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Claim: former Corinthian students hounded for student loans they don't owe

Sen. Warren blasts Department of Education for its role

Once you take out a student loan, you have to pay it back. It can't be discharged in bankruptcy, for example.But there is one scenario where you might...


Money 101: where to turn for help

A number of government and private sources can help consumers get a handle on money issues

When you want to get off on the right financial foot, or need help digging out from beneath crushing credit card or student loan debt, there are resources...


Volvo reveals plan for its own self-driving vehicles

An autopilot feature will come as an option to individual customers at a cost of $10,000

Carmakers around the world are looking to get into the self-driving car market. The new technology is likely to be a game changer for the auto industry in...


Personal incomes rise in August, spending barely budges

The personal savings rate held steady

Consumers saw their incomes rise in August and held on to most of it.The Commerce Department reports personal incomes edged up $39.3 billion, or 0.2%,...


Pending home sales pull back in August

It's the third decline in four months

Pending home sales cooled in August following the first increase in three months during July.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports its Pen...


Model year 2016-2017 Volvo XC90s and S90s recalled

The drain hose for the air conditioning may leak into the passenger compartment

Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 43,766 model year 2016-2017 Volvo XC90s and S90s manufactured April 15, 2015 through September 19, 2016.The dr...


Adams Farm Slaughterhouse recalls beef, veal and bison products

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

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse of Athol, Mass., is recalling beef, veal, and bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.Based on an epidem...


Model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles recalled

The front passenger air bag may inflate unintentionally

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling 7,589 model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles manufactured November 30, 2015, to June 14, 20...


Walmart recalls tripod stools

The plastic collar that connects the three legs can break

Walmart of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling about 2,600 tripod stools.The plastic collar that connects the three legs can break, posing a fall hazard to...


Wells Fargo under siege as anger of scandal grows

California hits the bank where it hurts

The enormity of what Wells Fargo did to many of its customers appears to be sinking in, and anger is building.Wells Fargo CEO John Stumph was back on C...


Money 101: how to start saving

Can you still save while paying off debt?

After years of stagnant incomes, consumers are finally beginning to take home a little more money in their paychecks. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the me...


Americans' diet improves, sort of

A new report finds Americans are still eating too much, and too much of the wrong things

It's not just how much we're eating, but what we're eating, that needs work. To put it simply, Americans eat too much and also eat too much of the wrong th...


Survey shows some consumers are already shopping for the holidays

Others are annoyed that the holiday season is starting so early

We've yet to leave September behind, but many consumers are already noticing prominent holiday displays in stores around the country.This has prompted...


Why OPEC's oil cap could be good news for America

Gas prices aren't going back to $3 a gallon anytime soon

The news that OPEC ministers have agreed in principal to capping production sent oil prices surging on world markets late Wednesday.Bloomberg News repo...


A little more oomph for the U.S. economy

Initial jobless claims inched higher last week

The third and final look at how the nation's economy was doing in the second quarter is a bit brighter than the earlier estim...


Advanced Sports International recalls bicycles

The top clamp of the seat post can crack

Advanced Sports International of Philadelphia, Pa., is recalling about 3,000 Breezer and Fuji bicycles.The top clamp of the seat post can crack, posing...


BMW recalls M2 Coupes, M3 Sedans, and M4 Coupes and Convertibles

Some parts may have been reused instead of replaced during servicing

BMW North America is recalling 72 model year 2016 BMW M2 Coupes, 2015-2017 M3 Sedans and 2015-2016 M4 Coupes and M4 Convertibles.During servicing of th...


Chrysler recalls model year 2016 Fiat 500s

Tire inflation pressure for the spare tire is listed incorrectly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 32 model year 2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 11, 2015, to July 27, 2016.The Vehicle's tire placard lists a...


Money 101: managing income and expenses

Making out a budget is a key step in controlling your finances

When it comes to getting a handle on your finances, no step is more important than making out a budget – a document that balances income and expenses.A...


LendUp promises better credit, cheaper loans but feds say it doesn't deliver

The company has been ordered to pay more than $3.6 million in penalties

LendUp bills itself as an alternative to payday lenders by claiming it can help you build up your credit rating and make it possible for you to get cheaper...


Google adds incognito mode to its iOS app

It gives users the same privacy shield they can get in the Chrome browser

Want to keep your web searches private? Google has added an "incognito" mode to its iOS app, allowing iPhone users to keep their search histories private,...


Payday lenders, critics, wage fierce battle over proposed regulation

Consumer Fiancial Protection Bureau's proposed rule drawing record comments

The contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not the only political battle being waged in Washington these days.The Consumer Financial Prote...


