Consumer Awareness

Trump’s Popularity/Unpopularity Extends To Halloween Fun
We won’t know until November 8th if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House but Trump is already a big winner in the run up to Halloween!
An official at Halloween Adventure in New York City's Greenwich Village tells the NY Post their "Billionai…
Texas Towns Are Kings Of The Comebacks
The economy has slipped off the top of the list of election concerns but that doesn’t mean everything is roses.  Growth has been inching along at an all-time slow pace, but some parts of the country have enjoyed a rebound and have the growing populations to prove it...
7 Tips To Lose Weight by Winter
Men’s Health magazine is out with a list of what they call “NO B.S. Tips For Losing Weight”.    Hmmmm, just a guess here but I'm guessing their calendar most show Halloween candy and Thanksgiving goodies on the near horizon.  Here&Close…
Haunted Hotels Are Open For YOU This Halloween!
Gotta admit I’m not a big fan of Halloween but I know some people are.  I even know some folks who prefer Halloween over Thanksgiving and Christmas. (no gifts or turkey for you!)
For those costumed creatures of the night we offer this list of alleged Haunted Hotels just waiting f…
National Vodka Day – Pass Me That Screwdriver
Today is National Vodka Day and with that in mind, if this weekend’s honey-do project includes use of a screwdriver, perhaps as you twist and turn for honey, they could make a screwdriver of another kind for you.  Seems only fair. Vodka and orange juice is a popular drink going …
Don’t Free Willy! Especially If You Win Him At The Fair!
I’m not sure if the Central Washington State Fair has carney games that award goldfish as prizes but it’s not an uncommon practice – but maybe it should be.  People magazine reports you may want to think twice before letting your child bring home a goldfish…
Millennials Start Early -Christmas Shopping And Spending More!
Last night on Survivor, Yakima’s own millennial, Michelle Schubert and her fellow Millennials won the first team challenge over the Gen-exers .  Looks like a fun season ahead but it was taped earlier and the participants are all home now and watching along with the rest of us...
Is Your Boss A Psychopath? 1 in 5 Are !
Ah the weekend! So great to get away from the office and that boss!  What’s his/her problem anyway?  Maybe it’s mental health!
A new study found that about one in five CEOs -- or about 20 percent -- are psychopaths, which is around the same rate as seen in pr…
Income Up – Poverty Down – Do You Believe That?
How suspicious are you about data reports from the federal government.  I haven’t believed much in the past 7 years and that goes for the latest report from the Census Bureau which shows that Americans are seeing real economic gains after the end of the Great Recession, with a b…

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