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Problems With Plastic?

When traveling recently in Ireland, reader Adrian Cargill found he couldn't use his U.S.-issued credit and debit cards in gas stations, some restaurants and ATM machines along major roads. His "swipe and sign" cards just weren't welcome at certain places because the U.K. and much of Europe have switched to...

By Cindy Loose | October 31, 2007; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (16)

Shop Till You...Run Out of Gas?

Remember the innocent days when yard sales fit on a square of lawn or the tight space between the parked car and the garbage pail? Or maybe, if the neighbors were feeling neighborly, the block would pitch in and display their personal, embarassing effects from corner to corner. Oh, those...

By Andrea Sachs | May 29, 2007; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)


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