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March 2021

Bloggers ready to venture out, but caution still needed

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. Read more →

Battery-powered sprayers are being recalled by HD Hudson due to fire hazard

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. Read more →

Big Tech jumps to No. 1 in lobbying, campaign contributions

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. Read more →

Today is Equal Pay Day

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. Read more →

HR platform frames are being recalled by Global Home Imports due to serious injury hazard

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. Read more →