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A Republican elected to Congress has died of COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 19,551,716 (19,334,..
Boeing says the FAA’s recertification process gave it the opportunity to create a more efficient version of the aircraft
American Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to return the once ill-fated 737 MAX to service. Two years after all 737 MAX were grounded following tw..
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The 2020 pandemic has made financial matters a greater priority
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upset just about everything in 2020, including personal finance. It’s not surprising then, as people look ahead to 2021..
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the money started flowing Tuesday night
You might want to check your bank account this morning. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the first stimulus payments began hitting some people’s acco..
A forecast suggests that it will be the steepest rise since 2005
Rents actually went down a bit during the pandemic, but a new report from real estate marketplace Zillow suggests that this break for renters is coming to..
Alaska Airlines becomes the first U.S. airline to adhere to new DOT rules on emotional support animals
Service dogs are acceptable, but there are new rules for them as well
In a move to reflect recent changes to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) rules regarding emotional support animals on its flights, Alaska Airli..
After 2020, the restaurant chain says Americans need an energy boost
Do you have a hard time getting an active start to your day? Dunkin’ Brands is offering a solution -- a cup of coffee with 20 percent more caffeine.Sta..
The results provide further evidence that avocados are an essential part of consumers’ diets
Recent studies have highlighted how following diets high in gluten or sugar can negatively impact consumers’ gut health, but a new study conducted by resea..
Researchers say prioritizing wellness in these ways can lead to several health benefits
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago highlighted three ways that consumers can boost their mental health: getting quality slee..
The home batteries can overheat, posing a risk of fire
LG Energy Solution Michigan of Holland, Mich., is recalling about 1,815LG Chem “RESU 10H” Lithium-Ion Residential Energy Storage Systems. The home batte..
The front doors have faulty side impact crash sensors
Audi is recalling 166 model year 2021 A6 Allroads, Q7s, RS6s and RS7s. The electrical connector can detach from the door crash sensor in either of the f..
The products did not undergo federal inspection
CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company of Philadelphia, Pa. , is recalling approximately 128,841 pounds of pork products. The products did not undergo feder..
Complaints from some hospitals about vaccine distribution
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 19,334,975 (19,151,..
Several card issuers have made adjustments as the pandemic has limited travel
Consumers who have a travel rewards card may find that it hasn’t been all that useful during the pandemic since travel has been limited. But a number of ca..
There are plenty of shifts awaiting foodies as COVID-19 continues to reshape our world
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the relationship between food producers and consumers on its head. Shortages of products like meat pushed more plant-based..
Experts say that infants’ health is protected despite their mothers’ exposure to the virus
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, several studies have looked at health outcomes related to pregnant women contracting the virus and the potential..
Experts say that finding ways to be altruistic can yield the most happiness in the new year
With 2021 just days away, many consumers may be planning what they’d like to accomplish in the new year. Though these resolutions may be difficult to stick..
The company wants to cater to a wider audience as competition heats up
TV and movie lovers who have feasted on Netflix Originals like “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “Ozark,” and “The Queen’s Gambit” are about to get a lot mor..
Low mortgage rates and the pandemic are fueling the rise
Two industry reports show that home prices have surged in the final months of 2020, offsetting the advantage buyers got from record-low mortgage rates...
The process will go more smoothly if you have a gift receipt or packing slip
A holiday ritual is returning holiday gifts that are the wrong size, the wrong color, and just plain wrong. In this year of the pandemic, making these retu..
Millennials and young parents may be pushing their luck when it comes to finances
While holiday spending showed a modest increase this year, the people doing the spending were racking up a serious amount of debt. According to a Decem..
A vaccine ‘passport’ may be key to getting back to normal
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 19,151,651 (18,986,..
Scammers will likely target the new round of payments from the government
Consumers across the U.S. will soon be receiving some much-needed government aid now that President Trump has signed the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill. But..
The agency recorded nearly 1.3 million travelers going through airport checkpoints
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has basically been begging consumers to stay home for the holidays to prevent a huge spike in new COVI..
People are leaving big city life for something more manageable and less expensive
A full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic may still be out of sight, but some cities across America are already positioning themselves to bounce back from..
