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2009-02-27 07:00:00

2008 FTC Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data Documents Highest Ever Number of Identity Theft Complaints; Jump in Tax Return Fraud Complaints NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission documented the most cases of identity theft ever in one year in the 2008 Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090227/NY76402 ) Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection services, has also...

2009-02-24 04:20:00

Dallas-area resident fills-up with 20 years worth of gas NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- An Arlington, Texas, resident doesn't have to worry about gas prices for the next 20 years. (Photo http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090224/NY74364) Thanks to AutoVantage, a leading national auto club, Donald Hilgeman, a 44-year-old American Airlines flight attendant, has won the 20th Anniversary Great Gas Giveaway sweepstakes, filling his tank with free gas for two decades. AutoVantage...

2009-02-23 08:00:00

Feb. 26 event shares tips on gaining new deposits, home equity loans, lines of credit & more NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a leading global affinity marketer, will host an informative webinar that explores winning strategies that can help financial institutions recession-proof their bottom lines. The webcast will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 26. Register by visiting http://www.affinion.com. The webinar, "Looking For Winning Strategies To...

2009-01-13 08:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey, commissioned by HealthSaver, a national emerging health care discount service, found that the most caffeinated city in the country is Tampa, followed by Seattle, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090113/NY58247 ) The least caffeinated cities are Riverside/San Bernardino, followed closely by Atlanta, San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Dallas. The...

2009-01-12 04:20:00

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Just because you are traveling or on holiday doesn't mean you have to throw out all of your good health habits. In fact, it is an easier time to be healthy. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071212/NYWFNS2) Many Americans take to the highways and skyways for some sort of trip each year -- be it business or pleasure, and they often fall prey to the "ease" of fast food drive-thrus and prepackaged snacks, or extravagant and...

2008-12-18 04:20:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The focus on living green or becoming more "eco-friendly" in the way we go about our everyday lives is becoming more and more common all across the world. But we sometimes find it hard to practice these same activities - recycling, conserving and reusing - when we travel. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071212/NYWFNS2 ) "Traveling eco-friendly is not about giving up luxury, it's about traveling more thoughtfully," said actress...

2008-12-17 04:20:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa's helpers at Shoppers Advantage -- a leading national online discount shopping service -- are at it again, busily making their list and checking it twice for the weekly Elf Alert, a ranking of the hottest gifts of the holiday season. Tops on this week's list: the iPod Nano, which knocks off the Wii Fit. In light of the economy, more cash-strapped consumers are comparison shopping and deal hunting, searching online to find the lowest...

2008-10-13 03:00:29

By Mike Sprague NORWALK - Two years ago, Richard Rhaburn Jr. of Norwalk was struggling in school as a sophomore. He was getting D's and F's because he was too interested in basketball and not worried enough about studying. That changed for Rhaburn, 17, after entering the Southeast Academy Military and Law Enforcement High School. Instead of getting D's and F's, Rhaburn is on the honor roll. "When I came here, I changed a lot," he said. "I'm in leadership. I see how my friends are....

2008-10-02 15:01:05

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Cynthia Haines has been named Chief Medical Officer of HealthDay, an award-winning health and medical news service. Dr. Haines, who is also managing editor of HealthDay's Physician's Briefing news service, will head up the company's physician-directed content division, which provides a variety of services for client Internet sites, involving medical content being reviewed and created by board-certified physicians. Other Chief Medical Officer...

2008-09-16 06:00:10

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthritis afflicts half of Americans age 65 and older, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Arthritis causes deterioration within the joints that serve as cushion between bones. The cartilage covering the end of the bone breaks down, resulting in difficulty moving the joint. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Arthritis, as a result, disables more Americans than heart disease and stroke, according to government...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.