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EPA sticks with tough 2025 fuel economy standards

Cheap gas has led consumers to buy more SUVs and trucks, thwarting clean-air goals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sticking with its aggressive fuel-economy standards, though for how long no one knows. President-elect Trump's...


New York law creates harsher penalties for users of ticket bots

Lawmakers hope that consumers will no longer have to compete with software when buying tickets

The holiday shopping season officially kicked off this past weekend with Black Friday, and consumers are scrambling to pick up the goods they want. One pop...


What are Millennials looking for in a rental?

Property owners take note: ‘smart’ features are in amongst Millennials

Millennials who don’t have their hearts set on home ownership quite yet may be looking to rent for just a little while longer, and many may be settling int...


OPEC deal sends oil prices soaring

Analysts says prices at the pump likely to rise in the short run

The OPEC oil cartel members, meeting in Vienna, have agreed to production limits in an effort to push the price of oil higher.The markets reacted immed...


Olive oil producers sue Dr. Oz

The complaint was filed in Georgia, using the state's food libel law

Popular TV host Dr. Oz is no stranger to controversy. His health claims and advice have often been challenged, especially when it advocates one particular...


Employers expect to hire fewer people in 2017

But the reason for the lowered expectations isn't clear

Despite a steadily improving economy and a “Trump rally” that has sent Wall Street soaring, America's employers appear to be dialing back their hiring plan...


Job creation rebounds in November

You can thank a surge in the services sector

More jobs in the goods-producing sector disappeared in November, but thanks to a big jump in the number of new positions in the services sector, it was a s...


Overall mortgage applications drop during Thanksgiving week

However, applications for adjustable-rate mortgages were higher

After a strong increase a week earlier, mortgage applications were on the decline last week.The Mortgage Bankers Association reports applications fell...


Key gauge of home prices zooms to new high

Many cities hit post-recession peaks

Home prices in September continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months.According to the S&P; CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Hom...


Autopilot ads should be reined in, consumer group argues

Consumer Watchdog wants rules limiting hype about self-driving cars

Carmakers should be a bit more circumspect in their claims for self-driving cars, a California consumer group thinks. Consumer Watchdog wants the Californi...


Most consumers say they do holiday shopping without a budget

But a holiday budget can help avoid unexpected debt

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, it's a safe bet most consumers have at least started their holiday shopping.But are they followin...


Insurance broker Zenefits gets its wings clipped

California regulators imposed a $7 million settlement for licensing violations

High-flying human resources and insurance start-up Zenefits has been hit with $7 million worth of penalties by California insurance regulators who accused...


A big November bounce in consumer confidence

The results bode well for the holiday shopping season

After posting a modest decline a month earlier, consumer confidence is up strongly in November.According to The Conference Board, its Consumer Confiden...


Improved economic performance for the third quarter

An uptick in consumer spending was a big factor

The government's second look at how the economy was doing in the third quarter is encouraging.According to the Commerce Department, real gross domestic...


Human Touch recalls reclining chairs

The chair’s joystick reclining mechanism can malfunction

Human Touch of California is recalling about 1,100 Perfect Chairs, model PC-610.The chair’s joystick reclining mechanism can malfunction and allow the...


National Steak and Poultry recalls food service ready-to-eat chicken

The products may be undercooked, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens

National Steak and Poultry of Owasso, Okla., is recalling approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products.The products may be undercooked,...


Nick’s of Calvert recalls meatball product

The product contains eggs and milk

Nick’s of Calvert of Prince Frederick, Md., is recalling approximately 305 pounds of ready to eat meatball product.The product contains eggs and milk,...


Credit card late fees may rise in 2017

American Express has already announced it will take advantage of higher federal limits

If you're in the habit of being late with credit card payments, now's the time to resolve to do better in 2017. Starting in January, federal rules allow cr...


A Visit to the White House - follow in the footsteps of our presidents

The occupants change but the White House endures

The most famous address in Washington, D.C. is undoubtedly 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The White House, the iconic symbol of the presidency and part of th...


How mouse allergens found in schools may worsen children's asthma symptoms

Researchers say that schools should focus on reduction strategies to improve health outcomes

If you’re someone who has struggled with asthma for most of your life, then you might remember what it was like having it as a child. Whether it was perfor...


How pediatricians can help when parents divorce

A new report addresses the pediatricians’ role in helping kids cope with the separation

The finalization of a divorce or separation often marks the beginning of a stressful and confusing time for affected children. The emotional impact of divo...


Beware of promises of 'easy money' loans

They're really just repackaged payday loans

To hear all the commercials and spam telephone calls, you would think lenders couldn't wait to make loans to just about anyone, regardless of their credit....


Wells Fargo seeking to use arbitration clause to block lawsuits

The bank claims customers gave up their right to sue when they opened accounts

Wells Fargo faces dozens of lawsuits from angry customers over its fake accounts scandal, but it is reportedly seeking to push those disputes into arbitrat...


Online sales power Black Friday

Overall sales surged, while in-store sales declined

Early indications suggest 2016's holiday sales will outpace initial projections by a wide margin. Sales got off to a red hot pace over the extended Black F...


