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FTC says Kohl’s and Walmart bamboozled customers

Bridget Small
Looking to buy products that are safer for people or the environment? Take a closer look at green claims that companies make in their ads. The FTC says Kohl’s and Walmart falsely claimed they were

Shopping for Light Bulbs

For years, people chose light bulbs by the watt, learning over time how bright a typical 40-watt or 60-watt bulb looks. But wattage tells you only how much energy a bulb uses — not how bright it is

How To Save Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

More than half of energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling it, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The more energy efficient your heating, ventilation, and air
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Volkswagen repays $9.5 billion to car owners and lessees

Jonathan Cohen
You might remember that, back in 2016, the FTC sued and then settled with Volkswagen and Porsche over their multi-million dollar “clean diesel” marketing campaigns. The problem? The VWs, Audis, and

Solar Power for Your Home

If you want to use solar power for your home, you have options. You may be able to buy or lease a system or sign a power purchase agreement. Your choice can affect how much you spend up front and over
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On Earth Day, recycle or donate old electronics

Colleen Tressler
April 22 is Earth Day and a great time to consider e-cycling or donating your used electronics. Maybe you’ve decided to get a new TV, replace old smoke detectors, or get rid of toys your kids have
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Do you have a 2012, 2013, or 2014 VW Passat TDI?

Lesley Fair
If you have a 2012, 2013, or 2014 Passat 2.0L TDI and got the approved emissions modification, Volkswagen has identified a potential problem with the “fix” it installed on your car that needs your