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iPhone 12's Ceramic Shield Glass Put to Scratch and Drop Tests

Don't Use Vinegar to Clean These Surfaces


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Mouse Print* -- When You Stop Saving With Savings Bonds

mouse print MrConsumer finally got around to cashing in U.S. savings bonds issued many years ago. Not remembering the rules cost him decades of lost interest. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Now an update on last week's story: The EPA just listed Microban 24 spray as able to kill coronavirus and according to P&G, it does so in 60 seconds. But remember the point of our story: Microban 24 does NOT continue to kill viruses for 24 hours on surfaces as its name implies.

Auto Insurers Rated on Claims Satisfaction

car wreck Most of us pay car insurance premiums in good faith hoping that if and when we have an accident that the insurance company will pay any claims without a hassle. JD Power wanted to find out and questioned over 11,000 people who had recently filed claims. Here are the rankings of two dozen insurance companies on claims satisfaction.


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New Study: 80% of COVID Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient

Vitamin D A new study revealed that the vast majority of COVID-19 patients in a 200+ person sample had inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood. And another study showed that having adequate levels reduced your risk of dying from the disease by over 50%. Keep in mind that about half of Americans without the disease are also deficient in vitamin D. Time to check with your doctor to get tested and hear his/her recommendations.

Consumer Humor

Those Cardboard Sports Fans in Stadiums Get Thirsty Too

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Bargain of the Week

A Few Black Friday Prices Now at Target

For these two items, no need to wait until Black Friday when all the big box stores will be offering them at these prices. The Echo Dot smart speaker (3rd generation) is only $18.99 through Saturday at Target. And Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite is only $17.99. With this device connected to an HDMI port on your HDTV you can watch/stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many other services. Good through Sunday, November 8.

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Consumer Reports

How to Get a Refund for Cancelled Air Flights

Months after the pandemic started, some passengers still have not gotten refunds from their airlines for cancelled flights. Here are suggestions from both Consumer Reports and from travelers who succeeded in getting their money back.

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