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Tesla has added 2,000 job listings

The company has job openings at 98 showroom locations across the country

Tesla is hiring showroom sales and delivery staff at 98 locations, Thinknum reports. The move comes at a time when the electric car maker is focusing on pr...


Yahoo enters the privacy fray once again

The new class action suit centers on emails sent from Yahoo Mail to Gmail users

Yahoo’s email woes continue to grow, and this time it involves Google.Before Google made changes to its privacy standards in late 2017, emails that wer...


Walmart is looking to replace Toys 'R' Us

The chain is gearing up for the first holiday season without its toy giant competitor

With Toys “R” Us having permanently closed its doors nationwide, the market for toys is certainly any retailers’ game.However, Walmart is hoping to bec...


AAP releases new car seat recommendations

The group no longer mentions a specific age at which babies should switch from rear-facing to forward-facing

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its car seat recommendations and is now saying that parents should keep infants and toddlers in rear-f...


Google reportedly monitors credit card usage

The search giant reportedly links searches to actual purchases

Google and Mastercard reportedly have a deal that allows the search giant to link online searches to in-store purchases.Bloomberg News cites four unnam...


BSN Sports recalls rubber critter toys

The toys violate the federal lead paint ban

BSN Sports of Farmers Branch, Texas, is recalling about 31,200 rubber critter toys.The orange and yellow surface paint on the toys contains levels of l...


Gas prices drift higher ahead of Labor Day

The shift to cheaper winter grade blends begins soon

Even though gasoline prices have been rock steady in the latter half of the summer, motorists on the road for the Labor Day weekend will face the highest p...


FDA warns 21 more websites to stop selling opioids

Health officials are continuing to target sites that are illegally marketing opioids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent letters to four online businesses operating 21 websites warning them to stop selling "potentially dangerous...


Dyson reveals new plans for electric cars

The company known for vacuums is looking to make a splash in the automotive industry

While Dyson has teased plans for testing electric cars, a great deal of the company’s intentions have been kept under wraps thus far. However, the company...


Toyota recalls model year 2012 Avalons

The airbag system may not deploy properly in a crash

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 19,400 model year 2012 Avalons.Because of a service part manufacturing error, some vehicles may have had...


Facebook ramps up its greenhouse gas reduction goals

The tech giant has new greenhouse gas reduction targets and a 100 percent renewable energy goal

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it’s committing to slashing its greenhouse emissions by 75 percent and powering global operations with 100 percent rene...


FDA warns of blood pressure drug labeling mix-up

Consumers are urged to check their pills to ensure they are the right color and shape

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of a blood pressure drug labeling mix-up that could have effects ranging from “limited” to “life-threaten...


Consumer confidence at an 18-year high

Conference Board says consumers are optimistic about the present and the future

Consumer Confidence, as measured by the Conference Board, surged this month, rising sharply from the month before. The confidence index rose from 127.9 las...


Polaris recalls RZR XP Turbo S ROVs

The vehicle’s rollover protection structure can fracture

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 1,300 model year 2018 RZR XP Turbo S recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).In the event of a...


Volkswagen recalls Atlas and Passat vehicles

The vehicles may suffer reduced braking ability or a loss of control

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 8,416 model year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and model year 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles.The brake caliper b...


Google adds new feature to help veterans find jobs

The company has launched a new function that helps veterans find positions for which their skills are needed

Google has upgraded its job search feature to include new tools to help veterans find jobs that suit their skills.Former members of the military can ty...


Amazon launches Prime Book Box subscription service

The children’s book subscription service is now available to all Prime members in the U.S.

Today, Amazon publicly launched its children’s book subscription service “Prime Book Box.” The service was initially introduced in May, but at the time it...


CFPB student loan ombudsman quits

Blistering resignation letter charges Trump administration with abandoning consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) official in charge of protecting student loan borrowers has resigned, accusing the Trump administration of...


Manhattan Toy recalls toy planes

The rubber tires can separate from the wheels, posing a choking hazard

The Manhattan Toy Company of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 6,000 Pull-Back Speedy Jets sold in the U.S. and Canada.The rubber tires can separa...


Yamaha recalls SRVenture DX snowmobiles

The passenger handgrips can come loose during operation

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif., is recalling about 120 SRVenture DX snowmobiles.The passenger handgrips can come loose during oper...


North Country Premium recalls Bavarian Smokies

The products contain mustard and milk, allergens not declared on the label

North Country Premium Sausage Co., is recalling various North Country Premium brand Bavarian smokies.The products contain mustard and milk, allergens n...