New Buick SUV takes top IIHS safety award

It's the first Chinese-built vehicle that IIHS has tested

A new midsize SUV from Buick has qualified for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.The Envision -- the first Chine...


Mortgage applications post second consecutive decline

Contract interest rates were lower as well

Mortgage applications ticked lower in the week ending September 23, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, with a decline of 0.7%.The Refinance...


Money 101: living below your means

A thrifty lifestyle will put money in the bank

We all know what “living above your means” is all about. It's “keeping up with the Jones,” buying a more expensive car, and owning a bigger house than you...


Uber offers gift cards for its ride-sharing service

Consumers can buy them online or at Walmart locations nationwide

Gift cards are a pretty popular gift option amongst consumers, especially around the holidays. It’s easy to tailor a gift card to a person’s interests, and...


Combating fall allergy symptoms in kids

What parents can do to keep sniffles and sneezes at bay

As the leaves swirl and weed pollen proliferates, fall allergies may begin to surface. Fall is prime allergy season for kids as well as adults, and mold an...


Why your diet usually fails

Nutrition author says eating healthy food is key to battling obesity

There all kinds of diets and weight loss programs, and while some undoubtedly achieve results for some people, it's also clear that the majority of people...


U.S. weighs how big a fine Volkswagen can stand

The automaker's Audi brand may be dragged into the diesel scandal, reports say

The death penalty is rarely used these days because it is seen as inhumane and also because it shuts down any opportunity for rehabilitation, which is supp...


The question you didn't hear asked at last night's debate

AARP pushes candidates to talk about Social Security

When Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squared off in Monday night's first presidential debate, there was no shortage of fireworks.B...


Gasoline prices hold at $2.21 a gallon

Prices at the pump are showing remarkable stability

The pipeline leak in Alabama has been repaired and gasoline is flowing again, but some states in the Southeast are still feeling the effects of reduced sup...


Another month of rising consumer confidence

Consumers seem bullish on the present and the future

Consumers' views on the economy improved in September for a second straight month.The Conference Board reports its Consumer Confidence Index was up 2.3...


A slowdown in home price gains

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index is close to a record high

July was another month of solid gains in home prices, according to the S&P; CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, with the index covering all nine U.S. census di...


502 Boundary Blvd. recalls Black Forest Ham products

The products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials

502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., of Algona, Wash., is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham product that may be...


Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Audi Q7s

The third row seat back may move forward under conditions

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 19,205 model year 2017 Audi Q7s manufactured August 30, 2015, to July 10, 2016.The third row seat back may mov...


Apple Tree Goat Dairy recalls four goat cheeses

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, Pa., is recalling four varieties of goat cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses h...


Goodyear recalls G399A LHS tires

The tire tread my separate while in use

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recalling 1,650 G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, manufactured January 24, 2016, to May 28, 2016.Due to an anoma...


Lenny Lamb infant carriers recalled

The internal stitching on the infant carrier is missing

Lenny Lamb of Poland is recalling about 1,500 Buckle Onbu infant carriers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The internal stitching on the infant carrier is m...


Money 101: managing credit cards

Experts offer tips for staying out of trouble

A credit card can be a powerful, helpful financial tool. It can also plunge you so deep into debt that it will take years to get out. It all depends on how...


Google's self-driving car involved in accident

Another driver ran a red light and collided with the vehicle

Google is perhaps one of the biggest companies in support of getting self-driving cars on the road. Back in March, it asked Congress to allow federal regul...


'Gig' employment becoming the new normal

Report says employers spent nearly $800 billion on contract workers last year

Much has been said and written about the so-called “gig economy,” in which workers are not employees, but rather independent contractors.Some people li...


New rule could curb oil speculators

Fed proposal could make gas prices less volatile in the future

In a little noted action Friday, the Federal Reserve published a proposed rule that it said would toughen the existing requirements and limitations placed...


Beware the Hotwire travel scam

Travel deal site warns consumers that scammers are using its name

While fax machines would seem to be outdated technology, many are still in use, especially at small businesses.Scammers are relying on this fact to ste...


Cadillac's new SUV earns top IIHS safety award

The vehicle performed well in all five safety tests

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 midsize luxury SUV has been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.In addition to...


An August drop for sales of new homes

Housing prices were mixed

July's big increase in sales of new single-family homes was followed by a sizable decline last month.The Commerce Department reports sales plunged 7.6%...


