“The unprecedented quarantines to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus have made many seniors more vulnerable to financial exploitation.” Social isolation, whether because of a pandemic or because an elderly person is alone, is a leading factor contributing to the financial exploitation of seniors. The necessity of quarantining...
It isn’t over yet, so keep wearing masks and social distancing. It’s worrisome that people are rushing to go to activities again. While it’s exciting that millions of people are being vaccinated, kids are back in school, and the cases and deaths from coronavirus went down and are now plateauing, this is far from over.
HD Hudson is recalling about 64,000 illu-Mist Battery-Powered Garden Sprayers. The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a battery melting and catching fire resulting in property damage of less than $100. No injuries have been reported.
In 2019, about 67,500 children under the age of five years were treated in emergency rooms due to unintended poisoning. About 85 percent of these incidents occurred in the home. The CPSC encourages consumers to “Prepare, Prevent, and Protect” their families from poisonings at home.
“When Aretha Franklin died in 2018, a powerful creditor came calling: The Internal Revenue Service.” The IRS said that the singer’s estate owed more than $7.8 million in unpaid income taxes, plus interest, plus penalties, from the last seven years of her life. There’s no lack of drama in the...
Facebook and Amazon are now the two biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the country. Big Tech has bypassed Big Oil and Big Tobacco, two historically big federal lobbying spenders, with Amazon and Facebook having spent nearly twice as much as Exxon and Philip Morris on lobbying in 2020.
Equal Pay Day is on March 24 this year, a date that marks how far into the year women need to work to earn the same as men did in the previous year. It was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group’s 2021 Dirty Dozen list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers have made the list.
Global Home Imports is recalling about 82,000 HR platform frames. The HR platform frames can collapse, posing a crush hazard that can result in severe injury or death. The firm has received 100 reports of HR platform frames collapsing. No injuries have been reported.
Spring is here, and it’s a great time to get your home and your finances in order. Here are some tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help you get started on spring cleaning your finances: