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  • Medical Marijuana Testing Business Plans To Open In Hartford

    ROCKY HILL – A Denver-based company specializing in providing testing services for marijuana products plans to open a Connecticut laboratory in Hartford. CannLabs Inc. signed a lease Aug. 1 to open a facility, its first in state, in the 75,000-...
  • Consumer Reports: Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....
  • Consumer Reports: What to look for in luggage

    When it comes to luggage, figuring out what to buy isn't easy, since the selection is enormous, says Consumer Reports. According to the Travel Goods Association, U.S. consumers spent nearly $2.9 billion on luggage in 2013. With countless styles and a vast...
  • Consumer Reports: Sunscreens: 5 skin-saving facts

    Sunscreen may be big business, with sales topping $1 billion last year, but not nearly enough of us seem to buy into its importance, says Consumer Reports. More than half of the respondents in a new Consumer Reports survey say they usually skip sunscreen....
  • Reorganize your refrigerator to keep food fresh

    Refrigerator manufacturers are making more freshness claims, notes Consumer Reports. For example, LG's Push & Seal Crisper Drawer is supposed to remove air with the push of a button, "sealing the compartment to help maintain freshness within." GE's...
  • Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says

    Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says
    If you were flying out of a Chicago airport in June, your chances of leaving on time and getting to your destination on-time weren’t great, as Chicago airports and its largest airlines again posted poor on-time rates, according to a Department of...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import

    Anheuser-Busch is wedging its way back into the Mexican beer market. The beer giant is importing its first Mexican lager to select Southwestern states to target Latino consumers. First stop: Dodger Stadium. The beer giant, a division of Anheuser-Busch...
  • Worried about Russian hackers? Take these personal-data precautions

    Hackers have struck again. This time, a Russian hacking ring has allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be selling those data to third parties on the...
  • Where was the beef? [Commentary]

    Where was the beef? [Commentary]
    A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
  • Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets

    Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets
     The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services.      On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in...