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October 2017

Best places to celebrate Halloween 2017

Many people love Halloween. There's candy, costumes, horror films, haunted houses, and parties. But Halloween expenses can pile up. This year, the average U.S. household is expected to spend $86.13 on Halloween expenses, from decorations to treats to costumes. In some cities, you’ll spend less, in others more. And if... Read more →


What are the most popular Halloween costumes this year?

Half of all households will have at least one person wearing a Halloween costume this year, and 16 percent will have at least one pet in costume, according to the 2017 Goodwill Halloween Poll. Other survey results of the online survey: More than half of respondents, 51 percent, are interested... Read more →


Baby boomers enjoy the activities of fall

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting reports a New England fall offers a feast for the eyes, assuming one is lucky enough to catch the crimsons and golds at the right time. She and her husband traveled north to grandsit and were able to view the brilliance of fall.... Read more →


Take your unused and expired medications to a disposal site Saturday

It’s time to clear your homes of unused or expired medication by taking them to a designated collection site on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28. To find a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration location, click here. Take Back Day is a national effort that occurs twice a... Read more →


FTC stops tech support scammers

If you’re like me, you get dozens of calls from people saying your computer is infected and they’ll fix it right away for you. There's good news. The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against two tech support scams. The defendants contacted consumers through phone calls or displayed advertisements on... Read more →


Deutsche Bank to pay $220 million in 45-state settlement for manipulating interest rates

Deutsche Bank will pay $220 million in a 45-state settlement for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of U.S. Dollar and the London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR and other benchmark interest rates. Benchmark interest rates affect financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and have a widespread impact on global markets... Read more →