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CVS and Aetna complete their merger

One group worries about what it will mean for seniors

CVS Health and Aetna have completed their merger, combining a national retail pharmacy chain with a major health insurance provider.The two companies p...


Gas prices close to a 2018 low

Falling oil prices giving motorists a holiday gift

Motorists will go into December with a little extra Christmas cash in their pockets thanks to still-falling gasoline prices.The AAA Fuel Gauge Survey s...


Sunshine Mills recalls dry dog food

The products may have elevated levels of Vitamin D

Sunshine Mills is recalling Evolve Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food.The products may contain elevated l...


Chunwei recalls meat and poultry products

The products may contain a variety of allergens not declared on the label

Chunwei, Inc., of Huntington Park, Calif., is recalling approximately 65,023 pounds of various ready-to-eat and raw meat A l;and poultry products.The p...


The top five robocall scams of 2018

Chances are good that you’ve been targeted with at least one of them

At last count, consumers received 5.1 billion robocalls in October, an all-time high. And chances are good that a large percentage of them were pitching sc...


Less active babies may be getting less sleep

Researchers suggest keeping infants moving could be the key to more sleep for new parents

For parents of infants, getting a full night of sleep can be a nearly impossible task. Despite several tips and soothing methods, newborns and their parent...


Mylan recalls high blood pressure meds

The products contain trace amounts of an impurity

Mylan Pharmaceuticals is recalling select lots of Valsartan-containing products, used in the treatment of high bloodpressure.The products contain trace...


Öhlins recalls bicycle forks

The air cartridge can abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube

Öhlins Racing AB of Upplands Väsby, Sweden and Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan Hill, Calif., are recalling about 6,000 front air suspension bicycl...


New study details the 10 best U.S. airports for pets

Travelers should keep in mind that airlines and airports can only go so far in taking care of their pet

Pets as travel partners have been a hot topic lately.Travel + Leisure recently reported that air travel for pets and emotional support animals has doub...


FDA finds heavy metals in kratom products

The agency is warning consumers that kratom isn't worth the risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found one more reason to avoid kratom. The agency says tests have found "disturbingly high" levels of heavy meta...


Screen time found to disrupt consumers' sleep cycles

Researchers suggest there could be health complications associated with frequent disturbances to our internal clocks

The majority of consumers spend a large part of their day staring at screens. Whether it’s responding to an email on your phone or watching a video on your...


USPS site exposed data of 60 million users

The Postal Service says it has patched the security weakness

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has fixed a security vulnerability that exposed the data of 60 million people with accounts at throughout...


Facebook confirms bug on Messenger

The bug caused old chat threads to resurface in some users’ inboxes

Facebook has confirmed that a bug impacted its Messenger platform, which resulted in some users finding that threads of messages from years ago had resurfa...


Deleite Foods recalls marinated chicken thighs

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

Deleite Foods Enterprises of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling approximately 11,000 pounds of marinated raw chicken thighs.The product contains wheat...


Steroid use linked to premature death in men

Researchers say there are countless health risks associated with steroids

Steroids most often dominate sports headlines, as athletes tend to be some of the biggest offenders of using performance-enhancing drug.Though these co...


Romaine lettuce linked to E. coli outbreak

Consumers are urged not to eat any brand or form of romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Tuesday in a food safety alert that E. coli concerns have rendered romaine lettuce unsafe to ea...


Uber makes wheelchair-assisted rides available

The service starts in six U.S. markets and will grow from there

If companies could buy mulligans, Uber would probably scarf up all it could.So far in 2018, the company has suffered through harassment charges from it...


Model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys recalled

The power sliding doors may stick and not properly latch to the door strikers

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 107,774 model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys.The power sliding door latch assemblies may stick and not proper...


Green Cedar Dairy recalls Ackawi cheese

The product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Green Cedar Dairy of Dearborn, Mich., is recalling Green Cedar Ackawi cheese.Samples of the product collected and tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Admi...


Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be dangerous

Deep frying a turkey can raise your chances of a holiday mishap

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner should not be a dangerous undertaking. But in recent years, new hazards have emerged because more chefs have decided to deep-...


Disney to pour billions into its theme parks

The company’s parks and resorts are a key part of its overall growth plan

Disney will be investing around $24 billion to “supercharge its theme park division,” according to a report from the New York Times. The company will spend...


Majestic Meat Company recalls ground beef

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

Majestic Meat Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling approximately 532 pounds of ground beef, ground beef patties, and meatballs.The products ma...


Swift Beef Company recalls ground beef

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

Swift Beef Co., of Hyrum, Utah, is recalling approximately 99,260 pounds of raw non-intact ground beef.The products may be contaminated with E. coli O1...


Florida adds CVS and Walgreens to opioid suit

The state claims manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are to blame for addiction epidemic

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has amended her suit in state court against opioid manufacturers, naming pharmacy retailers Walgreens and CVS as additio...


