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Democratic chair co-sponsors bill to hamper CFPB's regulation of payday lenders

Groups call on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to withdraw her support of the pro-industry bill

While Republicans work to tighten the purse strings of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a number of Democrats -- including Democratic Natio...


Judge orders Trump University documents released

Trump calls the judge a "hater," speculates incorrectly that he is Mexican

One claim Bernie Sanders hasn't made but could is that he is the only remaining Presidential candidate who doesn't have a legal issue hanging over his head...


Is a new housing bubble forming?

Median home prices are well beyond pre-housing crash levels in many markets

The year-long housing market narrative has been one of rising prices, which has been cheered as a good economic sign.After all, the housing crash of 20...


House GOP seeks to rein in pro-consumer regulators

Budget bill takes aim at consumer bureau and FCC

House Republicans have submitted a budget bill that curbs the activities of two key regulatory agencies – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) a...


The way you choose to argue can impact your health

Back problems may await those who check out emotionally during a fight, study finds

Finding a partner whose views and opinions are perfectly in line with ours is unlikely. Even the most compatible couples may find themselves in a heated ar...


Communication expert sees some simple fixes for airport delays

TSA urged to communicate better with novice travelers before they get to the gate

The Memorial Day weekend came and went without headlines or viral videos about excessive waits to get through airport security. There were still extended w...


Ad-blockers are now used by 22% of the world's smartphone users, report says

Marketers continue to scramble for ways to advertise on the 'blocked web'

According to a new report, 419 million people (22% of the world’s smartphone users) are now using mobile ad-blocking technology.PageFair's numbers also...


GM pulls the plug on Buick Verano

Could the venerable sedan be on the road to extinction?

Introduced for the 2012 model year, the Buick Verano sedan is now cruising toward the off-ramp.General Motors has announced it will end production of t...


Tip to Senate hotline nabs alleged IRS scam artists

The IRS scam has netted more than $15 million in two years

When you think of catching scam artists, you may think of the Federal Trade Commission, FBI, or some other law enforcement agency. But a recent arrest of f...


Consumer confidence down in May for second straight month

Personal incomes and spending were on the rise

Another drop -- the second in as many months -- for consumer confidence.The Conference Board reports its Consu...


Steady gains continue for home prices

Values were up in March on both an annual and monthly basis

A leading measure of U.S. home prices shows increases in value continued during March.On a year-over-year basis, the S&P;/Case-Shiller U.S. National Ho...


Noble House recalls counter stools

The kick plates of the counter stools can have a sharp edge

Noble House Home Furnishings of Chatsworth, Calif., is recalling about 2,000 counter stools. The kick plates of the counter stools can have a sharp...


Honda recalls more than 1.7 million vehicles

Airbag inflators may rupture resulting in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,786,115 model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX; 2005-2011 Acura RL; 2005-2006 Honda CR-V; 2003-2011 Element; 2007-2008 Fit;...


Mitsubishi recalls Lancers and Lancer Evolutions

Airbag inflators may rupture resulting in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 38,628 model year 2006-2007 Lancers and Lancer Evolutions manufactured June 29, 2005, to June 19, 2007,...


Model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500s recalled

The driver may not be able to shift gears

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 39,217 model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500s equipped with a manual transmission, manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 1...


Drug resistant “super bug” found in U.S.

The bacteria was discovered in a patient in Pennsylvania

The worst fears of U.S. health officials appear to have been realized.A Department of Defense document reveals that bacteria that cannot be killed by e...


Major U.S. government study finds cell phone-cancer link

'Could have broad implications for public health,' scientists say

A $25 million U.S. government study has found a link between cellphones and cancer. The National Toxicology Program's multiyear study found links to two ty...


Researchers say penalizing electric cars is counter-productive

Some states have slapped special fees on electric cars to replace lost gas tax revenue

Fuel-efficient cars are great, but they're not doing much for highway construction and maintenance. Since they burn less -- or, in the case of electric car...


Weekend air travelers face uncertain wait times

American Airlines says 77,000 of its passengers missed their flights so far this year

Here's an unpleasant thought as you head to the airport for a quick Memorial Day weekend excursion: the security checkpoints are a mess and won't get bette...


Some moms crave Facebook 'likes' more, study finds

New moms who seek validation on social media may find themselves disappointed

For many moms, Facebook is a stage on which to showcase their picture-perfect parenting. But are some moms more likely to seek validation through ‘likes’ a...


New app shows kids how their meal will affect the environment

Encourages kids to think about the impact of their dietary choices

Kids rarely regard food as anything more than fuel. And the rare meal that isn’t mom-curated is usually selected by a child’s taste buds.Pondering how ...


Americans increasingly pessimistic about retirement

But despite concerns, survey finds they aren't doing much about it

Americans are living longer. That's the good news.The bad news is, longer life could mean you live your last years in poverty, if you end up outliving ...


Consumers buying fewer new cars in May

But industry experts say 2016 could still see record sales

It's true that dealers have a big weekend of Memorial Day sales ahead, but it appears the string of record new car sales will end in May.Both Edmunds.c...


U.S. economy picks up (a little) steam, but remains sluggish

Consumer spending was among the factors

A second look at how the nation's economy was doing in the first quarter shows the growth rate was a bit stronger.The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)...


Redesigned BMW X1 earns top IIHS award

The vehicle also offers an optional front crash prevention system

BMW tweaked its 2016 X1 model and walked away with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) top award for safety.The key was earning a good ...


Chrysler recalls aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers

The seat covers can impede the deployment of the seat thorax airbags

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 487 aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers for certain 2012-2016 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. These seat cover...


Dakota Style Foods recalls sunflower kernels

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Dakota Style Foods of Clark, S.D., has expanded its product recall to include 15,158 cases of sunflower kernels. The product may be contaminated wi...


Right Hand Drive Jeep Wranglers recalled

The driver's front air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 7,180 model year 2011-2016 Right Hand Drive Jeep Wranglers manufactured February 16, 2010, to May 2, 2016. The c...


General Motors recalls model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibus

The vehicles could lose electronically controlled brake systems

General Motors is recalling 66 model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibus manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electro...


Hy-Vee recalls six trail mix products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hy-Vee, Inc., of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region. The products may be contaminated with Li...


Dodge Journeys recalled

The power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up in cold weather

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 10,944 model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journeys manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016. After exposure to c...


E-cigarettes blamed for blowing up in smokers' faces

Serious injuries occurred in some cases; one man lost an eye

Traditional cigarettes are really bad for you, but at least they don't blow up in your face, as e-cigarettes have been doing lately. In one of the most rec...


Uber sees opportunity in DC Metro's safety shutdowns

The dangerous, broken-down, expensive subway is everything Uber isn't

The trouble with mass transit, of course, is that it is run by the government. What's wrong with that? You need only look at the Washington D.C. Metro syst...


Portion control: is it the key to weight loss?

California researchers say this simple concept seems to work

Amid all the fad diets and weight control programs, there is one very simple way to lose weight: eat less.Easier said than done, however. Over the year...


Study: Most prepaid debit cards hide fees finds only three cards fully comply

For consumers without a checking account, a prepaid, reloadable debit card can be a handy thing. But be careful. New research found seven out of 10 of thes...


Getting the best airfare for international travel

Cheapair's analysis found timing is everything

With recent bottlenecks at security checkpoints at some busy airports, consumers may be thinking twice about flying anywhere.But for those who are plan...


First 365 by Whole Foods Market opens in LA

It's a smaller version of the parent, but with lower prices

Whole Foods Market has taken the first step toward countering the complaint that its prices are too high, opening a 365 by Whole Foods Market in the Silver...


Pending home sales hit 10-year high

April's increase is the third in a row

Pending home sales advanced in April for the third time in as many months and are now at their highest level since Febr...


House prices up for 19th consecutive quarter

The year-over-year gain was more than 5%

Prices for houses across the U.S. were up during the first three months of the year, marking the 19th consecutive quarterly increase.According to the F...


Papa John’s recalls ready-to-eat salad with chicken products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Papa John’s Salads and Produce of Tolleson, Ariz., is recalling approximately 373 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products. The products ...


