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Overwhelming support for LaSalle man fighting cancer (With video) - Windsor Star (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 03:15

Overwhelming support for LaSalle man fighting cancer (With video)
Windsor Star (blog)
Pignanelli contacted Bob Price, a home inspector, and the two found community support to take on the extensive renovation. “The response was overwhelming,” Price said. A key factor at first was AM Roofingin Leamington which did the structural repairs ...

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<b><font color=#000000>VIDEO</font></b> What does Southwest Airlines' expansion mean for fliers?

WFAA Consumer News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 22:28
After two big announcements this week from Southwest Airlines, travelers may be wondering what it means for them? News 8’s Jason Wheeler talked with an airline expert about what to expect.

Angie's List Tips To Avoid Home Buying Heartache - CBS Local

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 22:13

Angie's List Tips To Avoid Home Buying Heartache
CBS Local
“Over the years, the one thing I have learned is people tend to wait until the last minute to make a decision, finding a home inspector, for example. You want to do that at the beginning of your home search – before you're under the time crunch of ...

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EPA Directs NL Industries to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Toxic Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park

EPA Indoor Air Quality News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 19:08
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed NL Industries to conduct a $79 million cleanup at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey. Soil and sediment at the site are contaminated with lead-containing waste that was used to construct a seawall and jetty at the popular beach

EPA to Remove Over Two Thousand Drums and Containers of Hazardous Materials from Elk Township, New Jersey Facility; $800,000-Plus Cleanup Will Protect the Community and Area Wetlands

EPA Indoor Air Quality News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:20
(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today announced that the EPA has begun removing more than 2,000 drums and containers of toxic substances from the Superior Barrel & Drum Company facility in Elk Township, New Jersey and sending them out of the area for proper disposal

Home inspectors: who are they working for? - ConsumerAffairs

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 01:22

Home inspectors: who are they working for?
ConsumerAffairs
Prior to settlement a home inspector gives the property the once-over and reports on the condition of the structure and its supporting systems. This is supposed to give the buyer knowledge of exactly what they are buying. If you are like most ...

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$9.84 credit card charge could be indicator of fraud

WFAA Consumer News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:26
The Better Business Bureau says scammers are charging stolen credit card numbers for a small amount of money, and many recent victims were charged $9.84.

EPA Proposes Pollution Controls at Six Arizona Facilities

EPA Indoor Air Quality News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 18:06
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing pollution controls at six facilities in Arizona to improve visibility at national parks and wilderness areas

Michaels' customers on alert for possible data breach

WFAA Consumer News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 04:40
Following dramatic revelations about massive credit card fraud at national retailers Target and Neiman Marcus, the Michaels chain of crafts stores on Saturday revealed it may also have been a victim of "possible fraudulent activity."

Ford F-150 going mostly aluminum; what does that mean for consumers?

WFAA Consumer News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:53
The Ford F-150 is trying to do that by 2015. So what does that mean for miles per gallon, and repair costs?

FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WFAA Consumer News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 07:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

Cyber attacks prove plastic isn't as protected as once thought

WFAA Consumer News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 04:39
So many people carry cards instead of cash to feel less vulnerable. Repeated attacks on retail giants prove plastic isn't always safer. But a new kind of credit card could prove to be at least part of the solution.

WSJ: Apple plans larger phones, no plastic exteriors

WFAA Consumer News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 02:36
Apple plans to launch two larger iPhones this year and will likely avoid using the plastic exterior design of last year's 5c model, which has not sold as well as expected, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

EPA Will Hold a Public Hearing in Boston Feb. 26 on New Wood Stove Air Pollution Standards -- Proposal would make new wood stoves and heaters significantly cleaner

EPA Indoor Air Quality News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:01
(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 23, 2014) – EPA Region 1 will hold a public hearing Feb. 26, 2014 in our downtown Boston office to get public input on proposed standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and other residential wood heaters. The first phase of the proposed emission standards would likely apply to units manufactured and sold beginning in 2015

Gastonia Man Handed 6-Month Prison Sentence for Vehicle Emissions Fraud

EPA Indoor Air Quality News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:01
ATLANTA – A Gastonia man was sentenced late Wednesday, January 22, 2014, to serve six months in prison for producing a fraudulent vehicle emissions certificate to undercover agents, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney also sentenced Mohammed Hafeez Awan, 52, of Gastonia, to three years of supervised release, six months of which Awan will spend in home confinement

Victims of Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme still suffering

WFAA Consumer News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:18
Next month marks five years since the SEC sued one of the biggest Texas crooks of all time. Allen Stanford is serving a 110-year criminal sentence for his Ponzi scheme in a separate case. But there's little consolation for his victims.

$1 billion offered for perfect NCAA tournament bracket

WFAA Consumer News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:58
Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is no layup. But there's now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.

Jobs in Sharon: Senior Teller, Home Inspector, Store Manager - Patch.com

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 06:10

Jobs in Sharon: Senior Teller, Home Inspector, Store Manager
Patch.com
Sharon Public Schools is seeking qualified candidates for an academic assistant at SHS. The successful candidate will work with high school students with academic, behavioral and emotional challenges. The role requires supporting students in the ...

Kansas Home Inspector Law Expires - WIBW

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 22:11

Kansas Home Inspector Law Expires
WIBW
Kerry Parham, president of the Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, and Jeff Barnes, a Mulvane-based home inspector, helped write the law. Parham told The Wichita Eagle the law kept incompetent or unethical inspectors out of the business, ...
Home inspectors deregulated in KansasEmporia Gazette

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Generator failure triggers power alert in Texas

WFAA Consumer News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 17:47
The agency that manages most of the Texas electric power grid briefly declared a Level 1 Energy Emergency Alert shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.
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