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Could Apple Pay Be the End of Data Breaches?

September 14, 2014
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Apple’s announcement of a new payment system, Apple Pay, could not have come at a more opportune time. Consumers have been shell-shocked by the number of data breaches that have taken place at well-known stores: Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, P.F. Chang’s, Dairy Queen, UPS Stores, Sally Beauty, Supervalu, Albertsons and this week, Home Depot....

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Mortgage Lead Generator Will Pay $500,000 to Settle FTC Charges That It Deceptively Advertised Mortgage Refinancing

September 13, 2014
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According to FTC, Defendant Falsely Claimed Mortgage Refinancing Was “Free,” Carried No Hidden Fees, and Would Save Consumers $2,000 a year. The Internet-based operation that finds potential borrowers for mortgage refinancing lenders will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges...

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Child Advocates Want Independent Review of Girls’ Detention Unit

September 12, 2014
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Child Advocates Want Independent Review of Girls’ Detention Unit

By: Lisa Chedekel A preliminary review by the Office of the Child Advocate of conditions at the state’s controversial locked treatment program for troubled girls in Middletown raises concerns about the improper use of restraints, inadequate access to mental health services, and inconsistent reporting...

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FTC Stops Marketers of Phony Health Care ‘Discount’ Schemes Directed at Older Americans and Spanish-Speaking Consumers

September 12, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission has halted two health care scams that were designed to trick consumers into paying for phony “discount” cards, which the scammers falsely claimed would provide consumers with health insurance, or help them pay for prescription...

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Feds Urged To Permit Phone Companies To Block Unwanted Telemarking Call

September 10, 2014
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 Connnecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 38 other state and territorial attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally requesting its opinion regarding the legal authority of telephone companies to electronically block unwanted automated telemarketing...

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Samsung Computers Get A+ Rating While Acer Flunks

September 10, 2014
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RESCUECOM Releases 2014 Q2 Computer Reliability Report with Computer Reliability Grades Samsung is the first manufacturer to earn a computer reliability grade of A+ in RESCUECOM’s computer reliability report while Acer receives a failing grade of F. RESCUECOM has...

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Ct Atty Gen Asks FDA To Push For Generic Nexium

September 8, 2014
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AG Jepsen to FDA: End Bottleneck Preventing Generic Nexium from Entering the Market  Cites evidence that drug-maker Ranbaxy is delaying generic, hurting consumers by inflating cost of second highest-selling drug in the U.S.  In comments to a Citizen Petition...

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Green Coffee Bean Manufacturer To Pay $3.5 Million For False Weight Loss Claims

September 8, 2014
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A Texas-based company, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS), has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it used the results of a flawed study to make baseless weight-loss claims about its green coffee extract to retailers, who repeated those claims...

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West Haven Vietnam Vet Hopeful New Pentagon Guidelines Help Him And Others Gain Benefits

September 7, 2014
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West Haven Vietnam Vet Hopeful New Pentagon Guidelines Help Him And Others Gain Benefits

By: Peggy McCarthy | Conley Monk, a Vietnam War veteran who has been fighting for decades to have his military discharge status upgraded, expressed hope Friday that new Pentagon guidelines will help him and other Vietnam Veterans with Post...

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