TreeHouse Foods expands recall of foods containing sunflower kernels

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

TreeHouse Foods is expanding its earlier recall of products containing sunflower kernels following word that it's supplier has expanded its recall of sunfl...


Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles recalled

The air bag circuit may fail

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 394,258 model year 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles manufactured March 2, 2006, to August 13, 2010. The clock...


Toyota recalls model year 2015 Yaris vehicles

A front upper shock assembly bearing could be damaged

Toyota Motor Sales, USA is recalling approximately 3,100 model year 2015 Yaris hatch back vehicles. There is a possibility that a front upper shock...


Even an unhappy marriage may be healthful for husbands

Study finds wives' nagging helps delay onset of diabetes, improves monitoring one it develops

Listen, gentlemen -- even an unhappy marriage may be good for you. Researchers say a wife's nagging may annoy her husband, but it may also slow the onset o...


Office-sharing company, WeWork, gets in on the co-living trend

WeLive takes a dorm-style approach to apartment dwelling

WeWork, an early purveyor of the co-working space movement, is taking the concept of shared office space and applying it to apartments. In April, the o...


Microsoft exits consumer smartphone market

$7 billion Nokia investment didn't produce much return

Microsoft is giving up on the consumer phone business, shuttering what little is left of its Finland-based hardware business, which it acquired in its disa...


Study: artificial sweeteners may have negative health effect for obese consumers

Researchers suggest some can interfere with glucose management

Artificial sweeteners have come a long way over the years, now closely mimicking natural sweeteners but without the calories.The sweeteners are effecti...


Millennials are choosing life with parents over other living arrangements

Delayed marriage may be fueling the change

Millennials aren’t anxious to leave the nest. In fact, a new study by the Pew Research Center finds that more millennials are currently living at home than...


Feds swat Mosquito Shield Band claims

There's no evidence the mint-soaked bands will protect you, FTC charges

Worried about getting the Zika virus? Don't count on the Viatek Mosquito Shield Band to keep you safe. Viatek has agreed to settle federal charges that it ...


Memorial Day weekend gas prices well below last year

AAA reports the national average price is down 44 cents from last Memorial Day

Gasoline prices are rising and have reached their highest level so far in 2016. But despite that, motorists hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will...


Smucker cutting price of packaged coffee

Folgers and Dunkin' Donut brands will be about 6% cheaper

A stronger dollar and increasing supply are sending the price of coffee lower. To underscore that fact, Smucker cut the list price of its packaged coffee p...


Mortgage applications reverse course, move higher

Contract interest rates were on the rise

Mortgage applications are rising again following a decline the previous week.According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications were up 2.6% d...


SunOpta expands sunflower kernel products recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

SunOpta is expanding its recall sunflower kernel products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been confirmed re...


Conagra recalls two beef products

The product may contain anchovies, an allergen not listed on the label

ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is recalling approximately 84,340 pounds of two beef products. The products were inadvertentl...


Ford recalls Flex, Taurus, Taurus X, Mercury Sable and Lincoln MKS vehicles

The driver front air bag may inflate improperly during second-stage deployment

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Flex; 2008 and 2010-2012 Taurus; 2008-2009 Taurus X; 2008 Mercury Sable; and 2009 & 2011 Linco...


Various Dr. Praeger's and Ungar's products recalled

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods is recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes....


Johnson & Johnson hid risks of pelvic mesh, suit alleges

Tens of thousands of women affected in Washington State alone, lawsuit charges

A lawsuit by the State of Washington accuses Johnson & Johnson of knowingly hiding the risks of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic floor conditions in wome...


Flame retardants may increase thyroid problems in women

Risk is significantly higher among post-menopausal women, Harvard study finds

Flame retardant chemicals have penetrated just about every corner of the Earth, and now a Harvard study finds they may be implicated in thyroid diseases in...


E-cigarette advertising linked to use by teens

Teens who had used the products were more likely to have seen an ad for the products first

Recent reports have indicated that e-cigarette use amongst teens is rising, but how much of it is attributed to the way these products are advertised? Acco...


Study: low salt diets not beneficial

Salt reduction only important in some people with high blood pressure

Health activists have waged a decade-long war on sodium, citing its role in high blood pressure and cardiovascular risks. They've urged consumers to avoid ...


Dog walking may boost health in older adults

The special bond you share with your dog can improve overall health, studies show

Leashing up your labrador and going for a walk can help your physical health, yes. But the benefits of dog walking don’t end there. Studies show that, ...


Majority of public pools fail at least one safety test, CDC finds

Some cases warranted immediate closure

As warmer weather approaches, public swimming pools will inevitably begin to repopulate. But while taking a dip may be a fun way to beat the heat, the acti...


Twitter expands what users can do with Tweets

But the 140 character limit remains in place

Twitter, whose stock has been battered on Wall Street in recent weeks, has announced some changes that it says will allow users to do more with their Tweet...


Facebook hopes more live video will encourage personal posts

Facebookers are online longer but are posting fewer personal stories

Facebook is inviting publishers to start streaming live video feeds. You won't be able to save them for future viewing, so you'll need to keep your eyeball...


NY sues Domino's for 'systemic wage theft'

"Rampant wage violations" found in years-long probe, the state charges

New York has sued Domino's Pizza and ten of its stores, charging that they underpaid workers by at least $565,000. It's the first time New York has charged...


Chick-fil-A, Subway top fast food poll

McDonald's and Burger King finish last in annual consumer survey

When consumers want to eat fast food, they would prefer to find a Chick-fil-A or a Subway. The two restaurant chains emerged as favorites in the 2016 Temki...


Study: most retirees falling behind financially

Seniors in only three states earning 70% of pre-retirement income

Consumers approaching retirement are no doubt confused at all the conflicting advice they receive about how much income they will need for a “comfortable” ...


New home sales surge in April

Sales are at their highest level in eight years

Sales of new single-family houses have made up for their March decline -- and then some.The Commerce Department reports that sales shot up 16.6% in Apr...


Muscle cars come up short in IIHS safety tests

None qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK award

The term “muscle car” conjures up images of performance, speed, and power. Safety? You would think these behemoths would offer all the protections you need...


Pacific Cycle recalls infant bicycle helmets

The magnetic buckle on the chin strap has small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose

Pacific Cycle of Madison, Wis., is recalling about 129,000 infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps. The magnetic buckle on...


Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Quaker Oats Company is recalling a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes....


The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit recalled

The product contains soy, almonds and wheat, allergens not listed on the label

Fresh Express and Giant Eagle are recalling three cases (containing six (6) salads each) of 6.25-oz. The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit . T...


Toyota expands Takata airbag recall

Another 1.5 million vehicles are added to the list

Toyota Motor Sales, USA is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators by approximately 1.584 million vehicles. A safe...


Apps, microblogs may contribute to eating disorders, compulsive exercise

Attempting to maintain a perfect body image may be doing more harm than good

A combination of dieting and exercise is important to staying healthy, but doing too much of either can be dangerous.A new study from Georgia College &...


Survey: military consumers among the most financially vulnerable

Those facing physical risk for their country also face more financial risk

U.S. military personnel sometimes face greater personal risk than the average American, especially when deployed to hostile regions.But a survey by the...


Google challenges law regulating facial recognition software

The search giant says it should not have to comply with the Illinois law

An Illinois law regulating "faceprints" is unconstitutional, Google argues in a court filing. The law requires companies to obtain written releases from in...


How your phone can affect your sleep

Banishing technology from the bedroom may be the key to a good night's rest

The window of time right before sleep may seem like the perfect opportunity to catch up on your social media feeds or stream a video or two. But if you wan...


Survival Capsule offers safety from the storm

Why dig up your yard to build a shelter? This little red ball says it will keep you safe

Worried about tsunamis? How about earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Storm surges? Riots, dam breaks, societal collapse?Well, the good news is you...


Consumers increasing levels of credit card and auto debt

Open auto loans exceed $1 trillion for the first time

Consumers have been on a spending spree in the last few months. And since wages haven't grown much in the last eight years, they've gone deeper into debt t...


