If you bought any office supplies from Staples, monitor your accounts. The company and law enforcement checking into a possible credit card data breach. Customers will not be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it’s reported in a timely manner.
That less pain at the pump thing is continuing throughout middle Tennessee. Gas prices dropped 10 cents in a week to an average of 2.92 a gallon. That is the lowest they’ve been in more than three years.
Two religious plaques have been in place at two Midlothian, Texas schools since ’97. In a no win situation the school board is trying to decide whether to leave them up or take them down. If they are taken down they’ll be sued by the Liberty institute. If they stay, the Freedom from Religion Foundation says they will sue the district.
Davidson and Shelby counties will share a 6.3 million dollar grant to help the homeless find permanent housing. Homeless veterans will be among the 650 people who will be helped over the next three years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to take action now if you got a recall notice about your air bags. There are more than 4 ½ million made by Japan’s Takata Corporation that may spray shrapnel if they rupture. They are more likely to do so in areas where the weather is humid.
The Nashville area including Franklin and Murfreesboro rank 7th in the nation in attracting young professionals with college degrees. That big pool of qualified job applicants between 25 and 34 has many businesses and start ups looking to set up shop here.
The Defense Department is putting together a 30 member Ebola rapid response team should there be an outbreak in the U.S. The CDC also working on new protocols for health care workers treating patients with Ebola.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources says the deer population in the state is north of 900,000. Between now and January is when the deer come out more so use extra caution when driving the roadways.
It’s never too early to start saving for the future. If you know someone who had a baby born on Monday clue them into Voya Born to Save. It’s a free $500 mutual fund investment being offered to any baby born yesterday. More details at www.voya.com/borntosave
Toyota recalling nearly a half million vehicles over faulty airbags. Involves the Lexus SC Coupe, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, and the GM Pontiac Vibe that was built by Toyota. Vehicles from 2002 through 2005 are involved.
The date has been set for the Nashville Christmas Parade. It will be on the evening of December 5th. That’s when Mayor Dean lights the city Christmas Tree at 6:30 in Public Square Plaza and then the parade steps off at 7.
We’re all about starting the day feeling positive and happy and there are some things you can do to accomplish that. Number one is to wake up grateful. Also make sure you have a good deed or two planned out since helping others increases our happiness. Staying that way is easy when you never let today be hijacked by something that didn’t go your way on Monday.