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Don't Miss Out on Class Action Settlements

money Consumer Action maintains a database of class action lawsuit settlements with links of how to apply for payouts if you qualify. They are smartly arranged by claims deadlines with those soon to expire first. See if you have any money coming!

Most Reliable/Least Reliable Cars

new car Consumer Reports has just published its list of the most and the least reliable new cars. The Toyota Prius tops the reliability list, while the Cadillac Escalade at some $87,000 takes home the booby prize.


New Tool to Evaluate Surgery Risks

doctor, a respected hospital rating organization, has just come out with a new "Risk I.Q." for patients to help evaluate the risks of six different types of surgeries based on personal history and the reputation of the hospital chosen.

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Mouse Print* -- Citi Enlarges the Fine Print, But a Clever Ploy Lurks Within

mouse print Those old small print accordian-pleated credit card agreements are a thing of the past at Citi, it appears. But lest you think they are being completely consumer-friendly, their additional offer to let you opt-out of mandatory arbitration has a readable but nasty string attached. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Sears Black Friday Now Sale

Sears will be running its "Black Friday Now" sale from November 2 through 5. Some items will be selling at Black Friday prices. There will also be a 15% off a $50 home purchase coupon for Shop Your Way members.

Monday Only: Arris Cable Modem - $39.99

Newegg is offering a great (but refurbished) cable model, Arris model SB6141, for only $39.99 with free shipping. Save the monthly rental fee from your cable company and this pays for itself in a matter of months. Note that this model does not contain a router for wi-fi.

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Leaf Blower Buying Guide

Consumer Reports explains the different types of leaf blowers and what to look for when shopping for one.

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