Archive for July 6th, 2011

July 6th, 2011

TD Bank Not Honoring Promised Savings Account Rates

by LonSeidman

By CTWatchdog.com

I have a question that my bank (TD Bank) can’t answer –

How do banks determine the interest rate they pay on savings accounts?

A few months ago, I opened a high yield savings account at TD Bank, where they advertised a 1.3% return on savings. I moved my savings to TD Bank and opened up checking accounts there as well. I was sure to ask if this was a regular rate or an introductory rate that would expire. A regular rate, I was told.

This month, when I looked at my online statement, I noticed that my interest rate is .7%.
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July 6th, 2011

Create Your Own District

by LonSeidman

Do you think the shapes of the Congressional, state or house districts should look differently? Well, a website can allow you to design your own. Daves Redistricting (click here) will will give you the power. Be careful though. Doing it takes the skill of a Sodoku puzzle crossed with the dismantling of a Rubix cube.

A good question arises from the exercise, though. If the districts don’t conform to each town’s voting districts, can the redistricting commission draw other lines? Yes, they can. Nontheless, this website still can help with a rough idea. Plus, if you come up with something plausible, send it to the State’s Redistricting Commission. Co-Chairman Larry Cafero invited the public to do exactly that. “If you create your own map or suggestion, please send it to us,” he said at a redistricting public hearing in Waterbury last night.

If you want to participate and offer suggestions to the commission at future public hearings, they will be in Norwich tonight and have two in Hartford.

July 6th, 2011

UConn Invites Mothers to Participate in Autusm Study

by LonSeidman

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are looking for pregnant mothers as well as mothers with infants to participate in two research studies that will follow the development of infant siblings of children with autism over the first two years of life.

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