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Access to drugs and alcohol in adolescence leads to continued abuse

Study shows white men are particularly susceptible

It’s no secret that children often form habits that they observe in their parents. Whether it’s a certain way of talking, how they express their emotions, ...


Zipcar settles damage charge policy with New York

Members complained they were charged before being informed of damage

Zipcar, one of the larger car-sharing membership companies, has settled charges with the state of New York after consumers complained about its damage resp...


Miami Zika outbreak blamed on mosquitoes

It's the first time in the U.S. that the disease has likely been spread by mosquitoes

Health officials say a localized Zika outbreak appears to have been caused by mosquitoes. If so, they would be the first cases of mosquito-to-human transmi...


Gas prices falling farther, faster than in typical summers

Refineries are increasing supplies while oil prices fall

Heading into August, motorists will enjoy prices at the pump that are, on average, about 55 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago. It should make that tri...


Homeownership hits 50-year low

Rising rents and tighter inventory are big factors

Since the housing bubble burst, fewer Americans have been buying homes.First it was because it was so much harder to qualify for a mortgage and so many...


Economy continues to limp along

Growth in the second three months of the year picked up from the first-quarter

An advance look at how the economy was doing in the second quarter shows improvement over the first three months of t...


Model year 2016 Cruze vehicles

The headlights may be improperly aimed during service

General Motors is recalling 32,913 model year 2016 Cruze vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to May 26, 2016. The headlight assemblies are not ...


PT Farm recalls beef products

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H

PT Farm of North Haverhill, N.H, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Fourte...


Debt collectors face tighter regulation by feds

Rules would shift burden of proof from consumer to collector

There are an estimated 6,000 debt collection firms in the U.S., making it a huge industry. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), it...


Chipotle hopes burgers will help revive its business

The chain hopes to move past problems it had with last year's E. coli outbreak

It wasn’t too long ago that Chipotle was facing backlash from consumers over its connection to E. coli. The company even went so far as to launch a rewards...


Why Baby Boomers need a hepatitis C test

Michigan doctors devise plan to increase screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all Baby Boomers in the U.S. get screened for hepatitis C.Hepatitis C is a co...


Feds seek help to reduce fatal accidents at railroad crossings

Accidents often involve parents and children, nearly all are preventable

In theory, trains and cars should never collide. Railroad crossings are well-marked and nearly all crossings in populous areas are equipped with flashing l...


Consumers encountering fewer credit card fees

However, choosing the wrong prepaid card can be costly

Oil prices aren't the only thing going down. A new report from found fewer credit cards are charging foreign transaction fees – a significa...


Why homebuyers have to act quickly

Zillow reports inventory of available homes is down 38% from 2011

The couple had looked at five houses for sale and really liked one. But they told their real estate agent they would like to keep looking.“If there's a...


The biggest threat facing retirees

It isn't having insufficient savings -- it's having too much debt.

Retirement is a huge adjustment in life, but surveys have shown that many Americans are entering that phase of life with a significant amount of debt.W...


Airline baggage fees must be refunded if bags are delayed, according to new law

Consumers will receive the refund if their baggage does not arrive within 12 hours of the intended arrival time

It’s not an uncommon story – your flight touches down at its final destination, but your baggage didn’t make it in time for the connecting flight. It’s a m...


Two studies raise new e-cigarette concerns

Researchers say emissions can be inconsistent and labels are often inaccurate

A study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that emissions from e-cigarettes are not consistent, affected ...


Subscription box service changing the way parents shop for kids

Rockets of Awesome caters to kids' clothing needs and style whims

There's a subscription box service for every need, it seems. From food and wine to beauty products and pet supplies, consumers can choose from a variety of...


Pending home sales up modestly in June

Supply and affordability held the market back

Falling supplies and higher prices put a lid on pending home sales in June.According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it's Pending Home S...


