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New CA Law Bans Bans on Negative Reviews

thumbs down California just enacted a new law banning non-disparagement clauses in contracts. Some companies that have been the subject of negative product or service reviews by consumers have tried to assert that such reviews were prohibited by the agreement the customer signed. Of course, this law won't stop a company from suing a consumer who posts a false review.

US News 2015 College Rankings

college US News just released their ranking of colleges for 2015. Here is the national universities list and also the liberal arts colleges list.


Worst Things to Buy at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Most people think of Trader Joe's as a discount health(ier) food store. And indeed, you can get some good deals there. But in these cases, you could do better elsewhere price-wise.

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Mouse Print* -- Oh, Did We Forget to Say You Need a $50 Minimum Purchase?

mouse print has been advertising some great back to school bargains. But, some of them come with a catch that the company has conspicuously omitted from their ads. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free 1-Year License for AVG Internet Protection

For MONDAY and very early a.m. Tuesday September 15/16 only. Get the paid version of AVG Internet Security for free with a free one-year license. [Some have raised questions about the legitimacy of the four-year offer, so we have pulled it for safety sake.)

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Kiss Your Contact Lens Discount Goodbye

Consumer Reports says there is a major change going on in the contact lens industry whereby most major manufacturers are requiring contact lens sellers to no longer advertise deep discounts below a certain price. Get ready to pay more.

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