Fight shopping scams with the right information

If shopping online and offline this holiday season, you may want to arm yourself with information that may help you avoid credit card and identity theft, falling for scams, buying recalled products or poor knock-offs and fakes of popular items. Here are a few sites to check when you have questions. You can also search […]

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Getting Ready To Shop Online

This Friday marks “Black Friday,” the traditional start to the Christmas holiday shopping season. All told, The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $655 billion dollars this holiday season, up about $30 billion from 2015 (http://bit.ly/2g6DvHG). About $117 billion is expected to be spent online. According to comScore, an analytics company, shoppers this year […]

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Find political context online

The adage “The more things change, the more they remain the same” has never been truer than in today’s political climate. The division, the unrest, the protests, the threats, the name calling — it’s all old hat in the context of American political history. But many people today don’t know that. For a country that […]

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Online petitions do battle with daylight saving time

We spend 66 percent of the year under the yoke of daylight saving time. Why? On Sunday, we went back on daylight standard time — or “natural time,” as some people call it. Today is the first full day under daylight standard time. When it’s 8:30 a.m., it’s 8:30 a.m. — not the artificial 7:30 a.m., […]

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