Finance

Derby Nurse Cooperating In Broadening Federal Probe

June 17, 2016
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Derby Nurse Cooperating In Broadening Federal Probe

By Lisa Chedekel A Derby nurse who admitted taking kickbacks from a drug company that makes the powerful opioid painkiller Subsys is cooperating with federal investigators, who recently charged two drug company employees with violating kickback laws, court documents show. Documents filed earlier this year show that Heather Alfonso, a nurse formerly employed by...

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Watch Out For Utility Scams In Connecticut

June 15, 2016
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Utility scams are on the rise again according to the Department of Consumer Protection.  As we move into summer, and increase our usage of air conditioning, scammers are taking advantage of individual consumers and businesses by scaring them into thinking they will have their electricity turned off. According to information submitted to the agency,...

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Restaurants Hide What Grade Of Beef They Are Selling

June 6, 2016
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Do you know what grade of beef your favorite restaurant steak is — select, choice, or prime?  You probably don’t know because most restaurant menus give you a bum steer by keeping some or all quality grades secret. That’s the conclusion of a review of menus from 17 national restaurant chains released today by ConsumerWorld.org. Key findings...

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Feds Propose To End Payday Debt Traps

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a rule aimed at ending payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers have the ability to repay their loans. The proposed rule would also cut off repeated debit attempts that rack up fees. These strong proposed protections would cover payday...

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