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The vaping death toll has risen to 26

The CDC puts the number of e-cigarette related lung illnesses at 1,299

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the official toll of lung illnesses and deaths linked to e-cigarette use. The death toll h...


Parents sue Tesla after son dies in auto accident

The suit claims the vehicle’s battery was the cause of the fatal crash

The parents of a man who died in a single-vehicle car crash have filed a lawsuit against Tesla Inc., alleging that their son’s Model S Tesla accelerated er...


Owning a dog can lead to a longer life for consumers

Researchers suggest the four-legged friends can be beneficial for consumers recovering from a heart attack or stroke

Adding a pet to the family can be a big decision for many consumers, but a new study could help make that decision a bit easier. Researchers at the Ame...


Kawasaki Motors USA recalls lawn mower engines

The fuel injector can leak excessive amounts of fuel into the engine

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., of Maryville, Mo., is recalling about 950 lawn mower engines.The fuel injector can leak excessive amounts of fuel...


Nestlé rolls out vegan bacon cheeseburger

The food giant is pairing newly developed garnish with an existing meatless patty

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are two relatively new players who’ve gotten a lot of attention for their plant-based burgers. But Nestlé says it can play...


Boeing 737 Max still undergoing safety reviews

Regulators say the jets likely won’t receive authorization to resume flights before November

Aviation officials said on Tuesday that Boeing 737 Max jets are still undergoing safety reviews, meaning the aircraft likely won’t return to service before...


Is telemedicine the future of health care?

Evolving technologies are helping doctors better meet the needs of patients

DataPath, Inc., a company engaged in technology solutions to help employers administer health benefits, has announced an agreement to add HealthPoint Plus...


Toys ‘R’ Us relaunches its website

The company is rebuilding its online sales presence through a partnership with Target

As part of a plan to revive its business, Toys “R” Us has relaunched its website in partnership with Target. Shoppers using the site will be redirected to...


Ford recalls model year 2020 Explorers

The vehicle's wiring harness is not secured properly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 10,655 model year 2020 Ford Explorers with 2.3-liter and 3.3-liter gas engines.The wiring harness is not properly secur...


FDA steps up warning to consumers about vaping THC

Evidence continues to point to a link between cannabis and mystery lung ailments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up its warnings to consumers about using e-cigarettes to “vape” THC products derived from cannabis.T...


The Target-Disney in-store experience begins

Will the Disney magic work for Target? The company’s investing a lot of activities and floor space in hoping that it will

T-A-R-G-E-T M-O-U-S-E! As expected, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney chums have landed at Target stores nationwide.On Monday, the recently formed pa...


PayPal drops out of Facebook’s Libra Association

However, the payments company says it’s still supportive of the new digital currency

PayPal is distancing itself from Facebook’s digital currency project, withdrawing from an association of financial services companies appointed to oversee...


Coborn’s recalls various chicken salads

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Coborn's is recalling select ready-to-eat chicken salads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses have been reported to date....


Model year 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runners recalled

Certain steering and suspension components may not have been tightened properly

Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) is recalling 34 model year 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runners. Certain steering and suspension components may not have been tigh...


E.A. Sween recalls salads and sandwiches

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

E.A. Sween Company is recalling numerous salad and sandwich products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses have been report...


States to fight Purdue bankruptcy deal

Some state officials say the deal doesn’t hold company officials responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic

On Friday, a group of U.S. state officials plan to formally push back against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over its effort to protect itself against thous...


A drop in income could harm your mental health

Researchers cite income volatility for an increase in unhealthy brain aging among some consumers

A new study conducted by researchers from the American Academy of Neurology found that young adults who experience dips in their income could experience co...


Gas prices surge in California

However, many other areas of the U.S. are catching a break at the gas pump

Despite a huge price spike in California, gasoline prices have remained relatively stable in the last week, recovering from a short-lived oil shock after S...


Lyft launches new driver rewards program

Drivers can earn points while driving during busy hours, which can be redeemed for cash or credit to take Lyft rides

On Thursday, Lyft launched a new rewards program for drivers in Nashville, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Ph...


Consumers are wary of social media’s impact on news

Over half of respondents to a poll said they’re more likely to see a ‘worse mix of news’ on social media sites

New data from the Pew Research Center indicates that U.S. consumers are wary of letting social media sites handle news coverage.Pew said it conducted a...


Two new rewards credit cards launch this week

One is affiliated with Visa, the other with American Express

The crowded rewards credit card field got even more crowded this week with two new entries -- one affiliated with Visa and the other with American Express....


Whole Foods Market recalls Dorset Cheese

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic regions are recalling Dorset cheese in response to a recall from Consider Bardwell Farm.T...


National vaping-related death toll rises to 16

The cause of a multistate outbreak of lung illnesses is still unknown

The number of vaping-related deaths nationwide has now climbed to 16 following two additional death confirmations from health officials in Virginia and New...


Hotel resort fees finally get Congress’ attention

Getting through Congress may take awhile, but it’ll be well worth the wait for consumers if it becomes law

The hotel resort fee epidemic has caught the eye of members of the U.S. Congress, and it’s none too soon.Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D - TX) and Rep. J...


Model year 2020 Toyota Supras recalled

The seat belt may not properly restrain the driver in a crash

BMW of North America is recalling seven model year 2020 Toyota Supras.The driver's seat belt guide loop mount may have been improperly welded.In th...