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Credit Unions Are Still Misunderstood

Credit union had a good year in 2014, with strong growth in both new members and lending activity. More than 100 million Americans now do their banking at CUs. However, studies show that many people are still confused about what a credit union is, and how they are both similar…

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Flu Season Risks Remain

This year’s flu season is about half over, but risks remain for millions of Americans due to its severity, and a relatively ineffective flu vaccine.

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) FluView report, 43 states are still experiencing either high or…

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Children’s Pajamas Recalled Due to Fire Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning that a line of children’s pajamas have been recalled because they fail to meet federal flammability standards.

According to the agency, the recall covers around 7,000 pair of girl’s pajama sets from Star Ride Kids that were made…

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Is Blue Paisley Really the Definitive Color of 2015?

It looks like Blue Paisley has edged out Coral Reef, Guilford Green and Seared Gray to become the definitive color of 2015, according to designers and paint companies polled by house painting chain ProTect Painters.

The company said it asked more than 15,000 interior design experts what they thought…

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The Nation’s Bosses Are Feeling More Confident

A measure of the optimism and confidence being expressed by America’s chief executive officers ticked up during the last three months of 2014. The nation’s bosses are feeling upbeat about the U.S. economy, and looking to invest in their “human capital” this year.

The Conference Board and…

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Florida is Now the Third Most Populous State

New Yorkers don’t like being pushed aside, but that’s just what happened last year when Florida passed The Empire State to become the third most populous state in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census said that Florida added an average of 803 new residents…

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Is This Clark Kent’s Dress Shirt?

Most of us have seen Clark Kent run into a phone booth, and then emerge as Superman. And while observing the transformation of this iconic DC Comics character, some of us casual comic fan types have asked, “How feeble is Clark without the costume? After all, he’s still Superman…

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Scam alert: LED Lamps with Counterfeit UL Marks May be Hazardous

Safety consulting and certifying company UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is warning of some LED lamps being sold to American consumers that bear a counterfeit UL Mark. This may mean that the lamps don’t actually meet current safety standards, and shouldn’t be used in homes.

You’ve probably seen the…

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Credit Unions Had a Pretty Good Year

The November Credit Union Trends Report from the Credit Union National Association found that CUs generally increased their lending activity during 2014 as the economy improved. However, several challenges face CUs as we move into 2015.

CUNA reported that credit union loan balances rose faster in the latter part of…

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Jewelry That Has Your Back

A new kind of wearable technology promises to keep you looking elegant, even as it protects you from harm.

Called Stiletto, this new line of high-tech jewelry offers wearers real-time text, call, and social notifications, smart-tag and phone tracking, multi-party emergency calling and texting, voice and…

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