Hale and Hearty Soups recalls ready-to-eat chicken chili soup

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hale and Hearty Soups of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling approximately 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with List...


General Motors recalls model year 2016 Buick Cascadas

The vehicles may have an incorrect convertible roof control module

General Motors is recalling four model year 2016 Buick Cascadas manufactured December 2, 2015, to February 24, 2016.The vehicles may have had the origi...


Greencore, USA recalls Mediterranean Chicken Hummus” sandwiches made for 7-Eleven

The recall is tied to the Sabra Dipping Company recall

Greencore, USA is recalling Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus sandwiches (UPC 5254858888) manufactured solely for 7-Eleven.Sabra Dipping Company...


Deli sandwiches recalled in Northern California and Nevada

The recall is tied to the Sabra Dipping Company hummus recall

LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions is recalling for the Mediterranean Style Chicken with Hummus sandwiches produced for 7-Eleven stores.The hummus sp...


Model year 2016 Titan Diesel XDs recalled

The fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation

Nissan North America is recalling 12,112 model year 2016 Titan Diesel XDs manufactured August 7, 2015, to September 1, 2016.The vehicles may not have h...


7-Eleven deli sandwiches recalled in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo

The recall is prompted by the Sabra Dipping Company recall

LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions is recalling the 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches the company produces for 7-Eleven stores in the Pittsburgh, Pa...


Chrysler recalls model year 2017 Jeep Wranglers

The fuel tank may have a cracked or broken control valve

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 359 model year 2017 Jeep Wranglers manufactured November 1, 2016, to November 3, 2016.The vehicles may have a fuel t...


Mediterranean Style Chicken With Hummus sandwiches recalled

The recall is prompted by the Sabra Dipping Company recall

LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions is recalling recall 103 units of Mediterranean Style Chicken with Hummus sandwiches.The hummus spread used in the...


Canadian researchers test boots' traction

Only eight percent of 98 sets of footwear tested met minimum slip resistance standards

Ice is no joke in Canada. Hoping to provide Canadian consumers with a little more traction, researchers at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute have developed...


Consumers appear to give Black Friday a strong start

Stores are crowded and online sales surge

It appears that predictions consumers would pass on Black Friday were somewhat exaggerated. Consumers are not only crowding stores looking for bargains, th...


How to stay secure while shopping online

Expert suggests thinking about where you shop and how you pay

Consumers are buying more of everything online, so it shouldn't be a surprise that they are doing more holiday shopping with their mobile devices and PCs....


Researchers develop a potential therapy for concussions

An FDA-approved drug holds promise for reducing swelling and mitigating harmful effects

Concussions are one of the more common, but nevertheless most serious, injuries that consumers can face. This kind of mild traumatic brain injury can occur...


Tests on promising Alzheimer's drug end in disappointment

Ely Lilly will not seek FDA approval for solanezumab

There have been many promising breakthroughs in the field of Alzheimer's disease research, giving hope to millions at risk of the devastating disease.T...


Thanksgiving motorists to find falling gas prices

But prices are still slightly higher than last year

According to AAA, more than 43 million Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday. When they stop to fuel up, they'll find relatively cheap pric...


Why this Black Friday will be different from all others

There are a lot more deals and more time to buy them

The year was 2008. The financial markets had just crashed. The consumer zeal to find a limited Black Friday bargain was at its peak.At a Walmart store...


An October dip in new home sales

Sales prices were mixed while inventories rose

Single-family sales slipped last month after rebounding in September from their August decline.The Commerce Department reports sales were down 1.9% to...


House prices modest gain in third quarter

Jobless claims were on the rise last week

The price of houses across the U.S. continued to gain in value during the third quarter.The Federal Housing Finance Age...


Mortgage applications rebound

Contract interest rates rose to their highest levels in nearly a year

Mortgage applications surged last week following a sharp decline the week before.According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), applications rose...


Omni Custom Meats recalls roasted chicken quarters

The product contains soy, an allergen not declared on the label

Omni Custom Meats of Bowling Green, Ky., is recalling approximately 191,695 pounds of marinated roasted chicken quarters.The product contains soy, an a...


Taylor Farms recalls vegetable products containing Sabra products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The recall by Sabra Dipping of select hummus products has prompted Taylor Farms to recall products containing Sabra's recalled products.There are conce...


BRP recalls side-by-side off-road vehicles

The vehicle can lose steering control, posing a crash hazard

BRP U.S. of Sturtevant, Wis., is recalling about 2,380 side-by-side off-road vehicles.The steering rack and pinion assembly can have an improper amount...


Holiday food deals to take advantage of this season

Prices on many items will hit rock bottom during November and December

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers can snag a bargain. During the months of November and December, grocery stores lower the prices on items that are...


Facebook Internet drone had a rough landing

The test flight of Aquila was hailed as a success despite 'substantial' damage

Facebook and the Wright Brothers have a lot in common: their initial flights didn't end too well."A sudden dart when out about 100 feet from the end of...


What you should and shouldn't buy on Black Friday

Not everything is cheaper on the big day

The big day is almost here. Friday is the official kickoff to the 2016 holiday shopping season.But it's almost anti-climactic since retailers have been...


