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Week of March 20, 2023
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Reusable Water Bottles Full of Germs

Cities Where Inflation Rising Most/Least


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Mouse Print* -- Here We Shrink Again - Early Spring 2023

mouse print This week we spotlight another half dozen supermarket products that are shrinking before our eyes as a sneaky way to pass on a price increase. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Common Myths About Buying and Cooking Chicken

chicken All the following questions raise common myths about chicken. Should you cook chicken with the skin on or off? Should you wash raw chicken before cooking? Is hormone-free chicken healthier? Are cage-free and free-range chickens better?


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Electric Cars Ranked for Customer Satisfaction

electric car J.D. Power surveyed over 7,000 consumers after their first year of ownership of an electric vehicle. Their responses created rankings based on 10 factors: accuracy of stated battery range; availability of public charging stations; battery range; cost of ownership; driving enjoyment; ease of charging at home; interior and exterior styling; safety and technology features; service experience; and vehicle quality and reliability. The MINI Cooper Electric topped the mass market list, and Rivian R1T came in first place in the fancy-schmancy category.

Consumer Alert

Chase Customers Suffer Unauthorized ATM Withdrawals

[Ignore ABC13 ad at start.] Here's a new one. Customers at this Chase ATM each had multiple additional withdrawals from their account after using this machine. Apparently, a crook facilitated the fraud in a number of new ways including putting glue in the card reader slot and guiding victims to use the "tap" card reader instead.

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Bargain of the Week

Samsung External SSD Hard Drive - 1-TB - $79.99

If you have a clunky, old-fashioned mechanical EXTERNAL hard drive (typically used for backups), consider upgrading to this no-moving-parts and much faster SSD (solid state drive) from Samsung. This is the lowest price we've ever seen for it, and it comes with a 3-year warranty. Available at Amazon, Best Buy, and some other sellers. Offer may expire without notice. ++

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Consumer Reports

What You Eat Can Affect Your Sleep Quality

Want to sleep better? Eat better! That is what Consumer Reports recommends based on the results of various studies.

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