Mortgage applications drop for a second straight week

Contract interest rates continued their upward spiral

Mortgage applications plunged 11.2% in the week ending July 22, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.It ...


Improved small overlap rating earns Hyundai Elantra IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

The rating applies only to vehicles built after March

Across-the-board good ratings for crashworthiness -- including in the challenging small overlap test -- have earned the redesigned Hyundai Elantra the top ...


Consumer confidence shows little change in July

Cautious optimism is the watchword this election year

Not much movement during July in the way consumers see the economy.According to The Conference Board, its Consumer Confidence Index was relatively unch...


House of Smoke recalls Wild Boar Brotwurst products

The products' nitrite levels exceed the regulatory limit

House of Smoke of Ft. Lupton, Colo., is recalling approximately 4,692 pounds of Wild Boar Brotwurst products. The products' nitrite levels exceed t...


Survey: housing market still suffers from 2008 hangover

Economic worries now 'the new normal'

The housing market appears healthy. Despite tight inventories, sales keep rising and so do prices. The market appears to have come a long way since the dep...


What millennials are doing to prepare for homeownership

Thoughtful preparation is keeping the dream of homeownership alive

Homeownership may be somewhat more elusive to millennials than members of previous generations. Delayed marriage and the crushing weight of debt has made t...


The pace of home price increases slows in May

Portland, Seattle and Denver led the way

Home prices rose in May, but not at the clip we saw the month before. The S&P; CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, which cov...


New home sales rebound in June

Home prices were higher as well

Following a slump in May, sales of new single-family houses shot higher in June. Figures released by the Commerce Department show sales came in at ...


Verizon acquiring Yahoo business assets for $4.8 billion

Yahoo content will be added to AOL's

In the late 1990s, when few internet users had even heard of Google, Yahoo was the search engine of choice. Since then it has positioned itself more as a c...


Private airport security program promises to cut airport clutter

For $179 a year, a biometric scan takes you directly to the security checkpoint

An expedited security program called Clear promises to cut waiting times at some airports and sports stadiums, assuming you're willing to spend $179 annual...


Southwest Airlines hoping for a better week

Airline said things are returning to normal after its computer glitch

After computer outages caused cascading problems, cancelling hundreds of flights late last week, Southwest Airlines reports things got back to normal over ...


Teen summer employment roars back

Hiring in June was the strongest in three years

Teens looking for work in June found it.Outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which tracks employment, reports employment among 16- to...


Kapowsin Meats recalls whole hogs for barbeque

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Wash, is recalling approximately 11,658 pounds of varying weights of boxed/bagged whole hogs for barbeque The product may...


Study finds that giving up on smoking doesn't necessarily lead to drinking more

The findings go against commonly-held beliefs about smokers trying to quit

There is a commonly held belief which states that giving up one vice leads to indulging more in the others. For example, one might believe that someone who...


FAA finds 'minor' issues in review of Allegiant Air

The deficiencies were not 'systemic,' the agency said after its periodic audit of the carrier

Allegiant Air says a Federal Aviation Administration audit of its operations has turned up several "minor" issues. The findings were "minor with non-regula...


How to choose a pregnancy-safe sunscreen

What to look for and which harmful ingredients to avoid

The dog days of summer might have been uncomfortable prior to having baby on board, but now your swollen feet and higher-than-normal body temperature may b...


Scientists explain why Alzheimer's disease always gets worse

The damaging protein hops from neuron to neuron, researchers say

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a way they say Alzheimer's disease can spread through the brain.Their study, publishe...


Leading Economic Index rebounds in June

The expansion was the second in three months

Following a slight (-0.2%) decline in May, The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index® (LEI) rose 0.3% in June. The index was up 0.5% in April.“Impr...


Cycling Sports Group recalls commuter bicycles

The bicycle’s fork axle can crack, posing a fall hazard

Cycling Sports Group of Wilton, Conn., is recalling about 3,500 Cannondale commuter bicycles in the U.S. and Canada. The bicycle’s fork axle can cr...