Elon Musk abandons idea of taking Tesla private

Musk said a majority of existing shareholders think Tesla should remain a public company

Just a few weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his intent to make Tesla a private company, he’s backing off the plan.On Friday, Musk wrote on the...


Target debit cardholders are seeing ‘red’

A class action lawsuit claims debit cards with non-sufficient funds are getting hit with excessive fees

Like most retailers, Target offers holders of their Red credit card special deals from time to time, such as the retailer’s current promotion of 5 percent...


Consumer credit default rate holding steady

Credit card default rates are actually lower than in 2017

While consumer debt is increasing, consumers appear to be managing it pretty well.The latest data compiled by S&P; Dow Jones Indices and Experian show...


Confer Plastics recalls pool step systems

Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the systems' side openings

Confer Plastics of North Tonawanda, N.Y., is recalling about 102,100 curve in-pool step systems sold in the U.S. and Canada.Children’s limbs can become...


Fed chairman defends interest rate policy

Jerome Powell says raising rates in growing economy is justified

Wall Street tends to obsess over whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, but most consumers pay little attention. Rates are still low by any...


T-Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20

The carrier said an ‘unauthorized capture of data’ occurred this week

On Thursday, T-Mobile announced that it was hit with a data breach on August 20 that may have allowed hackers to gain access to the personal information of...


Cargill Meat Solutions recalls ground beef

The product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7

Cargill Meat Solutions of Fort Morgan, Colo., is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef.The product may be contaminated with E. coli O157...


SEC rejects Bitcoin ETFs

The agency is concerned about fraud and the manipulation of Bitcoin markets

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has blocked another round of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) backed by Bitcoin. The agency is conce...


Kroger to eliminate plastic bags by 2025

America’s largest grocer will be phasing out plastic bags to become a fully sustainable business

Kroger announced today that it will begin gradually phasing out plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags at its nearly 2,800 locations. Doing so wil...


Sears says it is closing 46 more stores

A once dominant department store chain continues to shrink

Sears Holdings says it will close an additional 46 Sears and Kmart stores by November. Sears has shuttered about 400 U.S. locations in the last 15 months a...


Polaris recalls ACE 150 and Ranger 150 ROVs

The front suspension lower ball joint can separate over time

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 5,900 Model year 2017-2018 Polaris ACE 150 and model year 2018 Polaris Ranger 150 recreational off-...


Radagast Pet Food expands cat food recall

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Ore., is expanding its earlier recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best B...


Facebook deletes another 652 pages and accounts

The company said it removed accounts that were engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior"

Facebook says it has removed 652 pages and accounts from its platform after determining their owners aren’t real, but groups based in Russian and Iran....


BMW recalls model year 2018 BMW M5s

The fuel gauge may read higher than the actual level

BMW of North America is recalling 1,645 model year 2018 BMW M5s.The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may become stuck against an in-tank fuel line, c...


Netflix announces new changes to its platform

It’s the end of user reviews and the beginning of promo videos

Over the last few days, Netflix announced two new changes that will alter users’ experience moving forward.For starters, the platform stated months ago...


Netflix tries to shut down rumors about it adding commercials

The streaming service is testing out video promotions between episodes and movies, but they can be skipped by the viewer

Netflix hopes that binge-worthy, not cringe-worthy, will remain the name of its game after the movie platform suffered through a beta test of running what...


Teachers made $160 million on Airbnb last year

A new report shows teacher hosts earned roughly one third of their total annual earnings during summer break

One in 10 Airbnb hosts, or about 45,000 people nationwide, are teachers, according to a new study by Airbnb. Collectively, educators pulled in $160 million...


FDA approves first generic EpiPen alternative

The new competition could help drive down the cost of the devices

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved Teva Pharmaceuticals’ generic versions of both the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr....


NYU makes tuition free for all medical students

The school is concerned about the ‘overwhelming financial debt’ facing graduates

New York University (NYU) will begin offering medical students -- both new and current -- a scholarship that covers tuition. All students enrolled in the M...


Aldi announces push toward fresh, organic food

The grocery chain will be adding more fresh, organic, and easy-to-prepare items to meet changing consumer demands

Discount grocer Aldi has announced that it’s adding new products to its aisles, with an emphasis on natural foods.Existing Aldi stores -- which are typ...


Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between 2017 and 2018

More than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses between January 2017 and January 2018, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease...


Study finds glyphosate in most oat food products

Everything from oatmeal to snack bars contain traces of the herbicide

Laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found oat cereals, oatmeal, granola, and snack bars contain traces of the herbicide...