Kohl's hits marketing home run by accident

Giggle-inducing video shows Dallas-area mom trying on a talking Chewbacca mask

One Texas mom found herself to be the star of a viral video over the weekend, and it all started with an impulse buy at Kohl’s. When Candace Payne reco...


Celebrating 50 years of U.S. auto recalls

Washington conference seeks to build on auto safety activism

In November 1965 an obscure young lawyer named Ralph Nader published a book called “Unsafe At Any Speed.” Specifically, it focused on the Chevrolet Corvair...


HMSHost recalls multiple brands of Cape Cod cranberry trail mix

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

HMSHost of Bethesda, Md., is recalling multiple brands of trail mix that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There a...


Hy-Vee recalls frozen Vegetable Fried Rice and Chicken Fried Rice

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hy-Vee of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling its frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice products across its eight-state r...


Piggly Wiggly brand Yellow Cut Corn recalled

The product may contain Listeria monocytogenes

McCall Farms is recalling Piggly Wiggly brand frozen Yellow Cut Corn that may contain Listeria monocytogenes. The following product is being recall...


What to pack in your carry-on bag

There are certain essentials no matter where you're going or how you're getting there

No matter how you travel these days -- airplane, bus, or train -- one thing is certain, it will be crowded. It is helpful to pack a carry-on bag with all t...


New immunotherapy approach reprograms cells to fight cancer

Researchers use modified antibodies to reprogram immune cells and stop tumor growth

A new approach to immunotherapy has the potential to provide an improved diagnostic tool for treating breast cancer and malignant melanoma.In a study c...


Widows, widowers may be hardier in the face of adversity

Study finds that widowed patients have higher levels of psychological resilience

Losing a spouse can leave a deep, lasting wound. But widows and widowers just might be emotionally hardier as a result of the loss, new research suggests....


Nicotine inhaler doubles chances of quitting smoking, study finds

Using the inhaler with a nicotine patch is optimal, New Zealand researchers say

A New Zealand study finds that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. The study also...


How to keep your dog safe at the dog park

Dog park injuries are common, but many can be avoided

All dogs need adequate amounts of physical exercise and mental stimulation, and dog parks can be a great place to accomplish both. City dogs, especially, m...


Zillow survey: Clinton would be better for housing market than Trump

Real estate experts favor centrist, predictable administration

Real estate experts surveyed by Zillow believe the real estate market would perform better under Hillary Clinton as President, rather than Donald Trump, ev...


Nordstrom adjusts to compete in shifting retail marketplace

For starters, it's making changes to its loyalty program

Earnings season on Wall Street has been revealing when it comes to retail fortunes. Shifting loyalties, emerging priorities, and evolving ways of shopping ...


Public health officials step up pressure against distracted driving

Despite awareness campaigns, drivers still texting behind the wheel

All the public service announcements, all the lectures, and all the traffic tickets don't seem to have made a dent in texting-while-driving cases. At least...


Existing-home sales post second straight gain

Sales soared in the Midwest, but fell in the South

Inventory shortages and faster price growth notwithstanding, sales of previously-owned homes rose for a second consecutive month in April.The National ...


Rocky Mountain recalls bicycles with front disc brakes

The front wheel could come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle

Rocky Mountain Bicycles of Canada is recalling about 78,000 bicycles in the U.S. and Canada. An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front whe...


Publix recalls cranberry nut and seed mix

The product may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

Publix Super Markets is recalling cranberry nut and seed mix that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no reported cases...


SCOTT recalls bicycles with SYNCROS seat posts

The seat post can break, posing a fall hazard

SCOTT USA of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling about 1,600 SCOTT bicycles with SYNCROS seat posts in the U.S. and Canada. The seat post can break,...


Vending Nut Co. recalls sunflower kernel products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Vending Nut Company is recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses h...


E-cigarettes permanently banned from airline luggage

Transportation Department finalizes interim rule issued in October

The Transportation Department has issued a final rule banning battery-powered electronic smoking devices – primarily e-cigarettes – from checked bags aboar...


FTC closes the case on the Staples and Office Depot merger

The agency has called off an administrative trial that would have addressed the merger

Just last week, a merger between Staples and Office Depot was finally derailed after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Fede...


Cheez-It Whole Grain crackers lacking in whole grain, suit charges

The crackers contain only one gram of fiber in a 30-gram serving, the lawsuit alleges

Cheez-It Whole Grain crackers have only one gram of dietary fiber in a 30-gram serving, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New York today alleges. ...


Green light could help ease migraines, study finds

Helps reduce pain and light sensitivity

Life is a little more difficult for the estimated 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines. In addition to being painful, migraine attacks can impact...


LinkedIn hack from 2012 resurfaces

Thieves offering to sell 117 million LinkedIn passwords on cybercrime forum

Back in 2012, LinkedIn said a data breach had exposed about 6.5 million users' passwords. Now it says the number is more like 117 million and it's advising...


Near-record travel expected for Memorial Day

But most travelers are expected to avoid the airports

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and with it the start of the summer travel season. Consumers typically choose that holiday weekend to take a shor...


Adhesive hoods might protect pedestrians

Google gets a patent on an eggshell-like hood that would glue pedestrians in place

Cars have gotten safer for the people inside them, but that's not much consolation if one of them runs into you when you're crossing the street. Google has...


How secure is the Internet of Things?

Experian says consumers should be concerned about the proliferation of connected products

No longer do we just have the internet, a way to connect computers, tablets, and smartphones.Now, all manner of devices – cars, home appliances, even h...


Why using your bank's ATM could be dangerous

Kaspersky Lab says cybercriminals can plant malware in ATMs

Consumers have been warned that using debit cards is inherently more dangerous than credit cards. If thieves manage to steal your debit card information, t...


An improvement in airline service

The number of consumer complaints was down in March

Airline passengers didn't have as much to gripe about in March as they did a year earlier or even a month before.The  Department of Transportation (DOT...


Ajinomoto Windsor recalls meat and poultry products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ajinomoto Windsor, with facilities in Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Carthage, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., is recalling approximately 47,112,256 poun...


phil&teds recalls dash strollers

The hinge used to fold the stroller can pose a pinch hazard to the consumer

phil&teds; of Fort Collins, Colo., is recalling about 870 phil&teds; dash strollers in the U.S. and Canada. The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stro...


Model year 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The transmission may lock in the Park or Neutral position when the vehicle comes to a stop

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 32,267 model year 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured May 15, 2015 to February 19, 2016. The brake transmissi...


Woodstock Farms recalls walnuts and walnut-containing products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Woodstock Farms Manufacturing of Edison, N.J., is recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products sold under the ...


Frontier Co-op recalls Organic Hojicha Tea

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Frontier Co-op is recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea which may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been associated with these product...


Garland Ventures recalls poultry products

The products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

Garland Ventures of Garland, Texas, is recalling approximately 114,870 pounds of chicken fried rice products. The products may be adulterated with ...


Kiddy recalls World Plus combination forward facing child restraints

The buckle/tongue on the affected booster seats may only partially engage

Kiddy USA is recalling 1,429 World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured...


Kroger recalls Simple Truth Organic Frozen Mixed Vegetables

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Kroger Co. is recalling Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No customer...


CFPB: 1 in 5 car title loans end in seizure

Most borrowers are stuck in an inescapable debt cycle, agency finds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is shining a harsh light on car title loans -- the high-cost, small-dollar loans consumers use to cover une...


Does your doctor know how much those medical tests cost?

A survey found that little more than a third of physicians knew how much certain medical procedures and tests cost

Rising drug costs have been a hot topic of debate recently, but a new study suggests that these are not the only medical costs that consumers have to worry...


New bill aims to combat food waste

Seeks to cut down on expiration date label confusion

Forty percent of all food in America is wasted, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). When food goes to waste, so do our resources....


While others falter, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods expand

The stores appeal to a wide array of customers and feature an ever-changing selection

Sears and Kmart are slowly fading from the scene, Macy's is cutting back, and JC Penney is adding appliances to make up for slumping sales in other departm...


