Consumer News and Recalls
UPS Store in Reno Breached by Malware
- Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
Microsoft/Windows Cyberscam Resurfaces
- Don't be fooled if you get a random call from someone, claiming there's something wrong with your computer.
BofA Reaches $17B Settlement With US
- Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Almond Butter Recall: Possible Salmonella Contamination
- Store brand almond butter sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Safeway is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
Brita Recalls Children's Water Bottles
- Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
Local Businesses Alter Hours For New School Schedule
- When the Washoe County School District adopted a new school calendar last year, it left more time for families to take vacations throughout the year. But for some businesses that employ high school kids, and cater to the younger crowd, the new calendar has meant a new business plan.
Vegas-Area Median House Price Hits $200K
- Southern Nevada home prices continued their steady climb in July, reaching $200,000 for the first time since August 2008.
GM Issues Third Recall on SUVs That Can Catch Fire
- General Motors is warning owners of certain older model SUVs to park the vehicles outdoors until they are repaired because they could catch fire when left unattended.
NV Consumer Spending Up, But Below Norm
- Consumer spending in Nevada rose to its highest level in five years in 2012 but continued to lag far behind the national average, according to a new report showing a wide discrepancy in economic recovery from the recession across the country.
Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords
- A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites.
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