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When was the last time you took a close look at your expenses? If it has been a while, the first month of the new year is a good time to figure out whether you’re wasting money on things you don’t really need—or may be overlooking. This isn’t about giving…
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency Congress established to protect consumers from abusive lending practices, has formally announced it will reconsider a key consumer protection, the Payday Lender Regulation. In a brief statement,…
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CVS Pharmacy has announced new beauty standards for the marketing of beauty products sold in its stores and online by pledging to identify any images that have been altered. At the same time, the company is introducing what it calls the “CVS Beauty Mark,”…
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Buying a car or truck that holds its value will pay off when it comes time to trade it in. Among the crop of 2018 models, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) finds Toyota and Porsche take top honors with the highest average projected resale value among their full…
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Rather than consistently cutting calories, adherents to the intermittent fasting approach to weight loss alternate between periods of unrestricted eating and periods that allow for few calories. The 5:2 Diet, for instance, allows five days per week of…
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Gluten free diets for weight loss have been a trend that has stuck for many years. The theory is that steering clear of wheat, rye, and barley, which contain the protein gluten, helps people feel and look better. Recently, this kind of elimination diet…
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Cutting back on carbohydrates is nothing new. At the height of the Atkins craze in the early 2000s, a Gallup poll found that 27 percent of Americans said they were avoiding carbohydrates. And while Atkins still has its devotees, other low-carbohydrate…
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Within hours of announcing the brand’s move toward a higher hourly wage for its employees, Walmart has also announced, quite suddenly, the closing of 63 Sam’s Club warehouse stores in the U.S., moving hundreds into unemployment. According to a few media…
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The Internet Association, whose members include some of the nation’s largest technology companies, has announced its intention to join a lawsuit aimed at restoring net neutrality. In December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) overturned a 2015…
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Consumers who may have received a new smartphone over the holidays should take steps to protect it from phony apps, as scammers are using these fake apps to access your personal info. Security experts are warning that hackers can use malicious versions of…
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