Just a few hours now until ghosts, goblins, and witches come knocking on your door. Will you be one of 76 percent or less of Americans spending $50 or less on Halloween this year? One of 32 percent throwing or attending a party? One of 44 percent carving a pumpkin?
This year there will be $8.8 billion in Halloween-related spending – 76 percent of Americans will spend $50 or less on Halloween, 32 percent of Americans are throwing/attending a Halloween party, and 47 percent of Americans plan to dress in costumes.
As Halloween approaches and it gets colder and colder, bloggers are bundling up, raking leaves, and getting ready to hand out candy. And they’re writing about family possessions, inspiration, Medicare Advantage plans, online dating, a historic battlefield, and a spooky dream.
I’m a big proponent of organic foods. My dad, Minor H. Slingsby, died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was a farmer. I didn’t know non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was linked to pesticide exposure when my dad was diagnosed with the disease.
Nearly 1 million Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles recalled due to possible failure of replaced airbags
About 928,000 vehicles are being recalled because the driver or front passenger airbag inflators were replaced as part of the Takata airbag recall using the same defective inflators. The replacement inflators may explode due to the propellant degrading.
It’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, a campaign to help charities and their contributors avoid charity. Actions donors can take to avoid fraud are: check with the agency that regulates charities in your state, go to the FTC website, and check with organizations that rate charities.
The FDA issued draft guidance Wednesday on proposed labeling for breast implants. The guidelines recommend that manufacturers include a black box warning and patient decision checklist in the device’s labeling and update recommendations for device rupture.
It’s that time of year again. Advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans are flooding my mailbox and email. I’m even getting phone calls about the plans. And, every time I turn on the TV, there’s another ad about Medicare advantage, with infomercials to be tolerated, too.
Under a settlement, the Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes.
It’s been raining, raining, raining here in the Seattle area. And, in September, which often gives us some more summer weather, we got rain instead. I wonder if the bad weather today caused a crash of four semi-trucks that closed Interstate 5 south of Olympia for about five hours.