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A group of senators are calling on Jeff Bezos to launch a ‘sweeping internal investigation’ into the issue of unsafe listings
On the heels of a recent Wall Street Journal investigation which found that Amazon had more than 4,000 listings for items that had been declared unsafe by..
The app had been downloaded over 100 million times by users
Google has pulled an app called CamScanner from its Play store after finding that it had been injected with malware. The app, which creates PDFs, had b..
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Researchers have discovered the trends in e-scooter accidents
Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have increased in popularity because they’re a fast and easy way for consumers to get around town at a reduced cost. But..
The officer recorded the encounter and used it as a teachable moment
Scammers who call their victims at random never know who they’re going to get on the other end of the line as they try to scare their victims into giving u..
Officials say they’re still in the process of restoring the impacted systems
The online service portals for hundreds of dental offices were hit with a ransomware attack earlier this week. The attack left many providers without a way..
The agency is trying to determine whether the product has targeted minors
A published report claims the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Juul, the manufacturer of a popular e-cigarette product, to determine whether..
Researchers say that individual food choices make the biggest difference
To help reduce the risk of heart disease, many medical professionals suggest that their patients follow particular diets. But a new study conducted by rese..
Gas prices are 25 cents a gallon less than last Labor Day weekend
In spite of continued strong fuel demand, consumers hitting the road over the Labor Day weekend can expect to find the lowest gasoline prices in three year..
The tech giant is slowly increasing consumers’ service options
Apple says it will now provide independent repair shops -- even small ones -- with parts, tools, training, and diagnostics to service out-of-warranty Apple..
But consumers can still find deals if they know where to look
New car shoppers who like to look for deals over the Labor Day weekend may have their work cut out for them. The deals may not be much better than they cou..
The insurance product may be offered nationwide at a later time
Tesla is branching out into car insurance, insuring the cars that it produces and sells. The company says it will be able to offer “competitively price..
The company says it has ‘no higher priority than combating youth use’
Juul Labs, which has been accused of fueling the teen vaping epidemic through its marketing campaign, has announced a new POS age-verification system that..
The rule-of-thumb is simple: the IRS doesn’t contact consumers electronically
If you see a suspicious email that appears to be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over the next few weeks, leave it alone.At a recent Security Summit..
The latest iteration of intermittent fasting could be the best option for many consumers
Intermittent fasting has become popular among consumers as a way to maintain a healthy weight. Now, experts say a variation of the dieting plan could provi..
Many consumers throw away ‘expired’ food that may still be good to eat
In an effort to discover why consumers are throwing away food, researchers from Ohio State University set out to uncover trends among food waste habits...
A major firewall services provider said an unauthorized party gained access to sensitive user information
Imperva, one of the biggest firewall services providers in the industry, informed its customers on Tuesday that it suffered a data breach. The cybersec..
The front passenger airbag could be damaged when it deploys
Toyota is recalling 135,000 model year 2003-2008 Corollas and model year 2005-2008 Matrix vehicles.The front passenger airbag in these vehicles was rep..
A study shows that entry-level educators must spend more than half their income on rent in many markets
It isn’t just the price of homes that is going up -- rents are getting more expensive too, creating hardships for people just beginning a career.If tha..
Members of the carrier’s MileagePlus program can now use their miles indefinitely
United Airlines has announced that it will no longer bar members of its MileagePlus program from using their frequent flyer miles after 18 months of accoun..
The program will soon be reinstated with privacy safeguards in place
Apple’s recently uncovered practice of letting contractors listen to Siri voice recordings generated privacy concerns among users earlier this month. Now,..
The social media titan is determined to keep the 2020 election from becoming a deja vu of 2016
Following up on its efforts to make political ads process more transparent, the social media monolith is clamping down on which political ads see the light..
Instead of stepping away, many consumers will double down and use social media even more
It’s not uncommon for consumers to spend a good part of their day checking their social media accounts. Researchers from Lancaster University say that spen..
A study shows that both children and parents suffer when daily stresses become too much
While most consumers associate burnout with their jobs, a new study is shedding light on how it can also affect parents and their children.Researchers..
Federal prosecutors claim Anthony Levandowski stole thousands of files before leaving Google
Federal officials have filed an indictment against former Google and Uber executive Anthony Levandowski, accusing him of stealing confidential files when h..
