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High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled. More>>

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Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

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Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  More>>

GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
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Coffee: The cost of a cup

Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
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How thieves clone your credit cards Video included

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Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it." More>>

TSA doubling security fees on airfare starting Monday

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Monday, fees increased more than 100 percent on both domestic and internationally flights. This is because of the September 11 Security Fee that will fund the TSA. More>>

Facebook, Nielsen will soon track your TV habits on tablets, smartphones

Attempting to get a better grasp on how many television shows consumers are watching on mobile devices, the Nielsen company is partnering up with Facebook in order to track television viewing habits of U.S. consumers.
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Tennessee Tax-free holiday set for August 1-3

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During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. More>>

Appliances account for about 13 percent of a home's energy cost, and these 10 appliances take the most. These power-saving tips can make a difference. All the information comes from the U.S. Department of Energy. More>>

Best travel reward credit cards

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Consumer flock to travel rewards credit cards but they are not all created equal.Credit.com is out with its new 2014 list of the best travel reward credit cards. These are not cards that offer points and miles with airline and hotel programs, but cards that offer rewards points issued by the banks that can be used for nearly any travel reservation. More>>

Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

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Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports. More>>

Ford recalling more than 100,000 vehicles for safety issues

Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. More>>

Tips to save battery power on your cell phone

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Considering how much we rely on our cell phones, having a dead battery can really leave you feeling stranded.  But there are ways to save battery power and make your charge last longer. More>>

Rebound from financial pitfalls

4 steps to getting your money affairs back in order.

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Subaru recalls 660,000 vehicles for brake line rust

Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid. More>>

Avoid these car rental hidden fees

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Rental cars are definitely convenient, especially now that summer is in full swing. More>>

Make time for a mid-year money checkup

Now is the time to get finances back on track and dig out of debt. More>>

P.F. Chang's investigates possible data breach

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P.F. Chang's China Bistro said it is investigating reports of a data breach, but stopped short of confirming a breach. More>>

Protect your credit card at hotels this summer Video included

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Some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems. More>>

Toyota adds cars to massive airbag recall

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The recall, first announced last year, affected 766,300 vehicles in the U.S. More>>

Police using their parking lots to fight crimes

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Officials often advise people who meet to complete online transactions to do it in a public place, but sometimes that isn't enough. More>>

Tips for repaying student loans

Be smart about paying off education debt.
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Food with Fred: Great Sandwiches of the South / The Muffuletta

Food with Fred: Great Sandwiches of the South / The Muffuletta

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Taco Bell reveals secret ingredients of its mystery beef

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Taco Bell's website has a new page that details all the ingredients in its "seasoned beef," which is 88 percent meat, the company says. More>>

BMW recalls 156,000 cars and SUVs

BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can lose power or stall.
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Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 284,000 cars

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 284,000 C-Class cars in the U.S. and Canada because the rear lights can fail.


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BBB: Beware of Derby ticket scams

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The "Run for the Roses" is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets! More>>

Free app helps college students avoid debt Video included

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37 million Americans owe about $1 trillion in student loan debt. CBS46 shows you a free app that helps students choose path of study and plan how to pay for it. More>>

Work up an appetite! The Double Down is making a comeback

Get ready for the return of The Double Down Get ready for the return of The Double Down

Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing back The Double Down!

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Easter lilies toxic for cats, FDA warns

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns. More>>

Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam' Video included

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Thousands of victims in scams involving MoneyGram. More>>

Smartphone kill-switch tech could save consumers $2.5bn a year

Americans spend an estimated $500 million on replacing stolen handsets, and four times that on insurance when they purchase a new phone. More>>

McDonald's offering free coffee amid breakfast war

McDonald's is fighting back in the fast-food breakfast war. It's offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks. The promotion starts Monday at participating locations. The offer from McDonald's comes as competitor taco bell rolled out its first-ever breakfast menu. The move could take a bite out of sales at McDonald's.

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New phishing scam targets Netflix customers Video included

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Scammers have found another opportunity to steal personal information from consumers. More>>

George Inc. recalls 29,200 pounds of chicken product

An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. More>>

Savings apps now including coupons for produce

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Gone are the days when coupons only covered junk food. Coupons have found their way to the produce aisle, and all the savings apps seem to catching on to the idea. More>>

Tax Tip: Beware of fake IRS emails and phone calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real. More>>

Avoid these top 5 red flags that may trigger an audit on your taxes

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While there is no set check list when it comes to who gets audited by the IRS, several tax experts say you should watch out for these top five red flags. More>>

Tax Tip: The child tax credit may cut your tax

If you have a child under age 17, the Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts the IRS wants you to know about the credit. More>>

Con man shares telemarketing scam secrets

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In a rare interview, an experienced con-man explained how he lured his victims into his scams, stealing millions in the process. More>>

NC residents skirting public housing requirements

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WNCN found people living in public housing who aren't eligible to be there. And some people who are making much more money than you may think. More>>

Poll reveals which candy bars had the most impact in our country

What would you do for a Kit Kat bar? What would you do for a Kit Kat bar?

Time Magazine went in search of the candy bar that had the most impact in our country. More>>

Nike set to come out with self-tying shoes

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Remember the shoes seen in the movie "Back to the Future 2" worn by the main character Marty McFly? Those self-tying shoes of the future may be a reality next year. What's ironic is the film is set in More>>

Freebies: How to get free stuff online

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There are more free offers out there than you may thinkM, and finding them is as simple as a click of a mouse. More>>

GM recalling nearly 780,000 older compact cars

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General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes. More>>

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

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Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants. More>>

Rice recalled after skin reactions in children

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice. More>>

Beer float, anyone? Yuengling's Ice Cream returns

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Yuengling's Ice Cream is back after an absence of nearly 30 years, available beginning Monday in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. More>>

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  • BBB: Beware of Derby ticket scams

    BBB: Beware of Derby ticket scams

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:40:53 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The "Run for the Roses" is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets! BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky
    The "Run for the Roses" is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!
  • Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:00:16 GMT
    "One morning I answered the phone and this a young fellow said, 'Hi Grandma," recalled fraud victim Wanda Wood. She said the voice sounded just like her grandson, Matt. He told her he was in Canada and
    Thousands of victims in scams involving MoneyGram.
  • SCAM BUSTERS: PCH phone call scam hitting NE TN

    SCAM BUSTERS: PCH phone call scam hitting NE TN

    News Channel 11 is in your corner to give you the tips and warning signs to make sure you do not fall victim to a scam.In Thursday’s first report for “Scam Busters” one couple near Sulfur Springs, Tennessee received a phone call from a man claiming he was from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The man who identified himself as John Lee and from Jamaica, New York (even though the couple says he had a thick Jamaican accent) said he was an official with PCH and congratulated the couple on winning...
    News Channel 11 is in your corner to give you the tips and warning signs to make sure you do not fall victim to a scam.In Thursday’s first report for “Scam Busters” one couple near Sulfur Springs, Tennessee received a phone call from a man claiming he was from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The man who identified himself as John Lee and from Jamaica, New York (even though the couple says he had a thick Jamaican accent) said he was an official with PCH and congratulated the couple on winning...
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