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Starbucks and McDonalds Lead the Pack in Sustainability

A recent study by nonprofits As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council showed that the food industry has a long way to go toward reducing t...
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Florida Senator Introduces Bill Regulating Used Tire Sales Citing Safety, Consumer Protections Concerns

Currently, it’s up to Florida drivers to educate themselves on the risks of buying used car tires. But a bill introduced in the Florida Senate would...
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Target Canada Forces Franchise Pharmacies To Shut Down, Sell Patient Records To Competitors

In a disconcerting update on Target’s store-closing catastrophe in Canada, another problem has just emerged: many of the Target locations had br...
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New Website Weighs Divorce Settlements

About 20 years ago, Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff started Economic Security Planning, a firm that sold financial-planning s...
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U.S. Home Improvement Industry Could Have Record Year in 2015

New reports from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies have some good news, and some bad news. On the one hand, growth in home impro...
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Sheriff’s Department Rug is Going to the Dogs

When the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received its new area rugs featuring pictures of a sheriff’s badge, no one in the headquarters n...
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New Monitoring System Will Tell You When There’s Too Much Snow on Your Roof

It’s already been a long winter with plenty of snow, leaving many residents across the nation worried about the state of their roofs. When roofs...
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Customer Receives Profanity-Laced Comcast Bill After Trying to Cancel Cable Service

Dealing with customer service representatives over the phone can be a hassle — for both the customer and the company employee. But when tempers ...
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State Employee Busted After Lying About Need to Telecommute to Take 2nd Job

Talk about having your cake and eating it too. A California state employee recently found himself in hot water for lying about his need to work from h...
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The Legal Process for Victims of ‘Revenge Porn’ Is Getting Easier Thanks to These Laws

Still have a risque selfie from an ex-significant other saved to your phone or computer? In 13 states, posting it online could come with huge penaltie...