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July 2010

Veterans Affairs says it’s improving services for women veterans

It’s troubling to hear radio reports and read newspaper articles about the problems women veteran’s experience, including sexual assault.Women make up 8 percent of military veterans and within 10 years that’s expected to double. The Department of Veterans Affairs is working on improving its services for women veterans as the... Read more →

What’s the real problem with the economy in Greece?

When the media reports came bursting forth about the troubles in the Greek economy, I wondered how better than average social programs could cause the downfall of a country.While overspending by the government on social programs may have caused some of the countries economic difficulties, the Greek crisis essentially comes... Read more →

A look at the Americans With Disabilities Act on its 20th anniversary

How effective has the Americans With Disabilities Act been in its first 20 years of meeting the needs of the disabled? Opinions vary. Some say the law was an innovative political compromise that left enforcement up to individuals who file lawsuits rather than regulations. Others say the promise of the... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Baja Motorsports mini bikes and go-carts due to fire and burn hazard

Baja Motorsports is recalling about 308,000 mini bikes and go-carts. The gas cap can leak or detach from the fuel tank on the recalled mini bikes and go-carts, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Also, the throttle can stick due to an improperly positioned fuel line and throttle... Read more →

Newsman Daniel Schorr had a life many baby boomers want to emulate

Flickr Photo by Michael Foley As a regular listener of National Public Radio, I often marveled at Daniel Schorr as he continued his news commentary into his 90s.It’s the type of life many baby boomers want to experience as they grow older: continue making a contribution until they pass away.... Read more →

President signs financial reform bill to aid consumers, block Wall Street excesses

As expected, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act yesterday. The act is the most significant change in federal regulatory policies of Wall Street and financial institutions since the Great Depression. It creates a new bureau to protect consumers and sets out rules to curb Wall... Read more →