Small Business Warning: Yellow Page Scam

May 18, 2011
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Attorney General George Jepsen Wednesday warned small businesses to be alert for a fraudulent “Yellow Page” scam in which operators at undisclosed locations called businesses to offer free “Yellow Page” listings or renewals, but request bank or credit card information. The listings are never placed in any directory and although the bogus service is...

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Connecticut Union Heads Agree To Revolutionary Health Reform

May 17, 2011
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Talk about making lemonade! In an enormously significant development, a handful of government officials and union leaders around the negotiating table have accomplished what politicians, civic leaders and health authorities have failed to do over the long years: They’re putting the money where the mouth is on health care. We’re not looking at just refinements...

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Watchdog News Hour Tonight: General Assembly Considers Elderly Legislation

May 17, 2011
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Watchdog News Hour Tonight: General Assembly Considers Elderly Legislation

Author and Granny Snatching blogger Ron Winter will be our first guest tonight on the Watchdog News Hour at 6 p.m. at www.OnTheHORN.com. Ron will be discussing two important pieces of legislation before the Ct General Assembly affecting us older folks. He will also discuss how you can help support our troops. Our second...

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Greenwich Sex Offender MD Allowed To Resume Practice

May 17, 2011
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Greenwich Sex Offender MD Allowed To Resume Practice

BY Lisa Chedekel In a controversial move, state officials are allowing a Greenwich physician who is registered as a sex offender to resume his medical practice in Connecticut.In a recent decision, the Connecticut Medical Examining Board, an arm of the Department of Public Health, voted to allow Clifford Berken of Stamford to resume practicing medicine...

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DirectBuy Class Action Proposed Settlement Rejected By Federal Judge

May 16, 2011
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In a win for consumers and the position taken by the attorneys general for 37 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall Monday denied a proposed class-action settlement in a lawsuit against DirectBuy, Inc. In a 32-page decision, Judge Hall said the proposed settlement...

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Doubts Cast on TSA Safety Tests of Full-Body Scanners

May 16, 2011
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Doubts Cast on TSA Safety Tests of Full-Body Scanners

by Michael Grabell A sign at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint instructs passengers about the use of the full-body scanner at O’Hare International Airport on March 15, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) The Transportation Security Administration says its full-body X-ray scanners are safe and that radiation from a scan is equivalent to...

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Watchdog News Hour: Lisa Wilson-Foley

May 16, 2011
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Watchdog News Hour: Lisa Wilson-Foley

  Lisa Wilson-Foley of Simsbury was our guest May 24 on the Watchdog News Hour at www.OnTheHORN.com. Lisa, a  mother to seven is an award-winning entrepreneur, a philanthropist and recently entered the political arena seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th Congressional district. She has owned and operated numerous businesses in Connecticut...

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Community Suffers as 100,000 Abandon the Newspaper

May 16, 2011
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The dismal circulation numbers for The Hartford Courant are in and, as is happening in so many places if less dramatically, the nation’s Oldest Etc. continues the grim slide. That is bad news, of course, for the paper and its leadership responsible for developing a paper that an evolving readership might actually stay with;...

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Fuel Economy Gauges Don’t Always Tell the Truth

May 16, 2011
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Fuel economy gauges, which now come standard in 92 percent of new cars, may be over-representing your car’s fuel efficiency, according to tests conducted by editors at Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information. A total of 14 tests in seven vehicles found that the MPG gauges were 5.5 percent inaccurate, on average....

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