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May 2015

Walmart settles charges it violated New York water law

Walmart Stores will pay $98,000 in a settlement over alleged violations of a 2010 New York state law designed to reduce water pollution caused by excess phosphorus that runs off lawns into state waters. The Nutrient Runoff Law requires stores to display phosphorous-containing lawn fertilizers separately from those that are... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers write about home

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #405. Sightings calls his blog roundup “Home on the Range.” He reports boomer bloggers are writing about: Retirement satisfaction. How to rightsize your home. The challenges of build a rural home. Whether traveling now... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting cup sleeves due to fire hazard

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. is recalling about 700,000 disposable cup sleeves. The cup sleeve can ignite if used in a microwave, posing a fire hazard, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Kaldi’s has received two reports of the cup sleeves catching fire when heated in the microwave.... Read more →


Watch out: Scammers target military personnel during Memorial Day holiday

Unfortunately, even on Memorial Day, scammers are targeting military personnel. Con artists often use malicious tactics to steal the money and identities of deployed troops and military families. The Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington urges consumers to watch out for these scams: Phone scams: Impostors pose... Read more →


Will you be shopping for a car at Memorial Day sales?

Source: WalletHub With interest rates and gas prices low and the average vehicle being more than 11 years old, some consumers may be looking for a bargain during this year’s Memorial Day sales. In order to help consumers find the best deals in financing, WalletHub has released the latest installment... Read more →