General Motors recalls Cadillac CT6 vehicles

The seat belt webbing may detach from the seat anchor

General Motors is recalling 131 model year 2016 Cadillac CT6 vehicles manufactured July 21, 2016, to July 22, 2016.The bolt that connects the front pas...


Denon recalls rechargeable battery packs

The battery can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazards

Denon Electronics of Mahwah, N.J., is recalling about 3,600 lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs sold in the U.S. and Canada.The battery can overheat...


Model year 2010-2013 Audi A8s recalled

Coolant may enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or an engine stall

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 9,102 model year 2010-2013 Audi A8s manufactured May 15, 2010, to May 14, 2012.The vehicles have a coolant val...


Getting your garden ready for fall

Cool weather plants that can keep the color in your garden

Your garden may soon be bidding adieu to summer temperatures, but it doesn’t have to go dormant. Many plants will continue to grow happily during the colde...


Rents no longer rising as much as they were

Zillow reports rents rose 1.7% compared to 5% for home prices

Many Millennials have been caught in a housing squeeze. Unable to buy a home, they've been forced to remain renters. But in the wake of the housing crisis,...


Why you should feed your dog pumpkin

Cooked pumpkin contains vitamins and nutrients that can boost your dog's health

Whether they’re gracing a fall tablescape or waiting to be picked from a patch, pumpkins are everywhere these days. If you’re a pet parent with pumpkins to...


Consumers predicted to spend $8.4 billion for Halloween this year

It is the highest estimate in the 11-year history of the NRF survey

With the coming of autumn, many consumers are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Halloween. While spending for the holiday reached fairly high levels last...


States sue maker of opioid treatment drug

Complaint says Indivior engaged in anti-competitive behavior

In another case revolving around drug pricing, 36 states have joined a lawsuit against Indivior, the manufacturer of the branded drug Suboxone. Suboxone is...


Yet another food marketing label to watch out for

You may begin to see premium-priced produce labeled "from preserved farmland"

Consumers encounter an increasing number of food labels as they do their grocery shopping, and it may be hard to keep them straight and understand what the...


Tesla sues Michigan for right to sell cars to its consumers

The company says its efforts to open a dealership in the state have been barred by state officials

It looks like Tesla will be taking on the state of Michigan for the right to sell its cars to consumers there. The company has filed a lawsuit disputing a...


The high cost of being un-banked

Consumers may think they're saving, but a NerdWallet study says they aren't

Since the 2008 financial crisis, millions of consumers have become “un-banked,” ending their relationship with their bank or credit union. In many cases...


NutraClick ordered to change billing procedures

The supplement marketer was the subject of more than 70,000 complaints

NutraClick is one of the darlings of Boston entrepreneurial circles, thanks to its successful development of nutritional supplement brands like Force Facto...


Existing homes sales fall again in August

Realtors worry that lack of inventory is distorting the market

The nation's real estate market apparently hit the summer doldrums, because sales have declined two months in a row.The National Association of Realtor...


Comcast tip-toes into the wireless business

It plans to rent space from Verizon and use its Wi-Fi hotspot network

Comcast has been talking about getting into the wireless business for a long time and now says it's just about ready to do so, with the emphasis on "about....


Google's new messaging app, Allo, may be smarter than you are

It's not just a smarter Siri, Allo will actually do the thinking for you

Texting is oh so dull and drab and who has time for Facetime or Hangouts? That seems to be the thinking behind Google's latest messaging entry, dubbed Allo...


Replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones now available

A half-million replacement phones have been shipped to retailers

Samsung has confirmed that it has shipped 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to U.S. retailers so that consumers may start the exchange program....


CEOs face tough questioning in Congress

Wells Fargo and Mylan are feeling the heat

A day after Wells Fargo CEO John Stumph got raked over the coals by the Senate Banking Committee, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch could be walking into much of th...


Consumers report bugs with new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Users say that they have faced service disruptions and lost control of the device when using the new Lightning EarPods

In the past, there’s always been a notable excitement and anticipation whenever a new phone technology is becoming available. This is perhaps doubly true f...


Subprime borrowers increase credit access

Experian report also shows delinquency rate is down sharply over five years

The latest Experian Market Intelligence Brief shows the financially-weakest consumers in the U.S. are getting more access to credit.The report reveals...


What are parents searching for in a family vehicle?

Cars are the new family room, survey suggests

The secret to a more pleasant experience on the road could just be a little more legroom. That’s the key finding from a survey conducted by car research an...


How to select the best credit card

Money magazine consults with NerdWallet to offer the top picks

The “best credit card” is a pretty subjective label. It's all going to depend on how an individual consumer spends money.While some advantages are hard...


