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Worst Toys Lists for 2012

toys Two organizations released their "worst toys list" last week. One of them is from W.A.T.C.H. and the other is from USPIRG (full, long pdf report). Be careful of toys with sharp points, projectiles, cords, loud toys, and those with small parts that pose a choking hazard. Age recommendations such as "not for children under 3" refer not to still level, but rather the possibility of a choking hazard.

Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

scams When Santa said you "better watch out" little did he know that years later that admonition would apply to scams around the holidays. Here are some of the scams you should avoid during this shopping season, online and off.


20 Websites to Help Save Money During the Holidays

The Internet provides great tools to help you save money when shopping. And now, at peak holiday shopping time, they are more handy than ever.

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Mouse Print* -- Can't Companies Learn from Their Mistakes?

mouse print Just a year ago, we pointed out a deceptive offer for a free $5 coupon from a national supermarket chain. They fixed the problem after we told them. But, guess what happened this year when they ran a similar promotion? That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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