Category Archives: Personal Finance

Hackers Took Emails with Credit Card Data in Home Depot Breach

Back in September, it was announced that like a number of other retailers, Home Depot had been hacked. The intruders stole the credit card and debit card information of 56 million customers. What was not announced until now is that … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Veterans Day 2014?

When it comes to holidays and what is and isn’t open, it can get confusing even for the most organized of us. This is especially true for holidays such as Veterans Day, when some establishments close their doors for the … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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New WireLurker Malware Targets Apple Devices iPhone and iPads

There’s some bad news for Apple lovers. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. discovered new malware that is targeting Apple devices, including iPhone and iPads. The family of malware is being called “WireLurker” and it can hit both Apple’s mobile operating systems … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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What is Gray Thursday?

If you have never heard the term “Gray Thursday” (also being referred to as Black Thursday) you will begin to hear it more and more in the years to come. It looks like last year securely entrenched itself as the … Continue reading

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Apple Pay vs QR Code Apps: Consumers Will Decide the Mobile Payment Winner

The battle has been set and now we see who may be closer to winning the war. The combatants in this growing war are QR code-based apps and NFC-based apps for your mobile wallet options. ApplePay and Google Wallet are … Continue reading

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China Economic Slowdown to Hit Global Economy, but Not Likely to Hurt the US

The US economy has been on a slight incline, but a decline in China could hit the world economy harder than what we have seen in the past. What does this mean for the US? Well, as a country very … Continue reading

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Crash Test Dummies Get Morbidly Obese for Car Wreck Accuracy Purposes

Crash-test dummies have been putting on the pounds as of late. Dummy maker Humanetics has created a new line of crash-test dummies that are about 100 pounds heavier than their previous models. Dummies now weigh 270 pounds each, and have … Continue reading

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Average Price of Gas Falls Under $3 and It’s Expected to Continue to Decrease

If you’ve wanted to take a road trip, but cringe at the price of gas, now is the time to fill up and go! It’s now official. On November 1, the average gas price for a gallon of regular gasoline … Continue reading

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Dignity Healthcare Settles for $37 Million for Over-Charging Patients

Dignity Healthcare has decided to settle allegations of patients having been over-charged rather than fight them in court. Dignity Healthcare, commonly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is one of the largest hospital networks in the US. It has hospitals in … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Drinking Milk Is Actually Bad for Your Health

In what will be a shocking development for the general public, milk is actually really bad for you. A new study suggests that milk consumption is linked with higher mortality rates in men and women, as well as a higher … Continue reading

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Gas Falls to under $3 and Now It’s Less Expensive than Milk

Gas is now cheaper than milk. In what is almost unbelievable news considering where gas prices were at the beginning of summer, gas prices have fallen, for the first time since December 2010, below the $3.00 a gallon mark. The … Continue reading

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Amazon Kicks off Black Friday November 1 Making It a Month Long Event

Retailers have decided that Black Friday is now a marketing catch phrase rather than a one-day event in hopes of driving shoppers to spend money. The perfect example is Amazon’s decision to start their “Black Friday” promotions the day after … Continue reading

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Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

November 2 is the big clock-changing day for much of the United States. The clock will “fall back” an hour, allowing us to have an extra hour of daylight. This means that the clock will change from reading 2:00 am … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen Shown to Be the Best Option for Kids’ Bone Fracture Pain Relief

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. When a child ends up going to the emergency room due to a bone fracture, parents want to hear the doctor is giving the child something to reduce the pain. … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Can Help You Save Money

The fact is that many people don’t pay much attention to their credit scores. In this day and age, the ability to comprehend how your credit score can benefit or hurt you is important to learn. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Regretful Robber Returns to Crime Scene with Money and Waits Patiently for Police

Just because you tried to be an “honest crook” doesn’t mean that the court system treats you any differently. Cyle Warren Abbott Jr. of Eureka, California walked into a local convenience store just after 6:14 am brandishing what looked like … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Memory Loss, but You Need to Eat a Lot of It

A small study conducted by Columbia University was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has shown some interesting results in improving memory using antioxidants found in chocolate. People between the ages of 50 to 69 who were healthy were given … Continue reading

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