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Target Math Makes Bulk Purchases Of Soap And Apple Juice More Expensive2999orlessconsumerlaura197appleapple399caress_bars2999orless

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:15:06 +0000

We buy in bulk to make things cheaper, right? No, that’s not how things always work. Sometimes you’re better off buying multiples of a smaller package to get the best price per unit. For some reason, this problem is especially prevalent at Target, leading us to call it “Target Math.” While not all Target Math is found in Target stores, …


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Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policyamerican_plane2ashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:31:21 +0000

In many cases, airlines will do everything they can to accommodate passengers with severe allergies: from refraining from passing out complimentary peanuts to allowing travelers to board early to prepare their spaces. But one group claims that American Airline’s policies aren’t so accommodating, filing a federal complaint against the carrier. The Dallas Morning News reports that nonprofit advocacy group Food …


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Reminder: If Your Password Is “123456,” Change Itpasswordreqmarybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:48:53 +0000

While one might think that there cannot possibly still be anyone out there who would use incredibly easy-to-guess passwords like, for example, “123456,” one would be wrong: according to a new study, that’s still the most popular password in the world. Sigh. According to analysis of 10 million leaked passwords conducted by security firm Keeper, the most common passwords …


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Parents Report Finding “Sophie The Giraffe” Toys Filled With MoldsophieewwwwwwconsumerlauraAmazon/Stephanie Oprea

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:12 +0000

Except for certain cheeses, you wouldn’t sit around and gnaw on something full of mold, and you wouldn’t want your child to do so, either. That’s why parents were horrified to see photos online of familiar Sophie the Giraffe toys full of mold. Mold! If you don’t immediately recognize Sophie, it may be because you don’t hang out with parents …


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Report: American Apparel Starting Layoffs At Southern California Factoriesamericanapparel3marybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:08:35 +0000

Now that American Apparel has been sold off to Canadian-based apparel maker Gildan Activewear, not only will all 110 stores close, but the retailer’s new owner has also decided not to buy some of its manufacturing operations after all, insiders say, prompting the start of layoffs for thousands of workers in Southern California. Those ever-mysterious “people familiar with the …


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South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Of Samsung Vice Chair Linked To Bribery Scandal3655765878_cdd18aca10_oashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:25:24 +0000

A week after a South Korean special prosecutor investigating a bribery scandal called on Samsung’s vice chairman for questioning, officials are calling for the tech company executive’s arrest. Reuters reports that South Korea’s special prosecutor applied for a warrant to arrest Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee, accusing him of allegedly paying $36.4 million in bribes to secure a merger …


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Big Apple Circus Assets Going Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auctionthe circus center ringmarybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:07:06 +0000

If you’re the kind of person who’s always dreamed of putting on your very own performance under the Big Top, your fantasy could become real: after filing for bankruptcy last year, Big Apple Circus is putting its assets on the auction block. Bidding is open now and will remain open until February, with the company selling off things like 24 …


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Products From Hy-Vee, Albertsons, & Tom Thumb Recalled For Potentially Contaminated Milk Powderalmond_barkconsumerlauraucm536986

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:49:04 +0000

The Great Powdered Milk Recall of 2016 has become even greater, expanding to include even more candy-coated items. It turns out that Hy-Vee and Albertsons also get their store-brand confections from Palmer Candy Company, which are part of a massive powdered milk recall. There’s a lot of milk caught up in this recall: the company behind it was raided by …


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Don’t Forget Your Keys: Tesla Owner Stranded When “Start By Phone” Doesn’t Workteslabadgeashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:21:31 +0000

Buying a Tesla means you’re buying a whole lot of technology, including the ability to unlock, start, and drive your vehicle through the company’s app. While that’s convenient, one owner recently found that you still shouldn’t leave home without your keys.  A Las Vegas resident says he was stranded on the side of the road in the desert over the …


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A Watch Made With Swiss Cheese Existsswisscheesewatchmarybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:50:38 +0000

There are many forms of protest out there, from songs to marches to sit-ins. But crafting a timepiece out of cheese? That’s one we’ve never heard of — until today: a Swiss watchmaker has created a watch made out of Swiss cheese as protest to show how easily the “Swiss-Made” label can be earned. A luxury watchmaker called H. Moser …


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