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November 2013

Recall of the Week: One World Technologies Ryobi battery chargers due to fire and burn hazard

One World Technologies is recalling Ryobi P113 dual chemistry battery chargers – about 578,000 in the United States and 49,000 in Canada. The chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. One World Technologies has received 25 reports of... Read more →


Free items for veterans, active duty military on Veterans Day

On or around Veterans Day, businesses across America are offering free or discounted items to veterans and active duty military service members. The following companies are among those participating, according to a list on the Kiplinger website. Most require proof of service, a valid military ID, or wearing a uniform.... Read more →


What are baby boomers dreaming about?

Although baby boomers are getting older, they continue to be interested in fulfilling their dreams for improved health and fitness and establishing their dream vocation and financial state. Karen D. Austin, on her blog, The Generation Above Me, gives a report on what baby boomer bloggers are saying about boomer... Read more →


SAC Capital agrees to plead guilty to insider trading, pay $1.8 billion fine

SAC Capital Advisors, one of the nation's largest hedge funds, has agreed to pay $1.8 billion, the largest insider-trading penalty in history, to resolve insider-trading charges. Under the agreement, which is subject to court approval, SAC will plead guilty to each count in an indictment filed in July charging SAC... Read more →


Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to settle charges of false marketing, kickbacks

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve charges related to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega, and Natrecor, including promotion for uses not approved as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and payment of kickbacks. Risperdal and Invega are anti-psychotic... Read more →