Existing-home sales rise to highest level in nearly a decade

Prices were higher as well

Sales of previously-owned homes rose in October for the second month in a row and are now at their highest level since February 2007.The National Assoc...


Wayne Farms recalls ready-to-eat chicken breast products

Due to undercooking, bacterial pathogens may survive in the products

Wayne Farms of Oakwood, Ga., is recalling approximately 4,059 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products.Due to undercooking, bacterial pathogens may surv...


Stop! Don't wash your turkey!

You're going to cook it, so it's not necessary to give it a bath first

If you take a good look at the living conditions of the average American turkey, chances are you'll want to grab your Thanksgiving bird and give it a good...


Strikes at O'Hare and other airports postponed until after the holidays

Workers didn't want to complicate fliers' travel plans

Last week, we reported that hundreds of low-wage workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago were poised to go on strike this week. Nearly 2,000 emp...


Safety tips to consider before buying holiday gifts for children

How to tell if the toy you're considering purchasing is right for the little one on your list

Will you be shopping for children this holiday season? If so, it’s important to make sure that the gifts you purchase are both safe and appropriate for the...


Exploding turkeys a seasonal hazard

Frozen turkeys and hot oil don't mix very well

We associate some holidays with certain risks -- fireworks on the 4th of July, heavy traffic on Memorial Day, and so forth. And now Thanksgiving has its ve...


Deck the halls -- and all that jazz

Companies say they plan to spend more on holiday parties this year

Is the company you work throwing a holiday party this year? If so, chances are it'll be better than last year's.Challenger, Gray & Christmas says its a...


Feds reverse course, increase oversight of Wells Fargo

Office of Comptroller of the Currency must approve any senior leadership changes

A federal regulator has revoked its earlier position and will increase its oversight of Wells Fargo, adding to the fallout from the bank's fake accounts sc...


Countdown to Black Friday is underway

Here are some last minute tips for finding bargains

Coming up at the end of the week is the official kickoff to the 2016 holiday shopping season. But chances are consumers have already done some of their sho...


Three good hotel rewards credit cards

The Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express tops the list

Not all travel rewards credit cards are alike. In addition to the variety of perks they offer, they tend to also reward different kinds of travel.An ai...


Symantec acquiring LifeLock for $2.3 billion

Deal helps Symantec expand beyond computer software products

A major software security firm is buying a leading identify theft prevention service. Symantec, which produces Norton anti-virus software, is acquiring Lif...


La Quercia recalls dried pork products

The products are insufficiently dehydrated, which could lead to an outgrowth of harmful bacteria

La Quercia of Norwalk, Iowa, is recalling approximately 932 pounds of cured, dried pork loin products.The products are insufficiently dehydrated, which...


Morty Pride Meats recalls pork barbeque products

The products contain soy, an allergen not declared on the label

Morty Pride Meats of Fayetteville, N.C., is recalling approximately 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque products.The products were produced with Worcesters...


Model year 2016 Dodge Darts recalled

The windshield wiper circuit may fail

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 53,155 model year 2016 Dodge Darts manufactured April 13, 2015, to June 7, 2016.Due to voltage spikes caused by a pr...


Sabra recalls various hummus products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling numerous hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016.There are concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identi...


Postcard from the Amalfi Coast

The scenery and culture can take your breath away, but you might want to hold it while traveling

What’s it like to travel the beautiful Amalfi Coast? Exhilarating and thrilling are words that come to mind.Located along the southern coast of Italy,...


DraftKings and FanDuel agree to merge

Companies say it will save money, better serve players

The two largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) enterprises, DraftKings and FanDuel, have agreed to merge. The transaction is expected to close next year, the c...


Rating retailers on eliminating chemicals

Walmart rated highest, Amazon rated lowest

A report by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, an advocacy group, rates major retailers on steps they have taken to eliminate toxic chemicals from the produ...


NFL agrees to stop setting ticket price floors

Settlement with New York ends a practice that had driven up ticket prices

The National Football League has agreed to end a mandatory ticket price floor policy that had driven up ticket prices for fans. The agreement is the result...


Survey: One in 25 motorists drive while drowsy

Highways in the cental U.S. see the most sleep-related fatalities

“Asleep at the wheel” is an old expression to suggest that someone isn't paying attention. But all too often it literally happens on the nation's highways,...


Study raises new health questions about teen use of e-cigarettes

Researchers link e-cigarettes to persistent cough

Health officials have always been worried about teen smoking. Getting hooked on nicotine early in life makes it harder to quit later on and can lead to hea...


McDonald's outlines plans to modernize

Ordering kiosks, mobile payments, and table service part of the future

McDonald's executives have outlined sweeping changes planned for the fast food franchise, designed to reduce staffing needs while streamlining and moderniz...


This year, Amazon introduces 'voice shopping'

With Black Friday a week away, Amazon looks for a new wrinkle

With Black Friday just a week away, retailers are beginning to add to the build-up. After rolling out a number of pre-Black Friday deals, Amazon is introdu...