Experts say this could also affect kids who haven’t been diagnosed with asthma
While recent studies have shown how environmental factors can increase the likelihood of young kids developing asthma, a new study conducted by researchers..
Credit may be more expensive and harder to come by
When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck in March, credit card companies reacted almost immediately, unilaterally closing some accounts and approvin..
Researchers worry about the effect on young people’s brain development
As more and more studies highlight the health concerns associated with vaping -- which include serious lung damage and heart issues -- a new study conducte..
The integrated electronic brake system may malfunction
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 8,176 model year 2019-2020 Nexo Fuel Cell and model year 2019-2021 Kona Electric vehicles. The Integrated Electronic Bra..
The front fender can detach and cause the front wheel to stop abruptly
Cycling Sports Group of Wilton, Conn., is recalling about 1,270 Cannondale Canvas NEO bicycles. The front fender can detach and cause the front wheel to..
Biden considers order to increase vaccine production
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 18,057,172 (17,860,..
The CDC has yet to issue any travel-related guidance on the new coronavirus variant
Earlier this week, several European countries issued travel bans after a COVID-19 variant was found in the United Kingdom. Now, the U.S. government is pond..
The Treasury Secretary has promised a speedy distribution of funds
Congress has given final approval to a coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Americans will start receiving direct..
A number of student debt relief policies were proposed this year
Student debt in the U.S. ballooned to over $1.7 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to Federal Reserve estimates. That figure represents a..
Researchers worry about how consumers’ heart health is affected by varying blood pressure readings
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter has found that consumers could be at a greater risk of early death if their arms yield d..
The program offers vulnerable users a way to further secure their accounts
Facebook has announced that it will be giving more people access to its security monitoring platform, Facebook Protect, in 2021. The program was offere..
Ripple maintains that XRP is a currency and doesn’t have to be registered as an investment contract
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly launching a Christmastime lawsuit against Ripple Labs, alleging that the company violated laws a..
Officials say the proteins in the more contagious version of the coronavirus are 99 percent the same
German biotech firm BioNTech said Tuesday that it could create a vaccine for the new coronavirus variant in six weeks if necessary. A new, more contagi..
The tech giant is said to have made a big advance in battery technology
Apple’s automotive project, which has started and stopped numerous times in the last six years, is reportedly hitting the accelerator again. Reuters, q..
Experts say that spending time away from home allows consumers time to refresh
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland explored the benefits associated with taking a social holiday. This type of tri..
The brake hose/brake line connection may leak
Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 562 model year 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris right-hand drive vehicles. The screwed fittings between the rigid st..
Officials say the new coronavirus mutation could be up to 70 percent more contagious
Several European countries have halted travel due to concerns of a new and more contagious strain of the coronavirus that has appeared in the U.K. U.K...
A new virus strain appears in the U.K.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 17,860,634 (17,269,..
Those who do plan to travel are mostly choosing to do so in the safety of their own vehicle
The COVID-19 pandemic is weighing heavily on consumers’ decision to stay home or travel somewhere during the December holidays.According to new researc..
The measure will send direct payments to Americans and aid small businesses
After nine months, Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a nearly $900 billion aid package to help businesses and individuals cope with th..
There are additional forms to fill out, but the upsides are good for itemizers and charitable donors
While the coronavirus hasn’t given Americans much in the way of something nice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants taxpayers to know it actually does..
Just because you feel fine after one drink, that doesn’t mean you should get behind the wheel
A new study conducted by researchers from The Physiological Society has found that consumers’ hand-eye coordination can be impaired even when their blood a..
Customers can schedule a time for FedEx to pick up their return
Walmart has announced that it’s giving consumers the option of returning orders without having to leave their home. In a blog post on Monday, the company s..
Tens of thousands of furloughed employees should be called back to work
Under the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus agreement reached Sunday, U.S. airlines are scheduled to receive $15 billion in additional federal aid. The deal w..
Experts say milk could have a positive effect on the development of infants’ immune systems
Drinking milk has been linked with health benefits for young kids, and now researchers have found that it could also benefit infants. According to find..
One tech expert says consumers might want to ignore those requests
If your web browser has recently updated, or you’ve loaded some new browser extensions, you may be seeing a message when you visit certain free content sit..
