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Oklahomans vote to legalize medical marijuana

The measure would make the state one of the least restrictive in the nation for people seeking cannabis treatment

Oklahoma became the thirtieth state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana on Tuesday after voters overwhelmingly supported a ballot initiative that w...


Crypto market takes a $9 billion hit

Blame was pointed toward Bitcoin and Ether

The Bitcoin bloodbath marches on, taking a dive to below the $6k mark – the first time it’s been this low since November 2017.According to the lookouts...


California passes strict new online privacy law

The new law will give consumers in the Golden State sweeping control over their personal data

On Thursday, California legislators passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Under the new law, the data-harvesting practices of Amazon, Faceboo...


Inflation rises in May, but so do incomes

An economist says a Commerce Department report shows a still-healthy economy

Inflation ticked up in May, hitting the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent for the first time since 2012. But in good news for consumers, a government r...


Instagram releases new Lite app

The new slimmed down version of the app will soon be available in several countries

In an effort to bring Instagram to areas where mobile coverage is spotty or data is expensive, the social media company just released Instagram Lite -- a n...


Amazon to acquire online pharmacy PillPack

The purchase represents Amazon’s latest move into the healthcare world

Amazon announced on Thursday that it is acquiring PillPack, an online pharmacy that organizes and sends consumers medications in pre-sorted doses at the be...


Loblaw recalls chicken burgers

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Photo source: Health CanadaLoblaw Companies Limited is recalling its no name brand chicken burgers that may be contaminated with Salmonella.Canad...


Supreme Court ruling deals major blow to unions

Non-union employees will no longer be required to pay towards collective bargaining

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go towards collective bargaining. The decision...


Florida appoints its own cryptocurrency czar

The state joins others in giving Bitcoin and ICOs close attention

Earlier this month, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) appointed a cryptocurrency czar. Now, the state of Florida has decided to follow suit.Th...


Employers complain of growing 'talent shortage'

Positions such as electricians, welders, and drivers are going unfilled

With the unemployment rate hovering just above record lows, employers are complaining that they can't find the talent they need to fill existing jobs.B...


Child finds loaded gun in IKEA couch

A shot was fired, but no one hurt

It sounds like an urban legend: a child finds a loaded handgun in the cushions of a sofa at IKEA and fires a shot.But it's no urban legend. Police say...


Land O’Frost recalls Black Forest Ham

The package contains labeling discrepancies

Land O’Frost of Madisonville, Ky., is recalling approximately 4,944 pounds of ham.The front of the package is accurately labeled as Black Forest Ham; h...


Toyota recalls Lexus IS and GS vehicles

The vehicles may develop a fuel leak

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 115,000 model year 2006-2013 Lexus IS 350s, model year 2010-2014 IS 350Cs and model year 2007-2011 GS 350s, a...


Robocalls hit an all-time high in May

As the calls continue to mount, the FCC ups its efforts to crack down on the nuisance

Robocalls shattered a U.S. record in May, with more than 4 billion calls placed -- a 40 percent increase since January. Over a quarter of those calls were...


PayPal launches Venmo-branded debit card

Younger, millennial customers are Venmo’s target market

Venmo has announced that it is launching a new MasterCard debit card that will allow users to make in-store and online payments with their Venmo balance....


Wells Fargo Advisors settles improper trading charges

The SEC says the bank pushed investment clients into multiple transactions to reap high fees

Wells Fargo has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), resolving charges that its advisors unit engaged in misconduct in...


New home sales jump in May

But most of the gains were confined to one region

Sales of new single-family houses rose sharply in May, an encouraging sign for the housing market as it continues to be plagued by a lower-than-normal inve...


People's Sausage recalls jerky and meat sticks

The products were prepared without an approved voluntary grant of inspection

People’s Sausage of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling approximately 13,554 pounds of elk, bison and beef jerky and meat sticks.The products were prepar...


Apple confirms major issues with MacBook keyboards

The company is now offering free service to repair the issue on customers’ devices

Apple recently announced issues with keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops and is now offering customers free service to repair the faulty k...


Consumers are spending more for used cars

The average transaction price was $19,657 in the first quarter

Even though a near record number of cars are hitting the used car market this year, used car prices have never been higher.Edmunds, an automotive publi...


Uber appeals licensing ban in London

The company is seeking to have its license to operate in London restored

Uber is fighting to keep its license to operate in London after its bid to renew its license in the British capital was denied last fall. The ride-hailing...