Career Education Corporation was accused of hiring deceptive marketers
Another for-profit college group has agreed to a settlement after facing charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The agency reports Career Educ..
The company says it is prepared to defend itself in court against claims it caused the opioid crisis
On the heels of a judge’s award of $572 million to the state of Oklahoma from Johnson & Johnson, there could be a move by other opioid makers to seek a set..
The battery may shift, possibly disconnecting the terminals in a crash
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 26,584 model year 2018-2019 C300s, C300 4MATICs, and C43 AMG 4MATICs.The mounting bracket for the 12-volt batter..
The move comes a month after AT&T launched automatic robocall blocking for its customers
Verizon has announced that it will turn on spam call filtering by default, starting with eligible Android phones. Previously, only consumers who had opted..
The program is intended to test the security of the company’s Blockchain while it’s still in development
Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with HackerOne on abug bounty program for its Libra cryptocurrency project, which is still in developme..
Apple Watch lovers will still have a version of the app
Reports surfaced on Tuesday that Apple has paused the rollout of technology that would allow people to send text messages to other iPhones (not other platf..
Researchers found that optimistic people had healthier habits
It can be difficult for many consumers to keep a sunny disposition on a daily basis, but a new study conducted by researchers from the Boston University Sc..
The move comes after a vulnerability thought to have been fixed in a previous update was accidentally reverted
Apple has released an iOS update which features a fix for a vulnerability that opened devices to jailbreaks. Last week, security researcher Pwn20wnd fo..
J.D. Power says lenders need to better communicate the cards’ benefits
The recent introduction of the Apple Card drives home a point: just about everyone is now getting into the rewards credit card game.With so much compet..
A survey shows many people are less confident that they’ll be able to do so
Consumers have increased their credit card spending throughout 2019, and the latest data suggests they’re letting those credit card balances get bigger --..
The state had asked for $17 billion
A judge in Oklahoma has ruled in favor of the state and against Johnson & Johnson, finding that the drugmaker bears responsibility in part for Oklahoma’s o..
Researchers suggest the effects go beyond just BMI
A new study conducted by researchers from Aarhus University found that consumers are more likely to develop depression if they carry excess body fat -- eve..
The audible warning signal for an unbelted driver to fasten the seat belt may be disabled
BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 173 model year 2020 BMW 745e xDrives.A software error in the electronic control unit (ECU) may disable the audi..
The seatbelt for a passenger in the rear middle position might not be properly secured,
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 3,435 model year 2018-2019 GLA250s and GLA250 4MATICs.The left anchor plate of the rear middle seatbelt may be l..
Tesla has acknowledged the ‘isolated event’
Amazon has come forward saying Tesla’s solar panels caught fire on one of its buildings last year. The news comes just a few days after Walmart sued Tesla,..
Federal health officials are investigating a rise in ‘severe’ lung illnesses among e-cigarette users
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it has recorded the first death believed to be linked to vaping. Nationwide, ne..
The agency says it wants to increase the number of protected consumers
After many communities were plagued with the effects of the measles outbreaks earlier this year, vaccines are at the forefront of many consumers’ minds. No..
Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar fined $1.2 million for selling obsolete and expired products
Regulators found problems with over-the-counter prescriptions and other products
The next time you’re bargain shopping at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, or Family Dollar, you might want to pay a little more attention to see if a product’s..
In the absence of trade talk progress, tariffs continue to rise
President Trump is ratcheting up the pressure in the ongoing trade war with China, increasing tariffs on Chinese imports in retaliation for China’s latest..
Researchers say just knowing about nutrition often isn’t enough
Learning about healthy eating, especially in school, has been proven to help kids make healthier food choices, but a new study has shown how going beyond t..
The latest sales figures show the market has too many homes consumers can’t afford
New and existing home sales went in opposite directions last month, but a closer examination reveals what they had in common. Many homes -- both new and ex..
Water may drain from the air conditioner into the passenger compartment
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 17,755 model year 2020 GLE350s, GLE350 4MATICs, and GLE450 4MATICs.The air conditioner drain hoses may have been..
The key may removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 679,027 model year 2015-2019 GTIs, model year 2015-2016 & 2018-2019 Golfs, model year 2012-2019 Beetles & Beetle C..