The rear light wiring harness may be missing scuff protection
Audi is recalling 5,426 model year 2021 RS5 Sportbacks, S5 Sportbacks and model year 2020-2021 Audi A5 Sportbacks The wiring harness for the rear lights..
The shots are expected to be available to the general public in a few months
CVS and Walgreens are starting to send teams of pharmacists to nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country to administer COVID-19 vaccin..
Like a lot of government agency guidance, there are lots of caveats employers should consider
With the initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines being administered and additional vaccines getting the green light, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commi..
Walgreens and CVS are getting the vaccine to nursing homes
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 17,269,542 (17,011,..
The agency is sharing five warning signs consumers should be on the lookout for
It comes as no surprise that there are a plethora of scams rolling out as COVID-19 vaccines begin to be distributed and administered, and all of them are m..
The agency is expected to grant approval later today
An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously, with one abstention, to recommend emergency use authorization (EUA)..
Experts suggest a gentler approach to training dogs
Training dogs can be a difficult process for many consumers, and now a new study is looking at which training methods best serve both dogs and their owners..
The online retailer says those who petitioned to form a union don’t represent the majority of its workers
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will be allowed to vote soon on whether to unionize. If workers at the facility vote to form a union, it would be the f..
The company says the list of victims is likely to keep growing
In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft said it identified more than 40 organizations that were targeted by attackers using “sophisticated measures.”Most..
Experts say that patients’ health outcomes improve when nurses aren’t as short-staffed
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has explored how health outcomes are affected when hospital unit..
Demand is starting to increase and oil prices are rising
Prices at the pump have made their largest one-week advance since before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic drastically reduced demand.The AAA Fuel Ga..
Attachment bolts for the front seats may be incorrectly installed
General Motors is recalling 94 model year 2021 Chevrolet Suburbans & Tahoes, and GMC Yukons & Yukon XLs. During assembly, a repair involved removal of o..
Breakaway pins within the steering column may be damaged
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 161 model year 2020-2021 Toyota Avalons, model year 2020 Avalon Hybrids, RAV4s and RAV4 Hybrids. B..
The drive shaft may corrode and fail
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 210,000 model year 2013-2015 Acura ILXs, model year 2013 Acura ILX Hybrids, model year 2012 Honda Civic Hybrids, mode..
Aid from Congress is still out of reach
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 17,011,532 (16,751,..
Analysts think anything -- like $100,000 or more -- is possible
Evidently, Santa is big on Bitcoin (BTC). The value of the cryptocurrency eclipsed the $21,000–$22,000 resistance range on Thursday, soaring to a new high..
The complaint accuses the search giant of teaming up with Facebook to stifle competition
Ten states have filed an antitrust suit against Google, charging the tech giant of conspiring to form an illegal online advertising monopoly. The action is..
Experts say pregnancy is just as likely for older and younger men following the procedure
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California found that men’s age doesn’t play a role in the success of pregnancy follow..
Researchers say universal screening for COVID-19 is ‘critical’ in vulnerable labor and delivery units
The majority of pregnant women with COVID-19 don’t display any symptoms associated with the virus, according to a study carried out by Mount Sinai research..
The effort is designed to collect detailed, real-time information to slow the spread of COVID-19
United Airlines and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have put a plan into place to launch what the airline calls “the airline indu..
The 40-minute time limit will be lifted through several holiday occasions
Video conferencing platform Zoom has announced that there will be no 40-minute limit on virtual chats during the holiday season. Last month, Zoom annou..
Over three million users are advised to disable or uninstall the extensions right away
More than three million Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge users are believed to have installed extensions that contain malicious code, according to security..
Experts are encouraging parents to keep up with their children’s wellness visits during the pandemic
A new study conducted by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital is exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected parents’ decision to vaccinate..
The driver-side power window switch may fail
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 268,655 model year 2002-2006 CR-Vs. Moisture may enter the driver-side power window master switch, causing the swi..
The front seat belt retractors may malfunction
General Motors is recalling 38,048 model year 2017-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500s & 3500s, and GMC Sierra 2500s and 3500s. The front seat belt retractor..
