Just the latest in a string of such incidents, FAA reports
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It's true that there is an organization for just about everything, but a Bureau of Trampoline Review? That was taking it a bit far. The Federal Trade Commi..
Amazon.com has started processing refunds to consumers whose children ran up in-app charges between November 2011 and May 2016. More than $70 million is at..
If you're on Medicare, you'll be getting a new Medicare card in the next year or two, with one big difference. The new card won't have your Social Security..
If you're planning a summer vacation to Europe, you may need to get a visa for each country you'll be visting. That's because the European Parliament has v..
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling about 28,000 cordless electric lawn mowers.The mower's circuit board can short circuit and catch fire, posing a..
United Airlines faces a $435,000 civil penalty from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly flying a plane "that was not in airworthy condi..
After initially delaying the start date of the Fiduciary Rule for financial advisors, the Labor Department will allow the rule to go into effect June 9 as..
The Tiger Woods case may be the most prominently reported recently, but it's far from the only one involving drivers being arrested or ticketed for driving..
You've probably heard of knee replacement surgery, and you might even know someone who has had a hip replaced. Both are becoming more common as the large B..
Every dog may have its day, but a multi-state class action suit against Wellpet LLC’s pet food products will not go forward after being dismissed in a Chic..
If you or someone you know has survived a heart attack, chances are good that beta blockers were prescribed afterwards to help lower blood pressure and hel..
A car title loan company operating in Massachusetts without a license faces huge losses, while its customers in the Bay State won't have to pay back their..
Back in October, the Education Department finalized rules that were intended to help students discharge their student loan debt if their school was found t..
Leggett & Platt Office Components of Carthage, Mo., is recalling about 49,000 office chairs sold in the U.S. and Canada.Seat slider bolts and push nuts..
Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,204 model year 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat bac..
BrightFarms is recalling packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virg..
Greeting every young shopper who wonders if they can just order a mattress online, one that will arrive in a box somehow small enough to fit through their..
You've been in an accident and it's the other guy's fault. No one is hurt but now you've got to file an insurance claim and get the damage repaired. It sou..
Efforts to repeal all travel restrictions to Cuba are moving forward after a group of U.S. senators reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would once again al..
Air mattresses, or inflatable beds, have become popular in recent years because they aren't expensive and easy to store. They're a nice alternative in a sm..
Current and former officials at the Department of Education are in hot water for making improper payments through its federal student aid programs.In a..
A New Jersey Congressman would like to energize the federal agencies he thinks should be doing more about the problem of fires and explosions caused by lit..
BMW of North America is recalling 45,484 model year 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort..
When medical authorities last year celebrated test results confirming the success of a new Ebola vaccine, the doctors who work on the front lines of the wo..
California Democrats had a harsh message for the group of nurses who crashed their annual convention last week and chanted demands for a single-payer healt..
Previous studies have shown how important sleep is to all consumers’ health, but now researchers are saying it is especially important if you have risk fac..
Over-the-counter drugs aren't always what they claim, according to a $33 million dollar settlement between Johnson & Johnson and a coalition of states. The..
Nearly 15 years ago, health officials set the minimum protein requirement for healthy adults at 0.80 grams per kilogram of body weight, but recent research..
Not too many years ago, everyone assumed that diesel engines poured out more harmful pollutants than gas-powered cars. Then, along came the supposed "clean..
Besides the physical and emotional toll a disease like cancer takes, there is also the financial toll. For example, some drugs used to treat cancer are ext..
Here's some good news for recent college graduates: if you're entering the job market with student loan debt, chances are improving that you can find an em..
Last year, demand for fitness trackers exploded as consumers rushed to stores and online sites to purchase the devices. But while many of them may be great..
In states where they are allowed to, auto insurance companies look at customers' credit scores, taking them into account when setting rates.While it mi..
Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) is recalling 1,325 model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundras and Sequoias accessorized with Southeast Toyota accessory 20-inc..
Hobby Lobby Stores of Oklahoma City, Okla., is recalling about 43,400 Easter and July 4th-themed light-up spinner toys.The battery cover can detach and..
Global Garlic of Miami, Fla., is recalling 227 units of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illness..
Wireless providers will often go to great lengths to attract consumers away from competing networks, and now T-Mobile has upped the ante with a deal aimed..