Amazon now selling live Christmas trees

The company will deliver full-size trees right to customers’ doorsteps

Through a partnership with Hallmark, Amazon is now giving consumers the ability to purchase a live, full-size Christmas tree on its site. The online re...


A low-gluten diet could be the key to better gut health

A study found that even for non-Celiac sufferers, consuming gluten in smaller doses has health benefits

In recent years, eating gluten-free has become trendy among many consumers, regardless of whether or not they suffer from Celiac disease. Cutting out glute...


Tesla buys trucking companies to increase deliveries

The company says using trucks drastically cuts down on the time it takes to get cars to the East Coast

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that his company “bought some trucking companies” to help boost its Model 3 delivery capacity and help it emerge from wha...


Bernie Sanders takes aim at Walmart

Senator introduces bill to force big retailers to raise workers' wages

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced legislation to prevent the nation's largest retailer from buying its own stock until it raises workers' wages....


Gas prices follow oil prices lower

Crude's free-fall is a holiday gift for motorists

Heading into next week's Thanksgiving holiday, motorists in just about every part of the country will find lower gasoline prices, making the trip to Grandm...


LÍLLÉbaby recalls baby carriers

The sliding chest-clip strap can detach from the shoulder strap

LÍLLÉbaby of Golden, Colo., is recalling about 6,600 Active Series baby carriers.The sliding chest-clip strap can detach from the shoulder strap, posin...


Google Maps is ready for Thanksgiving. Are you?

Seldom-used features could help you avoid holiday traffic and make mincemeat of other holiday hassles

Lydia Maria Child probably never imagined that when she wrote the song “Over the Hill and Through the Woods To Gran...


AT&T CEO calls for net neutrality legislation

The executive says there should be legislation around consumer data protection

AT&T; chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has called on a politically-divided Congress to pass legislation supporting net neutrality, arguing that certain...


FCC begins first 5G spectrum auction

It brings revolutionary wireless service a step closer

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken the first step toward large-scale deployment of 5G wireless service by opening new high-band spectrum...


Consumer prices jump in October

But the increase was largely due to gas prices, which are now falling

The government's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation in the economy, rose 0.3 percent in October, well above the Federal Reserve's inflation...


Strength training linked to improved heart health

Researchers say consumers don't need to lift too many weights to see positive effects

While many consumers think that hitting the weight room is only making them stronger and more muscular, a new study found that there may be health benefits...


Robocalls hit an all-time high

The FCC and a coalition of states have declared war, but patience and good judgement is the mantra for consumers for now

The number of robocalls for October raised the bar to an all-time high of 5.1 billion across the U.S. This is the first time the scourge has passed the 5 b...


Honda cleans up in the KBB Best Buy Awards

The carmaker dominated the SUV and sedan categories

The end of the year is closing in fast, and in addition to festive holidays, it usually holds attractive deals on new cars and trucks.Each year Kelley...


American Honda recalls ROVs

An incorrectly installed throttle body can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards

American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 56,000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).An incorrectly installed throttle...


Ganaderos Borges recalls pork patties

The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials

Ganaderos Borges of Naguabo, P.R., is recalling approximately 14,760 pounds of pork patties.The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials...


FDA may begin process of banning menthol cigarettes

The agency says the mint flavoring makes it easier to start smoking and more difficult to quit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is prepared to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes, a report from The Wall Street Journal has suggested.The...


Lyft to launch a new rewards program next month

In December, the company will let select riders earn points that can be put toward upgrades

Lyft announced today that it’s gearing up to launch a new loyalty program for riders. Set to launch in December 2018, Lyft Rewards will let passengers earn...


eBay launches home services on its site

Shoppers will be able to buy assembly or installation services alongside certain purchases

Online e-commerce site eBay announced today that it’s teaming up with Handy, Porch, and InstallerNet to offer in-home installation and assembly services on...


MoneyGram to pay $125 million in FTC settlement

The agency said the company had not complied with previous settlement

MoneyGram International has agreed to pay $125 million in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which charged the company of failing to ful...


Researchers call for ban of many popular insecticides

A study suggests that exposure for pregnant women could come with great health risks for newborns

Insecticides may do their job around the house, but they could also be causing a slew of health problems.In an effort to protect consumers’ health, a g...


MoviePass is going to the… dogs?

The movie subscription service tries a ‘barketing’ gimmick to soften up its remaining patrons

It’s not April Fools Day, right?Then, why is MoviePass sending out an email to its customers saying that the company’s marketing department is now bein...


Sears closing 40 more stores

The company is reportedly struggling to secure needed financing

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, continues to get smaller.The company has announced it is closing an additional 40 stores...


Kubota recalls mowers and compact tractors

Hot coolant can spray out from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank

Kubota Tractor Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, is recalling about 121,000 Kubota zero turn mowers, compact tractors, and ride-on mowers.Hot coolant ca...


Sprout Creek Farm recalls 'Margie' cheese

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is recalling 132 wheels of "Margie" cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses h...


