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Bitcoin's value surges past $10,000

The digital currency has increased its value 940 percent in 2017

The value of a single Bitcoin has moved past the $10,000 mark, representing a staggering 940 percent increase since the start of the year.Market analys...


Banks are paying more for your deposits

But does it pay to give them your money?

Rising Treasury bond yields over the last three months and increases in lending are pressuring banks to pay a higher interest rate on deposits, giving cons...


Arctic Cat ROVs with winches recalled

The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat

Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn., is recalling about 3,400 Arctic Cat ROVs with winches and winch accessory kits sold in the U.S. and Canada.The...


Picking the best gift card this holiday season

Giving a gift card can guarantee that the recipient gets something they want

Online student loan marketplace LendEDU has ranked the best gift cards, pointing out the attributes that make one gift card a better choice than another....


Bush Hog recalls riding lawn mowers

The mower blade can separate from the spindle

Bush Hog of Selma, Ala., is recalling about 500 Bush Hog HDE riding lawn mowers.The mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration haza...


Texas Natural Meats recalls beef tongue

The products may be contaminated with specified risk materials

Texas Natural Meats of Lott, Texas, is recalling approximately 116 pounds of beef tongue that may be contaminated with specified risk materials.There h...


The 10 most dangerous toys of 2017

Consumer group says holiday shoppers should avoid buying these toys

Ahead of the holidays, consumer safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has issued its annual list of the most dangerous toys.WATCH says t...


Tips for keeping holiday waste down

Focusing on energy-efficiency and waste reduction can help you have a greener holiday

The holiday season is an especially wasteful time of year for most households, but you can do your part to avoid this by keeping the planet in mind while d...


Tips for having a harmonious Thanksgiving dinner

Avoiding hot-button issues and keeping things light can help everyone enjoy the holiday

Thanksgiving is a time for family members to come together, but sometimes holiday reunions can be a recipe for conflict.The stress of travel, longstand...


Ford recalls model year 2018 F-150s

Moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication

Ford Motor Company is recalling 12,429 model year 2018 F-150s equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever.Quic...


Model year 2016-2017 Nissan Rogues recalled

The recliner joints on the lower seat frame for the rear seats may not be welded properly

Nissan North America is recalling 4,883 model year 2016-2017 Nissan Rogues.The recliner joints on the lower seat frame for the rear seats may have impr...


Strategies for avoiding holiday weight gain

Steering clear of unhealthy eating at parties is key, experts say

Amid an endless string of holiday parties and food-filled celebrations, it can be all too easy to veer off course with regard to diet and nutrition. But in...


FCC will reportedly roll back Net Neutrality next month

Experts say the move will undo ‘basic protections’ put in place for consumers’ best interest

Published reports say the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to roll back Net Neutrality rules that were put in place by the Obama Administratio...


Preparing your home for holiday visitors

A few simple ways to get your home guest-ready

A record number of consumers are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you’re not among those who will be traveling, you may have we...


Forever 21 investigating possible card hack

Company not sure which stores might have been affected

If you used a credit or debit card at Forever 21 between March and October, your card's information may have been compromised.The fashion retailer, a f...


Yorgo Foods recalls Hommus and Baba Ghannouj

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Yorgo Foods of Manchester N.H., is recalling certain Hommus and Baba Ghannouj varieties that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illness...


Home prices are back at housing bubble levels

However, consumers should be safe because of a healthier housing market

Home prices have returned to the lofty levels they reached 10 years ago, just before the market crashed in a wave of foreclosures. But today's housing mark...


Volkswagen recalls Tiguan LWB vehicles

The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,509 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles.The back-up lights in the taillight ass...


Preventing winter health issues for your dog

Keep these extra issues in mind to keep your pup healthy in cold weather

While it’s important to pay close attention to your dog’s overall health year-round, a few extra precautions are necessary during the winter months. Fr...