Chrysler Pacifica earns top IIHS safety award

It's the first minivan to do so

The Chrysler Pacifica, which replaces the Town & Country, is the first minivan to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2016 TOP SAFETY PI...


Mortgage applications post first decline in four weeks

Contract interest rates were mostly higher

After three advances in as many weeks, applications for mortgages have done an about face.Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey sh...


Hyundai recalls model year 2016 Sonatas

The driver-side front air bag that may not adequately protect the driver's neck from injury

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 602 model year 2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 28, 2016 through April 12, 2016.The vehicles have a driver-si...


Big 5 Sporting Goods recalls bungee chairs

The chair rivets can break, posing a fall hazard

Big 5 Sporting Goods of El Segundo, Calif., is recalling about 4,100 bungee chairs manufactured by Nanjing Kekang Outdoor Products.The chair rivets can...


Ford recalls Escape Titanium and SE vehicles

The windows may close on an object such as a body part before the windows auto-reverse

Ford Motor Company is recalling 17,985 model year 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and SE vehicles manufactured October 5, 2015, to May 12, 2016.The settings...


Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats recalled

The child in the seat can loosen the harness without the caregiver's knowledge.

Evenflo Company is recalling 29,742 Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and...


Censea recalls shrimp product

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Censea, Inc. is recalling its A-PAC 8/12 count Headless Shell on Black Tiger Shrimp.The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.There have been...


Feds set new safety guidelines for self-driving cars

Automakers expected to achieve 'robust' designs to ensure that autonomous cars meet their promise

Federal safety regulators are shifting gears, requiring automakers to achieve what the Department of Transportation (DOT) is calling a "robust design" to e...


Watch an e-cigarette blow up a woman's purse

A surveillance camera in a New Jersey mall captures the dramatic moment

Since their introduction, e-cigarettes have been extremely popular as a tobacco alternative, but health officials insist there remain unanswered questions...


Here's what to expect for Black Friday shopping

There may be a lot more really good deals online this year

Black Friday 2016 is still a little more than two months away, but already there are predictions about what shoppers can has...


DeVry says it will limit federal funding

For-profit schools have been feeling the heat of stepped-up oversight following several failures

For-profit colleges are barred from receiving more than 90% of their revenue from federal financial aid, but following the collapse of ITT, Corinthian, and...


Google reveals new travel app called 'Google Trips'

The app allows users to organize travel information and create day plans on the fly

Travelers from around the world know what it feels like to be disoriented in a new city. All of the new sights, sounds, and people can be overwhelming, and...


Dangerous new scam targets children

Sextortion demands sex instead of money

Scammers normally like to target senior citizens because they are considered a vulnerable population.But a dangerous new scam targets another vulnerabl...


An August slump for construction of new homes

The outlook for the months ahead grew a bit dimmer

New-home construction took a U-turn in August.The Commerce Department reports housing starts were down 5.8% in August at a seasonally adjusted annual r...


Gallo Meats recalls sausage, beef and lamb products

The products did not undergo federal inspection

Gallo Meats of Colville, Wash., is recalling approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products.The products did not undergo federal in...


Baby Jogger recalls child seats

Information on the labels, instruction manuals and registration cards is incorrect

Baby Jogger, LLC is recalling 15,103 City GO Infant Car Seats (models BJ64510 and BJ64529); City GO Base for infant car seat (models BJ80400 and BJ61500);...


Bunge's Meats recalls pork products

The products were produced with water that failed to meet federal drinking water standards

Bunge’s Meats of Catawissa, Pa., is recalling an undetermined amount of pork sausage products.The products were produced with water that did not meet t...


Apple and Samsung's reversal of fortunes

It's been a great month for one smartphone maker, the other not so much

The tech world has spent the better part of this month wondering what went wrong with Samsung lately and what went right for Apple. It turns out the two th...


Long airport security lines may soon return, TSA warns

Consumers will be slogging through airports if Congress can't agree on a budget

Consumers may remember with dread how long airport security lines were this past spring. The problem got so bad that lawmakers greenlighted a TSA effort to...


AI software could make early breast cancer detection easier

Researchers say the software could eliminate false positives and unnecessary biopsies

Breast cancer screenings are an important preventative health measure. However, up to 50% of the time these tests can produce a false positive. Now, sc...


Spray-on anesthetic approved for dental use

Study finds Kovanaze is effective in 88 percent of patients

A trip to the dentist is seldom fun, especially when it involves an injection to numb the pain of a procedure. But researchers at the University of Pennsyl...


