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November 2018

Top 10 stores for Cyber Monday shopping

Cyber Monday isn't just for Black Friday leftovers. Some of the year's best sales will take place on Monday, Nov. 26. So, you may want to save part of your holiday shopping budget for Cyber Monday deals. Which stores will be offering the best savings? offers 10 suggestions, based... Read more →

Watch out for toxic, dangerous toys, consumer group warns

This holiday season, watch out for dangerous and toxic toys. WashPIRG Foundation’s 33rd annual "Trouble in Toyland" report found toxic amounts of boron in slime products and a failure by Amazon to appropriately label choking hazards. Boron can cause nausea, vomiting, and other health issues. “No one should worry about... Read more →

Baby boomers pondering the holidays, travel, and change

Thanksgiving has always been nice celebration for me and my family. However, in recent years, I’ve been thinking more and more about the criticisms of the holiday. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting sheds some light on Thanksgiving. Baer did research and discovered some historical facts not taught in... Read more →

Mowers and compact tractors recalled by Kubota due to burn hazard

Kubota is recalling about 121,100 mowers and compact tractors. Hot coolant can spray out onto consumers from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank, posing a burn hazard. Kubota has received three reports of burn injuries from coolant ejecting. This recall involves model year 2014 to 2018 Kubota with model... Read more →

USDA needs to identify turkey brands linked to deadly, antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak, Consumer Reports says

The U.S. Department of Agriculture should identify the brands of turkey that have been linked to a drug-resistant strain of Salmonella that has sickened consumers across the nation, Consumer Reports said Wednesday. The outbreak in raw turkey products has been going on for a year, but neither the turkey industry... Read more →

Skip illegal ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchanges

The online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored, the Better Business Bureau warns. The campaign, which made a big splash in 2015, is again being circulated on social media sites, especially Facebook. The post claims that participants will receive up to 36 gifts... Read more →