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Mouse Print* -- Bored at Home? Reading "Terms of Service" Agreements Will Fill Your Days!

mouse print While most businesses are a long way from being fully open, what a great time to catch up on reading all those fine print terms of service you have always ignored on your favorite websites. I know, you're not that bored. If you do want to spend a little time, however, the infographic we spotlight demonstrates what a time-consuming job it would really be. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Beware Fake Internet Pharmacies and Drugs

pills If you buy prescription drugs from an Internet only pharmacy, you run a very high risk (up to 97%) that the pharmacy and its medications do not meet federal and state standards. The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CISP) has launched a consumer website, VerifyBeforeYouBuy, where you can check whether an online pharmacy is legitimate or not.


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New Consumer Rights in Response to Covid-19

consumer protection In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, dozens of consumer laws, regulations and directives have been issued. The National Consumer Law Center has put together this compendium with topics that include foreclosure, evictions, mortgages, banking, student loans, debt collection, price gouging, credit reporting, insurance premiums, and more.

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Every "Feel Good" Covid-19 Corporate Goodwill Commercial Is a Cookie Cutter Copy

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Bargain of the Week

Free Key at minuteKEY Kiosks

During May, you can get a free basic key duplicated at minuteKEY kiosks located in many retail stores like Home Depot, Walmart, etc. Use code: FMAY000000 . Store locater is here.

See also: Hot Deals

Consumer Reports

Judge to FDA in Sanitizer Case: Clean Up Your Own Act

A federal judge last week sharply criticized the FDA for failing to enforce it rules against the makers of Purell, which for years made unsubstantiated disease prevention claims for its hand sanitizers -- the same type of claims that prompted the FDA to go after a small compeititor.

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