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It looks like the Phase One trade deal between the U.S. and China -- a small, first step in ending the trade war -- will soon be signed in Washington.T..
Back in September, the California State Senate moved forward with Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a measure that regulators said would protect gig workers by ensur..
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Experts have compiled the worst passwords of the year for both 2017 and 2018 in an effort to help consumers avoid potential hacks. Now, researchers from th..
Turning 50 means getting a solicitation in the mail to join AARP and having to be on the lookout for age discrimination in the workplace. Both, it appears,..
Earlier this year, researchers discovered how tanning salons’ promotional packages and discount deals were great marketing strategies to attract young cust..
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has won a legal case against the Utah-based operators of a mortgage relief scam. The U.S. District for the District of N..
Consumers looking to kick off the start of a new decade with some travel will have plenty of options to choose from, but a promotion by Japan Airlines (JAL..
The housing market showed surprising resilience in November, as pending home sales rose 1.2 percent from October and 7.4 percent from November 2018.Pen..
The recently passed SECURE Act, which makes changes to rules governing retirement accounts, is getting a warm reception from retirement planners, who are g..
Consumers worried about their privacy can only hope the axiom “As goes California, so goes the nation,” will be a dream come true.On January 1, 2020, t..
With the average cost of a new car or truck around $37,000, consumers are financing their purchases for longer periods of time. But rising costs are also p..
Several retailers have taken steps over the last year to become more eco-friendly and reduce their use of plastic. Whole Foods said in May that it would cu..
Wyze, a Seattle-based producer of smart home video cameras, has announced details of a data breach affecting approximately 2.4 million of its customers...
Earlier this month, ConsumerAffairs reported on a data breach affecting over 3,600 Ring users. Though some information about the leak first came to light i..
Sleep is crucial for consumers of all ages, but recent studies have explored how getting more sleep can be particularly beneficial for teens, especially wh..
As more young people continue to struggle with anxiety disorders, experts have started analyzing potential contributing factors. One recent study conducted..
Ford Motor Company is recalling about 3,900 model year 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators.The convolute protective sleeve on the liquid fuel line..
Often during the holidays, the question of vacations in the new year comes up. If you’re starting to think about where to go in 2020, I’d like to tell you..
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a new rule earlier this week that would require all drones -- or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) -- to be..
With the holidays over and all those related scams out of vogue, scammers are looking for the next consumer pain point. It appears they’ve found a winterti..
Consumers have started taking more eco-friendly measures, including switching up their eating and shopping habits, in an effort to be kinder to the earth...
With the new year quickly approaching, many consumers are starting to make health and fitness goals. With that in mind, findings from a new study show how..
You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Kroger is the latest to offer that advice.Maybe you’ve seen postings on Facebook and elsewhere s..
With the holiday season winding down, many consumers will be looking to kick off the start of a new decade with a New Year’s party. But Starbucks is starti..
With a record number of holiday motorists on the nation’s highways in recent days, demand for gasoline remains high and prices have remained mostly stable...
Ford is recalling 261,000 model year 2017-19 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks.In vehicles with an electric tailgate latch-release switch m..
With all the data piracy going on, it might be a good time to install a password managerIf the worst thing you got from Santa was coal in your stocking..
With a decade drawing to a close, one in four consumers have one major financial regret -- running up a huge credit card balance.A survey by Policygeni..
BMW sales have surged recently, but the luxury carmaker now confirms that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking closely at those sales nu..
The United Parcel Service (UPS) says that consumers will return more packages this year than they did last year in the wake of the holiday season. If that..
Despite a later start than usual due to Thanksgiving falling on November 28, the holiday shopping season finished a strong note. A report published on..
With caffeine intake on the upswing nationwide, many consumers may be wondering how much of the energizing supplement is too much. Now, researchers fro..
Many consumers are waking up today with the realization that they have overloaded their credit card during the holidays with a balance that will take month..
Experts have found ways for consumers to engage in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) during their day-to-day routines. That’s a great thing because t..
Hark! The anti-robo angels sing!While the rest of the world was being sucked into the media’s handicapping of what the U.S. Senate was cooking up in th..