Millions of consumers will hit the road for the long Memorial Day weekend and will find gasoline just a little more expensive than it was last year.Acc..
If you're like a lot of people, you may find it creepy that Google and other big advertising platforms follow you around the web, monitoring what pages you..
Sales of existing homes fell last month, due party to low supply.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports previously-owned home sales, includ..
When it comes to certain life and death circumstances, hospital patients are often left with little choice when it comes to the care they need to receive. ..
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the attorney general of Florida have shut down a series of debt settlement companies they say were ripping off consu..
Graco Children's Products is recalling 25,494 Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1..
The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert regarding approximately 424 pounds of raw veal impo..
Mortgage applications rose last week, despite a decline in purchase applications.According to the weekly survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Assoc..
As expected, the federal government has filed suit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), accusing it of using software -- so-called "defeat devices" --..
One argument that payday or small dollar lenders like to make is that they fill a critical need. They lend money, they say, to consumers who have an urgent..
Consumers may be aware that seemingly unconnected things can affect the rate you pay for auto insurance.Besides your driving record, companies in most..
No one ever said that legal settlements were a quick process, but after more than three years, 47 states and the District of Columbia will be compensated f..
Have you ever made a purchase or financial decision that you later went on to regret? A new report suggests that if you have, then you’re certainly not alo..
The proposed Trump budget released today would slash many social services, but a bipartisan bill in Congress would increase support for one perpetually und..
It seems that good air quality is a precious commodity these days. In a recent study, researchers were able to identify many major sources of in-home air p..
It sounds great but doesn't always work out that way.The Trump Administration has announced changes to the way student loans are serviced, reducing t..
Like ice wagons, kerosene lamps and apothecaries, individual auto insurance policies may be a thing of the past in a few decades. But until then, insurers..
Consumers have been aware for years that smoking cigarettes can lead to lung cancer. While awareness of the issue has led to declines in overall lung cance..
A new bill awaiting the signature of Texas Governor Greg Abbot could allow ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft a chance to re-enter many cities that they p..
Ford is making its first "over-the-air" software update, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars equipped with Sync 3, its interactive touch-screen s..
Green Chile Food Company of Las Cruces, N.M., is recalling approximately 252,854 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry frozen burritos that may be..
Valley Innovative Services of Pearl, Miss., is recalling approximately 130,071 pounds of Traditions frozen entrées.The products include a non-meat ingr..
Depending on where you live, you can expect to be prescribed varying amounts of opioids for even minor injuries. Experts are now saying that fact is contri..
Live a frenetic lifestyle? Are you a workaholic who rarely takes time off? Do you need to go somewhere that is pleasing to the eye, soothing to the soul, a..
Student loan debt has risen dramatically in recent years, with reports indicating that it has climbed to 10.6% of all U.S. household debt. To help ease the..
For year, holistic medicine had sort of a hippie, New Age connotation, operating on the fringes of traditional medicine. But increasingly, traditional m..
Marijuana is now legal to at least some extent in 44 states but that's not much consolation to the farmers and merchants who grow and sell the stuff. They'..
Four automakers have agreed to pay $553 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of owners of 16 million vehicles that were recalled becaus..
Chemicals that mimic hormones in the body, known as endocrine disruptors because they can confuse and affect the endocrine system, cause irreversible chang..
The GOP plan to trash net neutrality took a big step forward today as the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 along par..
Like a day in traffic court, one case is disposed of while others wait their turn. In this case, it's Volkswagen that has been fined and sent on its way wh..
Last week's massive ransomware attack that seized an estimated 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries demonstrated one thing very clearly -- most of us..
Comcast has been edging into the wireless communications business for quite awhile and now its Xfinity Mobile network is doing a quiet roll-out. The servic..
Previous studies have linked poor air quality in the home to respiratory problems and even kidney failure, but what are the main contributors to in-home ai..
Household debt reached a record high in the first quarter as consumers increased their use of all kinds of credit, but for the most part did a little bette..
Previous studies have shown just how beneficial eating a handful of nuts per day can be to consumers’ health. But a new study shows that doing so may be pa..
A Pittsburgh-area restaurant was issued an official warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last..
