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FTC to DirecTV: Stop the deceptive advertising

March 24th, 2015
FTC to DirecTV: Stop the deceptive advertising The ubiquitous ads for DirecTV featuring Rob Lowe are ever-changing. In the wake a recent Federal Trade Commission action against DrecTV, we can imagine yet another...

How to stop a people-search site from finding you

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March 24th, 2015
How to stop a people-search site from finding you Online people-search firms collect and sell (or distribute free) personal information about you to anyone who wants it. Your name, address, age, date of birth, phone...

Best deals on large SUVs

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March 17th, 2015
Best deals on large SUVs With many parts of the the nation still thawing from a tough winter, many car shoppers are gravitating toward the all-terrain and all-weather virtues of a family-friendly SUV. Based on our...

5 great gadgets that go beyond basic black designs

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March 17th, 2015
5 great gadgets that go beyond basic black designs Many new gadgets on the market combine fashion and function. The five featured here are just a few of the many we've seen that are as stylish as they are capable. Fun...

8 tips for surviving St. Patrick's Day on the road

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March 17th, 2015
8 tips for surviving St. Patrick's Day on the road   St. Patrick's Day celebrations often involve raising a pint of green beer. But before you head out with friends, consider the sobering reality that 10,000...

Convertible Worx Aerocart does the heavy lifting

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March 17th, 2015
Convertible Worx Aerocart does the heavy lifting Worx, a maker of electric outdoor power equipment and related products, calls the Worx Aerocart an “8-in-1 all-purpose lifter, carrier, and mover that lightens...

The hottest trends in outdoor entertaining

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March 17th, 2015
The hottest trends in outdoor entertaining The recent Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo was a feast for the eyes. On display were high-end grills, wood-fired pizza ovens, and upscale fire pits, among other inspirations...

Chevrolet Volt recalled for carbon-monoxide buildup risk

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March 17th, 2015
Chevrolet Volt recalled for carbon-monoxide buildup risk The Chevrolet Volt was recalled last week, ironically for being too quiet. It seems that when drivers use the Volt as intended, arriving back home from a round...

Used-Car Disasters

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March 17th, 2015
Used-Car Disasters It’s every used-car buyer’s nightmare: Getting a rebuilt wreck despite doing extensive research. That’s because they’re difficult to spot. Even buying a model known for...

Must-have car features, and those you can skip

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March 15th, 2015
Must-have car features, and those you can skip Consumers looking for their next new car may be overwhelmed by the abundance of available features, especially if they haven’t been in the market for a few years....

Will my new memory card work with my camera?

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March 15th, 2015
Will my new memory card work with my camera? Last week, SanDisk, which produces memory cards for cameras, camcorders, smartphones, and other mobile devices for storing images and video, announced that one of its latest...

Cree LED fails early in Consumer Reports' tests

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March 14th, 2015
Cree LED fails early in Consumer Reports' tests The great thing about energy-saving LED lightbulbs is that they’re designed to last a long time—often 23 years. And that’s why when some Cree LED...

What brands make the best tires?

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March 14th, 2015
What brands make the best tires? After carefully reviewing our latest test results and considering performance across the model line, the Consumer Reports tire-testing team has come up with this list of the best tire...

CFPB should curb use of forced arbitration clauses that limit your legal rights

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March 13th, 2015
CFPB should curb use of forced arbitration clauses that limit your legal rights When you apply for a credit card or buy a smart phone, you have to sign what's usually a multipage contract with lots of legalese in tiny...

CFPB should curb use of forced arbitration clauses that limit your legal rights

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March 13th, 2015
CFPB should curb use of forced arbitration clauses that limit your legal rights When you apply for a credit card or buy a smart phone, you have to sign what's usually a multipage contract with lots of legalese in tiny...