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What To Do To Get Ready for a Major Earthquake

What To Do To Get Ready for a Major Earthquake

Millions of people across Mexico felt the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit off the nation’s Pacific Coast late Thursday. The quake was the strongest to hit the region in a century.   While that may heighten anxiety about a strong earthquake in Southern California, experts say the key is to be

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Before Sending Your Kids to College Review Your Insurance

But you can get a little peace of mind by making sure you have the right insurance coverage in place. Specifically, you’ll want to look at your homeowners, auto and health insurance to know what’s covered and what’s not. Homeowners Insurance Kids often leave for college with a lot more

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi to Shop Online

People are more suspicious of public Wi-Fi networks than of public toilet seats, according to a recent opinion poll, but that doesn’t stop us from using them. Despite the digital risks from the theft of your personal data, including passwords and private pictures, people still choose convenience. Because Wi-Fi hotspots do

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Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

A device developed by engineers for manufacturers to test the vulnerability of vehicle systems is allowing thieves to steal cars that use key fobs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says the boxy device, about the size of a smartphone, captures a signal from a nearby key fob then uses

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How homeowners can save on their premiums

If you haven’t looked at your homeowners insurance policy lately you’re not alone. Just over half (56%) of the respondents in a recent Travelers Co. survey said they check their homeowners’ policy at least once a year. That means many people are “missing out on ways to save,” Angi Orbann,

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Do college students need renters insurance?

Near the bottom of things on college students minds is insurance. But students who are living off-campus in a rented apartment, condo or house need to think about renters insurance. Most students living off-campus have thousands of dollars worth of electronics, furniture and other personal belongings which are not covered by your

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Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Cyberthieves have a new target to get at your money: ATMs. The automated teller machine is getting a security upgrade to accept debit and credit cards with security chips, like the check-out lines, but the slow transition is an opportunity for cyberthieves. The number of ATMs compromised by criminals jumped

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Will robots really drive better than us?

There’s a lot of excitement and hype around driverless vehicles. From President Obama to Uber, the claim is that self-driving cars can help save lives. “One of the hardest questions to answer is, ‘How do these cars compare to human drivers?’” Chris Urmson, then the chief of Google’s self-driving car

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