CtEatWell: Farmers’ Markets Springing Up All Over Connecticut

May 5, 2011
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CtEatWell: Farmers’ Markets Springing Up All Over Connecticut

A few weeks ago I wrote an article featuring Connecticut herbs to grow and cook with.  If you missed the article it may be time to take a look back at “Herb Garden Primer 101” because May markets are beginning to take place this week.  Several farmers’ markets and roadside stands will be opening...

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Beware of Jackson Hewitt’s $38 fee

May 5, 2011
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Beware of Jackson Hewitt’s $38 fee

A woman has $1,000 in adjusted gross income, but ends up paying $400 to get her taxes done. She didn't ask Jackson Hewitt Tax Service how much it costs, and they didn't tell her. Until it was too late.

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UBS Agrees To Pay Connecticut and Other States Tens of Millions In Settlement

May 4, 2011
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Attorney General George Jepsen announced a $90.8 million settlement with multinational Swiss bank, UBS AG, as part of an ongoing nationwide investigation of alleged anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry. Connecticut and New York led the investigation by 24 states and the District of Columbia. As part of the settlement,...

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Granny Snatching: Canada Judge Rules Institution Trumps Home Care For Elderly

May 4, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Canada Judge Rules Institution Trumps Home Care For Elderly

British Columbia resident Kathleen Palamarek, an elderly widow and patient in the Broadmead Lodge nursing home in Saanich, a community in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, will remain there indefinitely, after a Canadian judge ruled Tuesday that institutional confinement trumps family living. Mrs. Palamarek’s daughter, Lois Sampson, has spent three years trying to free her...

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Learn To Be A Watchdog: Summer High School Programs At Quinnipiac, UConn

May 4, 2011
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Learn To Be A Watchdog: Summer High School Programs At Quinnipiac, UConn

The Connecticut Health Investigative Team is hosting investigative reporting workshops for high school students 16 and older at Quinnipiac University from July 11-15 and at the University of Connecticut from July 18-22 Meet prize-winning journalists and work on your own in-depth stories. For information go to www.c-hit.org or e-mail C-HIT editor Lynne DeLucia at...

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Bedside Handles For Elderly Often Dangerous

May 4, 2011
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A variety of bedside handles intended to help elderly or ill patients get into and out of bed, sit up or roll over in bed pose a huge danger: They can trap and strangle or suffocate people, Public Citizen said in a petition sent today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Public Citizen...

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White House Develops Plan to Thwart Online ID Theft

May 4, 2011
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Online identity theft is a widespread problem that costs millions of people time and money each year in the United States. Even the White House has decided to step in. They have developed a plan called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which aims to provide consumers with heightened protection during...

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Banks Starting to Lend Again

May 4, 2011
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Banks Starting to Lend Again

Banks are ready to lend money once again. According to the Federal Reserve’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices released yesterday, their willingness to make consumer loans rose to its highest level since 1994. In the credit card industry, banks appear eager to approve credit card applications for new customers, but...

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Watchdog News Hour: Columnist Kevin Rennie Hosts Tonight

May 3, 2011
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Watchdog News Hour: Columnist Kevin Rennie Hosts Tonight

Columnist and South Windsor attorney Kevin Rennie will be the host tonight on the Watchdog News Hour at www.OnTheHORN.com. One of his guests will be Andrew Schneider from Connecticut chapter of ACLU and they will be discussing red light cameras.

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