Jun 28, 2015

Eagles, sandhill cranes and water lilies


Glen Loyd says the eagle fledglings he's been following are still in the nest and adjoining tree branches.

FTC on Twitter: "What happens if you borrow money in exchange for your car title?

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How Facebook Is Taking Over the World

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70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation

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KFC Wants An Apology After Lab Tests Show Fried Rat Shape Is Actually Just Chicken

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Best & Worst Three-Row Vehicles

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Subaru Recalls 72,000 Vehicles Because Automatic Braking Systems Are Supposed To Actually Help Drivers

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Pros and Cons of Induction Cooktops | Cooktop Reviews

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Whole Foods Is Accused of Overcharging Customers Again | Money.com

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FCC Gives Phone Companies Okay to Block Robocalls, But Will They?

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Consumer World: Poor Warranty Disclosure at Online Retailers

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Jun 21, 2015

Counting eagles and swans


Last year  a Department of Natural Resources survey found 1,279 occupied eagle nests in Wisconsin. Only four were  in Rock County and 7 in Dane County. Glen Loyd has been documenting an eagle family east of Madison.

Opinion: "How Beats Tricks You Into Thinking It Makes a Premium Product"

Opinion from gizmodo
What’s really in a $200 pair of Beats headphones? According to a teardown by venture capital firm Bolt, about $16.89 worth of parts. They found a device mostly made out of injection-molded plastic, pieces of metal that serve no purpose other than to make the headphones feel heavier than they really are, and a whole lot of glue.

Eat Smart With These 4 Tips

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How to Be in Your Friend’s Wedding and Not Go Broke

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Use your gas grill like a stove Your gas grill is more versatile than you may think

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NY-AG Investigating eBay & PayPal for Forced Opt-in to Robocalling

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Hidden Holes in Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

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Consumers will be losers as more businesses hang up on voice mail

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5 High-Paying Jobs That Will Make You Miserable

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Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions

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FCC Votes To Give Consumers The Right To Block Annoying Spam Robocalls And Texts

Consumerist

Jun 14, 2015

Fresh fish for eagle fledglings


Glen Loyd continues to dccument a Southern Wisconsin eagle family

7 New Cars That People Most Regret Buying

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Amazon Prime Instant Video vs. Netlfix Video Streaming Showdown

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IRS Working With State Agencies & Tax Preparation Companies To Combat Refund Fraud

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Is Your ISP Not Following Net Neutrality? The FCC’s Got A Complaint Form For That.

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Corvette Tragedy Highlights Problem With Unique Car Controls

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What To Know Before Fed Hikes Interest Rate

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Now in effect, net neutrality rules should ensure a 'fast, fair, and open' Internet These FCC rules prevent ISPs from blocking, throttling, and striking paid prioritizing deals

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CBS CEO Les Moonves Tells Code Conference How TV is Changing | Re/code

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10 Lies Rich People Never Believe

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Is it better to tip in cash or on a credit card?

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FCC Lifeline program has a problem This subsidized phone program for low-income Americans struggles with abuse

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May 31, 2015

All 50 States Charge Four Cancer Charities With Bilking Over $187 Million from Consumers

Federal Trade Commission

See Southern Wisconsin Eagle family with fledglings

What Happens To Heirs And Mortgages After I Die?

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Beware Of Undisclosed Fee Added To Car Price

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Before your next road trip, use our tire care "cheat sheet" to keep you & your family safe

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Keep Your Health Care Insurance Costs Down

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A Married Coworker Flirted With Me And I Didn't Know What to Do

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck on $75,000 a Year

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Dawn dish match: math: Two ounces less detergent means "2X more"

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Ford Recalls Nearly 445K Vehicles For Power Steering Failure, Fuel Leak Issues

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The Best Kitchen Countertop for Your Money

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College Graduates' Average Income: Starting Salaries

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There were seven more reports of potentially-toxic beetles in organic salads last week

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“Rachel Robocalls” Case Liable for $1.7 Million

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PayPal Fined $25-mil for "Bill Me Later" Violations

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