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Consumer Reports: Playstation 4's Faulty Parental Controls Video included

The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4's parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But Consumer More>>

Consumer Reports: Ad Tricks and Traps

Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can't monitor everything. So it's up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertising More>>

Consumer Reports: Overuse of the #1 Prescription Drug Video included

What's the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, "the purple pill." We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It's one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI's, and it's often prescribed More>>

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP Video included

Computer owners across the nation are faced with a decision. On Tuesday, April 8, Microsoft will stop supporting machines that use its popular XP operating system, which could leave millions of people More>>

Consumer Reports: Keeping the Gray at Bay Video included

For some women, keeping their hair looking glorious is no small task. Monthly colorings can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year. So what happens when your roots start showing, and you More>>

Consumer Reports: Closet Organizers for Spring Cleaning Video included

With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets. Plenty of do-it-yourself kits promise to provide the rods, shelves, and drawers you need to turn chaos More>>

Consumer Reports: Apps to Prevent Texting & Driving Video included

The latest figures show more than 400,000 people were injured in car accidents in 2012 because their phones distracted them. More than 3,000 people died. Consumer Reports  just tested new free apps designed More>>

Consumer Reports: Beware of Tax Scams

As accountants gear up for tax season, so do the scam artists. Tactics range from promises of a faster or bigger refund to threats of arrest or prosecution. The government estimates that scams will cost More>>

Consumer Reports: Fallout From Target's Data Breach

If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores there is now an additional reason for concern. Target says it is offering "peace More>>

Consumer Reports: Trans Fat Hasn't Disappeared

Trans fat was once a staple in fried foods, baked goods, and margarine. Now many foods have been reformulated and tout "zero grams of trans fat per serving." Trans fat can raise your risk of heart disease More>>

Consumer Reports: Hazards of Hot Yoga Video included

Hot yoga classes are soaring in popularity. A number of celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Madonna, swear by hot yoga. So do legions of yoga practitioners. But many of the hot yoga classes require heat More>>

Consumer Reports: Dyson vs. Swiffer Video included

The new Dyson Hard promises to make cleanups a snap. It vacuums and wet wipes at the same time. But it is pricey, $330. Consumer Reports pitted the Dyson against the $40 Swiffer Sweeper, which is also More>>

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  • Consumer Reports: Playstation 4's Faulty Parental Controls

    Consumer Reports: Playstation 4's Faulty Parental Controls

    The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4's parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But Consumer
    The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4's parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But Consumer
  • Consumer Reports: Ad Tricks and Traps

    Consumer Reports: Ad Tricks and Traps

    Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can't monitor everything. So it's up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertising
    Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can't monitor everything. So it's up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertising
  • Consumer Reports: Overuse of the #1 Prescription Drug

    Consumer Reports: Overuse of the #1 Prescription Drug

    What's the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, "the purple pill." We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It's one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI's, and it's often prescribed
    What's the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, "the purple pill." We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It's one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI's, and it's often prescribed
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  • Consumer Reports: Credit Score Gotchas

    Consumer Reports: Credit Score Gotchas

    Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and  Americans spend millions of dollars year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says  the score you get is not necessarily
    Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and  Americans spend millions of dollars year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says  the score you get is not necessarily
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  • Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
  • Update: Beltrami Fire Ruled Accidental

    Beltrami Business Believed to be Total Loss After Fire

    Beltrami Fire Department says part of a business is destroyed after an early morning fire. Firefighters say they were called out around 1:00 a.m. to a fire at the Beltrami Mall.  Crews say West Central
    The Beltrami Fire Chief says is investigating the cause of the fire and say they believe it started in the shop area. The Safety Director for West Ag believes the entire building is a total loss.
  • Churches Are Filling Up With "Chreasters"

    Churches Are Filling Up With "Chreasters"

    When Easter and Christmas are near studies show more Americans type the word "church" in their online search engines, hoping to find a nearby holiday service. And local pastors agree more people attend
    When Easter and Christmas are near studies show more Americans type the word "church" in their online search engines, hoping to find a nearby holiday service. And local pastors agree more people attend
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