Washington Consumers’ Checkbook staffers were shocked by differences in fees some pros charged.

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In a working-class neighborhood of Mexico City, two concrete buildings hidden near the end of a cul de sac draw visitors from around the world.

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Washington Consumers’ Checkbook staffers were shocked by differences in fees some pros charged.

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There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to be practical, not attention-getting.

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