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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Reading: Thoughts on $150-a-night N.Y.C. Hotels

A variety of consumer-focused articles appears daily in The New York Times and on our blogs. Each weekday morning, we gather them together here so you can quickly scan the news that could hit you in your wallet.

  • Lapses at big drug factories add to shortages, and danger. (National)
  • University of Phoenix closes 115 locations. (National)
  • Student loan borrowers average $26,500 in debt. (National)
  • Multivitamin use linked to lower cancer risk. (National)
  • Buy Yelp reviews, get a black mark. (Business)
  • An easy, but pricey, way to back up data. (Business)
  • A Rachel Ray food truck for the dogs. (Business)
  • Sifting through the app morass, with a little help. (Business)
  • Knowing when it's time to upgrade your gadgets. (Business)
  • Updating a tiny kitchen. (Home)
  • Finding a ‘breakup bed.' (Home)
  • Housing prices and income inequality. (Economix)
  • AOL's got mail, now with Alto. (Bi ts)
  • Writers advise on avoiding Internet distractions. (Bits)
  • Brother's small, but all-in-one, printer and fax. (Gadgetwise)
  • Set your own password reminder. (Gadgetwise)
  • Get up. Get out. Don't sit. (Well)
  • Making sleep a childhood priority (or not). (Motherlode)
  • Ask experts about ACT and SAT tests. (The Choice)
  • Readers' views on sub-$150 hotels in Manhattan. (In Transit)