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Mercedes scraps Drive Pilot ad after safety advocates object

Advocates assail feds for 'rushing full speed ahead' to promote autonomous cars without safeguards

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to pull a TV commercial for the "Drive Pilot" feature on its redesigned 2017 E-class cars after safety advocates said the ad could...


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...


How to protect yourself when traveling abroad

The strong dollar makes travel cheap, but terrorism makes it scary

Can you protect yourself while traveling abroad? The strength of our dollar makes travel appealing, but the terrorist attacks abroad are terrifying. Do you...


Exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke could have long-term health consequences

Blood vessels exposed to marijuana smoke are impaired three times longer when compared to tobacco

For a while now, one of the main arguments behind the marijuana legalization movement has been that marijuana isn’t really that bad for you – especially wh...


What can parents do to prepare kids for school?

Six tips for phasing out the summer sleep schedule

If preparation is the key to success, kids who gradually transition from their summer sleep schedule may be setting themselves up for a string of good repo...


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 ...


Integrated Food Service expands sandwich recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Integrated Food Service (IFS) is expanding the scope of its earlier recall of certain ready-to-eat sandwiches that may be contaminated with Listeria monocy...


Combi recalls Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints

Improper installation may increase the risk of injury

Combi USA is recalling 39,395 Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016. When the car...


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...


Lawsuit says United baggage policies put passengers at risk

Unaccompanied luggage heightens the risk of terrorist bombings, the suit alleges

A class action lawsuit charges that United Airlines often sends passengers' baggage on alternative flights to leave room for profitable last-minute express...


Health insurance coverage may predict smoking and drinking habits for women, study finds

Researchers say prenatal visits should address smoking and drinking habits for pregnant women

Having health insurance coverage makes good sense from an economic and medical standpoint, but can it be a predictor of how much you smoke or drink? A new ...


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...


Paleo diet protects against cancer? South African find raises questions

Scientists have found a cancerous foot bone dated at about 1.7 million years

Think the paleo diet protects you from cancer? It might, but researchers in South Africa say they have found a cancerous foot bone that's about 1.7 million...


Fertility tracking wearable may succeed where apps don't

Wearing the device at night lets women know their five most fertile days

While trying to conceive, many women prefer not to leave timing up to chance alone. That’s where fertility apps and websites come in. However, a recent...


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...


Job site now gives applicants a peek at the competition

CareerBuilder offers tool showing how you stack up

It's one thing to know about a job opening. It's quite another to know if you have real shot at it.Employment site has made a tweak t...


Porsche takes top spot in J.D. Power APEAL study for 12th year

Driver-assist technology increasingly important on consumers' wish lists

Consumers are looking for driver-assist technologies like blind spot monitoring and low-speed collision avoidance, but power, speed, and sex appeal still p...


Meijer recalls fresh salad and sandwich products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Meijer is recalling select fresh salad and sandwich products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company says no illnesses have been repo...


Ranch Foods Direct Recalls non-intact beef products

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7

Ranch Foods Direct of Colorado Springs, Colo., is recalling approximately 2,606 pounds of non-intact beef products. The products may be contaminate...


Robocall strike force seeks solution to pesky calls and texts

At FCC's urging, AT&T agrees to lead industry effort to block automated calls

Considering all of its blather about customer service, the telecommunications industry has been rather reluctant to do anything about robocalls, perhaps th...


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...


Smell test may reveal early Alzheimer's disease

Could be used to identify patients who need advanced testing

Researchers have stumbled across a simple, low-tech way to alert health care professionals that someone may be on the road to Alzheimer's disease.They ...


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 ...


Cats take the blame but windows the real villains in bird deaths

A continent full of suburban homes creates a lot of bird-window collisions

Cats are frequently vilified as ruthless mass murderers who prey on the bird population. While it's true that most cats harbor the desire for an occasional...


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...


Why it pays to regularly check your credit score

Survey finds the more you check your score, the higher it is

You probably know why you should check your credit report once a year. Doing so alerts you to any negative information in it, including whether someone has...