Kabob’s Acquisition of Lake City, Ga., is recalling approximately 5,946 pounds of turkey and ham sandwiches. The products include a non-meat ingredient ..
The agrochemical industry says that a class of insect-killing pesticides called neonicotinoids -- neonics for short -- are beneficial for farmers because t..
Binge eating is a widespread food disorder and binge TV viewing is getting to be a problem for the couch potato set. But neither can compete with the origi..
In just about every aspect of life these days, there's a written agreement that contains a lot of fine print few of us ever bother to read.We should. N..
In a bit of reversal from recent years, it looks like Americans are starting to favor independent restaurants and mom-and-pop eateries over big chains. In..
The daily commute to work can often be the low point of many consumers’ day, but a new study suggests that taking advantage of certain modes of transportat..
One of the stigmas that has attached itself to Millennials is that they tend to rely too much on their parents for financial support. But a new study shows..
Bumble Bee buzzed around with other tuna packagers and retailers to keep the price of canned tuna high, according to court documents filed in a U.S. court..
The lithium ion battery has been the key to mobile electronics. It powers all manner of portable devices, from laptops to smartphones -- even cars.But..
Another indication that the housing market is continuing to strengthen.The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index..
Gulf States Toyota is recalling 409 model year 2017 4Runner, 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Pr..
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 16 model year 2015-2016 Honda CR-Vs that recently received a replacement engine.The replacement engine may have b..
Mikawaya is recalling a limited amount of Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream.The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not declared..
Photo (c) AdobeStockThe associations representing America’s doctors, nurses and hospitals have all issued strong condemnations of the American Health..
A 16-year-old South Carolina youth collapsed and died at school last month and the coroner blames his death on the high caffeine content of the drinks he c..
Consumers who are taking canagliflozin to treat their type 2 diabetes are being warned that the drug carries an increased risk of leg and foot amputations...
Companies often talk about reducing their carbon footprint by cutting down on waste, but could all that extra carbon that’s out there actually fuel America..
Consumers are often blasted by spam text messages that are either seeking to sell them something or, even worse, steal their personal information. But in a..
Airlines are under increasing pressure to do something -- anything -- to improve the customer experience. Delta says it may have a way to do that.The a..
Affordability has always been one of the biggest challenges to homeownership, but is especially the case these days, as home prices keep rising.And whi..
Gulf States Toyota is recalling 1,019 model year 2016-2017 4Runners equipped with the TFORCE accessory package.The fasteners for the aftermarket roof r..
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain model year 2017 CR-Vs and Acura RDXs.The certification labels on the vehicles were printed with ink that..
You've found a house you want to buy and jumped through all the many necessary hoops required to get the deal to closing.Among the final details, your..
On Friday, we reported on a global ransomware attack that at the time had affected 45,000 users in 74 countries. T..
For consumers who suffer from health conditions like obesity and high blood pressure, the threat of a heart attack is always a possibility. But what many c..
A revamped BMW 5 series offering good protection in a small overlap front crash helped the series capture the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIH..
You don't have to be a veteran of the 1960s music scene to appreciate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, on the city's Lake Erie waterfront. And..
Chase is coming after American Express' Platinum Card business, and that's potentially good news if you're a homebuyer with a Chase Sapphire card. The reas..
Consumers struggling to pay back student loans have been left in the lurch lately, as the U.S. Education Department and Fannie Mae, among others, roll back..
There’s nothing quite like a good Broadway show or tickets to a live concert, but consumers have found it difficult to secure online tickets recently becau..
As long as there have been bicycles, kids have fallen off them and scraped a knee. But pediatricians suggest the injuries are getting more numerous and mor..
Privacy is a precious commodity in today’s consumer culture, with computer users having to contend with spyware, malware, phishing attempts, and a host of..
It seems you can't turn on a cable TV channel targeting an older demographic without seeing a barrage of commercials for reverse mortgages.These loan p..
The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a Public Health Alert for frozen ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork saus..
Fourth Street Barbecue Inc./ Packing Division is recalling all lot numbers of the Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich.The product may be contamin..
Scrolling through your Facebook News Feed can sometimes feel like it’s hit or miss. Users have often complained that clicking a link on the site can someti..
Throughout history, scientists, inventors, and other innovators have come up with new technologies and processes to make our lives easier and safer. Take f..
