There's never a shortage of HOAs-behaving-badly stories
Topping the list of this week’s horror stories is the case of 75-year-old Ingrid Boak, whose mortgage-free, paid-for home in the Masterson Station Neighborhood Association of Lexington, Kentucky, was confiscated and sold over less than $250 in unpaid HOA fees -- $48 per year for six years.
Problems with the sign-up website may be the least of it
The problems with the government's roll-out of the Affordable Care Act have been well-documented. The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) national sign-up website, Healthcare.gov, has been a disaster. Some state sites have also had issues.
More than 1,000 publishers will be contributing content
Now Roku -- one of the early players in the streaming-video business -- is teaming up with AOL to produce a news channel that will be distributed through Roku's set-top boxes.
They're easy to use but they're also dangerous
Hey guys, just because that nail gun is quick and easy to use doesn't mean you don't have to pay attention. Researchers in Australia say there's been an increase in the frequency of injuries to nail gun users, both those in the workplace and at home.
Armed service members are targeted by scam artists and unscrupulous businesses
Active duty military members too often fall victiim to unscrupulous businesses and scam artists. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently discussed the problem and highlighted state and federal laws protecting current and former members of the armed services.
US Airways flight cancelled after passenger walkout
If more customers took the attitude “We’d sooner not fly at all than fly under these conditions,” traveling through American airspace would be far less infuriating. But it happened Wednesday night in Philadelphia, after passengers walked off a US Airways plane to protest what they say was a flight attendant’s unfair treatment of a blind man and his guide dog.
Another possible factor in modern obesity rates
News flash for weight-conscious office workers: eating at your desk makes you more likely to gain weight than leaving your desk for an official lunch break — though not for the reasons you might think.
Obama Administration also promoting terms that raise drug prices, leaked documents indicate
Secret documents published this week by WikiLeaks and analyzed by the nonprofit consumers group Public Citizen reveal that the Obama administration is demanding terms that would limit Internet freedom and access to lifesaving medicines throughout the Asia-Pacific region and bind Americans to the same bad rules, belying the administration’s stated commitments to reduce health care costs and advance free expression online, Public Citizen said Wednesday.
Lifestyle and statin therapy are getting a lot of attention
A new guideline has been released for treatment of cholesterol in people at high risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by hardening and narrowing of the arteries that can lead to heart attack, stroke or death.
Consumers who paid a toll using PlatePass may be eligible for a partial refund
Hertz has settled a class-action lawsuit that accused it of overcharging customers who used the company's "PlatePass" electronic toll payment service to pay EZ Pass and similar tolls.
Women say Suave offered them as little as $50 to go get a haircut
This keratin stuff, whatever it is, seems to be the greatest thing since gluten-free bread, as long as it doesn't make your hair fall out or burn your scalp.
If you bought Organix hair- or skin-care products, you could be eligible for refunds of up to $28, thanks to a class-action lawsuit that alleged the brand's name gives the impression that Organix products are made from organic ingredients.
It might be a good way to downsize
Most of the time estate sales are used to liquidate property after someone dies. The heirs take what they want and the rest is sold at auction. But an estate sale can be an easy and profitable way to downsize, getting rid of possessions you no longer need or want and allowing you to move into a smaller home for your retirement years.
If you can survive Halloween, you've got a chance
The holidays can be a dangerous time for people trying to control their weight. There are parties with food and drink, celebratory dinners with family and friends and plenty of cookies, candy and pastries.
Only 2 of 44 products studied actually contained what they claimed to
Many people have a lot of faith in so-called "natural" health products and nutrition supplements, despite a lack of regulation and evidence that the substances are actually beneficial.