Wells Fargo sued over account fraud scandal

Three Utah consumers seek $5 million in damages

Wells Fargo, which paid $185 million in fines to settle government charges of fraud, now faces a lawsuit by three customers who claim they were victimized....


Two in a row for surging builder confidence

If they build them, they will come

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was higher in September for a second consecutive month.The National Association o...


Graco recalls Milestone child seats

The child seat labels are missing a required phrase

Graco Children's Products is recalling 8,240 Milestone child seats, model numbers 1910130, 1923980, 1926538, and 1926539, for failing to comply with the re...


How to pack when you can't unpack

Living out of a suitcase isn't easy but it can be done

It’s not fun to live out of a suitcase, but it's a necessity on some trips. If you’re not well organized, mornings are especially hectic, and finding and r...


UPS just told you everything you need to know about retail this holiday season

The firm is hiring more people to handle the crush of holiday purchases

Drive down the mostly deserted roadways of rural America and you are now more likely to encounter a delivery truck from UPS or FedEx. Once a relatively rar...


Pressure builds for TSA to pay more attention to ground and sea transportation

The agency spends too much time and money frisking air travelers, a report suggests

There are more than a few travelers who breathe a sigh of relief after clearing airport security, happy that they will not encounter the Transportation Sec...


Golfsmith files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

It's the latest episode in a sad turn of events for U.S. sports retailers

It hasn’t been a very good year for sports retailers in the U.S. Back in April, Sports Authority liquidated its stores nationwide after failing to come up...


When it comes to credit card rewards, consumers like cash

Consumers have lots of good choices

Consumers are learning that it pays to be choosy about which credit card they use. Many now offer some type of reward or incentive, so instead of using a c...


Rising medical care and shelter costs send consumer prices up in August

Prices for food and energy were unchanged

The government's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose slightly in August as steady food and energy costs mitigated increases in rising shelter and health care p...


Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S.

The vehicles' airbags and seat-belt pretensioners may not deploy properly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. When vehicles equipped with a particular occupant restraint contro...


More Jeeps roll over owners, suit charges

Two women file suits after accidents similar to the one that killed actor Anton Yelchin

The death of actor Anton Yelchin, killed when his Jeep Grand Cherokee crushed him as he checked the mailbox at his Los Angeles home, was initially seen as...


Feds warn retailers not to sell tobacco products to minors

New regulations prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco to minors

Look out, tobacconists. There's a new cop on the beat that's beginning to enforce federal rules governing sale of tobacco products to minors.The U.S. F...


House-flipping hits six-year high in second quarter

Report shows flips accounted for 5.5% of all sales

House-flipping is as popular and as profitable as it has ever been, according to new research from ATTOM Data Solutions, the new parent company of RealtyTr...


More consumers questioning the value of college

More than half tell researchers there are ways to succeed without an expensive degree

In recent years there have been studies that have addressed the question of whether a college education is still worth the massive cost. These studies almo...


Wholesale prices flat in August

A drop in food prices played a major role

Inflation on the wholesale level -- what the government calls “the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand” -- showed no change last month, according t...


Retail sales dip in August

First-time jobless claims inched higher

Retail sales dipped in August -- the first decline in five months.According to the Commerce Department, sales were off 0.3...


Hyundai recalls model year 2016 Tucsons

The vehicle may not move if the accelerator pedal is pressed and released repeatedly

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 41,000 model year 2016 Tucsons manufactured May 20, 2015 through May 31, 2016 and equipped with a 7-speed EcoShift Dual...


Samsung washers blamed in series of fires

Some of the machines have been recalled in Australia, but not here

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has acquired quite a reputation as a firebug, but it's not the only Samsung device that is being blamed for starting fires. Consume...


Gmail outage hits parts of U.S. and UK

The origin and scope of the problem are not known

Widespread problems hit Google's popular Gmail service late this morning, Eastern Time. There was no immediate explanation from Google, but users flooded s...


Apple sued by scorned upgrade members

Members say the company showed preferential treatment towards new customers during the iPhone 7 pre-order process

It used to be that the release of a new iPhone was greeted by insane levels of enthusiasm by faithful consumers. While lines at the Apple store no longer e...


Gas prices falling again as refineries switch to winter fuel

Government predicts $1.92 a gallon national average by year's end

Now that we're past the summer driving season and cooler temperatures are on their way, the price of gasoline is falling again, the way it normally does th...


