Blue Rhino and AmeriGas are accused of ganging up on Walmart
The two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks were accused of illegally colluding to push Walmart -- a key customer -- to accept a reduction in the amount of propane in exchange tanks.
But a simple game of catch might be part of the answer
For older adults, a fall can be a life-threatening situation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death rates from falls among older men and women have risen sharply over the past decade.
Government is cracking down on those that don't
There is nothing wrong with hiring independent contractors instead of employees and plenty of workers are happy to operate as freelancers. But businesses and organizations that hire independent contractors must follow strict rules.
Safety and energy are two big considerations
Not everybody wants to take their pup for a walk in below freezing weather, but your dog still needs to go out. One option that might make it easier on you would be to install a doggie door. The ins and outs of doggie doors can be a little confusing.
They now come in many more shapes and sizes
The latest survey on families from Pew Research finds that just 46% of kids who are under 18 live in "traditional" families headed by hetrosexual couples who are in a first marriage. Going back to the year 1960 it was 73%.
Government researchers find ways to improve their performance
In the typical home, the water heater is a significant source of energy consumption, but most consumers don't think much about it.
When pigs fly, maybe they'll have their own seating area
Despite resistance to pigs flying, a recent survey of 430 customers conducted by airport shuttle service Go Airport Express, found 52% of fliers saying they would be OK with pets traveling in airplane cabins, rather than being stowed as cargo.
Just like their owners, most dogs and cats need to eat less and exercise more
If you have a dog or cat that's a little overweight, chances are you are also.
Smarter TVs and car sound systems without CD players
Each January the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wows the public with the latest gadgets. The 2015 CES, which kicks off January 6, should be no exception.
A New Jersey wi-fi blackout raises a guest's suspicions
Recently, we reported that the Hilton and Marriott hotel chains were beseeching the Federal Communications Commission to let them block their guests' wi-fi hotspots, forcing them to use the hotels' expensive and often balky networks.
Infants are exposed to fumes from the covers for 12 to 14 hours per day
Trying to reduce the risk, Congress banned six kinds of phthalates from toys in 2008, and manufacturers have been turning to alternative plasticizers, which are different phthalates.
Park-n-Fly, the St. Louis Parking Company and their customers all among recent victims
Take note if you've paid to park your car recently: various banks are reporting a series of fraudulent credit card charges suggesting that hackers managed to steal information belonging to online customers of Park-n-Fly, an Atlanta-based offsite airport parking and valet service whose customers can reserve parking spots for themselves in advance.
If you get a prepaid card as payment, empty it at once so fees don't destroy its value
Colleges and universities are hardly the only large institutions who've found it lucrative to work with prepaid debit card companies: certain employers and even state governments do, too.
Despite promises, survey shows many victims don't get reimbursed
We hear a lot about consumers falling for online scams, having their credit and debit card accounts hacked and being victimized by other types of cyber-fraud. We rarely hear about what happens next.
FTC says the China-based app developer may be violating child privacy laws
In the letter, the FTC notes that it appears BabyBus' child-directed apps appeared to collect precise geolocation information about users. The letter notes that the company does not get parents’ consent before collecting children’s personal information, which would appear to violate the COPPA Rule.