The move escalates the ongoing U.S.-China trade war
On Friday, China announced a new round of tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. The move comes amid an ongoing trade war between the two nations and..
An investigation indicates that thousands of items on the site were either banned or declared unsafe by federal agencies
Thousands of items allowed to be listed on Amazon’s marketplace did not receive passing safety marks from federal regulators, according to an investigation..
However, experts explain that there are a few reasons to hold back
With many consumers concerned about the safety and security of their medical records, researchers at the University of California -- San Diego conducted a..
The new shoulder-to-shoulder effort may lead to real progress
Fifty-one state attorneys general and 12 of the biggest telephone companies in the U.S. are banding together to utilize technology that can identify and bl..
The health benefits of having a dog may outweigh benefits from any other pet
Many children beg their parents for a pet to add to the family, and a new study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic could help make that decision..
The company says it wants to restrict tracking technology
Google has proposed a new set of standards, called the “Privacy Sandbox,” that would strike a balance between protecting consumers’ privacy and allowing ad..
But it all depends on a lot of other factors
It’s long been an article of faith in real estate circles that adding a swimming pool to your home does little to raise its value. But a new study from Len..
The Chicago Tribune says it tested 11 models from four manufacturers
An investigation by the Chicago Tribune found the iPhone 7, set to full power, reportedly emits more RF radiation than allowed by the Federal Communication..
The products may contain fine metal particles
Agropur Cooperative is recalling Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands of ice cream sandwiches.The products may contain fine metal particles.There..
The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Reuven International is recalling Reuven International brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shre..
Experts suggest that health conditions worsen in much the same way for smokers of any kind
Though once believed to help consumers quit smoking, recent research suggests that e-cigarettes can harm consumers’ overall health and well-being in much t..
Airfare deals are abundant almost any time of the year, but consumers have to move quickly to secure them
America has all sorts of “national” days. To go along with all our traditional days, consumers are fed topical days in the hope that celebrating may equate..
A report suggests two ‘Pro’ phones are on the way
Two of the three iPhones Apple is expected to debut next month will be “Pro” phones, featuring an emphasis on the device’s camera performance, according to..
For several months, a key server wasn’t protected with a password
A MoviePass database that was left unsecured may have exposed the credit card and customer card information of nearly 60,000 of the movie subscription serv..
The fruit contains antioxidants that are beneficial for brain development
A new study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found positive health benefits in newborns when expectant mothers drink pomegran..
You might have to find a place other than your wallet to keep it
The Apple Card began open enrollment this week, with the tech giant urging its iPhone customers to begin applying for the new credit card.But while the..
The Alphabet subsidiary is sharing high-resolution sensor data with researchers
Waymo is breaking with tradition and releasing a large amount of data about its progress in developing autonomous vehicles, which may be interpreted as a s..
But a severe shortage of entry-level homes is keeping many consumers on the sidelines
The sputtering real estate market showed new signs of life in July as sales of existing homes rose 2.5 percent from the month before. Year-over-year sales..
The fuel tank may have been improperly welded, allowing a leak
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 128 model year 2020 GLE350 4MATICs and GLE450 4MATICs.The connection between the fuel filler pipe and the fuel t..
Thirty percent of students grade their financial knowledge as a ‘C’ or worse
A new survey of 2019 college students found that 10 percent have the mistaken belief that credit card charges don’t have to be repaid -- that they are, in..
The site is trying to appease regulators following the FTC’s privacy violation charge
YouTube is considering putting an end to its practice of allowing “targeted” ads on videos that are more likely to be viewed by children, Bloomberg reports..
Study findings emphasize the importance of children staying up-to-date on vaccines
With measles outbreaks running rampant across the country earlier this year, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found a..
Breathing problems have been reported, mainly among adolescents and young adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it’s looking into a possible link between severe lung diseases and e-cigarette use..
Besides Big Tech’s data breaches, there’s more that many consumers are probably not aware of
How bad can data breaches get? Let us count the ways…RiskSecurity, a company that makes its living off vulnerability intelligence, breach data, and ris..
The retail giant says the company was at fault due to negligence
Tesla, which has been trying to relaunch its solar panel business, is now being sued by Walmart over allegations that the company’s solar panels caught fir..