Why you shouldn't use your debit card at a gas pump

Wisconsin authorities have uncovered numerous card 'skimmers' that can steal data

There are some places you simply don't use a debit card. A restaurant, for example, if the server takes the payment from the table to the cash register. A...


Holiday retail hiring projected to show little change this year

Other sectors of the economy may take up the slack

Employment experts aren't expecting much in the way of hiring in the retail sector for this year's Christmas shopping season.Outplacement consultancy C...


Gridlock on the tarmac

More than 20 excessive runway delays occurred in July

Going nowhere fast. That's what happened on some of the nation's airport runways during July.Airlines reported 11 tarmac delays of more than three hour...


A third straight gain for mortgage applications

Contract interest rates were mostly lower

From the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), word that mortgage applications rose for a third consecutive week.According to the MBA's weekly survey, ap...


Toyota recalls model year 2016 Prius vehicles

The front passenger airbag may inflate improperly

Toyota Motor North America is recalling approximately 7,600 model year 2016 Prius vehicles in the U.S. The recalled vehicles are equipped with a fr...


Consumers finally seeing more money in their paychecks

Census report shows median income rose 5.2% last year

While many people are still having a hard time making ends meet, consumers as a whole are finally seeing their incomes rise.The U.S. Census Bureau repo...


Amazon and Pandora to release new music streaming services

Each will offer versions of their service for $5 per month

Amazon and Pandora may be looking to up the stakes in the music streaming marketplace. Both companies are reportedly looking to release their own music str...


Should you upgrade to the iPhone 7?

Some plans and carriers will cost you more than others

Apple's introduction of the iPhone 7 last week didn't make much of a splash. Apple stock actually went down afterward.Gone are the days when excitement...


Foreclosure inventory, completed foreclosures down again in July

Serious mortgage delinquencies continued their decline

The number of homes at some stage of the foreclosure process -- the foreclosure inventory -- was down in July, as was the number of completed foreclosures,...


MIH Marketing and Sales recalls meat and poultry products

The products were stored under insanitary conditions

MIH Marketing and Sales of Beebe, Ark., is recalling approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary co...


PT Farm recalls lamb products

The products may may be contaminated with E. coli

PT Farm of North Haverhill, N.H., is recalling approximately 15 pounds of lamb products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The products -- a ne...


Apps that can help you with your fall gardening

Let these apps walk you through what to do during each gardening season

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of a new set of gardening to-dos. But if you find it difficult to keep track of what your garden requires from seas...


Credit card debt in second quarter sets record

Study projects total credit card debt will eclipse $1 trillion this year

Consumers went on a credit card spending spree in the second quarter of the year, adding a record $34.4 billion in new debt.Personal finance website Wa...


Are you giving away too much information?

Survey estimates 10 million Americans reveal their Social Security numbers

Scammers are really good at playing head games with their victims, in hopes they will reveal things they shouldn't. Sensitive information can be used to st...


Stock market continues last week's sell-off

Possibility of a Fed rate hike seems to change everything

On Wall Street, the stock market opened moderately lower to start the week, continuing a steep sell-off that began Friday.The reason isn't hard to figu...


Carnival Supermarket recalls ground beef products

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

Carnival Supermarket of Chula Vista, Calif., is recalling approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7....


Goodyear recalls Dunlop SP50 tires

The tire tread may chunk off if driven on with low tire pressure

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recalling 16,757 Dunlop SP50 tires, size P205/70R15 95T, manufactured December 2, 2012, to February 1, 2014. The...


What you can and can't take on an airplane

The FAA wants you to keep your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 out of checked bags

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is just the latest item you shouldn't pack in a checked bag aboard a commercial airline in the U.S.“In light of recent incide...


Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in diesel scandal

Veteran engineer admits he and his co-conspirators lied to federal and state regulators

A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guility today to his role in the Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal and admitted that he and other VW employees continued to lie...


Are you an ITT student stuck with student loans?

Good news. You may be able to walk away from them

It's been a rough week for students at ITT. On Tuesday they learned their school was closing its doors after the U.S. government cut off the flow of federa...


How to avoid a fake shipping scam

Students going back to school should be especially wary of these cons

Photo (c) Wavebreak Media - FotoliaWith September finally here, students across the nation have been making their way back to college campuses. Wheth...


Mondelez bringing Milka Oreo bars to the U.S.

The company failed in its recent bid to acquire Hershey

Spurned in its effort to buy Hershey, candy giant Mondelez will leverage its Oreo brand to drive a wedge into Hershey's share of the U.S. market, bringing...


