Conn AG Seeks Federal Injunction Blocking Pratt’s Moving Jobs

January 27, 2010
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today argued in federal court for an injunction blocking Pratt & Whitney’s transfer of 1,000 jobs out of state because the company violated its union contract by failing to pursue all reasonable alternatives. Blumenthal argued in support of a lawsuit filed by the District Lodge 26 of the International Association...

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Haiti Donations: Deductible For 2009 Taxes

January 27, 2010
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People who give to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti can claim these donations on the tax return they are completing this season. “Americans have opened their hearts to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.” This new law provides an immediate tax benefit for the many taxpayers who...

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Stock Market Correction Coming? Consider ETFs That Go Up When Market Goes Down

January 26, 2010
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If you think the stock market is due for a correction, you have another good choice beside selling your stocks. Consider buying Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that go up when the market goes down. They are similar to mutual funds, but they trade like stocks and usually (not always, so do your homework) have a...

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Animal Abuse Awareness Poster

January 26, 2010
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Animal Abuse Awareness Poster

In an effort to raise awareness of animal abuse and the potential legal consequences for those found guilty of that crime, the nonprofit group Concerned Citizens For Humanity (CCFH) funded the development and printing of a poster designed to educate the public about this crime. “We feel that animal abuse has a widespread impact on society,” Darrell...

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Telecom Firms Hand Over Confidential Phone Records To FBI

January 26, 2010
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Telecom Firms Hand Over Confidential Phone Records To FBI

CtWatchdog contributor Dave Lieber wonders what those Post-it Notes written by the FBI to illegally obtain phone records of Americans look like. He offers some samples.

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Social Security Secrets: Part Three

January 25, 2010
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Today we continue our new series, this one crucial to anyone approaching age 62 or older – Social Security. It is tremendously complicated, especially for couples when they both have worked. Making the right decisions could add or take away as much as $400,000 to your income stream from Social Security. The Maffe Financial...

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Electrocution Alert: Is That Your Toe Burning?

January 25, 2010
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Electrocution Alert: Is That Your Toe Burning?

It wasn't easy grabbing that flashlight and magnifying glass and crawling under the desk to read the ultra-tiny serial numbers on the back of my Belkin surge protector to see if I was a candidate for electrocution, but that's what I did after seeing a little item buried in the back pages of the...

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Daniele Italian Sausage And Salami Recalled

January 25, 2010
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HARTFORD, January 25 (press release)– — In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection food inspectors will be checking stores statewide to ensure that Daniele Italian sausage and salami products are removed from sale due to a recall of 1.2 million pounds of the product by its producer, Daniele...

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The Importance of Sharing: TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choices

January 25, 2010
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I’m just back from a quick trip to New York. We stayed at the Warwick Hotel which was really nice. Wonderfully located, reasonable, great staff, lovely rooms, good food. I know that. You now know that. Shouldn’t more people know that? Well, they will because I’ll be sharing the experience on tripadvisor.com. It’s only...

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