Business Credit Cards Often Have Big Fees, High Interest
Business Credit Cards Often Have Big Fees, High Interest

on October 22, 2013

They may come with business-oriented perks, but aren’t required to have the same protections consumer cards do. Rates can be higher and terms can change in a blink.

Consumer Reports: Robotic Vacuums Aren’t as Good
Consumer Reports: Robotic Vacuums Aren’t as Good

on October 22, 2013

Robotic vacuums aren’t ready to replace traditional ones, though a $450 model does a respectable job.

Consumer Watchdog: Student Loan Servicers Are Triggering Unnecessary Fees
Consumer Watchdog: Student Loan Servicers Are Triggering Unnecessary Fees

on October 21, 2013

A new report cites a variety of consumer complaints about the way servicers communicate and process payments.

Drive-Through Grocery Stores?
Drive-Through Grocery Stores?

on October 21, 2013

Some businesses let you order groceries online and then pick them up from nearby gas stations or delivery trucks the next day. Does that sound convenient, or weird?

Beware These Area Codes: 809, 284, 649 and 876
Beware These Area Codes: 809, 284, 649 and 876

on October 21, 2013

Reports of being charged thousands of dollars are overblown, but there are some risks.

Bank of America May Offer a No-Overdraft Checking Account
Bank of America May Offer a No-Overdraft Checking Account

on October 18, 2013

The bank is considering a plan to offer a new checking account that won’t allow overdrafts of any kind. It would be optional for bank customers.

Leave Your Dog at the Airport
Leave Your Dog at the Airport

on October 18, 2013

Some major airports now feature pet hotels — with all kinds of a la carte amenities you would expect at a hotel for two-legged guests.

Touch Screen of the Future: The Ability to Feel Things On-Screen
Touch Screen of the Future: The Ability to Feel Things On-Screen

on October 18, 2013

Imagine being able to feel what you see on a tablet or smartphone screen instead of smooth glass. Disney’s working on it.

More Boomer Men Are Getting Botox
More Boomer Men Are Getting Botox

on October 17, 2013

It’s harder for older workers to find work when they lose it, and some think looking younger improves their odds. It’s not a cheap solution.

New Rules: No Robocalls, Texts Without Your Written Consent
New Rules: No Robocalls, Texts Without Your Written Consent

on October 17, 2013

More restrictions were placed this week on businesses that use automated dialing techniques. It’s not an end to telemarketing, but it does require clearer consent.

What the Government Shutdown Cost Us
What the Government Shutdown Cost Us

on October 17, 2013

Nothing good came out of the federal government shutdown, and there was plenty of bad.

Want to Support Breast Cancer Research? Give to Charity, Not the NFL
Want to Support Breast Cancer Research? Give to Charity, Not the NFL

on October 16, 2013

Just 8 percent of the money spent on NFL Pink merchandise actually goes toward breast cancer research and programs. You can do a lot better.

North Carolina is First State to Cut Welfare During Federal Shutdown
North Carolina is First State to Cut Welfare During Federal Shutdown

on October 16, 2013

Covering the program would take less than 1 percent of the state’s rainy-day fund, and those expenses would be reimbursed by the federal government. But North Carolina said no.

Report: Taxpayers Spend $7B a Year Helping Fast-Food Workers Survive
Report: Taxpayers Spend $7B a Year Helping Fast-Food Workers Survive

on October 16, 2013

Through federal programs such as Medicaid and food stamps, taxpayers help fast-food workers get by despite their low wages.

Netflix: Coming to a Cable Box Near You?
Netflix: Coming to a Cable Box Near You?

on October 15, 2013

The streaming service is in talks with cable companies to put itself on their boxes. That would mean cable customers could use Netflix without any additional device or an Internet-connected TV.

Airlines Want to Get You On and Off the Plane More Quickly
Airlines Want to Get You On and Off the Plane More Quickly

on October 15, 2013

From boarding at both ends of the plane to penalizing customers with carry-ons, airlines are trying lots of tricks to get passengers to speed it up.

Walmart Food Stamp Stampede: Who Should Pay?
Walmart Food Stamp Stampede: Who Should Pay?

on October 15, 2013

Some Louisiana residents on food stamps went on a shopping spree at Walmart last weekend when a glitch removed the spending limit from their accounts.

Here’s Another Reason to Stop With the Chocolate
Here’s Another Reason to Stop With the Chocolate

on October 14, 2013

Higher demand and bad weather have conspired to raise the price of the major ingredient of a chocolate bar. So expect the cost to climb, especially for the good stuff.

Study: Popcorn Immunizes Us Against Advertising
Study: Popcorn Immunizes Us Against Advertising

on October 14, 2013

Word of mouth may have a bigger effect on us than we realize.

T-Mobile Drops International Roaming Charges
T-Mobile Drops International Roaming Charges

on October 14, 2013

T-Mobile will no longer impose crazy fees for wireless service in a foreign country. What a concept.

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