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Local chains earn good marks in Consumer Reports

The latest issue of Consumer Reports rates 52 grocery chains and ranks them based on several factors. Here’s how some chains with local stores did: Wegmans, which has a store in Mechanicsburg, ranked NUMBER 1 out of all the chains … Continue reading

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Guys are spending again … on bags and bracelets

Remember when Lauren Boyer asked if it was odd that her father got a bracelet from Santa? Apparently not. Her dad is just one of many men now splurging on everything from bags to bracelets, according to the New York … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite recent innovation?

It appears that Americans really love their instantly warmed foods – in a recent Consumer Reports survey asking people which recent innovation would be hardest to live without, the microwave took the top prize with 26 percent of the vote. … Continue reading

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Netflix Update: Qwikster split not happening

Netflix has reversed its controversial decision to split its company in two after customer concerns made company officials think twice about the decision. (Read about the reversal here).

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A girl and her search for canned pumpkin

Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin lattes. Where has all the orange goodness of fall gone? As a self-proclaimed foodie, I’m in constant search of the next great recipe — especially pumpkin. But to … Continue reading

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Disposable culture, meet recession

My grandfather was a TV repairman back in the 1950s. At the time, he thought he was getting in on the ground floor of something secure: Those picture boxes are appliances, right? Appliances break, right? Well, then people will pay … Continue reading

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Are people done shopping already?

The Sunday after Halloween, my wife and I were driving near Target in West Manchester Township. What a traffic nightmare! Cars were everywhere, trying to make the turn into the shopping centers in the area. I couldn’t believe it. Was … Continue reading

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