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December 2016

Financial predictions for 2017

What’s going to happen financially in 2017? WalletHub, a financial website, released its “10 Financial Predictions for 2017” report Tuesday to help consumers get information on next year’s economy. Below are some of Wallethub’s predictions, which are based in part on conversations with a panel of economics and finance specialists:... Read more →

Blood pressure app doesn’t work, FTC charges

In a lawsuit against Aura Labs and its president and CEO, Ryan Archdeacon, the Federal Trade Commission alleges that the company falsely claimed its Instant Blood Pressure app could serve as a replacement for a traditional blood pressure cuff and measure blood pressure just as accurately. However, Aura’s app reported... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers write about the past, present, and future

It’s the holiday season, and baby boomer bloggers looking back, dealing with today’s challenges, and planning ahead. The past Tom Sightings saw the play, “Love, Love, Love,” and wonders whether baby boomers were good parents. The present Meryl Baer is having troubles traveling in Ireland on a package tour, while... Read more →

Public health alert issued for food items made from ready-to-eat poultry products that may have been undercooked

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is alerting consumers that recalled ready-to-eat chicken products produced by National Steak and Poultry have been used in other FSIS-regulated products. FSIS doesn’t have confidence in the safety of any food items that have used the chicken products that were... Read more →

Bristol-Myers Squibb settles drug marketing charges with 43 states

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has agreed to pay $19.5 million dollars to settle charges related to the drug company’s alleged improper marketing of Abilify. The agreement was reached Thursday with attorneys general representing 43 other states and the District of Columbia. Abilify is the brand name for the prescription drug aripiprazole,... Read more →

How to secure your Internet devices

Today’s hackers are attacking a lot more than just computers. They’re going after the “Internet of Things” or IoT products – such as internet-connected cameras and refrigerators and using them to create havoc on the Internet. In October, hackers used the “Mirai” malware to attack unsecured IoT devices, turning them... Read more →

What to buy and not buy in December

December is the month when most people do a lot of shopping. has looked through its archives from years past to help you find the most savvy purchases in December. Buy in December Gift card freebies A popular promotion in December — especially among restaurants — is to offer... Read more →

What are the best hotel rewards programs?

Planning on a holiday trip? Since about half of holiday hotel goers are waiting until mid-December to book reservations, you may be able to save money by taking a look at WalletHub’s “2016 Hotel Rewards Report.” WalletHub, a personal finance website, looked the rewards programs operated by the 12 largest... Read more →

Cereals in U.S. higher in salt and sugar than other countries, survey shows

A survey of global breakfast cereals shows wide differences in the levels of sodium and sugar found in the same cereals around the world, the World Action on Salt and Health reports. For example, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks had 55.6 grams of sugar per 100 grams in the United States, but... Read more →

Trouble in toyland: Watch out for hazardous toys when you shop

Some toys that have been recalled for lead, powerful magnets, or other hazards may still be available for sale in online stores, according to U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund’s 31st annual “Trouble in Toyland” report. Consumers may also have recalled toys in their homes. The report lists 44... Read more →