The Body Control Module software may malfunction
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 737,233 model year 2018-2020 Accord Sedans, Accord Hybrids, and model year 2019-2020 Insights. A software error ma..
Owners will receive recall notices by mail starting in January
Honda has announced that it’s recalling more than 1.4 million cars for a variety of reasons. In filings with the National highway Traffic Safety Admini..
California buys body bags as death toll rises
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 16,751,562 (16,545,..
The social media giant claims Apple’s update threatens millions of small businesses
It looks like Facebook has unfriended Apple. On Wednesday, the social media platform took out full-page ads in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wal..
Massachusetts securities regulators claim the platform is only interested in growing its user base
Stock-trading app Robinhood, which has more than 13 million subscribers, is reportedly set to face a complaint from Massachusetts securities regulators reg..
Injury risks remain very high despite fewer consumers being hurt in recent years
As winter weather starts to touch down across the country, many consumers could be breaking out the sleds on their next snow day. While sledding can be a f..
The company thinks travelers want to visit outdoor destinations that feel safe from COVID-19
Southwest Airlines is not one to wait for the pandemic to be done and gone. On Wednesday, it announced that it’s adding another two destinations, now makin..
If included, the payments would likely be smaller than they were earlier this year
Direct payments to individual Americans are reportedly back in relief package negotiations, the Washington Post reports. Citing three people familiar w..
Experts say the benefits are even better for low-income families
Recent studies have shown how important it is for kids to spend time with their dads, and now researchers from Rutgers University are exploring why this bo..
Experts say it’s even easier to tamper with a digital odometer these days
Odometer fraud, when a seller rolls back the odometer of a vehicle to show fewer miles when it’s sold, was once a common problem. According to CARFAX, a ve..
The products did not undergo federal inspection
The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw, fresh goat meat. The products did not undergo ..
There may be a pinhole in the upper sidewall of the tire
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is recalling 1,827 Firestone Destination LE3 255/60R19 tires with DOT codes 2420 through 2820, and Bridgestone ..
Agency officials will decide whether to issue formal emergency use authorization following a Thursday meeting
In documents released Tuesday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff endorsed Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine as safe and effective. The endorsement put..
Officials say consumers can still get their packages delivered on time if they follow USPS’ suggestions
The pandemic-led upsurge in online shopping has put the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in a serious crunch, leading agency employees and postal industry tracki..
Bill Gates: ‘Normal’ is a long way off
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 16,545,465 (16..
A study shows that fears about costs and safety are stopping many seniors from going to the ER
A new poll conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan has discovered the top reasons why many older consumers may put off going to the emerge..
Two pieces of legislation would require technology firms to comply with a new set of rules
The European Commission, the executive division of the European Union (EU), on Tuesday released two draft policies that would force major technology compan..
The test is an easy way to assess patients who are at the greatest risk
Climbing stairs has been found to boost consumers’ health -- especially for those who struggle to find time to exercise. Now, researchers from the European..
The service is available for $5 for a limited time only
Apple has announced that it will be offering two-hour shipping on items in its stores for a limited time. The company said the new service, which costs $5,..
One commissioner is crying foul because the agency left off other social media companies like Apple and LinkedIn
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) turned up the heat on the social media big wigs on Monday. In a new mandate, the Commission will now require nine tech f..
The animals will lack a molecule that produces allergic reactions in some people
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for genetically engineered pigs for food and medical use.The applicant, medical compan..
The agency and its partners are targeting get-rich-quick operators
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 19 partner agencies have launched a nationwide effort to disrupt a plague of money-making schemes that have prolifer..
The roof rail air bag inflator endcap may detach
General Motors is recalling 9,279 model year 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500 & Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and model year 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 & 3500, and Chevrole..
The refund posture was messy at the beginning of the pandemic, but it’s now flexible and customer-centric
The scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the travel industry -- in particular, cruise lines -- on a rollercoaster ride. Just last month,..
The FDA granted emergency use authorization for one vaccine over the weekend
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as expected, has issued emergency use authorization (EAU) for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine produced by P..
Indoor dining has been halted in New York City
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 16,280,842 (16,067,..
