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  • CPSC Recalls Small Child's Trampoline

    CPSC Recalls Small Child's Trampoline
    The CPSC and Panline USA are recalling the Alex Little Jumpers Trampoline because the handlebar can break, causing a fall hazard. Click here for all the information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • EVO Strollers Recalled By CPSC

    EVO Strollers Recalled By CPSC
    Mutsy USA is recalling EVO strollers due to strangulation hazards. According to the press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass...
  • Toddler Deaths Prompt Large Recall Of Dressers

    Toddler Deaths Prompt Large Recall Of Dressers
    18-thousand Million Dollar Baby Dressers made by Bexco are being recalled after two toddlers died in separate incidents.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dresser can become unsteady when a child climbs into the drawers. Both...
  • P/T Captioning Clerk Position

    TRIBUNE BROADCASTING POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Captioning Clerk DATE: 2/18/11 DEPARTMENT: Closed Captioning Center REPORTS TO: Closed Captioning Manager ROLE: Perform independently a variety of clerical/administrative duties following defined...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • 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,"...
  • U.S. Army Working on Green Humvee

    By Patrick Olsen Cars.com The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy. Specifically, the Army is working with Ricardo...
  • 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...
  • We are what we Drive

    Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are   By Deb Acord CTW Features   Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...