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Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls Scams & Rip-Offs November 20, 2017
Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat…
FAA warning: Laptops in checked luggage pose fire and explosion risk
FAA warning: Laptops in checked luggage pose fire and explosion risk Travel October 20, 2017
The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage…
Job alert: Target plans to hire 100,000 holiday workers
Job alert: Target plans to hire 100,000 holiday workers Jobs & Military September 13, 2017
Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers…
Amazon plans to open second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs
Amazon plans to open second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs Shopping & Retail September 7, 2017
Amazon is on the hunt for a second home. The e-commerce giant said Thursday that it will spend more than…
Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks
Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks Cars September 1, 2017
Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of…
Macy’s, Best Buy expanding same-day delivery service
Macy’s, Best Buy expanding same-day delivery service Shopping & Retail September 1, 2017
Macy’s and Best Buy are expanding their same-day delivery offers as they try to be more competitive with online leader…
Wells Fargo
Update: Wells Fargo announces 1.4 million additional accounts involved in scandal Money & Credit August 31, 2017
The scope of Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million…
Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the U.S.
Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the U.S. Cars August 4, 2017
Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing…
Hormel launches new line catering to cancer patients
Hormel launches new line catering to cancer patients Health July 31, 2017
Hormel sees potential new customers for its shelf-stable foods: cancer patients. The company known for Dinty Moore stews and Spam…
Feds expand investigation into exhaust fume leak inside Ford Explorers
Feds expand investigation into exhaust fume leak inside Ford Explorers Cars July 31, 2017
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has expanded an investigation into complaints of exhaust fumes inside Ford…
Is it a sick day? Vacation day? With PTO, it doesn’t matter
Is it a sick day? Vacation day? With PTO, it doesn’t matter Jobs & Military July 13, 2017
At small businesses this summer, many owners won’t be trying to figure out whether employees will be counting it as…
Schools rethink ‘lunch debt’ policies that humiliate kids
Schools rethink ‘lunch debt’ policies that humiliate kids Life July 6, 2017
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in…
FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices
FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices Health June 30, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market…
Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous
Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous Health June 27, 2017
Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer…
Hyundai recalls vehicles to fix hood latches, warning lights
Hyundai recalls vehicles to fix hood latches, warning lights Auto Recalls June 8, 2017
Hyundai is recalling almost 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix hood latch and parking brake warning light problems. Read…
Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement
Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement Cars October 25, 2016
A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its…
AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion: A new bet on synergy?
AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion: A new bet on synergy? Mobile & Electronics October 24, 2016
AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment…
Ford is moving small car production from US to Mexico
Ford is moving small car production from US to Mexico Cars September 14, 2016
Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed…
GM recalls 4M vehicles over air bag defect linked to death
GM recalls 4M vehicles over air bag defect linked to death Cars September 9, 2016
General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been…
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings Money & Credit September 8, 2016
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions…
Secrets of next-door millionaires: How regular folks build and maintain wealth
Secrets of next-door millionaires: How regular folks build and maintain wealth Money & Credit August 23, 2016
The way most Americans build wealth is no secret: Save, invest, repeat. How average people keep their wealth, though, gets…
Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches
Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches Cars August 5, 2016
Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break…
Verizon buys falling Internet star Yahoo for nearly $5 billion
Verizon buys falling Internet star Yahoo for nearly $5 billion Mobile & Electronics July 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that…
This major U.S. city just approved a controversial soda tax
This major U.S. city just approved a controversial soda tax Home June 16, 2016
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday, despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage…
Walmart takes on Amazon with 2-day delivery service
Walmart takes on Amazon with 2-day delivery service Shopping & Retail May 12, 2016
Walmart is sharpening its attack on Amazon.com. The world's largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program from three days…
A ‘healthy’ food label could soon mean the product is actually healthy
A ‘healthy’ food label could soon mean the product is actually healthy Health May 10, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of 'healthy,' which could upend how a range of foods are…
California lawmakers approve nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15
California lawmakers approve nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 Jobs & Military March 31, 2016
California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022…
FDA adds strongest warning label to most widely-used painkillers
FDA adds strongest warning label to most widely-used painkillers Health March 22, 2016
Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely used prescription painkillers, part of a multi-pronged…
DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer’s meals recalled for glass in food
DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer’s meals recalled for glass in food Health March 10, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Nearly three million boxes of frozen DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer’s lasagnas and Lean Cuisine meals are being…