Consumers forked over nearly a million dollars to 'fix' nonexistent problems
Few things strike more fear into the heart than being told that your computer is riddled with viruses, spyware and other malware. Your first impulse is to get the problem fixed and that's where the scammers come in.
And the trend doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon
The concept of women traveling alone certainly isn't new, but according to the Travel Industry Association, it has gotten kind of trendy.
According to the experts, it's all about preventive maintenance
With the summer season fast approaching, many people are either purchasing a new air conditioner or repairing the one they have. And many who have central air conditioning will need a bit of maintenance to make sure it's working at full capacity.
Scientists develop "nanocoating" that safely inhibits fire in furniture and mattresses
There's been a lot of concern about the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for furniture, fabrics and other material but now scientists are reporting development of an “exceptionally effective" new retardant that appears safer and more environmentally friendly.
Analysis finds 28% of recalls come from foreign objects
Crime statistics are often driven by repeat offenders and it turns out the same is true of food recalls. Nearly three out of four food recalls in the first quarter of the year came from companies that had issued two or more recalls during the period.
New browsers are popping up and the mouse may be headed for extinction
Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are instantly recognizable as today's top web browsers. But for how long?
Listeria, salmonella can be problems in both large and small delis
You might not think of delis as dangerous places but they can be a source of food-borne diseases. Listeria contamination is one of the trickiest problems to manage and two federal agencies have teamed up to study the problem.
Calls went to consumers who hadn't agreed to be blasted
A California company that calls itself CallFire has agreed to stop blasting illegal robocalls to consumers and pay a $75,000 fine.
Researchers delve deeper to find the true link between hunger and academic achievement
Many people probably know that it's hard for children to pay attention in school without eating breakfast. But now a team of researchers has found out why that is.
Police departments stiff-arm requests for information on how they use the data
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have filed suit against the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, alleging that the departments are withholding data gathered from license-plate readers.
Companies currently do not have to demonstrate new products are safe
A measure that's pending in Congress would require cosmetics manufacturers to certify that new products are safe before they begin selling them.
A good decision gets things off on the right foot
You're working up your courage to pop the question. Presenting just the right engagement ring during the proposal can't hurt your chances.
There are lots of resources to aid financial literacy
What do sex and financial literacy have in common? Parents rarely talk about either of them with their children. But while sex education is now the norm in schools, many kids remain in the dark about money matters.
Researchers at Wexner Medical Center are trying to find out
When it comes to being fit and remaining healthy, a consistent level of exercise and proper diet is needed. But researchers say most people don't think about how their home affects their health.
Most of the 22,000 victims will get back about 80% of their loss
Checks are going out to more than 22,000 consumers who fell for a scam that claimed to offer free government grant money. An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission began mailing refund checks totalling approximately $1.7 million to 22,764 consumers on Thursday.