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Archive: October 12, 2015

Several parents are suing Welch Food for what they're calling deceptive marketing practices regarding their Welch's Fruit Snacks products. Credit: Promotion In Motion Companies Inc.

NEW YORK - Does a fruit snack have to contain actual fruit if its packaging indicates it does? That's the question at the center of a federal court case in New York brought by parents suing Welch Foods, the maker of Welch's Fruit Snacks. They say the snacks are "no more healthful than candy." The ...Read More

Skip the fertilizer. The addition of compost to your soil in the fall will help your lawn be healthy and green next year. Credit: bluedogroom

DES MOINES, Iowa – Winter may be the next season on the horizon in Iowa, but now is the time for action for those already looking ahead to having a healthier and greener lawn next spring and summer. Rhonda O'Connor, project/strategy manager with the Metro Waste Authority, says fall is a grea ...Read More

He was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movies, and now

LEBANON, N.H. - Frank Abagnale, FBI identity theft expert and former scammer portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If You Can," and now an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. A world-renowned former scammer turned identity-theft expert has some tips for Granite Staters on the best ...Read More

The grant will target 106 miles of polluted waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Credit: Cngodles/en.wikipedia

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has received a $265,000 grant to reduce pollution and improve water quality in Pennsylvania rivers damaged by agricultural pollution. The grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will target three waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Acco ...Read More

Reducing pollution benefits fish and wildlife throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Credit: Mary Hollinger, NOAA/

BALTIMORE - Maryland groups will be receiving part of a record $11.5 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The grants, from the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will help improve water qualit ...Read More

Illinois manufacturers are fighting for changes to spur job growth. Credit: maryhere/

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois is one of the only states in the Midwest to have lost thousands of manufacturing jobs this year alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois shed about 9,800 jobs while neighbors such as Michigan added thousands. Mark Denzler, vice president of ...Read More

Arizonans celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 12. Credit: nadofotos/iStock

SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. – The second Monday in October should be celebrated as Indigenous Peoples' Day alongside Columbus Day to better represent the consequences of Columbus' landing in North America, according to a number of groups holding celebrations in Tucson today. There will be events all ...Read More

Anger at incidents such as the Upper Big Branch mine disaster is making criminal prosecutions of CEOs such as Don Blankenship more common. Courtesy: UBB memorial/governor's office.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Coal baron Don Blankenship's high profile trial is coming at a time of anger against corporate wrongdoing, but analysts say that anger still faces entrenched forces that protect executives. Russell Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter, says Blankenship's prosecuti ...Read More

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