6 common mistakes when refinancing into a low mortgage rate

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Mortgage rates keep hitting new all-time lows, and homeowners have been rushing to refinance and shave down their monthly payments — sometimes by hundreds of dollars. As 30-year mortgage rates head toward 3% and lower, you’re a good candidate to refinance and save if your current mortgage rate is in […]

A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Wearing face masks can cause fungal and […]

The best gas cards of 2020

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Heading out on the road? The best gas cards can help you save at the pump — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small fee […]

Beginner’s Guide to RV Trailers

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Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Traveling by RV is a resurging trend amid the coronavirus pandemic, with families seeking an escape while maintaining social distancing. A motorhome or travel trailer allows you to see the country without the need to use public lodging, restaurants, […]

The best travel credit cards of 2020

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Taking the family on trip? The right credit card can take the hassle out of your vacation. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a […]

Wirecard collapse hits users of British payments apps

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Wirecard – Sven Hoppe/DPA The collapse of German payments provider Wirecard is having knock-on effects on British financial technology companies, with many customers being blocked from withdrawing money or using their accounts. Digital bank Pockit – which provides accounts for those unable to get a traditional bank accounts – and account management […]

Why did Amazon just buy autonomous driving start-up Zoox?

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Confirming months of rumors, Amazon confirmed Friday that it is acquiring the San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle start-up Zoox. Although details of the deal weren’t released, the Financial Times reported Amazon will spend $1.2 billion for Zoox, making it one of the biggest acquisitions ever for the tech and online retail […]

Assetto Corsa Competizione for consoles

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The arrival of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has the potential to finally provide a long-overdue simulation-focused title that console gamers can experience, that isn’t marred by multiple issues upon release or significantly different to the experience PC users have. While there is no shortage of […]