Agave Dream recalls cappuccino ice cream

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., is recalling 389 cases of cappuccino ice cream that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. ...


Mazda recalls B-Series trucks

The airbag inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling 3,734 model year 2007-2009 B-Series trucks manufactured June 6, 2006, to January 22, 2009, originally ...


Southwest cancels hundreds of flights after computer glitch

Delays and cancellations began Wednesday and stretched into early Thursday

Sometimes computer problems are pretty simple, like when the dog steps on your power strip and turns it off. But no matter what the cause may be, technolog...


Gasoline prices at 12-year low for July

Plentiful supplies and low oil prices giving motorists a windfall

July is dead center in the summer driving season. Whether it's a quick trip to the beach or an extended road trip, it's when many families pack up and hit ...


Feds sue to block healthcare mergers

Justice Department says deals could hurt consumers

The U.S. Justice Department has announced it has gone to court to block the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, arguing that combining the two giant healt...


How to lose weight eating what you want

“Mindful eating” emerges as alternative to dieting

Helping people try to lose weight is big business. Americans spend close to $60 billion a year on weight loss products, according to the Bharat Book Bureau...


Is it easier to save money when you pay with cash?

Research shows consumers think about a purchase more when they pay with cash

Consumers who have bank accounts have gotten used to paying for everything with a debit or credit card. People might carry some cash, but they rarely spend...


Three straight gains for the government's house price tracker

Jobless claims edge lower in mid-July

Photo (c) fiore26 - FotoliaAnother rise, albeit a small one, for the price of housing in May.The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reports it...


Sales of existing homes up again in June

First-time buyers hit the market in a big way

Consumers looking to buy their first homes helped lift sales of previously-owned houses for the fourth straight month in June.The National Association ...


Model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impalas recalled

A failure to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied may disable the air bag

General Motors is recalling 289,254 model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impalas manufactured April 25, 2008 through February 16, 2010. The front passeng...


Automated technologies make cars safer and save drivers money, study shows

Research shows that automated technologies can save drivers billions every year

Recently, there has been some pushback by consumer advocacy groups that say self-driving cars aren’t ready to hit the open road. After several accidents, o...


Audit suggests Takata will face more scrutiny

Investigators find evidence company engineers engaged in "selective editing"

Volkswagen is not the only automotive company dealing with a scandal. Takata Corp., a Japanese maker of airbags, has been dealing with dangerous defects in...


Five fun apps for runners seeking motivation

Why not run from zombies, explore new trails, or donate to charity on your next run?

From exercise and endorphins to the ever-coveted runner’s high, there is a lot to be gained from running. But while running has been called the most ac...


Twitter adds verification option to more accounts

Until now, verification has been limited mostly to celebrities and other big names

Back in the day, it was considered clever to say that on the internet no one knows you're a dog. Sadly, it's still true that just about anyone can imperson...


Dollar Shave Club to become part of Unilever

Acquisition could give company a weapon against rival Procter and Gamble

Doubt that there is big money in razors? Don't tell Unilever. The multi-national personal care products giant is writing a check for $1 billion to acquire ...


What your browser “fingerprints” say about you

Australian researcher warns that they can lead to significant privacy breaches

At a crime scene, detectives are able to lift fingerprints that are not visible to the naked eye. But those fingerprints tell a lot about who was at the sc...


Mortgage applications post first decline in three weeks

Contract interest rates were on the rise

After advancing for two straight weeks, mortgage applications have taken a step back.The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Su...


ConAgra Foods expands recall of frozen chicken and beef products

The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials

ConAgra Foods of Russellville, Ark., is expanding its earlier recall of frozen chicken and beef entrée products by 191,791 pounds for a total of approximat...


Three states sue VW for environmental damages from diesel exhaust

Clean air groups irate that even after being "fixed," the diesels still won't meet clean air regs

Volkswagen may never emerge from the lingering cloud of fumes created by its use of deceptive devices that made its TDI "clean diesels" appear to be operat...


