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Walmart reportedly in talks to buy Humana

The deal could continue a trend of consolidation in the healthcare industry

The nation's largest retailer is reportedly in talks to acquire one of the nation's largest healthcare providers.The Wall Street Journal reports Walmar...


Tamarack recalls Eclipse Kratom

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Tamarack Inc., of Roy, Utah, is recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.No illnesses have been rep...


Boeing is the latest to be hit by WannaCry ransomware

The attack is a reminder that Microsoft Windows users should double-check their system

Boeing Company’s computer system was struck by the WannaCry computer virus on Wednesday. The company’s worst fear was that crucial aircraft production equi...


Toyota recalls model year 2018 Camrys

The engine could lose power and stop running

Toyota Motor North America is recalling 1,730 model year 2018 Camrys.The vehicle’s engine may be equipped with pistons from a particular production per...


Arizona suspends Uber's driverless car tests

Governor Ducey ordered the cars off the street after viewing video of the recent fatal crash

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has ordered an indefinite suspension of Uber's public road testing of driverless cars. The decision comes in the wake of a fata...


Driver says BMW’s self-closing doors severed his thumb

The automaker faces another suit that says the feature lacks proper sensors and safeguards

BMW’s “soft close automatic doors” were introduced in 2002 and billed as a luxury feature for drivers trying to step out of tight parking spaces. It works...


Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to legalize cannabis (but not weed)

A bill introduced by the Senate majority leader would legalize hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis crop

Whether he knows it or not, U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is fighting to legalize a cannabis crop that bears a striking physical resem...


BMW sued for allegedly cheating emissions tests

The lawsuit claims BMW dodged emissions standards by equipping vehicles with defeat devices

BMW has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for allegedly cheating emissions tests on diesel vehicles, including its X5 and 330d models. The lawsuit,...


Waymo and Jaguar to launch luxury self-driving SUV

The company will test in Arizona despite Uber’s recent publicity crisis in the state

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car arm, has announced that it plans to turn the new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV into a self-driving luxury taxi. The joint...


Walmart expands its use of shelf-scanning robots

The move is designed to up inventory efficiency and allow company workers more customer-facing time

Walmart’s beta test of shelf-scanning robots have gone so well that the big box retailer is broadening the initiative to 50 stores in four states, accordin...


Twitter announces a ban on cryptocurrency ads

The social media platform says the decision will help keep users safe

Today, Twitter announced that it will be joining the likes of Facebook and Google in banning advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICO) and token sale...


Remington files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Despite financial and legal difficulties, the company plans to keep making guns

Remington Outdoor Co, one of the oldest and largest gun and ammunition manufacturers in the country, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.The...


Feds seek permanent ban against telemarketer

The FTC has stepped up its efforts to deflect unwanted calls to consumers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking a court order to prevent Alliance Security, a home security firm, from using telemarketing to sell products a...


Briggs & Stratton recalls riding mowers

The mowers can unintentionally mow when being driven in reverse

Briggs & Stratton of Wauwatosa, Wis., is recalling about 18,300 Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson riding mowers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The r...


AT&T/Time Warner merger trial opens in Washington

The Trump administration is seeking to block the two media companies from joining forces

Lawyers representing the U.S. Justice Department and AT&T; faced off in federal court in Washington on Thursday as the government attempts to block the com...


Facebook CEO goes public on data sale scandal

The social media company is trying to get in front of backlash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg has made a public statement in response to the controversy over one of its partner's illegal sale of Facebook data to a third...


Congress poised to pass $1.3 trillion budget

The measure would avert a government shutdown at midnight on Friday

In a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, lawmakers in Washington have proposed a $1.3 trillion budget bill that would fund the government through Septembe...


Honda recalls model year 2014-2016 Odysseys

An issue with a seat walk-in release lever could increase the injury risk

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 254,568 model year 2014-2016 Honda Odysseys.The second row outboard seats have a lever to fold the seatback and s...


Ford Focus and Fusion vehicles recalled

The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,357 model year 2015-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission, and model...


Whole Foods shares Prime loyalty program details

The grocer met with suppliers to address concerns over the Amazon acquisition

Whole Foods met with some of its suppliers earlier this week to share details of its new affinity program and assure its suppliers that the Amazon acquisit...


International Harvest recalls raw coconut

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

International Harvest of Mount Vernon, N.Y., is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut.The product may be conta...


Louis Garneau recalls bicycle helmets

The helmets do not comply with federal impact requirements

Louis Garneau USA of Derby, Vt., is recalling about 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the U.S. and Canada.The helmets do not comply with the impact require...


Claire’s files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Despite the decision, the company says it is continuing to grow and is safe from online retailers

Claire’s has announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company says it plans to pursue a financial restructuring to eliminate a “substanti...


Uber in self-driving mode kills pedestrian, Arizona police say

Arizona’s governor welcomed Uber to the state in 2016, after Uber refused to comply with California laws over self-driving cars

An Uber car hit and killed a woman this weekend while it was in “autonomous” mode, according to police in Tempe, Arizona. Uber confirmed in an announcement...


Twitter may soon ban ads for cryptocurrency products

Reports suggest the social media giant will join the fray to protect consumers from fraudulent and manipulative pitches

Recent reports suggest that Twitter may decide to block ads for cryptocurrency exchanges, initial coin offerings (ICO), cryptocurrency wallets, and crypto...


Fed likely to raise interest rates this week

The decision will boost rates on credit cards and home equity loans

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meets this week and is widely expected to boost a key interest rate by 0.25 percent.The Fed meeting, the firs...


Nissan recalls model year 2018 Nissan 370Zs

The driver's side curtain airbag may have been installed incorrectly

Nissan North America is recalling 22 model year 2018 Nissan 370Zs.The driver's side curtain airbag may have been installed incorrectly during productio...


Spotify stocks to start trading April 3

The company acknowledges that trading could start off on a volatile foot

Following its decision to file for IPO in a non-traditional public listing, Spotify announced that its stock will start trading directly to consumers on Ap...


Court strikes down proposed fiduciary rule

Justices say the Obama Labor Department exceeded its authority in drafting it

A federal appeals court has driven the final nail in the coffin of the fiduciary rule, an Obama Administration proposal designed to protect investors and r...


PDX Aromatics recalls kratom powder

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

PDX Aromatics of Portland, Ore., doing business as Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is recalling kratom-containing powder products.The...


Toys 'R' Us closing its U.S. stores

The company was unable to find a buyer or restructure its massive debt

Bankrupt toy retailer Toys "R" Us is closing all of its U.S. stores after last ditch efforts to restructure its debt failed.The company has announced i...


iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy

The company has spent years dealing with massive debt

iHeartMedia Inc., the parent company of iHeartRadio, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after years of struggling with $20 billion worth of debt. The...


Taxpayers vulnerable to new phishing scams

A report shows scammers are impersonating legitimate tax prep websites

Tax season means phishing scammers are out in force, trying to steal consumers' identities and cheat them out of their tax refunds.DomainTools, a threa...


Amazon recalls portable power banks

The power bank’s battery can overheat and ignite

Amazon of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 260,000 AmazonBasics portable power banks.The power bank’s battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire an...


Former Equifax CIO faces insider trading charges

The former executive allegedly sold $1 million in shares just before the Equifax data breach was announced

A former Equifax executive has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with selling nearly $1 million worth of shares before the compa...


Start-up company unveils new self-flying taxi

The aircraft won’t require a pilot, or pilot’s license, to operate

Google founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page has debuted his new autonomous flying taxi, Cora. The pilotless, fully electric flying taxi is made by Page’s ne...


Walmart expands home delivery to 800 stores

The retailer is upping the ante in its race with Amazon and Target

The grocery delivery wars are heating up.Walmart has fired the latest shot, announcing that it will expand its fledgling grocery delivery service from...


Redbarn expands dog chew recall

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Redbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, Calif., is expanding its earlier recall of dog chews to include all lots of the product.The products may be contami...


Yahoo users can sue over data breaches

A California judge ruled against Yahoo’s attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed

A federal judge has ruled that most of a lawsuit concerning Yahoo’s data breach, which exposed the personal information of all of its 3 billion users, can...


Cost of living slows in February

Gasoline and rents kept inflation in check

The cost of living rose in February, but not as much as in January. Lower gasoline prices and moderating rents helped keep inflation in check.The Labor...


Tucker’s Pork-Bison Box recalled

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Raw Basics of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is recalling 540-lbs. of 5lb. Tuckers Pork-Bison Boxes.The pet product may be contaminated with Salmonella.No...


Robocalls surge 24 percent in February

Two government agencies plan events to help stop them

Consumers were bombarded with nearly 2.75 million robocalls in February, up 24 percent over February 2017, according to YouMail, a visual voicemail service...


Cigna to buy Express Scripts for $67 billion

The companies say the merger will give more options to consumers and reduce costs

Health insurance provider Cigna has announced it is acquiring pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts for $67 billion, continuing the trend of consolidat...


Model year 2011 Hyundai Sonatas recalled

The front airbags, seat belt pretensioners and side airbags may not deploy

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 154,753 model year 2011 Sonatas. In the event of a crash, the airbag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing th...


BlackBerry sues Facebook over patent infringement

The company claims Facebook uses services that are based on BlackBerry’s patented technology

BlackBerry Limited is suing Facebook over patent infringement, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in California.In the lengthy 117-p...


FDA approves 23andMe test to evaluate cancer risk

The test can report on genetic risk for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer, but there are limitations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared 23andMe to launch a direct-to-consumer DNA test for gene mutations connected to various forms of ca...


New HIV drug wins FDA approval

Trogarzo is for patients who are running out of options

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat HIV patients who have not responded to other therapies and who have limited treatme...


Sensenig Turkey Farm recalls turkey sausage

The product contains wheat and soy, allergens not declared on the label

Sensenig Turkey Farm of Lititz, Pa., is recalling approximately 1,925 pounds of turkey sausage.The product contains wheat and soy, allergens not declar...


Walmart is launching its own line of meal kits

​The company is hoping to compete with Amazon and meal kit providers for shoppers’ dollars

Walmart announced Monday that it will roll out its meal kit service to as many as 2,000 stores nationwide this year, following an initial test in some of i...


Amazon says it will no longer sell Nest products

Removing the line of smart home products is the latest development in the war between Amazon and Google

Nest products are expected to disappear from Amazon once the site’s current stock runs out, according to a report from Business Insider.  Amazon’s...


Model year 2018 Toyota Siennas recalled

The 10-spoke alloy wheels may crack after an impact

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 55 model year 2018 Toyota Siennas built with a specific lot of 10-spoke alloy wheels from one product...


The Weekly Hack: Beware of Equifax and aliens

Identity thieves can use the Equifax breach to steal social security benefits and leave victims with the bill, but does it even matter if the entire planet is under attack?

Sure, you never technically asked Equifax to monitor your personal data, but credit checks are a necessary step to securing a home, a loan, or a job. But n...


Your odds of accidentally dying are getting worse

The National Safety Council cites increases in drug abuse, car accidents, and falls

Better nutrition and breakthroughs in healthcare mean Americans are living longer. But at the same time, your chances of dying in an accident have never be...


Southwest ends its $5 happy hour deal

Southwest says its drink prices are still competitive, but consumers who must drink mid-flight have a cheaper option

Southwest Airlines’ “$5 Happy Hour, every hour” is no more. The U.S.-based airline, which has long offered some of the cheapest prices on cocktail and beer...


Wells Fargo financial advisors may be under scrutiny

Whistleblowers say the bank often made decisions in its own best interest rather than doing what was best for the client

Wells Fargo may not be out of the regulatory woods just yet.Whistleblowers within the bank's Wealth Advisory Division, called Wells Fargo Advisors, rep...


Facebook expands its Jobs listing tool

Consumers from more than 40 countries can now use it to find local jobs

Facebook has announced that it’s expanding the Jobs section of its site to 40 more countries, including Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain....


SEC launches an investigation into cryptocurrency ICOs

Initial coin offerings are a boom, and the agency wants to know what’s real and what’s not

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to take a deep dive into the cryptocurrency business, according to a report from the Wall Street J...