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How a faulty medical implant helped tear a family apart

Unable to work following the Essure procedure, Ana Fuentes lost her apartment and put her children in foster care

A new Netflix documentary investigating the medical device industry ends on a particularly devastating note for Ana Fuentes, a single mother in California...


Google launches new travel tools

From making airline reservations to destination recommendations, the tech giant hopes to cover every facet of travel

It’s tough to find a nook or cranny where Google doesn’t have a presence. One of its more quiet in-roads has been the travel sector where it’s built a port...


Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces fraud charges

SEC says Musk’s tweet about going private misled the market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, charging the Tesla CEO with fraud.The charges stem from Musk's Augu...


CFMOTO recalls ATVs

The fuel hose can crack and leak fuel from the vehicle

CFMOTO Powersports of Plymouth, Minn., is recalling about 5,300 CFORCE all-terrain off-highway vehicles (ATVs).The fuel hose can crack and leak fuel fr...


Uber settles data breach suit with all 50 states

The company will pay $148 million and implement new security policies

Uber has reached a settlement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia that sued the ride-sharing company over its massive data breach and its failu...


FDA may ban online e-cigarette sales

​The agency is taking steps to crack down on underage use of e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly mulling a ban on online sales of e-cigarettes.During a panel discussion on vaping hosted by A...


Fed rate hikes beginning to pressure consumers

Today's rate increase will raise credit card interest rates a quarter point

The Federal Reserve has announced another interest rate increase, hiking the federal funds rate by a quarter point.The rate that banks pay to borrow mo...


Amazon makes investment in prefabricated housing startup

The e-commerce giant has invested in Plant Prefab, a company known for sustainable construction and smart home technology

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it made its first investment in Plant Prefab, a start-up that creates and builds prefabricated single- and multifamily ho...


Consumer confidence hits an 18-year high

Low unemployment and accelerating growth fuels optimism

Consumers have had a pretty good summer, if the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index is to be believed. After a big jump in August, the index -- a...


Electric scooter-related accidents are on a meteoric rise

Doctors clamor for more common sense from riders as local governments try to figure out how to make sense of the trend

If electric scooters haven’t made it to your neighborhood yet, don’t worry -- the ER doctors at your local hospital already know more than they’d like to a...


Google unveils changes to Search

The company wants to take users on a personalized Search 'journey'

Google announced on Monday that it will soon roll out several new changes to its search engine. Going forward, Search will rely more heavily on Artificial...


Missouri files motion in duck boat case

State seeks to block Ripley Entertainment action to move suit to federal court

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a motion opposing a move by Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles to move the suit against them fr...


Nissan recalls model year 2019 INFINITI QX50s

The passenger-side knee air bag cover may detach during deployment

Nissan North America is recalling 1,671 model year 2019 INFINITI QX50s.In the event of a crash in very cold temperatures, the trim cover may separate u...


Government will set airline seat standards

FAA told to set minimum standards for width of seats and legroom

Congressional conferees have agreed upon a measure funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and it contains a few perks for air travelers.The...


Facebook Dating makes its debut

Privacy concerns won’t go away, but Facebook is doing everything it can to get ahead of any potential issues with the new app

Facebook has officially entered the dating world, albeit only in Colombia for the time being.With one out of every three people dating online and a $1....


New tariffs on China take effect today

$200 billion in Chinese imports will likely cost more

The latest round of escalating tariffs on Chinese imports took effect today, meaning thousands of products may cost more.The Trump administration place...


Toyota executive says self-driving car technology is overhyped

Toyota invested in Uber’s self-driving program last month, but don’t expect driverless cars on the road anytime soon

For car companies, announcing bold, fast-approaching deadlines for when self-driving cars will hit the road has been an easy way to garner favorable public...


Wells Fargo cutting its workforce

The bank may eliminate up to 26,000 jobs

Wells Fargo is trimming its ranks as it adapts to the new banking environment in which consumers are performing many traditional banking services for thems...


Gas prices remarkably stable over the last week

But the average pump price is still 25 cents higher than 12 months ago

The average price of gasoline hardly budged over the last seven days according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Survey.Though drivers in some states have seen pri...


Hackers compromise Newegg's payment server

Investigators say customer credit card information may have been exposed

Consumers who made purchases at Newegg between August 14 and September 18 may have a compromised credit card in their wallet.The popular online electro...