FCC opens its complaint database to public view

Telephone service, wired and wireless, accounts for the lion's share of complaints

Categories of complaints to the FCCPeople are mad about a lot of things, and now the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is helping put some numb...


San Francisco to require warnings on sugary drink ads

The goal is to reduce obesity and the resulting health complications

Just about everything in California has one of those little labels saying it may give you cancer, make you fat, or cause other difficulties. San Francisco ...


Best credit cards for a major purchase

These cards provide up to 21 months with no interest

Personal finance experts are quick to tell you that the best way to stay out of financial trouble is to not carry a credit card balance. When the bill come...


What to do before bringing home a new puppy

Your heart might be ready, but is your home?

Looking into the eyes of an adorable puppy can cause serious side effects, including visions of puppy-filled days and a strong desire to bring it home. But...


Adobe: prices are going down, not up

Company monitors online purchases and sees consumers paying less

This week the government reported the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 0.4% in April compared to March, and was up 1.1% compared to last year. Economists ...


Summer air travel projected to reach record level

Security checkpoints at busiest airports struggle with current traffic

As the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) struggles to screen passengers at the nation's busiest airports, its job may be about to get a lot hard...


What consumers know about their credit cards

They're largely in the dark about fees and rewards

If you ask most consumers about credit cards, they'll tell you they are handy ways to make a purchase online or in a store.Since millions of consumers ...


A down week for mortgage applications

Contract interest rates were little-changed

After inching higher last week, mortgage applications are headed lower.According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications fell 1.6% in the wee...


Trader Joe’s Kale Kale & Edamame Salad recalled

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

WCD Kitchen of Fontana, Calif., is recalling Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad.   The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.   No illness...


Ford recalls model year 2016 Fusions

The driver may not be adequately restrained in a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 39 model year 2016 Ford Fusions manufactured from March 10, 2016, through March 16, 2016Ford Motor Company. The fro...


Dollywood Sweet & Salty Trail Mix recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies of Bridgeport, Ill., is recalling Dollywood Sweet & Salty Trail Mix. The product may be contaminated with Listeria mo...


Pirelli recalls P Zero Trofeo tires

The tires may not be marked with a date code

Pirelli Tire is recalling 42 P Zero Trofeo tires, size 225/50RR15 91Y, manufactured from April 1, 2015, through April 7, 2015. The tires may not be...


NORPAC Foods recalls Natural Directions organic mixed vegetables and green peas

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

NORPAC Foods of Salem, Ore., is recalling two (2) frozen private label vegetable items -- Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables and Natural Direction...


Eating horseradish helps fight against cancer, researchers say

The potent condiment contains compounds that eliminate cancer-causing free radicals

Researchers are continuing to gather more evidence on the beneficial health effects of eating certain foods. As we reported recently, certain products like...


Report finds no health problems in genetically engineered food

The National Research Council finds natural, GE foods "substantially equivalent"

It's currently popular to portray foods made from genetically engineered (GE) crops as hazardous to human health, but a report issued today by the National...


No let up in persistent recession warnings

Black cloud seems to be hanging over Wall Street

Since the beginning of the year, the financial community has been in a funk. One bank, analyst, economist, and major Wall Street player after another has w...


14 million more Takata airbags being recalled

No one yet knows which cars have the potentially defective airbags

Takata Corporation is recalling nearly 14 million airbags in the latest of a massive series of recalls, although it is not yet known which cars have the po...


Sugarless gum, candy, toothpaste may be deadly for dogs

They may contain xylitol, which can cause dogs' blood sugar to plummet

Everybody knows that chocolate is bad for dogs. But the dangers of sugarless chewing gum aren't as well known, even though the consequences can be just as ...


Study identifies several foods that can help reduce chronic inflammation

Eating food products like onions, red grapes, and turmeric could be beneficial, researchers say

One of the body’s first lines of defense against injury, infection, or outside toxins is inflammation – the signature, and sometimes painful, swelling and ...


Regular grooming can alert pet owners of health problems

What groomers look for while they're brushing your dog

Grooming is more than just a means of making your pooch the prettiest on the block. It's also important to your dog's health.The brushing, bathing, and...


Hawaii sues Takata and Honda over defective airbags

The state wants each company to pay $10,000 for each affected vehicle

Hawaii is suing Takata and Honda, accusing them of covering up defects in Takata's airbags. It's the first state to take Takata to court over the massive r...


More new parents are hiring 'baby sleep consultants'

Coaches aim to educate parents on safe and consistent sleep practices

“Goodbye, sleep” tends to be the thought most closely associated with bringing home a baby. There is great joy in parenting a newborn, of course, but there...


Allstate moving into auto service and repair

Insurance company announces partnership with Openbay

Insurance companies are there to write a check when someone runs into your car. But Allstate is expanding its role, teaming with a company to perform routi...


Survey finds U.S. homes have too many opioid drugs

Doctors say they should advise parents to dispose of leftover pills

Doctors are taking a new look at how they prescribe pain medication for children, as rates of opioid drug abuse rise nationwide.While it may be helpful...


Applebee's gives itself a makeover

Restaurant chain hopes smokey flavor brings in more customers

Applebee's made a name for itself by providing predictable food in a predictable atmosphere. But maybe that was something of a problem.How do you set y...


An April surge in new home construction

However, year-over-year numbers are lower

Housing construction in April regained some of the ground it lost a month earlier.The Commerce Department reports privately-owned housing starts came i...


Consumer prices surge in April

The increase was spurred by rising gasoline costs

A big jump in the cost of gasoline helped send the cost of living up in April at the fastest clip in three years.The Department of Labor (DOL) reports ...


Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co. of Bridgeport, Ill., is recalling Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix The product may be contaminated with Liste...


Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad because sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes....


Volkswagen recalls model year 2016 Touregs

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System may be improperly calibrated

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 366 model year 2016 Touregs manufactured July 7, 2015, to March 3, 2016. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Syst...


Pictsweet recalls frozen vegetable items

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Pictsweet Company is recalling certain frozen vegetable products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes The following products, w...


Hobby Lobby recalls infant rattles

The rattle seams can separate, exposing the fiber stuffing and bell rattle

Hobby Lobby Stores of Oklahoma City, Okla., is recalling about 14,400 Little Wishes Chenille Stuffed Rattles. The rattle seams can separate, exposi...


Springtime is prime time for car transport companies

Shipping a car can be easy and convenient, but make sure you have the right carrier

Spring is prime time for lots of things, including college graduations and snowbirds heading back home from sunny climes -- and both help to make May the s...


Amazon launching its own perishable brands, reports say

Everything from soup to nuts may be included under the new house brands

It would almost be easier to write a news story about what Amazon is not doing rather than trying to keep up with everything it is doing. In the latest dev...


Gardening with kids: the basics

The gardening process is filled with learning opportunities

Gardening with kids is a great way to get them thinking about how food is grown. There are thrills to be found in the process of growing something edible, ...


Supreme Court casts doubt on privacy class-action cases

The issue boils down to the "concreteness" of the damage allegedly suffered by consumers

The U.S. Supreme Court today dealt a blow to privacy class-action cases that do not clearly establish that plaintiffs have been harmed, but it side-stepped...


Warren Buffett among the bidders for Yahoo, reports say

Verizon's AOL had previously been considered the leading bidder

Value investor Warren Buffett is said to be among a group of investors making a bid to acquire the core assets of Yahoo, the moribund internet portal that ...


International roaming charges continue to fall

AT&T ups the ante with new plan for Canada and Mexico travel

A few years ago, U.S. consumers had to be extremely careful with their cellphones when they traveled outside the U.S.Reciprocal agreements among cellph...


Renters worry more about housing costs than owners

Renters see housing costs rising faster than homeowners

There are many ways to measure whether it makes more sense to rent than own. Many rental advocates correctly point out that you can't just compare mortgage...


Here's an app to turn off all those auto renewal charges

Truebill says it can save consumers an average of $512 a year

It's a safe bet that millions of consumers subscribed to some service long ago are no longer using it. Yet, thanks to an auto renew feature, a charge for i...


