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FDA wants to change how Imodium is packaged

In limiting doses, the agency hopes to curb abuse of the drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging manufacturers to limit the number of pills that come in each box of Imodium in hopes of stemming misuse an...


Homeownership rate rose in fourth quarter

Millennials bucked the trend of rising prices and declining inventory

A government report shows that despite rising prices and declining available homes, Americans are finding ways to purchase a home of their own.The Cens...


Perdue Foods recalls chicken fritters

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

Perdue Foods of Monterey, Tenn., is recalling approximately 530 pounds of chicken fritters.The product contains eggs, an allergen not declared on the l...


Facebook wants to show users more local news

A new update will highlight more news from local sources

Facebook announced Monday that it’s going to put more local news in users’ news feeds as part of an ongoing campaign to make users “happier.”“Starting...


Trump team considering nationwide 5G network

The move would be designed to help protect the nation’s wireless system from cyber threats

National security officials working in President Donald Trump’s administration are reportedly considering building an ultrafast, nationwide 5G network with...


Consumer savings rates fall to 10-year low

Despite spending and income bumps, one expert warns of a possible recession

Consumers earned a little more in December but spent most of it, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department.Personal income rose 0.4 p...


Panera Bread recalls cream cheese products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Panera Bread is recalling all 2-oz. and 8-oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes.The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocy...


Are you being overcharged for insurance?

Consumer Federation of America says you probably are

When Congress cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent last month, several large companies responded by handing out $1,000 bonuses to all e...


Cryptocurrencies rocked by 'disappearing' NEM

Japanese exchange says it can't find $400 million of the currency

If the wild value fluctuations Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have experienced isn't enough to make investors uneasy, a mishap on a cryptocurrency exch...


American Airlines warns of higher fares

Here's how travelers can help offset rising ticket prices

As it reported better than expected earnings this week, American Airlines told investors it would likely raise fares to offset higher fuel costs.Americ...


NIH releases tools for choosing safe supplements

Two new fact sheets list the effectiveness and safety of many different supplement products

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released two new fact sheets to help consumers determine which dietary supplements are safe and effective.T...


Google gets into hyperlocal news business

Google is rolling out ‘Bulletin,’ a publishing platform that allows anyone to publish local news stories

Will unpaid Google “contributors” replace professional beat reporters? Google is rolling out a publishing platform that encourages anyone to publish a hype...


VTech recalls infant rattles

The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, posing a choking hazard

VTech Electronics North America of Arlington Heights, Ill, is recalling about 280,000 Shake & Sing Elephant rattles.The ears on the elephant rattles ca...


Hyundai recalls Azeras and Sonatas

Water may enter the anti-lock brake module

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 87,854 model year 2006-2011 Hyundai Azeras and model year 2006 Hyundai Sonatas.Water may enter the Anti-lock Brake (...


Toys 'R' Us to close 180 stores

Company executives say the move will help the business reorganize and return to profitability

Toy retailer Toys "R" Us says it will close 180 of its stores in the coming months as it tries to reorganize its business under bankruptcy protection.T...


What consumers can expect from Apple’s iOS 11.3 update

The newest version of the operating system will let users turn off the slowdown feature for older batteries

This spring, iPhone and iPad users will be able to install a new update that will let them opt out of the feature that lets Apple slow down their aging iPh...


McLaren recalls model year 2013 MP4-12Cs

The front passenger airbag inflator may explode

McLaren Automotive Incorporated is recalling 231 model year 2013 MP4-12Cs ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Miss...


Google adds audiobooks to its Play Store

There’s no subscription required, and Google Assistant integration adds some new functionality

Google has announced that it will sell audiobooks on its Play Store. With Google Assistant integration, consumers can have titles read out to them simply b...


Home sales slowed in December

Number of available homes hit a record low

Sales of existing homes dropped 3.6 percent in December, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).But Realtors are quick to point out th...


Mazda recalls model year 2009, 2010 RX-8s

The passenger front airbag inflator could explode

Mazda North American Operations is recalling 607 of the following vehicles: Model year 2010 Mazda RX-8s sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansa...


Mazda6s, CX-7s, and CX-9s recalled

The passenger front airbag inflators could explode

Mazda North American Operations is recalling 70,227 of the following vehicles: Model year 2013 Mazda6s and CX-9s sold, or ever registered in Alabama,...


When a broken car part causes a senseless death

Alexander Brangman is living with the pain of losing his daughter due to a cheaply-designed airbag

When police knocked on his door the night of September 7, 2014, Alexander Brangman assumed it was a noise complaint. He had been wat...


Senate votes to end government shutdown

Passing the bill will fund the government another three weeks

The Senate has voted to approve a short-term spending resolution, effectively ending a government shutdown that began at midnight Friday.The measure, w...


BMW recalls X5 and X6 series vehicles

The passenger front airbag inflators could explode

BMW of North America is recalling 41,808 of the following vehicles:Model year 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M; 2...


