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2014-01-16 16:21:04

Utilities Charge Customers $10M/Yr. to Push Regulators for Some of Highest Rates in Nation; Consumers Lack Seat at Table, AARP Says Watchdog Needed NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers pay the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States, and when it comes utility companies pressing for even higher rates, the cards are always stacked against consumers. A new AARP report released today details just how unfair the equation is,...

2014-01-08 16:22:06

Utility Watchdog Needed to Guard against Soaring Utility Bills, Boomers facing Caregiving Crisis in Struggle to Care for Parents Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "AARP is disappointed Governor Cuomo made no mention of two key issues for New York's most powerful voting demographic - the 50+ - in his State of the State address: giving residential utility ratepayers a stronger voice in rate hike...

2014-01-07 12:28:30

Single Digits Spell Danger: Higher Rate of Heart Attack, Stroke, Heart Failure - Assoc. Releases Quick Tips to Avoid Heart Health Risks NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cold spell sweeping New York and the nation carries a fatal threat for the elderly, warns AARP of New York State. Today, the Association is releasing tips to help people avoid the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, whose incident rates soar when the...

2014-01-03 20:20:12

Standout Films for the 50+ Audience Celebrated in the Magazine's February/March 2014 Issue and at Annual Gala in Los Angeles on February 10(th) WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The epic historical drama 12 Years a Slave has nabbed the title of 2013's Best Movie for Grownups, as voted by the editors of AARP The Magazine. Honoring outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience, AARP today announced the winners of its 13(th)...

2014-01-02 16:20:32

Rate Hikes Loom Under Proposed Settlement; AARP Says Deal Shows Need for Strong, Independent Consumer Advocate to Protect New Yorkers. NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is issuing a warning to residential utility consumers in New York City and Westchester County: the tentative agreement to "freeze" Con Edison's residential rates over the next few years comes with a built-in rate increase. The agreement, which state regulators must still approve, does seem to...

2013-11-27 23:32:13

The book provides practical information in plain language on how to get the best out of the program and empowers readers to overcome much misinformation about Medicare that comes from a variety of sources. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 More than 50 million older and disabled Americans are currently in Medicare and over 10,000 newcomers enroll every day. Yet people constantly say they’re baffled by the program’s complexities and confused by its options. Are they eligible?...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'