Consumer News

Topics:

Latest

  • Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe; opposition blames Kremlin for the killing MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian…

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal…

  • Q&A on Samsung’s new mobile pay: Here’s what’s we know

    NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6…

  • DC metro gas prices up 8 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded…

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.36 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Saturday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon…

  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much —…

  • Saving for a financial emergency

    WASHINGTON — How prepared are you for a financial emergency? A new Pew Charitable Trusts’ poll found that 57 percent of Americans are not prepared for a financial emergency. Furthermore, a third of those polled…

  • Former Va. credit union manager admits role in embezzlement

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The former manager of a defunct Lynchburg credit union has admitted her role in an embezzlement scheme. Media outlets report 63-year-old Linda Sue Newcomb of Madison Heights pleaded guilty Friday in…

  • Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents.…

  • Price at the pump heading in wrong direction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Filling up at the pump is getting more painful by the day — but the average price is still over a dollar less than it was a year ago. According to Gas.Buddy.com,…

  • FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications said it needed to bring costs and benefits into sync with competitors in the telecommunications industry. By doing just that in a new labor pact, the company has made…

  • Former players put trust in The Trust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the…

  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due…

  • 5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter’s torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first…