E-cigarettes seem to have dominated the headlines in recent months, but Congress has given final passage to a bill addressing tobacco as well, raising the..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an update today on the number of hospitalizations and deaths associated with EVALI. “E-cigare..
Consumers who installed a Ring video doorbell in their homes may have had their personal information leaked online.Buzzfeed News reports that over 3,60..
As climate change threats continue to loom, consumers have started taking their own measures to lessen their ecological footprints. Now, researchers fr..
While recent studies have found that consumers’ commuting habits can affect their food choices and their overall health, a new study conducted by researche..
Facebook says it will no longer use phone numbers gathered via two-factor authentication to drive its friend suggestion feature.Reuters cites company o..
Wawa, which operates hundreds of convenience stores along the East Coast, has reported details of a payment card data breach lasting nine months and potent..
Chrysler is recalling 15 Mopar steering rack and pinion electric gear assemblies for Ram 1500 trucks (part number 68419897AB) sold as service replacement p..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling six model year 2018-2019 S560s, S560 Cabrioles, and S560 4MATICs with 8-cylinder gasoline engines.The threaded c..
Juul, the grand potentate of e-cigarettes, has taken another punch in the gut. In a study just released by Portland State University (Oregon), research..
Buying prescription drugs from Canada, where prices are much lower, is illegal. But the Trump administration is taking steps to legalize the purchase of so..
For the last few years, Google, Amazon, and other tech giants have competed to get you to buy their smart devices. They’re still competing, but they appare..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a food safety alert over concerns that certain hard-boiled egg products have been infected..
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a settlement agreement with Mercedes Benz USA worth $20 million over how the compa..
By the year 2030, nearly half of the U.S. population will be obese and a quarter will fit under the classification of being “severely obese,” according to..
Grocery chain Giant Eagle has become the first major grocery retailer to commit to removing single-use plastic from its stores by a target date. In the..
While previous studies have highlighted the importance of parents keeping their cool around their kids, a new study found that parents serve as the best gu..
BMW of North America is recalling 32,760 model year 2015-2019 X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles with rear seat lower anchor bars u..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling three model year 2019 GLC300s and GLC300 4MATICs.The electrical connection between the power steering electric m..
In the wake of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ appearance in front of a congressional subcommittee, Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) has gone on record sayi..
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has signed a binding merger agreement with Peugeot S.A. (PSA) to combine the two carmakers into the world’s fourth-largest automotive m..
Consumers shopping for holiday gifts are presented with a lot of choices. While some might choose to buy a gift card or the latest gadget, others take the..
A new report from online real estate marketplace Zillow shows renters spent a combined $4.5 trillion since 2010 to put a roof over their head.That stat..
The Transportation Department reportedly wants the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to increase oversight of discount airline Allegiant Air, citing a..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning consumers of an outbreak of a potentially drug-resistant bacteria that has been tied to pup..
In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Netflix shared how many subscribers it has in several global regions for the first ti..
Over the summer, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that vehicles equipped with smart technology could be at risk of getting h..
While obesity continues to affect all age groups across the country, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel H..
BMW of North America is recalling 7,910 model year 1999 323i and 328i vehicles with Non-Azide Driver airbag Inflators (NADI) manufactured by Takata at one..
If you think that Santa might be bringing you a smart TV for the holidays, it might be smart to pay close attention to what private information it could be..
Attention last-minute holiday shoppers -- if you plan to mail holiday gifts out of town, this is the week you need to get busy.Christmas arrives in the..
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is approving the sale of two new tobacco products that have lower amounts of nicotine than t..
Competition between Amazon and FedEx may be heating up, but it could come at a bad time for consumers who are depending on the services for holiday deliver..
Boeing has announced it will stop work on 737 MAX aircraft currently in production while it awaits action by regulators who will decide when the grounded p..
While trends in antibiotic resistance have been widely studied by researchers, a new study conducted by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has rec..
Several major tech companies -- including Apple and Google -- face a lawsuit which claims they are culpable in the deaths of Congolese children engaged in..
