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Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Web Team March 24, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Take a look in your fridge or pantry as another major food brand is issuing a recall over fears of Listeria being present. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is

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Virginia Among The Best States For Retirement; New York, Arkansas The Worst

Web Team March 23, 2015

VIRGINIA – Florida and Hawaii may be dream retirement spots for some, but, for those of you living in here in the Commonwealth, you might be just fine where you are, according to new research from

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Top 5 Tips to Help Avoid Identity Theft During 2015 Tax Season

Web Team March 17, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., PRNewswire/ — Credit Sesame, the leading consumer credit and personal finance company, today announces its top tips for consumers to protect their personal information and finances during the 2015 tax season.

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Red Cross fire reenactment

Red Cross Sees Spike In Home Fires During Recent Cold Weather

Web Team March 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the relentless winter continues, the need to help those left out in the cold by devastating home fires is critical, according to the American Red Cross. The

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Daylight Saving Time Affecting You Today? You’re Not Alone, Study Says

Web Team March 9, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sixty percent of Americans will feel the impact of the time change the Monday following Daylight Saving Time, and 40 percent will need a week or longer to

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Car Sales Rose in February Despite Higher Gas Prices and Winter Storms, says

Web Team February 27, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —, the premier destination for car shopping, forecasts that 1,285,019 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in February for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

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Rise Of The Bulldog! The Loveable Breed Hits Highest Spot Ever, While Labrador Retriever Remains Number One

Web Team February 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Labrador Retriever has done it again.  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on

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National Retail Federation Comments on Walmart Wage Decision

Web Team February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Walmart’s announcement that it will increase wages of approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates in April to

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