With little action on Halloween last year, many consumers are excited about celebrating the fun, scary holiday this year. However, with supply chain disruptions and shipping delays, consumers may see empty shelves sooner than Nov. 1.
A new scams comes from someone pretending to be your boss who’s asking for a favor and wants you to send gift cards to pay for something, such as an upcoming office party. Don’t take the bait. Find out if it’s really your boss. It could be a scammer trying to get your money.
Since I was working in my yard, I missed the first part of the Emmys last week. Although it was fun to see the actors and the fashions, the awards were for a lot of TV programs I never watch. Why? Because I’m not willing to pay for streaming platforms such as Netflix, AppleTV+, and Hulu.
Only three in 10 workers say that they’re “very confident” they’ll have enough money for retirement, according to a report by WalletHub, personal-finance website. In its’ report to help Americans plan for an affordable retirement, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities on 48 key items.
Razor USA is recalling about 237,300 Hovertrax 2.0 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards with GLW battery packs. The lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding.
Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets are recalling about 10 million magnets, sold individually and in magnet sets. When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system.
What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks? Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:
The United States of America is celebrating its 246th birthday on the Fourth of July this year. The USA became a nation when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Although celebrations were subdued last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, more people can gather together this year.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
The FTC, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company didn’t provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service.