Spoiler Alert aims to reduce food waste by recycling surplus food

The startup finds uses for leftover food by facilitating connections between companies

Here in the U.S., an estimated 40% of food goes uneaten. Now, a new startup called Spoiler Alert is making strides toward mitigating the problem of food wa...


Seasonal jobs are still available

We have some tips to aid you in your job search

With Black Friday just a week away, you might think it's too late to look for a seasonal job. However, Challenger, Gray & Christmas (CG&C;) says you'd be w...


Model year 2016 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled

The vehicles may leak fuel

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 30,183 model year 2016 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equ...


Skidders Footwear recalls children’s shoes

Rivets on the shoes have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard

Skidders Footwear of New York is recalling about 5,500 pairs of children’s shoes.The rivets on the shoes have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard....


Marine Agrifuture recalls Kahuku Ogo, Robusta Ogo and Kahuku Sea Asparagus

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Marine Agrifuture of Kahuku, Hawaii, is recalling its Kahuku Ogo, “Robusta Ogo” and "Kahuku Sea Asparagus.The products may be contaminated with Salmone...


General Motors recalls Cadillac XT5s and GMC Acadias

The vehicles may leak brake fluid

General Motors is recalling 1,844 model year 2017 Cadillac XT5s manufactured April 16, 2016, to May 9, 2016, and 2017 GMC Acadias manufactured April 19, 20...


Pipeline magnate has close ties with Texas institutions

Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, wields an outsized influence in local and national politics

Earlier this month, nearly 100 people gathered in Texas’ state capital to demand that a billionaire oil pipeline operator resign from his post on the Texas...


GOP to FCC: Take the rest of the term off

Do nothing complex or controversial, the agency is told

It's not Jan. 20, 2017 yet and Barack Obama is still president of the United States, but Republican senators want the Federal Communications Commission to...


The 10 most dangerous toys of 2016

Child safety group WATCH says there are hidden dangers in some of the year's most popular toys

In an effort to keep parents from unknowingly purchasing a toy that could harm their child, the child safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH)...


What's your automotive IQ?

Unless you're a Baby Boomer living in the south, it might not be that high

In your father's or grandfather's generation, consumers prided themselves on being able to perform simple – and not so simple – maintenance on their cars....


Retailer group rebels against Visa network

Claims new EMV terminals steer debit purchases to more expensive network

The nation's retailers appear to be renewing their feud with credit card companies over the fees they charge for processing credit and debit purchases....


A home-building explosion in October

The future also shows promise

It's almost as if you could hear the hammering and earth-moving without let-up last month.Figures released by the Commerce Department show construction...


Rising gasoline prices push October consumer prices higher

Initial jobless claims fall to lowest level since '73

Gasoline prices shot higher last month, bringing with them the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI).The  Department of La...


No change in builder confidence in November

Future sales expectations are lower, though

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes remained at its second highest level of the year in November. The National Associa...


IIHS: Most child booster seats do a fine job

That doesn't mean there aren't problems, though

Child seat manufacturers have finally gotten the hang of it.Out of 53 new models evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, (IIHS) 48 ear...


4C Foods recalls grated cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

4C Foods Corp. is recalling 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated Cheese brands due to possible Salmonella contamination.No illnes...


Is ALDI about to take on Whole Foods?

The chain's anti-pesticide move in Europe increases speculation

ALDI may be best known among U.S. grocery shoppers for its discount pricing. It doesn't bag your groceries and doesn't even provide bags.You pay a 25 c...


How to protect your devices from hackers

In the age of the 'Internet of Things,' security is a top priority

Late last month, a massive denial-of-service (DoS) attack shut down access to many popular sites like Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter. The way that hackers ma...


Why you should consider giving experiences instead of stuff this holiday season

Experiences spark gratitude in a way that possessions don't, research shows

Gratitude is a powerful feeling that has the ability to shift your entire perspective. Research has found that gratitude can increase well-being and bring...


How multitasking can make you a worse shopper

Researchers find that certain kinds of multitasking make consumers less able to complete a shopping task

It’s not uncommon to see shoppers at a grocery store or mall on their phones, either trying to stay connected or complete some other errand. But can this k...


Amazon says its offering '35 days of deals'

Releases free app to help keep track of them

Increasingly, consumers are able to find attractive deals on holiday gift items without fighting the crowds on Black FridayThen again, the way things a...


New United fare limits carry-on bags

Passengers flying Basic Economy won't have access to the overhead bins

Since airlines began tacking on fees for checked bags, airline passengers have tried to carry as much of their luggage as possible into the cabin of the ai...


Inflation on the wholesale level unchanged in October

While goods prices were on the rise, the cost of services declined

Wholesale prices, or what the Labor Department calls the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand, held steady in October for the second time in three m...


Mortgage applications plunge as contact interest rates soar

Some rates are at their highest level since early 2016

Applications for mortgages have now fallen for a fourth consecutive week.Data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) show applications were...


Flight cancellations hit all-time low in September

No tarmac delays were reported during the month

Airlines canceled a miniscule 0.3% of their scheduled domestic flights in September.According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), that's the low...


Ashby's Sterling Peanut Butter Landslide Ice Cream recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

House of Flavors of Ludington, Mich., is recalling its Ashby’s Sterling Peanut Butter Landslide Ice Cream.The product may be contaminated with Listeria...


