Sony PlayStation Hacking: Why It’s Dangerous, How To Protect Yourself

May 7, 2011
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Sony PlayStation Hacking: Why It’s Dangerous, How To Protect Yourself

HOW CREDIT CARD DATA IS STOLEN AND SOLD Last week, after the Sony PlayStation Network was attacked by a group of unknown hackers, Sony’s 77 million customers, along with security specialists and government officials, were surprised by the amount of information that might have been stolen from the company. But there was another group that worried about the...

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CtMobileVet: Springtime Pet Injuries

CtMobileVet: Springtime Pet Injuries

It is spring and every dog knows it! Labrador Retrievers are frolicking in the fields. Boxers are racing through the grass. Pit-bulls are dancing on their hind legs, twisting and turning as they chase squirrls. Even the sedate Bichon is rambling along at a quicker pace, sniffing and shuffling forward in quick bursts of...

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Metropark Bankrupt, Closing Its Three Connecticut Stores

May 6, 2011
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Attorney General George Jepsen advised Connecticut consumers Friday that clothing retailer Metropark USA has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing its 71 stores in 20 states, including three in Connecticut. Metropark USA has stores in Danbury Fair Mall, the Westfield -Trumbull Shopping Mall and Westfarms Mall in Farmington. Closing sales were expected to...

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Exposing Unsavory Links Between Medical Societies And Medical Firms

May 6, 2011
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Exposing Unsavory Links Between Medical Societies And Medical Firms

by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber This story has been co-published with USA TODAY. SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. St. Jude Medical adorns every...

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Granby Day Care Center Fined

May 6, 2011
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Granby Day Care Center Fined

BY C-HIT Staff The state Department of Public Health has fined a Granby, Ct day care center $800 for failing to adequately supervise children in its care and maintain its facility. During a recent inspection at The Patchwork Schoolhouse, an inspector found inadequate staffing and three children unattended in a room, reports say.  The facility...

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CT@Prayer: Prayer Works

May 6, 2011
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CT@Prayer: Prayer Works

The National Day of Prayer didn’t seem to be a big deal this year, or maybe it was just overshadowed by Cinco De Mayo. Thursday marked the 59th annual observance, though it’s been a tradition since long before Congress recognized it in 1952. Its origins date back to 1775, when the colonies were asked...

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Granny Snatching: Death in British Columbia; Heart Attack Fells Elderly Icon

May 5, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Death in British Columbia; Heart Attack Fells Elderly Icon

British Columbia resident Kathleen Palamarek, a patient in the Broadmead Lodge nursing home in Saanich, on Vancouver Island, who became an international symbol of the fight to prevent forced institutionalization of the elderly, died Wednesday, May 4, one day after a Canadian judge ruled that she must remain confined indefinitely. Initial reports indicate that...

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DirectBuy Proposed Settlement Opposed By Public Citizen

May 5, 2011
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Public Citizen will argue on behalf of a class member that a proposed settlement of a class action brought against membership-buying service DirectBuy for misrepresenting that members could buy products at cost is not fair, adequate and reasonable, and that a court should not approve it. DirectBuy is an Indiana-based company that markets itself...

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CVS Settles Connecticut Suit Over Outdated Products

May 5, 2011
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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein announced a settlement with Connecticut CVS Pharmacy LLC that prohibits its retail stores from selling or offering to sell products after their expiration or “sell by” date. CVS also must pay Connecticut $105,000. More importantly, for at least three years, CVS will offer...

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