Microsoft says that its user base and systems are safe
Russian hackers, believed to be working on behalf of the Kremlin, were apparently behind an attack into computer systems at the departments of the U.S. Tre..
The company also wants to try out a ‘flexible workweek’ after the pandemic
Google has announced that it’s delaying its planned return to the office until September 2021 in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Google has..
Experts say that consumers struggle to see past misleading posts
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a great deal of misinformation about the virus has been circulated on social media. Now, a new study conducte..
Researchers noted better mental health outcomes from kids who were enrolled in the program
Recent studies have highlighted the academic and social benefits associated with kids attending preschool, and now a new study is exploring how a specially..
Biden health adviser: ‘No Christmas parties’
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 15,645,955 (15,413,..
Some companies are offering bonuses to new hires
The COVID-19 pandemic’s supply chain is getting a boost to the advantage of unemployed workers. With the country readying itself for the distribution of ap..
It’s the first step in distributing the vaccine to Americans
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended approval of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioN..
Many consumers cited pandemic-related reasons for cutting back on spending
Around 40 percent of U.S. consumers plan to spend less than they normally do on gifts this holiday season, according to a survey from CNBC. The organiz..
Teletherapy has made mental health services more accessible to consumers
While mental health has certainly been a concern throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual therapy services have provided a healthy outlet for consumers...
The movie chain continues to fret over studios releasing movies simultaneously on streaming services and in theaters
AMC Theatres has secured a $100 million investment to help keep the beleaguered movie chain afloat, but it says it still needs another $750 million of addi..
Subscribers will pay $8 a month for the service starting in the spring
Disney+ is raising its monthly subscription price to $7.99 a month, a $1 increase. The new price will go into effect March 26, 2021. With the price hik..
Experts say that young people are most attracted to the wide variety of flavor options
There is no shortage of research highlighting the health risks associated with vaping -- especially when looking at the additives that are particularly pop..
Senate objections are holding up passage of a short-term spending bill
In the absence of a short-term spending bill, a government shutdown will go into effect at midnight on Friday, CNN reports. Senate Majority Whip John T..
The rear view camera malfunction could pose a crash risk
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 31,947 model year 2021 Atlas Cross Sports, Tiguan LWBs, Jetta NFs, Jetta GLIs, Golf GTIs, Atlas FLs and Arteons. ..
Water can leak within the generator, causing excessive heat build-up
Neptune Benson of Warwick, R.I., is recalling about 4,650 Delta UV EA-4H-10 ultra-violet generators installed in swimming pools and swim spas. Water can..
Rivets used to attach the handles to the boot can detach
Washington Shoe Company of Kent, Wash., is recalling about 77,400 pair of Western Chief toddler light-up rain boots. Rivets used to attach the handles t..
Jobless benefits claims surged last week
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 15,413,913 (15,189,..
Clean energy is increasingly becoming a bigger part of the energy sector
New York state’s pension fund found itself with a new world record on Thursday when it decided to become the largest pension fund to divest from all of its..
Facebook brands the complaint as ‘revisionist history’
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a group of states, some controlled by Democrats, others by Republicans, are suing Facebook, charging the social medi..
The company has been accused of ‘disclosure failures’
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged General Electric (GE) with misleading stockholders about the financial problems in its insurance a..
Items include movie character-inspired McDoubles, hot cakes, and Egg McMuffins
McDonald’s is giving away food for the holidays. Every day from Monday, December 14, through December 24, the fast food icon is offering daily deals on men..
Experts encourage consumers to stay focused while doing their holiday shopping this year
Though many consumers have already gotten a head start on their holiday shopping, a new study is exploring a trend that could lead consumers to make more u..
The company is aiming to address ‘misperceptions and hesitance’ about vaccines
With an effective COVID-19 vaccine about to be deployed, Google is ramping up its efforts to combat vaccine misinformation. The tech giant announced Th..
Identifying those at risk could give them the best health outcomes down the road
A new study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University found that a genetic skin disorder detected at birth could predict future heart probl..
U.S. homeowners have reportedly gained about $17,000 each in equity due to the pandemic
As home prices rose during the pandemic, homeowners in the United States have collectively gained around $1 trillion in equity, according to a report from..
