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Cars, home improvement top the list of consumer complaints for 2019, survey shows

Problems with car sales and repairs and home improvement and construction once again topped the list of complaints reported to state and local consumer agencies across the country, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America. Read more →

Tips for buying gift cards

Gift cards are a popular, convenient gift for the holidays. This holiday season, more than half of Americans plan to buy gift cards. They’ll purchase an average of four gift cards worth about $49 each. Spending on gift cards is expected to reach $29.9 billion. Read more →

Baby boomers enjoy spring

The wildflowers are blooming like crazy in Southern California due to the unusually heavy rains and mountain snows. And, so many people were flocking to see the blooming hillsides that local officials had to close down some areas because the flowers were being trampled. Rebecca Olkowski of BabyBoomster gives us... Read more →

Baby boomers working on getting in gear for the New Year

It’s a new year and time to think about fresh starts, new goals, and another year under our belts. No matter life’s ups and downs, the baby boomer bloggers in our group keep writing articles and booming along. This week they’re writing about travel, names for grandchildren, holiday spending, menopause... Read more →

UDSA needs to do more to protect the public from Salmonella contamination in meat and poultry, consumer group says

The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to exercise its authority under the law to set and enforce more rigorous standards to protect consumers from Salmonella contamination in meat and poultry, a report by the Consumer Federation of America recommends. Illnesses from Salmonella in the United States have remained about the... Read more →

Top-mount refrigerators recalled by Haier America due to fire hazard Haier is recalling about 137,000 top-mount refrigerators. An electrical component in the refrigerator can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. Haier America has received three reports of smoke, fire, and property damage. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves... Read more →

Heavy metals found in packaged baby, toddler foods, Consumer Reports says

Nine out of 10 parents with kids under the age of three feed their children packaged food at least occasionally, according to a Consumer Reports survey. So Consumer Reports’ analyzed 50 packaged foods from nine brands, including baby cereals, packaged fruits and vegetables, entrées, and snacks, such as cookies, crackers,... Read more →