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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...


Kids can chat safely on a social network just for kids

What parents will love about this COPPA-compliant messaging platform

Social media networks and children aren’t always the safest combination, but Jet Networks, Inc. wants to change that. The company recently announced the la...


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...


Generation X increasingly worried about retirement

Bad timing has affected members' ability to save

It's only natural that people approaching retirement worry a little about whether they'll be able to get by without a paycheck. Maybe people with a few mil...


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...


Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $41 million and forgo salary during company investigation

While it's a step in the right direction, lawmakers are still not satisfied

It hasn’t been a good month for Wells Fargo. The company found itself in the middle of a scandal after reports revealed that its employees engaged in fraud...


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...


CarbonCounter app lets you see the environmental impact of your car

Low carbon emissions cars aren't as expensive as you might think

Environmentally conscious consumers tend to look for more in a car than horsepower and aesthetic appeal. An increasing number of consumers want to know how...


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,...


How to protect yourself and your pets from rabid wildlife

It's World Rabies Day -- here's how to keep from being infected

Contrary to popular belief, living in a city or urban area doesn’t mean you are protected from the threat of rabid wildlife. According to experts from the...


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...


Actors' ages become protected information in California

A new state law requires content providers to take down age information in some circumstances

Maybe you occasionally find yourself wondering how old your favorite actor is. It's pretty easy to find out. A quick visit to will tell you, thoug...


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...


What costumes will be most popular this Halloween?

From Pokémon Go to the election, pop culture expected to dominate costume choices

As we reported, consumers are predicted to spend $8.4 billion on Halloween purchases this year. Just over three billion of those dollars will be spent on c...


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...


Trump the candidate may win but Trump the brand is losing

Whatever the voters decide, necktie sales may suffer

Who won last night's Clinton-Trump debate? It's up to you to decide, but marketing experts say there's not much debate about how the Trump brand is being a...


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%...


Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles recalled

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Kellogg Company is recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles.The product may be contaminated with Liste...


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...


EpiPen price hearing satisfies few, settles little

Consumer group Public Citizen is not satisfied with the CEO's explanation

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch spent an uncomfortable day this week before a House committee investigating her company's pricing policy for the EpiPen, a life-sa...


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...


AT&T's streaming version of DirecTV to debut later this year

The cost of the data will be included in the service for AT&T Wireless customers

The television universe is being turned inside out and upside down as companies maneuver to adapt to cable-cutting, the potential end of set-top boxes, and...


How the Recession has impacted the Millennial mindset

Millennials are hard workers, but they're risk-averse in their careers

In the wake of the Recession, Millennials continue to face economic challenges that hamper their career hopes. A new survey by EY, a professional servi...


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...


Charter following Comcast into the wireless business

Charter will resell Verizon spectrum and use its own Wi-Fi hotspot network

Cable was a big deal in its day, but wireless is a bigger deal today. Yesterday, Comcast announced it was getting into the wireless business, reselling spe...


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...


Forgoing the fitness tracker may help you lose more weight

Activity monitor users tend to lose less weight, study finds

You may have purchased that step-counting, calorie cognizant activity tracker to aid your weight loss efforts, but it may not be so helpful in the long run...


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...


Yahoo to announce details of massive data breach

The breach may involve the release of information on up to 200 million user accounts

Earlier this summer, Yahoo’s long search for a buyer finally came to an end when Verizon agreed to pay $4.83 billion to acquire it. However, the new owners...


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....


Consumers should be skeptical of 'best prices' provided by Amazon, report says

Items bought directly through Amazon don't include shipping costs, while those purchased from non-affiliated third parties do

In June, we reported that sometimes consumers had to do a little extra work to find the best prices when shopping on Amazon. Researchers from Northeastern...


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...


Why you probably shouldn't be filling up with premium gas

A report from AAA says that doing so is a waste of money for most U.S. drivers

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has released a new report with a simple message for the majority of U.S. drivers:...