On Monday, Instagram rolled out a new feature that will prompt users to double-check their post captions to avoid offending other people. In a blog pos..
Ford Motor Company is recalling 86,296 model year 2018-2019 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks.The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) may not dim when..
BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 34,396 model year 1999-2000 323i & 328i, and model year 2000 323Ci & 328Ci vehicles with Non-Azide Driver airbag In..
New reports are circulating that credit card companies, hotels, and airlines are going after the jugular of consumers who knowingly violate program rules i..
The holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is not just make-or-break time for retailers -- it’s when fraudsters cash in as well.With peo..
The U.S. and China have agreed on “phase one” of a trade agreement. As a result, China will reportedly nearly double its imports from the U.S., and Preside..
Consumers who use e-cigarettes in hopes of quitting smoking may not be helping their cause. In fact, a recent study suggests that it could be raising their..
Things don’t appear to be getting any better for Boeing and its beleaguered 737 Max aircraft. Following an extended grounding period and an FAA report whic..
Recent studies have linked sleep deprivation with errors in consumers’ memory and a reduced ability to properly complete tasks, which can be troublesome du..
Using payment cards to purchase fuel at gas pumps may have gotten a little more risky. In a security alert, Visa warns that it has detected new cases of fr..
BMW of North America is recalling 74,185 model year 1999-2001 323i, 325i, 328i & 330i, and model year 2000-2001 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT & 325iT v..
The J. M. Smucker Company is recalling specific lots of Special Kitty wet, canned cat food.Ingredients in the product are believed to not meet the comp..
We’re closing in on year three since the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was tasked with canceling federal student loans for thousands of consumers. The..
A solid job market, rising wages, and falling gas prices may result in a record number of people traveling during the holidays.In its annual forecast,..
While countless studies have explored both the physical and mental health risks associated with sleep deprivation, a new study conducted by the American Ac..
While cravings and junk food are hard to ignore during this time of year, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kansas found that con..
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday ruled in favor of McDonald’s in a case filed years ago by workers who sought to hold the company resp..
Facebook has been in the crosshairs of lawmakers and regulators for months. Now, a report suggests the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching an antit..
Motorists planning holiday road trips will likely find stable fuel prices along the way, but prices are significantly higher than at this time last year...
Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 548,000 model year 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring.A front seat belt pretensione..
Facial recognition has become a rather touchy subject. Earlier this year, a $35 billion class action lawsuit was filed against Facebook over claims that it..
While many consumers are quick to reach for prescription drugs when they suffer from chronic pain, a new study could have many rethinking their pain relief..
On the heels of the launch of Disney+, Netflix appears to be mulling a change to its pricing plan options. A new, cheaper pricing plan is currently being t..
Car dealers are offering plenty of end-of-the-year new car deals. But before you go shopping for a car you may drive for a decade, consider what’s coming u..
Dollar General announced on Tuesday that it will start selling cannabidiol (CBD) cosmetic products at 1,100 of its stores in Tennessee and Kentucky. Co..
With Black Friday -- one of the most successful, spending-wise, in recent history -- in the rearview mirror, and the holiday season well underway, many con..
United Auto Workers union members at Fiat Chrysler (FCA) have voted to accept a proposed contract with the company, concluding union negotiations with the..
Consumers hoping to purchase a home in 2020 and who are willing to move should consider Dallas, Tampa, and Las Vegas, along with seven other cities. The Na..
Toyota is recalling about 9,000 model year 2019- 2020 C-HRs, Corollas, and model year 2020 Corolla Hybrids.The recalled vehicles are equipped with rear..
Let’s start with this perspective: you and the entire population of Iraq, Poland, Spain, or Canada all going somewhere at the same time. That sounds like a..
Consumers appear to be spending heavily this holiday season, which is good for the economy. But if they’re putting too much of that spending on credit card..
On Tuesday evening, Google rolled out a new version of its Chrome browser. Version 79 of the browser includes a feature that alerts users if their password..
An internal review carried out by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the wake of the fatal Lion Air crash last October found that Boeing 737 MAX..
The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company Apollo Education Group have reached a record $191 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commissi..
