Canceling Super 8 Reservation Somehow Leads To More Reserved Rooms

Canceling Super 8 Reservation Somehow Leads To More Reserved Rooms

Reserve on the Web, cancel on the Web. Wouldn’t that make sense? Mike thought so, and he didn’t see anything indicating otherwise when he made his Super 8 reservation. But somehow, his reservation for one night turned into a two-night reservation after he canceled it because he was supposed to call the motel directly to cancel. Who knew that canceling a reservation could have the opposite effect? [More]

It's A Good Thing Shoppers Can Do Simple Math Because Walmart Isn't So Great At It

It's A Good Thing Shoppers Can Do Simple Math Because Walmart Isn't So Great At It

James was doing some shopping at Walmart, when he came upon one of those handy signs advertising a price “Rollback” posted on a display of yogurt. But just because Walmart says something is a deal, it pays to do the math to make sure it actually is a bargain. [More]

Walmart Manager Is Super Helpful, Saves Dead TV

Walmart Manager Is Super Helpful, Saves Dead TV

A few weeks ago, Kaleb wrote to us with a tale of television woe. The Polaroid TV he purchased at Walmart on Black Friday 2008 simply died, and Polaroid wouldn’t perform warranty service without his receipt. All was lost, until a Walmart manager went above and beyond to save Kaleb from his defective television.

FDIC May Ask Banks For Bailout

FDIC May Ask Banks For Bailout

Due to the record number of bank failures this year, the FDIC is low on funds. Instead of borrowing from the Treasury as they did in the early ’90s savings and loan crisis, regulators have a new idea: asking banks for a bailout.

Hmm, This Hand Sanitizer Is Full Of Bacteria

Hmm, This Hand Sanitizer Is Full Of Bacteria

Clarcon manufactures skin protectants and sanitizers marketed under several different brand names, including CitruShield, Dermassentials, Magic Touch, and Pure Effect. …One such product, Magic Touch, is marketed as a lotion, an antibacterial, an antibiotic, and a germicide that is “great to apply open wounds because it helps heal the skin without scars.”