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Consumer Tax day freebies Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by
Consumer Protect your pets from parasites Protect your pets from parasites
The warm weather means the return of insects, such as ticks and fleas and mosquitoes that can hurt your pets. So, it's important to make sure your dog and cat are protected.
Consumer Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k) Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)
A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.
Consumer Surviving your hospital stay Surviving your hospital stay(Video)
You go to the hospital to get well. But far too many people die after something goes wrong. Patients get the wrong drugs, fail to get needed tests or treatments or develop infections that could have been prevented.
Consumer Scratch-dini: Does it work? Scratch-dini: Does it work?(Video)
No matter how well you take care of your car or truck, it's nearly impossible to keep it from getting scratched. Most of us just complain and move on. But for $10, Scratch-dini promises scratch removal in one easy step.
Consumer Top toilet paper brands Top toilet paper brands(Video)
Brand loyal with your toilet paper? Consumer Reports says you might want to reassess. Of the 19 different toilet papers it tested, more and more brands are skimping — fewer sheets, smaller sheets and narrower rolls.