How do you know if you have the Zika virus?

Symptoms are mild or non-existent, but it is dangerous nonetheless

Summer is here, and so are the mosquitoes. How many of them are carrying the Zika virus?That's hard to tell. The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mos...


Online obituary sites collected unauthorized charitable donations and Tributes settle Vermont charges, agree to reform their practices

It's not just undertakers and florists who profit from death. Local newspapers and online sites have found a steady stream of revenue in the obituary busin...


Prenatal vitamins: are they worth it?

Some doctors say expensive prenatal vitamins may not be all they're cracked up to be

Prenatal vitamins have long been considered a crucial element to a healthy pregnancy. But are they really necessary?When it comes to preventing heart d...


Chick-fil-A feels push-back over menu change

Die hard customers unhappy about disappearance of Spicy Chicken Biscuit

Chick-fil-A has a devoted, some might say fanatical, following. The fast food chain has won praise from consumers in recent years due to both its service a...


Mixed results for new home construction in June

The same holds true for building permits

It's truly a good-news-bad news situation for the home construction industry.The Commerce Department reports builders broke ground on privately-owned h...


Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles with seat belt issue

The right rear seatbelt anchor bolt may be incorrectly installed

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 423 model year 2015 ML250, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic, ML63 AMG; and 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufact...


Study shows many community-dwelling seniors use prescriptions improperly

Over half of all seniors misuse or underuse their medications

As we age, the number of medical issues that we become susceptible to tends to increase. As a result, seniors often have to take several prescription medic...


Red meat linked to kidney failure

A study shows that eating too much red meat can lead to chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure

The medical community has been warning the public about the dangers of red meat for some time now. Over the past few years, studies have linked its consump...


The most affordable weekends for summer travel

When to take that end-of-summer trip and which ten cities have the cheapest lodging

Looking to cash in those unused vacation days for one last summer trip with the family? If so, chances are you’d like to get the most bang for your buck. ...


Car loan terms continue to get longer

But consumers appear to be getting out of them sooner

As new car prices have risen, consumers have used longer payment periods to keep their monthly payments manageable. But that doesn't mean that they are kee...


A slip in builder confidence

Shortages of lots and labor may be factors

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes stayed positive in July, even though there was a bit of slippage.The National Ass...


Airline complaints post sharp year-over-year decline in May

However, it was not a good month for tarmac delays

Complaints about airline service were waaaay down in May from the same month a year earlier.The Department of Transportation (DOT) says it received jus...


Mercedes-Benz recalls GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupes

The engine may shut-down while the vehicle is braking

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,826 model year 2016 GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupes manufactured December 10, 2014, to June 6, 2016. An error wit...


Nissan recalls model year 2016 Sentras

The vehicle may not start or the engine may stall

Nissan North America is recalling 1,522 model year 2016 Sentras manufactured April 11, 2016, through April 26, 2016. The engine room harness may ha...


First case of female-to-male Zika transmission reported

The CDC says all previous sexual transmission had been from men to their partners

For the first time, public health officials have confirmed that the Zika virus has been sexually transmitted from a woman to a man. All previous cases of s...


The latest option in low-cost college education

University offers $3,000 a year tuition for employees of partner companies

With the cost of higher education still a hot-button issue, it pays to reconsider options for obtaining a college degree.Getting the full “college expe...


Additional research shows that overeating leads to more eating

High-fat diets can be especially bad for gut-to-brain communication, researchers say

Last month, we reported on a study which showed that overeating leads to even more eating. The premise of the research was that eating too much in one sitt...


Retail sales post third consecutive monthly advance

However, the May increase was revised downward

Increases in nearly every category pushed retail sales up 0.6% in June to $457.0 billion -- the third straight monthly increase -- and 2.7% above the same ...


