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September 2013

Recall of the Week: Garden Fresh Foods ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to Listeria contamination

Milwaukee-based Garden Fresh Foods is recalling about 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. These products are being recalled along with a recall by the same company of products regulated by... Read more →


Company will pay $1 million to settle FTC charges it used text messages in illegal debt collection scheme

A Glendale, California-based debt collector will pay $1 million dollars to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used text messaging to attempt to collect debts illegally. The FTC alleged that Archie Donovan and his two companies – National Attorney Collection Services, Inc., and National Attorney Services LLC – used... Read more →


Jobs, retirement abroad, health, history, and aging are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Karen Austin of The Generation Above Me is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #326. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. With summer fading and the rain pouring down, boomers... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Honda minivans and SUVs due to faulty airbags

Photo: IFCAR Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 318,000 Odyssey minivans sold in the U.S., along with 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles. Another 23,300 of the Odyssey models and 4,800 of the Acura SUVs sold in Canada also are being recalled. In addition, the Acura MDX recall covers 1,000 vehicles... Read more →


Tips for baby boomers on aging during World Alzheimer’s Month and Healthy Aging Month

Last week, I wrote about death and disability rates for diseases over two decades. In my article, I included a fascinating chart, which I was finally able to figure out. Blue arrows went down for the diseases and injuries that decreased between 1990 and 2010, including HIV/AIDS. Then, red arrows... Read more →


JPMorgan Chase admits it broke the law and agrees to pay $1 billion in fines

To settle charges in the “London Whale” trading scandal, JPMorgan Chase admitted wrongdoing and will pay three government agencies $920 million in penalties. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged JPMorgan with misstating financial results and lacking effective controls to prevent its traders from overvaluing investments to hide hundreds of millions... Read more →


Let’s go, team: Let’s pass gun control, mental health laws to stop mass killings

Although there are a lot of things to write about on my list today, I guess I’ll write about mass killings – again. I’m shocked by the killing of 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. It just seems so clear to me: enact stronger gun control... Read more →


Health, romance, technology, and travel are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

John Agno at So Baby Boomer is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #325. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. As fall gets underway sunrise is getting closer to sunset,... Read more →


Recall of the Week: 12 brands of Gree dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards

Gree is recalling about 2.2 million dehumidifiers in the United States and 52,500 in Canada The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46... Read more →