Wind developers expect more of the same under President Trump

The renewable industry isn't expecting more tax breaks, but they are optimistic that they will keep what exists.

The mainstream media conveniently ignores that President-elect Donald Trump cares about birds. “The [Obama] administration fast-tracked wind projects that...


Post-election uproar seems to be dampening holiday shopping spirit

About the only businesses reporting an upsurge are food delivery

For months, we couldn't wait for the presidential campaign to be over. Now it's over and the country seems to be coming apart at the seams. Angry Democrats...


Tips on soothing teething pain without pain relievers

Experts say parents can ease their baby's pain without teething tablets, gels, or pain relievers

Recently, the FDA warned against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels. These products, the agency said, can pose a health risk to children. Con...


How many web pages are there? Google estimates 130 trillion

To avoid being swallowed up, sites are developing more personalized advertising

There used to be an awful lot of fish in the sea. There aren't so many anymore but, if it's any comfort, there are about 130 trillion web pages, according...


Start of new TSA Pre-Check program hits a bump in the road

The agency will postpone hiring private vendors that perform background checks

Back in May, we reported how consumers were becoming increasingly frustrated with airport security delays. Lines in some of the nation’s prominent hubs see...


Why your spouse's stress could make you gain weight

Older adults gain weight when their partner is stressed, study finds

Having the ability to read your spouse’s mood can be a good thing. When partners can sense that something is weighing on the mind of their loved one, they...


Retailers press court challenge to American Express rules

Want freedom to steer consumers to card with lower fees

The Retail Litigation Center and the National Retail Federation say stores that accept American Express cards must abide by the American Express' rules....


Green coffee pitchman faces $30 million judgment

The FTC said fake news sites were used to promote the supposed weight loss supplement

Fake news websites have been getting a lot of attention following the no-holds-barred presidential campaign, but they have a long history of being used to...


Some Black Friday deals may look familiar

If you think you've seen these doorbusters before, maybe you have

With Black Friday just days away, shoppers may get a sense of deja vu as they scan the ad slicks for bargains. They may see some of the same deals they saw...


Gas prices drop, but are just getting back to normal

Speculators' hopes that OPEC can reduce the oil glut are fading

Consumers have seen gasoline prices drop sharply in the last week, falling more in some states than in others. But in point of fact, prices are just gettin...


Gas station traffic paces October advance in retail sales

In fact, the increase was fairly broad-based

Retailers enjoyed a good October following an even better September. The Commerce Department reports retail sales last month were up 0.8%, or $465.9 bil...


Weight Watchers recalls Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Weight Watchers is recalling approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.The products...


Cedar Crest Specialties recalls various ice cream flavors

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Cedar Crest Specialties is recalling the following Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and Pirate's Bounty ice cream flavors: Prod...


Hammerhead Off-Road recalls fun-karts

The fuel tank can crack and cause the fuel to leak out

Hammerhead Off-Road of Flower Mound, Texas, is recalling about 9,900 fun-karts.The fuel tank can crack and cause the fuel to leak out, posing a fire ha...


Schnuck Markets recalls ready-to-eat chicken breast products

The products may be undercooked resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens

Schnuck Markets of O’Fallon, Mo., is recalling approximately 62 pounds of ready-to-eat grilled chicken products.The products may be undercooked resulti...


American Apparel bankrupt, again

It is selling most of its assets to Gildan Activewear

American Apparel is bankrupt again, less than a year after it emerged from an earlier bankruptcy...


When your offer should be precise, and when it shouldn't

Knowing when to use the right negotiating tactic pays off, researcher says

When David Loschelder was a graduate student in Germany, he needed to rent a bicycle for a month and thus, had to negotiate with the bicycle's owner.He...


Samsung moves into automotive technology with purchase of Harman

The $8 billion cash purchase makes Samsung a major player in automotive electronics

Samsung, badly burned by a rash of fires in its smartphones and appliances, is buying audio equipment manufacturer Harman International, a major supplier t...


Why many home buyers regret their choice of lender

In a J.D. Power survey, 21% expressed buyer's remorse

Getting through the home mortgage approval process is a lot trickier than it once was, and it turns out a large number of homebuyers who successfully make...


Chocolate Shoppe expands ice cream recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company of Madison, Wis, is expanding it's earlier recall of select ice cream products.The products were made with a chocola...


Auto safety crusader Clarence Ditlow dies

For decades, he fought for safer cars and tighter regulation

Auto safety crusader Clarence Ditlow has died. For decades, he headed the Washington-based Center for Auto Safety, a group that exposed some of the most da...


Don't miss the charm of local markets

Exploring local markets can be one of the most rewarding parts of travel

Cours Saleya Market, Nice, FranceOn my first visit to Amsterdam, I took the train to Haarlem to see the Frans Hals Museum. As I exited the station, I...


Consumers battered by financial crisis getting their credit back

It's been seven years since many of these people lost their homes to foreclosure

It takes seven years for a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy to come off a consumer's credit report.Since the height of the foreclosure tsunami wa...


