Bill To Tighten Doc Discipline Advances In Ct General Assembly

May 10, 2011
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Bill To Tighten Doc Discipline Advances In Ct General Assembly

BY Lisa Chedekel A bill that would make it easier for the Connecticut Medical Examining Board to discipline doctors who have faced license suspension or disciplinary action in other states has received legislative committee approval and is pending action by the General Assembly. The new provision would allow the state medical board to “rely upon...

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Consumer Federation Wants SEC To Toughen Retail Investor Protection

The House Financial Services Committee should allow the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to move forward expeditiously on a rulemaking imposing a fiduciary duty on brokers when they give personalized investment advice, according to a letter to Committee members from Consumer Federation of America (CFA) Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper. In doing so,...

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Watchdog News Hour: Why Gasoline Prices Spike, But Are Slow To Deflate?

May 10, 2011
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Watchdog News Hour: Why Gasoline Prices Spike, But Are Slow To Deflate?

Eugene A. Guilford Jr., president of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association and its education foundation, will be the guest tonight on the Ct Watchdog News Hour discussing gasoline pricing. If you are interested in asking Gene or I a question on the air – from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at www.OnTheHORN.com, you can call...

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Jenny Craig Beats Weight Watchers In Consumer Reports New Rating

May 10, 2011
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Consumer Reports Health is now rating  Jenny Craig higher than the more popular Weight Watchers program. “To come up with its ratings, CR Health looked at not just weight loss, but also each plans adherence to nutritional guidelines set forth by the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the plans’ long- and short-term...

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MeToo Clip-On Chairs Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that some “MeToo” clip-on table top chairs imported by phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo. put young children at risk of serious injury due to multiple safety hazards, and urges consumers to stop using certain phil&teds clip-on chairs immediately. The infant/toddler chair with...

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Copyright Infringement Can Cost Culprits A Fortune

May 9, 2011
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The next time you consider using  a copyrighted photo or article from someone else on your blog or website, you might want to read this cautionary tale from the New York Times. “When Brian Hill, a 20-year-old blogger from North Carolina, posted on his Web site last December a photograph of an airport security...

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Changes To Amex Blue Cash Card

May 8, 2011
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Changes To Amex Blue Cash Card

American Express has made big changes to the Blue Cash card. For years, the card was the standard of cash cards. It offered 1% cash back on “everyday purchases” or 5% once you spent $6,500 on your card. Everyday purchases include those made at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations. American Express cancelled that card and has introduced two...

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Save Money On Your Utilities: Ct Energy Efficiency Fund

May 7, 2011
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– After one of the harshest winters Connecticut has seen in years, the warmer months are fast approaching and now is the time to make sure your home’s air conditioning system is ENERGY STAR® qualified. If it isn’t, The Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with Connecticut Light and Power and The United Illuminating Company,...

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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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