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How to Get the Best Deals on Back-to-School Laptops

Laptop prices are at the lowest they've ever been and with back-to-school season in full swing, prices are about to get lower. Here's where you can snag the best deals on the latest Windows and Mac laptops.

Are Airlines Conspiring to Keep Ticket Prices High?

Planning your summer vacation? You may want to double check your airfare. The nation's four largest airlines are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly colluding to keep fare prices high. At the center of the probe are American, United, Delta, and Southwest.

10 Independence Day Sales You Can Still Shop

The holiday weekend may be over, but you've still got a couple days to enjoy 4th of July sales on clothes, electronics, and home goods. Read on to see the deals from Banana Republic, Converse, Best Buy, and many more!

9 Weird and Wonderful Candle Scents You Won't Believe Exist

Our DealNews elves have scoured the internet to find nine of the weirdest scented candles that were actually produced. We found everything from nachos-scented candles to candles that smell like brown paper packages tied up with string!

Rumor Roundup: Is Google Buying Twitter?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Google, Twitter, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Totally Awesome Pool Toys

Forget simple noodles and water pistols. These inflatable slides, floats, and shooters will really make a splash this summer.

5 Reasons to Book This Gorgeous Tahitian Cruise

In the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Australia and California, lies Tahiti, the largest in a chain of islands that make up French Polynesia. This group of islands offers visitors a wealth of natural beauty in its crystal waters, dramatic lush landscape, and inviting people, and luckily we found an awesome 7-night cruise that can get you there and save $1,600 in the process.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

10 Surprising Facts About the 4th of July

Independence Day is upon us, and we've rounded up all the best 4th of July trivia in one place. Will someone eat 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes for a new world record this year?

Best Coupons of the Week: Up to 30% Off at HP, $5 Off $50 at Home Depot

Between end-of-the-month deals and 4th of July sales, we're practically drowning in coupon codes this week! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons around. Take up to 30% off at HP, trim $5 off a $50 order at Home Depot, and save an extra 30% on sale items at Levi's.

The Best 4th of July Sales: Discounts on Summer Apparel & Outdoor Furniture

The 4th of July is proven to be a great time for in-season purchases. From swimsuits to patio furniture, check out our July 4 sales guide before you fire up the BBQ to find out what summer items you should restock on in the coming days.

Clean Slate: How to Erase Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling Your Device

A recent study found every Android device tested retained some personal data after supposedly being "wiped." We look at how to be certain your old device is clean.

Thank You in Euros: A Guide to Tipping Abroad

Outside the U.S., tipping can be expected in smaller amounts, not at all, or even considered rude! We help you navigate etiquette that can vary by country or even establishment.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

14 Things to Consider When Buying a Projector

Projectors make any home theater or work presentation a professional affair. We look at several factors that affect your purchase, from usage needs to technical specs.

Yay or Nay: 9 Kitchen Tools That Are Completely Useless (or Totally Useful?)

How valuable is a garlic press? Or an asparagus steamer? We look at these single-use items to see whether they're worth the expense.

How to Earn and Redeem Frequent Flier Miles

Flying is expensive, but you can earn airline points for your next trip every time you travel, or even just by using your credit card!

What Happened to All the Tablet Deals?

You're not imagining things: the well of tablet deals has been a little dry so far in 2015. To find out when the deals will come back, we dug through the DealNews archives and spoke to an industry expert.

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts That Are Better Than Nothing, We Guess

You probably spent months preparing for Mother's Day, but when it comes to Father's Day, we all just assume he's gonna grill us some food or something. Though he says he doesn't mind, you really shouldn't show up empty-handed. Why not consider one of these absolutely last-minute gift ideas for Dad?

The Best Father's Day Freebies and Discounts

If your kids' gifts aren't up to scratch, we've found a selection of Father's Day freebies with which you can treat yourself and celebrate your paternal successes in style.

A Complete Guide to Wedding Registries: The Best Perks, Stores, and More

It's wedding season, and the possibilities for wedding registries can be overwhelming. To help you through it, we look at the perks that major retailers offer, plus newer registries for honeymoons, charity, organizing, and more.

Father's Day: You're Doing it Wrong!

There are a ton of gift options you can consider for Father's Day, and the myriad choices can get overwhelming. Not sure if a tie will be a dud or if your dad actually wants a gadget? Are the numerous food and drink discounts complicating your decision even further? Let's step back and simplify things a bit, because it doesn't need to be this hard.

National Splurge Day: Got the Urge to Splurge? Do It Wisely!

National Splurge Day is June 18, and though the idea of reckless spending sends a shiver down our frugal, money-saving spines, maybe — just maybe — we can spin this faux-liday into something that fits both the urge to splurge and the cravings for savings! Here's our list of items that you can splurge on, because they are more than worth the extra money you spend on them!

Top 6 U.S. Cities for Your 4th of July Vacation

Our top advice for planning 4th of July travel is book early. So we've gathered the best hotel deals on the best Independence Day destinations, including Philadelphia, Boston, and more.

Game Developers Were Caught Inflating Prices for Steam's Summer Sale

Some companies were caught inflating prices ahead of the Steam Summer Sale, so they could exaggerate later discounts. Here are some titles to be wary of.

14 Father's Day Gifts to Avoid

Father's Day is almost here. To avoid an awkward situation, here's a list of 14 awful gift ideas to avoid. Your dad won't say "Thank you," but you'll know that he was thinking it, while repressing those feelings because that's what society tells men they have to do.

VIDEO: Who Uses Voicemail, Anyway?

JPMorgan has turned off voicemail service for many of their employees since so few use it, and it saves millions. In this short video, our experts discuss better ways of communicating.

5 Ways to Save on Your 4th of July Vacation 2015

The 4th of July is undoubtedly one of the most popular travel holidays in the year, but unfortunately that means crowds and inflated prices. We've put together a few tips to help you celebrate Independence Day without getting caught in the spending frenzy.

Summer's in the Air (Conditioning): 7 Tips for Cooling on a Budget

Need an affordable air condition, but don't know where to start? We look at energy efficiency, how much power you'll need for what sized rooms, and how else to cool your home.

What Are Escorted Trips and Should You Take One?

Planning travel a la carte can be time consuming and expensive. With much less research, you can find an all-inclusive tour to fit your itinerary goals and budget. Here are the pros and cons to escorted trips.

It's Finally National Donut Day! Here's Where You Can Find Free Donuts

The first Friday of June is our favorite holiday: National Donut Day! Read on to see how and where to score free goodies.

Everything You Need to Know About the Steam Summer Sale

One of Valve's two biggest sales is inbound soon, and it's a major event for PC gamers. We don't know exactly when the Steam Summer Sale will start, but can reliably estimate the deals you should (and shouldn't) wait for.