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Discounted prescriptions: where to look

September 24, 2009
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Thanks to Janice Podsada, a talented former colleague from The Courant, we have a list of websites for consumers to check out for discounts or free medicine. In her Sept. 21 article, Janice suggests checking out: www.slashdrugcosts.org, www.pparx.org,  www.abbottdiabetescare.com, www.lillycares.com, www.pharmacychecker.com,

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Credit Card Act may become law sooner

September 24, 2009
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Congress passed the Credit CARD Act in May but it gave issuers and banks almost one year to implement the major provisions of the bill. Since then, issuers did exactly what they threatened to do--raise rates and fees on a broad group of cardholders. Consumers and elected officials are not happy about this, and...

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CNG & SCG put layoffs on hold

September 24, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary Healey announced that -- immediately after they presented argument at a public hearing today -- the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) agreed to indefinitely bar layoffs at Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) and Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG). As Blumenthal and Healey urged, the gas companies are prohibited...

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BlueHippo: under attack from state & fed officials

September 24, 2009
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BlueHippo: under attack from state & fed officials

After watching BlueHippo run roughshod over the poorest consumers for years, federal and state officials are banding together for a full attack against this computer finance company that has ripped off hundreds, if not thousands of its customers. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he has received scores of complaints from consumers of paying...

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