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FDA taking steps to lower generic drug prices

The agency’s acting commissioner is picking up where Dr. Scott Gottlieb left off

When he served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb pressed for lower prescription drug prices by speeding develop...


American Honda recalls ROVs

The throttle pedal can stick in the open position

American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 82,000 Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The throttle pedal can stick in th...


Comcast launches new eye-control remote feature

The new technology will allow disabled and movement-impaired consumers to control their televisions

Comcast has announced details of a new feature that will give another option to disabled and movement-impaired customers when it comes to controlling their...


Audi recalls model year 2019 e-trons

Moisture can enter the high-voltage battery

Audi is recalling 1,646 model year 2019 e-trons.Moisture can enter the high-voltage battery system through a faulty seal on the charging socket.Moi...


BMW recalls vehicles with knee airbag issue

The driver and passenger knee airbag assemblies may not deploy

BMW of North America is recalling 5,079 model year 2019-2020 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 Competition Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xD...


Airbnb launches multi-day ‘Adventures’

The excursions are run by local tour operators and take travelers to ‘off-the-beaten-path locations’

Airbnb announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with local experts and tour companies to launch “Airbnb Adventures,” a new collection of several hundred "bu...


Target expands same-day delivery option

The retailer is ramping up delivery times in an effort to compete with Amazon and Walmart

Target announced on Thursday that consumers in 47 states can now get items delivered in as little as one hour for a flat fee of $9.99 per order. The retail...


American Airlines extends 737 MAX cancellations

The airline feels the proactive move allows travelers to ‘more reliably plan’

The never-ending saga of when Boeing’s 737 MAX will return to the skies continues.On Sunday, American Airlines announced that it’s moving its cancellat...


Mazda recalls model year 2019 Mazda3s

The passenger airbag deactivation indicator light may erroneously turn off

Mazda North American Operations is recalling 17,016 model year 2019 Mazda3s. Due to incorrect programming, the passenger airbag deactivation indicator ligh...


Robocall monthly figures take another tumble

The FCC confirms it’s giving carriers the all-clear to bring the robo gnats to their knees

Not that two months is exactly a trend, but consumers might be a little happy that they only had to suffer 4.74 billion robocalls in May -- the second stra...


Opioid drug maker files for bankruptcy protection

INSYS Therapeutics agreed to a $225 million settlement last week with the U.S. government

INSYS Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that makes opioid painkillers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the wake of a $225 million se...


Model year 2019-2020 Ram 1500 trucks recalled

The vehicle's airbags and seat belt pretensioners may become disabled

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 295,981 model year 2019-2020 Ram 1500 trucks.The flash memory of the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may become...


The red-hot job market is cooling down

May saw the smallest number of new jobs this year

The nation’s economy added 75,000 jobs in May, by far the smallest number this year. At the same time, job totals for both March and April were revised dow...


Polaris recalls Ranger EV ROVs

The vehicle may accelerate unexpectedly

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 3,900 model year 2015 - 2019 Polaris RGR EV recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).An incorre...


Apple facing lawsuit from developers over App Store monopoly

The suit claims that Apple's 30 percent commission and $99 annual developer fee has cut unlawfully into developers’ potential earnings

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit from two app developers who accuse the company of using its App Store monopoly to charge “profit-killing” commissions. Th...


SEC sets new requirements for financial advisors

The rules are similar to the Fiduciary Rule that was overturned in court

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to adopt rules for financial advisers and stock brokers, requiring them to be more transparent about...


IRS investigating Uber for 2013, 2014 tax years

The ride-hailing company says it’s ‘highly uncertain’ when the investigation will come to an end

In a regulatory filing this week, Uber disclosed that it’s being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its 2013 and 2014 tax returns. Uber said...


Polaris recalls RZR ROVs

The brakes can fail, posing crash and injury hazards

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling model year 2019 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The brakes can fail...


Poland Spring pledges to use entirely recycled plastic bottles

All still water sold in containers smaller than one gallon will be sold in recycled plastic bottles within the next few years

Amid growing concern about the harmful effects of plastic on the world’s oceans, Nestle’s Poland Spring has announced that it’s transitioning toward the us...


Hertz announces car subscription program

For a monthly fee, subscribers can choose from a selection of vehicles

Hertz is set to launch a new vehicle subscription service for those not interested in owning a car.The Hertz My Car subscription service will give cons...


Apple to break iTunes into three separate apps

The platform will be replaced by three apps called Music, Podcasts, and TV

Apple announced Monday that it’s breaking up iTunes and replacing it with three standalone apps called Music, TV, and Podcasts.The decision to dismantl...


New car prices jump nearly 4 percent in May

The average cost of a new car or truck is closing in on $40,000

New car sales may have slowed in recent months, but the increase in their price hasn’t. The average new vehicle transaction price (ATP) rose 3.7 percent to...


Excel Industries recalls zero-turn mowers

A wire tie underneath the seat could damage the fuel line,

Excel Industries of Hesston, Kan., is recalling about 5,400 zero turn lawn mowers.A wire tie underneath the seat could damage the fuel line, posing a f...


Toyo recalls Proxes A27 tires

Sections of the tire tread may detach

Toyo Tire Holdings Of Americas is recalling 2,169 Proxes A27 tires, size P185/60R16 86H, produced from September 21 – 25, 2018 with (DOT dates codes 3718 a...


FTC offers tips for hurricane season

Consumers should always prepare for the worst and beware of scams during the aftermath

Many consumers consider June to be the true beginning of the summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season.The Federal Trade Commi...