CVS Pharmacy is facing a potential fine of $3.6 million for not following California’s recycling laws. An investigation by the California Department of..
Researchers have been warning consumers about the risks associated with drinking alcohol for years. More recently, those risks have been closely tied to ca..
Many parents struggle to get their kids to follow healthy diets, and those who are less successful wind up being at higher risk for conditions like diabete..
Would you fly on a Boeing 737 MAX? Apparently, that’s not something you are going to have to worry about for a while.The aircraft has been grounded sin..
Blue Grass Quality Meats of Erlanger, Ky., is recalling approximately 121,083 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey breast.The products contain..
Travel insurance, by and large, gets good consumer ratings. While it’s relatively inexpensive, those who buy it and don’t use it might tell you it’s a wast..
It’s very difficult to get through four years of college without taking out student loans because colleges have raised tuition much faster than the rate of..
An online company that enables U.S. residents to obtain a copy of their birth certificate has exposed nearly 800,000 applications, according to Fidus Infor..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections to a pre-made salad product, the Fres..
The number of adults choosing to pursue teaching as a career has declined sharply over the last eight years, according to a new analysis by the Center for..
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia found that taking baby aspirin every day may not be as effective as many experts once b..
While parents of athletes may be concerned about their children’s brain health, a new study could help alleviate some of those nerves. Researchers from..
Predictions that falling inventory levels would heat up the housing market in 2020 might already be coming to pass, according to a new industry report...
While Congress plays pitch-and-catch with quid pro quo on Capitol Hill, China has decided to give the U.S. some tit-for-tat of its own.The Financial Ti..
Lawyers for Sprint and T-Mobile will be in court today, arguing that their proposed merger should be allowed to move forward. The U.S. government has alrea..
Spurred by the belief that broadband internet access should be treated as a “basic human right,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (D - VT) has come up with a new plan t..
Childhood obesity is an important issue for consumers, as researchers have found that there are several different health risks associated with the conditio..
Recent studies have explored the countless ways that the youngest population is vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. Researchers have already found..
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E;) announced on Friday that it has agreed to pay $13.5 billion to settle claims related to several destructive fires in Calif..
More consumers are turning to used vehicles as new car prices continue to reach record levels, according to new data from Experian. But even used car sales..
Something happened in the financial world in mid-September that has not been fully explained but could hold great significance for the U.S. economy -- and..
General Motors is recalling 476 model year 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS vehicles that previously received an inspect-only remedy under a previous recall.Corr..
Chrysler is recalling 99,128 model year 2015-2018 Ram ProMasters with 3.0L diesel or 3.6L gasoline engines and air conditioning.The engine cooling fan..
There’s a new wrinkle in the personal privacy world. Security researcher Brian Krebs stumbled upon the fact that Apple’s iPhone 11 seeks out exactly where..
While recent studies have focused on breast cancer risk factors like diet and weight loss, a new study found that popular hair treatments could also pose a..
Around 6.2 million middle and high school students used tobacco in the past 30 days, according to data released Thursday in the 2019 National Youth Tobacco..
In its first safety report released Thursday, Uber disclosed that it’s received 5,981 reports of sexual abuse and 464 reports of rape over 2017 and 2018. D..
With many consumers concerned about diet and exercise, intermittent fasting has become a popular way to maintain healthy habits, especially for those with..
While some brick-and-mortar retailers are languishing, one name is putting up impressive numbers. Dollar General reports third-quarter earnings topped esti..
Hiring has exceeded expectations for another month, further diminishing concerns that a recession could be right around the corner.The Labor Department..
Gasoline prices have remained fairly stable in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with prices at the pump rising in states where gas has been ch..
Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of its Whole Foods Market Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato.The product contains egg, an allergen not de..
The great winged migration of 2019 continues -- chicken has moved from the frying pan at home to the drive-in window.In a market segment once dominated..
A Trump administration plan announced Wednesday will require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive a helping hand from the government...
A group of twenty women have filed a lawsuit accusing Lyft of not doing enough to protect them against sexual assault or rape. The women claim Lyft allowed..
A coalition of consumer groups is petitioning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a wide-ranging investigation into how large technology and media..