A study reveals which groups are most affected by these charges
Staying up-to-date on doctor’s appointments can be critical to consumers’ overall well-being, but the price tag that can come with those visits may make it..
The seam in the front passenger airbag may tear during deployment.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 457 model year 2018 SL65 AMGs, model year 2019 SL63 AMGs and model year 2018-2019 SL450s and SL550s.The front pa..
The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Tip Top Poultry of Rockmart, Ga., is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully-cooked diced chicken.The product may be contaminated with Listeria..
Probes from federal and state officials could be impactful for consumers
The big squeeze on Big Tech continues.A contingent of state attorneys general is perched to launch a joint antitrust investigation into Big Tech. In th..
AT&T has taken issue with the findings
Wireless providers are pretty upfront about it. They tell customers they may slow their data flow when networks get congested. But a new academic study say..
Researchers say the games keep our mental muscles in shape well into old age
A new study has revealed a creative way for older consumers to stay mentally sharp: online games. According to researchers from the University of Calif..
Researchers found that lack of sleep could lead to more than just fatigue
A new study conducted by researchers from the American Heart Association found that consumers who suffer with insomnia could also be at greater risk for mo..
A growing number of automakers are committing to meeting the state’s rules for curbing vehicle emissions
Mercedes-Benz may be the next automaker to agree to meet California’s tougher auto emissions standards, the New York Times reports. In July, California..
The panel will likely recommend ways to ‘address deficiencies’ in the process
A panel created in the wake of the two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes is expected to recommend that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) change the way..
Parents will be able to filter out explicit content on their kids’ accounts
Spotify has announced that it will be launching a new Premium Family plan with parental controls -- a feature it says has been “long-requested” on communit..
Robert Cameron is a former executive with a large student loan servicer
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has named Robert G. Cameron as the Bureau’s private student loan ombudsman, which means he is charged with..
The banned Chinese telecom giant has another 90 days to service existing handsets
The United States government has granted Huawei a 90-day extension to maintain existing telecommunications networks and provide software updates to Huawei..
A report shows that many consumers need to step up their cybersecurity practices
Following up on the release of its Password Checkup extension for Chrome, Google reports there’s some good news and some bad.The good news is that, sin..
Researchers say it the results can be so bad that it'd be better to just pick at random
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia found that many new investors aren’t picking a wide array of stocks, which can..
The retailer says the products on its new food and beverage line have passed ‘rigorous quality and taste tests’
Target is introducing a new flagship food brand, dubbed Good & Gather, to all of its locations on September 15. The retailer says the products comprisi..
The credit card company is recruiting a crypto team
Mastercard, one of the “big four” credit card issuers, is sticking its toe in the cryptocurrency waters.In a recruiting post last week, the company sai..
The court wants to know why the agency waited two years to act
Volkswagen got caught cooking the books on its diesel emissions. Since then, the company has paid millions of dollars in fines and announced a major electr..
Researchers suggest a new way for kids to be in control of the condition
In an effort to help kids better control their asthma, researchers found a new way for young asthma sufferers to go about their medication regimen. Whi..
The agency says the companies used illegal non-disparagement contract language
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved final orders settling charges with five companies that it said violated provisions of the Consumer Review F..
The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Rosemount Sales and Marketing is recalling Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken meat.The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Th..
As part of its effort to boost sales and foot traffic, J.C. Penney will add ThredUp shops to some of its stores
J.C. Penney, which has been forced to close many of its stores due to disappointing sales in recent years, reported smaller losses in the second quarter, a..
The flaw gives attackers the ability to monitor and manipulate traffic between devices
The Bluetooth SIG, the organization that sets standards for Bluetooth communication technology, has issued a security advisory about a critical vulnerabili..
The level of data stolen runs from location check-ins to birthdates, but it differs from user to user
Facebook woke up to another federal lawsuit on Thursday -- the fourth filed against the company so far this month. This go-around, a group of the social me..
Researchers hope to inform consumers about the potential risks
Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects consumers’ airways while they sleep at night. While the condition is problematic in its own right, a new stu..
But their parents appear to be taking out more
A study by Student Loan Hero shows students are taking out fewer loans to pay for their college education. But that doesn’t mean they’ve taken jobs to pay..