Consumer prices creep higher

An increase in energy costs offset falling food prices

The cost of living rose in June for a fourth consecutive month.According to the Department of Labor (DOL), the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased at ...


What doctors love about Pokemon Go

The app's mental and physical health benefits have physicians singing its praises

The quest to catch ‘em all has Pokemon Go users upping their activity level, and doctors are a-okay with that. Group Health physicians say the app is h...


Santa Monica cracks down on Airbnb rentals

An outspoken Airbnb host pays up, plans to move to Denver

Santa Monica is one of those places that sees itself as just about perfect, and it takes a dim view of any deviation from ideal behavior, like renting out...


President and Vice President Barbie created to help girls 'Imagine the Possibilities'

The first all-female ticket is a product of Mattel's continuing brand evolution

Earlier this year, the Barbie mold was broken when Mattel added three new body shapes and seven skin tones to its doll lineup. Now, Mattel is taking their ...


Wholesale prices post third straight monthly gain

Energy costs -- primarily gasoline -- were a major factor

A nearly 10% surge in the wholesale price of gasoline sent the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand higher in Ju...


Simmons Prepared Foods recalls chicken products

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O121

Simmons Prepared Foods of Van Buren, Ark., is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products. ...


Kroger Recalls Deluxe S'mores Ice Cream

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

The Kroger Co. is recalling its store brand of Deluxe S’mores Ice Cream. The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label. Ther...


Evie's Cheddar Potato Salad recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hearn Kirkwood is recalling Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no reported...


Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles recalled

The certification labels may have incorrect tire/rim size and cold tire pressure information

General Motors is recalling 17 model year 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles manufactured October 16, 2015. The certification labels m...


Party platforms ignore highway deaths

Gun violence gets a lot of attention, though its toll is lower than vehicle violence

There are quite a few things that can kill you. Take guns, for example. They kill 33,000 people in the United States each year. Traffic accidents can kill ...


Suddenly, banks want you and are willing to pay

Banks in largest U.S. cities are paying cash bonus to open checking account

In the past few years, consumers could be forgiven if they got the impression that banks didn't want them as customers. It seems like it's been one new fee...


Cats are living longer than ever, study finds

Whether you love them or simply tolerate them, cats are sticking around longer

Cat lovers, rejoice: a new study has found that cats are living longer, healthier lives. In this month’s Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, resear...


Amazon reports record orders on Prime Day

Consumers snapped up two million toys and a million pairs of shoes says Tuesday's second annual Prime Day was bigger than last year and set a record for orders worldwide.The online retailer says global order...


Beer labels to add calorie, nutritional information

Beer Institute adopts Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

When you pick up a can of peas in the supermarket, you can check the label for nutritional information and calories. Soon you will be able to do the same w...


Mortgage applications post second consecutive weekly gain

Interest rates moved lower once again

Mortgage applications rose for a second straight week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The survey for the week ending July 8, whic...


Foreclosure inventories plunge in May

Completed foreclosures were lower as well

The inventory of foreclosed homes fell sharply during May according to the CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report.The property information provider says...


ConAgra Foods recalls frozen chicken and beef products

The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials

ConAgra Foods of Russellville, Ark., is recalling approximately 3,806 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extra...


Nissan recalls model year 2016 LEAF and Sentra vehicles

The wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag

Nissan North America is recalling 4,355 model year 2016 LEAF vehicles manufactured February 24, 2016, to March 23, 2016, and Sentras manufactured February ...


Kawasaki USA recalls recreational off-highway vehicles

The front floor cover can be punctured by a foreign object

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Foothill Ranch, Calif., is recalling about 28,000 Mule Pro side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. The fro...


Sundae Shoppe Ice Cream Dipped Variety Cones recalled

The product may contain peanuts an allergen not declared on the label

Mister Cookie Face is recalling Sundae Shop Novelty Ice Cream Dipped "Variety" Cones. The product may contain peanuts an allergen not declared on t...