Four cups of coffee daily may improve heart health

A study of mice finds that caffeine can protect heart cells from damage and help them to repair

A new study finds that drinking four cups of coffee daily could set off a sequence of internal events that could boost heart health, especially in older ad...


Amazon leaked Prime Day 2018 details

The company accidentally revealed its biggest day of sales

This morning, Amazon accidentally revealed the date of Prime Day 2018. According to a Prime Day Banner that TechRadar discovered on the Amazon U.K. website...


U.S. adults believe 40 percent of the news is false

Americans are even more likely to believe news found on social media is made up or inaccurate

A new survey conducted by the Gallup and Knight Foundations finds that Americans believe that 39 percent of the news they see on television, read in newspa...


WhatsApp will soon stop working on some phones

The messaging service is ending support for Android Gingerbread, iOS 7, and older operating systems

WhatsApp will be discontinuing support for Nokia S40, Android Gingerbread, and iOS 7, the Facebook-owned messaging app announced in a blog post. Consum...


California lawmakers gut state’s net neutrality bill

State lawmaker Michael Santiago ‘mutilated’ a bill that was previously hailed as the ‘gold standard’ for state-level net neutrality protections

A Democratic state lawmaker from California “eviscerated” the text of a bill that would have equipped consumers in the Golden State with the nation’s tough...


Existing home sales fall again in May

In the first quarter, home affordability was the worst in a decade

Sales of existing homes fell again in May, dropping 0.4 percent from April, which was lower than March's sales.Existing home sales are now down 3.0 per...


Yahoo announces two new versions of its Mail service

The company has enhanced its mobile web experience and released an app for Android Go devices

Earlier this month, it was announced that Yahoo Mail would be shutting down after 20 years in operation. Now, Oath -- a Verizon subsidiary that owns both Y...


Starbucks to close 150 stores

The chain is targeting stores in mostly densely populated, urban areas

Starbucks says it is closing 150 underperforming stores in densely populated urban areas, while focusing its growth efforts in the south, where there are f...


Model year 2018 Infiniti QX30s recalled

The right-hand side lower seat belt anchorage may detach in a crash

Nissan North America is recalling six model year 2018 Infiniti QX30s.The bolt securing the right-hand side lower seat belt anchorage may have been inco...


CVS introduces delivery for prescriptions

The drugstore chain hopes to beat Amazon at its own game

CVS Pharmacy announced on Tuesday that next-day prescription delivery is now available from all of its U.S. locations.Anticipating a move by Amazon int...


Tesla investigating Model S fire in Los Angeles

Video of a movie producer's car bursting into flames has gone viral

Tesla says it is investigating an incident in which a Tesla Model S belonging to the husband of actress Mary McCormack caught fire on a Los Angeles street....


ACLU speaks out against proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger

The organization said the deal would grant an unprecedented amount of control over local news to one company

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is trying to convince federal regulators to block a controversial proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcasting G...


Smoking rate in the U.S. at record low

But other methods of consuming nicotine are on the rise

Just 13.9 percent of adults in the U.S. smoked cigarettes last year, according to a government report released Tuesday. The new figures represent a dec...


Model year 2018 Chevrolet Sonics recalled

The driver's seat back frame joint is improperly welded

General Motors is recalling 71 model year 2018 Chevrolet Sonics.A joint in the driver's seat-back frame may not be properly welded, reducing the streng...


Amazon begins rollout of its Prime Membership price increase

While some consumers may be turned off, the company hopes improved amenities and add-ons will keep shoppers interested

Amazon has begun its Prime membership rate hike for its customer base of more than 100+ million. The new rate raises the annual membership by $20 to $119,...


J Bar B Foods recalls beef sausage

The product contains pork casing, not declared on the label

J Bar B Foods of Waelder, Texas, is recalling approximately 410,985 pounds of beef brisket smoked sausage.The product contains a pork casing, which is...


SEC official declares Ether is not a security

The statement caused the digital coin’s value to surge 9 percent

An official for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says the cryptocurrency Ether is not a security, a statement causing the digital coin's value...


Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Kellogg Company is recalling 15.3-oz., and 23-oz., packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal that may be contaminated with Salmonella.Kellogg has been...


Microsoft Office gets a new slimmer, simpler look

At the forefront of the design refresh is customer input, context, and giving people control over their experience

More than a 160 million Office 365 and users around the world woke up to a host of new features in Microsoft Office on Wednesday.With its ey...


Fed hikes discount rate again

Interest rates for credit cards, home equity lines should rise

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has ended its June meeting and, as expected, announced a quarter percent rise in its key interest rate.The Fe...


