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Outlet Stores: Deals and Deception. How They’re Likely Violating the Law and Getting Away With It

Holiday shopping sale

Having many people in our lives that we love is usually a great thing… except when it comes time to buy holiday gifts. To avoid breaking the bank, many people plan to shop on Black Friday (which apparently now starts as Black Thursday Evening at some stores), or at outlet malls or “discount” retailers such as TJ Maxx. But if you think you’re gonna get great deals

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AT&T to pay $80M in refunds to cell phone customers for unauthorized charges

YOUR RIGHT OF THE DAY: Cell phone companies may not add charges to your bill from outside companies without your clear consent, must clearly identify these charges as from outside companies, and must give you the option to block the charges.* This one may seem pretty obvious, but many companies are apparently just now getting the memo about it, in the form of a bill

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