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Airlines Ranked on Customer Satisfaction

airlines As airline fees continue to rise for checked bags and itinerary changes, it is a wonder that anyone is satisfied with any airline. JD Power questioned nearly 12,000 passengers about fares and fees, in-flight services, boarding/deplaning/baggage, check-in, reservations and more. Here is how they ranked the traditional airlines and bargain airlines.

Best/Worst States for Retirement

hammock When you factor in the cost of living, crime rates, availability of health care, weather and taxes, you can get a pretty good idea of the best states and worst states to retire in. Hint: Oregon and Tennessee top each ranking, but not on the list you might expect.


Cities with Fastest Rising/Falling Home Prices

homes The real estate slump is over big time in these five cities with the fastest rising home prices. On the other hand, in these five cities, home prices continue to fall.

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Mouse Print* -- Part 2: J.C. Penney Restickering Goods with Higher Prices

mouse print Last week, we showed you how J.C. Penney was raising the regular price on goods online probably as a prelude to offering those goods "on sale" at a "discount." Now, a TV consumer reporter has gone into JCP stores with a hidden camera and found stickers with higher prices slapped onto price tags with lower prices beneath. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Egg White McMuffin -- $1

Through June 20, you can try the new McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin for just $1 at participating restaurants. Print coupon here. NOTE: If you get a blank screen, try using a different browser. Alternatively, go through Facebook.

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The Top Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Consumer Reports recently tested vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan ice creams. The best butter pecan was Haagen-Dazs, but there's another brand with great taste for half the price and calories!

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