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CVS launches membership program pilot

CarePass subscribers get discounts, free delivery, and other perks

CVS Health is testing out a new membership program that provides discounts, free delivery on most medications and "eligible purchases" from the company's w...


Uber launches monthly subscription service

For a set monthly fee, Ride Pass subscribers can take an unlimited number of rides

Uber has launched a new subscription service called Ride Pass that allows users lock in ride prices for a monthly fee, the company announced on Tuesday....


All People’s Food recalls smoked whole chicken

The product contains monosodium glutamate, which is not declared on the label

All People’s Food of New Castle, Del., is recalling approximately 3,904 pounds of smoked whole chicken.The product contains monosodium glutamate (MSG),...


Fewer homes are being sold to first-time buyers

A National Association of Realtors report shows student loans are a major drag

Single women continue to make up a significant segment of home buyers, but lately there have been fewer consumers buying their first home.Those are two...


Cub Cadet recalls zero-turn riding mowers

The fuel tank’s neck can crack and cause fuel to leak

Cub Cadet of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling about 5,200 Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI zero-turn riding mowers sold in the U.S and Canada.The fuel tank’s neck can...


California net neutrality law put on hold

The state has delayed its implementation of the law pending the outcome of a lawsuit

The January 1, 2019 start date for California's net neutrality law has been put on hold. The state has agreed to delay its implementation until a lawsuit a...


GHSW recalls salads with chicken

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

GHSW, LLC of Houston, Texas, is recalling approximately 1,786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken.The products may be contaminated with Salmonell...


FDA approves new antiviral flu drug

The single-dose drug may provide a more convenient flu treatment option

For the first time in almost twenty years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new influenza drug. Called Xofluza, the drug will pro...


i play recalls infant rattles

Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard

i play. inc., of Asheville, N.C., is recalling about 6,100 infant rattles sold in the U.S. and Canada.Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking...


Hy-Vee recalls meat and potato products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Hy-Vee of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region.The products may be contaminated with S...


Brookstone wireless speakers recalled

The lithium ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat

Brookstone Purchasing of Merrimack, N.H., is recalling about 164,000 wireless speakers.The lithium ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat...


New car leases got more expensive in October

An industry source reports that dealers are offering fewer incentives

Consumers often opt to lease a new car because the monthly payment is usually significantly lower than financing a purchase of the same car.But many le...


GHSE recalls salad with meat

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

GHSE of Green Cove Springs, Fla., is recalling approximately 738 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with meat.The product may be contaminated with Salmonella...


BMW recalls model year 2019 X6 vehicles

The rear upper control arm may break, affecting handling

BMW of North America is recalling 108 model year 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles.The rear upper control arm pivot bo...


MoviePass takes another shot at staying alive

The spin-off might save the parent company, but can it save the service?

On the business scale ranging from brilliant down to laughable, MoviePass is pushing its luck.Again.Tuesday, MoviePass’s parent company Helios and...


Target unveils holiday shopping perks

The retailer is expanding its same day delivery and Drive Up services

Target is upping the ante as retailers get into position to kick off the holiday shopping season. The company says it is offering same-day delivery through...


Eating organic could lower risk of developing cancer

A recent study found that eating these foods led to a significantly reduced risk for the disease

A group of French researchers, led by Dr. Julia Baudry, recently conducted a study that focused on the effects of eating organic and the risk of developing...


Prime Deli recalls salads with bacon

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Prime Deli Corporation of Lewisville, Texas, is recalling approximately 217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with bacon products.The products may be contam...


Honey Smacks returns to stores in limited quantities

Following a salmonella outbreak, Honey Smacks will be made in a different, company-owned facility

Four months after a salmonella outbreak led to a multi-state recall of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the honey-flavored puffed wheat cereal is headed back...


Eddie Bauer infant carriers recalled

The buckles on the infant carriers can break

Gold Inc., doing business as Goldbug, of Denver, Colo., is recalling about 22,000 Eddie Bauer fabric infant carriers.The buckles on the infant carriers...


GH Foods CA recalls salads with chicken

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

GH Foods CA of Sacramento, Calif., is recalling approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken.The products may be contaminated with Salmo...


Fiat Chrysler sells its auto parts division

The added cash will allow the automaker to continue its investment in electric and hybrid-powered vehicles

Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) bottom line is now a little fatter. On Monday, the automaker announced that it has cut a deal to sell the its Magneti Marelli auto pa...


Fair Isaac to test new credit score formula

UltraFICO score takes into account how much money you have in the bank

The way credit scores are determined is about to change, but it may not affect the average credit score very much.The Wall Street Journal reports that...


Facebook may acquire a ‘major’ cybersecurity firm

Sources familiar with the company’s plan say the acquisition could happen by the end of the year

In the wake of a series of highly publicized data breaches, Facebook is reportedly looking to beef up its security defenses by acquiring a major cybersecur...


