Courant-Fox 61 accused of bending over backward to please key advertisers to increase revenue, forsaking ethics

August 21, 2009
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The managers at the nation’s oldest newspaper of continuing circulation and its sister television station in Hartford are being accused by me and a television personality of trading in journalistic ethics in the past year for more revenue to counter the recession. In my case I was fired Aug. 3 – after a 40-year...

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Ct Attorney General asks feds to improve Cash for Clunker program

August 20, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to reform practices and procedures hindering the success of its “Cash for Clunkers” program. Blumenthal and Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association President James T. Fleming both called the program a success, but added that certain requirements and procedures are creating needless headaches for consumers...

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Credit CARD act Phase One in effect now

August 20, 2009
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The first phase of the Credit Card Act takes effect today. Lowcards.com summarizes the act's provisions.

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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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