Simplicity Close-Sleeper Bassinets recalled due to infant deaths

August 20, 2009
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                                                     Recall Re-announcement of Simplicity “Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper” Bassinets  Due to Two (2) Additional Infant Deaths   HARTFORD, August 21 – The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is once again alerting consumers to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary recall of Simplicity “Close-Sleeper/Bedside Bassinets due to high risk of death.  To date, there...

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Recalls: Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks

August 19, 2009
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The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is notifying consumers about a voluntary recall announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of  “Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks.”   The recalled toys were sold nationwide in mass merchandise retailers, including Toys ‘R Us and on the web at www.littletikes.com This product was manufactured in China...

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The Healthcare Consumer shops for hearing aids

August 19, 2009
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If you’re in the age group that is just now beginning to regret listening to those loud rock concerts of your youth, you’re in good company. About one in six boomers have a hearing loss according to the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit educational group financed by the hearing aid industry. The AARP reports...

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What if you don't have health insurance?

August 18, 2009
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What if you don't have health insurance?

47 million Americans are without health insurance. If you happen to find yourself among the ranks of the uninsured there are still things you can do. Here are some great tips we’ve come across. Join a discount club Plans like AmeriPlan and Careington Health Systems offer discount cards that are available to most everyone....

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Investing: Look into ETFs and Vanguard

August 18, 2009
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When you decide to invest in the market, stay away from individual stocks. You never know when something terrible will come out about any one company, no matter how good it looks now. And you don’t know when speculators will make a bear raid on a company. Its much smarter to look at segments...

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Investment advice: Be careful as the bulls run, time for caution

August 18, 2009
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As someone who has learned a lot about the stock market – mostly from my losses, I have some advice for you. If you are itching to get in on the bull run, take a cold shower instead. After the S&P 500 just shot up 50 percent, this is no time to be getting in the market....

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Back to school suggestion: Pulse Smartpen

August 18, 2009
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Back to school suggestion: Pulse Smartpen

If your son or daughter is going into high school, college or graduate school there is one present I can recommend without any hesitation: the digital Pulse Smartpen by Livescribe — $150 to $200 depending on the size of the memory. Using special paper, the Pulse pen takes digital images of what you write and...

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Courant trying to salvage reputation by publishing Sleepy's investigation column

August 18, 2009
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Embarrassed by public disclosure that Courant management – for the first time in its history – is holding up a story of a state investigation into one of its prime advertisers, the nation’s oldest newspaper is now scrambling to get it into print. The column was written by me last month, was scheduled to...

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Courant Editor Hazell fabricates conversations, claims to be at meeting she wasn't, sends out emails giving instructions on how key advertisers are to be treated different

August 18, 2009
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I have no idea what is going on with Courant editor Naedine Hazell – who not long ago was a well respected journalist by many of the staff at the oldest continuosly published newspaper in the country. But when she makes up conversations that didn’t happen, pretends that conversations that did happen did not,...

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