Builder confidence steady for fourth straight month

Low mortgage interest rates and pent-up demand are big factors

If you build them, they will come.That seems to be the outlook of the nation's home builders, who remain confident in the market for newly-built single...


Ajinomoto Windsor recalls not-ready-to eat frozen food items

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ajinomoto Windsor is recalling various not-ready-to eat frozen food items. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Th...


Pilgrim's Pride expands recall of poultry products for a third time

The products may be contaminated with foreign matter

Pilgrim’s Pride of Waco, Texas, is recalling an additional 376,380 pounds of fully cooked chicken products The products may be contaminated with ex...


Ford recalls F-150 trucks, Expeditions, Mustangs and Lincoln Navigators

The automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear

Ford Motor Company is recalling 184,000 model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012; 2012 Ford Expeditions and Li...


Harris Teeter recalls frozen organic corn and mixed vegetables

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Harris Teeter is recalling its brand of frozen organic corn and frozen mixed vegetables. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogen...


Graco recalls TurboBooster booster seats

The instructions for the booster seats are incomplete

Graco Children's Products is recalling 20,505 Graco TurboBooster booster seats, models 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976, and 1975173, manufactur...


Chevrolet Sonic, Trax and Spark vehicles recalled

The radio may fail to provide an audible warning chime

General Motors is recalling 317,572 model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring You...


GM stops sales of large crossovers because of incorrect MPG ratings

Window stickers show fuel economy estimates that are 1-2 mpg too high

General Motors says it mistakenly overstated the gas mileage estimates on the EPA window labels for several of its crossover vehicles. The automaker has in...


High folate in pregnancy ups autism risk, study finds

The risk for women with high levels of folate and vitamin B12 were 17.6 times higher than average

For women looking to become pregnant, there are many nutrients that need to be taken in order to promote the healthy growth of their future baby. One such ...


Bon Voyage – welcome yourself aboard

Someone should give you a great send-off; it might as well be you

No matter how often you cruise, there is something special about boarding the ship. Wouldn’t it be nice to make that initial entry onboard extra special?...


Grumbling about airport security delays gets louder

Transportation Security Administration says passengers need to be better prepared

With an improved economy, more consumers are taking to the skies. Air traffic is up in early 2016 and is expected to break records this summer.As we re...


Nissan buys big stake in ailing Mitsubishi

Company throws rival a lifeline after it was hit with mileage cheating scandal

Nissan has come to the rescue of rival Mitsubishi, agreeing to purchase 34% of the stock in the Japanese automaker.Mitsubishi had been behind the eight...


How to avoid the 'wedding markup'

Bargaining with caterers and vendors can help you save

Weddings can be a pricey, budget-busting affair. Keeping costs to a minimum can be enough of a challenge as is, but it can get even more difficult when ven...


Charter gets final approval to acquire Time Warner

California's approval was the last hurdle to closing the transaction

Charter's takeover of Time Warner cable is a done deal. The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) approved the $55 billion deal at a standing-room-on...


Keeping kids safe from dog bites

Teaching children how to interact with dogs can help prevent bites

Kids and dogs can be a wonderful combination for a multitude of reasons. Dogs are silent teachers of responsibility and compassion, as well as loyal compan...


McDonald's tests a new concept: fresh ground beef in its burgers

The chain says it wants to keep up with consumer preferences

Sometimes modern marketing is just too mind-bending to ignore. First we had cigarettes without tobacco, then milk made from peas, and now, courtesy of McDo...


10 new car deals to check out in May

Kelley Blue Book reviews the month's best lease and purchase opportunities

If you plan to get a new set of wheels this month, you should find some pretty good deals. Even though car sales seem to go up each month, manufacturers an...


Fruits and vegetables early in life linked to lower risk of breast cancer later

Findings indicate that high consumption rates can reduce the risk by 25%

You may have heard of the old adage that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but it may be more true than many of us realized. A new study has linked h...


FDIC faces Congressional heat over data breaches

Lawmakers accuse the banking agency of obstructing its investigation

When high profile retailers like Target or Home Depot suffer a data breach, it generally makes big news. When it happens to a federal agency, it's often le...


Retail sales post solid gain in April

The advance was the strongest in a year

Retail sales rose in April for the first time in four months.According to the Commerce Department, sales totaled $453.4 billion -- up 1.3% from March a...


TwinGo recalls baby carriers

The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard

TwinGo of Mclean, Va., is recalling about 4,200 baby carriers in the U.S. and Canada. The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children ...


Twin City Foods recalls frozen organic peas and mixed vegetables

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Twin City Foods of Stanwood, Wash., is recalling items containing organic peas it received from CRF Frozen Foods. The products may be contaminated ...


Ford recalls F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks

The inner sidewall of the trucks' tires may be damaged

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,288 model year 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured April 5, 2016, to April 11, 2016. The...


Stahlbush Island Farms recalls IQF green beans

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Stahlbush Island Farms of Corvallis, Ore., is recalling 10-oz. Stahlbush IQF Green Bean retail packages. The products may be contaminated with List...


Dieselgate may spread to General Motors, European press reports say

Defeat devices reportedly found on Opel Group cars in Germany

Sit in any traffic court and you will hear drivers say that everyone else was speeding too. That's a defense that doesn't usually fly, but it may be soundi...


Just how good is “good” cholesterol?

Study concludes that it's been "hyped-up."

For years doctors have made a distinction about cholesterol. High levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) was bad, and needed to be controlled ...


Judge rules Obamacare subsidies are being improperly funded

The ruling came in an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives

A political battle between Republicans in Congress and the White House could cost low-income Americans who rely on the subsidized coverage provided by Obam...


Families are spending big on prom, survey finds

Elaborate 'promposals' cost high school students an average of $324

Prom has always been an important rite of passage in a teen’s life, but the dance hasn’t always been so much of a financial burden. Families are now spendi...


Simple ways to remove a splinter

Help the process go smoothly by following these expert tips

Though they may be small, splinters can produce a river of tears -- especially when the tweezers come out. To a child, the splinter removal process can...


Another tornado season: how to stay safe

Even if you're not in Oklahoma City, tornadoes are a hazard

Tornadoes have been around forever but people haven't. And since we're still making people, there are more of us in the path of tornadoes each year, so it'...


Report finds Android devices have higher failure rate than Apple

Researchers cite a "glaring disparity in failure rates"

No doubt many smartphone owners will take issue, but a new report by a technology company maintains that Android devices are no match for Apple's iOS when...


Passengers give airlines higher marks

J.D. Power's satisfaction index hits highest level in 10 years

Despite complaints about the unpleasantness of air travel, and the addition of fees in recent years, airline passengers are giving carriers their best rati...


Housing affordability up for the second straight quarter

Jobless claims shot higher last week

Lower mortgage interest rates and favorable prices translated into a slight increase in housing affordability in the firs...


Various Millville Protein Chewy Bars recalled

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., of Chicago, Ill., is recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars products. The products may be contaminated ...


4 Frendz recalls beef jerky products

The products may be undercooked

4 Frendz of Clarkston, Wash., is recalling approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products. The products may be undercooked and contain bacterial p...


Ford recalls model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorers

Improperly welded rear suspension toe links may fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 75,364 model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorers manufactured January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2014. The recalled vehicles may...


La Autentica Foods recalls meat tamale products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

La Autentica Foods of Hialeah, Fla., is recalling approximately 117,350 pounds of meat tamale products. The products may be contaminated with Liste...


Pilgrim’s Pride again expands poultry products recall

The company is adding products and production dates

Pilgrim’s Pride of Waco, Texas, is expanding its recall of fully cooked chicken products for a second time. Approximately 5,176,844 pounds of produ...


Google banning ads for payday loans

The short-term, high-interest loans trap many consumers in a spiral of debt and bank overdraft fees

Google is banning all ads for payday loans, the short-term high-interest loans that trap many consumers in a cycle of debt they can't escape. Many payday l...