The percentage of interest-free deals doubled from November
Consumers shopping for a new or used car for the holidays are finding a slightly improved selection on dealers’ lots, but bargains have been hard to come b..
The products did not undergo federal inspection
Continental Glatt Kosher Meats of Spring Valley, N.Y., is recalling approximately 61,504 pounds of turkey, chicken and beef products that did not undergo f..
Passengers are being kept aboard the ship until more tests can be administered
Royal Caribbean may have gotten a little too eager in its desire to start cruising again. Just weeks after the cruise line set out to recruit 100,000 volun..
Senators are reporting problems with testing capacity
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 15,189,410 (14,975,..
The fast food chain is eliminating a subsidy that helped keep the cost of the menu item down
The price of McDonald’s Happy Meals could rise in 2021 as a result of the end of a deal between the fast food giant and its franchisees. Previously, the de..
Experts say successfully distributing vaccines will likely be ‘challenging’
The release of a COVID-19 vaccine could be impacted by dry ice supplies in the U.S., Reuters reports. Dry ice is a crucial factor in keeping doses of m..
Some changes might include caveats, so travelers should make sure they check all of the fare rules on a flight
With the coronavirus vaccine about to shine some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Delta Air Lines is reframing some of its typical restrictions in..
Russian hackers are reportedly being investigated as the likely culprit
FireEye, one of the nation’s leading cybersecurity firms, has shared details of a hack targeting its “Red Team” tools, which it uses to test customers’ sec..
Researchers have found reduced air pollution levels, less deforestation, and better water quality
Recent studies have shown how environmental factors can play a large role in future pandemics, but a new study conducted by researchers from NASA and the G..
The Tremor will be part of Ford’s best-selling line
Ford’s F150 pickup truck is its best seller, so the automaker is doubling down and introducing an off-road version -- the F150 Tremor.The new model loo..
A private equity firm plans to operate at least 900 of the 1,500 current locations
A bankruptcy court in Richmond, Va., has approved a deal giving new life to Ann Taylor and several other apparel brands. A judge approved the sale by Ascen..
Researchers say obesity prevention strategies should target those in the earliest stages of the condition
Obesity has been linked with an increased risk of disease for consumers of all ages, and now experts have identified another factor that could negatively a..
The tire carcass may break causing a sudden loss of air
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 214 model year 2021 Pilots with Continental CrossContact LX Sport 245/50R20 102 H tires with DOT serial number A376 D..
The front brake master cylinder may be missing a component
Kawasaki Motors is recalling 84 model year 2021 Ninja ZX-14R motorcycles. The front brake master cylinder may be missing an internal component, which ca..
Holiday travelers should check the latest on testing requirements, self-quarantines, gathering sizes, and more
Christmas 2020 -- not unlike Thanksgiving 2020 -- is going to be vastly different for anyone planning to travel this year. Not only will the rollout of..
The deals aren’t done yet -- there’s still ‘Green Monday’ left
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be affecting the holiday shopping season. A new study from the National Retail Foundation (NRF) shows that the average..
The risks are present from birth to old age
Amid recent surges in consumers’ alcohol consumption, experts continue to highlight the risks associated with drinking -- even moderately. In a new study,..
The FDA is ready to study Moderna’s vaccine
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 14,975,348 (14,779,..
The FCC is aiming to serve rural areas with Starlink internet service
The Federal Communications Commission plans to give SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company, nearly $900 million dollars in federal aid to boost high-speed inter..
Study findings highlight how powerful sleep can be for young people
Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to consumers’ well-being, and now a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Ottawa has explor..
The program will start Wednesday for travel beginning Saturday
To boost customer bookings, American Airlines has announced that it will offer customers $129 at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests, which will be provided..
The startup says the acquisition puts it on a path to becoming an industry leader
Uber confirmed Monday that it’s selling its self-driving car unit to Aurora, a startup that was previously Uber’s competitor in the autonomous vehicle mark..
Your favorite eatery might not be there when things get back to normal
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has issued an urgent appeal to Congress for aid to restaurants that have been forced to close or to sharply curta..
The product may contain bacterial pathogens
Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor of San Diego, Calif., is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts. The products are un..