Facebook allowing users to review businesses

Businesses that receive enough user complaints could be banned from advertising on the site

In an effort to crack down on bad businesses that lie to consumers, Facebook has launched a tool that will enable users to review businesses after they mak...


ZTE resumes trading after two-month hiatus

Shares plunged 40 percent after ZTE agreed to pay $1.4 billion in penalties

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE announced that it has resumed trading following a two-month suspension, which ended last week.Back in Ap...


Tesla laying off thousands of employees

The move is part of a ‘thorough reorganization’ of the company

As much as 9 percent of Tesla’s workforce is leaving the company as part of a reorganization effort intended to achieve profitability during the second hal...


Apple says no to cryptocurrency mining on all apps

Securing battery life and preventing invisible transactions are the goals

Apple is banning any and all cryptocurrency mining on the company’s products, including iPhones and Macbooks, and is taking that stand in no uncertain term...


Millennials’ median income by state

Massachusetts ranks number one, with an adjusted median income of over $80,000 among millennials

A recent survey shows that millennials are a financially optimistic bunch, with 53 percent expecting to become a millionaire at some point. However, to ach...


Tyson Foods Recalls chicken tenderloins

The product may be contaminated with pieces of blue and clear soft plastic

Tyson Foods of North Little Rock, Ark., is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken tenderloins.The product may be contaminated w...


Target expands its pickup, delivery options

The retailer is more than halfway through rolling out its same-day delivery service to all stores

Target has announced that it is halfway through the launch of its same-day shipping service and its curbside pickup service, “Drive Up.” The company sa...


IHOP to change its name to IHOb

The restaurant known for breakfast is entering the burger war with a temporary re-branding

International House of Pancakes has announced it is temporarily changing its iconic IHOP brand to IHOb, choosing to emphasize burgers instead of pancakes....


Yahoo Messenger shutting down in July

The company says it plans to focus on building new communications tools that better fit consumer needs

After 20 years in operation, Yahoo Messenger will be shutting down on July 17. The news -- which was announced by Oath, a Verizon subsidiary that owns...


Airline fares rise as fuel charges surge

Domestic flights are set to spike in the coming weeks

As a result of the highest fuel costs in the last decade, the country’s top airlines are preparing to raise prices on domestic flights, marking the fourth...


CFPB dissolves current advisory committee

Members say they were fired, CFPB says the board is being 'reconstituted'

A day after 11 members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Advisory Board (CAB) questioned the agency's leadership under acting director Mic...


BMW recalls model year 2018 BMW M5s

The engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop

BMW of North America is recalling 846 model year 2018 BMW M5s.In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump t...


Mexico imposes tariffs on U.S. pork exports

Oddly, the result may be lower prices for American consumers

What administration officials have insisted is only a “trade dispute” appears closer to becoming a trade war.After Washington slapped 25 percent tariff...


Cambridge Analytica CEO accused of embezzling $8 million

The former CEO reportedly withdrew the money from the firm shortly after reports of the Facebook data breach began circulating

Alexander Nix, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, allegedly embezzled $8 million from the company before it shut down and filed for bankruptcy last mon...


Mercedes-Benz testing car subscription service

The automaker joins other luxury carmakers in search of an alternative to ownership

Mercedes-Benz is launching a pilot car subscription service in two U.S. cities, joining BMW, Porsche, and other manufacturers in what may be a trend among...


Eddy Packing recalls smoked sausage

The product may be contaminated with pieces of soft plastic

Eddy Packing of Yoakum, Texas, is recalling approximately 18,390 pounds of smoked sausage.The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials --...


Amazon is increasing its investment in India

The company is investing an additional $2 billion in its battle against Walmart

Amazon is investing more money in growing its presence in India, a market of 1.3 billion people expected to be worth $200 billion within a decade. Afte...


Apple announces plan to crack down on ad trackers

The company’s latest software improvement will help users keep their browsing private

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose is a forum for the company to showcase its latest strides in technological advances, as well as...


Model year 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles recalled

The sensing diagnostic module that deploys air bags may malfunction

General Motors is recalling 88,129 model year 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles.The sensing diagnostic module (SDM) that senses a crash and deploys the necessa...


H-E-B recalls ice creams and sherbets

The products may contain pieces of metal

H-E-B is recalling certain flavors and container sizes of EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets.Broken metal in proce...


Americans’ savings rate drops in April

Higher gasoline prices may be partly to blame

Consumers earned more money in April, but a government report shows that they spent all of it, and more.As a result, the U.S. savings rate dropped to 2...