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Here’s how travelers ranked all of the major airlines in the US

Scripps News  |  May 11, 2023

The U.S. National Airline Quality Rating was released, an annual statistical study of major airline performance in the U.S.

This giant peacock pool float will be the hit of your next pool party

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 10, 2023

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Travelers are calling this $50 dupe the perfect weekend bag

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 10, 2023

This roomy bag is currently available at Sam's Club for less than half of the price of the popular Beis weekender.

KFC is showing its appreciation for moms with free chicken nuggets

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 10, 2023

KFC's Nuggets of appreciation meal comes with a full family-sized meal plus eight chicken nuggets for free.

Family Dollar recalls some over-the-counter medications

Scripps News  |  May 9, 2023

The retailer says the medication was stored outside of the labeled temperature requirements and advises customers throw it away or return it.

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Airlines might have to compensate passengers for canceled flights

Scripps News  |  May 9, 2023

New legislation would hold airlines responsible for meals, hotels and rebooking when they are to blame for stranding passengers.

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Aldi is opening 120 new stores in the US this year

Taylor Kuether  |  May 8, 2023

This growth isn't all new — Aldi shared in a statement that this year's planned expansion will build on a "banner year in 2022."

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Bunk beds recalled due to fall hazard

Scripps News  |  May 8, 2023

The beds were made by Walker Edison Furniture. The company has received 14 reports of the bunk beds' slats breaking.

BMW recall prompts ‘do not drive’ warning

Scripps News  |  May 8, 2023

Federal officials warn that the vehicles have air bag inflators that could rupture, causing severe injuries or death.

How to save money on Mother’s Day plants and flowers

John Matarese  |  May 8, 2023

Mother's Day is May 14, 2023. Here's how you can save money on flowers for all the moms in your life this year.

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At-home COVID-19 tests recalled for possible bacterial contamination

Scripps News  |  May 5, 2023

People are being advised to stop using certain at-home COVID-19 tests. The Food and Drug Administration said it has “significant concerns” about bacterial contamination in Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests’ liquid solution. They were distributed by Roche Diagnostics. The FDA says…

These amenities and upgrades can boost your home’s value

Lauren Alexander  |  May 5, 2023

Kitchen amenities and property upgrades such as pizza ovens and wine cellars can increase the worth of a home by more than 5%.

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T-Mobile customers impacted by personal data breach

Scripps News  |  May 4, 2023

T-Mobile informed some customers recently that “bad actors” accessed their information, including social security and government ID numbers. The company informed its customers that financial account information and call records were not part of the breach. The company said that…

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PetMeds is searching for a ‘Chief Barketing Officer’

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 2, 2023

PetMeds is looking for a new Chief Barketing Officer to test products and be featured on the company's social media—and the pay is $10K.

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Get 50% off an end table kennel and more at Amazon’s Pet Day sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 2, 2023

At Amazon's Pet Day sale, you can pick up some great deals, like 40% off a Shark robot vacuum or 60% off a deshedding tool.

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Summer usually means higher gas prices, but this year may be different

Scripps News  |  May 1, 2023

Some good news from AAA on gas prices this summer: Filling up at the pump might not be as painful as it was in previous years.

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Planet Fitness offering high school students free gym membership this summer

Marie Rossiter  |  May 1, 2023

Planet Fitness' annual summer membership deal for students is back this year, along with their scholarship contest.

Candy company owner donates 133,000 Rum and Butter bars to charities, churches and fire departments

Kathleen St. John  |  April 28, 2023

After pandemic supply issues left her with a huge stock of candy bars she couldn't sell to stores, a candy shop owner had to get creative.

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These stores will still accept your Bed Bath & Beyond coupons

Scripps News  |  April 27, 2023

The coupons are no longer valid at Bed Bath & Beyond stores due to the company's bankruptcy filing, but other retailers will accept them. 

Michelin recalls 500,000 tires over traction concerns

Scripps News  |  April 26, 2023

The tires are labeled as snow tires, but they don't have sufficient traction to perform in all snow conditions, the company says.

7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day 2023 is this weekend

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 26, 2023

Slurpee fans, get ready: Bring Your Own Cup Day returns for one day only this weekend, allowing patrons to fill any cup they bring for $1.99.

You can buy an island for about $185,000

Scripps News  |  April 26, 2023

Barlocco Island is located off the southern coast of the Scottish mainland and only accessible by boat during high tide.

Life at Sea cruise ship

Cruise company wants remote workers to work from sea for 3 years

Taylor Kuether  |  April 25, 2023

The cruise company is targeting remote workers for a 135-country cruise aboard which passengers can work their remote jobs the whole time. 

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Walmart is giving away 20,000 Walmart+ memberships to new moms

Marie Rossiter  |  April 25, 2023

Walmart will be giving away the free memberships, which normally cost $98, to moms who have just given birth in hospitals in May.