With hurricane season underway, what can you do to prepare?

Emergency preparation tips to help you weather any storm

We’ve made it through the first half of hurricane season without a Category 3+ hurricane, but experts say we shouldn’t let our guard down. Conditions a...


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...


Is there an alternative to blood pressure medicine?

Scientists in the UK say a surgical procedure could help many patients

Consumers with high blood pressure spend billions of dollars each year on prescription medication to keep it in check.But what if there were a medical...


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...


Sears closing 64 Kmart stores by Christmas, reports say

The company's liquidity rating was downgraded by Moody's last week

Sears Holdings is closing 64 Kmart stores in 28 states and laying off thousands of emloyees, according to a Business Insider report. The closings will star...


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....


Pipeline break sends gas prices soaring in the Southeast

There were lines at Nashville gas stations over the weekend

Over the weekend, there were lines at gas stations in Tennessee as many stations ran out of fuel. Meanwhile, gasoline prices soared in wide areas of the So...


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...


Polaris Recalls Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles

The heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 42,500 Polaris Ranger 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The heat shield can fall off...


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...


Keep your dog healthy with this end-of-summer grooming checklist

Summertime can be ruff on your dog's coat and skin — here's how to undo the damage

If your dog spent the summer trekking through the woods, swimming in the river, or simply enjoying a bit more time outside than usual, his coat and skin ma...


Sen. Warren wants details of financial crisis investigation

She points out that no banking executives have been held accountable for the 2008 financial crisis

This week marked the eighth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy, an event that triggered the financial crisis of 2008 and very nearly brought do...


FCC fines three carriers $11 million for slamming and cramming

The carriers allegedly violated the agency's truth-in-billing rules

Remember long distance? Back in the day, you had to pay extra to call out of town. Today, of course, nearly every landline phone has unlimited long-distanc...


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...


Exxon accounting practices reportedly under investigation

Company has not written down the value of oil assets, despite big drop in oil prices

New York's attorney general is reportedly looking into Exxon's accounting practices, with potential impact on Exxon Mobil shareholders.New York Attorne...


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...


East Coast could face gas shortage, rising prices

Colonial Pipeline leak taking longer to repair than first estimated

A pipeline leak in Alabama may bring back a bad memory from the late 1970s for consumers on the East Coast – surging gasoline prices and stations that run...


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...


Hey, stop using your Samsung Galaxy Note 7!

The fire danger is real and there are alternatives

On August 19, Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone, a device that won rave reviews.But on September 2, the company confirmed that i...


Bill seeks alarm for kids accidentally left in hot cars

29 children have died so far this year when their parents or caretakers forgot about them

A bill introduced in Congress today aims to reduce the number of children who die each year when they are accidentally left unattended in cars that turn in...


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...


Uber launches four self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Initial reviews, at least from the media, are positive

Today was the big day for both Uber and Pittsburgh. It was the day the ride sharing company introduced some self-driving vehicles to its fleet.While we...

More provides contract workers with $500 limited benefit platform

It represents a big step for independent contractors working in the gig economy

Being an independent contractor in the gig economy can come with its own pros and cons. While many like the flexibility of being able to work where and whe...


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...


How living with an aging relative or boomerang kid could affect your insurance

Multigenerational living is common, but it can be costly without the right coverage

For baby boomers and Gen Xers, the nest may not stay empty for very long. Many adults in their 40s and 50s are now playing the role of caretaker to both th...


Why now is a good time to have your furnace inspected

Here's what a thorough inspection should include

Fall and winter can be taxing times for furnaces. That’s why, even if your furnace seems to be working fine, experts recommend getting it professionally in...


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...


How the growing cybersecurity threat is creating millions of jobs

One study cites a skills gap and a lack of qualified people needed to fill positions

Hackers and cybercriminals keep getting smarter and more sophisticated, making government and private IT professionals scramble to keep up. Perversely, it'...