Starbucks raising wages and prices

Consumers don't seem to exhibit much price resistance when it comes to coffee

Consumer submissionCoffee seems to be one of those treasured commodities that's not much affected by pricing. With the average Starbucks latte going ...


Debt collector calling? Here's what to do

First, know your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Some consumers are caught off guard when a debt collector calls and may take actions or make statements that are damaging to their position. The law, after...


New discovery could lead to improved diabetes treatments

Researchers study why some people get the disease and others don't

Oftentimes, scientists and medical experts need to look at the most minute details in order to understand the human body and the diseases that affect it. A...


The potential benefits of walking meetings

A study shows that these active meetings are accepted by workers and can have huge health benefits

Working in an office comes with certain expectations for employees. More than likely, you’ll have to dress in appropriate business-wear, deal with paperwor...


App shows how your skin type will react to current UV levels

When it comes to your skin's health, UVLens can help keep the forecast bright

The summer sun may encourage us to spend more time outdoors, but it isn’t always kind to our skin once we’re there. Sun bathers and outdoor activity en...


Is your connected car vulnerable to theft?

Today's tech savvy car thieves are finding easy pickings

The old method of a car thief breaking into your car and “hot wiring” the ignition to make off with it is getting pretty dated.With so many cars run by...


Chase, Ally top consumer banking poll

MyBankTracker finds the two banks are consistent consumer favorites

Consumers' preferences in banking are always shifting, but Alex Matjanec, CEO and co-founder of MyBankTracker, says his site's quarterly banking survey sho...


IIHS: Most small SUV headlights rated as poor

Only a a handful received an acceptable rating

Disappointing results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) headlight evaluations, as not one small SUV out of 21 tested earned a good r...


Winter Gardens Quality Foods recalls Lemongrass Basil Chicken product

The products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

Winter Gardens Quality Foods of New Oxford, Pa., is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with List...


NTSB opens probe of Florida Tesla accident

The safety agency is lookiing for "systemic" problems with vehicle automation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending five investigators to Florida to look into the May 7 fatal accident involving a Tesla that slamm...


Pokémon Go goes viral; crooks take advantage

Stick-up artists use the game to lure victims to isolated areas

It's bigger than Tinder and may soon be bigger than Twitter. It's Pokémon Go -- the smartphone gaming app that puts Pokémon characters into real-life setti...


Poor sleeping habits increases risk of inflammation, study finds

The condition contributes to many medical problems, including depression

We recently reported how poor sleeping habits could lead to an increased risk of diabetes in men, but new findings suggest that there are additional conseq...


Are there ways to avoid jet lag?

A sleep specialist shares his secrets

With a stronger dollar in recent years, more Americans have been traveling to Europe and Asia. While that can open up new worlds and experiences, the downs...


New technology may help working parents worry less

Smart monitor provides real-time updates on baby's status, location, and well being

The decision to become a parent, as author Elizabeth Stone once put it, is “to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”L...


Walmart offers free shipping for five days

Retailer tries to one-up Amazon's Prime Day

As ramps up for Tuesday's second annual Prime Day – a sort of Black Friday in July – Walmart has served notice it is joining the fight for the c...


New treatment targets lethal brain cancer

Combination treatment triggers immune response against tumors

When a patient is diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), a brain cancer, the prognosis is usually very poor. But researchers at UCLA say they have developed a ...


GHSE recalls chicken salad product

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

GHSE, LLC, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., is recalling approximately 5,682 pounds of salad product containing chicken. The product contains wheat, an...


Model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles recalled

Passengers occupying the third-row and/or second-row center seats may not be able to use seat belts

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,518 model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through April 28, 2016. The center overh...


Pacific Cycle recalls swivel wheel jogging strollers

The front wheel can become loose and detach

Pacific Cycle of Madison, Wis., is recalling about 217,600 Instep and Schwinn swivel wheel jogging strollers. The front wheel can become loose and ...