The frame pieces can bend or buckle, posing a fall hazard
Santa Cruz Bicycles of Santa Cruz, Calif., is recalling about 3,100 model year 2020 Aluminum Santa Cruz and Juliana Bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada. ..
Distribution plans likely will fall on the U.S. Army’s shoulders, and CVS stores could also be involved
Good news on the pandemic front. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisor says Americans might be able to start getting COVID-19 vaccines as early..
First responders have doubts about a potential vaccine
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 14,779,499 (14..
Consumer protection officials predict that con artists will try to sell fake vaccines
In an effort to stay one step ahead of scammers, experts are warning consumers to be ready for emails, texts, and ads hawking phony coronavirus (COVID-19)..
The recall covers a consistent problem that the automaker has faced in recent years
Kia is recalling about 295,000 of its vehicles due to the risk of engine-compartment fires. As mentioned in ConsumerAffairs’ recall notice covering thi..
Highly processed meats pose a serious threat to consumers’ heart health
Research continues to highlight how red meat negatively affects consumers’ heart health, and now a new study is exploring how consumers can make healthier..
The company said it’s a ‘privilege and a responsibility’ to represent the artist’s works
Bob Dylan has sold his entire songwriting catalog to Universal Music Publishing.Universal hasn’t disclosed the terms of the agreement, but the New York..
Researchers worry about how this habit will affect consumers long-term
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have found that consumers have turned to alcohol to help manage their stress levels. Now, a new stud..
Price-fixing accusations have already been levied at several companies this year
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has filed a lawsuit against 17 chicken suppliers for allegedly jacking up prices and rigging bids on billions of dollars in ord..
It’s the first credit card issuer to take that step
Capital One reportedly will no longer allow its customers to use its credit cards to pay off debt accrued through “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) transactions,..
Engine damage may cause a stall or a fire
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 128,948 model year 2015-2016 Velosters, 2012 Santa Fe vehicles, model year 2011-2013 and model year 2016 Sonata Hybrids...
A participant in the clinical trial said he had mild side effects for about four days
If you’re wondering what it will be like to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, a Washington, D.C. physician can offer a personal experience.Dr. Hen..
Scammers are attempting to get consumers’ personal information by saying there’s a problem with an account or order
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning that robocallers are now calling consumers and pretending to be from Apple and Amazon. In a statement on..
Cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are setting daily records
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 14,174,983 (13,943,..
Many other cruise lines are planning similar pauses
Carnival Cruise Line is informing both travelers and travel agents that it has cancelled all itineraries through February 28, 2021. However, it plans on a..
A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the company of deliberately favoring temporary visa holders
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is suing Facebook for allegedly creating recruitment systems that favored temporary visa holders. In a complaint filed ..
Experts say this eating plan can reduce the risk of a heart attack
Following a healthy diet has been found to be a key component of optimal heart health. Now, experts from the University of Córdoba are encouraging consumer..
The carrier is reportedly trying to ensure that it doesn’t commit to more than it can handle
Delivery services, struggling under the volume of online orders this holiday season, have temporarily stopped picking up some orders from six retailers...
Researchers say the positive effects are apparent from an early age
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California at Davis has explored what effect certain parenting styles can have on kids’ generos..
One employee union argued that the airline is flush with cash and that its employees are willing to take unpaid leave
Southwest Airlines has done its best to hold steady through the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s finally thrown up its first caution fl..
The product may be contaminated with Salmonella
Vegpro International of Sherrington, Qubec, Canada, is recalling Fresh Attitude baby spinach. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella. No ill..
New claims for unemployment benefits were lower than expected
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 13,943,627 (13,751,..
The U.S. appears safe for the moment, but companies worldwide are on high alert
IBM’s cybersecurity division X-Force has discovered that a string of cyberattacks has been launched targeting the companies and government organizations di..
Researchers say sleeping patterns vary greatly during babies’ first six months
Researchers from McGill University are urging parents not to worry about their infants’ sleeping habits in the first six months of life. Though many pa..
Lung health concerns were a key factor for teens who decided to cut back or quit
Youth vaping rates plunged during the COVID-19 lockdown period, according to a new survey published Thursday in JAMA Network Online. Roughly two-thirds..
