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Gasoline prices near 2017 highs

Rising oil prices may keep gas prices higher than last year, despite the switch to winter grade fuel

Gasoline prices are moving higher at a time when they normally move lower. The summer driving season is over and refineries are producing cheaper winter gr...


Relish Foods recalls frozen tuna loins

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Relish Foods of Culver City, Calif., is recalling frozen Newport brand tuna loins that may be contaminated with Salmonella.The recalled product was sol...


Polaris recalls General ROVs

The steering wheel shaft can shift and detach while in use

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 19,000 General side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The steering wheel shaft c...


Keeping your pet safe on Halloween

Avoid a Halloween scare by following these tips for keeping pets safe and happy

Candy, pet costumes, and increased household commotion that come with Halloween parties or trick-or-treaters can pose a number of potential safety hazards...


Here are the top jobs that attract millennials

A good salary and a balance between work and personal life are key factors for these workers

Young people who are just starting their working lives might be happiest working as a web developer, dental hygienist, or software engineer. Those three pr...


Arctic Cat ROVs recalled

Heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels, posing a fire hazard.

Arctic Cat is recalling about 15,500 Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.Heat from the exhaust can...


Avon Viper Stryke tires recalled

A bulge may develop in the tread or the tread may separate from the tire

Max-Trac Tire is recalling 245 Avon Viper Stryke tires, sizes 120/70R14, 120/70R15, 160/60R14, and 160/60R15, manufactured from January 4, 2015, through Ap...


Uber targets millennials with new credit card

The Uber Visa Card offers generous cash-back incentives and charges no annual fee

After making strong gains among millennials, Uber has introduced a credit card rewarding the kinds of purchases millennials tend to make. The card's cash-b...


Holiday spending expected to increase in 2017

Follow these budgeting and bargain-hunting tips to have a successful holiday season

With the stock market at record highs and the economy posting stronger gains, it's likely consumers will be spending a lot more money this holiday season c...


Popular home improvement projects on a budget

Empire Today surveyed homeowners across the U.S. for 2017 trends

Most people make home renovations because they want a new look, according to a survey by flooring retailer Empire Today.Homeowners who take on home imp...


PlanToys recalls baby gyms

Babies can strangle on the side rope crossbars

PlanToys of Union City, Calif., is recalling about 500 PlanToys baby gyms.Babies can strangle on the baby gym's side rope crossbars.No incidents or...


How to prepare your car for winter weather

Avoid increased insurance rates by making sure your vehicle is ready for harsh conditions

The leaves may have just started to fall, but winter weather will be here before you know it -- and slick, snowy conditions can cause big problems for cars...


The best online shopping sites to treat yourself

Holiday ‘self-gifting’ is on the rise–here’s where to find a gift for yourself

The holidays are traditionally a time to give to others, but there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little gift as you check off your holiday sh...


Fisher-Price recalls infant motion seats

The motor housing can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 65,000 Soothing Motions Seats sold in the U.S., and Canada.The motor housing can overheat, posing...


More than 1 million Ford trucks recalled

The doors may open while the vehicle is being driven

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1,101,107 model year 2015-2017 Ford F-150, and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-750 Super Duty trucks.The d...


Hyundai orders massive Sonata recall

The seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 443,545 model year 2011-2014 Sonata and model year 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles previously repaired under an earlier...


VW recalls more than 200k Audis

The heater wires could overheat or melt

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 216,440 model year 2013-2016 Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles.Contact corrosi...


Spicely Organics recalls organic tarragon

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Spicely Organics of Fremont, Calif., is recalling Organic Tarragon that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.There have been no reports...


Why first-time homebuyers should be shopping now

Trulia report indicates an Autumn price drop that budget shoppers should keep in mind

Spring is typically perceived as peak homebuying season, but a new report from real estate marketplace Trulia suggests now is a better time to look if you...


If you're a rideshare driver, check your insurance

Personal auto policies likely won't cover your rideshare drives, but policy extensions are available

If you've decided to pick up some extra cash driving for Uber, Lyft, or any of the other so-called transportation network companies (TNC), you'll need to r...


Credit card interest rates poised to go higher

Consumers are urged to aggressively pay off balances to avoid accumulating debt

With the economy gaining steam and the stock market ratcheting higher, it’s becoming more likely that the Federal Reserve will raise the federal funds rate...


Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A tires recalled

The tires complete DOT identification markings

Trek Tire is recalling 1,400 Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A tires, size 275/50R21, manufactured between December 1, 2016, and December 7, 2016.The recalled tire...


Dangerous scam targets home buyers at closing

Hackers use a real estate agent's email address to steal buyer's downpayment and closing fees

Buying a home can be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience under the best of circumstances. If you’re nearing closing on a new home, don’t let that stress...


The ZIP codes millennials are devouring

As millennials hit their prime home buying years, certain areas see a big influx

Home prices have surged in Silicon Valley, Denver, and Dallas in recent years, but they aren't the "hottest" real estate markets in America.According t...


Toyota recalls older Siennas

The shift lever could move out of the “Park” position without depressing the brake pedal

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 310,000 model year 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2010 Siennas.Grease inside the shift lever assembly could transf...


How much chocolate is toxic to your pet?

If your pet accidentally eats Halloween candy, here’s how to calculate how much is toxic

Most pet parents know that they shouldn’t feed their pets chocolate, but the number of pet food poisoning cases always tends to spike at the end of October...


Orkin lists America's ‘rattiest’ cities

Learn how you can keep your home pest-free for the coming winter

Cities often compete to make various "top 50 lists," but there probably aren’t many that want to make an appearance on Orkin's Top 50 "Rattiest" Cities in...


