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Amazon wins tax showdown with IRS

Appeals court ruling saves retailer as much as $1.5 billion

Politicians are sometimes quick to criticize Amazon, claiming the retail giant pays little in the way of federal taxes.Thanks to a federal court ruling...


Texas Tripe recalls raw pet food

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes

Texas Tripe is recalling 35 lots for each of 23 varieties of raw pet food.The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogene...


Tesla relaunches solar panel business

Consumers can now rent panels for a monthly fee

In a series of tweets over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company is relaunching its solar power program and giving consumers the abil...


Toyota recalls model year 2019 Camrys

The front passenger airbag and knee airbag may not deploy properly

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 680 model year 2019 Camrys.The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may have been improperly cali...


Ford recalls Fusions and Lincoln MKZs

Seat belt assemblies may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 108,000 model year 2015 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs.Increased temperatures generated during deployment of the driver...


The bond market flashes a recession warning

While the economy is still growing, economists say a downturn could be months away

The bond market is flashing a recession warning, as the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond has fallen below the interest paid on the government’s two-year...


CBS and Viacom plan to merge once again

The two media giants hope their marriage is better the second time again

CBS and Viacom, two entertainment companies that once were one company, are joining forces once again. The two entertainment companies have announced an al...


Home values reach their highest level in 12 years

However, the amount that consumers owe on their homes also continues to rise

Quicken Loans, which gauges home values based on appraisal data, reports that the average home value increased 0.6 percent in July, rising at a 4.75 percen...


BMW recalls vehicles with seatback issue

The seatback may unexpectedly fold forward or rearward.

BMW of North America is recalling 20 model year 2018-2019 X3 sDrive30i, xDrive30i & M40i, and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i and M40i vehicles.The front...


Rycki Edam cheese slices recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Polish Trade Center Ltd. is recalling Ryki brand Rycki Edam Cheese Slices.The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.There have b...


Nike launches shoe subscription service for kids

Subscribers pay a monthly fee to have new shoes delivered multiple times a year

Nike launched a subscription service for kids called Nike Adventure Club on Monday. The service aims to give parents an alternative means of navigating the...


Navy Federal revamps its rewards credit card

Competition in the industry means consumers should shop carefully for a card

The rewards credit card landscape continues to get more competitive, with lenders not only introducing new cards with lucrative benefits but updating curre...


Honda recalls model year 2019 CR-Vs

The vehicle may leak fuel

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 134 model year 2019 CR-Vs.The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may have been insufficie...


How much caffeine will cause a migraine?

Drinking more than two caffeinated beverages per day could cause severe headaches

Getting through the day without caffeine can be difficult for many consumers, but researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now warning aga...


GM wins major ignition switch defect lawsuit

Vehicle owners sought damages for alleged loss of value

General Motors (GM) has won a victory in federal court, where a judge narrowed claims concerning faulty ignition switches on some models. Consumers in thre...


Commuters with easy access to fast food gain more weight

Researchers say workers who are exposed to more unhealthy options going to and from work have higher BMIs

A new study has found that consumers’ commuting routes could be affecting their weight. According to the researchers, when consumers pass fast-food res...


Odometer fraud is more common than most people think

Pulling a vehicle report can help consumers avoid paying too much for a worn vehicle

Getting a vehicle report from a company like Carfax before buying a used car has become more common. These reports are not infallible, but they can alert p...


Consumer borrowing rose more slowly in June

A decline in credit card spending kept the increase from being higher

The Federal Reserve reports that consumer borrowing rose in June, but at the slowest rate in months. The reason for the slowdown can be attributed to consu...


BRP expands snowmobile recall

The vehicle’s fuel delivery system can leak fuel

BRP U.S. of Sturtevant, Wis., is expanding its earlier recall of model year 2017 Ski Doo MXZ, Summit and Renegade snowmobiles and model year 2018 MXZ and R...


Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators recalled

The federally required manual park release cover may be missing

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 14,000 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.Federal law requires the manual park release cover be...


FedEx ends ground-shipping contract with Amazon

The online retail giant will need to rely more on its own infrastructure to get packages to consumers

FedEx has announced that it is severing ties with Amazon and will no longer be using its fleet of delivery trucks to ship the company’s packages to consume...


Audi recalls vehicles with airbag issue

The passenger airbag may be inadvertently disabled

Audi is recalling 144,092 model year 2018 S5 Cabriolets, S5 Sportbacks, S5 Coupes, S4 Sedans, A5 Cabriolets, A5 Sportbacsk & A5 Coupes, and model year 2017...


Toyota recalls RAV4/RAV4 hybrids

The back-up camera system may not activate

Toyota is recalling about 18,000 model year 2019 RAV4s and RAV4 hybrids.There is a possibility that a damaged connector in the back-up camera system's...


Hyundai recalls Genesis G80s and G90s

Oil may leak onto the exhaust manifold

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 8,059 model year 2018 Genesis G80s and model year 2017-2018 Genesis G90s equipped with 3.3 liter turbocharged engines....


FTC to refund victims of tech support scam

Consumers are receiving over $800,000 in total compensation as part of a settlement

Over 12,000 consumers who were deceived into paying for unnecessary tech support services will finally be receiving refund checks from the Federal Trade Co...


Industry report finds home affordability is improving

Combination of falling interest rates and slowing home price increases works in buyers’ favor

Consumers hoping to buy their first home, or perhaps move up, have been plagued by numerous headwinds over the last year, but those winds may be shifting....


FBI warns consumers to look out for romance scams

Online dating sites don’t always vet users, so consumers should verify who they’re talking to

Confidence/romance fraud -- also known as “catfishing” -- continues to rise, with more than 18,000 people claiming they were hit by the love bug to the tun...


Lennox Intl recalls Natural Pig Ears

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Lennox Intl of Edison N.J., is recalling Natural Pig Ears that may be contaminated with Salmonella.The firm says it is aware of two cases in which pig...


States still working to block T-Mobile/Sprint merger

Several state attorneys general argue that the start date of the merger trial should be pushed back

Last week, the $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint gained approval from the Department of Justice. However, the deal -- which hasn’t yet closed --...


Spansive recalls wireless phone chargers

Metallic accessories attached to phones placed on the chargers can overheat

Spansive of San Bruno, Calif., is recalling about 950 Spansive Source wireless, multi-phone chargers.Metallic accessories attached to phones placed on...


BMW recalls vehicles with fuel pump issue

The fuel pump flange may crack, resulting in a fuel leak.

BMW of North America is recalling 115 model year 2020 750i xDrives, model year 2019 M850i xDrive Coupes, M850i xDrive Convertibles, X5 xDrive50is, X7 xDriv...