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Consumer Annoying car controls and new solutions Annoying car controls and new solutions (Video)
The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road. But many drivers find the systems are too complicated or that they don't always work.
Consumer Seniors complain about debt collectors Seniors complain about debt collectors
It may be hard to imagine Grandma unable to pay her bills or Grandpa being hounded by debt collectors. But for millions of Americans this is the harsh reality of retirement. They’re constantly trying to juggle bills and fend off debt collectors who can very intimidating.
Consumer Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Consumer Timely tips on holiday returns Timely tips on holiday returns
Here we are, the day after Christmas, and you got some gifts you've just got to take back. Relax! There's no need to rush. Most stores accept holiday returns well into January.
Consumer Where to get the best price on new tires Where to get the best price on new tires
Buying a new set of tires can put quite a dent in your budget. You can easily spend a thousand dollars or more for a set of four.Checkbook magazine surveyed 185 local tire stores and found that the price can sometimes vary greatly.
Consumer Why gift cards make bad gifts Why gift cards make bad gifts
If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.
Consumer Best AA batteries for lasting power Best AA batteries for lasting power (Video)
When you're making up your holiday checklist, there's one item you don't want to leave out - batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports put 15 to the test - both lithium and alkaline.
Consumer What you should know about pet insurance What you should know about pet insurance
It is amazing what veterinarians can do today these days – it's really people medicine for pets. And like people medicine, the price tag for some of these procedures can be staggering. Maybe you should consider pet insurance?