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Harbor Freight Tools recalls Cordless Drill

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 108,000 cordless drills that were imported by Harbor Freight Tools. The company announced the recall after receiving one report of a drill overheating and burning through the unit’s handle. The complaint also involved the consumer sustaining a minor injury.

The problem with the cordless drills involves a black trigger switch that could cause the 19.2 volt cordless drill to overheat. If the drill overheats, a potential for fire or burn exists.

The recalled drills were sold nationwide at Harbor Freight Tools retail stores, by mail order catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com, between April, 2008 and May 2012. They were priced between $27 and $30.

OfficeMax brings back ElfYourself with new Features

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(Best Syndication News) - OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) has brought back ElfYourself with new features this year. There is now a live broadcast of you being an elf on YouNow.com. OfficeMax announced a new ElfYourself Mobile App that will launch just before Christmas.

The new live feature is for the budding star that wants their few minutes of fame. You get 60 seconds on YouNow.com to prove yourself as an elf. The new ElfYourself version lets you position elf ears and a hat on your webcam video feed. People can vote to keep you on or kick you off. You get more time if more people vote in favor of you, but the more thumbs-down a person gets the quicker they run out of time.

Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

Kodak and CVS/pharmacy continue four-year partnership

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(Best Syndication News) - Eastman Kodak Company announced that they would continue to have their photo kiosk services at CVS/pharmacy for four more years. There are 105,000 KODAK Picture Kiosks at various retail locations, according to Kodak’s Retail Systems Solutions (RSS) business. With 7,400 stores nationwide, CVS/pharmacy is the largest customer of the Kodak Retail Systems Solutions.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has over 15,000 KODAK Picture Kiosks at their locations. Part of the new agreement includes CVS/pharmacy improving and adding the KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) dry lab systems. The new photo developing solution is more economical, which can increase profitability.

Hostess Brands closing down Operations

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(Best Syndication News) - Hostess Brands Inc. announced that they would be seeking approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close their business and liquidate their assets. The liquidation would involve selling off their iconic brands and facilities. The company announced that the bakery operations at the various plants will stop. However, the company will continue to operate Hostess Brand retail stores for several days after November 16, 2012 to sell products that have already been baked.

Only four days earlier, on November 12, Hostess Brands closed three plants because of a nationwide strike initiated by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). The company warned workers that if they did not return to normal production by 5 p.m. EST on November 15, that they would be forced to liquidate their business. On the night of November 15, the company decided that not enough of their employees returned to work.

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