 18 months or you will lose all your accumulated miles. This is an easy way to extend their life.

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New Unit Pricing Guidelines Should Help You Save at the Grocer

Believe it or not, the vast majority of states don't require grocers to post the price per ounce or pound of items to help you compare prices. Now a new national guide has been published for retailers to help them better implement unit pricing on store shelves.

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