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Bill proposed by lawyer would exempt lawyers from debt-collection liability Collection Agencies September 25, 2017
A proposed bill that would exempt lawyers and law firms from liability in cases involving abusive debt-collection practices is raising…
‘Death Wish’ coffee recalled over botulism concerns
‘Death Wish’ coffee recalled over botulism concerns Food & Restaurants September 22, 2017
Death Wish Coffee Company, a New York-based coffee producer that advertises itself as maker of the “world’s strongest coffee,” is…
FDA warns EpiPen manufacturer over safety problems
FDA warns EpiPen manufacturer over safety problems Health September 12, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to the facility that manufactures EpiPens after receiving hundreds of…
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation Money & Credit September 6, 2017
Millions of Americans are preparing to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irma plows through the Caribbean on its way toward the…
Honda might owe you $500 after defective air bag settlement
Honda might owe you $500 after defective air bag settlement Auto Recalls September 6, 2017
Millions of U.S. Honda and Acura vehicle owners are expected to receive $500 under a new settlement agreement with the…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance August 23, 2017
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls Protect Your Identity August 15, 2017
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information and you…
GM recalls nearly 700,000 trucks for steering defect
GM recalls nearly 700,000 trucks for steering defect Recalls August 7, 2017
A glitch in the power steering of certain GM vehicles could cause drivers to lose control of the steering wheel,…
Defamation suit
Couple who refused to pay a $125 fee now owe a wedding photographer $1 million Suits & Settlements August 2, 2017
Don’t play with fire if you don’t want to get burned, they say. Read more: 8 ways to avoid surprise…
iRobot Roomba
How to prevent your vacuum cleaner from collecting data about your home Protecting Your Privacy July 27, 2017
Roombas remind me of the algae eaters that quietly and efficiently clean fish tanks. Their presence is hardly noticed, but…
Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans
Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans Food & Restaurants July 24, 2017
Bush Brothers and Company is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of beans because of defective cans that can leak or allow…
CDC: Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas
CDC: Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas Recalls July 24, 2017
Dozens of people have been sickened and at least one person has died in a salmonella outbreak linked to a…
Asbestos found in makeup at Justice tween retail store, report says
Asbestos found in makeup at Justice tween retail store, report says Clothing & Fashion July 18, 2017
A popular retail chain targeted at tween girls may have a dangerous substance in its makeup. According to an investigation…
National Security Agency sign
9 companies that do the best job keeping your data safe from prying eyes Protect Your Rights & Identity July 18, 2017
When you do business with a company you expect them to keep your personal data private, right? Yet the sad…
Recall alert: 7 million pounds of hot dogs may contain bone fragments
Recall alert: 7 million pounds of hot dogs may contain bone fragments Recalls July 17, 2017
Before you throw another hot dog on the grill, you'll want to know about a major new recall. New York-based…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics July 12, 2017
Some of your favorite websites might look a little different today, as some of the giants of the Internet come…
Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away?
Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away? Arbitration July 11, 2017
If the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has its way, consumers will soon have the right to sue banks and…
Clif protein bars recalled over nut allergy complaints
Clif protein bars recalled over nut allergy complaints Recalls July 6, 2017
Clif Bar & Company is recalling several of its popular protein bars after complaints about allergic reactions. The Food and Drug…
Google will stop scanning your emails for ad targeting
Google will stop scanning your emails for ad targeting Protect Your Rights & Identity June 26, 2017
If you have a Gmail account, you'll want to know about a change that some privacy experts say is long…
3 brands of hummus recalled over listeria fears
3 brands of hummus recalled over listeria fears Recalls June 22, 2017
If you’ve bought hummus recently, you'll want to check the packaging to see if it’s part of a new recall.…
Voting machines
Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans Protecting Your Privacy June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach Privacy & Security June 1, 2017
Kmart customers should check their credit card statements right away after a recent data breach put payment information at risk.…
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach Identity Theft May 30, 2017
Another day, another data breach! Chipotle Mexican Grill has now revealed full details of a spring data breach following several…
Safety alert: Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats
Safety alert: Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats Recalls May 24, 2017
Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that may not adequately restrain children during a crash. According to Graco’s…
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement Protect Your Rights & Identity May 24, 2017
It's been four years since Target suffered through one of the biggest retail data breaches of customer info ever. On…
Recall alert: Baby wipes recalled over concerns about mold
Recall alert: Baby wipes recalled over concerns about mold Recalls May 16, 2017
The Honest Company is recalling certain lots of its baby wipes due to the possible presence of mold. In a…
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding Charity May 8, 2017
An Alabama woman is accused of lying about having terminal cancer in order to bilk people out of nearly $40,000…
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords Protect Your Rights & Identity May 4, 2017
If you use Mint.com or a similar type of software's personal budgeting tools, money expert Clark Howard says you may…
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco Recalls May 1, 2017
If you buy frozen chicken at Costco Wholesale, check your freezer to see if it's part of a new recall.…
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook Computer Scams & ID Theft April 24, 2017
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
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