Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

December 9, 2011
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Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

Cuba: A Visit in Three-Parts One. Cuba today Two. A mission to help Cuban kids enjoy their baseball Three. Travel restrictions and opportunities   HAVANA — There’s a bug-in-amber quality to this strong city and proud country that would be fascinating and precious were it not for the sad truth that the people here...

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Medco Worry Free Refills Rip Off Consumers As Lipitor Goes Generic Today

November 30, 2011
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Consumers will save money MOST of the time when they order their medicine through mail from firms like Medco. However, Steve from Connecticut is one of many who got burnt from these automatic refills as Lipitor became a generic drug today and is now available for a few pennies each instead of dollars. “I...

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Tampa Best Buy Workers Join Black Friday Extended Hours Protest

November 30, 2011
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Protesters participating in the “Occupy” demonstrations across the country have been photographed carrying signs stating “A job is a right!” But workers at a Best Buy in Tampa – workers being defined as people who have jobs – seem to have taken that concept to a new level – “My job is my right...

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New Chase Chip Cards Reward Travelers

November 30, 2011
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Chase is rolling out a credit card embedded with a “smart” chip technology that reduces fraud and is widely used outside the United States. The British Airways co-branded card is intended to appeal to frequent travelers who may experience hiccups with U.S. credit cards overseas. U.S. banks have recently started offering the cards on...

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N.Y. Steak Staff Strip Patrons’ Credit Info

November 30, 2011
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 New York authorities and the Secret Service announced that they have broken up an identity-theft ring involving waiters at top steakhouses who skimmed credit card data and passed the information to associates who made counterfeit cards to buy luxury goods and resell them on eBay. Between April 2010 and this month, wait staff allegedly...

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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

October 26, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

The aging of the US population is forcing many Americans to make choices they may have been putting off or not even considering regarding the best form of care for themselves or their loved ones. For many families, obtaining sufficient information to make the right choices often is pretty much an individual effort, talking...

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Century Bank An ATM For Its Executives After Given TARP Money

October 20, 2011
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Written by Jake Bernstein U.S. Century Bank rocketed into being in 2002, with investors pouring in $30 million over three months. Four years later, the Miami-based bank boasted assets of more than $1 billion, had consistently shown a profit, and had won plaudits from banking analysts such as BauerFinancial and glowing reviews from The...

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Buy Your Holiday Airfare Now As Prices Will Go Up

October 20, 2011
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Buy now. If you’re planning a holiday trip, buy your airline tickets now. It seems obvious but even more obvious is the truth  that the airlines will skin us alive if we wait until November. More, there are even holiday fees ahead should we be so bold as to wish to fly somewhere for...

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From Now Until Dec. 7 Make Medicare Changes

October 20, 2011
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Medicare’s open enrollment season is here and Consumer Reports has a free guide to help seniors get the most out of changes to the program and new benefits available for Medicare participants. Free copies of “Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now” are available for download at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Medicare. The guide is also available in...

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