Conn AG Could Cost Ct Taxpayers $18 Million

January 30, 2010
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Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall seeing a press release yesterday from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal about a suit he lost that could cost state taxpayers more than $18 million. Normally Blumenthal’s two press aides crank out several press releases each day. But according to a story in today’s Courant by...

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Make VoIP Calls On Your iPhone, iPod Touch

January 30, 2010
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Apple is putting the stick to its partner AT&T (not that I care) by permitting VoIP internet telephone calling through its wildly popular iPhone AND iPod Touch. By downloading the iCall application, you can make limited (three minute) free phone calls using your internet service, or by paying $10 a month you can call...

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Heating Oil Prices: Check Heating Oil Prices As Carefully As Gasoline Prices

January 30, 2010
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We are all very conscious of gasoline prices and most of us know within a few cents what a gallon of gas costs us on any given day. We also have a good sense as to which stations have higher and lower prices. Some of us may even drive out of our way to...

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Teeth Whiteners Sold On Internet Could Clean Out Your Wallet

January 29, 2010
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Teeth Whiteners Sold On Internet Could Clean Out Your Wallet

Lots of companies offer a trial period to buy something, leaving you with the impression that you can return it or stop using it if you don’t like it. That’s not necessarily the case with some teeth whitening products purchased on the Internet. If you want white teeth and search for a phrase like...

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Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Available For Millions Of People

January 29, 2010
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An expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) means larger families will qualify for a larger credit, offering greater relief for people who struggled through difficult financial times last year. The IRS and the Treasury Department marked EITC Awareness Day as their partners nationwide worked to highlight the availability of this important tax credit. EITC,...

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Support For Group Seeking To Oust Connecticut Humane Society Chairman Grows

January 29, 2010
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A group of animal lovers intent on driving Connecticut Humane Society President Richard Johnston at least out of his post of board chairman said today its ranks had swelled to more than 120 people. In a statement put out by The Coalition for Change, it said that 30 present and former employees of the...

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CYBEX Baby Strollers Recalled

January 29, 2010
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HARTFORD, January 29 – The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall of the CYBEX Strollers for repair due to risk of fingertip amputation and laceration hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. This recalled product was manufactured in China and distributed by Regal...

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Toyota Recalls: Conn AG Demands Answers On Safety Concerns

January 29, 2010
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has demanded that Toyota state whether recalled vehicles are safe to drive and provide additional information. Blumenthal said, “Consumers calling my office are understandably confused and fearful about whether their Toyotas are safe to drive.” Toyota recalled and suspended sales of eight models produced between 2005 and 2010 because of...

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Anthem Open To Charter Oak Health Plan In Conn For Uninsured

January 28, 2010
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) has agreed to waive clauses in its contracts with Connecticut hospitals that threatened to deter them from participating in the state’s Charter Oak Health Plan for the uninsured. “This agreement enables hospitals to freely accept Charter Oak without fear of...

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