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How to Defend Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud

Updated: 02/24/2014 - Experts say about 90 percent of consumers either fail to check their payment card statements or only skim them, which means many victims of credit card fraud fail to catch fraudulent charges on a timely basis.

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Why Your Sick Co-Worker Insists on Coming In

Posted: 02/20/2014 - One-quarter of American workers say they always go to work while sick, according to a survey. Another one-third admit to waiting until their symptoms are full blown until deciding to stay at home.

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Price of a Gallon of Milk Headed Towards Record High

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Global demand and stagnant production in other countries has led to increased exports of U.S. dairy products, generating more money for dairy farmers but resulting in likely price hikes of 10-20% at the retail level in some markets.

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Why Soldiers Are Increasingly Relying on Food Stamps

Posted: 02/17/2014 - One reason for jump in food-stamp usage among soldiers could be the relatively low pay awarded to junior members of the military, with the least experienced active duty soldiers bringing home a little over $18,300 per year.

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Bullying Duration Linked to Lingering Health Effects

Updated: 02/17/2014 - A study finds that being bullied has an impact on both the mental and physical health of a child, no matter how old they were. The longer the child had been bullied, the more harsh and lasting negative health effects they displayed.

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Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-defense Issue

Updated: 02/16/2014 - The verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.

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Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure into Law

Posted: 02/15/2014 - President Barack Obama has signed separate measures lifting the federal debt limit and restoring full cost of living benefits for military retirees.

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Study Ranks e-Commerce Sites by Security and Password Policy

Posted: 02/13/2014 - When deciding which web sites and web services to patronize, you probably don’t consider their password security policies. But as a recent study shows, perhaps it’s something you should take into account.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Convicted of Taking Bribes

Updated: 02/12/2014 - A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

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Graco Recalling Nearly 3.8M Child Car Seats

Posted: 02/11/2014 - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats, sold from 2009 through 2013, because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

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Should Plastic Shopping Bags Be Banned?

Posted: 02/11/2014 - What are we to do about the billions of plastic shopping bags that Americans use – and often throw away – each year?

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NC Regulators Shielded Duke's Coal Ash Pollution

Posted: 02/09/2014 - Environmental groups have tried three times in the last year to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

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It Had Better Rain in California

Posted: 02/04/2014 - The ongoing severe drought in California will likely have ripple effects nationwide, affecting grocery store receipts in all 50 states, and putting a dent in the nation's economy.

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