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12-18-2017

 

If you're carrying a credit card balance, you'll soon be paying more in interest charges. The Federal Reserve has hiked a key interest rate again, boosting it by a quarter point. Since that rate is tied directly to what credit cards charge, credit card interest rates are expected to rise by the same amount.

 

A new study from the University of Toledo says giving children too many toys at playtime may limit their creativity. Researchers found that toddlers who were given the opportunity to play with just a few toys at a time engaged in longer periods of play, which in turn translated to better focus.

 

Dream On Me is recalling about 23 thousand crib and toddler bed mattresses. The company says the mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

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