Consumer News and Recalls
Researchers Warn of Bogus Emails Offering Windows 10
- Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system.
Pot Industry's Bank Bid Rejected By Federal Regulators
- The marijuana industry is hoping a federal judge will force regulators to let pot businesses access the banking system by setting up its own credit union.
Better Business Bureau Urges Consumers to be Careful When Hiring Locksmiths
- The Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada has received several complaints about a locksmith company that quotes low but charges high. There are several things you can do to avoid paying more than you expected to.
Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Down to 3.98 Percent
- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.
Mini Recalls About 35K Cars to Bolster Side Crash Resistance
- Mini is recalling about 35,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because they don't meet side-impact crash-test requirements.
Scammers Use Loved Ones To Cash In
- We've brought you a lot of stories about scams involving calls from the IRS, bogus police societies, and charities. Now comes a story where the scammers make the call personal.
U.S. Home Prices Rose 4.9% in May, Lifted By Strong Sales
- U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.
Orders for US Durable Goods Jump 3.4% in June
- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, reflecting a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Meanwhile, a key category that reflects business investment rebounded after two months of declines.
Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups in Recall Deal
- Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history.
AT&T/DirecTV Deal Set to Close After FCC Clearance
- AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission.
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