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Norwegian Air gets clearance for more U.S. flights

The cut-rate carrier's plans are bitterly opposed by U.S. airlines and labor unions

Norwegian Air Shuttle has once again won approval to begin flying new routes between Europe and the United States, but labor unions and some lawmakers say...


The best cities for winter travel on a budget

For low hotel costs and airfare, consider heading to one of these cities in January

Wanderlust can strike at any time during the year, but the stress of the holiday season can contribute to one’s yearning to take a vacation. For those inte...


How to spot a puppy scammer

Before sending money for a puppy you found online, verify that it's not being sold by a scam artist

Consumers planning to welcome a puppy into their lives this holiday season should keep their wits about them if shopping online for their new addition. Pup...


Fintech firms may soon be licensed as national banks

Licensing online-only institutions would be good for business and consumers, regulator says

So-called "fintech" firms may be gaining more legitimacy while also facing stiffer regulation, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry said today as he...


Get that tax refund ASAP

We have tips to help you avoid a delay

If you overpaid your taxes this year (too much withholding is the main culprit), you'll have a refund coming. And, of course, you'll want that money as soo...


2017 housing outlook sees gradual slowdown

More first-time buyers will be priced out of the market

The U.S. housing market has gone through some changes in 2016. Prices of homes have risen, requiring larger down payments from buyers.At the same time,...


Here are the 'hot jobs' for 2017

Careerbuilder says employers want people with skills that can generate revenue

The job market is always in a state of flux, especially in recent years. Today's hot job with a lucrative salary and benefits may go to a robot next year. ...


Unemployment rate drops to 9-year low

Job creation picked up steam in November

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 4.6% in November, it's lowest level in nine years, according to figures released by the Department of Labor (DOL). A...


How to bathe a dog during the winter months

Tips on keeping your pet warm and comfortable during and after a winter bath

Keeping your dog clean is important year round, but giving your companion a bath during the cold, winter months requires a few special precautions. Whi...


Cancer warning label urged for processed meat

Evidence links processed meat, poultry to colorectal cancer risk

Bacon, ham, hot dogs, and other processed meat and poultry products should carry labeles warning that they can cause cancer, the Center for Science in the...


Why parents shouldn't pressure their kids about grades

Parents who value achievement over kindness can have a negative impact on kids' development, study finds

Every parent aspires to set their child up for success in adulthood, but pressuring children about their grades may not be the best way to go about achievi...


Consumers spend more for new cars in November

Sales figures suggest there may be some good deals on small SUVs

Consumers continue to increase what they are willing to pay for a new car or truck. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) reports the average transaction price of a new v...


Here are the most hackable holiday gifts

Intel Security warns many gifts under the tree may be vulnerable to hackers

We've seen that devices that connect to the internet can be the weak link in the web's security chain.Last month a major denial of service attack brief...