Monthly Archives: August 2014

If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS,) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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FourSquare App Said to Be Losing Popularity Despite Relaunch

Social media apps come and go, but FourSquare, the platform that many thought was the perfect combo of social stickability and marketing nous, is said to be experiencing a decline in popularity. This is despite a rebrand. If you’ve not … Continue reading

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Government Puts the Train before the Station: Seeks Nuclear Waste Train Cars

The Obama administration and the United States government have sought out help from companies to come up with methods of safely hauling nuclear waste via existing railroad tracks. The Government is also unsure as to whether they should purchase or … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be More a Nightmare than a Catastrophe

There is a little less to worry about when it comes to the destruction which would result from the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. A new computer simulation based on recent studies has revealed that the Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption would … Continue reading

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Radical New Alienware Area-51 Gaming PC Announced by Dell is a Game Changer

A few years ago, Dell acquired the well known gaming PC manufacturer, Alienware. Since then it seems that they’ve slowed down their innovation as far as designs go — that is, until now. When checking out what Alienware themselves have … Continue reading

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Kraft Recalls Over 7,500 Cases of American Singles over Ingredient Storage Issue

If you have Kraft American singles cheese product in your house, you will want to take a minute and check the package. Kraft Foods Group decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of four different varieties of its … Continue reading

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New Heart Failure Drug by Novartis Reduces Death Rate by 20 Percent

For the first time in ten years, a pharmaceutical company has made a significant breakthrough in heart-failure treatment. Novartis, a Switzerland based company which ranks among the top 5 in annual revenues, has a new, yet to be named drug … Continue reading

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What are the Best Deals to Buy at Labor Day Sales 2014?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, and while many places will be closed, the vast majority of retail stores will be open, and they’ll be having sales in conjunction with the holiday to drive traffic to their stores. The question … Continue reading

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Tax Form 1095-A May Delay ObamaCare Recipients Tax Refunds

Millions of Americans may experience a delay in receiving their tax refunds next year. If you’re among those who have applied for, and successfully received ¬†healthcare benefits through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act initiative, there’s a new form you’re going … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2015

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 7, then it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed September 1, 2014

Many people assume that most stores are open on Labor Day due to the huge amount of Labor Day sales advertising. While it is true that the majority of retail stores remain open, there are some that do not. Below … Continue reading

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Are Walmart, Target and Costco Open or Closed on Labor Day 2014?

While many people realize that banks and the post office are closed on federal holidays like Labor Day, there’s an assumption all retail outlets are open. In many cases, this is due to all the Labor Day sales advertising which … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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Are Grocery, Drug and Liquor Stores Open for Labor Day 2014?

Many people consider Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, and the holiday gives friends and family a last chance to enjoy doing outdoor activities such as barbecuing before the weather turns colder. If you’re planning to have … Continue reading

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Climate Change Causes Serious Threat to World Health

Many of us know the damage that the human desire for fossil fuels and transport is having on the world. But not so many have thought beyond that to the realities of living in a world desiccated by our continued … Continue reading

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Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Married Couples Who Smoke Marijuana Less Likely to Have Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a costly problem in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the cost of domestic violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion a year, which includes $4.1 billion in direct costs such as … Continue reading

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15 Important Things Money Can’t Buy

Money could easily be considered one of the most consuming aspects of our lives. We are constantly worrying about money issues: how to earn it, where to spend it, how to spend it and how to save it. Considering how … Continue reading

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