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...


Unrepaired auto recalls a major threat, report warns

J.D. Power counts millions of unrepaired vehicles on U.S. highways

Not a week goes by, it seems, without a couple of auto recalls. According to government data analyzed by J.D. Power, 437 million vehicles were subject to a...


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...


JetBlue orders new airplanes, looks at trans-Atlantic routes

The discount carrier also plans to expand its transcontinental Mint service

Is JetBlue gearing up to enter the trans-Atlantic market? That's the speculation today, after the discount carrier ordered 30 additional Airbus A321 aircra...


New clothing contains technology that protects wearers from bugs

Nobitech's athletic wear may ease bug-related worries

With Zika concerns, the act of stepping outside may not be as carefree as it once was. Whether you’re walking the dog or enjoying time on the patio, stayin...


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...


Why the future of car-sharing may be limited

Researchers say tax policies will discourage the concept

Zipcar's D.C. locationsCar-sharing was supposed to be one of those disruptive trends that turned the auto industry upside down, while ushering in oth...


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 ...


Volkswagen recalls CC, Golf R, Tiguan and e-Golf vehicles

The rear child door locks may disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,658 2016 CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 3, 2016; Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured...


Tomorrow is here -- 7-Eleven delivers donuts by drone to Reno customer

Coffee and a Slurpee were also included in the first-ever fast-food drone delivery

"Firsts" aren't usually very significant aside from being, well, first. Alexander Graham Bell merely asked Watson to come and give him a hand. Orville and ...


Businesses warned about Pokemon Go security risk

Security expert calls it a 'nightmare' for corporate networks

Sometimes it can be risky mixing business and pleasure. The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) is warning business...


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...


Lack of sleep in childhood could take a toll on emotions in adulthood

Sleep shortage could increase risk of depression and anxiety later in life, study finds

Adequate amounts of slumber can keep kids feeling chipper throughout the day and aid in the healthy development of their minds and bodies. Good sleep habit...


Why even new cars might not be trouble-free on the road

AAA reports roadside service calls surged in 2015

Cars and trucks are getting better. Automakers have invested mightily in improving vehicle quality, so that most new cars on the road today are very reliab...


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...


General Motors recalls vehicles with defective electronic park lock levers

The electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK

General Motors is recalling model year 2016-2017 Buick Veranos and 2016 Chevrolet Malibus whose electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be...


Your priest is in prison in the Philippines? Don't send money just yet

The latest variation of the Grandmother Scam targets religious congregants

Not too long ago, the "Grandmother Scam" was all the rage. Seniors would get an email or a telephone call, supposedl...


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...


Women with ADHD more likely to have physical and mental problems, study finds

The high rates may be attributable to financial stress

Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can come with many inherent obstacles. The inability to focus on tasks, impulsivity, and restlessnes...


Runners may experience a boost in brain power, study finds

Why treadmill enthusiasts might have extra neurons in their brains

Lacing up your running shoes to hit the trails or treadmill may have benefits beyond the physical, scientists say. Running could actually make you smarter....


Verizon reportedly monitoring unlimited data plans

Excessive users run the risk of being disconnected

Remember the early days of smartphones, when cellular providers competed for customers with “unlimited” data plans?Who knew that everyone in the world ...


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...


The 1980s are officially over: VCR production has ended

The last hold out manufacturer has thrown in the towel

In the era of digital video streaming, the news that the last company to make video cassette recorders (VCR) will no longer do so might might come as a sur...


Consumers deeper in debt despite efforts to avoid it

Research shows Great Recession affected consumers' attitudes about money

The Great Depression had a huge impact on the generation that came of age in the 1930s and fought World War II.They were careful with their money and s...


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...


Healthy fats and brisk walking can slash diabetes risk, researchers say

How moderate-intensity exercise and polyunsaturated fats are helping pre-diabetic patients

Insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes are on the rise in the U.S., but researchers may have uncovered a new way to keep the disease at bay. According ...