Consumers spend billions in extra money for brand-name drugs

Therapeutic substitution could be viable in lowering costs, researchers say

Drug prices have been a hot topic of conversation recently. Drug companies have come under government scrutiny for buying the rights to certain drugs and h...


Treasury Department report finds pluses, minuses in online lending

Offers to work with Congress in enacting stronger consumer protections

The U.S. Treasury Department sees risks and rewards in the fast-growing online loan business. It can be a lot easier to get a loan online than to go throug...


Payday lender tricked and trapped customers, feds charge

All American Check Cashing used 'deceptive tactics,' CFPB alleges

A Mississippi check-cashing service and payday lender used deceptive tactics to trick and trap customers into taking out high-cost loans and paying excessi...


Mortgage rates still at rock bottom levels

Economist says low rates don't help all borrowers

Back in December, when the Federal Reserve boosted its Federal Funds Rate off 0% for the first time in six years, it was believed to signal the end of chea...


Doomsday prepping is still big business

There's big money in preparing for the end of the world

The Commerce Department has no statistic to track it, but by all accounts, spending on doomsday prepper products has not let up since it began to grow at t...


Advertorials may be deceptive but they work, study finds

Researchers say the bogus news stories "tamp down" consumer skepticism

Advertorials are ads made to look like news stories, and a study finds that they are often successful in misleading consumers about important health topics...


Judge derails Staples' merger with Office Depot

Staples admits defeat, says it will explore other avenues for expansion

The proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot is officially off. The companies abandoned their effort to join forces after a federal judge granted t...


Mortgage applications inch upward

Contract interest rates were on the way down

It wasn't by much, but mortgage applications rose last week.The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports mortgage applications were up 0.4% in the we...


Completed foreclosures decline in March

The foreclosure inventory was lower as well

The number of completed foreclosures and the foreclosure inventory were lower in March from the same month in 2015.Property information, analytics and ...


American Honda recalls recreational off-highway vehicles

The front door can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use

American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 3,300 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The front door ca...


Publix Super Markets recalls Wheatberry Salad

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Publix Super Markets is recalling Wheatberry Salad sold in plastic containers in the Publix Delis.   The product contains sunflower kernels that may ...


Creative Snacks recalls sunflower seeds and trail mixes including sunflower seeds

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Creative Snacks of Greensboro, N.C., is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products. The products may be contaminated...


ConAgra Foods recalls Watts Brothers Farms and Trader Joe’s vegetable products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

ConAgra Foods is recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe’s Organic...


Swaddling your baby could lead to increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

This common parenting technique is especially risky as babies get older, researchers say

Swaddling – the act of wrapping a baby in a thin blanket or cloth -- is an extremely common parenting technique that has been practiced around the world fo...


Scientists hope to use a disease's own genetic makeup to fight against it

A drug designed to fight triple negative breast cancer already shows promising results

A new development in drug design could pave the way for a new generation of drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases. By precisely targeting g...


Amazon launches Video Direct to compete with YouTube

Want to be a movie producer? Now's your chance.

Always wanted to be a movie producer? Here's your chance -- Amazon is launching Amazon Video Direct (AVD), a program to compete with Google's YouTube. ...


Adblock hits 100 million users; advertisers call it extortion

The company's "whitelist" lets some ads -- those that pay -- squeak through

Adblock Plus says it has passed 100 million users and presents this as a feat that has restored sanity and calm to the web. The head of an advertising trad...


JC Penney will soon begin selling appliances

The company hopes to breathe new life into business by incorporating more home products

JC Penney has been struggling as of late. Fresh on the heels of its attempted recovery, the New York Post reported that the company eliminated jobs and fro...


How much does it cost to attend a wedding?

The average person will attend three weddings this year, and expenses can really add up

Walking down the aisle isn’t cheap. The average cost of putting on a wedding is now approximately $30,000, according to a survey by the Knot. Also not ...


Summer gasoline demand could reach record levels

But AAA says ample supply should keep prices in check

With gasoline prices leveling off after climbing over the late winter and early spring – and supplies getting even larger – look for more crowded highways ...


Survey: majority of travel now booked online

When things go wrong, 42% of travelers post a negative review

Whether it is booking a flight, arranging for a hotel or rental car, or purchasing items for the trip, most consumers world-wide turn first to the internet...


May offers some big deals on small cars

Instead of paying top dollar for an SUV, why not a hybrid?

Yes, we know gasoline prices are lower than they were at this time last year, and last year they were cheaper than the year before. We also know that's why...


Job openings slip in February as hiring increases

The number of workers who left jobs was on the rise

The number of jobs up for grabs inched lower during February.Figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show there were 5.4 million job o...


Pita Pal Foods recalls numerous products because of possible health risk

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Pita Pal Foods of Houston, Texas, is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad. The pro...


Hickory Harvest recalls sunflower kernel products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hickory Harvest Foods is recalling a limited number of products containing sunflower seeds that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No...


Giant Eagle recalls bulk sunflower seeds sold at select Giant Eagle and Market District stores

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Giant Eagle is recalling sunflower seeds sold at four northeast Ohio area Giant Eagle and Market District stores. The products may be contaminated ...


TreeHouse Foods recalls various products due to possible health risk

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

TreeHouse Foods is recalling a variety of products containing sunflower seeds that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses ha...


Brown & Haley recalls Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Wash., is recalling certain lots of Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor. The product contains sunflower seeds that may be co...


Mother's Day cheer wilts when flowers don't show up

The annual flower stampede leaves disappointment in its wake

"Nice flowers but I'm nobody's grandmother," my wife said as she opened a bouquet of roses delivered Sunday morning by ProFlowers. "And I don't know anybod...


Cigar smokers aghast at FDA regulation of tobacco

Proposed new rules could spell trouble for many small cigar stores

Cigar smokers have for years felt beleagured. Their spouses make them smoke outside, bars and restaurants increasingly show them the door, their cardiologi...


Trump backs higher taxes for top earners

Publicly backs away from 25% tax bracket for top income producers

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, isn't one to remain a prisoner of a previous position he's taken. So it is with taxes.In...


E-cigs not as satisfying as the real thing, study finds

They're not a "satisfying alternative" and thus not effective at helping smokers quit

A new study disputes claims that e-cigarettes are a "disruptive technology" that can help smokers quit by replacing their traditional cigarettes. The study...


Feds shut down supposed psychics who promised great wealth

More than one million Americans fell for the scheme and lost $180 million

If you have a vision that you are about to come into great wealth, don't count on supposed psychics Maria Duval and Patrick Guerin to help to rake in the b...


Hospital hopes 'Baby Boxes' will encourage safe sleep

The free boxes are an effort to reduce infant mortality rates

All this year, moms who deliver their babies at Philadelphia’s Temple University Hospital will be sent home with something extra: a box for their babies to...


Gas prices may be leveling off as Memorial Day approaches

The U.S. has a lot more oil and gasoline on hand than it usually does this time of year

Gasoline prices are still cheaper than consumers have paid in recent years, but they have been rising sharply over the early spring, along with rising oil ...


Two-minute warnings may not be helpful when it comes to kids' screen time

Parents often fear negative reactions despite neutral reactions occurring most of the time

It is often felt that giving kids a two-minute warning prior to having them step away from the screen helps soften the blow. According to new research, how...


What happened to JC Penney's recovery?

Published report claims drastic cuts at the beleaguered retailer

Late last week, the New York Post speculated that JC Penney had suffered a sudden reversal of fortune.This followed the retailer's surprisingly positiv...


Chase offers new rewards credit card

Chase Freedom Unlimited pays 1.5% cash back on everything

Chase is now advertising a new credit card, the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card, a companion to its Chase Freedom Preferred.While the Preferred pays 1% ca...


Giant Eagle recalls bulk sunflower seeds

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Giant Eagle is recalling sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of three central Ohio area Market District stores. The product may be contaminate...


Kia recalls Optimas with air bag issue

The second stage of the driver's front air bag will not deploy properly

Kia Motors America is recalling 17 model year 2016 Kia Optimas manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. A chemical enhancer required f...


