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Facts and figures for Labor Day 2019

Facts and figures for Labor Day 2019 include 1894 was the year Congress officially made the first Monday in September a federal holiday and 35 percent of the work force belonged to unions in the 1950s compared to 10.5 percent in 2018. Read more →

What to look for in Labor Day 2019 sales

With summer coming to an end and the back-to-school shopping keeping people busy, it’s helpful to have information about Labor Day sales so you can get the best deals possible. During the Labor Day sales, you’ll find lots of bargains. Read more →

What to do about your virtual valuables as you get older

As consumers spend more time online and on devices, they accumulate digital assets. Digital asset are something of value or significance created online or on a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet. As people get older, they may want to transferring their digital assets to someone else. Read more →

Rubber brooms recalled by Norwex due to laceration hazard

Norwex is recalling about 58,000 rubber brooms. The broom handles can break in half, exposing a metal inner rim, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Norwex has received 41 reports of the broom handle breaking during use, including six reports of minor injuries.  Read more →

Don’t eat undercooked beef or soft cheeses made from raw milk, consumer group advises, because inspection laws allow meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella to be sold to the public

The CDC issued a report Thursday describing an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Newport. Between June 2018 and March 2019, the CDC identified 255 cases in 32 U.S. states, which resulted in 60 hospitalizations and two deaths. Read more →

Attorneys general and telecommunications companies join to stop robocalls

Fifty-one attorneys general announced an agreement Thursday with 12 telecommunications providers on a set of principles intended to limit and prevent robocalls. The providers have agreed to incorporate these principles into their business practices. Read more →

CFPB fails consumers by not carrying out payday lending rule, consumer groups say

Consumer groups urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Monday to carry out the payment requirements in its payday lending rule. They restrict payday and vehicle-title lenders from withdrawing money from borrowers’ bank accounts after two attempts have failed. Read more →