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October 2009

How to take Halloween photos

Halloween offers the opportunity to capture a variety of images that are sure to please you and your family for years.If you take the time to think through your photo opportunities, your chances of having terrific photos increase. Here are 12 tips for Halloween photography: 1. Start early. Snap photos... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Halloween flashlights sold at Target recalled due to burn hazard

About 610,000 flashlights sold at Target are being recalled because the flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Manufactured by DGI LLC, of Warren, N.J., and Tien Hsing, of Wanchai, Hong Kong and imported by Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.,... Read more →

MoneyGram to pay $18 millions to settle fraud charges

MoneyGram International Inc., the second-largest money transfer service in the United States, will pay $18 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company allowed its money transfer system to be used by fraudulent telemarketers to bilk U.S. consumers out of tens of millions of dollars. MoneyGram also will... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Blair expands chenille robe recall, additional deaths reported

If you have an elderly mom, take the time to check her chenille bathrobes and jackets to make sure they aren’t the ones subject to recent recalls. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the retailer Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa., are expanding Blair’s voluntary recall of women’s full-length chenille... Read more →

What were your best and worst consumer happenings this week?

Which consumer experience cheered you this week and which one made you want to scream or weep? Here’s what happened to me this week:

 My best consumer experience: Shopping at the Olympia Food Co-op I’ve been vacationing in Florida, and now that I’m back, I’m enjoying shopping at the Olympia... Read more →