Consumer News

Topics:

Latest

  • Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won’t end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on…

  • Watch Out for These 4 Retirement Land Mines

    People retiring today can expect to live another 20 or more years, according to estimates from Social Security. But in making our financial plans, we really should account for 30 or more years of retirement,…

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet,…

  • Single-serve pods may be reducing demand for coffee

    WASHINGTON – If you’re a coffee drinker, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with single-serve brewing made popular by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. The surge in popularity of single-serve pods and accompanying machines is putting…

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for…

  • Judge halts worker’s comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator’s efforts to seek a worker’s compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average…

  • Halliburton says has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil’s drop

    HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton Co. has cut 9,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its workforce — in about six months and is considering more cost-cutting moves as falling oil prices sap demand for…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer Standings

    Through April 19 1. Chevrolet, 58 (4) 2. Ford, 50 (2) 3. Toyota, 44 (2)

  • Cardinal Health paying $26.8 million in FTC settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it monopolized the sale in 25 markets of diagnostic drugs known as low-energy…

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

    NEW YORK (AP) — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks gain, rebounding from Friday’s slump NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up today, rebounding from a big slump on Friday. Good first-quarter earnings reports gave the market a boost. Hasbro…

  • L’Oreal reports higher first quarter sales

    PARIS (AP) — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal says it pulled in 6.44 billion euros ($6.9 billion) in sales in the first quarter, 14 percent higher than a year earlier thanks to double-digit growth across its…

  • 5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Organic Food

    Anyone with a family knows how expensive buying groceries can be. Even if you don’t have a family, you have likely noticed. In fact, a recent Gallup poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are…

  • Summer Airfares to Domestic, European Destinations Drop

    (ARLINGTON, Va.) — If you’re flying somewhere this summer, you might be able to save a few bucks. According to a new survey out Monday, the average cost of a domestic flight between the Memorial…