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Oct 02, 2014

Hydrocodone reclassification will impact consumer refills, provider security

BY PAULA BURKES Q&A with Cori Loomis Hydrocodone reclassification will affect consumer refills Q: The Drug Enforcement Agency has rescheduled hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II. Hydrocodone Products...

Oct 02, 2014

We're Going Back To Counting Calories...And Here's Why That's A Good Thing

When we are talking about efforts to reduce obesity rates, the calories we buy, and consequently eat, do matter. Obesity is a supply problem: there are simply too many calories looking for too few mouths. Since the 1950s, the number of calories avail... #Coca-Cola Company #PepsiCo, Inc. #Nestle

Oct 01, 2014

NYS unemployment benefits rising to $420 a week

On Monday, the state's maximum unemployment benefits payment will rise to $420 a week, from $405, the first increase in 14 years. New York will still lag behind its neighbors. In New Jersey, the weekly maximum is $636, and Connecticut's goes up to $5... #New Jersey #Connecticut #AFL-CIO #Andrew Cuomo #Hofstra University #Freeport, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Sep 30, 2014

Wall St slides after US consumer confidence drops

Wall Street slid overnight after a report showed a surprise decline in US consumer confidence, while other data showed disappointing home prices and business conditions in the Midwest.The Conference Board's index of consumer..... #New Jersey #Connecticut #AFL-CIO #Andrew Cuomo #Hofstra University #Freeport, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Sep 30, 2014

Missouri consumers collect almost $1 million from health insurers

The insurance department said health insurance grievances topped list of consumer complaints... #New Jersey #Connecticut #AFL-CIO #Andrew Cuomo #Hofstra University #Freeport, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Oct 01, 2014

Trucks Drive September Auto Sales

Pickup trucks drove auto sales in September, and the industry appeared poised to surpass expectations in a sign that consumer demand remained upbeat... #New Jersey #Connecticut #AFL-CIO #Andrew Cuomo #Hofstra University #Freeport, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Oct 01, 2014

Canadian coffee firm sues Keurig, alleges unfair competition

Alleging anti-competitive behavior, Canadian coffee upstart Club Coffee is suing American single-serve pod giant Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and its Montreal-based subsidiary for $600 million. Since 2012, the Ontario roaster and grinder has manufactur... #North America #Ontario #Montreal #Vermont

Oct 01, 2014

Sprint offers free double data with Family Share Pack and Business Share

Sprint is offering U.S. consumers “double the data” compared to AT&T and Verizon..... #North America #Ontario #Montreal #Vermont

Oct 01, 2014

General Mills Plans to Cut 700-800 Jobs

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals... #North America #Ontario #Montreal #Vermont

Oct 01, 2014

Unemployment Hurts Happiness More Than Modest Inflation, New Paper Says

Unemployment is much more damaging to society than moderate levels of inflation, making central bankers’ disproportionate focus on the level of consumer price growth misguided, a former Bank of England rate-setter now at Dartmouth College writes in a... #North America #Ontario #Montreal #Vermont