Dollars & Sense: 10% discounts on flat screens; foreclosure hot spots
Flat-screen TVs are selling at pre-Super Bowl discounts that are deeper than usual.
February 2nd, 2011
11:03 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: 10% discounts on flat screens; foreclosure hot spots

Big TV bargains for the Super Bowl: The week before the Super Bowl typically brings sales of up to 10% off the listed price for flat-screen TVs. But weak holiday sales are leading to even steeper discounts of 20% to 30%. And from ogres to hot chicks, here's a sneak peek at this year’s hot Super Bowl ads.

U.S. seizes 10 sports streaming websites: Each of the seized sites aggregated illegal, pirated broadcasts and provided links to site visitors. Some of the world's biggest sports leagues were allegedly victimized, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, WWE and UFC.

Hey Congress: We need more money! It's not unusual for agencies to argue that budget cuts will harm their ability to do their jobs, but the current uncertainty is raising alarms. Without additional funding, training for troops will be reduced, overall military readiness will be hurt and pilots will get less flight time.

No inflation? Check out food: Food commodities such as wheat, corn and cocoa are spiking. You might even find yourself paying more for beef as cattle prices keep rising.

Shortage of o.b. tampons. There's a black market for that: In January, Johnson & Johnson said its mysteriously absent o.b. tampons had started being shipped to retailers, but it's February and there still are no tampons on the shelves. But they are showing up on eBay and Amazon for three times the price.

10 surprise foreclosure hot spots: Of the 100 metro areas with the highest foreclosure rates, these cities experienced the biggest increases in 2010. Towns include Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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  1. sarnoleah

    It is fantastic time to refinance home mortgage. As Clark Howard says it is very tough to find these low rates for long time. Search online for 123 Mortgage Refi they found me THE lowest possible rate.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. mayabosley

    "Printapons" is a deal-of-the-day website that is localized if a certain number of people sign up for the offer, then the deal becomes available to all; if the predetermined minimum is not met, no one gets the deal that day.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Stu Pidasole

    not a good time for shortage of O B tampons,they make great earplugs for those parents taking their kids to new Bieber movie.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Abdullah Abdullah

    February 3, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. NuckinFuts

    As soon as I can find full time employment I will be happy to pick up a lovely new HDTV so more of my American money can head overseas. Right now I'm only being given 30 hours so the bean counters don't have to count me as full time. Maybe once the real jobs come back I can splurge on a nice new SONY Bravia.. Oh dare to dream...

    February 3, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |