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Don’t forget Small Business Saturday for your holiday shopping needs

Yes, it’s a thing. Small businesses want you to remember them by shopping at their stores, too. Many have websites, so you can also order online.About half of Americans plan to buy from a small business today. The Better Business Bureau has the following tips for shopping on Small Business Saturday: Read more →


It’s Veterans Day

Veterans Day, which became a national holiday in 1938, is a day to recognize the contributions of the nation’s veterans. In a proclamation, President Joe Biden said: To those who serve and those that serve alongside them – their families and caregivers – we owe a debt we can never fully repay. Read more →


Learn about senior financial abuse during National Family Caregivers Month

Up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is at least $36.5 billion. A guide to help family members and friends of people living in nursing homes and assisted living learn how to prevent and report elder financial abuse is available from the CFPB. Read more →


Halloween tips for covid times

My kids are grown and out of the nest, so all I have to do to get ready for Halloween is to figure out where I put the treats I bought several weeks ago. Last year, no one came to the door, so I had to eat the packaged raisins myself. My daughter scolds me every year about the raisin treats, but I’m stuck in a rut. Read more →


EPA takes action on PFAS, ‘forever chemicals’ found in products ranging from cosmetics to food packaging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap on Monday to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are widely used in industry and consumer products. They’re highly persistent in the environment. Read more →


FDA voluntary guidelines on salt reduction are a first step, but long-term targets are needed

The Food and Drug Administration issued voluntary, short-term sodium reduction targets Wednesday for processed, packaged, and prepared foods. The FDA said limiting sodium in the American diet can help prevent diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Read more →


Facts and figures for Halloween 2021

Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020. About 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, up from 58 percent in 2020 and compared to 68 percent in 2019 before the covid-19 pandemic. Read more →