Kroger recalls sunflower products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix. The products may be c...


BRP recalls side-by-side off-road vehicles

The vehicle can lose steering control, posing a crash hazard

BRP U.S. of Sturtevant, Wis., is recalling about 10,600 side-by-side off-road vehicles. The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion asse...


Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Meat Chicken recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods of Vallejo, Calif., is recalling approximately 33,610 pounds of Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Mea...


SunOpta recalls sunflower kernel products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

SunOpta is recalling a variety of sunflower kernel products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported t...


Life onboard the Queen Mary 2

What it's like to sail the Queen

As the Queen Mary 2 leaves its dock in Southampton, its passengers stand on deck waving British flags. There may be few Brits to see them off, but the pass...


Meat consumption leads to higher mortality rates, say researchers

An analysis of six large-scale studies shows that red and processed meats are especially dangerous

Many of us enjoy a nice steak every now and then, but are your meat-eating tendencies shortening your lifespan? Researchers working at the Mayo Clinic in A...


Lawsuit takes issue with Facebook's facial recognition practices

Illinois residents say the photo tagging violates state law. Facebook argues it's in California

Facebook's facial scanning software is the subject of a lawsuit that has just cleared one hurdle and may finally be headed to trial. The lawsuit charges th...


Protecting yourself from credit card fraud

Fraud becoming more common, but not more costly for consumers

Having someone steal your credit card information and use it to run up unauthorized purchases can be an unnerving experience. But in reality, it's not a co...


European pressed coffee can cause health problems

The grounds that slip through can increase your "bad" cholesterol, expert warns

All coffee is not created equal. And it's not brewed equally either, which can lead to unexpected health risks, according to nutrition expert Eric Rimm of ...


What do moms want for their Mother's Day meal?

A survey finds that one-quarter of moms would prefer seafood

Pondering where to take mom out for dinner this Mother’s Day? A new survey suggests she might prefer seafood. The National Restaurant Association found...


More Millennials living with Mom

Low wages and high rents leave them with few housing options

What do you do if you are young and facing rising home prices and escalating rents? Chances are you move into your old room at Mom's house.A new report...


Money-saving home cooling tips

Get ahead of those hot, summer days by learning how best to keep cool air in

Summer is just around the corner, but no need to sweat it. There are many ways to keep your home cool and comfortable, even when it’s anything but outside....


Study raises new health concerns about Warfarin

Those taking the drug for atrial fibrillation are at risk for dementia and kidney failure

Researchers studying the blood thinner Warfarin have linked the drug with higher rates of dementia and higher risk of kidney failure. But they note the ris...


Walmart puts greeters back at the front door

They'll welcome you when you arrive and may ask to see your receipt when you leave

The Walmart greeter is headed back to the front door after an absence of several years. The retailer, which shifted greeters to other duties in many of its...


Employment growth stumbles in April

The jobless rate held steady at 5.0%

Job growth in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in seven months during April.According to the Department of Labor (DOL), nonfarm payroll employment ros...


Another increase for U.S. home prices

Prices are up nearly 40% from their 2011 low point

Home prices were on the rise again in March according to CoreLogic.The provider of property information, analytics and data-e...


Gulf States recalls Toyota 4Runners

The vehicles may have an incorrect Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label

Gulf States Toyota is recalling 844 model year 2015-2016 Toyota 4Runners manufactured September 22, 2014, to March 23, 2016 and equipped with accessories i...


Blue Bell recalls Rocky Road pints containing Cookies 'N Cream ice cream

The product contains wheat and soy, allergens not listed on the label

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling select lots of Rocky Road pints produced in its Brenham, Texas, plant. The packages may actually contain Cookies '...


Hyundai recalls Sonatas and Elantras

The driver's front air bag may not deploy properly

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 33 model year 2015-2016 Sonatas manufactured May 29, 2014, to February 11, 2016; 2017 Elantras manufactured January 12, ...


Munchkin recalls Latch lightweight pacifiers & clips

The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip, posing a choking hazard

Munchkin of Van Nuys, Calif., is recalling about 180,000 Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips. The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip,...


Feds propose outlawing forced arbitration in financial product contracts

The CFPB proposal would ban clauses that block consumers from engaging in class actions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing new rules that would outlaw mandatory arbitration clauses that deny consumers their day in cou...


FDA sets legal smoking age at 18, issues e-cig rules

E-cigarettes will basically be treated like other tobacco products under the new rules

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been pondering new rules to regulate e-cigarettes. Today, it acted, prohibiting the sale of tobacco an...


Medical mistakes may be America's third leading cause of death

Johns Hopkins researchers say errors need to be officially tracked

When you go into the hospital, you trust the medical staff will do everything in its power to make sure you leave alive.But Johns Hopkins researchers c...


California raises smoking age to 21, restricts public e-cig vaping

State hopes to "disrupt the chain of adolescent addiction" and cut healthcare costs

California has yanked away the welcome mat for tobacco and electronic cigarette companies. Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills Wednesday that have raised the smo...


Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The chain will be closing 154 locations, including 113 in the U.S.

It seems that changing shopping trends have claimed another well-established retailer. Aeropostale, a staple in many smaller, regional malls, filed for Cha...


'Feel good' shopping is now a priority for women

Instead of things, shoppers now covet happiness

Studies show that women often identify stress as their number one health concern. For this reason, it may not surprise you to learn that womens’ shopping p...


Car insurance not a great business for many companies

Progressive does well but many other big names are struggling

If it seems to you that no one is happy with car insurance premiums, you're right. But don't leave out the insurers themselves -- they're not having such a...


Certain ingredients in soaps and lotions may cause adverse reproductive effects

Effects include a shorter gestational period and decreased birth weight

The list of foods, activities, and products to be avoided by expectant mothers may have just gotten a little longer. A new study finds that the use of cert...


Consumers relying more on credit cards

But American Bankers Association says consumers are exercising financial discipline

Consumers are spending more money with credit cards, a stat that can have either positive or negative implications.The American Bankers Association (AB...


Hulu expands original programming in challenge to networks

Streaming video service edges closer to becoming a "real" network

Hulu is one of those things that everybody knows about but can't quite describe. It's sort of like Netflix but also sort of like HBO. Or is it? To hear Hul...


Three smartphones for $200 or less

You can still buy an affordable phone, even without carrier subsidies

Until recently, most cellphone customers could upgrade their smartphone every two years and pay around $200 or less. The carrier subsidized the price of a...


Survey finds more jobs are becoming temporary

More occupations and pay levels joining temporary workforce

The unemployment rate has dropped significantly in the last couple of years, but the economy is still barely growing.Could it be because, even though m...


CRF Frozen Foods expands recall to include all frozen vegetable and fruit products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Wash., is expanding its earlier recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. The products may be cont...


The economy's services sector continues to expand

Thirteen non-manufacturing industries reported growth

The services sector of the economy expanded for the 75th consecutive month in April.The Institute for Supply Management says its Non-Manufacturing Inde...


Job cuts top 65,000 in April

The energy sector is leading the advance

The pace of job-cutting surged in April as US-based employers announced plans to reduce their workforces by 65,141.According to the figures from outpla...


Another 35-40 million Takata airbags recalled

Federal regulators say they have found the cause of the deadly inflator explosions

Takata is in talks with U.S. safety regulators that could lead to the recall of another 35 million airbag inflators, in addition to the nea...


Article warns of deaths from imodium overdoses

Consumers were trying to relieve their opioid withdrawal symptoms and overdosed on imodium

Imodium is a popular over-the-counter treatment for diarrhea but it's increasingly being used by opioid-addicted consumers trying to self-treat their withd...


Virginia is latest to ban insurance 'price optimization'

Insurance rates should be based on risk, not Big Data, consumer groups argue

Virginia has become the 19th state to ban the insurance industry practice of "price optimization" -- a method many insurers use to get the highest possible...


Strawberries may help combat age-related cognitive decline

In a study, eating strawberries daily led to improved spatial memory in older adults

Strawberry season -- as well as National Strawberry Month -- is officially underway. Whether you buy them from the store or pick them from a field, your bo...