Smoking linked to 40% of U.S. cancer diagnoses

Meanwhile, the number of smokers continues to fall

Since the 1964 Surgeon General's report that linked cigarette smoking to cancer, we have known of tobacco's corrosive effects on health.But just how co...


Agave Dream recalls several flavors of ice creams

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Agave Dream is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint-sized containers.The products may...


ISB Food Group recalls two varieties of L.A.

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

ISB Food Group is recalling L.A. Creamery Honeycomb ice cream and L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel ice cream.The items were produced in a co-packing facili...


Drug companies enjoy 2016 election victories

Republicans to lower drug costs? Pharma companies aren't convinced

Few things unite Americans like rage against price-gouging pharmaceutical companies. But that growing sentiment had little effect on the drug industry’s co...


Trump's 'drain-the-swamp' promise takes a back seat to reality

Washington is full of lobbyists and influence-peddlers. Good thing too

President-Elect Donald J. Trump made a lot of promises during his campaign, one of the most notable being his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D....


Nintendo to halt production of the Wii-U soon

Releases of the Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Edition should keep fans happy, though

Nintendo is a name that’s easily recognizable by gamers and non-gamers alike. Throughout its history, the company has produced some of the world’s premiere...


FTC revises its used car information sticker

The sticker provides information about warranties, airbags, and other essentials

Buying a used car used to be pretty much an act of faith. But federal regulations adopted over the years have made more information available to consumers,...


Black Friday sales begin today for Walmart

Users of the company's app can take advantage of several deals

For an event whose name suggests a one-day connection, Black Friday seems to start earlier and last longer every year. Retailers are eager to move product...


Here's a sneak peek at Black Friday ad slicks

Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Sears, and Kmart have all tipped their hands

For consumers planning to get up early and hit the stores on Black Friday, here's a way to plan your morning. A shopping website, has p...


Blacks, Hispanics still lag in conventional mortgage approval

But Zillow reports both groups are closing the gap

Housing data collected by the federal government shows African American and Hispanic borrowers still have a harder time qualifying for a conventional mortg...


Economy: Completed foreclosures, jobless claims down

Serious mortgage delinquencies were lower as well

Another month of declines in both completed foreclosures and the foreclosure inventory.Property information provider CoreLogic repo...


Flavor Trade expands recall of beef products

The products did not undergo federal inspection

Flavor Trade of Kansas City, Mo., is expanding its original recall of beef jerky products that were produced without undergoing federal inspection and used...


Volvo recalls vehicles with seat belt buckle issue

The front passenger seat belt buckle may separate from the seat belt bracket

Volvo Car USA is recalling 74,027 model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles manufa...


Klement's Sausage Company recalls beef and sausage products

The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials

Klement’s Sausage Company of Milwaukee, Wis., is recalling approximately 1,689 pounds of beef and pork products that may be contaminated with extraneous ma...


Trump brand saved by election win

Damage to the brand has evaporated with Trump's upset victory

In the depths of the presidential campaign, marketing analysts said that Trump the candidate was doing a lot of damage to Trump the brand and that Donald T...


Four cities approve tax on sugary soda

Anti-obesity advocates go four-for-four on election day

If you ask voters, putting an extra tax on sugar-sweetened soda seems like a good idea. It was on the ballot Tuesday in four cities, and voters in all four...


Business interests try to read the Trump tea leaves

Trade restrictions, immigration policy, media regulations eyed on Wall Street and beyond

Donald Trump's victory at the polls has business interests wishing they had a crystal ball that would tell them which of Trump's campaign promises he actua...


And the winner is ... marijuana

California, three other states legalize recreational use of the weed

As the smoke cleared from Tuesday's election, marijuana emerged the winner. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada passed measures making t...


Vaping in teens leads to heavier smoking patterns, study finds

Researchers link the habit with increased cigarette smoking, prompting health concerns

The popularity of e-cigarettes continues to rise for teens across the U.S. Middle and high school students are glorifying habits like vaping, and many stil...


October retail hiring down from a year ago

However, other industries are adding workers

Ahhh...the best laid plans and all that.Even though many major retailers said they planned on expanding their workforces this Christmas shopping season...


Mortgage applications down for third straight week

Contract interest rates were mixed

Another decline -- the third in a row -- for mortgage applications.The weekly mortgage applications survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Associatio...


Country Home Products recalls leaf and lawn vacuums

The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover

Country Home Products of Vergennes, Vt., is recalling about 3,900 Pro leaf and lawn vacuums.The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, po...


MTR Sambar Powder recalled due to possible health risk

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

SHRI SHIVA Foods is recalling MTR Sambar Powder which may be contaminated with Salmonella.No illnesses have been reported.The product, packed in 20...


Lawmakers push for antitrust probe of EpiPen maker

Senate Judiciary Committee wants an FTC investigation

High drug prices may not be a partisan issue. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have joined their Democratic colleagues in asking the Federal T...


Apps to help parents get through the holidays

Having these apps in your back pocket can help keep your family organized

With the holidays just around the corner, there may be a few parties or family gatherings in your future. If you’re a parent, you’ll likely be facing many...


