Families

According to Survey, Number of Workers Living Paycheck to Paycheck at Pre-Recession Levels

According to Survey, Number of Workers Living Paycheck to Paycheck at Pre-Recession Levels

As the U.S. keeps a close eye on the stock market; CareerBuilder’s survey shows the financial situation for some households is improving. Forty-two percent of workers say they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck, an improvement from 43 percent in 2010 and in line with levels seen back in 2007. The number of workers who have missed a bill payment has decreased year-over-year; one-in-five (20 percent) say they have missed payments on bills in the last year, slightly improved from 22 percent at this time last year. This is according to a new nationwide survey of more than 5,200 workers by CareerBuilder that was conducted from May 18 to June 3, 2011.

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday runs this weekend

Shoppers prepare to swipe your debit cards.

Florida's sales tax holiday starts Friday at one minute after midnight and lasts through Sunday.

The three-day back-to-school tax holiday eliminates state and local taxes on more than 130 items, including certain clothes, footwear and backpacks costing $75 or less.

Tickets on Sale TODAY: Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New Website

 

The New Website was unveiled today at www.CMNJax.com

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ali Baba, a Jacksonville hookah bar, is being sued for serving an underage drinker who was involved in fatal car accident.

The crash happened just after midnight November 14, 2010.  Maida Sy, 19, had a 12:30 a.m. curfew.  Maida was on her way home and only minutes away when her car was hit, and she was killed.

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Tofson.  He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide.   

"Somebody knock(ed) on our door at four o'clock in the morning and the horrible thing is it's the policeman," said Nida Sy, Maida's mother.

Sy said her daughter was her best friend.  She said the 2010 Sandalwood High School graduate had big plans for her life.  She was studying to be a pharmacist.

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

 

Sixth annual fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

 

MINNEAPOLIS—On Thursday, Aug. 11, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.