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  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy

    Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy
    Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies. In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
  • Are Connecticut Wines Really From Connecticut?

    Are Connecticut Wines Really From Connecticut?
    Connecticut’s increasingly popular wine industry appears to stand alone among U.S. wine-growing states, and not necessarily in a good way. Our law allows as much as 75 percent of the grapes used in a “Connecticut” wine to come from...
  • Strangulation Death Prompts IKEA Lamp Recall

    Strangulation Death Prompts IKEA Lamp Recall
    IKEA is recalling a series of wall-mounted lamps for children.  A toddler in Europe died after becoming tangled in the light's cord while in his crib. 2.9 million of these lamps were sold in the United States. Click here for more information from...
  • Trading Up

    Trading Up
    By Deb Acord CTW Features   Americans love technology. The quest for the newest gadgets that keep us connected anytime, anywhere, fuels our society. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that consumers are beginning to view the switch to...
  • Buying Used: Hot to choose a preowned vehicle that will provide years of loyal service.

    Prices on used vehicles have climbed due to reduced new vehicle sales the past several years, a drop in leasing and fewer trade-ins. Prices on fuel-efficient models have increased with particular speed, with values up 20 percent from January to May 2011,...
  • My Ride, My Color My Way

    By Deb Acord, CTW Features Automakers are helping expressive owners stand out with jazzy new colors Drivers around the world who like to fit in with the masses choose silver cars. But those who like to be different might check out something in Majestic,...
  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

    Fuel prices are ramping up faster than their usual summer gains, and there's a 20 percent chance that prices could spike to nearly $6 a gallon, industry research firm IHS says. "Only three percent of consumer budgets go to gasoline. That’s tiny,"...
  • Why We Love Leases

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features   A perfect alignment of market forces in recent months has made leasing a car more financially advantageous and appealing to a wider range of consumers. “High resale values and low interest rates are contributing...
  • Forbes Selects 'Toughest' Trucks of 2012

    By Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com The resident auto expert at Forbes.com just wrote a story about the toughest trucks of 2012. The article (with an admittedly great title) is both odd and interesting because of the criteria. Forbes made the first cut...