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Why stress management is important during pregnancy

Researchers say highly stressed mothers are more likely to have a child with behavioral issues

In order to protect the health of an unborn baby, it’s crucial to stop bad habits like smoking and drinking. Now, new research suggests mothers-to-be shoul...


BRIO recalls baby rattles

The wooden rings on the rattles can crack, posing a choking hazard

BRIO of Sweden is recalling about 1,700 BRIO soft hammer rattles sold in the U.S. and Canada.The wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack, posing a...


Missa Bay recalls Chicken Caesar Salads

The product contains wheat, an allergen not declared on the label

Missa Bay of Swedesboro, N.J., is recalling approximately 1,719 pounds of Chicken Caesar Salads.The product contains wheat, an allergen not declared on...


Average student debt doubles in a decade

Consumer Bureau finds half of student borrowers leave school owing more than $20,000

If there's any remaining doubt that the student loan burden is growing, a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should put it to rest. The C...


Lenders making fewer subprime loans

TransUnion report finds big drop in personal loans and auto lending

For the first time since 2012, lenders are making fewer subprime loans, according to a new report from TransUnion, one of the three credit reporting agenci...


Housing starts drop in July

The outlook for future construction dimmed as well

A decline in construction of single-family homes and multi-unit buildings sent overall housing starts lower in July.The Commerce Department reports gro...


Dan Post Boot Company recalls safety boots

The boots and shoes can fail to protect feet from heavy or sharp objects

Dan Post Boot Company of Clarksville, Tenn., is recalling 7,200 pair of safety boots and shoes.The boots and shoes can fail to protect feet when heavy...


The best -- and worst -- places to retire

WalletHub picks Orlando as the best, Newark as the worst

Choosing a place to retire is a highly personal decision, and it involves a lot of factors.For example, you might prefer a warmer climate, a certain si...


Spyware apps found on Google's official Play Market

Researchers say over 4,000 malicious apps targeting Android users are circulating in third-party marketplaces

Consumers are constantly being reminded to only download apps to their devices that have been thoroughly vetted and published on reputable marketplaces. Ho...


When should your kids go to sleep?

This bedtime calculator online tool can help you find out

For kids, summer is a time for schedule-free fun and leisure. But as summer vacation draws to a close, it’s time for everyone in the family to start prepar...


Auto safety group names new director

Jason Levine replaces the late Clarence M. Ditlow III

The Center for Auto Safety has named a new executive director. Jason K. Levine succeeds the late Clarence M. Ditlow III, who headed the organization for de...


A resurgence of builder confidence

Shortages and rising costs continue to be a concern, though

After falling in July to its lowest level since last November, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes is on the rise again....


American Red Cross launches pet first aid course

The online lessons are packed with potentially life-saving info on what to do in an emergency

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, preventative care can go a long way. But some pet health emergencies crop up unexpectedly, giving pet parents li...


Consumers spending more on travel insurance

The rise coincides with an increase in the cost of travel

A report by Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison site, shows U.S. consumers are spending more for travel insurance. The authors suggest there's a sim...


Your next Jeep may come from China

Chinese automakers looking for acquisitions; FCA may fill the bill

Will your next Jeep be a Chinese product? Jeep has an all-American image -- although it is now produced by FCA, a lash-up of all-Italian Fiat and the forme...


Epilepsy cases on the rise in the U.S.

More than 3 million adults and children are affected

In the modern era, diseases and health conditions usually become more rare as new drugs and treatments emerge.But there are exceptions. Autism is one....


Seven key elements your child's school should have

Parents should ensure their child's school environment is both healthy and nurturing

Your child’s health is in your hands when they’re under your roof, but the torch gets passed when they head off to school. For this reason, it’s crucial to...


What you can do to protect your pet's health

Six of the most common pet illnesses and how you can prevent them

Pet ownership can get expensive, especially if your beloved companion suddenly comes down with an illness. The costs associated with providing proper v...


A new approach to rural healthcare

Doctors says the hospital ER should play a bigger role

In healthcare, conventional wisdom holds that seeking treatment for a non-emergency condition in a hospital emergency room is both expensive and highly ine...


A hint of consumer inflation in July

A rise in food prices was a factor

Inflation on the consumer level as measured by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Consumer Price Index (CPI) inched up a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in July as t...


Kawasaki recalls all-terrain vehicles

The fuel tap can leak, posing a fire hazard

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif., is recalling about 15,000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).The fuel tap can leak, posing a fire haz...


Is the housing market at a tipping point?

There are plenty of buyers, but not sellers

Home sales have slowed in recent months, but not because of a lack of buyers. The problem has been a lack of sellers.In a new report, real estate marke...


How often should kids visit the eye doctor?

Survey finds US parents aren't prioritizing back-to-school eye exams the way they should

Your child’s eyes are a primary vessel for new information. With fuzzy vision, kids may struggle to see the chalkboard, computer, or other reading material...


FDA hopes to clear up generic drug backlog

Approving more generics could create competition, drive down prices

Amidst all the political back-and-forth about drug prices, there's general agreement on one thing: generic drugs can save money. But until recently, the Fo...


Credit cards with the most and fewest fees

Card comparison site finds First Premier Bank card has the most with 12

A report by card comparison site has found the average credit card carries six potential fees, which can make a consumer's purchase a littl...


Keeping your pet safe at the beach

Sun, sand, and seawater can all be dangerous to dogs if proper precautions aren't taken

Taking your pooch to a dog-friendly beach can be a great way to beat the summer heat and enjoy a little quality time with your furry sidekick. But seaside...