Envolve Foods Recalls chicken and beef products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Envolve Foods of Corona, Calif., is recalling approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products.The products may be contaminated w...


jenny Craig chicken wraps recalled

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

SK Food Group of Groveport, Ohio, and Reno, Nev., is recalling approximately 174,207 pounds of jenny Craig chicken wraps.The products may be contaminat...


Uber testing an on-demand staffing service

Uber Works lets companies recruit short-term workers

Uber is testing an on-demand staffing service called Uber Works, which would let companies recruit temporary workers for events or corporate functions, the...


Gas prices finally begin to fall

Midwestern states are seeing the biggest drop

After an unusual post-summer surge over the last few weeks, gasoline prices have finally begun to back off to normal levels.The AAA Fuel Gauge Survey s...


Trump says Fed is his ‘biggest threat’

The president says Chairman Powell is ‘raising rates too fast’

President Trump said in an interview with Fox Business on Tuesday that the Fed is his “biggest threat,” marking the latest of several criticisms the presid...


Spiraledge recalls yoga backless chairs

The chairs can break at the seat or back welded support rod

Spiraledge of Campbell, Calif., is recalling about 12,500 Everyday Yoga Backless Yoga Chairs and Everyday Yoga Tall Backless Yoga Chairs sold in the U.S. a...


Housing starts drop in September

Homebuilders aren't increasing the supply of available homes

Would-be homebuyers hoping for an increase in housing inventory found little to cheer in the latest Commerce Department report on housing starts.The nu...


Volkswagen recalls model year 2019 Jettas

The passenger side headlight may be incorrectly positioned

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 28 model year2019 Volkswagen Jettas equipped with LED headlights.The passenger side headlight may be incorrect...


Bazzini LLC recalls Pistachio nuts

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Bazzini LLC of Allentown, Pa., is recalling 4,000 pounds of Roasted and Salted Colossal Natural, Super Colossal Natural and Rams Head Natural In Shell Pist...


Sears and Kmart file for bankruptcy

The company will close another 142 stores

With a huge debt payment just hours away, Sears Holdings -- the company that operates Sears and Kmart stores -- filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...


Consumer group pushes for Hyundai-Kia recall

Center for Auto Safety says engines are prone to catching fire

The Center for Auto Safety is asking Hyundai and Kia to launch a major recall of late model cars and SUVs to address what it says is a fire hazard.The...


Malicious message blamed for Sony’s PlayStation 4 crashes

Sony hasn’t stepped up with a fix, but users report that employing ‘friend-only messaging’ seems to do the trick

Sony advertises that “the ultimate home entertainment center starts with PlayStation (PS4),” but some of its users report that a text-message “exploit” is...


Pet care costs continue to rise

A report shows that lack of insurance can lead to big medical bills

As pets have become more like children in many households, the amount of money pet owners spend on their pets has skyrocketed. Last year, pet owners sp...


Consumers found to be skeptical of online photos

A study shows that the majority of consumers can tell when a photo has been photoshopped

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis explored consumers’ knowledge of online photographs: are they real or are they...


Consumers appear less eager to buy homes

Rising prices and mortgage rates are taking a toll

If you're putting your home on the market, you may need to adjust your strategy for a quick sale near your asking price.A new report from real estate b...


Canyon recalls mountain bikes

The chainstays can crack, which can lead to rear wheel detachment

Canyon USA of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 820 mountain bikes.The chainstays can crack, which can lead to failure of the chainstay, rear wheel...


Airline passengers speak up about what they want

New survey results put simple, efficient, and seamless at the top of passengers’ wish list

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the results from its latest Global Passenger Survey (GPS), and all arrows point to maximizi...


PayPal to let customers withdraw cash at Walmart

Walmart customers can soon take out cash from their PayPal account in-store

PayPal has announced that it’s teaming up with Walmart to allow customers to withdraw cash from their PayPal account at any Walmart store across the countr...


Mortgage rates hit highest level since 2011

The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 5 percent last week

The sudden rise in Treasury bond yields that has roiled the stock market is also proving costly to homebuyers who haven't locked in an interest rate.Th...


Toyota recalls model year 2019 C-HRs

The rear axle bearing bolts may not have been tightened sufficiently

Toyota is recalling approximately 700 model year 2019 C-HRs in the U.S.One or more rear axle bearing bolts on some vehicles may not have been tightened...


Social security checks to increase slightly next year

Savings may get eaten away by rising healthcare costs and other price increases

Retired workers and other Social Security recipients will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits next year due to inflation. That will bring the mont...


USPS plans to raise rates on stamps

The proposed changes would take effect in January

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it plans to raise prices on postage stamps in an effort to pull in “needed revenue.”The price of a...