Beware of phishing scams this holiday season

Consumers need to prioritize cyber security over snagging the best deals

The holidays are a busy time for buying gifts and other items, but unfortunately it’s also a time when consumers need to be on the lookout for potential sc...


Nature’s Touch recalls green beans

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods of Front Royal, Va., is recalling Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans.The product may be contaminated with...


Black Friday arrives early this weekend

Discounts pander to Thanksgiving prep and growing cohort of online shoppers

Some major retailers aren't waiting another two weeks to unveil their Black Friday deals, offering special pricing on many popular products this weekend....


Thanksgiving foods that are toxic to pets

Tips for creating a pet-friendly Thanksgiving menu

Most pet owners love to sneak their pooch a table scrap or two on Thanksgiving, but pet experts say it’s critical to make sure you know which Thanksgiving...


Rucker’s recalls Dark Chocolate Peanuts

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

Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co. of Bridgeport, Ill., is recalling Uncle Buck’s and Family Choice Dark Chocolate Peanuts.The products contain milk, a...


C class Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled

The driveshaft could fail, resulting in a loss propulsion

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 2,098 model year 2015-2016 C63 AMG, model year 2015-2017 C63S and model year 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio...


Freedom Debt Relief faces federal lawsuit

CFPB claims the company has deceived customers

Federal regulators have sued debt settlement service provider Freedom Debt Relief for what it considers deceptive business practices. The Consumer Fina...


Haig’s Delicacies recalls Taboule Salad

The product may be contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7

Haig’s Delicacies of Hayward, Calif., is recalling 342 cases of Taboule Salad that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157...


Norco recalls children’s bicycles

The cranks can bend or break during use, posing a fall hazard

Norco Bicycles of Canada is recalling about 1,800 children’s bicycles with Samox cranksets sold in the U.S. and Canada.The cranks can bend or break dur...


iPhone X performs poorly in durability tests

Third party reviewers find high-tech features easily compromised, expensive to fix

Third party durability tests on the new iPhone X indicate the device is exceptionally fragile, potentially rendering some cutting-edge features unusable....


Holiday road trips may cost travelers more

Certain U.S. regions hit hard with rising gas prices

The price of gasoline moved sharply higher in the last week, driven primarily by supply problems in the Midwest and a new gas tax in California.The AAA...


YouTube Kids app gets key updates

The update includes customizable profiles for kids, better parental controls, and more

YouTube has revamped its YouTube Kids app to include enhanced parental controls and age-tailored kid profiles, among other features. These changes enco...


Food and music draw travelers to Memphis

From Graceland to civil rights attractions, the city has plenty to offer visitors

Memphis, Tennessee draws visitors from around the world for two things -- its Southern cuisine and rich music heritage.On the banks of the Mississippi...


Why we like to be scared at the movies

Expert says horror films tend to reflect the scariest aspects of each era

Hollywood had a dismal summer at the box office, with Daily Variety declaring it the worst in over a decade. Then at the end of the season, a horror film b...


Millennials shop healthier, spend more

New research sheds light on where millennials shop and what they buy

Health and nutrition are important to millennials, and it’s apparent in their grocery shopping habits.Compared to older generations, those born between...


The best floors for your pet and your home

Experts recommend avoiding carpet and most types of hardwood

When it comes to flooring, some materials can withstand pet-related wear and tear better than others. But choosing durable flooring doesn’t have to mean sa...


BrightFarms recalls produce products

The products may be contaminated with E. coli

BrightFarms is recalling various packaged produce products.The products may be contaminated with E. coli.The following salad products were sold at...


What is net neutrality and why is it important?

Weakening protections may change how you access and pay for the internet

The future of net neutrality is as murky as the term’s actual meaning for most internet users, but with potential changes on the horizon, it’s a critical t...


One in five renters struggle to pay the rent

Apartment List study finds increase in evictions, renters struggling to keep their homes

Despite an improving economy, a new report from online rental marketplace Apartment List finds one in five renters have not been able to pay their full ren...