Loosening fireworks laws has led to more children being injured

Study finds an increase in both the number and severity of fireworks injuries

States have been loosening fireworks laws and emergency doctors say the result has been an increase in both the number of injuries to children and the seve...


Affordability remains a serious issue for renters

Report finds not enough renters are becoming buyers

Lately real estate news has focused on rising home prices. Just last month the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home prices ju...


Three credit cards for consumers with excellent credit

Excellent credit has its privileges when it comes to credit cards

How's your credit score? If it is a number that's considered “excellent,” you shouldn't respond to just any random credit card offer.If you do, you cou...


Study shows that making small changes can be crucial to maintaining weight for young adults

Altering your diet and level of physical activity can make all the difference

A new study shows that making small dietary and physical activity changes, at the very least, can have a big impact on weight management for young adults....


Lawmakers propose tax deduction for HOA fees

Deduction for middle class homeowners would be capped at $5,000 per year

Suburban areas across America are dotted with one subdivision after another, where residents are required to belong to a homeowner association (HOA). Resid...


Scientists figure out how NSAIDs can harm the heart

They can reduce cardiac cells' ability to produce energy

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are effective pain relievers. They include a lot of over the counter drugs that are probably in your medi...


Model year 2014-2016 Nissan Rogues recalled

The rear lift gate support stays may corrode

Nissan North America is recalling 108,503 model year 2014-2016 Rogues manufactured July 31, 2013, to January 16, 2016. The rear lift gate support s...


Study finds why Biggest Loser contestants regain the weight

Significant weight loss found to slow rate at which the body burns calories

The NBC reality series “The Biggest Loser” has been an inspiration to many obese people. They have watched as contestants embraced a supervised, on-camera ...


Jury awards $55 million in talcum powder cancer trial

Women claim they developed ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder

Johnson & Johnson has lost another talcum powder case in St. Louis. A jury on Monday returned a verdict against the company and awarded $55 million to a So...


Feds charge alleged perpetrators of phony subscription scams

Phony newspaper and magazine subscription notices were sent to thousands of consumers

The Federal Trade Commission says it has caught up with the perpetrators of a series of subscription scams that victimized newspaper and magazine readers. ...


BlueHippo CEO hit with $13 million judgment

The company sold thousands of computers but failed to deliver many of them

A federal court has entered a $13.4 million judgment against the CEO of BlueHippo, a notorious scam that took payments for computers that were often never...


Study: quality time with parents improves teens' educational aspirations

Findings highlight the importance of "cultural capital"

Parents might think that a brighter academic future waits for their teens on the other side of academia-related extracurricular activities, but a new study...


Study: first class cabin makes air rage more likely

Authors attribute the emotion to class resentments

It seems hardly a month goes by without a report of a passenger flying into a rage while on board a commercial aircraft. It has become so common there is e...


Self-driving cars get more human, complain about lousy roads

Poor lane markings, inconsistent signs and signals confuse even the smartest robot

Drivers are always complaining about potholes, lousy signage, potholes and poor lane markings on the nation's highways. And now they're being joined by sel...


First U.S. cruise ship in decades sails into Havana

Carnival's Fathom line sailing from Miami to Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Photo credit: Fathom)The first U.S. cruise ship to dock in Cuba in nearly 40 years sailed into Havana Monday. The 7...


FinTech companies taking more business away from banks

Upstart lenders doing to banks what Uber is doing to taxis

Technology continues to disrupt long-established industries, creating crisis for some and opportunity for others. So far, it has been a hallmark of the 21s...


Uber tests fees for riders who make drivers wait

Company says it's only fair to compensate drivers for their time

Punctuality is a virtue, at least Uber thinks so. Another way of putting it is “time is money.”Since the middle of last month, Uber has been trying out...


Foster Poultry Farms recalls poultry products

The products may be contaminated with blue plastic and black rubber materials

Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, La., is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets. The products may be con...


GM recalls various vehicles with steering issue

The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds that can affect steering

General Motors is recalling 4,789 model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverados; 1500 and 2016 Cadillac Escalades, Cadillac Escalade ESVs, Chevrolet Suburbans,...


The Republic of Tea recalls Turmeric Ginger Green Tea

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

The Republic of Tea is recalling Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been...


Toyota recalls model year 2016 Avalons and Camrys

The front passenger air bag and knee air bag may not deploy as intended

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 58,515 model year 2016 Avalons and Camrys manufactured November 30, 2015, to March 4, 2016. T...


Heavy alcohol consumption hampers attempts to quit smoking, study finds

Researchers suggest that heavy drinking increases nicotine metabolism, which makes it harder to quit

It seems that consumers who are trying to kick a smoking habit would do well to stop drinking while they’re at it. That’s one conclusion that an internatio...


Gasoline prices hit six month high

More expensive oil and refinery issues responsible for price hike

Thanks to rising oil prices and seasonal refinery slowdowns, the price of gasoline continues to steadily rise. It's now at a six month high, according to A...


Highly rated refrigerators for every price range

Spacious, well-lit refrigerators that have received glowing consumer reviews

Deciding you’re ready to purchase a new refrigerator is easy, but deciding which refrigerator to welcome into your kitchen can be slightly more daunting....


Falling down a primary health risk for seniors

Here are some tips for keeping older adults on their feet

Falling down seems to be part of being a child. They take numerous tumbles as part of daily play, and often appear none the worse for it.Not so for old...


2016 spring real estate market favoring sellers

Buyers, meanwhile, face higher prices and tighter inventories

Home buyers face some pretty stiff headwinds this year. Yes, interest rates are low, but home prices have risen sharply since the housing crash. Tight inve...


Why you're probably paying too much to watch TV

Switching providers and dropping channels can help you save

If you pay for cable TV, and have been for a long time, you no doubt have seen your bill climb, even though you haven't added any services. Last September,...


Crestor goes generic, raising hopes of more affordable pricing

The popular statin has been selling for more than $600 at many U.S. pharmacies

Crestor has for years been a huge moneymaker for its manufacturer, AstraZeneca, and a big drain on the wallets of consumers and insurers. Both those condit...


Dole faces criminal probe over listeria outbreak

Packaged salads blamed for four deaths and hundreds of illnesses

Dole Food Co. is facing a criminal investigation into a listeria outbreak involving packaged salad that is blamed for four deaths and many illnesses in the...


Not all 'finger foods' are suitable for babies

Researchers find wide variation in products sold as suitable for infants

"Finger foods" aren't just the hors d'oeuvres served at cocktail parties, they're also the first foods that infants eat by themselves, and pediatricians sa...


Catterbox cat collar translates meows into human speech

Famously enigmatic cats might become a little easier to understand

Cat ownership is a journey marked by mystery. It can be nearly impossible to tell what’s on the mind of that small, furry creature slinking through your ho...


Manufacturing grows for the second straight month

The overall economy expanded for the 83rd consecutive month

The manufacturing sector of the economy expanded in April for a second straight month -- but just barely. According to the Institute for Supply Manageme...


Personal incomes, spending on the rise in March

The personal savings rate moved higher as well

Consumers enjoyed a nice bump in personal income in March and managed to tuck most of it away.The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports incomes rose $57....


Jaguar recalls XF vehicles

The driver front air bags may not deploy properly

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling five model year 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 XF vehicles manufactured February 6, 2008 to October 20, 2014....


Greencore USA recalls meat, poultry products

The products did not undergo federal inspection

Greencore USA of North Kingstown, R.I., is recalling approximately 1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products. The products did not undergo federal ...


Cub Cadet recalls Challenger off-road utility vehicles

The parking brake cable can fail

Cub Cadet is recalling about 1,300 Challenger off-road utility vehicles. The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard. The firm ...


Nissan recalls 3 million vehicles with air bag issue

The passenger front air bag may not deploy as intended in the event of a crash

Nissan North America is recalling 3,177,645 model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maximas; 2013-2016 Nissan Altimas, NV200s, LEAFs and Sentras; 2013-2017 Nissan Path...