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...


Wells Fargo feeling the heat over fraudulent transactions by its employees

Senate schedules hearings as bank jettisons its sales goals

Wells Fargo says it is eliminating sales goals as it works to recover consumer confidence after it was ordered to pay nearly $200 million because its emplo...


House passes bill banning gag orders in consumer contracts

The Senate passed a similar version earlier and Obama is expected to sign the final version

If you've been worried about being sued for posting negative comments about a business, your worries may soon be over, courtesy of the U.S. Congress. The H...


Chevy Bolt EV earns EPA-certified range of 238 miles

If true, it would be the first U.S. electric car to have a range over 200 miles

Electric cars are perfect for consumers who want to distance themselves from the up-and-down market for gasoline. But one of the main concerns with these v...


Getting better customer service lately? Thank the internet

Companies want to make you happy before you can tell the world you're not

It's hard to go to a fast food restaurant now without being asked to go to a website and tell the company about your experience. Almost any company with cu...


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...


Millennial couples talk about money on a weekly basis, survey finds

Compared to other generations, Millennials speak more frankly and frequently about finances

When it comes to money matters, Millennials don’t want to keep their partners in the dark. A new survey by TDBank finds that 74% of Millennials discuss fin...


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...


There are more flooded cars on the road than you think

Carfax counts more than 270,000

The devastating floods in Louisiana last month raised alarms about the potential for previously submerged vehicles hitting the used car market. Such concer...


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...


Drug industry turns on itself as drug price pressure mounts

Mylan getting little support from other healthcare players

The pharmaceutical industry is running for cover these days as public complaints about rapid and dramatic price hikes has gotten lawmakers' attention, at b...


BeeRaider releases keyboards with a whole new design

The company says its products are optimized for data entry and typing speed

Tech-savvy consumers around the world are always anticipating the newest advancements that will change how they use a computer. While operating systems and...


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...


GM recalls 3.6 million vehicles with airbag issue

The front airbags may not deploy properly

General Motors is recalling 3,640,162 model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon...


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...


Why you shouldn't judge a car by its EPA highway rating

Consumer groups say the FTC should require car ads to list city and combined ratings too

When you watch a car commercial that advertises the vehicle's EPA mileage rating, are you favorably impressed? Most likely you are.That's because most...


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...


FCC prepares to vote on freeing consumers from cable set-top boxes

A free app would substitute for the expensive and bulky boxes

It's been just about a year since the Federal Communications commission (FCC) took up the issue of set-top boxes, and now it looks like the issue may be se...


Feds fine Wells Fargo $100 million for secretly opening customer accounts

It's the largest penalty the CFPB has ever imposed

Wells Fargo Bank is being fined $100 million because its employees secretly opened unauthorized accounts for bank customers. The Consumer Financial Protect...


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...


Coldwell Banker ranks the 10 most affordable housing markets

If you're willing to relocate, there are affordable homes out there

If you would like to buy a house but happen to work in California's Silicon Valley, you might have trouble, even on a tech company salary.According to...


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...


Acetaminophen no worse than ibuprofen for young children with asthma

Findings of one study go against preconceived notions about the two drugs

Previous studies and reports have stated that acetaminophen could lead to asthma exacerbations, especially in young children. However, a new double-blind,...


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...


Using fans in hot weather increases health risks for seniors

Researchers find that seniors' internal temperature and heart rates were higher when using a fan under extreme heat conditions

Consumers everywhere aren’t shy about cranking up the A/C or turning on fans when the weather gets hot, but could it be negatively affecting older members...


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...


ITT shuts down after feds cut off flow of federal funds

The chain of for-profit technical schools has been on shaky ground for a year or more

ITT Technical Institute has closed its doors at all of its 130 campuses, cutting thousands of students adrift, just two weeks after the U.S. Department of...


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,...