Instagram launches new ‘last active’ feature

Here’s how to disable the new feature if you’d rather not have your activity status known

On Thursday, Instagram rolled out a new default feature that allows people you follow or have direct messaged to see when you last used the service.In...


Tesla recalls model year 2013 Model S vehicles

The vehicle's airbag inflator could explode, causing injuries or deaths

Tesla is recalling 17,846 model year 2013 Model S vehicles equipped with certain airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules u...


Hillsdale Furniture recalls bar stools

The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base

Hillsdale Furniture of Louisville, Ky., is recalling about 500 Polston and Collin bar stools.The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base, posing...


Infiniti to go all-electric starting in 2021

The automaker says its vehicles will be 'all-electrified' by 2025

At the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit on Tuesday, Nissan’s CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced that all new Infiniti models launched after 2021 will be...


Hom/Ade Foods recalls frozen biscuits

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Hom/Ade Foods is recalling Mary B’s brand biscuits that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.There has been no illness to date associated wi...


Moving scams still problematic for consumers

Here’s how to make sure you’re working with a professional mover

Moving company imposters dupe thousands of consumers each year, according to experts from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).Moving sca...


Ford recalls model year 2006 Rangers

The driver and passenger side front airbag inflators could explode

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,700 model year 2006 Rangers. Upon deployment of the front airbags, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflators to...


Model year 2018 Nissan Versa Notes recalled

A component of the side airbag curtain inflator may detach during deployment

Nissan North America is recalling 111 model year 2018 Nissan Versa Notes.During deployment of the side curtain airbag, a component of the air bag infla...


Fieldbrook Foods expands cream bars recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation is expanding its earlier recall to include all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars produced in 2017...


Mercedes-Benz recalls AMG GT Roadsters

The passenger front airbag may malfunction

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 10 model year 2017 AMG GTs & AMG GT-C Roadsters, and 2018 AMG GT-S & GT Roadsters equipped with AMG Performance Seat...


Fieldbrook Foods recalls of Orange Cream Bars

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation of Dunkirk, N.Y., is recalling 20 cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Or...


Study cautions against taking acetaminophen while pregnant

New research suggests that common over-the-counter medications may cause language problems in some infants

Taking pain relievers that use acetaminophen as an active ingredient while pregnant can cause language delays in baby girls, a new study published today in...


Credit card rewards expected to improve in 2018

Industry analysts says the competition among lenders is heating up

Consumers applying for a credit card in 2018 will have even more attractive options as the industry's competition for customers shows no signs of letting u...


Toyota expands Takata airbag recall

The airbag inflator could rupture during deployment

Toyota Motor North America is expanding its recall of vehicles with Takata front passenger airbag inflators.The recalled vehicles are equipped with a p...


These were the worst passwords of 2017

Avoiding common cybersecurity pitfalls can help keep your information safe

From data breaches to fraudulent activity, 2017 saw a number of scary threats to consumers’ security. And although 2018 has just begun, two critical cybers...


Credit card debt hits record high in November

Federal Reserve report shows balances eclipsed those from 2008

New data from the Federal Reserve reveals consumers' credit card balances hit a new record high in November.On one hand it signals a more confident con...


Winter driving safety tips for teens

What parents can do to help keep their young driver safe on snowy roads

Consumers throughout much of the East Coast are dealing with harsh winter weather, which can make road conditions hazardous and scary -- especially for you...


Ford recalls model year 2018 Mustangs

The vehicle may roll away in certain circumstances after it has been exited

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2018 Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4" digital instrument cluster.If the ig...


RIP: The regulations that Trump killed in 2017

Large and small, the Trump administration ended hundreds of regulations this year. It is not easy to list all of them, so here are twenty

President Donald Trump claims to have killed an unprecedented amount of regulations, in what he says is a victory for Americans and our freedom. Is it poss...


Forever 21 confirms 2017 data breach

Payment cards may have been compromised at some stores

Retailer Forever 21 has confirmed a payment card data breach it first raised as a possibility in mid-November.The company said it received a report fro...


Tips for getting organized in the New Year

Cut through the clutter by organizing a little each day and donating non-used items

January is National Get Organized Month, and with good reason. ‘Get organized’ is consistently on just about every list of the most popular New Year’s reso...


2017 was the safest year ever for air travel

Expert says safety has been improving for two decades

Air travel might not have been any more pleasant last year, but it was commercial aviation's safest year ever, according to data from the Aviation Safety N...


ACE work boots recalled

The boots were manufactured without the puncture-resistant plate

Shoes for Crews of West Palm Beach, Fla., is recalling about 4,300 pair of ACE Zeus work boots.Although advertised as puncture-resistant, the boots wer...


Home buyers may be on the move in 2018

Rising prices and reduced tax breaks could lead to 'migration'

Home prices closed out 2017 with a 6.2 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest accounting by the S&P; CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices.R...


Brompton folding bicycles recalled

The bicycle’s bottom bracket can break during use

Brompton Bicycle of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 9,700 Folding Brompton bicycles sold in the U.S, and Canada.The bicycle’s bottom bracket can bre...