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New Baggage Scanners May Someday Let You Bring Liquids Through Airport Security13005969564_762060a971_kashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:50:53 +0000

The Transportation Security Administration may be testing new ways to get travelers through security checkpoints more quickly and efficiently by having them remove additional items from their carry-on bags, but the companies that make these devices have developed technology that could eventually save you from having to take out your laptop at the checkpoint or guzzle that bottle of water …


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Online Eyeglass Vendor Who Threatened Customers Arrested Again For Running Another Bogus Storeopticsfastcommarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:38:04 +0000

You may remember the bizarre tale of Vitaly Borker, the man who served three years in prison for trying to boost his Google search ranking by harassing his customers online. Federal prosecutors say he’s back at it, once again selling eyewear on the internet, and allegedly bullying customers who dare to ask for refunds. According to the Justice Department…


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Here’s Some Good News If You Want To Buy A New-ish Used Carq50consumerlaura

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:19:17 +0000

Are you going to be in the market for a car in the near future? If you can accept “new for you” instead of “new” and you don’t have your heart set on a truck or SUV, you may be in luck: Used car dealers are about to find themselves awash in 3- and 4-year-old vehicles. Why? Because after the …


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4 Tips For Maintaining & Repairing Your Gas GrillCR-HomeAndGarden-Hero-Memorial-Day-Grilling-05-17consumeristcomcrfullogo

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:00:09 +0000

This article was originally published by Consumer Reports. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before the holiday weekend. Use these maintenance tips to help keep your grill in top shape or to spot problems that aren’t worth fixing. 1. Test for Gas Leaks Mix a small …


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Underpaid & Overstressed: 4 Things Starbucks Baristas Say Is Wrong With The Companystarbucksashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:49:10 +0000

Millions of people count on Starbucks baristas to provide them with a jolt of caffeine each day, but those employees might be the ones truly in need of a little help: Baristas around the country are spilling the coffee beans on their employer, claiming they are overworked and strained thanks in part to the chain’s endless stream of pilot programs …


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Zillow’s “Zestimates” Probably Aren’t The Best Way To Figure Out How Much Your House Is Worthrealestatehousesapartmentskcoxconsumer

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:31:38 +0000

If you’ve been in the market for real estate lately — or even just idly browsing your old neighborhood from curiosity — you’ve almost certainly seen the “Zestimate” splashed across a property’s Zillow listing. But now, multiple lawsuits are claiming those numbers are so far from realistic that they’re actually harmful, and Zillow itself is launching a contest, hoping to …


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How To Check Your Tires Before Heading Out On A Summer Road TripCR-Cars-Hero-Tire-Pressure-Check-05-17consumeristcomcrfullogo

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:00:31 +0000

This article was originally published by Consumer Reports. A tire check should be part of your pretrip routine because a basic inspection can improve your safety and even help boost your fuel economy. To remind motorists about performing this important review, the tire industry has designated May 28 to June 3 as National Tire Safety Week. Consumer Reports encourages those …


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One IKEA Offers Instructions On How To Turn Those Blue Bags Into Pet Raincoats & Picnic BlanketsScreen Shot 2017-05-26 at 1.16.34 PMmarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:37:11 +0000

While you might be an expert at reusing that blue plastic shopping bag from IKEA by filling it with junk and hiding it in your closet/under your bed, there’s a lot more you can do with it — like turning it into a doggy raincoat or a handy picnic blanket. Although IKEA has offered a few helpful suggestions for reusing …


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Check Grandma’s Freezer For Potentially Listeria-Contaminated Waffleswaffle_recalll_eldersconsumerlaura

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:34:17 +0000

Thousands of pounds of frozen breakfasts specifically marketed to frail or housebound elderly people and delivered to them through meal programs have been recalled for potential Listeria contamination. People who are elderly or who are already sick are especially susceptible to potentially fatal complications of listeriosis. The frozen meal recalls are part of the larger Pinnacle Foods waffle recall, …


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American Airlines Passenger Tries To Bite Flight Attendant Before Jumping To Tarmac22922636410_a8f7f1a882_k (1)ashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:17:29 +0000

An American Airlines passenger has been charged with interfering with flight crew members after he allegedly bit a flight attendant and jumped from the plane to the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday.  WSOC reports that the 22-year-old man was expected in court Friday morning after authorities arrested him shortly following his jump from that plane. The incident …


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