By Craig Fiegener InstantRiverisde.com In 2009 television stations switched to high-definition transmitters. It was headline news in the broadcasting industry, but for most consumers– especially those with cable– it was a non-news event. Does anyone remember that television used to be free? More importantly, broadcast television is still free. (I will have more on […]
Stolen wallet leads to ID theft arrests
News headline from the Corona Police Department Economic Crimes Unit: A warning has been issued about the so-called “Green Dot MoneyPak” card scams. The “Green Dot” cards are legitimate reloadable debit cards that can be used to make purchases. They are not linked to a bank account, more convenient than a money wire, and just […]
Some Hot Pockets Recalled After Improper Meat Inspections: Nestle has recalled thousands of packages of Hot Pockets because of improper meat inspections. The following statement was issued by Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division: There is a voluntary recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand […]
California company recalls nearly 9 million lbs of beef: A California company is recalling 8.7 lbs of beef parts because it used “diseases and unsound animals” and lacked proper federal inspections, says the USDA. The government says “processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal […]
U.S. Warns of Threat from Explosives on Planes: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned airlines sending flights to Russia around the Olympics to look out for explosives, according to an official familiar with the matter.
CVS Pharmacies Pull Tobacco Products From U.S. Stores CVS stores in the U.S. are saying so long to all tobacco products in a landmark move. The following statement was issued by CVS Caremark: CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy […]
Newest Mobile Fight? T-Mobile Offers To Pay Termination Fees: In the latest gauntlet thrown down by a major mobile carrier, T-Mobile says it’ll give you up to $650 to switch providers. Are companies cannibalizing each other for new customers?
Super Bowl Ad Press Conference Blow-up: On Sunday night, after all the much-anticipated Super Bowl commercials had aired, one post-ad press conference got a little heated. The concept of the Radio Shack commercial had the electronics giant poking fun at itself for being stuck in a time warp. The theme included “the ‘80s called” and […]