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...


Amazon, Wells Fargo offering discounted student loans

It's Amazon's first entry into the student loan business

Amazon and Wells Fargo are offering interest rate discounts to Amazon Prime Student customers who apply for private student loans from Wells Fargo. It's Am...


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 ...


Bar-S Foods recalls chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products

The products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

Bar-S Foods Company of Altus, Okla., is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products. The products may ...


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...


Survey shows half of U.S. physicians ration certain treatments

In many cases, treatments are rationed regardless of whether or not they would be beneficial to the patient

Many of us trust that our doctor has our best interests in mind when advising treatments, but are they leaving certain options off the table?A national...


Genie Bra, Total Pillow marketers fined, ordered to clean up their sales practices

"Buy One, Get One" offers weren't what they seemed, New York charged

Ordering products advertised on late-night TV and cable can be tricky. Take Total Pillow. For awhile, it was offering a "Buy One, Get One" offer that seeme...


New luxury cars not immune from the Takata airbag curse

Senate report finds the bags in Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari cars

When you think of Takata airbags, you may think they're mostly found in older, cheaper cars. That's not necessarily true, according to new findings release...


In households with autistic children, the whole family benefits from having a dog

And Fido doesn't have to be a trained assistance dog to reduce stress levels

Being a parent to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents a unique -- and often stressful -- set of challenges. But researchers have disco...


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...


Why you should avoid mixing alcohol with energy drinks

Study shows it can increase desire for more alcohol

In the dog days of summer, it is important to stay hydrated. But what you drink is important. Replenishing your bodily fluids with water is best.The Am...


California Obamacare premiums increasing 13.2% next year

The rate hike is three times bigger than increases over the last two years

California's health exchange has been one of the biggest and most successful state Obamacare programs. But today, Covered California, as it's known, announ...


Researchers develop first widely protective vaccine for chlamydia

The treatment could help millions of people worldwide

A study conducted at McMaster University may prove to be the first step towards effectively preventing chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) th...


Refund checks going to consumers hoodwinked by bogus auto warranties

My Car Solutions claimed to be affiliated with manufacturers and dealers

Checks totaling more than $4 million are being mailed to nearly 6,000 consumers who were bombarded with illegal robocalls and tricked into paying thousands...


New study increases understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers find that even minor physical strain can lead to symptom flares

After a long day, it’s common for many people to arrive at home feeling completely exhausted. But while most of us are able to shake these feelings with a ...


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...


White House funds 5G effort despite health advocates' objections

The ultra-high-speed broadband technology poses unknown risks, critics say

The White House is throwing $400 million into an effort that's supposed to speed development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G wireless technology, a ...


Obama administration lets automakers off the 54.5 mpg hook

Low gas prices encourage consumers to buy more trucks and SUVs, feds lament

U.S. regulators are backing off their 54.5 mile per gallon fuel economy target for the 2025 model year. It's not that car manufacturers can't hit the targe...


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...


Four ways to save on back to school shopping

Where to find cheap (or even free) clothing in your area

The swimming pools are still crowded and school buses are still dormant, but back to school shopping has already begun.As retailers roll out their back...


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. ...


Why more consumers are struggling financially

Study shows level of financial literacy is in decline

The economy is doing a little better over the last year or two, but millions of consumers haven't noticed. They still struggle to make ends meet, according...


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...


Consumer groups try to put the brakes on self-driving cars

'Consumers should never be guinea pigs for beta programs'

Consumer organizations are trying to rein in what they see as premature attempts to put self-driving cars on the nation's highways. Consumer Reports magazi...


Restaurant and hotel reviews – are they believable?

Online reviews can help you find new spots and keep you up to date on old favorites

How do you choose a restaurant or hotel? Many of us rely on our prior experience or those of friends and family; if a...