A judge blocked the agency’s first attempt eight years ago
Cigarette smokers are probably aware of the health risks associated with smoking, but to drive home the point the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) propos..
Researchers explain it’s a cycle of trauma that holds up around the world
The scope of bullying has increased tremendously with the inception of the internet and social media. In a new study, researchers have found that the taunt..
The national average price is down another five cents this week
The price of gasoline continues to fall across most the the U.S. as growing supplies create more competition.The AAA Fuel Gauge Survey shows the nation..
The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials
Tyson Foods of Pine Bluff, Ark., is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous m..
Short of augmenting their mobile security, the consumer’s power to control situations like this is limited
A bug has been detected in British Airways e-ticketing system which could expose a passenger’s personal data.Researchers at Wandera, a mobile security..
The company is aiming to ‘reduce the number of products sent to landfills’
Amazon has announced that it will soon launch a program that will send unsold products from third-party sellers to charities instead of the dump. Under..
A lawsuit claims the FDA’s review will put many vaping companies out of business
The Vapor Technology Association, an industry group representing 800 vaping companies, has filed a lawsuit seeking to delay the FDA’s upcoming review of e-..
Researchers suggest the trouble comes from routers initiating the use of separate networks
A new study could have consumers thinking twice before connecting to guest networks at their next concert or sporting event. According to experts from..
A study emphasizes where older consumers can expect the biggest threat
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California could have older consumers keeping a tighter eye on their finances.The..
Hackers discovered an unsecured database containing guest records
About 700,000 guests of Choice Hotels -- which is the parent company of chains such as Clarion, EconoLodge, Comfort Inn, and Quality Inn -- may have had th..
Consumers don’t seem to be worried about a recession
Wall Street appears convinced the sky is falling. Consumers are singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” The two groups have very different outlooks on the U.S..
The agency says that recalled batteries are a potential fire hazard
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain Apple MacBook Pros from commercial aircraft, branding them a potential fire hazard.The dec..
Refinancing accounted for most of the increase
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports that home mortgage applications surged 21.7 percent last week from the week before. Refinancing made up a la..
The products may be contaminated with E. coli O121 and O103
Northfork Bison Distributions is recalling ground bison that may be contaminated with E. coli O121 and O103.While there have been no reported illnesses..
The product may be contaminated with Salmonella
Associated Grocers is recalling Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.Canada's Public Health Agency..
On average, TSA processing times run from 9 minutes to 23 minutes
The days of flying through an airport to catch a flight are long gone. Since 9/11, travelers have had to slow their roll and endure the sloth-like TSA pre-..
The company says it’s no longer letting humans listen to users’ audio recordings
Facebook has paid hundreds of its contractors to transcribe users’ messages, according to a Bloomberg report. Sources familiar with the matter, who opt..
Ajit Pai believes the deal will ‘bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans’
On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai made his approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger official. Although critics have..
Researchers say the negative effects were stronger than they expected
Air pollution and climate change have gotten no shortage of headlines recently, and now researchers from the University of Washington have explored how the..
The carriers want to ‘help customers better decide which calls they answer or ignore’
AT&T; and T-Mobile have announced that they will be authenticating calls between their customers in an effort to combat spam calls. Under the new plan,..
Researchers say the findings are especially true for women
A new study has explored the relationship between migraine diagnoses and dementia. Researchers found that the two could be very closely linked, particularl..
The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Delta Pacific Seafood is recalling Western Family brand Original Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Nuggets.The product may be contaminated with Listeria monoc..
The agency is seeking to find out if securities laws were violated
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently investigating California-based real estate title insurance company First American, according..
A group of sites want Google to stop advertising its own search tool at the top of job seekers’ search results
Google’s job search service could be the target of an antitrust investigation from the European Union (EU). In a letter to EU competition commissioner..
Bug bounties aren’t new, but they have a profound effect on both the consumer and the tech world
Apple is taking a major step toward improving its internal security by paying hackers as much as $1.5 million to find flaws in its own devices and software..
An annual survey ranks the nation’s top colleges for value
They’re definitely not the cheapest or easiest colleges to gain acceptance, but MONEY.com has issued its annual list of the best values in a college educat..
