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Nissan Recalls Altima Vehicles With Rear Doors That May Open When the Window Is Adjusted

Nissan is recalling certain 2015-2017 Altima vehicles previously remedied under recall number 17V-040. The door latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door when the remedy was applied. As a result, the cable may interfere with the window regulator causing the rear passenger door to unlatch and inadvertently open without warning when the window is lowered.

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Kia Recalls Various Vehicles With Replacement Engines for Fuel Leaks in High Pressure Fuel Lines

Kia is recalling some 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under warranty or various campaigns. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak. About 71,653 vehicles are affected.

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You Can Get a Federal Income Tax Credit if You Financially Support Your Aging and Elderly Parents

If you are caring for an elderly parent, you already know that it can get quite expensive. But you can qualify for a some tax credits and tax deductions from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the financial support you provide. There are a lot of different factors to take into consideration, so you may or may not qualify. But if you are able to qualify for the credits, you can see serious savings.


Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible on Your Income Tax Return, Even if You Don't Get the Job

If you've been looking for a new job in the same line of work as your last job, you may be able to deduct some of your job search expenses on your federal income tax return. It doesn't even matter if you get the job. But the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does have some limitations on what you can deduct. So if you've been looking for a new job, look into whether your situation qualifies for a tax credit.

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Extended Warranties: Get the Pros and Cons of Extended Auto Warranties Before You Spend the Money

Do you really need an extended warranty on your new (or new to you) car? A decade ago, it was simple. You probably didn't need an extended warranty unless you were getting a vehicle that typically had a lot of problems or was the first model year. Today, the answer is not so simple since vehicles have made leaps and bounds in reliability, but also have a host of new gadgets that can cost money to fix.

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Your Car Was Totaled? What Does It Mean and How Does the Insurance Company Make That Decision?

When it comes to car crashes, you often hear that a vehicle was declared a total loss by an auto insurance company. Many people believe that a total loss declaration relates to the amount of damage or the severity of the crash. But vehicles can be declared a total loss as a result of both a major collision or even something as insignificant as a minor dent or ding. It's all about the vehicle's value.

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Check Out These Plants Before Buying Expensive Equipment if You Want Better Indoor Air Quality

It's a fact that indoor air quality can very quickly go from good to poor, especially during those times of the year when doors and windows are closed around the clock. Unfortunately, many of us overlook the importance of indoor air quality and its effects on our health and even allergies. Rather than rush out to buy expensive air purifiers, consider the best plants that work as natural air purifiers.

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Watch Out for These Red Flags of a Credit Repair Scam and Avoid Companies That Display Them

A financial setback is devastating, especially to your credit rating. Repairing the damage to your credit can seem like an impossible task. During these times of anxiety, it can be easy to fall victim to scammers wanting to take your money with promises of repairing your credit history. Before you become a victim to a credit repair scam, look out for these red flags and avoid companies that display them.

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Do You Know the Basics of Auto Insurance Coverage and the Minimum Requirements in North Carolina

What do you know about maintaining the right amount of automobile insurance in North Carolina? If you're like most people, you set it and forget it. That might be perfectly fine, but you should get in the habit of checking your coverage limits and adjust them accordingly. Even if you have the minimum auto insurance coverage to be legal in North Carolina, you might not be carrying enough to be protected.


What Is Radon and Why Is Testing for This Deadly Element Often Required Prior to a Home Closing?

Anyone who has purchased a home has probably been offered or even been required to have a radon test performed before closing can proceed. But you may have wondered what radon is and why the test is even necessary. Radon is a naturally-occurring chemical element and the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Testing for it is very simple and mitigation methods can prevent it from becoming a health issue.

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Cheap Gas Near Me: Here Are Some Apps to Help You Find Open Gas Stations and the Lowest Prices

It can be frustrating to pull into a gas station and start pumping only to see that the price across the street is much cheaper. It can be even more frustrating during times of shortage to pull into a station only to see that no gas is available. So what do you do? There are many gas apps available for download that can help you scope out the cheapest stations that actually have fuel for you to buy.

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FTC to Mail Refund Checks to Victims of Company Using Deceptive Advertising & Billing Practices

Keep an eye on your mailbox! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 227,995 checks totaling more than $6 million to those who purchased health products from three individuals and the companies they controlled, collectively known as Tarr, Inc. The defendants used unsupported claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements, and phony consumer testimonials to sell their products.

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Home Design Company Houzz Reports Data Breach That May Have Exposed Your Personal Info and Data

Did you create an account with Houzz, the home design website and community? Up to 40 million people have done so since 2009 to get home design and improvement ideas. But whether you signed up with email or used your Facebook or Google account to gain access to the site, you should be changing passwords now. Houzz reported that a recent security incident may have exposed your personal data and account data.

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Don't Let Your Auto Insurance Company Steer You From Genuine Parts & Glass to Aftermarket Parts

The last time your car needed body work or a new windshield, did you get Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts? If you're like most people, you probably don't know. Most people think the parts they get are the ones that were originally on the car. But that's not always the case. You should know what kind of parts are going on your car and should choose OEM parts whenever you can.

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The National Do Not Call Registry: Information About How to Register and Other Common Questions

The National Do Not Call Registry was born from the Do Not Call Implementation Act of 2003. Since June 27, 2003, millions of people have registered their phone numbers in an attempt to slow the onslaught of annoying telemarketing calls throughout their days. Do you know how to place your number on the National Do Not Call Registry and how long it will take for legitimate telemarketers to stop calling you?

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Most Online Pharmacies Are Really Fake Websites Selling Illegal, Tainted or Counterfeit Drugs

Thanks to the Internet, you can buy practically anything today from the ordinary to the exotic. Buying medications is no exception. You can find nearly any medication you want with a quick search. Unfortunately, nearly all online web pharmacies are illegal, selling not only controlled substances that can't be purchased online but also dangerous counterfeit and tainted medications.

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Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes: Cheap Auto Insurance Doesn't Always Mean Bad Insurance Coverage

Are you looking for a cheaper full coverage auto insurance policy? Maybe you're looking to reduce coverage to liability insurance only. Either way, getting a cheap auto insurance quote is great. After all, who doesn't like to save money? But there are ways to make sure you get the cheapest auto insurance quotes possible while still maintaining good insurance coverage!

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Avoid Heartache With These Tips When Ordering Flowers for Your Special Someone on a Special Day

Whether you are ordering flowers for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, an anniversary or any special occasion, you want the best flowers for the money. But it's never that easy. Depending upon many factors, your special someone can receive anything from dead flowers or the wrong color all the way to tulips when you thought you were sending roses. Keep these tips in mind when selecting, ordering and delivering the right flowers.

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Don't Suffer a Broken Heart and Bank Account by Sweetheart Scammers as Valentine's Day Approaches

If you miss your special someone, it's easy to feel lonely and left out of love as Valentine's Day approaches. He might be busy in law school and doesn't have time right now. She may have found someone else and moved on. Whatever the reason, scammers target lonely and heartbroken people who let down their guard, especially at this time of year. Dating websites and apps can help you find love, but not everyone has the best intentions.

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