DISSATISFACTION WITH NEW AUTO PURCHASES CONTINUES TO GROW

High prices and constant recalls are taking a toll on buyer satisfaction, according to the new American Customer Satisfaction Index report. Overall owner satisfaction is now at its lowest level since 2004. Only two of 27 brands went up this year.
 

PODCAST: HPV - THE ANTI-CANCER VACCINE
Also: Stylish bathroom remodels that add safety, America’s favorite credit cards, teens are easy targets for online predators, summer safety for your dog and tips on choosing a backpack.
 

WHY YOU PAY SO MUCH TO RENT THAT CABLE TV BOX
The nation’s cable, satellite and fiber TV services can charge hefty fees for their set-top boxes because there is virtually no competition in the marketplace. The average pay-TV customer now spends an average of more than $231 a year to rent their box.
 

PODCAST: AIRFARE DEALS FOR FALL TRAVEL
Also: Top-rated bug repellents that don’t use DEET, what you need to know about life insurance, tech support scams can cost you more than money, a novel way to find homeless cats a forever home and car insurance for teens.
 

PODCAST: THE SECRET WAY AUTO INSURANCE IS PRICED
Also: Earthquake insurance, what to buy (and what not) in August, CEO salary disclosure, AARP generic drug survey, how cats can hide their illnesses and top-rated disposable batteries.
 

SURVEY: MANY INTERNET USERS UNAWARE OF WI-FI SECURITY RISKS

Free Wi-Fi hotspots are a convenient way to stay connected, but many people are willing to trade convenience for security and are opening themselves up to identity theft, according g to a new survey by AARP.
 

PODCAST: YOUR HOSPITAL CAN MAKE YOU SICK
Also: Windows 10, how to prepare for rising interest rates, top consumer complaints, inmates prepare kittens for adoption and mixed results for Ford F-150 crash test.
 

STUDY: SATISFACTION WITH SOCIAL MEDIA SITES GROWS
Social media sites are wildly popular - even though using them often isn't satisfying. The big names in social media have been working to improve the experience and it appears to be working.
 

PODCAST: NEW RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Also: Many people too cautious with long-term investments, dealing with car hacking, fake hotel booking sites and most common medical problems for cats.
 

WATCH OUT FOR FAKE HOTEL BOOKING SITES
It's easy to make a mistake when you make a hotel reservation online. In fact, scammers and dishonest businesses are counting on it. Book your room with one of these rogue sites and it could be a costly mistake.

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