Here's some of the frugality tricks that've helped me
Nowadays, depending on your tax bracket, a penny saved from your take-home pay can equal more than one and a half pre-tax pennies earned.
Will coffee drinkers be stupid enough to fall for this? Stay tuned
You're surely familiar with Keurig and its K-cup single-serving coffee (or tea or cocoa) pods; in the past few months, the company has also announced intentions to branch out into the single-serving soup and at-home soda fountain markets.
It's an effort to clean up lingering air pollution problems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized stricter emission standards for cars and gasoline, part of an effort to reduce harmful pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also improving the efficiency of cars and trucks.
Don't let scammers scare you into taking unneeded action
It's called “scareware,” for the obvious reason that the people behind the pop-ups are trying to scare you into taking action without thinking it through.
A new study points to risk and protective factors
Some startling new findings have emerged in a study of mental health risk and resilience conducted among U.S. military personnel.
Women, infants, and children will have more access to healthy foods
The nation's low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children will soon have better access to fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
Consumer Federation of America urges government to "take action"
Consider this appalling statistic: in the 22 days spanning Feb. 8 to March 1, four American children died after accidentally strangling on window-covering cords.
Feds have been investigating the problem since January 2011
Some GM truck owners say their vehicles are especially prone to corrosion of brake lines and other vital elements. General Motors says the problem is not unique to one manufacturer.
DNA tests confirm one pregnant bedbug can spawn an entire colony
It's not surprising to read that recent genetic tests on bedbugs confirmed that prolific bedbug breeding explains much of the recent renaissance in world bedbug populations.
Researcher suggests listening to, not tuning out, opposing views
The 2012 election seems like ancient history now but some of the friendships damaged by political posturing on Facebook linger on.
Feds say the company collected hundreds of millions of dollars in kickbacks
An alleged a mortgage insurance kickback scheme is at the heart of an administrative proceeding brought against PHH Corporation and its affiliates by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Brtish researchers reduce severity of peanut allergies via controlled exposure
There's possible good news for peanut allergy sufferers, though it definitely falls under the “Don't try this at home” category.
Patients' medical histories and examination notes were displayed on the open Internet
A medical transcription service company's inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories and examination notes, the Federal Trade Commission charged.
The "regulated monopoly" model is broken; the question is how to replace it
One way or another, the old copper-based telephone networks will be going away. Critics say it's already happening, as telephone carriers fail to maintain the networks and fail to adequately repair damage caused by storms and accidents.
State reaches agreement with Certus, Dealer Warranty Services
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says his office has reached a settlement with the owners of a former vehicle extended-service-contract seller, Dealer Warranty Services, LLC, which also did business nationwide under the name "Certus" and "Certus Assurance Group."