Mystery surrounds the ways some products earn that designation
Two U.S. Senators have called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to shed more light on the company’s “Amazon’s Choice” badge program. In particular, the lawmakers wa..
The food has been proven to carry a myriad of health benefits
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Connecticut discovered that walnuts, in addition to providing several other health benefits, co..
Researchers say these diets can increase insulin resistance
A new study conducted by researchers from the University Health Network found that a high-fat diet can lead to insulin resistance, which can be a precursor..
Gasoline and housing led the increase
Inflation picked up its pace in July but is still relatively low, according to the latest report from the Labor Department.The Consumer Price Index (CP..
The products may contain pieces of metal
Agropur Cooperative is recalling Idéale brand, Iceberg Premium brand and Originale Augustin brand ice cream and frozen yogurt.The products may contain..
The automaker maintains that Tesla vehicle fires are ‘exceptionally rare events’
A Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot caught fire and exploded over the weekend after colliding with a tow truck in Moscow. The car was being driven by Russian..
Subscribers pay a monthly fee to have new shoes delivered multiple times a year
Nike launched a subscription service for kids called Nike Adventure Club on Monday. The service aims to give parents an alternative means of navigating the..
Canon has advised its customers to take several precautions in light of the discovery
Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered a security vulnerability on Canon digital cameras. In a report issued Monday, res..
Vendors are rushing to get patches in place, but there’s uncertainty about when the problem will be fixed completely
Windows 10 users are facing another critical warning -- one which could potentially impact millions of users.As part of a presentation at hacker clamba..
And that doesn’t count their credit card bills
A new survey finds young borrowers are paying more than 20 percent of their take-home pay to service their student loan debt, which exceeds $1.5 trillion d..
The FCC sought to make exceptions to speed deployment of faster wireless service
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has encountered another roadblock in its effort to speed the rollout of 5G wireless service.A federal court..
Researchers emphasize the importance of providing consumers with healthy options
Researchers from the European Society of Cardiology have found that having greater access to fast food could have a direct impact on consumers’ health...
Researchers suggest placing a stronger emphasis on proteins and fats
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen is urging type 2 diabetics to rethink their diets in order to better regulate their..
School is right around the corner for many young consumers
Though August is just heating up, back-to-school season is right around the corner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants parents to b..
The idea is still in test mode, but it has the makings of a shot across Amazon’s bow
Uber continues to extend its influence to all walks of life -- rideshare, e-bikes, even air transportation. On Friday, the company confirmed that it’s beta..
The $35 billion class action suit claims Facebook harvested consumer biometric data without consent
A class action lawsuit targeting Facebook’s collection of biometric data has cleared its latest hurdle in court. On Thursday, the United States Court o..
The plaintiff says Tesla is reducing how far cars can drive on a full charge to avoid a recall
Tesla has had its share of headaches in recent months and here’s another one: a Tesla owner has filed a lawsuit claiming the company used a software update..
Initially, many experts aren’t that impressed
The Apple Card, Apple’s branded credit card announced earlier this year, began to roll out this week. Some iPhone owners were able to apply for the car..
The agency said 44 e-cigarette and hookah products did not have authorization to be sold in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to four companies to demand that they stop selling certain flavored e-cigarette and ho..
With over a year to go before the presidential election, many users say they’re ‘worn out’
Are you already tired of seeing political posts and tirades on your social media feed? If so, you’re certainly not alone. A recent survey conducted by..
Oil continues to get cheaper, and that makes filling up less painful
A steep drop in world oil prices is putting downward pressure on gasoline prices, giving motorists cheaper fuel prices as the summer driving season winds d..
The brake booster pump may fail
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 6,925 model year 2019 Lexus LS500, LC500, ES300h, UX250h, LS500h, Toyota Prius, RAV4 HV, model year 2..
The company says its user agreement allows it do so
“Shh” seems to be the operative word these days at Big Tech. Earlier this year, ConsumerAffairs reported on Amazon employees eavesdropping on consumer’s in..
Many sellers increase prices to draw buyers in
Does the idea of shopping locally appeal to you as a consumer? If it does, then you may be paying more for your products without even realizing it.A re..
The lawmakers want to know what Facebook is doing to protect children’s privacy
Two U.S. senators have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over what they say is a disturbing privacy issue related to its Messenger Kids app...