CVS-Aetna merger cleared, with conditions

Aetna will be required to spin off some of its business

Government antitrust regulators have given a green light to the merger between CVS Health and Aetna. More accurately, they flashed a yellow “caution” light...


Uber set to re-enter the grocery delivery game

The company leaves no stone unturned in its quest to be part of everything delivery-related

Uber. Is it a ride-sharing service, a scooter company, or a self-driving truck company?Yes, yes, and yes.In its wildest “Uber for everything” imagi...


NHTSA rejects Tesla’s ‘safest’ vehicle claims

The agency wants to clarify that crash test scores don’t amount to a ‘best’ vehicle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has responded to Tesla’s claims that its Model 3 is the “best” new car on the market.Althoug...


Tesla looks to be on track to profitability

An expert says the automaker is a ‘disruptive technology growth company’ with a ‘strong brand presence'

In a research note to clients, Macquarie Research analyst Maynard Um kicked off coverage of Tesla with an outperform rating. He said the electric automaker...


Study sees a surge in job creation ahead

But workers in middle-wage jobs may see fewer opportunities

The news keeps getting better for job seekers. Days after the government reported unemployment is at a half-century low, a private forecast predicts the ec...


Honda recalls model year 2018 CRF250L motorcycles

Inappropriate installation of the wiring harness may affect operation of safety components

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 505 model year 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles.The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potenti...


Hand sanitizer reduces kids’ sick days, study finds

Using hand sanitizer was found to curb respiratory infections and absences in young children attending day care

Hand sanitizer may be superior to hand washing when it comes to reducing sick days among young children in day care, a new study suggests.Over the cour...


FDA bans use of seven food additives

The agency de-listed the synthetic food flavorings based on evidence linking them to cancer in laboratory animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally banned the use of seven food additives in response to a petition brought on by several environment...


Barnes & Noble said to be looking for a buyer

Despite Amazon’s imposing posture, smaller indie booksellers are actually making a go of it

Anyone want to own a bookstore chain? Barnes & Noble (B&N;) might be willing to make you a sweet deal on its 633 retail stores. The ailing bookseller said...


DOT releases new guidance for autonomous vehicles

The Department of Transportation is preparing for the deployment of fully driverless cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its latest guidance for automated vehicles.This year marks the third year that the DOT has rel...


Gas prices make a surprising surge

The national average price jumped four cents a gallon in the last week

Gasoline prices are at the highest level for the beginning of October since 2014. They’re also higher than during most of the summer driving season.The...


Toyota recalls 800k Prius vehicles

The vehicle could lose power and stall

Toyota is recalling approximately 807,000 model year 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and model year 2012-2014 Prius v vehicles in the U.S.The recalled vehicles...


Congress approves FAA funding bill

The agency will be required to set airline seat standards

The Senate has given final approval to a bill funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and sent it to the White House, where President Trump is ex...


American Express’ Gold card gets a complete makeover

Cardholder rewards focused on dining and travel get a boost, but rewards for gas purchases go away

American Express (Amex) is saying goodbye to its “Premier Rewards Gold Card” and hello to the latest darling in the metal card design, the “American Expres...


Toys R Us isn't finished just yet

Lenders cancel plans to liquidate assets and instead will reorganize

Toys R Us, the defunct toy store chain, may live again.The lenders that took control of the company in bankruptcy earlier this year and set out to liqu...


GM, Honda collaborating on self-driving cars

The automakers will work together to develop a ‘purpose-built autonomous vehicle’

General Motors is teaming up with Honda to develop and build a wide-use autonomous vehicle and deploy it worldwide, the companies announced on Wednesday....


Consumers paid more for new cars last month

The average transaction price for a new vehicle rose 2 percent

Automakers may be selling fewer cars than in the recent past, but they're getting more for them. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) reports the average new car transac...


Cabot brand oysters recalled

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

3301861 Nova Scotia Limited is recalling Cabot brand oysters that may be contaminated with Salmonella.There have been no reported illnesses associated...


TerraTrike recalls adult tricycles

The right hand wheel hubmount can bend or break

TerraTrike of Grand Rapids, Mich., is recalling about 600 adult tricycles (trikes).The right hand wheel hubmount can bend or break, causing the user to...


BMW recalls model year 2018-2019 X6 vehicles

The vehicles' wheel bolts may not have been tightened properly

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2018-2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles.The wheel bolts on thee vehicl...


Feds sue California over net neutrality law

The Justice Department says states can't regulate the internet

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of California, charging that its newly enacted net neutrality law places “unlawful burdens” on...


Sprint sees grim future without merger

The company tells the FCC it hasn't been able to ‘turn the corner'

If regulators are looking for a reason to approve the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, Sprint is offering one. It says it can't guarantee its survival as an...