Polaris Recalls ACE 325 ROVs

The exhaust header pipe can crack

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 6,300 Polaris ACE 325 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The exhaust header pipe can crac...


Kelley Blue Book names hottest October car deals

Dealers trying to clear the lots of 2017 models offer valuable deals

Consumers who have waited until late in the year to buy a car are in luck. For the rest of October, new car shoppers have some attractive deals to consider...


Macy's to be open on Thanksgiving

Department store chain continuing a move it started in 2014

Getting an early jump on Black Friday shopping, Macy's will reportedly open its doors on Thanksgiving afternoon, continuing a tradition it began in 2014....


BMW recalls X3 Sports Activity Vehicles

The front passenger seat occupant detection mat could malfunction

BMW of North America is recalling 85,302 model year 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles.The front passenger seat o...


New scam targets tax professionals and their clients

Scammers are circulating a fake tax form to get access to annuity and life insurance clients

There's a dangerous new scam the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says can victimize tax professionals and their clients.The agency says scammers are cir...


Consumer prices head higher in September

The increase means a bump in 2018 Social Security benefits

The cost of living moved upward in September, due in large part to rising gasoline costs.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Consume...


Wholesale prices on the rise

The surging cost of gasoline was a huge factor

Wholesale prices pushed higher in August, with rising gasoline costs figuring strongly in the mix.The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports its Prod...


Job openings dip in August

Some individual industries did show healthy increases, though

There were fewer job openings on the last business day of August than there were a month earlier.The Bureau of Labor...


Mortgage applications fall again

The decline is the fourth in as many weeks

Applications for mortgages continue to fall.Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association show applications were down for a fourth consecutive week in the...


BMW recalls F800 GT and F800 R motorcycles

Rear side reflex reflectors may not be properly visible

BMW of North America is recalling 1,478 model year 2014-2016 F800 GT and model year 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles.The rear side reflex reflectors on the...


SRAM recalls bicycle brakes

A rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failure

SRAM of Chicago, Ill., is recalling about 7,000 Avid SD7 bicycle brakes.A rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failu...


Tax on healthcare policies set to resume next year

Senior advocacy group says Medicare Advantage policyholders will take the biggest hit

A tax on health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), suspended by Congress for 2017, is scheduled to resume next year, increasing the co...


Netflix boosts rates on two service plans

It'll cost a little more to Netflix & chill

More people are getting their video entertainment from Netflix and most will pay a little more for it.The streaming service says the price of its stand...


Toys “R” Us recalls infant wiggle balls

The ball’s knobs and back can detach, posing a choking hazard

Toys “R” Us of Wayne, N.J., is recalling about 30,000 Bruin infant wiggle ball toys sold in the U.S. and Canada.The wiggle ball’s rubber knobs and plas...


U.S loses jobs in September

It's the first decline in 7 years

A sharp drop in employment at restaurants and bars contributed to an overall loss of jobs in September.The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports 33,...


H-E-B Meat Plant recalls chicken thighs

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

H-E-B Meat Plant of San Antonio, Texas, is recalling approximately 1,150 pounds of diced chicken thighs.The product contains wheat, an allergen not dec...


Model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles recalled

Transaxle assembly components may wear, leading to a potential short circuit

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 18,000 model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles.A manufacturing issue in the hybrid vehicle transaxle assem...


How to protect yourself from identity theft

The recent Equifax breach may require multiple layers of protection

Equifax's massive data breach, disclosed nearly a month ago, has prompted millions of consumers to consider taking additional measures to guard their ident...


Payday lenders now face tougher requirements

Lenders must make sure the borrower has the means to repay the loan

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finalized a rule requiring lenders to determine whether a borrower has the means to repay the loan....


Study finds vaping could be a lifesaver

Researchers say it could save millions of lives, but only if cigarette smokers make the switch

The problem of making cigarette smoking less lethal has been studied and argued for decades; a new study from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Cent...


Drug company's patent deal draws outrage

Some lawmakers say it will keep generics off the market

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan transferred its patents for the prescription medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, then leased back the rights...


Most popular pet Halloween costumes of 2017

Pumpkin costumes claimed the top spot, followed by hot dogs

Of the nearly 200 million Americans planning to celebrate Halloween this year, 16 percent will dress their dog or cat in a costume. And this Halloween, Fid...


Job growth slows in September

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma account for some of the slowdown

The increase in private sector employment slowed considerably in September from the robust pace of August.According to the ADP National Employment Repo...


GM announces expanded electric car line-up

Carmaker hopes for 20 all-electric models by 2023

General Motors (GM) says it will introduce two new all-electric vehicles in the next 18 months, the first of at least 20 new electric cars it hopes to put...


Home prices post solid gains in August

The increases come even though sales growth has stalled

Home prices posted strong increases on both an annual and monthly basis during August.Property information provider CoreLogic reports its Home Price In...


Prestage Foods recalls ground turkey

The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials

Prestage Foods of St. Pauls, N.C., is recalling approximately 38,475 pounds of fresh ground turkey.The products may be contaminated with extraneous mat...


Equifax ex-CEO to be well-paid in retirement

Richard Smith will reportedly rake in millions as part of his retirement package

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith, who announced his immediate retirement last week in the wake of the company's data breach, will apparently be well-compen...


How to pick a cash-back rewards credit card

Choosing the right card all depends on how you'll use it

Just about every credit card issuer offers a cash-back credit card, and choosing the one that’s right for you is largely decided by how you’ll use the card...


Skip Hop recalls nightlight soothers

The USB wall power adapter can break, posing a shock hazard

Skip Hop of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 151,500 Moonlight & Melodies owl nightlight soothers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The soother’s USB wall...