The airline hopes the move will speed up the identification process for confirmed COVID-19 cases
As airlines continue their quest of giving travelers ways to feel comfortable enough to fly in the new pandemic normal, Delta Air Lines on Wednesday announ..
Researchers say that the biggest changes are experienced after menopause
While many consumers take action to try to slow the aging process, a new study conducted by researchers from Penn State explored how giving birth could act..
Workers will get a Christmas Eve bonus in appreciation for their work during the pandemic
Walmart has announced that it will give its hourly workers another pandemic-related bonus, this time on Christmas Eve. Full-time hourly employees will rece..
The company allegedly retaliated against workers who were trying to unionize by firing them
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint accusing Google of illegally spying on workers before firing them. The NLRB alleges tha..
Here’s what it means for both buyers and sellers
Demand for single-family homes is rising, along with prices, while inventory levels continue to fall. A new report from Zillow suggests that trend will con..
With credit card usage rising, a card’s fraud protection is increasingly important
With so many consumer purchases shifting to online channels this year, it should come as no surprise that credit card usage is much higher than in past yea..
More developments are expected as people shop more online and the U.S. population ages
As JCPenney, Macy’s, and other large retail chains vacate America’s malls, mall owners and local governments may be looking to fill in that empty space wit..
Health care workers and long-term care facility residents are likely to be immunized first
Vaccine advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have voted to immunize health care workers and people in long-term care facil..
A cruise line cancels most cruises through March
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 13,751,282 (13,566,..
A since-fixed vulnerability could have given an attacker complete access to an iPhone within Wi-Fi range
A Google researcher has demonstrated an Apple security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to gain full access to a person’s iPhone. A cyberattac..
Taking time to chat about topics outside of work can help workers perform better on tasks
Creating a positive environment at work is key to employees’ happiness and job performance, and now a new study conducted by researchers from the Universit..
Researchers say these factors make a huge difference when it comes to keeping kids healthy
A new study conducted by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute identified two key factors that have been linked with protecting kids f..
The agency hopes the change will lead to more people isolating for appropriate periods of time
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it’s shortening the COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 days to 7-10 days. Healt..
Retailers are continuing to reap the benefits of taking their business online
Stein Mart, the American discount men and women's department store chain, has found someone to rescue it from the pits of bankruptcy. Retail Ecommerce..
Starting Friday, members get free next-day and two-day shipping no matter what they spend
Walmart is dropping its $35 minimum order requirement for Walmart+ members to receive free shipping, a move that is seen as ratcheting up the competition w..
The lawmakers are hoping to break a stalemate between members of both parties
A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday unveiled a $908 billion stimulus proposal with the aim of putting an end to a partisan impasse that has now spann..
It was the largest online shopping day in U.S. history
This year, Cyber Monday spending was widely expected to smash records -- and it did just that. According to a report from Adobe Analytics, consumers sp..
Hospitalizations have hit a record high
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)Total U.S. confirmed cases: 13,566,283 (13,399,..
Key provisions of the CARES Act expire at the end of the month
If you’re wondering why Congress and the Trump administration haven’t been able to enact another round of stimulus to help struggling Americans, you aren’t..
There are some rules you should know when gifting stock, but they’re fairly easy to follow
For people looking for something unique to add to their Christmas wish lists, analysts and financial managers say they should consider shares of stock -- a..
Experts say having a pet has filled a vital need for consumers during 2020
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, pets were serving an important role for consumers by helping to reduce stress levels. Since the pandemic started earlier th..
The Biden administration could reverse the rule change, but it could take a lot of time and effort
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has established a new set of standards for determining whether an airline was being unfair or deceptive in dealing w..
During the pandemic, scammers are pretending to be Zoom customer support
During the holiday season, phishing scams usually disguise themselves as delivery or credit card companies.You know the drill: you receive an email wit..
Despite the health benefits, experts say these foods do have a high amount of sugar
While many consumers try to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables to help improve health outcomes, a new study is focusing on the health benefits..
The rear brake discs may fracture
Chrysler is recalling eight model year 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulias. The rear brake discs may fracture during vehicle operation. A rear brake disc fractur..
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