GM pickups recalled 2nd time for engine block heater problem

General Motors is recalling more than 331,000 diesel pickup trucks in the U.S. for a second time because the engine block heater cords can short circuit and cause fires. The recall covers certain 2017 through 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups with 6.6-liter diesel engines and optional engine block heaters. GM […]

46 tons of Lean Cuisine meals recalled after complaints of plastic pieces

Forty-six tons of Lean Cuisine baked-chicken meals are being recalled after consumers complained about plastic in the products sold nationwide. Approximately 92,206 pounds of the meals could be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard white plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday. The problem came to light […]

‘Buy now, pay later’ services: Here’s how they work

Buy now, pay later services are popping up at more online checkouts, even in ads. The goal? To create a personalized payment plan. Ted Rossman with CreditCards.com said this option is relatively easy to use. “You don’t necessarily need a good credit score. Sometimes, you don’t need a credit score at all. So it’s more […]

Protecting your online purchases

It’s hard to believe there are only 17 days until Christmas! More and more people are shopping online this year to avoid the coronavirus, but shopping online doesn’t come without risks. The scammers are out there and with people home more during the pandemic, shoppers are spending more time and more money online. Online shopping […]

Americans plan to chop their holiday spending this year

Facing a deadly pandemic, contentious presidential election and ongoing economic woes, Americans might be forgiven for feeling less festive this holiday season. That’s the upshot of a Gallup poll that shows most consumers plan to significantly cut back on their gift spending. Respondents to the survey, conducted over the first two weeks of October, said […]

Relaxing liquor laws could rescue restaurants

Bars and some restaurants are still shut down, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t drinking. Many states are loosening liquor laws for restaurants to give them a financial boost, and lawmakers, including Florida’s, are debating if these relaxed laws should remain in place. Florida’s law in particular allows for customers to get alcohol to-go or […]

Grocery prices on the rise; relief may be months away

Grocery store prices are on the rise, and experts say it could take months to go back to normal. A small market in Naples said it all has to do with supply and demand because more people are cooking at home. Food prices in April posted their biggest monthly increase since 1974. “With a lot […]