Shoppers can avoid the risk by sanitizing the bags after each trip.
Environmentally conscious consumers bring their own reusable grocery bags to the checkout line, but they may be endangering their health.
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A research report by the University of Arizona at Tucson and Loma Linda University says reusable grocery bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health.
Half-price frozen yogurt, BOGO shakes, discount smoothies and Facebook coupons are among the latest food deals and freebies.
Here's a type of happy hour we'd like to see more of in our Friday food deals and freebies roundup: discount ice cream.
Pinkberry frozen yogurt shops are offering half-price frozen treats from 5 to 7 p.m. daily.
Steak 'n Shake has a similar happy hour promotion, with all drinks and shakes half price from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The deal has been extended to include half-price drinks and shakes from 2 to 4 a.m.
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Jamba Juice has weekday Summer Feel Good Specials, with a different deal every day.
Don't forget that some of last week's deals are still good.
A new survey indicates parents are already thinking about September supplies. Here's how to keep costs low.
According to a new survey by PriceGrabber.com, 26% of parents will start their back-to-school shopping before June 30.
(Cue the groans of kids from all over the country. Back to school?!? We just got OUT of school!)
But there's a reason for parents to think about it now:
Replacing some things is expensive. Replacing others is complicated. Replacing an iPhone is both.
If you're participating in the hoopla surrounding the much-heralded release of the iPhone 4, here's something to contemplate while waiting in line: If your new iPhone gets lost or stolen, it's going to cost you up to $700 to replace it -- more than the price of many new home or laptop computers.
FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.
Have you ever wondered how paying a bill late would affect your credit score? Or how many points your score would lose in the event of a foreclosure or bankruptcy?
Because the exact details of how a FICO score is calculated are kept secret, there is a certain mystery that surrounds this three-digit number and how it can affect your ability to get credit and even the auto insurance premiums you pay.
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Fortunately, FICO has shed a little light on just how such financial events affect your credit rating. FICO calls them "damage points," and, boy, can they pull down your credit score. The following chart from Fair Isaac reveals some of the most common damage points and their effect on credit scores:
Alerted to the problem, Gov. Schwarzenegger said he'll put a stop to it.
Intrepid newspaper reporting in California -- the state with the $19 billion budget gap -- has found that state-issued welfare debit cards can withdraw cash from ATMs in half the casinos in the state.
State officials, who were clueless, are scrambling to block the cards' use on gaming floors. They're also trying to calculate how much cash was withdrawn from casino ATMs by welfare recipients. Likely not very much, but you know that, if it can be done, some people will do it.
The Los Angeles Times, which brought this to light, reported:
At 25% interest, a store card doesn't compute if you don't pay it off every month. A check card might be a better choice.
As store credit cards go, the Target card sounds better than many. You'll get your discount immediately, rather than be rewarded with coupons that require you to come in later and buy something else. But if you don't pay your bill on time every month, the card could cost you more in fees and interest than you save.
The flight is exempt from paying the new fine for excessive flight delays.
Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight from London sat on the tarmac for more than four hours Tuesday in sweltering heat after the plane was diverted from Newark, N.J., to a Connecticut airport.
A new federal law requires airlines to deplane passengers within three hours of landing or face a fine of $27,000 per passenger. But Virgin Atlantic will not pay the $8.1 million fine for its 300 passengers because the law applies only to domestic flights, not international ones.
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