As large swaths of the nation get hit yet again with brutally low temperatures, 2 states declare emergencies so oil can be delivered faster.
Emergency preparedness doesn't have to cost a fortune. Right now, while the coast is clear, is the time to get ready.
Your dishwasher or pacemaker may seem innocent, but both could be used gather information about you and your daily life.
You think you're buying peace of mind. But our writer details many reasons why you really aren't getting what you paid for when you pop for a monitored home security system.
These are small investments that might help you avoid an early death.
Security devices can often lower our insurance premiums, but a study shows many of us don't even bother to lock our doors; we also increase our risk by posting vacation photos while we're away.
Cheaper building materials and synthetic furniture mean many large houses burn much more quickly than older, more modest homes.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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