Vaping may cause lung disease, new study claims

Researchers say that vaping can damage important immune system cells that protect the lungs

As millions of people have turned to electronic cigarettes in recent years, the only thing that researchers and the industry have agreed upon is that smoki...


CDC monitoring a measles outbreak

More than 100 people in 21 states have reported contracting the virus this year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday that it is monitoring a measles outbreak.Between Jan. 1, 2018 and July 14, 2018, 1...


Camber Pharmaceuticals recalls Valsartan tablets

Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine impurity were found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient

Camber Pharmaceuticals is recalling Valsartan tablets, USP, in 40-mg, 80-mg, 160-mg and 320-mg doses.Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine impurity w...


Model year 2018 Chrysler Pacificas recalled

The vehicle may suffer a loss of drive or move while in the "Park" position

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 61 model year 2018 Chrysler Pacificas.The front axle halfshafts may have been incorrectly assembled, preventing the...


FBI warns about potential ATM hacking scheme

By disabling fraud controls, hackers can withdraw large sums of money

The FBI has started warning banks and financial institutions that hackers could be looking to compromise their ATM systems.Krebs on Security -- a blog...


SEC issues warning about self-directed IRA fraud

Included is a special cautions about the promise of cryptocurrency investments

As hand-wringing over dwindling pension trust funds and economic security continues to grow, many people are looking for ways to pump up their nest eggs. O...


Consumer agency ending routine audits of lenders

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will only act on consumer complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is changing the way it monitors lenders for their adherence to the Military Lending Act, passed to protect...


Ryanair cancels 400 flights as pilots strike

Some of the company’s biggest markets were affected by the cancellations

In the midst of a pilot strike, Ryanair was forced to cancel nearly 400 flights in some of its biggest markets. The strike is the largest the airline has s...


J.C. Penney to open 500 baby shops in stores

The retailer will start selling baby items that it previously sold only on its website

Starting Aug. 30, consumers can stop by J.C. Penney to pick up cribs, high chairs, and other baby products in 500 locations. The department store chain...


How a great credit score saves you money

Consumers with the best credit get the best interest rates

You've probably been told that you need a good credit score to get the best rate on a mortgage. It's true, but a new report from LendingTree underscores th...


Cost of living rose faster than incomes in July

A government report puts the annual inflation rate at 2.9 percent

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.2 percent in July, putting the inflation rate for the last 12 months at 2.9 percent, slightly above the Federal Reser...


Polaris recalls Gravely utility vehicles

The utility vehicle’s exhaust header pipe can crack

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 2,100 Gravely Atlas JSV 3000 and 6000 utility vehicles.The utility vehicle’s exhaust header pip...


New York's ride sharing cap divides a city

The mayor says Uber and Lyft have driven down wages

New York City's decision to temporarily cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on the city's streets has unleashed passions on both sides -- from the you...


Snapchat reports decline in daily users

The company lost three million daily active users in the second quarter

In its second quarter earnings report, Snap -- the maker of the Snapchat app -- reported a drop in users. The platform’s daily active user count was 188 mi...


Tribune, Sinclair officially break it off

Broadcasters drop their plans for a controversial merger

Tribune Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group have called off their planned merger. It wasn't an amicable break-up.Tribune is suing its former suitor, cla...


Missouri voters strike down right-to-work law

Voters in the state overwhelmingly voted to reject a measure that could have weakened labor union finances

On Tuesday, roughly 67 percent of Missouri residents voted against keeping a right-to-work law, which prohibits unions from requiring fees as a condition o...


U.S. News picks the best new car deals of August

Savvy buyers can find interest-free financing and cash back on popular models

August has traditionally been a good time to purchase a new car or truck since dealers try to clear their lots for the next model year.While model year...


Model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguans recalled

The LED module for the panoramic sunroof ambient light bar may short circuit.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 45,457 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguans.The LED module for the panoramic sunroof ambient light bar may short...


NEMO Equipment recalls Stargaze recliner chairs

The plastic joint supports attached to the legs of the chairs can break

NEMO Equipment of Dover, N.H., is recalling about 7,500 Stargaze recliner chairs. Some 15,500 were recalled in February 2018.The plastic joint supports...


Health experts release new screen time guidelines

The American Heart Association says parents should set limits on the amount of screen time their kids get

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a new scientific statement stating that kids shouldn’t have more than two hours of screen time per day....


CEO Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private

Musk says he wants to minimize the distractions that come as a result of swings in stock price

On Tuesday, Elon Musk tweeted about how he’s considering turning Tesla into a private company. The CEO said he’s even secured the funding.Musk expanded...


