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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
  • The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...

    Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning. But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system - unveiled just ten days ago - is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial...

    If you get hacked, are you safer with a credit card or debit card?

    If you get hacked, are you safer with a credit card or debit card?
    Bob notes that when something bad happens with his credit cards, he receives a notice from the bank, new plastic and no financial headaches. "If a bad guy gets into my checking account," he asks, "Am I still safe?" The answer is yes -- but up to a...

    Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn't 'Pit The States Against One Another'

    When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit...