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Customer Sues JCPenney for Allegedly Using Fake Discounts

Ever wonder how much money you saved on your last purchase? A JCPenney customer in California did just that and now she's suing the retailer for allegedly using misleading discounts.

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.

The Week's 10 Best Coupons: First-Ever Sitewide Coupons From United Airlines & Delta

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Save up to 10% on flights at United Airlines and Delta, take 20% off at The Children's Place, and save up to $100 at Vistaprint.

Here's Where You'll Find Free Donuts on National Donut Day

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

Study Shows You're Wasting More Money on 'Vampire' Power Drains Than You Thought

Devices and appliances left plugged in are still consuming power. A new study shows that, thanks to the digital revolution, the problem is costing us even more than we thought.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

A Cord-Cutter's Guide to Going Cable Free in 2015

Confused by the latest barrage of cord-cutting options? We've broken down some of today's most popular cord-cutting services so you can compare features and content, check pricing, and see what services work best for you.

Rumor Roundup: Joss Whedon Heading to Star Wars? Siri Update?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Pay, Joss Whedon, Microsoft Band, 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!

Google Play and Chromecast Users Can Now Get HBO Without Cable

Earlier this year HBO announced that its long-awaited standalone streaming service, HBO Now, would be available for Apple only. As of today, that's no longer the case.

9 Must-Have Tools for Your College-Bound Kid

So your son or daughter is off to university and will soon be living in an apartment of their own for the first time. Why not make their lives a little easier by equipping them with a tool box full of the basics?

Following Macy's Lead, Kohl's Will Open an Outlet Store

Outlets were once for luxury retailers offloading excess inventory; but now, even popular department stores are looking to reach deal-saavy shoppers.

VIDEO: Are Smart Mirrors Creepy?

More and more retailers are adding "smart mirrors" to their stores — mirrors that allow you to virtually try on other styles and patterns of the clothes you're actually trying on. As we get more and more accustomed to this miracle of modern science, retailers are thinking about adding some technology to the actual dressing rooms. Is this creepy?

Apple's Newest MacBook Pro and iMac 5K Upgrades Are Pretty Meh

Tempted by Apple's latest offerings? Whether you're looking to save money or want to pack the latest tech, Apple's iMac and MacBook Pro refreshes will likely feature shorter-than-average lifespans as Intel's new processors could debut as early as this August.

Food, Cribs, and Cars: What to Do for Product Recalls

Product recalls can be scary, and probably should be cause for action. But these steps and resource will help you navigate a recall in a safe and timely way.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

Avoid the Noid: 10 Brand Mascot Fails

Frosted Flakes might be able to use Tony the Tiger to hawk their flaky wares until the sun literally explodes, but not every brand is going to be able to come up with something as grrrrrreat! Beloved mascots are hard to come by, and we've rounded up 10 examples to prove it!

Rumor Roundup: 24/7 Star Wars Channel? Mortal Kombat Santa?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, 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!

Want a Cheap iPhone 6? Wait Until September

The buzz surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone is getting louder with each passing week, but it's the possibility of yet another iPhone price drop that has us most excited. Here's what you can expect to pay for the iPhone 6 once its replacement is unveiled.

Let's Discuss: Why Aren't You Spending More at Walmart?

The last several months should have been a time of great profits for big retail chain stores, yet retail spending has, at best, remained flat. And Walmart blames you!

The New Drive-Thru: 9 Fast Food Apps Reviewed

Your favorite burger or taco joint, from McDonald's to Chipotle, no doubt has an app. But will it save you time or money? We investigate.

37 Million People Will Travel for Memorial Day 2015

It's likely that you'll pay tribute to those who have served our country by going to a parade or family BBQ. We look at the miles, hot dogs, and other stats defining this holiday weekend.

Whole Foods Will Open a Cheaper Chain Next Year

"Whole Paycheck" is targeting budget-conscious younger shoppers with a new chain of stores. But details are light, and Trader Joe's already has the lead.

Rumor Roundup: Booze Coming to Taco Bell? Fallout 4?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Taco Bell, Fallout 4, 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!

Walmart Will Offer an Unlimited Shipping Service That's Cheaper Than Amazon

The biggest retailer in the world today announced the launch of a new free shipping program that, for half the cost of Amazon Prime, promises online deliveries in just three days or less. But without the numerous Prime-like perks, can Walmart win over today's online shoppers?

The NYTimes Now App No Longer Requires a Paid Subscription

NYTimes Now failed to gain users as a cheaper, limited subscription to the paper. Now, the Grey Lady is trying to attract young readers with free access to select articles and curated content.

VIDEO: If You Could Only Have a Smartphone or a Laptop, Which Would You Choose?

This year, for the first time ever, the Consumer Electronics Association revealed that more people own smartphones than laptops! In this short video, our experts discuss which they'd choose, if they could have only one: a smartphone or a laptop.

Are Table Tablets at Restaurants a Gimmick or Actually Helpful?

More eateries are using tablets to replace some server responsibilities. If used properly, they can save you time, but might also encourage you to spend more.

How to Get a Gold Apple Watch Without Spending $10,000

From Beyoncé to Katy Perry, these days every A-list celebrity has a gold Apple Watch clasped around their wrist. But not everyone is made of money, so here's how you can score a gold Apple Watch at a fraction of the cost.

Tired of TV? 10 Sites That Create Great Original Content Online

Yahoo, AOL, and... PlayStation? It seems like everyone and their mother is producing original programming these days. Here are 10 of our favorite non-TV studios.

10 Tips Every Student Needs to Know About Paying for College

Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt, and it affects a lifetime of financial decisions. But planning, debt forgiveness, and more can help.

How Our Moms Taught Us to Save Money

Pretty much everyone who works at DealNews is savvy with their money, but how did we get this way? For many of us, it was our mom who taught us to exercise budget-friendly shopping habits. And so, in honor of Mother's Day, we decided to gather our staff's favorite tips from their moms.

Rumor Roundup: Did HTC Lie About Gorilla Glass? Apple Wants Your DNA?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, gorilla glass, Spotify, 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!