This summer, consumers are more likely to take a long weekend trip, perhaps a sign of growing consumer confidence and an improving economy.A survey by..
Add New York to the list of states that are allowing testing of self-driving cars on its roads. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is now accepting applicati..
Barclays Capital will be shelling quite a bit of its own capital -- some $97 million in fees and mutual fund sales charges to about 25,000 of its advisory..
Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats of West Valley, N.Y., is recalling approximately 4,015 pounds of beef patties.The patties contain soy, an allergen not de..
Pinnacle Foods is recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices.The products may be contami..
American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 2,200 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The front passenger seat belt buckl..
One of the most basic rules to keep your online profiles or computer from being hacked is to not open any dubious emails or click on suspicious links. But..
Open any golfing magazine and you'll be hit with an avalanche of ads: golf clothes, golf balls, golf gadgets and -- perhaps the most most expensive item of..
It's become very clear since the financial crisis a decade ago that financial stability is very important in a romantic relationship. Study after study fin..
Companies and researchers have searched for years to find a way to defy the aging process. Theories on how to do this have varied widely, from the use of t..
Chances are the car you drive isn't a 1988 model. If it is, you can stop reading, but if it isn't, pay attention.A class action lawsuit charges that Do..
Yesterday, we reported that Spirit Airlines had taken legal action against its pilots for an alleged slowdown that resulted from a contract dispute. The ai..
Smallbatch Pets of Portland, Ore., is voluntarily recalling two lots of Smallbatch frozen chicken blend for dogs and cats.The product may be contaminat..
“What better way to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?!” the spokeswoman yells at the camera. “Right now, you can get any sized mattress for a twin..
Millions of consumers are victimized each year by scams, large and small. The remarkable thing about these criminal schemes is their longevity. They have b..
Publix and Wegmans aren't much like Trader Joe's but the three grocery chains are American shoppers' favorites, an annual survey finds.Publix and Wegma..
Alarmed by the rapid dismantling of consumer protection measures enacted during the Obama Administration, more than 100 consumer advocates from 36 states a..
Most financially literate consumers know how important it is to have a good credit score. This three-digit rating lets lenders know how likely you are to s..
It’s been a pretty rough stretch for Spirit Airlines over the past week. CNN reports that the company has canceled over 300 flights in the past seven days,..
It probably shouldn't be a surprise that children are attracted to smartphones and tablets. Their size is ideal for small hands.The technology is intui..
Unilever is recalling Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices.While th..
Springs Window Fashions of Middleton, Wisc., is recalling about 61,000 Zeus brand “Freedom Power” lithium AA batteries sold with motorized window coverings..
Nissan North America is recalling 509 model year 2017 Versas and Versa Notes.The ring plate that secures the airbag cushion to the passenger front airb..
Energy drinks have recently risen in popularity on the back of brands like Red Bull and Monster, but researchers have been leery of the beverages for the l..
Just over a year ago, a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million after a jury decided that the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder she used for years caused he..
You're on a road trip, checked into your hotel, but just don't feel like going out to dinner. There's an interesting-looking Thai restaurant not too far aw..
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and naturally many consumers will be scouring the web and pounding the bricks to find a suitable gift that shows they car..
Illinois is suing a Chicago company that is operating what Attorney General Lisa Madigan charges is little more than a pyramid scheme. Wealth Partners Publ..
Instead of shrinking, consumers' choices when it comes to wireless services may be growing. Two huge cable TV companies, Comcast and Charter Communications..
Fannie Mae has recently outlined changes in the way lenders can qualify potential borrowers who have student loan debt.The policy change is designed to..
NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Ill., is recalling its Ellyndale Nutty Infusions Roasted Cashew Butter and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter.The products m..
General Motors is recalling 11,246 model year 2017 Buick LaCrosse vehicles.The rear suspension toe-links may have been incorrectly installed, and, as a..
During the same week that airline executives appeared before Congress to endure lectures about the state of their customer service, a family has come forwa..
Reading before bed is a favorite pastime of many parents with younger children. The activity has several advantages for putting young ones in the right sta..
A Michigan State University (MSU) study, funded by Google, suggests concerns over "fake news" and the influence it might have on democracy, are a bit overs..
Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 305 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles.The vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may no..
Anna was supposed to spend her 50th birthday dancing with friends, not laid up in bed. The Texas grandmother was only..
Warmer weather finally appears to be here to stay in many areas of the country, and consumers will likely take advantage by spending more time outside. But..
If you're a Gmail user and receive an email saying someone you don't know is sharing a Google Doc with you, resist the urge the click on the link. Google s..
To some consumers, gluten has almost become a bad word. Recent dieting trends have taken the lead with promoting gluten-free food products, and even advert..
In recent years, fast food restaurants have gone into a bit of slump. Consumers’ growing preference for fresh and locally sourced foods has generally been..
The giant bunny rabbit Simon was on his way to a life of luxury, shipped from a breeder in the United Kingdom to a would-be exotic..
Dish Network's first quarter earnings report may sum up the problems and opportunities for cable TV providers in the age of cord-cutting.Dish reported..
As it took aim at numerous Obama-era regulations, the Trump Administration in early April declared a 60-day delay on implementation of the Fiduciary Rule...
Airline executives discovered an uncomfortable truth when they appeared Tuesday before a House committee in Washington.Republicans and Democrats in Was..
It looks like Samsung is making progress on its way into the self-driving car market. The Wall Street Journal reports that the South Korean government has..
In recent years, researchers have been trying to determine why allergies in children seem to be on the rise. Some experts have theorized that consumers in..
The American College of Financial Services (ACFS) has released a survey of older Americans that it says raises troubling questions about retirement in Amer..
It's only been a day since members of Congress reamed airline executives and demanded to know why they "hate the American people." Now a report says Americ..
Mindfulness and meditation are concepts that are growing in popularity these days. In two recent studies, researchers found that mindfulness training was e..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 15 model year 2017 E300s and E300 4MATICs.The software for the widescreen instrument cluster may cause the instr..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 168 model year 2013-2014 C250, C300 4MATIC, GLK250 4MATIC BLUETEC and GLK350 vehicles; model year 2013 C250 Coupe, C..
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that consumers have come to rely on the internet. For everything from work to entertainment, there’s an online aspec..
In a recent report, we detailed how many consumers may unknowingly be suffering from inner ear damage that current tests might not pick up on. The conditio..
Former students at schools once operated by Corinthian Colleges may be getting some relief from student loans left over from their days at the failed schoo..
If you’re a consumer who struggles with obesity or being overweight, then one of the first suggestions you’re likely to hear is that you should restrict th..
The aging population basically has two choices. It can move to an assisted living community or stick it out at home. For a growing number of seniors, the c..
If you are approaching retirement, or have already arrived, you may depend on a professional's advice for managing your savings.It's certainly not a ba..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 12,743 model year 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic, C43 AMG, C43 AMG Coupe, C43 AMG Cabrio, C63..
The manufacturing sector expanded in April, as the overall economy grew for the 95th month in a row, according to the nation’s supply executivesThe Man..
This is one of those rare stories that may actually save your life. A new study finds that patients with pancreatic cancer survive longer when they go to a..
Here's a good reason to carefully guard your credit card information. A new report predicts thieves are stepping up their credit card fraud activities...
For consumers who have a fever or simply suffer from general aches and pains, aspirin can be a life-saver for reducing symptoms. But a new study from City..
Depending on how ambitious you want to get, spring cleaning can include everything from cleaning out the garage to vacuuming the blinds. But spring is a..
At this point, consumers are pretty aware of how good walking is for them. Previous research has connected this basic form of exercise to everything from l..
Perhaps one of the trickiest aspects of treating a disease like cancer is that there are so many different varieties. Skin cancer is currently the most com..
Not too long ago, the Washington Post Company owned a very profitable newspaper and an even more profitable for-profit college. The newspaper, of course, w..
If you are trying to sell your home this spring, it's going to be more or less of a chore, depending on where you live.If your house is in Austin, Nash..
Foster Poultry Farms of Farmerville, La., is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties that may contain pieces..
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 8,354 model year 2015 Acura TLX 2WD and 4WD vehicles.The transmission wire harness connections may have insuffici..
Our Local Bounty of Rogue River, Ore., is recalling 312 containers of the Farming Fish brand Organic Basil Pesto with Watercress.The product may be con..