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December 2018

Wegmans recalls cauliflower products due to possible E. coli contamination

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling four cauliflower products sold in the produce department between Dec. 7 and Dec. 18, because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7. The recalled products with use-by dates of Dec. 11, 2018, through December 22, 2018, are as follows: Wegmans Cauliflower Rice, 1... Read more →


Wells Fargo to pay $575 million in settlement with 50 states for consumer fraud

Photo: Laimerpramer Wells Fargo agreed to a $575 million settlement Friday with fifty states and Washington, D.C., due to the bank’s illegal sales practices. Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest bank, has acknowledged opening millions of deposits, credit cards, and other accounts and conducting transfers of funds without customer authorization during... Read more →


How to return holiday gifts

About a third of American consumers returned holiday gifts last year. Hopefully, you kept your receipts and aren’t on a long vacation so you can take care of your returns efficiently and promptly. The Better Business Bureau offers these tips for your holiday returns: The seller’s return policy. If you... Read more →


How is your Christmas Day going?

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate this day, the annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Nine-in-ten Americans — and 95 percent of Christians — say they celebrate Christmas, according to a Pew Research Center survey. These figures have generally held steady in recent years. Today, 46... Read more →


Identity protection tips for the holidays

With high-profile data breaches at Marriott and Quora and a new government report about Equifax’s breach, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund is offering tips for consumers to protect themselves as they use their credit and debit cards to travel and buy gifts this holiday season. “Breached companies from Equifax to... Read more →


TJX is recalling glass and ceramic drawer knobs due to laceration hazard

TJX is recalling about 21,500 glass and ceramic drawer knobs in the United States and about 1,700 in Canada. The glass and ceramic drawer knobs can break or shatter when pulled, posing a laceration hazard. TJX has received one U.S. report of a glass knob shattering when it was pulled,... Read more →


Facts and figures for the 2018 holidays

It’s that time of year. The holidays are upon us. Hanukkah has been celebrated and today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the least daylight, and the longest night. Christmas is approaching rapidly as is Kwanzaa, Dec. 26 to... Read more →


State attorneys general hold UBS accountable for manipulation of benchmark interest rates with $68 million fine

Photo: Urbanrenewal UBS AG, a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company, agreed Friday to a $68 million, 40-state settlement for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR or the London Interbank Offered Rate. LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments – such as stocks, bonds,... Read more →


Micromotivators: The guardrails for healthy behavior

By Louis Bezich, Health Care Executive and Author of “Crack the Code” Guest blogger What exactly are micro-motivators and how do they help people sustain healthy behavior? Micro-motivators are those tiny strategies, feelings, and approaches that keep you on track every day, the guardrails of healthy behavior. How can micro-motivators... Read more →