Researchers say workers who are exposed to more unhealthy options going to and from work have higher BMIs
A new study has found that consumers’ commuting routes could be affecting their weight. According to the researchers, when consumers pass fast-food res..
Having a positive view on life reduces stress and helps consumers rest more easily
Getting enough sleep is crucial for consumers of all ages, though it can be difficult for many people to fall asleep and stay asleep. Now, researchers..
Pulling a vehicle report can help consumers avoid paying too much for a worn vehicle
Getting a vehicle report from a company like Carfax before buying a used car has become more common. These reports are not infallible, but they can alert p..
The agency said that sensitive information in users’ emails was shared for market research
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with an email management company that allegedly deceived consumers about what information it accessed and us..
The Active Brake Assist may malfunction
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 1,957 of the following vehicles: Model year 2019 C300 Cabrios, C300A Cabrio 4MATICs, C300 Coupes, C300 Coupe 4..
The left side wheel bolts may loosen over time.
BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2019 X5 xDrive50i and X7 xDrive40i vehicles.The left side wheel bolts may have been insufficiently ti..
One cybersecurity researcher says passwords are a particular concern
Have you purchased anything at CafePress? T-shirt, coffee mug, flip-flops? If you have, you could be one of the 23 million CafePress consumers who had thei..
The online retail giant will need to rely more on its own infrastructure to get packages to consumers
FedEx has announced that it is severing ties with Amazon and will no longer be using its fleet of delivery trucks to ship the company’s packages to consume..
The beleaguered company is still struggling post-bankruptcy
It’s a storyline that consumers have become all too used to over the past few years: Sears and Kmart are closing more store locations. After being snat..
Researchers suggest swapping red meat for poultry
A new study revealed that consuming too much red meat could increase the risk of developing breast cancer, though swapping red meat for poultry could help..
Cutting back on animal-based foods could be better for overall health
A new study conducted by researchers from the American Heart Association revealed the health benefits of consumers switching to more plant-based diets. Acc..
The company will contest regulatory penalties in the UK
Marriott’s recent data breach has proved quite costly. The company says it has booked a $126 million charge to pay for its massive data breach that was rev..
Researchers say pay TV services aren’t doing enough to keep their customers
If you’ve cancelled your cable TV subscription and are relying on video streaming services for your entertainment, you are no longer just a trend-setter. Y..
Consumers can pay $12.99 per month for all three streaming services
Cord-cutters rejoice! Another new streaming service bundle has been announced that will deliver sports, TV shows, movies, and children’s content.Disney..
The chain will test the product at 685 locations
Subway is the latest fast food chain to offer a plant-based “meat,” partnering with Beyond Meat to introduce a meatless meatball sub.The move follows B..
The hot property on the robocall lot is Social Security spoofing
The July robocall report has hit the stands, and just when we thought we were out of the woods thanks to three consecutive months of fewer calls, that tren..
Companies selling opioids are facing thousands of lawsuits
Three major opioid companies have proposed paying a $10 billion settlement over claims that they played a part in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, accordi..
The company has been accused of mistreating and misusing temporary employees
Following reports that its employee base is primarily made up of independent and temporary contractors, Google has been taken to task by a group of senator..
Expecting mothers who experience high levels of stress or emotion could be affecting their unborn children
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge found that parents’ prenatal stressors and emotions can indicate how children will be..
Escalation of trade tensions has investors running scared
Wall Street suffered its worst single day of the year on Monday as concerns about deteriorating trade conditions produced a wave of selling.President T..
The upscale retailer says it will seek a buyer
It turns out that high-end retailers aren’t immune to the retail apocalypse. Barneys New York has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced..
Combination of falling interest rates and slowing home price increases works in buyers’ favor
Consumers hoping to buy their first home, or perhaps move up, have been plagued by numerous headwinds over the last year, but those winds may be shifting...
Online dating sites don’t always vet users, so consumers should verify who they’re talking to
Confidence/romance fraud -- also known as “catfishing” -- continues to rise, with more than 18,000 people claiming they were hit by the love bug to the tun..
The administration is rolling back tougher penalties on carmakers
Attorneys general from 13 states have filed a lawsuit to block the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) final rule that reduces..