A dip in July wholesale prices

First-time jobless claims were on the rise

The cost of the things we buy edged lower on the wholesale level.What the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calls the Pro...


The Comfy Cow recalls pints of ice cream

The product may be contaminated with E. coli

The Comfy Cow is recalling pints of Banana Puddin Y’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, Double Fold Vanilla, Georgia Butter Pecan, Intens...


Model year 2017 Jeep Renegades recalled

Malfunction indicator lamps may falsely illuminate on the instrument panel

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,002 model year 2017 Jeep Renegades.Due to a software issue, multiple malfunction indicator lamps may illuminate on...


Taylor Farms Retail recalls coleslaw kits

The product contains milk, an allergen not declared on the label

Taylor Farms Retail of Salinas, Calif., is recalling 293 cases of Taylor Farms Creamy Homestyle Coleslaw Kits.The kit's dressing packet contains milk,...


Four apps to enhance kids’ eclipse experience

Educational apps that can help kids prepare for and enjoy the total eclipse of the sun

While the upcoming solar eclipse promises to be an awe-inspiring spectacle for people of all ages, many parents are looking forward to seeing their childre...


Mazda announces improvements to gasoline engine

The automaker says its new engine will get much higher gas mileage

While some automakers are moving heavily into electric engine technology, Mazda continues to tinker with the old fashioned internal combustion engine. It s...


Mortgage applications rebound

Contract interest rates were moving lower

Mortgage applications have bounced back following their first decline in three weeks, rising 3.0% in the week ending August 4, according to the Mortgage Ba...


New dating site aims to connect dog lovers

The creators of Hotdiggiddy believe dog people are usually warm, loving individuals

Whether you’re looking to meet someone who shares your political views or hates the same things you hate, there’s likely a dating app out there to help you...


FDA sued over formaldehyde in hair products

Environmental groups say hair-straightening products a danger to salon workers

Two environmental groups have sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), charging the agency with allowing hair products with "unsafe levels of formaldeh...


Job openings on the rise in June

Employment is up slightly over the past 12 months

There was a sizable increase in the number of job openings in June.Figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show there were 6.163 million vac...


Hahn Brothers recalls ready-to-eat ham

The product contains malted barley, an allergen not declared on the label

Hahn Brothers of Westminster, Md., is recalling approximately 115,773 pounds of ready-to-eat ham.The product contains malted barley, an allergen not de...


A website to help you choose a college major

Majorfit says starting out in the right major will save time and money

The statistics suggest a large number of students enter college with no idea about what they will do when they get out.As a result, they end up choosin...


Why checking Facebook can be so addictive

Researchers say just seeing the logo can change some users' frame of mind

You might think that checking in on your Facebook profile is just something to do to pass the time, but two new studies from Michigan State University show...


Study predicts significant future job growth

But many of those new jobs may be at the lower end of the pay scale

Today's college students can look forward to healthy job prospects when they are ready to enter the job market, according to a new study by CareerBuilder.c...


Dunkin' Donuts may shorten its name

New California outlet will be branded simply as Dunkin'

Some entertainers are so well-known they only go by their first name. Think Beyonce, Cher, or Madonna.Dunkin' Donuts is reportedly considering joining...


A big jump in July employment

The jobless rate inched down a notch last month

The nation's job-creation machinery got cranking in July.The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports there were 209,000 new nonfarm...


Amrita Health Foods recalls protein bars

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Amrita Health Foods is recalling a limited number of protein bars that be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No confirmed illnesses have been rep...


How to make your backyard more inviting

Features that can help maximize your enjoyment of your outdoor living area

Summer evenings and backyard gatherings go hand-in-hand, and having an inviting outdoor area can help make entertaining family and friends al fresco even m...


New app guides homeowners who are remodeling

Buildshop offers free tools for planning and budgeting

The shortage of homes for sale suggests more homeowners are staying put. But while they might not be moving, they are spending money on making improvements...


JBS USA recalls ground beef

The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials

JBS USA of Lenoir, N.C., is recalling approximately 4,922 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically shredded p...


Model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalled

The parking brake lever may have to travel farther before the parking brake engages

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,061 model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles.The lock nut that secures the parking brake cable to the parking bra...


Sanity-saving tips for flying with kids names ten tips for flying with children

Summer vacations with the family can yield plenty of warm memories, but logging air miles with little ones can be stressful. Asking small children to s...


T-Mobile says its customers get fewer scam calls

Screening service lets customers know if a scammer is on the other end of the line

When you answer the phone, you sometimes know the person on the other end of the line is a scammer in the first few seconds of conversation.But if you'...


Jobs creation slips in July

However, the June estimate was higher than first reported

Another 178,000 private sector jobs were created in July, according to the ADP National Employment Report.While that's a decline of 13,000 from the Jun...


A down week for mortgage applications

Contract interest rates were mostly higher

Mortgage applications are lower after posting gains in the two previous weeks.The latest survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows applications...


Remodeling your kitchen for resale

Four low-cost kitchen upgrades potential buyers will appreciate

From decluttering your home to having it professionally staged, there are a number of ways to potentially decrease the amount of time it spends on the mark...


Self-driving car bill wins bipartisan support

It appears to be one issue in Washington on which Republicans and Democrats can agree

Congress appears to be speeding toward streamlining the process of putting self-driving cars on the road.The House Energy & Commerce Committee has give...