No Travel Deals? Look Around, There Are Plenty, Even for the Holidays

November 6, 2009
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Traditionally the holiday season comes at a high travel premium. And to hear so many of the travel wizards talk, the bum economy is making travel all the harder to do economically and we are sentenced to spending our time down in the basement. Well, if you look around even a little you’ll find...

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HP Needs To Provide Printer Drivers For Windows 7 OS

November 5, 2009
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One of the downsides of buying a new printer/scanner/fax/copier from a great company – HP – is that it has yet to provide drivers to run these machines on the new operating system. HP says it will have drivers for Windows 7 soon. Why don’t they have them already. Its not exactly breaking news...

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Costco Considering Building Store In West Hartford

November 5, 2009
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Costco Considering Building Store In West Hartford

Costco, which about 10 years ago made an unsuccessful attempt to open a store in central Connecticut, is once again considering building a store in West Hartford. Two sources have told me that Costco is in the preliminary stage of planning for a warehouse club store in West Hartford. Costco officials Thursday declined to comment, stating...

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Watchdog’s Attorney Amends Wrongful Discharge Suit Against Courant, Tribune To Include Violation of Mission Statement

November 5, 2009
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New Haven employment lawyer Joseph D. Garrison has amended my wrongful discharge lawsuit against The Courant and its parent Tribune Co. by claiming that I was fired for following the Courant's written News Mission statement. The News Mission statement was developed in early 2002 by a group of editors and reporters (including me) as a...

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Best Buy Defending Itself Against Civil Lawsuits Against The Giant Retailer in Five States

November 4, 2009
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Best Buy, the nation’s largest electronic retailer, has two major legal battles on its hands as it defends itself against accusations from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and New York class action lawyers Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. In federal district courts in New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey, Best Buy has been sued on...

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Gift Cards: Be Selective On Which Ones You Buy, Consider A Gift Instead

November 4, 2009
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Gift cards are now the most popular gift to give and to receive. But as Bill Hardefopf, ceo of www.LowCards.com, says today a “shocking number of cards go unused.” That means you have wasted your money. And while we are talking about gift cards, be real careful about restaurant gift cards. While I would...

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Ct Health Care Advocate Says His Office Works With Thousands Of Consumers, Saving Them $2.7 Million in 3 Months

November 4, 2009
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Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo announced today that his office saved consumers $ 2.7 million through the third quarter of 2009. The office saved $700,000 for consumers in the third quarter alone. Last year the office saved consumers over $5.2 million in denied claims or services by health insurance companies that were ultimately reversed in...

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At a Hotel, There’s No Way to Throw Light on a Subject

November 4, 2009
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At a hotel, if you wish to turn off the bedside lamp, you push the switch and the light in the closet goes on, the bulbs in the bathroom flash 28 times, the overhead lamp gets brighter and the television turns on to the adult movie channel at top volume.

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90-Year-Old Woman Has Great Advice For All Of Us

November 4, 2009
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Just like most of you I get a lot of silly jokes and “happy talk” tales in my email. But every once in a while I get something that is really worth reading. Thanks to my sister-in-law Alina Mazzaferro Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio “To...

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