Prevalence of sleep disorders high among U.S. veterans, study finds

Sleep apnea and insomnia were the most prevalent disorders

One thing that many Americans take pride in is our collective appreciation of our servicemen and servicewomen. But when their duty has come to an end, are ...


Sweepstakes scammers cheated consumers out of $9 million

Elderly victims were told they had to send a "refundable insurance fee" to collect their winnings

The calls to elderly consumers seemed almost too good to be true. They sounded official and the Caller ID said they came from the 202 area code -- Washingt...


New maternity wear may protect fetuses from EM radiation

Startup creates comfortable and affordable electromagnetic radiation screening fabric

On the heels of the FTC’s decision to approve new “5G” broadband rules, concerns over electromagnetic radiation may be even more heightened. As we repo...


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...


Feds require Herbalife to restructure business in $200 million settlement

Hedge fund manager still attacking the business

Some consumer advocates have been critical of the direct marketing firm Herbalife over the years, claiming it puts all its efforts in signing up distributo...


Researchers determine best smoking cessation tool for women

The best method for men is still up in the air, though

Working up the initiative to quit a habit like smoking can be difficult, and symptoms of withdrawal can make it hard to stay committed. That’s why many smo...


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 ...


FCC approves 5G broadband rules, promising faster wireless services

Some consumer groups say the commission has not adequately studied the health risks

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission today voted to adopt new wireless broadband rules that will open up...


Congress rouses itself, outlaws easily read GMO food labels

The industry-backed bill overrides Vermont's law and substitutes barcodes for English sentences

Congress normally dawdles around all session, doing next to nothing. Now and then, someone tries to do something and those on the other side of the aisle m...


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...


Florida senator raises alarm over spreading Zika virus

Sen. Marco Rubio says there were 13 new cases in Florida in a single day this week

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee normally deals with matters of diplomacy, but Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who chairs one of its subcommittees, used a 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...


Nintendo to release mini version of classic NES console

The system will come with 30 classic games

Young children and teens of the 80s and 90s may remember spending many a day balled up on the couch playing classic video games. Whether it was with siblin...


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 ...


Groups want funeral homes to post prices online

FTC urged to update its Funeral Rule for the digital age

When a family is confronted with the loss of a loved one, whether suddenly or after a lingering illness, it must make final arrangements, either for burial...


Retailers blame credit card companies for delay in chip roll-out

Claim industry has been too slow to certify the new card readers

Why are there so few chip-enabled card readers at retailers around the country? It depends on who you ask. The nation's retailers say they've done their jo...


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...


Kabob's Acquisition recalls not ready-to-eat meat and poultry products

The products may be adulterated with E. coli O121

Kabob's Acquisition of Lake City, Ga., is recalling approximately 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry pr...


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 ...


Wearable tech customers most satisfied with Apple, Samsung

J.D. Power finds comfort and reliability score the most points with consumers

As predicted, wearable tech has been a big trend so far in 2016. At the halfway point in the the year, J.D. Power has found consumers with smartwatches are...


The reason why your diet may not be working out

Focus on the foods you enjoy when making your plan, researchers say

What is the most important aspect of making a successful diet plan? Many people might say that it has to do with avoiding unhealthy foods and substituting ...


Ignition switch cases resurface to vex General Motors

Cases that had been ruled out of bounds are reinstated on appeal

Like a drunken uncle who hangs around after the party is over, Old GM continues to cause trouble for New GM. A U.S. appeals court has ruled that General Mo...


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...


Five jobs that will let you earn over $100,000 per year

Having the right credentials can put you on the fast track to living comfortably

Whether you spend your days sitting at a desk or outside on your feet, you may have dreamed of having job that allows you to rake in six figures. While pro...


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...


California settles with online charter school operator

The company agrees to pay $160 million but denies any wrongdoing

California has reached a $160 million settlement with K12 Inc., a Virginia-based for-profit charter school operator, claiming it used false advertising to ...


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...


