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Online retailers, celebrities can't fool you now: 9 things about the new Consumer Protection Bill

Online retailers, celebrities can't fool you now: 9 things about the new Consumer Protection Bill

Finance
A three-decade-old law is being changed to give more powers to the consumer. The Lok Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018 which will now go to the Rajya Sabha. The new law will replace the archaic Consumer Protection Act 1986. The new law will revolutionise consumer rights in India by investing consumers and agencies with a lot more power than they currently have. Below are the highlights from the Bill: 1. The Bill proposes an executive agency, the Central Consumer Protection Authority. The agency can intervene whenever it feels necessary to protect consumers from unfair trade practices. It can also launch class action against a company, besides ordering recall or refund of products. The agency is designed on the lines of highly effective US Federal Trade Commission. 2. The ...
Five things you need to do before you pack your bags for an overseas retirement

Five things you need to do before you pack your bags for an overseas retirement

Finance
To all those who make the big decision to retire abroad, Cynthia and Edd Staton say, "Congratulations!" In 2009, a look at their battered retirement accounts made the Statons think hard about what their retirement might look like. They could stay in the U.S. where they'd lived all their lives, or they could find a foreign country with a far lower cost of living and set out on a great adventure. They chose adventure and haven't looked back. The couple has written books about their experiences and plans to create more projects about how to retire abroad. Retiring overseas...
10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean Diet

10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean Diet

Health
Refined carbs lack nutrients and can wreak havoc on your blood sugar. Whole grains are best; have four small daily portions of whole-wheat bread, or try a pasta made from quinoa. And always eat grains with healthy fats and protein. Incorporate sprouted or fermented grains (hello, sourdough!) for easier digestion and better nutrient absorption. Or look for creative ways to swap out grains, such as using spaghetti squash in place of noodles. Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News A proposed rule from the White House would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of public assistance — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing subsidies. Green cards allow them to live and work permanently in the United States. “Those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. The proposal, announced Saturday night, marks a new frontier in the administration’s long-term effort to curb immigration, both legal and illegal. It already has spurred intense criticism from Democrats, anti-poverty activists, health care organizations and immigrants’ rights ...