Amazon may open 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

The company is reportedly considering expanding its footprint of physical stores

In the next three years, Amazon could open thousands more cashierless Amazon Go stores, according to a report from Bloomberg.The online retailer curren...


Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw recalled

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Belleisle Foods is recalling Belleisle Farms brand Cole Slaw.The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.There have been no reporte...


More homeowners tapping equity to pay bills

A report shows how far many consumers are stretched

The U.S. economy continues to grow, but slow wage growth is pushing more consumers to take on debt to keep up.A new report from Bankrate shows there is...


Congress heads off latest shutdown threat

Lawmakers still have work to do before the Oct. 1 deadline

The Senate has passed a $712 billion funding bill for the Pentagon, along with new money for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease...


Here are September's top new car deals

Experts say dealers are eager to move 2018 vehicles

This month is a pretty good time to buy a new car, according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB). The automotive data company says dealers and manufacturers still ha...


Government approves Cigna-Express Scripts merger

The deal joins a health insurance provider with a pharmacy benefits manager

The U.S. Justice Department has flashed a green light for the proposed merger of Cigna and Express Scripts, just six months after the two companies announc...


BMW recalls xDrive vehicles

Crankshaft sensor firmware may cause the vehicle to stall

BMW of North America is recalling 5,309 model year 2018-2019 BMW 540d xDrive, 230i M240i, M240i xDrive, X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive...


How to stay safe after a hurricane

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants residents to know what to do in the wake of a storm

In the aftermath of a hurricane, it’s more important than ever to keep your family, your pets, and your home safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prev...


Amazon unfurls its new Storefronts online store

Featured are products come from more than 20,000 U.S. businesses

Amazon is debuting a new online store called “Amazon Storefronts” which directs the spotlight toward products from businesses based in the United States....


Gas prices remain stable in September

Hurricane Florence’s impact is not expected to be severe

Motorists found gas prices to be mostly stable over the last seven days as the switch-over to winter-grade gasoline begins.The AAA Fuel Gauge Survey sh...


Bob Evans Farms recalls pork sausage links

The products may be contaminated with pieces of clear hard plastic

Bob Evans Farms of Xenia, Ohio, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage links.The products may be contaminated with extraneous materia...


Jimco recalls bistro chairs

The chair’s seat can break, posing a fall hazard

Jimco Lamp & Manufacturing Company of Bono, Ark., is recalling about 16,000 bistro chairs.The chair’s seat can break, posing a fall hazard.The comp...


Congress races to head off a government shutdown

Both sides of the aisle are working feverishly to find the money necessary to keep the government running

The U.S. Government is threatening another shutdown and Congress is going through all the government’s coffers looking for the funds to avert it and preven...


Apple unveils newest iPhones and watch

The Apple Watch moves closer to becoming a medical device

Apple has introduced three new iPhone models and an updated Apple Watch. It's the watch that's creating the most buzz so far.Called the Apple Watch Ser...


Drug CEO sees 'moral requirement' to raise prices

An interview draws a rebuke from the head of the Food and Drug Administration

Jacking up drug prices has often been described as "greed" but probably never as a "moral requirement." Until this week.In an interview with the Financ...


CDC warns consumers about upcoming flu season

The agency says consumers should get vaccinated early, before the flu starts spreading

With autumn just ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging consumers to plan to get their flu vaccination early this year.I...


FCC pauses the clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The agency says the two companies have changed their merger model

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint won't happen anytime soon. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has paused its 180-day consideration peri...


Airlines waiving fees before Hurricane Florence

Major carriers are letting passengers change their travel plans with no additional cost

Ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, several airlines have announced that they will waive ticket change fees for customers who nee...


Gravel Ridge Farms recalls Cage Free Eggs

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling Cage Free Large Eggs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.Reported illnesses have been confirmed at locations using...


Volvo recalls model year 2019 XC40s

The brake pedals may not have been riveted correctly

Volvo Car USA is recalling 71 model year 2019 Volvo XC40s.The brake pedals may not have been riveted correctly, allowing the pedal to move out of posit...


Polaris recalls Ranger ROVs

The front lower control arms can separate

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 1,000 Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The front lower control arms can separate...


Alleged Russian hacker extradited to the U.S.