Study finds asbestos in some crayons

An advocacy group says toxic chemicals can be found in certain school supplies

Some crayons sold at Dollar Tree stores across the U.S. have trace amounts of asbestos fibers, according to recent tests by the U.S. Public Interest Resear...


Missouri to vote on right-to-work referendum

Labor unions are facing a major test in today’s primary election

With Missouri’s primary elections today, perhaps one of the biggest issues on the ballot is Proposition A, in which voters will have the chance to amend th...


Princeton Review rates 2018's best colleges

Elite schools are rated in 62 different categories

While college students are preparing to head back to campus, their younger counterparts are preparing for their last years of high school and thinking abou...


FCC now considering how to define a robocall

The decision could determine how many annoying calls you get each day

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agree that illegal robocalls are a growing nuisance, but they don't agree on how regulators should define them. In...


Lyme disease now in all 50 states, study finds

Researchers say Lyme disease is a bigger risk to U.S. residents than ever before

Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 states and the District of Columbia following a significant uptick in cases between 2016 and 2017, according to a new...


T-Mobile to launch cheaper ‘Essentials’ plan

The new plan will cost $10 less per month than the carrier’s other unlimited basics plan

This Friday, T-Mobile will launch a plan just for customers who only use their smartphones for its basic services. The carrier’s Essentials plan includ...


Average cost of college books declines slightly

But colleges requiring the purchase of ebooks could send costs higher again

Along with tuition, the cost of textbooks has been a significant driver of skyrocketing higher education costs.But in an unexpected turn of events, the...


Superbugs evolve to survive hand sanitizer

Researchers say a 'new wave of superbugs’ can withstand the alcohol used in hand sanitizers

Hospital “superbugs” have become increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants in recent decades, a new study suggests.Afte...


Star Natural Meats recalls raw pork sausage

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

Star Natural Meats of Astoria, N.Y., is recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of raw, non-intact pork sausage.The product contains milk and soy, allerg...


Arctic Cat recalls snowmobiles

The handgrip can break, posing an injury hazard

Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn, is recalling about 255 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.The handgrip can break, posing an injury hazard to the rider.N...


Apple becomes first $1 trillion company

The firm's market cap reached a milestone on a strong earnings report

Apple, as a company, moved into rarefied air Thursday as it became the first American company to be worth $1 trillion.A company's value, or market cap,...


E-cigarette sales have soared as prices have fallen

A new study finds that sales for all types of e-cigarettes and e-liquids increased in all 50 states

Sales of e-cigarettes and similar vaping products have skyrocketed over the past five years as their prices decreased substantially, according to a new stu...


Economy adds 157,000 jobs in July

The unemployment rate in the U.S. has dropped to 3.9 percent

The economy added 157,000 jobs last month as the nation's unemployment rate dropped to a near-record low of 3.9 percent.That was fewer jobs than the co...


Gas prices tick up amid high demand

But prices at the pump remain remarkably stable in most states

With families hitting the road for August vacations, fuel prices are slowly rising. The national average price of regular gained two cents a gallon in the...


Brookstone files for bankruptcy

The company will close its remaining 101 mall stores

Brookstone filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court today, marking the company’s second bankruptcy filing in four years.The company is in the p...


Chrysler recalls 1.1 million RAM pickup trucks

The tailgate could unlatch and open while the vehicle is being driven

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 1,149,237 model year 2015-2017 RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with a power locking tailgate and either a...


BMC recalls Timemachine 01 bicycles

Insufficient space between the front wheel and downtube poses a fall hazard

BMC USA of San Diego, Calif., is recalling about 430 Timemachine 01 bicycles.Variations in tire dimension, tire pressure, head set play and ride load,...


BMW steps up EV efforts with new production plant

The luxury automaker picked Hungary as the location for its new $1.2 billion production plant

BMW announced this week that it will build a new production plant near Debrecen, Hungary.The German automaker said it will spend approximately $1.2. bi...


Tesla whistleblower sues for defamation

Martin Tripp claim's CEO's public charges against him are untrue

Former Tesla engineer Martin Tripp has filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk over Musks public accusations against Trip...


Fed keeps interest rates at current level

But the rate that influences mortgages crosses a key threshold

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee concluded its regular meeting today, saying it was keeping the federal funds interest rate at its present level,...


Why Wednesday is the best day to take off

A mid-week break can be highly beneficial to workers, according to science

Thinking of taking a day off? Experts say taking a Wednesday off can be more refreshing than taking a three-day weekend.Taking a Wednesday off can brea...


Loblaw recalls $10 Chicken Fries

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling $10 Chicken Fries that may be contaminated with Salmonella.Seven cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness have bee...