Ford buys scooter-sharing startup Spin

The company joins other automakers who have invested in alternative modes of transportation

Ford announced Thursday that it purchased Spin, a San Francisco-based scooter-sharing startup, as part of a larger strategy to expand its last mile transpo...


Various Duncan Hines cake mixes recalled

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Conagra is recalling Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow cake mixes.The recall was prompted by a p...


Wells Fargo reveals more erroneous foreclosures

The bank reports additional mortgage customers were wrongly denied a modification

Wells Fargo still hasn't completely put its bad news behind it. The bank has acknowledged that it didn't offer mortgage modifications to hundreds more borr...


Verizon drops price of unlimited data plan

Customers who set up Auto Pay can get $5 off the price of certain Prepaid plans

Verizon announced on Tuesday that it is lowering the price of its Prepaid plan, which gives customers unlimited talk, text, and data with no annual contrac...


Barcelona Nut Company recalls pistachios

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Md., is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in-shell pistachios.The products may be contaminated with Salmone...


CFMOTO recalls ROVs

The throttle pedal can be pushed past the throttle stop and not return to the idle position

CFMOTO Powersports of Plymouth, Minn., is recalling about 1,800 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The throttle pedal can be pushed past the thro...


Facebook to set up shop inside Macy’s stores

It’s a win for everyone involved: more exposure, more traffic, more goodwill

Macy’s and Facebook are going into business together.Nope, they’re not selling user data. Their partnership revolves around 100 e-commerce brands that...


FCC chairman demands solution to robocalls

The agency’s head has ordered telecoms to find a way to stop 'spoofing'

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is ordering the telecom industry to come up with a solution to the growing number of robocalls th...


FedEx to raise shipping rates in January

Costs are going up between 4.9 and 5.9 percent

More consumers are shopping online, not just at Amazon but at brick and mortar retailers too. But getting those packages delivered is going to cost more....


Back pain in older women could be a fatal red flag

A new study suggests that chronic or frequent back pain may be responsible for increased mortality risk

Experiencing back pain can oftentimes leave consumers out of commission for a few days and lead to several trips to the chiropractor. And while many see ba...


Fantasia Accessories recalls slap bracelets

The metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it

Fantasia Accessories Ltd., of New York is recalling about 22,500 slap bracelets.The metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it and expo...


Nutrisca recalls dry dog food

The products contain elevated levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Mo., is recalling its Chicken & Potato dry dog food.The product contains elevated levels of Vitamin D.Whe...


Cell phone radiation linked to brain cancer in rats

Some rats exposed to cell phone radiation developed brain tumors, compared to zero percent in the control group

A study and review that were decades in the making suggest that cell phone radiation can increase the risk of brain tumors, according to researchers at the...


Realtors see rising home prices in 2019

But buyers may have increasing leverage in some popular markets

It's been a mixed year so far for both home buyers and sellers. Prices continue to rise, along with mortgage rates, but homes aren't selling nearly as quic...


Tesla offers discount for its Autopilot feature

Tesla drivers can purchase the features for a discounted price of $5,500 at the end of a 30-day trial

Tesla is offering a discount on its Autopilot package as part of a push to get more drivers to use the driver assist features, Elektrek reports.Last we...


Offering advice to co-workers is best when asked

New research suggests keeping to yourself at work until called on for assistance

For most consumers, the office is where they spend a significant portion of the day. Interacting with co-workers can not only build friendships, but many b...


Procesadora La Hacienda recalls corned beef

The product may be contaminated with soft plastic and metal

Procesadora La Hacienda of San Lorenzo, P.R., is recalling approximately 2,400 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef.The product may be contaminated with...


Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

The sixth sign-up season brings several changes, including the availability of short-term plans

The six-week-long Affordable Care Act enrollment season kicked off on Thursday, and this year consumers will find more choices and stabilizing premiums....


Top Uber drivers to get free college tuition

UberPro is a program to encourage the best drivers to spend more time behind the wheel

To incentivize its drivers, Uber is offering a package of benefits, including free college tuition, to drivers who qualify for its new UberPro status.T...


Model year 2019 Jeep Cherokees recalled

Improper transmission calibration may result in a stall

Chrysler(FCA US LLC) is recalling 86,053 model year 2019 Jeep Cherokees with 2.4L engines.Improper transmission calibration may result in a stall, whic...


Toyota recalls model year 2018-2019 Tundras

The load capacity modification label may contain inaccurate information

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 508 model year 2018-2019 Tundras.The accessory all-weather floormats may have been counted twice...


Google gives more privacy power to the consumer

A search settings upgrade will allow consumers to control the ads they see

Personal data privacy has never been at a higher pitch. Just ask Facebook. Or Yahoo. Or the U.S. Supreme Court.Google, for one, has gotten the message...


Amazon opens its Black Friday Deals Store

The online retailer joins the race for holiday shoppers

With the turn of the calendar, the countdown to Black Friday is underway.Amazon is one of the first retailers out of the gate, announcing today that it...