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GOP making another attempt to overturn Obamacare

After legislative failures, Republican lawmakers are turning to the courts again

After trying and failing twice last year to overturn the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Republican leaders are turning once again to the cou...


Allen Sports recalls folding bicycles

The bike’s frame can break, causing the bicycle to collapse

Allen Sports of Portsmouth, N.H., is recalling about 150 UltraX and Ultra1 folding bicycles.The bike’s frame can break during use causing the bicycle t...


Toyota recalls model year 2017 Tundras

The rear split bench seat may move in a crash

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 8,769 model year 2017 Toyota Tundras.One of the rear split bench seat leg brackets may not have b...


Flu season shows signs of winding down

The number of flu cases has dipped slightly in recent weeks, the CDC says

Health officials say this year’s worse-than-average flu season is finally showing signs of loosening its grip across the U.S. Over the last two weeks,...


Study finds health risks in 'prolonged standing'

The results have prompted researchers to question the growing use of standing desks

A series of studies over the last decade have concluded that too much sitting is as bad as smoking cigarettes, urging office workers to get up on their fee...


FDA study finds no reason to limit Bisphenol A

The latest animal study found the chemical had minimal effect on mice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two-year study into the health effects associated with bisphenol A (BPA), finding litt...


New home sales drop sharply in January

But there may be a silver lining to the government's latest data

Sales of new single family homes plunged 7.8 percent from December to January, dashing hopes that a surge of homebuilding might alleviate a growing housing...


Self-employment expected to triple by 2020

An additional 27 million people could take on work-from-home positions in the next two years, a new report suggests

From saving on commuting costs to enjoying more flexibility, working away from the office has plenty of benefits -- and not just for the self-employed indi...


Gasoline prices take an unexpected tumble

But the surprising break at the gas pump probably won't last

Gasoline prices, which normally rise at this time of year, have gone down in the last week, matching levels that were prevalent a month ago.According t...


AT&T reveals 5G plans for three U.S. cities in 2018

Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be among the first metros to benefit from the high-speed wireless service

AT&T; has pegged Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco as the first of 12 metro areas to receive its new 5G wireless service this year. That trailblazing move makes th...


Uber launches Express Pool in more cities

The service offers lower fares for customers willing to walk and wait

Today, Uber is launching a new spin on its ride-hailing service called Express Pool -- a service for passengers who don’t mind commuting with strangers or...


Toyota Sequoias and Tundras recalled

The vehicles have seat and stability control issues

Toyota Motor North America is recalling approximately 8,800 model year 2017 Tundras and roughly 65,000 model year 2018 Sequoias and Tundras.Model year...


Google reveals flaw in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Microsoft has promised a fix, but the company hasn’t moved quickly enough to make Google happy

Google’s Project Zero -- a team responsible for finding zero-day vulnerabilities -- has uncovered a security flaw in Microsoft’s Edge browser. The flaw all...


Albertsons seeks merger with Rite Aid

The deal follows last year's collapse of the Rite Aid-Walgreens merger

Grocery chain Albertsons and drug retailer Rite Aid have agreed to a merger, greatly expanding the footprint of the struggling pharmacy chain.When Walg...


Most New Yorkers must overspend on housing

A survey shows millennials are the most likely to go over their housing budgets

Housing costs have risen sharply in the last decade, especially in expensive markets like New York City.A new report from StreetEasy, a division of rea...


The long, bizarre history of euthanasia drugs in pet food

Smuckers is the latest but not the first brand to admit that its dog food is contaminated with pentobarbital

Facing a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into whether its dog food is contaminated with a drug that is used to euthanize animals, includin...


Trump supports internet sales tax

Treasury Secretary tells Congress that the administration supports uniform taxation

President Trump supports legislation allowing state and local governments to collect sales tax on all internet purchases.Addressing a hearing of the Ho...


Chrysler recalls model year 2017-2018 RAM trucks

The Brake Transmission Shift Interlock pin may stick in the open position

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 180,462 model year 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, al...


McDonald's promises to slim down its Happy Meal

The menu for children will offer more balanced meals and simplified ingredients

McDonald's has announced an initiative it calls a "commitment to support families" that includes revisions to its Happy Meal menu for children.Fairly o...


West Elm recalls glass tables

The tempered glass top can shatter unexpectedly

West Elm, a division of Williams-Somona, of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 5,400 Jensen rectangular glass top tables.The tempered glass top...


Inflation picked up steam in January

The cost of consumer goods increased above expectations last month

The cost of living rose more than expected last month as consumers had to pay more for food and gasoline.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Con...


Poppin recalls Pitch rolling chairs

The seat plate can break and detach from the seat base

Poppin Inc., of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 2,800 Pitch rolling chairs.The seat plate can break and detach from the seat base, posing a fall haz...


Food stamp recipients could see fresh food replaced with boxes

The Trump administration’s proposed reform of SNAP would drastically change how low-income Americans receive food benefits

In a sweeping reform that is stunningly short on details, the White House is proposing major changes to the way that low-income Americans receive food bene...


Senate report ties drug company money to opioid advocacy

Sen. Claire McCaskill says drug makers paid third party groups millions to serve as pro-opioid advocates

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has released a report tracing payments from major opioid drug maker...


Fitbit announces it will acquire Twine Health

The partnership is the wearable giant’s latest effort to be seen as a serious health care tool

Fitbit has announced that it will acquire Twine Health, an HIPAA-compliant health management platform geared toward people with chronic health conditions....


Mortgage rates moving closer to five percent

One survey suggests buyers won’t be deterred by rising rates

The sudden rise in bond yields that sent Wall Street into a tailspin is also pushing mortgage rates higher and making it more expensive to purchase a home....


Olympics opening ceremony hit by cyber attack

Officials confirm that there was an attack but won’t reveal who was responsible

Olympic officials have confirmed that a cyber attack took place during the 2018 winter games, Reuters reports.PyeongChang organizers say that someone c...


Google raises the security bar for websites

Sites not using HTTPS will be flagged as ‘not secure’ starting this summer

Google ratcheted up the importance it places on security today. The company announced that it will begin marking all non-HTTPS sites as “not secure” in its...


Olymel S.E.C. recalls pork products

The imported products did not undergo federal inspection

Olymel S.E.C./ L.P., of Alberta, Canada, is recalling approximately 4,618 pounds of raw intact pork products.The products were imported from Canada did...


Nissan Juke Nismo RS vehicles recalled

Brake fluid may leak into the brake booster

Nissan North America is recalling 415 model year 2015-2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS vehicles.Due to a problem within the brake master cylinder, brake fluid...


IRS warns sophisticated new tax scam has emerged

The agency is warning tax preparers to increase their cybersecurity

Tax scams are nothing new, but the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) reports a disturbing trend of targeting tax preparers with increasingly sophisticated sc...


Apple puts its iPhone battery fix into play

Customers will also find new emoji, augmented reality, and health record add-ins

In hopes of wiping the egg off its iPhone battery’s face, Apple has unveiled a new “battery health” section in the latest version of system software iOS 11...


FDA says compounds in kratom are opioids

Findings from a new analysis provide evidence that kratom has ‘opioid properties’

In a statement released on Tuesday, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned consumers about kratom, an herbal suppleme...


Tech support scam gets a new wrinkle

In some cases, scammers can actually freeze your Chrome browser

The tech support scam is nothing new, but it continues to take different forms as scammers figure out new ways to...


Best Buy says goodbye to its CD section

Target could be right behind as recorded music makes its biggest shift in decades

Recorded music on compact discs has had a long, fruitful life. It’s been 36 years since Billy Joel’s ‘52nd Street’ became the first commercially-available...


iPhones headed for a chip change in 2018

Apple to drop Qualcomm baseband chips and go exclusively with Intel

While Qualcomm’s chip relationship with the iPhone goes back to 2011, Apple started splitting its baseband chip orders with Intel and Qualcomm when the iPh...


John Deere recalls ZTrak riding mowers

The blades can continue to rotate when the operator leaves the seat

Deere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 3,700 John Deere ZTrak riding mowers sold in the U.S and Canada.The mower’s blades can continue to...


Ram Trucks faces criticism for advertising truck with MLK speech

Fiat is on the defensive after MLK’s daughter said she didn’t approve a 2018 Super Bowl ad that used his sermon as the voice-over

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is facing post-Super Bowl backlash for its advertisement featuring the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.A sermon that King...


Red Lobster makes sustainable seafood commitment

Promises only traceable, sustainable, and responsibly sourced fish are served

Seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster has announced a Seafood with Standards platform, promising to only purchase sustainably-produced fish.There are th...


Public Health Alert issued for CAJUN MAC

The item was produced without undergoing federal inspection

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for about 140 pounds of The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FS...


Starbucks launches its own rewards credit card

But you may need to drink a lot of coffee to justify the $49 annual fee

Starbucks has launched a branded Visa card that will be integrated directly into its Starbucks Rewards loyalty program.Customers using the card, issued...


Economy adds 200,000 jobs in January

Wages recorded the biggest monthly jump since 2009

There was good news in January for people with jobs and those trying to find one.The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the economy added 200,000...


AT&T: first 5G device won't be a smartphone

The company plans to produce a device that will work like a 5G modem

Telecom giant AT&T; is moving ahead with plans to develop its 5G wireless network, but company CEO Randall Stephenson says the first device to connect to t...


Google Flights adds two new features

The app now predicts delays and shows what's included in economy fares

Google has tweaked its Google Flights app, adding predictions about airline flight delays and spelling out more clearly what's included in basic economy fa...


Vornado Air recalls cribside space heaters

The electric heating element may come in contact with the interior plastic materials

Vornado Air of Andover, Kan., is recalling about 5,100 Vornado Sunny CS nursery heaters sold in the U.S. and Canada. A broken motor mount can allow the ...


Rich Products recalls beef meatballs

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Rich Products of Vineland, N.J., is recalling approximately 3,420 pounds of beef meatballs that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.The the...


Toyota recalls Prius and Lexus RX, NX vehicles

The side and curtain shield air bags and/or front air bags may not deploy

Toyota Motor North America is recalling approximately 49,000 model year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, and model year 2015 – 2016 Lexus NX vehicles in t...