Iowa cracks down on 'toner pirates'

Iowa AG Tom Miller has sued three companies for conducting an office supply scam

Small businesses and non-profits are frequent targets of scam artists, including “toner pirates,” who trick employees into paying invoices for exorbitantly...


Home equity credit lines on the rise

Homeowners are taking advantage of improving real estate values

Consumers are increasingly tapping into the equity of their homes, suggesting the rise in home values is putting actual money in their pockets.Experian...


Home prices post 6% annual gain in July

Strongest price advances were in the West

Home prices posted solid gains in July on both a year-over-year and month-over-month basisProperty information provider CoreLogic reports its Home Pric...


Nissan recalls Maximas, Muranos and Murano Hybrids

The Anti-Lock Brake actuator pump may allow brake fluid to leak

Nissan North America is recalling 120,329 model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maximas manufactured February 10, 2015, to August 19, 2016 and equipped with Intellig...


Model year 2016 Chrysler 200s recalled

Chassis fastener joints may loosen and fail or fall out, reducing steering and handling capability

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 191 model year 2016 Chrysler 200s manufactured May 24, 2016, to May 25, 2016. Multiple chassis fastener joints t...


Why the Zika virus can cause eye disease

Researchers find the virus living in tears

Much of the coverage on the Zika virus has rightly focused on the devastating impact it can have for pregnant women.Otherwise, the virus has not been c...


Be wary of home testing kits for ovarian cancer

The FDA says the kits being sold are not sensitive enough to be reliable

There are home testing kits for all kinds of medical conditions. Some are better than others and some are no good at all. And that, says the FDA, describes...


Cost of incarceration in the U.S. exceeds $1 trillion annually, study finds

Researchers calculate that every dollar spent on corrections leads to $10 spent in social costs

Annual reports suggest that the U.S. spends around $80 billion every year on correctional facilities and other associated costs. While some consumers may a...


How to keep from overscheduling your child

Kids who are too busy can impact the well-being of the whole family

Whether they do so by choice or at the behest of their parents, kids often sign up for one too many after-school activities. Extra activities such as m...


Have you ever read your credit card agreement?

A study finds these legal documents are over the heads of most consumers

A credit card is like a loan, and when you borrow money, there's usually a long and all-encompassing agreement that goes along with it.Ever read your c...


Flying over the holidays? Book early

Air travel expert predicts demand will limit options and raise fares

Aside from last spring's huge security bottlenecks at some airports and a computer outage or two, airline passengers have had a pretty good 2016.Ticket...


Pagani recalls model year 2014-2016 Huayras

The driver side front air bag may not deploy properly

Pagani Automobili SpA is recalling 32 model year 2014-2016 Huayra vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to July 29, 2016. The driver side front air...


Asher's Chocolates/Lewistown recalls candy products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Asher’s Chocolates/Lewistown, Inc., is recalling multiple chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates and individually wrapped chocolates, et...


Model year 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokees recalled

The seat fasteners on the first or second row seats may be loose

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,824 model year 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokees manufactured July 29, 2013, to February 5, 2016. The seat fasteners on...


iPhone 7 may be lacking a crucial element

The latest in the long line of iPhones was revealed today

First it was Windows 95. Twenty-one years ago, August 24, 1995, lines snaked along city streets as the first mass-market graphical user interface (GUI, pro...


Gun-makers resist Massachusetts safety probe

Glock, Remington file suit to thwart the state's investigation

Guns are sort of like airplanes. Everybody knows they're dangerous so you have to be really careful with them. Likewise, when safety defects are found, the...


Why an irregular heartbeat could mean trouble for your health

Researchers have connected atrial fibrillation to a variety of dangerous health problems

Medical experts have long understood that having an irregular heartbeat meant that a person was at an increased risk of stroke. But a new study found that...


Some Arkansas smokers are in for some cash

Philip Morris agrees to $45 million settlement

If you lived in Arkansas between November 1, 1971 and June 22, 2010, and purchased Marlboro Light or Marlboro Ultra Light cigarettes, you could have some m...


Report says 20% of seafood is mislabeled

Oceana says what you think you're buying may be another fish entirely

When Oceana, an environmental group, tested 25,000 samples of seafood caught around the globe, it said an average of one out of five samples was mislabeled...


How Nordstrom is targeting Millennials

A more youthful social media presence may help replenish its customer base

Nordstrom is harnessing the power of GIFs and emojis in an effort to win over Millennials. The retail chain, which has struggled with sluggish growth in re...


Asthma sufferers may benefit from vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin halved the risk of a severe asthma attack in a study

For the estimated 300 million people who suffer from asthma, a cure can’t come soon enough. While there may not be one yet, researchers have discovered a w...


