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Money Roll

A Refund Is Not A Windfall!

Too many treat their refunds as a windfall. It is not! It is a return of YOUR money.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/10/2014

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The Affordable Care Act Scam

Scammers had a field day with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), using it as a way to fool Americans into sharing their personal information.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/07/2014

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Cold Winter May Cause First-Ever Delay To Boston Duck Tour Season

For the first time of its two decades in business, the start of the season for Boston Duck Tours could be delayed.

03/06/2014

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The Do Not Call List Scam

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it’s no surprise that scams are quickly following.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/06/2014

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Staples To Close Up To 225 Stores By 2015

The Framingham company says nearly half of its sales are now generated online, so it will aggressively cut costs to become more efficient.

03/06/2014

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Report: Mass. Gained 55,000 Jobs In ’13, But Jobless Rate Rose

Massachusetts gained more than 55,000 jobs in 2013, the largest calendar year increase since 2000, state officials reported Thursday.

03/06/2014

Auditions

Beware Of Casting Call Scams

In this scam, scammers pose as agents or talent scouts looking for actors, singers, models, reality show contestants, etc., and they use phony audition notices to fool aspiring performers into paying to try out for parts that don’t exist.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/05/2014

Construction worker

Don’t Be Fooled! Scams Are Everywhere!

Have you heard of the arrest warrant scam? Check it out…

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/04/2014

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RadioShack Plans To Close Up To 1,100 Stores

The company didn’t immediately identify what stores are being closed.

03/04/2014

Telemarketer

It’s National Consumer Week!

This is a national campaign to help consumers make better-informed decisions and avoid being scammed.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/03/2014

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Celebrity Endorsements

There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent celebrity endorsements.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Did you know Massachusetts resident Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Wakefield, accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie in the 1930s when the chocolate she used to make her specialty cookies did not fully melt. The chocolate in that batch was from a bar of Nestle bitter chocolate. She reached out to Nestle and they began producing chocolate chips. Thanks, Ruth!!!

Besides the chocolate chip cookie, Massachusetts boasts many more inventions. Click through the gallery to see some of them. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Hub Of Invention

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Did you know that chocolate chip cookies were accidentally invented in Massachusetts. Take a look at some of other things invented in Mass.

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Made In Mass.

Many products, companies and brands with national and global recognition call Massachusetts home. Some of them are family businesses, some are large corporations but all of them have interesting stories.

GPS

Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for a reason.

Ben Affleck

Movies Made In Massachusetts

Seems like every week a new movie is being filmed in Massachusetts. Here is a look at some well know, and not so well known, films shot in the Bay State.

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast On Wall Street

‘Jersey Shore’ On Wall Street

The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” skipped the beach for a day to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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