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July 2018

Raw turkey responsible for Salmonella outbreak in 26 states

Ninety people infected with Salmonella Reading have been reported in 26 states. Forty people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Raw turkey products from different sources are contaminated with Salmonella Reading and are making people sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In interviews, ill... Read more →


Is this the end for Trump?

Photo: Kremlin.ru In a widely condemned press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki following the recent Russian-United States summit, President Donald Trump sided with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies when asked whether he would condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump said Putin had strongly denied... Read more →


What’s the latest on the Zika virus?

In 2018, no local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. Where you live, your travel history, and the travel history of your sex partners can affect your chances of getting Zika, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people infected with... Read more →


Nine attorneys general ask FDA to ban all flavored tobacco

Nine attorneys general have written a letter urging the Food and Drug Administration to ban all flavored tobacco products, which have been repeatedly shown to lead middle and high school students to begin tobacco use at a young age. In March, the FDA asked for information on the role that... Read more →


Trump’s consumer finance agency tells payday lender to pay $1.5 million, but cuts payment by two thirds

An Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday was ordered to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought. The $1.5 million settlement between Triton Management Group Inc. and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was... Read more →


Green living: Inexpensive ways to save our planet today

By Bailey Newman, content writer at CouponChief, guest author There’s no denying anymore that our precious Earth is in serious trouble. And lots of human activity – from air pollution to deforestation – has something to do with it. If we don’t change, we face both unintended and potentially permanent... Read more →


Baby boomers write about positive attitudes

We’re in the middle of the summer doldrums, yet this week seems to have brought out a positive attitude among baby boomer bloggers. They’re writing about how to inspire people to meet their challenges, why it’s never too late to embrace life, how to overcome tough challenges, a 90-plus mom... Read more →


Three companies recall blood pressure medications due to possible contamination with a carcinogen

Several prescription drugs containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, are being recalled because they may contain an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, a probable human carcinogen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the presence of NDMA could be related to changes in... Read more →


20 attorneys generals tell education secretary: Don’t shield for-profit school from investigations

Twenty attorneys general are calling on the U.S. Department of Education to honor its “historic law enforcement partnerships” by reinstating the long-standing practice of disclosing student loan information to law enforcement agencies – a practice it stopped last month without explanation In a letter sent to Secretary of Education Betsy... Read more →


FTC, agencies check car dealerships for required Buyers Guide information

Dealers have to display a Buyers Guide in every used car they have for sale, and give it to buyers after the sale, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s updated Used Car Rule. The FTC recently checked out how dealers are following that rule in 20 cities, visiting 94 dealerships,... Read more →