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Mouse Print* -- Partially-Filled Movie Candy Boxes Case Settled
We've done a number of stories about "slack-fill" which is the overpackaging of products to make you think you are getting more actual contents than you really are. Now one of the big cases has been settled -- the one about those expensive movie boxes of candy that were only about half-filled.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
Latest Customer Satisfaction Rankings for Wireless Routers, Vision Plans, Dental Plans and Mattress Brands
J.D. Power has been working overtime this month releasing studies of consumer satisfaction with various products and insurance plans. Here are their latest studies and brand rankings:
Mattress Brands (Online & Retail)
Online Tools to Track Hot Items
Too many people chasing too few items is a recipe for higher prices and supply shortages. Here are some techniques and tools you can use to try to stay ahead of the game and reduce your chances of getting shut out by competing shoppers.
Top Toys for 2021
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio just released its 2021 award winners for the best toys. The selections are divided by age groups: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, early school, and tweens/teens. See also the Today Show video.
Earn 7.12% on I-Series Savings Bonds
That is not a typo. For the next six months, 7.12% is the risk-free return you will get on I-series U.S. savings bonds. Before your dump all your money into this investment, there is some bad news. You can only buy a limited amount, the term is up to 30 years, the variable rate changes every six months, the base rate is zero percent interest for 30 years, and there are penalties for certain early withdrawals.
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