Wendy's restaurant

How to get a free crispy chicken sandwich at Wendy’s right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 25, 2023

Wendy's is offering a new deal every week for the next few weeks, but you'll need to download the app to get these freebies.

Sam’s Club has 100 roses for $109.98 for Mother’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 25, 2023

You can choose between red, hot pink and rainbow (a mix of five colors), and the purchase comes with with a vase.

IKEA store

Ikea could owe you money from a class action settlement

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 25, 2023

Ikea customers who shopped at the store from late 2017 through 2019 may be entitled to a small sum as a result of a class action lawsuit.

Lyft to lay off around 1,200 people to cut costs

Scripps News  |  April 24, 2023

Lyft, which has for years trailed its competitor Uber, had invested in food delivery and its ride-hailing business before things took a turn.

Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy protection amid struggles

Scripps News  |  April 24, 2023

The company says Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY stores and websites are still open and serving customers.

‘Rubber-like’ material found inside hamburger patties prompts recall

Scripps News  |  April 21, 2023

The beef patties were sold to an online distributor and sold nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Ikea plans to invest billions U.S. market, including new stores

Marie Rossiter  |  April 21, 2023

Ikea's U.S. expansion will add more stores and more jobs as the company continues to offer affordable flat-pack furniture.

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Facebook users can get a piece of its $725 million privacy payout

Scripps News  |  April 20, 2023

Anyone who had a Facebook account between May 24, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2022, can sign up to receive a share of the settlement payment.

Apple unveils high-yield savings account with 4.15% interest rate

Scripps News  |  April 18, 2023

The account is fully integrated into the Apple Wallet app, making it easy for users to track their savings progress.

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Google TV now has more than 800 free channels to watch

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 18, 2023

Google TV is now integrating more than 800 channels from multiple providers and making them accessible in one place for ease of use.

Amazon will start charging for returns that go through UPS stores

Marie Rossiter  |  April 18, 2023

If you want to ship your return to Amazon through UPS when other free options are closer, you'll have to pay a small fee.

A/V carts recalled after three children killed

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 17, 2023

The carts were sold as early as the 1980s, and are typically loaded with heavy items such as box televisions, making them prone to tip over.

If you can find a meteorite in Maine, you’ll get a $25,000 reward

Scripps News  |  April 14, 2023

The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum said the first person to bring a 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) specimen from the event can claim the reward.

Following initial recall, reworked sleep apnea machines are recalled

Scripps News  |  April 13, 2023

Reworked Respironics DreamStation CPAP, BiPAP machines, made by Phillips, are being recalled because they may not work.

ChatGPT users can make up to $20K with Bug Bounty Program

Scripps News  |  April 13, 2023

The program went live Tuesday and offers users between $200 and $20,000, depending on the severity of the issues they find and report.

This cruise line offers an unlimited annual pass for $899

Kathleen St. John  |  April 12, 2023

With a new annual pass, you can take a 3-day, 2-night trip on the Margaritaville at Sea's Paradise to Grand Bahama Island anytime you want.

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Consumer debt reached record levels in February

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2023

Consumer debt hit $4.82 trillion in February, a $15 billion increase in just one month according to the Federal Reserve.

Disney World to resume sales of annual passes this month

Scripps News  |  April 11, 2023

Disney paused sales of the annual pass in 2021 during the height of the pandemic, though previous pass holders were allowed to renew them. 

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Why is it more expensive than ever to buy a home in US?

Scripps News  |  April 11, 2023

The median home price in the United States is up 45% over the past three years, making it financially harder than ever to own a home. 

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Why are tax refunds smaller this year?

Scripps News  |  April 10, 2023

The annual deadline to file a tax return is approaching, and many Americans won't be getting the kind of refunds they got a year ago.

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These are the most common tax filing mistakes to avoid

Scripps News  |  April 8, 2023

If you file electronically and you do make a mistake, you have some time to fix it — here's what you need to know.

More than 250 people, including Ye, are no longer billionaires

Scripps News  |  April 7, 2023

According to Forbes, the world now has a total of 2,640 billionaires. They reportedly have a combined net worth of $12.2 trillion.

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Volkswagen recalls vehicles, citing faulty occupant detection system

Scripps News  |  April 6, 2023

The recall affects 143,053 vehicles, all Model Year 2018-2021 Atlas and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport Volkswagen vehicles.

Android users can now share files to and from Windows PCs

Scripps News  |  April 6, 2023

Google announced that its Nearby Share feature will be available as a beta version in the U.S. and several other locations.

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New feature on Google Flights guarantees the lowest price on tickets

Brittany Anas  |  April 4, 2023

Travel prices have risen over the last year, and Google is offering a way for travelers to save money with its new feature.

2 deaths linked to recalled hoverboards

Scripps News  |  April 4, 2023

People are urged to immediately stop using and charging the 42-volt version of the hoverboards. However, they should take proper steps before disposing of them. 

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