Consumer

Ikea Dressers (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

After 2 Fatalities, Ikea Warns Of Risks With 27 Million Dressers

Safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall…

07/23/2015

A customer shops at TJ Maxx. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Says TJ Maxx ‘Compare At’ Prices Are Deceptive Retail Trick

A class-action lawsuit against T.J. Maxx may give bargain hunters buyer’s remorse when they learn the retailer’s oft-touted ‘compare at’ prices are “staff estimates,” not real department store prices.

07/22/2015

Apple Watch Display

Even Hardcore Apple Fans Taking Their Time Getting Apple Watch

For all those who hailed the iPhone as the “Jesus Phone” in 2007, the Apple Watch’s arrival has hardly been the second coming.

07/22/2015

Indian workers answer telephone calls at a call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. (FINDLAY KEMBER/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own Identities

By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.

07/21/2015

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hackers Take Remote Control Of Jeep As Journalist Drives At 70 MPH Down St. Louis Road

Two hackers were able to take remote control of a Jeep as a journalist drove at 70 mph on a St. Louis road, and Chrysler has quietly issued a software patch to fix the security flaw.

07/21/2015

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FDA Approves Finger Prick Blood Tests Patients Can Do Without A Lab

Palo Alto-based Theranos is revolutionizing the traditional blood test by eliminating the lab, and providing technology that uses a finger prick similar to blood tests diabetics use to measure blood sugar.

07/21/2015

Mail from the EDD with a claimant's social security number on it. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Putting Social Security Numbers On Documents

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together following a report that revealed the state is putting millions at risk for identity theft by printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed.

07/20/2015

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Clover Stornetta Recalling 2% Milk Over Possible Plastic Pieces

Sonoma County-based Clover Stornetta Farms issued a recall of 2 percent milk sold in Northern California, saying there could be small pieces of food-grade plastic inside.

07/17/2015

Screenshot of Beauty and the Beast VHS for sale on eBay. (CBS)

1992 Disney ‘Beauty And The Beast’ VHS Cassette $500 On eBay… Really?

Good news. Your old Disney VHS copy of Beauty and the Beast may be worth hundreds of dollars!

07/17/2015

Apple Inc's iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In Mainland China

Apple Awarded Patent To Deliver Ads Based On How Much You Can Afford

Apple was awarded a patent Thursday for a system allowing it to deliver ads to customers based on the amount of money the company thinks you have in your bank account.

07/16/2015