How your fitness tracker could reveal your PIN

Researchers find code stealing malware is alarmingly accurate

Your smart watch or fitness tracker may be giving you helpful information about you health, but is it also giving away secrets to an enterprising hacker?...


Just how effective is antivirus software?

IT security experts increasingly ask the same question

For years, any article about how to protect yourself from computer viruses and malware was usually tagged with “and keep your antivirus software up to date...


Exercise safe for pregnant women, according to study

Researchers find that exercise actually lowers chances of needing a C-section

While getting exercise is a key factor for staying healthy, it has been something that pregnant women have been warned against doing. For some time, medica...


Study finds Alzheimer’s could be diagnosed much earlier

Genetic markers appear to predict who will get the disease later in life

Alzheimer’s disease strikes older adults, but increasingly, doctors think there are ways to identify young people who will be at risk.The latest resear...


Unemployment ticks higher in June

However, it was the strongest month for hiring since last October

The nation's jobless rate rose 0.2% in June to 4.9%, as another 347,000 people found themselves out of work, according to figures released by the Departmen...


Ford recalls Explorers and F-150s equipped with manual recline driver's seats

The seat back frame may have insufficient welds

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,280 model year 2016 Ford Explorers and F-150s equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. The seat back frame m...


What consumers are doing with their gas price savings

A Chase survey paints different picture than earlier projections

After nearly two years of relatively-low gasoline prices, U.S. consumers have saved a lot of money at the gas pump. The Energy Information Administration (...


UPS employee sues company over 'reporting pay'

Claim he wasn't paid when he showed up for work and his shift was caacelled

A class-action suit filed in Massachusetts focuses on a sore point for many employees. The employee shows up on the job as scheduled, but due to a lack of ...


IRS scam targets college students

Young people told they must pay non-existent National Student Tax

Scammers are usually pretty savvy characters. When they choose victims they normally look for the most vulnerable people.That's why senior citizens are...


ADP: U.S. job creation continues to slow

Average monthly job output has slowed this year

Another 172,000 people found work in the private sector during June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. However, that's down by about 1,000 f...


Job cuts on the rise in June

Still, terminations remain below the 12-month average

Pink slips were in the wind during June as employers announced plans to cut payrolls by 38,536 jobs.While that's up...


Ten firms recall self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

The lithium-ion battery packs in the hoverboards can overheat

Ten firms are recalling about 501,000 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards...


General Mills recalls frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

General Mills is recalling a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016....


Another reason to consider dental implants

Beyond improving your smile, dentists say they can improve your health

Dental implants have become so common that the procedure is advertised on television and billboards. Most people who get them do so for cosmetic reasons – ...


Another Tesla crashes while on Autopilot

A Tesla Model X ran off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and overturned

A Detroit-area man and his son-in-law survived the crash of their 2016 Tesla Model X on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, the second reported crash invo...


Where should you go on your babymoon?

When it comes to prenatal travel, choosing a Zika-free destination is key

When the morning sickness has subsided and naptime no longer beckons every few hours, it may be time for a babymoon. The second trimester of pregnancy ...


New iPhone operating system to support organ donation

You can register with the Health app and keep proof with you at all times

In most states, when you get a drivers license you also get the opportunity to declare yourself as an organ donor. Starting with the release of iOS 10, you...


After a reset, Ashley Madison says it's back

Company says it has improved its security and opened the site to all kinds of relationships

Ashley Madison, the dating website that helped married members find partners for affairs, has repositioned itself and hit the reset button.Two new top ...


Another solid month for the economy's services sector

Fifteen industries reported growth

Growth in the non-manufacturing, or services, sector of economy picked up steam in June.According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the sec...


Mortgage applications post solid gain

Falling interest rates were behind the advance

A continuing decline in interest rates sent mortgage applications surging last week.The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports applications shot up...


Audi A8 and S8 vehicles recalled

The sunroof glass may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 536 model year 2007-2009 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles. The sunroof glass on the recalled vehicles may not be pr...