No more free ride for new Tesla owners

The electric automaker will start charging for charging

It's said that there's no such thing as a free lunch, and for new Tesla owners, there will no longer be free supercharging. In this case, "supercharging" r...


How Vine may survive after all

Twitter is reportedly reviewing bids from other companies to buy the app

Last month, Twitter seemed to be in a bit of frenzy to cut costs. It laid off 9% of its workforce and announced plans to axe its mobile video app, Vine....


Three good smartphones for a bargain price

Most smartphones now cost over $600, but there are cheaper alternatives

Priced a new smartphone lately? It's definitely a different world since carriers have stopped subsidizing the cost of devices if you signed a two-year cont...


Are consumers suffering from Black Friday burnout?

Survey finds more consumers 'hate' it than 'love' it.

We've heard for years that Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and that consumers eagerly look forward to participating. But really? Do pe...


Hiring slows in September amid static job opening situation

Net hiring over the past year is higher

Even though there was little change in the number of job openings during September, there were fewer people added to payrolls than in August.The Labor...


55+ housing market shows continued strength

The market has grown for the last ten quarters

The market for 55+ housing continued to perk along in the third quarter.According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), its 55+ Housing...


OSI Industries recalls chicken products

The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials

OSI Industries of Fort Atkinson, Wis., is recalling approximately 21,403 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials....


Model year 2016 Chevy Malibus recalled

The fabric of the side-impact airbag cushion may tear during deployment

General Motors is recalling 18 model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibus manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016.The fabric of the side-impact airbag c...


Chrysler recalls Jeep Cherokees with airbag inflator issue

The air bag may not inflate properly

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 88 model year 2017 Jeep Cherokees manufactured October 13, 2016, to October 17, 2016.Improper welds on the driver's...


Feds warn of gift card scam

Callers demand immediate payment of phony debts, suggest using gift cards to pay

The phone rings and the caller identifies himself as a police official. Your grandson has been caught texting while driving and needs $500 to get out of ja...


Dish Network, citing viewership data, predicts Clinton win

Company says it knows the shows Democrats and Republicans watch

You may have thought FBI Director James Comey's surprise announcement over the weekend that the Hillary Clinton email probe is closed again was the big fac...


Five easy household budgeting tips

To effectively save money, just take baby steps

For families and individuals living paycheck-to-paycheck, saving money for the future, or for an emergency fund, might seem out of the question. But by dev...


Ford recalls model year 2015-2017 Mustangs

A hose may separate from the engine oil cooler tube assembly causing an oil leak

Ford Motor Company is recalling 6,582 model year 2015-2017 Mustangs manufactured February 24, 2015, to August 30, 2016.A hose may separate from the eng...


OLMA-XXI recalls two smoked fish products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

OLMA-XXI of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Premium Norwegian Sliced Smoked Salmon and Turbot, Butterfish, Smoked, Sliced Salmon.The product may be contam...


Model year 2016 Toyota Highlanders recalled

The brake fluid level sensor may not detect the brake fluid level

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 7,056 model year 2016 Highlanders manufactured May 26, 2016, to September 16, 2016.The brake flui...


Journaling your travels -- the best way to preserve your memories

Details fade from memory quickly, but a journal can help you retain them

On our first European trip we bought a travel diary and my husband and I took turns chronicling our days. One night we had such an extraordinary dinner, we...


Is the future of driving going to really be that different?

So far, the evidence is scarce

If you believe everything you read lately, the auto industry is about to shrink. Millennials won't buy cars, but will share them through car-sharing arrang...


Mercedes-Benz recalls various GLE Class vehicles

The low beam headlights may not be adjusted properly

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 2,215 model year 2016-2017 GLE 300d 4MATIC, GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC, and GLE 400 4MATIC vehicles manufactured Octobe...


Flavor Trade recalls beef jerky products

The products did not undergo federal inspection

Flavor Trade of Kansas City, Mo., is recalling approximately 113 pounds of beef jerky products that did not undergo federal inspection and used the USDA ma...


Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners recalled

The fuel delivery module may crack, causing a fuel leak.

Ford Motor Company is recalling 329,265 model year 2010-2012 Ford Escapes manufactured February 26, 2009, to April 29, 2012, and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariners...


Running Trainer recalls bicycles

The pedals can detach from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard

Running Trainer of Australia is recalling about 245 Bionic Runner bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.The pedals can detach from the bicycle, posing a...


Rankings for the best and worst U.S. airports

Phoenix ranks as the best, while La Guardia comes in last

Experienced air travelers know which airports they like and which ones to stay away from. Unfortunately, for those of us who don’t fly as much, bad service...


Feds designate routes with alternative fuel stations

It's intended to make it easier to travel longer distances in electric, propane, and hydrogen cars

Having an electric car is fine, but you need to plug it in once in awhile. A new federal program aims to make it a little bit easier to find a charging sta...


Deer pose special road hazard in November

'Deer season' takes on a whole different meaning for motorists

If you are driving through stretches of wooded areas this month, keep a sharp lookout for deer. A survey by State Farm Insurance shows this month tops the...