The positive health impact of thumb-sucking in childhood

Nail biters and thumb-suckers may develop fewer allergies, better immune systems

If the inside of your child’s mouth frequently sees a nail or thumb, you may have logged your share of hours attempting to discourage this habit. Apart...


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...


Good communication may not always predict a happy marriage

Study suggests that marital satisfaction fuels good communication

Does good communication make a happy marriage, or are satisfied couples simply more likely to communicate better? It’s a chicken-or-egg question that r...


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 ...


Could this be the answer to the ransomware threat?

Computer scientists create tool that limits the damage

For hackers and cybercriminals, ransomware is literally money in the bank.If a target clicks on a link in an email, designed to appear as though it is ...


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 ...


Cooking Italian Style – Buon appetito!

Eating exotic foods is fun; cooking them even more so

Looking for a unique travel experience? I found one when I took a cooking lesson and learned how to prepare a Neapolitan style four-course meal at the Sorr...


Consumer Watchdog wants Tesla to turn off Autopilot

The company blames the victim when things go wrong, the group argues

The Consumer Watchdog group says Tesla's Autopilot technology isn't ready to take the wheel and wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk to take away the keys until it's ...


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?...


Sunscreen is important, but staying out of the sun and covering up work well too

Deadly melanoma rates continue to rise as Americans show more skin to the sun

Americans spend millions on sunscreen this time of year, but whether they're getting the protection they're paying for is often questionable. The Environme...


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...


Five questions (and answers) about your credit report

Consumers should have a basic understanding of how credit reports work

Surveys have shown that there are significant knowledge gaps among consumers when it comes to credit reports. Yet these documents are very important to con...


High blood pressure readings aren't always an emergency

The trend of measuring blood pressure at home has led to a dramatic increase in ER visits

If you’re one of the millions of people in the U.S. with high blood pressure, you may have heard one or two lectures from your doctor about how dangerous i...


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...


Trulia wants to make life easier for renters who commute

'Rent Near Transit' feature can filter out places that aren't close to public transit

Those who live in major cities and use public transportation to get to work may desire more in an apartment than high ceilings or an open concept kitchen. ...


Five trends you may see at a wedding this year

What couples are saying 'no' to before saying 'I do'

When it comes to tying the knot, couples today are making it a priority to weave unique touches throughout their special day. Pinterest’s top wedding t...


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...


Model year 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles recalled

The transmission's differential pinion gear shaft may overheat and fracture

Ford Motor Company is recalling 865 model year 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric vehicles manufactured August 20, 2015, through April 13, 2016. The tra...


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...


Smoking affects more pregnant women than previously thought

Researchers find that many pregnant women are exposed to smoke and nicotine

The dangers of smoking when pregnant are well-known, but a new study shows that many expecting women are still struggling to quit. Researchers from both th...


National GMO label standard clears key Senate hurdle

Measure has support of the food industry

The U.S. Senate this week voted to move to a final debate on legislation to establish a national, uniform label for food containing genetically modified or...


Medical costs higher for obese children, study finds

Adopting prevention strategies to prevent childhood obesity is key to keeping costs down

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S., and a new study from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health shows that the parents of obese...


Could early bedtimes for babies lower risk of obesity in adulthood?

Better, longer sleep may come as a result of earlier bedtimes

Parents may want to start singing those lullabies earlier in the evening. A new study has found that babies who crash earlier are less likely to be overwei...


Growth among Latinos helps American Express through a bad patch

The Costco loss hurt, but Amex sees big growth in the Hispanic market for the longterm

American Express has taken its lumps lately, losing about eight percent of its business when Costco defected to Visa. It also lost co-branding deals with F...


Eight U.S. cities, airlines chosen for nonstop flights to Cuba

Cruise ships have already made the short trip from Miami to Havana

Federal transportation officials have proposed eight cities to have the first nonstop flights to and from Cuba, and eight airlines to fly those routes, par...


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...


Toyota recalls Prius, Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and Lexus CT200h vehicles

A weld in the curtain shield air bag inflator may crack

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 482,002 model year 2010-2012 Toyota Prius, 2010 and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and 2011-2012 L...


Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars & Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars recalled

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

General Mills is recalling four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars. The products may be contami...


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...


Honda recalls Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot vehicles

The vehicles' fuel tanks were manufactured with insufficient welds

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 39 model year 2015 Acura MDX 2WD and MDX 4WD vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX 4WD vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles ...


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....


Verizon Wireless customers getting more data, for a price

With changes, Verizon bringing offerings more in line with competitors

Verizon Wireless is launching new wireless plans that will cost more but give customers access to more data.Also, for the first time, customers on the ...


Security firm warns of widespread Android malware threat

HummingBad now used to generate revenue but could have more sinister purposes

Check Point, a cyber security firm, has warned that millions of Android phones are infected with a dangerous malware known as HummingBad.The company sa...


U.S. has highest traffic death rate among wealthy countries: CDC

Death rates have fallen but not as quickly as in other countries

Here's a shocking figure: with 90 people dying on U.S. highways each day, the United States has the highest traffic death r...


Air pollution negatively affects kidneys, study finds

Researchers find that air pollution increases the risk of kidney failure

Pollution in any form is usually considered to be a bad thing. It not only adversely affects the environment around us, but can negatively impact our own h...


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...


'Breathe' app helps users disengage from anxiety

Calming breathing exercises may help reduce overall stress

Americans are all too familiar with stress. Work stress, health stress, and even Pinterest stress can creep into our consciousness making it difficult to r...


New drug designed to fight Huntington's symptom shows promise

The drug significantly improved patients' physical function

Medical research in the United States and around the world is progressing every day, but there are still many diseases out there that we don’t have an answ...


Feds probe reports of exhaust leakage in recent Ford Explorers

Consumers complain of exhaust fumes in the passenger cabin

Safety regulators have opened an investigation into reports of exhaust leaking into the passenger compartment in newer Ford Explorers."After hard accel...


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 ...


E-cig explosions blamed for facial injuries, severe burns

Dozens of lawsuits allege serious injuries caused by exploding batteries

The exploding cigar was a mainstay of slapstick humor back in the day. But there's nothing funny about an exploding e-cigarette, according to those who've...


Environmental toxins increasing risks of developmental disorders

Alliance of scientists warns that immediate action is needed to reduce exposure to common chemicals

It's been long suspected that environmental toxins are endangering children's health, and now an alliance of scientists and health professionals agree that...


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...


Eating disorder group appalled at new stomach-emptying device

Group calls device mechanized form of bulimia

Less than a month ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a medical device to help combat obesity.Now the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED...


Wearable swim monitor may help prevent drowning accidents

Collar alerts parents if kids have been submerged for too long

For parents of young swimmers, sitting pool- or oceanside may not be such a worry-free experience. Drowning accidents can happen at any time, even in t...


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...


No compensation for Euro VW owners, the company vows

The Americans got their ton of flesh, now European consumers want the same

Americans who bought diesel-powered Volkswagens with deceptive emissions equipment will be getting buybacks and compensation that, in some cases, will be i...


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...


Believing that you can do better at something improves performance, study finds

Participants that practiced certain motivational strategies showed improvement on a given task

The power of positive thinking and self-motivation can allow people to actually perform better at a given task. That’s the conclusion of one study conducte...


What second-hand shoppers should know before buying

Bringing home certain products may put kids in danger

Yard sales and thrift stores are great places to snag a bargain. However, the thrill of getting a good deal can be quickly overshadowed by the realization ...


Feds investigating fatal Tesla crash with car on auto pilot

Company says probe will determine whether feature worked properly

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation of a fatal crash of a Tesla Model S that occurred in Florida while...


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...


Newsweek unexpectedly lays off more than 30 journalists

The once-thriving magazine has only 23 journalists left

The magazine business isn't what it once was, and newsweeklies in particular are doing a fade to black. Latest casualty: Newsweek unexpectedly laid off mor...


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...