PayPal, MasterCard partnership offers more tap-and-pay options

It also makes MasterCard a payment option within PayPal

PayPal and MasterCard have worked out a deal that they say will benefit consumers, merchants and, of course, themselves. It will make MasterCard a clear pa...


The right way to care for a child with a concussion

What advice are parents following that could actually make symptoms worse?

Playing fields aren’t the only places concussions can happen. In fact, most concussions happen to non-athletes. Car and bicycle accidents, fights, and even...


Too Good To Go app lets users buy restaurant leftovers at a reduced price

The app is currently helping UK users save food and money

Unsold food from restaurants and bakeries typically get thrown away, left to contribute to the estimated 40% of food wasted here in the U.S. Now, a new...


Apps now account for more than half of internet use

Consumers use PCs to go online only 32% of the time

It wasn't that long ago that smartphones, for the most part, didn't exist. Consumers used cell phones for talking and texting.Then, in 2007, Apple intr...


Researchers work towards improved prostate cancer treatment

One new method makes tumors more susceptible to drug treatments

A study conducted by researchers in Germany and Denmark has revealed a new therapeutic target for treating prostate cancer. These experts say that manipula...


Why hotels want you to book directly with them

It can save them up to 30% on the cost of the room

Hotel booking sites have made it easier to book a hotel room in recent years. You simply go online and compare hotels and rates for your particular destina...


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...


Ford recalls Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles

The fuel pump could lose electrical power

Ford Motor Company is recalling77,502 model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost en...


Samsung stops sales of Note 7 over reports of exploding batteries

Company says it will replace every device that has been sold so far

Samsung has confirmed it is recalling its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and will replace every device that has been sold since its introduction on August 19...


Court doesn't buy CashCall's 'tribal model' argument

Loans in 16 states voided by the 'true lender' ruling

A federal district court has ruled that CashCall's "rent-a-bank" strategy does not render it exempt from fair lending laws. The ruling is seen as a major v...


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....


Personal interests and family matter when it comes to picking a career

Employees who pick a career with non-work factors in mind have greater life satisfaction

Picking which career you want to pursue is a big decision with a many different variables to consider. While some people may consider how much money they c...


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...


Average new car sale price tops $34,000 in August

But consumers got plenty of help in the form of incentives

While there was a slight slow down in new car sales in August, there was no let up in the rising price consumers are willing to pay.Kelley Blue Book (K...


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 ...


Supermarkets remain inconsistent in posting food recall notices

Report finds wide variation from one grocery chain to another

Food safety is something consumers contend with several times a day, whether they realize it or...


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...


Adoption center that sold dying dogs gives up all its assets

Court orders assets distributed to animal charity

Consumers now know it is better to rescue a dog than buy one from a pet shop that is fed by puppy mills. Getting a “rescue dog” is viewed as a humane and w...


How our ability to handle stress is determined during childhood

Individuals who grew up without an emotionally responsive caregiver are less able to control their emotions

Have you ever had to take a test or sit in for an interview that you felt utterly unprepared for? That feeling may have been intensified by a friend or col...


Water safety tips for your Labor Day weekend

What to do to make the beach safer for kids

Will you and your family be setting out to enjoy some fun in the sun over the Labor Day weekend? If so, chances are you’d like to make the trip as safe as ...


St. Louis landlords demanded sex for apartments, suit charges

Women were subject to unwanted touching, threats and other advances, the suit alleges

Landlords and tenants have lots of disputes, usually over damage deposits, repairs, and other routine concerns. But in St. Louis, women tenants say they ha...


Amazon, Wells Fargo dissolve their student loan discount progam

The companies offered no explanation for killing off the just-announced plan

No sooner had Amazon and Wells Fargo announced a discounted student loan program than they announced its demise.It was just six weeks ago that the comp...


New app lets you move money across borders with an instant message

Money Messenger will send money to 100 countries

There's a new way to send money to people in other countries.Exchange4free, an Australia-based company offering money transfer, forex, and payment serv...


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...