While much research has been done on the negative effects of alcohol and cigarettes during pregnancy, a new study conducted by researchers from the Univers..
With the new year approaching, many consumers may be contemplating cutting back on their alcohol consumption. Based on several reports, doing this could ha..
United Airlines passengers will soon be flying on Airbus jets instead of older Boeing 757 jetliners. The airline this week put in an order for 50 Airbus A3..
Takata is recalling 1.4 million Non-Azide Driver airbag inflators (NADI).The inflators were used in some brands of model year 1995-2000 vehicles and do..
The company that runs the popular video app TikTok has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging that it transfers users’ data to servers in China...
While many consumers prefer rural areas to more populated cities, experts have raised concerns when it comes to health care in small towns. Now, a new..
If you asked consumers who they have to thank for their love of mobile phones, most would probably say Apple, or Nokia, or Samsung. Truth be known, though,..
For years, Sprint failed to keep an accurate count of how many low-income customers it serves through the federal Lifeline program, according to regulatory..
Apple has confirmed an issue causing the entry-level 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro model to shut down randomly while there is still battery power remaining...
Once upon a time, people looked forward to the Christmas holiday season, but a new survey from LendingTree shows financial pressures increasingly dampen th..
Despite consistent reports which suggest that many workers think they aren’t moving ahead financially, new data shows that people working for small busines..
Despite some positive news surrounding cannabis, including efforts by more states to legalize it, a new study conducted by researchers from St. Michael’s H..
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when Starbucks rolls out its holiday promotion, “Starbucks for Life.”The coffee chain has done so once agai..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 24,226 model year 2013-2017 of the vehicleslisted here.Due to a software fault, the date and time for the emerge..
Missa Bay of Swedesboro, N.J., is recalling approximately 75,233 pounds of salads that contain meat or poultry.The lettuce ingredient may be contaminat..
Shoppers flocked to the internet Monday to snap up Cyber Monday deals, spending an estimated $9.2 billion, a new record.Adobe Analytics, which tracks b..
Earlier this year, researchers found that hospital patients could be contributing to the spread of superbugs through their hands. Now, a new study cond..
Trump told reporters in London on Tuesday that he supports the idea of “waiting until after the 2020 election for the China deal.” He said he has “no deadl..
Thanks to the U.S.-China trade war, consumer confidence in America has been on a slippery slope for the last few months.A logical thinker would presume..
In an open letter published Monday, U.S. business leaders pushed for the government to renew its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. The letter come..
Security researchers recently found an unsecured database housing a massive collection of text messages containing private information. Nearly 1 billion en..
Experts have previously provided theories when it comes to kids cheating in school, but a new study conducted by researchers from San Francisco State Unive..
Dexcom, a technology company that makes blood sugar monitors that help diabetes patients monitor their readings on a real-time basis, has confirmed an outa..
Chrysler is recalling 528,594 model year 2011-2013 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.6, 5.7, or 6.4 liter engine.The fuel pump..
As recent studies have revealed, kids suffer from concussions longer than adults. Now, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensla..
While many consumers often point to their diet as a means of bettering their heart health, a new study found that good oral hygiene can produce similar res..
The European Commission (EU) has launched a “preliminary investigation” into Google and Facebook’s data collection practices, Reuters reports. The EU d..
There are ratings and rankings for darn near everything: colleges, weight loss diets, annuities, even how much love consumers have for their cars. Some..
In a timely consumer advisory published ahead of Cyber Monday, the FBI's Portland field office has warned of the dangers of failing to adequately secure sm..
Amazon has removed a series of products from its site after the operators of Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial said the products bore the images of the Nazi deat..
Renters can expect housing costs to rise and availability to decline in 2020, according to housing experts.A new report from real estate marketplace Zi..
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe is recalling 163 Avon Cobra Chrome motorcycle tires, size 240/50R16, manufactured April 8, 2018. through June 1, 2019 (..
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 29,679 of the following vehicles: Model year 2018 E400 Wagon 4MATICs, E400 4MATICs, E43 AMG 4MATICs Model ye..
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