Researchers say there are better transportation options for those who are environmentally conscious
Many companies that produce e-scooters are quick to point to the environmental benefits of using them for transportation, but a recent study suggests that..
The virus affects toddlers differently, according to researchers
A new study has revealed the very different ways exposure to the Zika virus as an infant can manifest by the time the children become toddlers. In a te..
Researchers suggest that social interactions can keep the mind sharp
A new study conducted by researchers from University College London found that seniors can help reduce their risk of dementia by staying socially active...
Spoofing texts and placing international robocalls are now illegal
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new regulations that ban caller ID spoofing of text messages and phone calls originating outside th..
The promise extends to all ‘Made by Google’ products
Google has become the latest company to promise that it will be improving its sustainability efforts in the coming years. In a blog post on Monday, the..
Consumers will be able to order prescriptions and products and have them delivered to their doors
CVS Pharmacy announced on Monday that it is jumping on the home delivery bandwagon with the nationwide rollout of its CarePass program.Touted as a loya..
Consumers hunting for jobs are still finding plenty of positions available
A growing number of economists worry that a recession could be ahead, but the job market has yet to suggest it.Last week’s July employment report shows..
The airbags may be deactivated or deploy inadvertently
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 27,822 model year 2015-2016 Tiguans and CCs.The airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have a defective powe..
Free credit reports, credit freezes, and other smart moves are available to every consumer
In the wake of Capital One’s recent data breach, ConsumerAffairs sees a lot of questions swirling around -- was I affected, what did they get, what should..
Researchers say these vehicles are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks
With autonomous vehicles at the forefront of many consumers’ minds, a new study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explored..
In response to privacy concerns, the company has temporarily suspended its ‘grading’ program
Apple has temporarily pulled the plug on a program that let its employees listen to Siri voice recordings. The practice was called “grading,” and it was in..
Many dealers are making deals to get rid of 2018 models
The price of new cars keeps going up, but fortunately for consumers, financing costs are coming down.Automotive publisher Edmunds reports that the aver..
Experts call for greater transparency among the countries involved
In a new study, researchers deconstructed the struggles many nations are facing in trying to gain ground when it comes to meeting the tenants of the Paris..
The meatless patties have been cleared by the FDA to be sold across the U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved direct-to-consumer sales of the Impossible Burger. Starting September 4, Impossible Foods’ meatless pat..
The national average price falls another three cents a gallon
Gasoline prices drifted lower during the week for the final stretch of the vacation and summer driving seasons.The AAA Fuel Gauge Survey shows the aver..
Infant fatalities have been reported involving other inclined sleep products
Dorel Juvenile Group USA of Foxboro, Mass., is recalling about 24,000 Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinets; Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinets...
‘Overwhelming’ public response to the settlement could result in small cash payments, the agency says
Earlier this week, customers affected by the Equifax data breach of 2017 were promised either a $125 check or free credit monitoring courtesy of Experian...
Policymakers suggest that may be it for a while
The Federal Reserve has cut its key interest rate a quarter of a point but suggested it isn’t part of a cycle of lower rates.Wall Street fully expected..
The company is aiming to cut down on cardboard waste
Amazon will soon introduce new package guidelines for sellers as part of a larger effort to curb its environmental impact and maximize efficiency. Star..
Several state attorneys general argue that the start date of the merger trial should be pushed back
Last week, the $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint gained approval from the Department of Justice. However, the deal -- which hasn’t yet closed --..
The company reports that the stolen data was piecemeal and did not contain complete personal records
Here a breach, there a breach, everywhere a breach -- or so it seems. Word comes from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that textbook publisher Pearson’s d..
The nutrition information was most concerning to researchers
Findings from a new study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University suggest that consumers are being negatively affected by the high amount of..
Previously protected areas used for hiking and camping are now being threatened by gas development operations
While countless efforts are being made by consumers to reduce their carbon footprints, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of New Hamp..
The voluntary move is aimed at preventing ‘hot car’ deaths
Hyundai said it will install rear seat reminder systems as standard equipment on most new models by 2022, a move aimed at preventing children from being ac..
Two powerful Dodges top the list
If you drive either a Dodge Charger HEMI or a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you’d better keep a close eye on it. Both models top the Highway Loss Data Ins..
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