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  • A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties

    A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties
    A seasonal consumer message, nondenominational and unscented, from The Bottom Line. Remember, no tipping. Late Deliveries Online retailers often sell more merchandise than they can deliver in time for the holiday. Under the Federal Trade Commission'...
  • Glastonbury Holiday Toy Program Looking For Donations

    Glastonbury Holiday Toy Program Looking For Donations
    GLASTONBURY — The social services department is hosting its annual "Holiday Toy Program." The department will be distributing toys and store gift cards to eligible Glastonbury families in mid-December. This year more than 300 children are eligible...
  • Michael Barlow Center coaches ex-offenders on finding jobs

    Michael Barlow Center coaches ex-offenders on finding jobs
    Emma Mitchell-Clark sat across the desk from Bobby Childs, looked him in the eye and asked the question most dreaded by anyone trying to get a job after getting out of prison: "Mr. Childs, have you ever been convicted of a crime?" Childs, who was...
  • 5 tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in...
  • Research before giving to charity

    Research before giving to charity
    So you're in a giving mood as 2014 draws to a close. You're not alone. The huge majority of donations to charity in the U.S. happens at the tail end of every year. And in Chicago, 61 percent of people aged 21-33—more than any of the older...
  • Charitable scams

    During the holiday season, charities step up their year-end appeals to raise money. While it's wonderful to support these organizations, it's important to guard against potential scams, especially if you get a request from an unfamiliar group. The...
  • Holiday gift-giving: Deck the walls with Miami Dolphins cheerleaders calendar and more

    Holiday gift-giving: Deck the walls with Miami Dolphins cheerleaders calendar and more
    Deck the walls with eye candy. South Florida calendar guys and girls, from cheerleaders to firefighters, make a great holiday gift that keeps on giving for 365 days in 2015. You can get into the spirit of the New Year while supporting worthy causes in...
  • Penn State receives $1 million donation to honor 2012 team

    Penn State receives $1 million donation to honor 2012 team
    Penn State has received a $1 million donation to recognize the 2012 football team. Michael Farrell, founder of a Pittsburgh investment-banking firm, announced the donation Thursday to Penn State's Football Excellence Fund. Farrell, whose son Mike played...
  • Global health means vaccinating the young

    Global health means vaccinating the young
    The world is scrambling to control the Ebola epidemic. Daily we hear about quarantines, possible outbreaks, governmental interventions and the death toll, which is now estimated to be nearly 6,000. Researchers are rushing to develop effective vaccines....
  • Driven by a meaningful culture

    Driven by a meaningful culture
    Bill Cannon left a large wealth management firm to join much smaller Glass Jacobson less than a year ago. His reason: "Opportunity for advancement," the 47-year-old said. "I wanted a seat at the table." And that's what he got with his new job as...
  • Will charitable giving help on taxes?

    Will charitable giving help on taxes?
    Don't get your hopes up that the extra cash you threw at a charity will help you much come tax time. For the average 20-something, it "does you squat," said Frank Karall, a CPA who practices in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. That's because...