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A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics including business, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. 

 

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Orange arrow pointing right  Auto Affordability Calculator
Before you go shopping for a new car, use this calculator to help you determine the sticker price you should be looking for.
 Orange arrow pointing right Better Business Bureau
BBB reports provide information on over two million organizations. If you think that a company or charity has treated you unfairly, file a complaint online. This site also has useful information on automobile warranties, identity theft, privacy and dispute resolution.
Orange arrow pointing right  Consumer Product Recalls
A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
 Orange arrow pointing right Consumer Product Safety Commission
Recalls and product safety tips, report unsafe products, regulatory information, hospital injuries and consumer product related statistics.
Orange arrow pointing right  Consumer Search
This site ranks expert product reviews that are posted on the Internet by analyzing who the experts are and how reliable their information is. Unlike other consumer websites there is no advertising and Consumer Search's goal is to present things in an unbiased manner.
Orange arrow pointing right  Consumer World
Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources. Agencies, resources and companies are indexed. Useful for comparison price shopping.
 Orange arrow pointing right Driving-tests.org
Practice sample permit tests for free as many times as you need, until you're ready to take the real DMV test! You can also download the current year Arizona driver's handbook, motorcycle handbook and Commercial Driver's License handbook.
 Orange arrow pointing right Edmunds
New and used car prices. Get car reviews, tips and advise and browse online discussions.
 Orange arrow pointing right FDA: Safety Alerts
Excellent site for locating information on recalls of consumer products. Topics include food, drugs, auto, household, infant/child, toys, car seats, electrical, furniture, cosmetics, clothing, sports and appliances.
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Federal Citizen Information Center
This organization publishes the quarterly Consumer Information Catalog and their website has consumer focus and consumer action sections which review the latest news topics that are relevant to consumer concerns. Other consumer topics include cars, computers, food and health.

 Orange arrow pointing right Federal Trade Commission
The FTC posts publications with advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on other consumer topics. Includes information automobiles, credit, diet, health and fitness, eCommerce, energy and the environment, franchises, identity theft, home maintenance, investments, privacy, products and services, telemarketing, tobacco and travel.
 Orange arrow pointing right FirstGov: National Consumer Protection Week
FirstGov for Consumers is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.
 Orange arrow pointing right Instant Insurance Quotes
Excellent resource for comparison insurance quotes for home, automobile, life, etc.
Orange arrow pointing right  Kelley Blue Book
Useful for locating the trade-in value of your automobile. New car pricing also available. Value is based on the optional equipment and mileage that your vehicle has.
Orange arrow pointing right  NADA Guides
Determine what its worth with this popular resource. Pricing information on automobiles, classic cars, boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and manufactured housing.
 Orange arrow pointing right National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Information on air bags, child passenger safety, child seat inspections, crash tests and statistics, docket management systems, recalls, safety issues, star ratings and state and national data.
Orange arrow pointing right  PeopleSmart
PeopleSmart's main mission is to help inform individuals about online privacy, how it works and what you can do to protect yourself. Use PeopleSmart's public records directory to learn more about using the internet as a tool and to educated yourself on the different aspects of internet privacy.
 Orange arrow pointing right Protect Your Privacy Online
Get helpful tips on preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and more from USA.gov.
 Orange arrow pointing right Shop Avondale
The City of Avondale encourages you to “Keep your Green in Avondale.” You may not always be aware of it, but spending your hard earned dollars at home in Avondale reaps yearlong dividends for you and your community!
 Orange arrow pointing right USA.gov Consumer Information
Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.

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