Feb 24, 2012

8 million Do Not Call list complaints, but FTC only took action 78 times


Lightning strikes, the Lovejoy Comet and the Milky Way

In addition to a myriad of lightning strikes, the Lovejoy Comet and the Milky Way, you will also see the Russian Soyuz spacecraft providing transportation to the Space Station. The stirring music I'm using is by Sergei Rachmaninoff, famous Russian composer, pianist and conductor who became a U.S. citizen.

Should You Trade For A Fuel-efficient Car


Yes, you can fire your agent -- maybe

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Frigidaire leads our latest Ratings of dehumidifiers

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Yes, Televisions Are Pretty Much Disposable Now

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2012 Annual Auto Issue: The most fun to drive cars for 2012

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Americans are holding on to their cars and light trucks longer

The Economist

FTC Pulls Plug On Sites That Made $359 Million On Bogus "Free" Offers

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Why Won't Anyone At AT&T Answer The DSL Cancellation Line?

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How iPads Might Crush Offices' Wireless Networks

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Needs of older drivers not yet met by our roadways and vehicles

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Feb 11, 2012

The Consumerist asks "Is Kohl's Marking Up Prices Before It Puts Items On Sale?"

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How I Lost $470 To A Vindictive, Abusive, Extortionist eBay Buyer

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Rock River air show

Why do starlings mass together in the winter? Protection in numbers, some say. They are on the lookout for predators such as hawks. (Note: A viewer tells me that the birds in this video may be pigeons. Wikipedia says the starling is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.)

Fed's low-interest-rate policy is a threat - InvestmentNews


allegation: "If You Give Sears Your Phone Number, They Might Harass You Like A Clingy Stalker"

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Get New Credit Card For The Sign-Up Bonus? | Bankrate.com



FTC Shuts Down Robocallers Who Claimed to Reduce Credit Card Interest Rates


Savings Experiment: Tissues vs. Toilet Paper


6 ways conventional wisdom wastes money


Fewer young adults hold jobs than ever before


Save On Engagement Ring


For young adults 18-34, the bad economy means life-altering changes


Scammers Using Real Vacation Rental Info To Trick Victims Out Of Thousands

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