Officials accuse him of pulling off biggest ever breach of a financial firm

The operators who defraud American consumers and businesses hardly ever face justice, mainly because they operate offshore.But U.S. officials say they...


AT&T finalizes 5G plan for 2018

The company has revealed the final five cities that will receive the technology by the end of the year

At its Spark event in San Francisco on Monday, AT&T; revealed that the remaining cities to receive 5G wireless service by the end of 2018 will be Houston,...


J.D. Power rates 2018 cars and trucks

Luxury brands dominate the top of the list

J.D. Power, a company that measures customer satisfaction across a range of consumer products and services, has rated 2018 cars and trucks, based on what o...


TJX recalls barstools

The wood joints on the barstool can break, posing a fall hazard.

The TJX Companies of Framingham, Mass., is recalling about 1,600 swivel barstools sold in the U.S. and Canada.The wood joints on the barstool can break...


Experts explain Bitcoin's sudden drop

Bitcoin’s price plummeted more than 10 percent in one day earlier this week

Earlier this week, Bitcoin experienced a sudden drop in price that ultimately affected other market-wide cryptocurrencies, and experts were unsure about th...


Lyft launches electric scooters in Denver

The ride-sharing company is taking steps toward becoming a multi-modal operation

On Thursday, Lyft launched its electric scooter rental service in Denver, and Uber will deploy its own fleet of electric scooters in rival Bird’s hometown...


Urgent care and retail clinic use spikes

Younger consumers, especially, like the cost and convenience

Are retail walk-in clinics and urgent care centers the future of healthcare in America? They just might be, according to a new study in the Journal of the...


Economy added 201,000 jobs in August

Workers' incomes finally showed some growth

The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August as the labor market remains tight. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests it's gettin...


Just how secure is your online identity?

A year after the Equifax data breach, surveys show America remains unprepared

Many consumers are making it too easy for identity thieves, according to a new report from AARP.The survey of adults found many don't even take basic s...


Two big healthcare mergers appear headed for approval

The Justice Department is said to be close to okaying CVS-Aetna and Cigna-Express Scripts deals

More consolidation within the healthcare industry may lie ahead as two proposed mergers appear to be on the fast track for approval.The Wall Street Jou...


Uber hopes to beef up its billfold with Uber Cash

The company also amps up its efforts in the restaurant-to-consumer delivery game

In the tech world, there seems to be no end to the potential of a brand’s ecosystem. Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Google’s tentacles wrap around everythin...


United raises checked bag fee to $30

The move follows similar actions taken by competing airlines

United Airlines announced on Friday it will be joining fellow major airline JetBlue in raising passengers’ checked bag fees. Passengers will now be charged...


Nike ad has America talking

Picking Colin Kaepernick as spokesman has drawn praise as well as anger

If the goal of an advertising campaign is to get people talking about it, Nike's new "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a success.Kaep...


Honey Smacks cereal linked to more illnesses

‘Check your pantry for it and do not eat it,’ the CDC warns

Honey Smacks cereal, which was recalled in June due to the potential for Salmonella contamination, has been linked to another thirty illnesses, the Centers...


Publix Super Markets recalls ground chuck

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O26

Publix Super Markets of Lakeland, Fla., is recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuckThe products may be contaminated wit...


Volvo recalls model year 2019 Volvo XC40s

The rear seat back lock strikers may be missing

Volvo Cars USA is recalling 25 model year 2019 Volvo XC40s.The rear seats may not have rear seat back lock strikers, allowing the seat back to move for...


There is no 'trick' to losing belly fat

Researchers say eating a heart-healthy diet offers your best chance

You've probably seen the claims on the internet – “a weird trick” to lose that belly fat. Or maybe a magic pill or diet that will accomplish the same thing...


Mercedes to unveil first all-electric SUV

Automakers are vying for a spot in the Tesla-dominated EV market

At a launch event in Stockholm, Sweden later today, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) which will compete with Tesla’s...


Consumers spent more on new cars in August

Kelley Blue Book reports the average transaction price rose 1.8 percent

Predictions that consumers will stop buying cars and will start sharing them may be a bit premature.New car dealers had a robust August in terms of sal...


J.T.M. Provisions recalls cooked ground beef

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

J.T.M. Provisions of Harrison, Ohio, is recalling approximately 960 pounds of cooked ground beef patties. The product may be contaminated with Listeria ...