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October 2013

Recall of the Week: Ready-to-eat salads with chicken due to Listeria contamination

Boston Salads and Provisions Co. Inc. is recalling about 223,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday The products were produced between Aug. 23 and Oct. 14 and shipped to wholesalers for... Read more →

New York hospitals, health providers required to offer tests to baby boomers for hepatitis C

A new law was signed Wednesday that will better protect New Yorker baby boomer from hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965 "Hepatitis C is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that disproportionately affects the... Read more →

JPMorgan Chase to pay $5.1 billion in settlement with FHFA

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Friday it has reached a settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. for $4 billion to address claims of alleged violations of federal and state securities laws in connection with residential mortgage backed securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Under the terms... Read more →

Jury finds Bank of America liable for fraud in Countrywide Mortgage case

Following a four-week trial, a federal jury in Manhattan decided Wednesday that Bank of America is liable for fraud on claims related to defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit. The jury also found former Countrywide executive Rebecca Mairone liable for defrauding the United States. Mairone was the only individual... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers offer tips on how to live better

I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #330. As the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and Halloween approaches, baby boomer blogger offer suggestions on how to improve your quality of life. Are you feeling just a little run down? Out of sorts, and not at... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Toyota Camry, Avalon, Venza models due to clogged air conditioning, air bag issues

Toyota is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles from model years 2012-2013. In the Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles involved, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to pool at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The water... Read more →

Boomers, seniors need to review their Medicare health and drug coverage during Fall Open Enrollment

Everyone with Medicare who is enrolled in a private health or drug plan should review their choices during the Fall Open Enrollment Period, the Medicare Rights Center, a consumer service organization, recommends. Even people who are currently satisfied with their plan should examine it, because plans change benefit packages every... Read more →

Elizabeth Warren is right on: Say ‘no more’ to conservatives who pull political stunts

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is glad that the government shutdown is over, but she’s angry that a reckless faction pulled a political stunt that was so costly to so many. I agree with Warren totally. Here’s the e-mail she sent out about the shutdown and near government default: I'm glad... Read more →