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April 2014

Recall of the Week: Rechargeable batteries used in Summer Infant video monitors due to burn hazard

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in its infant video monitors. About 58,800 of the batteries were recalled in February 2011. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.... Read more →

Agency updates tool for comparing student loans, including its estimates of new interest rates

This month, students throughout the nation will be receiving college acceptance letters. For many families, this can mean taking on student loan debt. Compare financial aid offers To help consumers compare financial aid offers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new version of its Paying for College tool... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Dyson bladeless portable electric heaters due to fire hazard

Dyson is recalling about 338,000 bladeless portable electric heaters in the United States and about 43,000 in Canada. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Dyson is aware of 82 incidents of... Read more →

Baby boomers becoming more conservative as they age, while millennials hold more liberal views

Baby boomers are worried about retirement and nearly half think things in America since the 1960s have changed for the worst. Forty-two percent of baby boomers, born from 1946 to 1964, now consider themselves conservative, up from 35 percent in 2000, according to a Wall Street Journal article. For the... Read more →

Americans to spent nearly $16 billion on Easter this year

The average American celebrating the Easter holiday will spend about of $137 on clothing, food, candy, gifts, and other items, slightly less than the $145 spent last year. Total spending is expected to reach $15.9 billion, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Though fewer Americans will celebrate... Read more →