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Consumer Confidence Declines in U.S. to Lowest Since June P.G. Catranis

Confidence among U.S. consumers retreated last week to an almost two-month low as limited wage growth chipped away at perceptions about personal finances.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell to 36.3 in the period ended July 27… 1,366 more words

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Unregulated crime scene cleanup creates nightmare for workers

RICHMOND, Va. — Long after the police and paramedics leave, there are people who clean up after violent crimes and medical emergencies.

But despite the importance of their job, and the health concerns, CBS 6 News found that the crime scene cleanup industry is virtually unregulated in Virginia. 59 more words

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IWAY bridge railing installed improperly

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – The IWAY bridge safety railing that runs along both sides of the 1200 foot structure that spans the Providence River was not installed properly, Target 12 has learned. 436 more words

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Facts and figures behind thunderstorms, lightning strikes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Every second of the day, 365 days a year, a flash of lightning will light up the sky. That’s three million lightning flashes per day. 284 more words

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Rip currents: Hidden dangers for beach-goers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Unlike thunder and lightning, which – obviously – announce themselves with a certain authority, this weather-related danger can be incredibly difficult to spot. 288 more words

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Rain, not heavy winds or lightning, most dangerous effect of hurricanes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – When it comes to hurricanes, many weather-watchers focus on the storm’s category or its wind speeds while the radar’s colors grow darker. 276 more words

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Dicey Dining: The good, the bad, and the gross around central Alabama restaurants

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A restaurant’s health rating can reveal a lot about the establishment. While some places around central Alabama have great scores, others leave a lot to be desired. 67 more words

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