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CSS/Consumers’ Checkbook President Robert Krughoff Retires; Veteran Staffer Paul Kallaur to Lead Organization

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Oct 13, 2021

Investigation Finds Used Cars Are Routinely Sold with Known, Life-Threatening Safety Defects — Sen. Blumenthal Weighs In

Investigation Finds Used Cars Are Routinely Sold with Known, Life-Threatening Safety Defects — Sen. Blumenthal Weighs In
Feb 18, 2021

Health Plan Comparison Tool Ready to Help Millions of Federal Employees and Retirees Choose Best Plans During Open Season

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Nov 9, 2020

Health Plan Comparison Tool Ready to Help Millions of Federal Employees and Retirees Choose Best Plans During Open Season

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Nov 11, 2019

Consumer Federation of America: Angie’s List: An Evaluation of Its Usefulness for Consumers

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April 29, 2019

Appliance Repair

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Assisted Living

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Bike Shops

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Buying Appliances

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Carpet Stores

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DNA Services

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Garden Centers

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Movers

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Used Stuff

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How to Save on Cell Service
August 28, 2021 | KGO Radio

Take KARE of your money: Do you really need an extended car warranty?
August 24, 2021 | KARE-TV

Are home warranties worth it?
August 21, 2021 | KIRO-TV

How Online Grocery Shopping and More Pandemic Habits Are Saving You Money
August 19, 2021 | Yahoo Finance

Why this DC-area-based consumers’ group advises against buying vehicle service contracts
August 17, 2021 | WTOP

Things to do, and questions to ask when hiring a contractor
August 16, 2021 | KOMO Radio

Upgrade Your Kitchen—for Less
August 05, 2021 | Consumer Reports

Wallpaper is back, and there are more options than ever
August 02, 2021 | KOMO Radio

How to avoid filling up landfills if you want to get rid of unwanted stuff
July 31, 2021 | WTOP

Shopping for new flooring takes research, and a knack for sorting many options
July 31, 2021 | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Questions to ask before hiring a housecleaning service
July 23, 2021 | WTOP

Making a move soon? Here’s how to find a reputable company and avoid scams.
July 19, 2021 | The Washington Post

Relocating This Summer? Hire a Reputable Moving Company ASAP
July 16, 2021 | Patch.com

Used cars sold with safety issues? New law would require recall problems to be repaired first
July 05, 2021 | ABC 15 Arizona

https://www.inquirer.com/business/plumbers-price-pipes-fix-philly-quality-20210704.html
July 04, 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Need help with your lawn? How to hire a pro in the Twin Cities area
July 03, 2021 | Minneapolis Star Tribune

15 painless ways to reduce your home’s energy use
March 15, 2021 | The Washington Post

Consumer Advocates Pushing for Mandatory Recall Repair Rule for Used Car Dealers
March 05, 2021 | The Detroit Bureau

Practical steps to cut the biggest parts of home energy use
March 05, 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Some used cars pose dangerous safety issues
February 25, 2021 | ABC Savannah