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April 2014

What are baby boomer bloggers writing about? The past, present, and future

I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #353. With spring finally in full bloom, baby boomer bloggers are writing about memories, life lessons, discrimination, wisdom, and generational differences. Sightings Over Sixty Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is dipping into a bit of nostalgia this week –... Read more →

Boomer Project expands to offer insights on other generations

Matt Thornhill, president and founder of GenerationsMatter The Boomer Project, a boomer think tank that developed the book “Boomer Consumer: Ten New Rules for Marketing to America’s Largest, Wealthiest Group,” is branching out. In an email saying it hasn’t published its boomer newsletter, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” for two years, the... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Toyota vehicles due to steering, starter, air bag, and other problems

Photo: IFCAR Toyota is recalling more than 6.39 million vehicles worldwide due to a variety of problems including seat rails, steering column brackets, engine starters, windshield wiper motors, and air bag cables. The recalls include 27 models including Camry, Corolla, Matrix, and Highlander, according to CNN Money. For details on... Read more →

Bank of America to pay $727 million for illegal credit card practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bank of America and FIA Card Services to pay about $727 million in relief to consumers harmed by practices related to credit card add-on products. About 1.4 million consumers were affected by Bank of America’s deceptive marketing of their add-on products. The bank... Read more →

Airline performance continues to improve in 2013, annual rating shows

Airline performance in 2013 was the highest since the Airline Quality Rating started in 1991. Of the 15 carriers rated for performance in 2012 and 2013, eight airlines improved, six airlines declined, and one is new to the rankings, according to the 24th annual Airline Quality Rating released Monday. The... Read more →

Retirement, movies, entrepreneurs, and remembrances: They’re all up for discussion by baby boomer bloggers

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #352. Like the other boomer bloggers, I’m enjoying spring with my first walk to my neighborhood park. The sunshine was magnificent. Carter is in the process of moving, but enjoying spring, too,... Read more →

Huge loophole in food safety law allows use of unsafe chemicals that threaten public health, study reports

Federal protections to keep potentially unsafe chemicals out of the nation’s foods are inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental action organization. The food safety protection system is minimal supervised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,... Read more →