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The Value of Bitcoin: Volatile, But Continues To Rise

The cryptocurrency roller coaster continued this week, with some digital currency regaining value after steep January sell-offs. After falling to below $7,000, the value of Bitcoin surged past $12,000 this week before settling at just above $11,000 in early Wednesday trading. The currency logged an all-time high of just under $20,000 in December. The volatile cryptocurrency Read More




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Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean It’s Time to Buy a Home?

If you ask a real estate agent when the best time to buy a home is, chances are the answer will always be “now.” As housing prices and mortgage rates start to tick up, the real estate agent’s advice may be right on target. According to Bankrate’s senior economic analyst, Mark Hamrick, mortgage rates have Read More



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McDonald’s To Slim Down The Happy Meal

McDonald’s has announced an initiative it calls a “commitment to support families” that includes revisions to its Happy Meal menu for children. Fairly or unfairly, McDonald’s — and fast food in general — has received a lot of the blame for childhood obesity. The fast food chain has taken steps in recent years to improve Read More


Scam Gram February 2018 Consider The Consumer

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Monthly Scam Gram From Consumer Action For February 2018

The following is your monthly Scam Gram shared by Consumer-Action.org for the month of February, 2018. A Consumer Action News Alert • February 2018 • www.consumer-action.org SCAM GRAM is Consumer Action’s monthly e-newsletter alerting you to the dirtiest players in the world of tech fraud, credit card scams, ID theft and general con-artistry. Don’t be fooled Read More


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Class Actions

Nestle Responds To Slave Labor Allegations and Recent Class Action

Yesterday, we published a story concerning a very new consumer class action against Nestle. The allegations put forth in the complaint reference Nestle’s business practices, insofar that they are using slave labor and child labor when importing cocoa beans from suppliers in the Ivory Coast. You may view that article, in its entirety, here. After our Read More



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Plans to Add 400 New Jobs At Stanley Black and Decker

There are plans to add over 400 jobs at Stanley Black and Decker. The company is looking to invest $8.5 million, building new office space at Greenleigh at Crossroads in White Marsh-Middle River. This expansion will bring the company’s total employment in Maryland alone to approximately 2,700. Stanley Black and Decker currently employs over 1,600 people Read More


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Class Actions

Nestle Slave Labor Lawsuit Class Action Over Child and Slave Labor

Recently, per Seattle Law Firm Hagens Berman, consumers from Massachusetts filed a class-action lawsuit against Nestle for allegedly regularly importing cocoa beans from suppliers in the Ivory Coast using the worst forms of child labor as recognized by the UN, including dangerous child labor and the slave labor of trafficked children. The following is per a Hagens Read More