Mortgage applications post second consecutive gain

Contract interest rates were mixed

Another increase -- the second in a row -- for mortgage applications.The Mortgage Bankers Association reports its weekly survey shows applications edge...


A growth slowdown in the economy's services sector

Eleven of 18 industries reported expansion

Even though the pace slowed, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August for the 79th consecutive month.According to the latest No...


WSB777 half helmets recalled

The helmets may not be strong enough to protect a user in the event of a crash

WSB Inc. is recalling 300 WSB777 half helmets in all sizes manufactured May 1, 2015, to May 2, 2015. The affected helmets may be missing or have in...


All aboard the Swiss chocolate train

There are reasons Swiss chocolate is like no other

If you love trains – and chocolate - a unique experience awaits you in Montreux, Switzerland. Accessible by train or car from Geneva, the Chocolate Train,...


Is your blood pressure too low?

Johns Hopkins researchers say aggressive standards may be damaging the heart

Millions of Americans take medication to lower their blood pressure and combat hypertension. Now, some doctors worry their colleagues are using drugs to dr...


Chrysler recalls Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s, Jeep Renegades, RAM ProMasters, and Fiat 500X vehicles

The transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 412,981 model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees and 2015 Chrysler 200s, Jeep Renegades, RAM ProMasters, and 2016 Fiat 500X v...


SAHN Designs recalls bicycle helmets

The helmets do not meet federal safety standards

SAHN Designs of Vancouver, Canada, is recalling about 3,600 SAHN Classic bicycle helmets solld in the U.S. and Canada. The helmets do not comply wi...


Summit Import recalls Yu Yee brand black pepper powder

The product contains Salmonella

Summit Import Corp. of Jersey City, N.J., is recalling Yu Yee brand black pepper powder because it was found contain Salmonella. No illnesses have...


Pokémon GO doesn't sell users' private info, it tells lawmaker

Users' movements are tracked but the data is 'aggregated' and not sold to third parties, the company said

A lot of companies know an awful lot about us. Among them is Niantic, the publisher of Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game that leads users around by th...


FDA outlaws antibacterial soap

Chemicals in the soaps have not been proven safe and effective

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today banned antibacterial soap, saying manufacturers failed to demonstrate that the products are safe and effective....


UPS raising shipping rates nearly 5%

But most hikes won't take effect until after the holiday season

With more retail transactions moving online, it is up to freight delivery services like United Parcel Service (UPS) to get the merchandise to you. And soon...


Lawsuit says NBA team app eavesdrops on conversations

Complaint claims app takes control of the phones' microphones

As National Basketball Association (NBA) champs in 2015 and runners-up this year, the Golden State Warriors are a very popular team, with thousands of fans...


August jobs creation falls below expectations

The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%

The economy created a disappointing 151,000 jobs in August, short of the 180,000 projected by economists at and well below the 275,000 reporte...


IIHS finds improvement in child seat installation hardware

Most models are now rated good or acceptable

What a difference a year makes.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says it's now a lot easier to secure your child in a late-model vehicl...


Model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runners recalled

The vehicle's accessory exhaust tips may contact people and possibly burn them

Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) is recalling 425 model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runners manufactured September 3, 2009, to December 1, 2014. The ...


Helping kids learn how to read nutrition labels

Teaching kids how to dissect a Nutrition Facts label can lead to a lifetime of healthy habits

Childhood obesity rates have seen a dramatic increase over the past 30 years, and it’s not just genetics that may raise a child’s risk of becoming obese. B...


What to expect at the gas pump over Labor Day weekend

Prices are rising but are significantly lower than last year

Motorists hitting the road for a Labor Day weekend excursion will find rising gasoline prices in most regions of the country, as higher oil prices have the...


A dip in manufacturing in August

The contraction follows five consecutive months of expansion

For the first time in six months, economic activity in the manufacturing sector has contracted.The latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management...


Job cuts down sharply in August

Initial jobless claims ticked a bit higher last week

The number of people who found themselves out of a job was down significantly in August.Outplacement consultancy Challenger, G...


Pending home sales on the rise

Only the Midwest failed to show a gain

A sizable jump in the West helped send pending home sales to their second highest reading in over a decade.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) r...


Hyundai recalls model year 2015 Genesis sedans

The seven-inch TFT-LCD instrument cluster may malfunction

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 3,031 model year 2015 Genesis sedans manufactured February 1, 2015, through May 20, 2015. The vehicles are equip...