Thanksgiving air travel projected to rise 2.5%

But airlines are confident they can handle the extra passengers

If you are traveling by air this Thanksgiving weekend, hopefully you have booked your flight by now.If not, you may not only have a hard time making co...


Federal, state authorities sue New York debt collectors

Defendants allegedly ran roughshod over consumers' rights

There are several ways debt collectors can step over the line when they try to collect money from consumers. A lawsuit claims Buffalo, N.Y. debt collectors...


Retailers already rolling out holiday shopping deals

Amazon opens a Black Friday Store with daily deals

As they did last year, retailers are getting an early start on Black Friday deals, rolling them out early to snag consumers' dollars before some other stor...


AC Creamery recalls Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

AC Creamery of Anaheim, Calif., is recalling its 16-oz. packages of Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes....


Trek recalls Farley bicycles

The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard

Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 2,900 Farley bicycles and framesets sold in the U.S. and Canada.The fork can separate from th...


Keyless ignitions a big time-saver for car thieves

The keyless ignitions are also causing a growing number of road-service calls, AAA reports

Those keyless ignitions found in many newer cars certainly are handy, and not just for car owners. They're a real time-saver for car thieves as well, accor...


How daily fantasy sports critics may have made it stronger

It appears FanDuel and DraftKings are poised to merge

As daily fantasy sports (DFS) became incredibly popular and profitable, two DFS enterprises, FanDuel and DraftKings, emerged as the biggest players.In...


Pipeline disruption in Southeast may be short-lived

Region likely to be spared rising fuel prices

Monday's explosion at a Colonial Pipeline facility in Alabama was a much worse mishap than the leak that occurred there in early September. The explosion k...


Feds sue DirecTV for Dodgers black-out

LA fans were incensed that they missed Vin Scully's last season

The U.S. Justice Department is suing DirecTV, alleging it unlawfully exchanged confidential information with three competitors in deciding whether to carry...


How being fit can help you handle stress at work

A study shows that workers who are in shape are better able to handle the health risks posed by stress in the workplace

It just makes sense that getting your exercise and staying in shape would have positive benefits for your health. But a new study suggests that it also mig...


Comment period for truck speed limiter proposal extended

Truckers are outspoken in their opposition to the measure

Federal regulators a few months ago proposed putting devices on heavy trucks and buses that would keep them from going faster than a predetermined speed. I...


Budget-friendly places to travel over the holidays

San Jose, Costa Rica topped Kayak's list of affordable international destinations

It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday travel plans. To help you figure out where to go, Kayak delved into its database of flight and hotel sea...


Voters more concerned about drug prices than Obamacare

Survey finds 74% say making drugs affordable should be top priority

The presidential campaign has largely ignored healthcare issues except for endless wrangling over Obamacare, and a n...


The long-term impact of overspending on kids' holiday gifts

One survey finds that many parents draw from their retirement funds in an effort to check off their child's wish list

From pre-ordering the year’s most wanted toy to making sure Santa has been informed of every item on their child’s wish list, parents often do everything t...


Job growth slows in October

The goods-producing sector actually suffered a decline

Due partly to the loss of jobs in the goods-producing sector, the economy produced fewer private payroll positions in October than it did the month before....


Volvo succeeds in fixing all 16,000 recalled trucks

It's the first time anyone can remember a safety recall campaign being 100% effective

Cars and trucks are recalled nearly every day for defects ranging from incorrect tire pressure stickers to defective airbags and dangerous steering and bra...


Wells Fargo's PR nightmare continues

The bank is fighting to put its fake accounts scandal in the rearview mirror

The revelation that Wells Fargo had phonied up checking and credit card accounts for customers, in a bid to inflate sales numbers, was bad enough. It cost...


Another pipeline accident may send Southeast gas prices soaring

Incident occurred on the same pipeline at nearly the same location

Consumers in the Southeast U.S. had better brace for another spike in gasoline prices. Colonial Pipeline, which supplies gas stations in the region, has su...


Toyota reveals plans for a keyless ride-sharing service

Users of ride-sharing service Getaround will be able to unlock and use vehicles using their smartphones

Ride-sharing has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, and many carmakers are looking for more ways to get in on the action. This past Frid...


Facebook friend requests may predict longer lifespan, study finds

Research suggests that people who receive the most friend requests may live longer than people who send requests

Logging too many hours online may negatively impact your health and happiness, but a new study finds that some Facebook users may be poised to live longer....


Manufacturing sector picks up steam in October

Ten of 18 industries reported growth last month

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector of the economy grew in October at a rate that was slightly faster than the preceding month, as the overall ec...


September sees another increase in home prices

Advances are seen continuing into 2017

Home prices across the country -- including distressed sales -- posted a year-over-year increase of 6.3%, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI)...


Fox Factory recalls mountain bike shock absorbers

The bicycle’s rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture

Fox Factory of Watsonville, Calif., is recalling about 6,100 mountain bike rear shock absorbers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The bicycle’s rear shock a...


IKEA SNIGLAR cribs recalled

The slats may detach from the top or bottom rail, creating a gap

IKEA Canada is recalling about 175 IKEA SNIGLAR cribs.The slats may detach from the top or bottom rail, creating a gap. If this occurs a child can beco...