Hype Wireless recalls self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat

Hype Wireless of Edison, N.J., is recalling about 25,000 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing s...


Figi's recalls Snack Shoppe Hot & Spicy Cajun Snack Mix and Nature's Mix

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Figi's Companies of Marshfield, Wis., is recalling Snack Shoppe Hot & Spicy Cajun Snack Mix and Nature's Mix. The product may be contaminated with ...


Hurricane forecast up slightly for this year

Homeowners along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts should prepare for another season

Hurricane Joaquin (NOAA Photo)The Atlantic hurricane forecast for this year ranges from normal to slighty above normal. Colorado State University is ...


Poor sleeping habits lead to higher risk of diabetes in men, study finds

Researchers say that no such association was found for women

Experts have long expounded on the benefits of getting the proper amount of sleep, as well as the negative impacts that come along with not getting enough ...


Can you really afford that new car?

According to, you probably can't

We know that the average transaction price of new cars keeps going up. It has reached the point now that the average consumer must stretch his or her budge...


Five budget-friendly ways to refresh your home

Expert tips to make your space appear larger, lovelier, and more inviting

Planning on tackling a home project this summer? If so, you’re not alone. Forty-six percent of Americans plan to redecorate or renovate their homes this su...


Why your hands-free phone may still be dangerous while you're driving

It may not occupy your hand, but it occupies your mind

Car companies make a big deal about their Bluetooth-enabled sound systems that allow you to make and receive mobile telephone calls without ever touching y...


Roadster aims to simplify the car-buying process

The online car site largely removes humans from the car-buying process

For many consumers, the worst part of buying a new car is dealing with the dealer. There have been scattered attempts to move the whole process online, but...


May was a good month for home price appreciation

Housing is seen as an 'oasis of stability'

If you own a home, chances are good that you saw it rise in value -- again.Property information provider CoreLogic reports housing prices were up in Ma...


Atlantic Spice recalls Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Atlantic Spice Company of North Truro, Mass., is recalling Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix snacks. The produc...


Risk of Takata airbag inflator ruptures on older cars worse than believed

Model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles are of particular concern

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is making a concerted effort to ensure that older vehicles with Takata airbag inflators -- parti...


Traffic deaths up 7.7% in 2015 -- pedestrians and bicyclists hit hardest

More than 35,000 died on streets and highways, up from 32,000 the previous year

Photo © - FotoliaCars are loaded with more safety equipment than ever and safety recalls are at an all-time high. But traffic deaths ...


How to set up an individual retirement account

Putting money in a special retirement account has its advantages

It's easy to put off saving for retirement since there are so many other day-to-day expenses competing for your money. But starting with just small regular...


JetBlue offers free TSA PreCheck to its most-frequent fliers

Higher security in effect at airports following Istanbul attack

JetBlue is offering to cover the cost of enrolling in TSA Precheck for its most-frequent fliers, in an effort to reduce wait times at airport security chec...


West Coast refineries least efficient in the nation

Is that why California motorists pay the most for gasoline?

Published reports from several media sources say California Attorney General Kamala Harris is investigating the persistently high gasoline prices in her st...


The economy's manufacturing sector continues to grow

New orders were up, while prices were down

The manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy grew in June for the fourth time in as many months.According to the Institute for Supply Management, the P...


Marin Foods Specialties recalls raw macadamia nuts

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Marin Foods Specialties is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. T...


C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas recalled

The products may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Pinnacle Foods is recalling C&W; Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W; Petite Peas that might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesse...


VW recalls Jettas, Passats and Golfs

The fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head, resulting in a fuel leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 55 model year 2016 Jettas manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016, Passats, equipped with 1.8T en...


Dutch Treat Foods recalls Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Dutch Treat Foods of Zeeland, Mich., is recalling 3,087 pounds of Sweet Pea Pasta Salad.   The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogene...