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The amazing, ever-changing story of the Equifax hack

From back-pedaling to clarifying to updating, the official story of the Equifax hack has a way of never staying the same

There's no delicate way to announce that cybercriminals have stolen sensitive information about half of the United States population, but Equifax at least...


Walmart offering employees college tuition for $1 a day

The retailer says it will subsidize tuition, books, and fees to help workers with the application and enrollment process

Walmart will start paying for its workers to pursue a college degree, the company announced Wednesday.Through its new associate education benefit progr...


Sears closing 63 more stores

The retailer says it has identified 100 more unprofitable locations

Sears announced Thursday that it will be closing another 72 stores “in the near future.” The list of stores scheduled to be closed will be announced later...


IKEA recalls SLADDA bicycles

The bicycle belt can break, posing a fall hazard.

IKEA Supply of Switzerland is recalling about 5,100 SLADDA bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.The bicycle belt can break, posing a fall hazard.No...


White House renews tariffs on China

The on-again, off-again trade dispute appears to be back on

Just a week after saying the U.S.-China trade dispute is “on hold,” the Trump administration has pushed ahead with plans for tariffs on some Chinese import...


San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft

The city is seeking evidence on whether the companies are properly classifying employees

On Tuesday, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent subpoenas to Uber and Lyft demanding that the companies provide records of how drivers are clas...


Tesla Model 3 travels 606 miles on a single charge

However, the vehicle wouldn’t recharge after it ran out of power and had to be towed away

Over the weekend, two men in Denver set the unofficial record for the longest range in a Tesla Model 3 to date by traveling 606.2 miles on a single charge....


Volkswagen recalls Atlas vehicles

The fuel tank may leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 278 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles.The fuel tank may leak fuel due to a manufacturing error. A fuel leak in the pre...


DOJ to investigate Bitcoin price manipulation

Lack of regulation within the cryptocurrency market makes it susceptible to fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly launched a probe into potential price manipulation techniques among Bitcoin traders. Sources familiar wit...


Existing home sales slide in April

Lack of inventory and rising prices and rates pose headwinds for the market

Sales of existing homes took a tumble last month, flashing a possible warning sign for the housing market.In its monthly report, the National Associati...


Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles

A defect could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 4,846,885 model year 2014-2018 Dodge Journeys, Chargers & Durangos, RAM 2500s, 3500s, 3500 Cab Chassis vehicles (more th...


Jané recalls U.S. model of Jané Muum strollers

An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller armrest and seat bottom

Jané USA, a division of Jané Group of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling about 800 Jané Muum strollers.An infant can pass through the opening between the st...


Amazon banning users for making too many returns

The e-commerce giant has abruptly closed multiple users’ accounts for ‘excessive returns’

Amazon has banned multiple customers for returning too many items, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.Amazon shoppers have received ema...


Kroger buying meal kit company Home Chef

Kits will be sold online and in Kroger stores

Supermarket chain Kroger is acquiring Home Chef, a meal kit delivery company, giving it more appeal to consumers who want convenience in food preparation....


Michaels recalls spin art kits

The kit's battery compartment can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

The Michaels Companies of Irving, Texas, is recalling about 110,000 Creatology Spin Art Kits.The battery compartment in the spin art kit can overheat,...


Sunscreen pills don’t work, FDA warns

Companies marketing sunscreen pills are ‘misleading consumers and putting people at risk,’ the agency says

So-called sunscreen-in-a-pill supplements are fake and consumers shouldn’t fall for this scam, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday....


Inflation warning signs are beginning to appear

Higher oil prices and economic growth may add up to higher prices for consumers

Inflation hasn't been a factor in the U.S. economy since the financial crisis, but that could soon change.Two indicators – oil prices and freight trans...


Porsche recalls toy cars

The wheels and axles can detach, posing a choking hazard

Porsche Cars North America of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling about 2,000 My First Porsche – Wooden Cars sold in the U.S. and Canada.The wheels and axles ca...


Ziyad Brothers Importing recalls Tahini

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Ziyad Brothers Importing is recalling certain lot codes of Ziyad brand Tahini that may be contaminated with Salmonella.No illnesses have been reported...


Progressive groups pressure the FTC to break up Facebook

The split would allow greater competition across social media platforms and provide stricter privacy regulations

A number of progressive groups are planning to launch a six-figure digital ad proposal that will push the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to break up Facebo...


U.S., China agree on outline to end ZTE ban

The Trump administration may lift the ban on smartphone maker ZTE

The United States and China have reportedly agreed on a “broad outline” that would end the seven-year ban on ZTE buying American technology, according to t...


Consumers continue to cut the cord

The use of streaming services has exploded, leading to big subscriber losses for cable providers

Fed up with the high price of cable, more consumers are switching to video-on-demand streaming services like Netflix and Hulu -- and cable TV providers are...


U.S., China call a truce in trade war

Prices of many consumer products should remain stable

The U.S. and China agreed over the weekend to put their simmering trade war on hold while they try to work out a long-term agreement on trade.The immed...


EU charges Google with 'illegal' behavior

The tech giant is being accused of skewing search results to its own benefit

Is Google a monopoly that's gotten too big and powerful and needs regulation? The company, quite naturally, says no -- but some regulators, attorneys, and...


NHTSA offers summer driving safety tips

Prevention and planning is crucial to preventing accidents and avoiding unexpected repairs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is cautioning all consumers who plan to hit the road this summer to follow a few routine safety ...


U.S. birthrate falls to 30-year low in 2017

There are fewer future workers to pay into Social Security

The U.S. birthrate dropped to its lowest level since 1987 last year, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...


American Honda recalls ROVs

The muffler can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard

American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 65,000 Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The muffler can overheat, causing...


Ford ready to resume F-150 truck production

The company overcame a parts shortage in record time

To the surprise of nearly everyone in the industry, Ford has recovered from the parts shortage that halted production of the popular F-series pick-up truck...


Walmart adds Lord and Taylor brands to its website

The company hopes adding upscale apparel will help it become a ‘fashion destination’ for shoppers

Walmart has announced that it’s adding high-end items to the fashion section of its website as part of a site upgrade first teased back in April. Consu...


Apple hit with lawsuit over ‘butterfly’ keyboard

The suit alleges keyboards on recent MacBook models are prone to becoming unresponsive

A lawsuit alleges that Apple’s “butterfly” keyboards are “prone to fail,” resulting in non-responsive keys and other issues.The suit was filed by law f...


Facebook suspends 200 apps from its platform

The company says its privacy investigation of thousands of apps is ongoing

Facebook has suspended 200 apps from its platform amid an investigation into companies that had access to large amounts of data on Facebook users.Compa...


Trump to help ZTE ‘get back into business’

The announcement comes amid continuing negotiations between the U.S. and China over trade and intellectual property

President Trump announced on Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping are working together to help ZTE, the world’s fourth-largest cell phone maker,...


Tobi Recalls Babynest crib bumpers

The strings on the crib bumper pose a strangulation hazard to babies

Tobi USA of Concord, Calif., is recalling about 200 Babynest crib bumpers. The strings on the crib bumper exceed a safe length, posing a strangulation h...


Depression increasing among young people

A new report finds depression rates have risen sharply across all groups, but especially among adolescents and millennials

Depression is on the rise across all age groups, according to a new report from insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield. Between 2013 and 2016, the number of Americ...


Democrats' bill would severely limit the 'gig economy'

The proposal would impose stiff requirements to classify workers as independent contractors

Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation to update labor laws, making it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contracto...


CFPB eliminates student loan office

Consumer advocates accuse the acting director of trying to make the agency less effective

Since it was established, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has had a division focused on protecting consumers from student loan abuses. It h...


ZTE halts major business operations

The company said it is seeking to modify or reverse its seven year ban on importing U.S. parts

Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE has announced that it has ceased its main business operations as it attempts to figure out how to proceed under the ban...


Sears partners with Amazon to sell tires

The ailing department store chain is hoping the move will help business

Amazon and Sears have teamed up to sell tires, CNBC reports. Consumers can buy any brand of tire via the online retailer’s website and then schedule a time...


Walmart agrees to buy 77 percent of Flipkart

​Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son let the news slip in an earnings presentation

Walmart has reached a deal to buy Flipkart, the largest e-commerce retailer in India, for $16 billion dollars. The partnership will give Walmart a 77 perce...


Uber showcases its flying taxi service concept

The company is working with five aerospace companies to develop the aircraft

At its second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles this week, Uber gave a preview of what it believes air taxis could look like.One was an all-electric...


Feds want two pick-up models off the road now

Many 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-series still have dangerous Takata airbags

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an urgent appeal to owners of two older pick-up truck models: park them, now....


Lyme disease cases are on the rise, CDC warns

Tick-borne diseases may be ten times more common than previously thought

The bestselling novelist Amy Tan recalls seeing a bright red rash on her shin in 1999 and assuming it was a spider bite. Soon, she came down with flu-like...


Tesla reportedly shutting out un-vetted contractors

CEO Elon Musk says outsiders are performing work that company employees should be doing

Tesla automobiles are arguably among the best in their class, even if they are usually the most expensive.Customer satisfaction with the Tesla brand ha...


Former top VW executives indicted in diesel scandal

The company’s previous CEO and five others have been accused of conspiracy and wire fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, and five other former VW executives, on charges related to the carmaker's diesel...


Twitter users urged to change their passwords

The company says a glitch caused user passwords to be stored in unmasked form

Twitter is urging its 330 million users to change their passwords right away after it accidentally “unmasked” user passwords by storing them in an unencryp...


Unemployment drops to 3.9 percent in April

A tightening labor market hasn’t boosted wages all that much

The U.S. economy added 164,000 non-farm jobs in April, enough to lower the unemployment rate to 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000.The unemployment rat...


For some, the Apple Watch is a lifesaver

Doctors say the device can detect dangerous heart problems

William Monzidelis is alive today because he was wearing an Apple Watch. At least, that's what his doctors say.A report by Apple Insider tells the stor...


The SEC turns up the heat on cryptocurrency

This time, its sights are set on regulating Ethereum

A new report has surfaced that regulators are taking a harder look into the possibility of regulating cryptocurrency.The Wall Street Journal reported T...


Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy

The company said it lost virtually all of its customers and suppliers as a result of the Facebook data-mining controversy

Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm embroiled in the Facebook privacy scandal, announced on Wednesday that it is ceasing operations and fili...


Harmony recalls Big Boost Deluxe booster seats

The seat belt may cause excessive force to be applied to the restrained child's chest

Harmony Juvenile Products is recalling 148,165 Harmony Big Boost Deluxe booster seats.In the event of a crash, the seat belt may cause excessive force...


JBS USA recalls raw ground beef

The products may be contaminated with pieces of hard plastic

JBS USA of Lenoir, N.C., is recalling approximately 35,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials -- specifi...


Facebook reaffirms its commitment to privacy

The company also announced a slew of new features and add-ons at its annual developer conference

At its annual developer conference -- dubbed F8 -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg heralded changes to the social media platform.The most important chan...


Amazon launches ‘Prime Book Box’ for kids

The subscription service will deliver 2-4 hardcover children’s books every 1-3 months

Amazon is launching a new service for its Prime members called Prime Book Box, a subscription service that delivers hardback copies of children’s books rig...


Twitter expands its interest in video and news

Disney, NBC, and others jump on the social media’s bandwagon

Monday was a big day for Twitter. The social media platform’s stock price shot up nearly five percent on news that it inked a deal with Disney, NBC, and Vi...


Counterfeit products still a problem for Amazon

It’s still easy for fake sellers to list counterfeit goods on Amazon, a recent investigation shows

Amazon still has a problem with counterfeit goods despite a multi-year effort to crack down on fake sellers, according to an investigation by The Guardian....


It cost more to buy a new car in April

Prices not only rose, but so did the interest rate on loans

It cost more to purchase and finance a new car last month. Not only did the average transaction price (ATP) jump 2 percent year-over-year, the interest rat...


Pinnacle Foods recalls Armour Dried Beef

The product may be contaminated with taphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin

Pinnacle Foods of Fort Madison, Iowa, is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products.A possible processing deviat...