Anika Allen

Walmart Video Streaming Services

Walmart may soon have it's own streaming service. The retail giant is reportedly working on a plan to launch a new subscription video service later this year. Variety reports the on-demand video service would be linked to Walmart's Vudu Digital…

Young & Passionate Networking Mixer

In Columbus there are not many opportunities for millennials to network. For many, networking is the key to success and a local young professional, Chequelle Brown, is hosting a networking mixer just for millennials. Brown, says she wants "millennials to…

Wines From Walmart

Walmart is bringing a selection of private label wines to its store shelves. The giant retailer is launching the winemakers selection of ten "distinctive labels" made just for Walmart. The collection is sourced from what the company calls some of…

No More IHOP

All-day breakfast lovers, say good-bye to IHOP. The restaurant posted a tweet suggesting it is changing its name to IHOB So the International House of Pancakes will become the International House of, Bacon? Biscuits? Breakfast? The change is supposed to…

Plane Ticket Prices on the Rise

Flying to your summer destination will likely be more expensive this year. Analysts blame rising fuel prices cutting into airline profits. It's unclear just how high fares will rise, but experts say the airlines will find ways to add a…

Manhunt Underway In Tennessee

Police are still searching for the man accused of fatally stabbing his former supervisor with a hatchet The incident occurred at a gym in Nashville, Tennessee. Police are looking for 36-year-old Domenic Micheli in connection with the attack. Witnesses told…

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Appearance After Surgery

Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump made her first public appearance after not being seen publicly for the past 24 days. In mid-May, the First Lady had surgery on her kidney and was in the Walter Reed National Military Hospital for…

Two Journalists Killed

A news anchor and photojournalist from South Carolina were tragically killed yesterday after a tree fell on their SUV while they were covering a storm in North Carolina. The accident happened in Polk County, North Carolina where officials say…

Recall Issued for SPAM

If you have recently bought a can of spam...you may want to check the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 200-thousand pounds of the canned meat. The recall also includes four other items made by Hormel.…

Two Dead, Several Injured After School Bus Crash

Two people are dead and dozens others wounded after a school bus collided with a dump truck on a major New Jersey highway Thursday. The bus, carrying 38 fifth grade students and seven adults, collided with a dump truck on…

CIA Gets a New Director

The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel to be CIA director by a vote of 54 to 45 Thursday. Her nomination by President Trump to lead the CIA re-ignited a debate on the agency's now banned torture program. Haspel's opponents said…

Spectrum Cable Prices On the Rise

Customers across the country are finding their Spectrum Cable bills going up. The price increase is due to promotional prices that were offered when the company bought Time Warner Cable. Those promotions are coming to an end. Consumer attorney Pat…

Cambridge Anayltica Files for Bankruptcy

(CNN)- Cambridge Anayltica, the data firm linked to Facebook and allegedly Donald Trump's 2016 campaign has filed for bankruptcy in the United States. The UK based firm, announced a few weeks ago it would be shutting down. In papers filed on…

Party City Ramadan Decorations

Party City has unveiled a new line of decorations for Ramadan, and it's a huge success. Ramadan, which begins at sundown Tuesday, is the holiest month for Muslims. Party City is offering specialty Ramadan items in a limited number of…

Tomato Juice Back On United Airlines Flights

Tomato juice is quickly on its way back to in-flight beverage carts on United Airlines flights. The airline briefly removed tomato juice, but got in a bit of hot water after a deluge of passenger complaints on social media. Customers…

Several People Sick After Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak linked to tainted eggs has sickened at least 35 people in nine states. Last month, Rose Acre Farms recalled more than 200-million eggs distributed from its North Carolina facility. The eggs had been sent to grocery stores…

Chili's Data Breach

Chili's says its customers could possibly be affected by a data breach. Brinker International, Chili's parent company, announced the breach over the weekend. The company says its customer's payment information was compromised at certain Chili's restaurants, but did not say…

Dunkin' Donuts Royal Donut

Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating the royal wedding with a new sweet treat! To kick off the countdown to Harry and Meghan's wedding, the royal love donut has been unveiled. It's heart shaped, filled with jelly, frosted with chocolate icing, to…

Uber's Flying Taxi

Rideshare giant Uber is teaming with NASA to simulate flying taxis in urban areas. Uber is working on a ridesharing network of flying cars to help cut down on road congestion. The space agency is going to conduct simulations to…

Carter's recalls Cardigans

Carter's is recalling more than 100,000 3-piece penguin cardigan sets. The cardigan's toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. The sets were sold in sizes newborn to 24 months at Carter's stores nationwide, and also at Kohl's,…

Starbucks and Nestle Team Up

Starbucks and Nestle are joining forces in a $1 billion deal to boost their coffee empires around the world. Nestle will pay $7.15 billion dollars for the rights to market and sell Starbucks retail products in grocery stores, restaurants and…

United Changes Pet Policy

(CNN)- United Airlines announced new travel policies for pets. The move comes after a number of high-profile animal deaths including a dog that was put in an overhead storage bin. Among the newly banned breeds are short-nosed dogs like pugs…

New Out-of- this-World Drinks and Donuts

(CNN)-Dunkin' Donuts is introducing an outer-space themed donut and drink. According to the company's website, the new "cosmic coolatta" flavored beverages and the comet candy donut were inspired by the cosmos. They've unveiled two drinks the Cosmic Cotton Candy Coolatta…

Wine is On the Rise

The price of wine is going up. The 'International Organisation of Vine and Wine' says global wine production dropped to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017. Analysts say producers, dealers, and retailers will absorb some of the price…

Google to Introduce Disappearing G-Mail Messages

(CNN)- The past few years haven't been kind to e-mail. E-mails were hacked during the 2016 presidential campaign. Some people say the communication tool is passe compared to those like Slack, Whatsapp, and Snapchat. That's why Google is taking steps…

Uber and Lyft to Sell Snacks

Uber and Lyft passengers can now purchase snacks and drinks while they're on the go. Tech company Cargo is installing boxes of products in some Uber and Lyft cars in major cities including New York, Chicago, Baltimore and Atlanta. There…

Pain at the Pump Continues

(CNN)-Gas prices are expected to rise to the highest level in years. The United States government estimates, the forecast for summer prices at the pump is an average of of $2.74 per gallon. That's 14% higher than they were last…

New TSA Screening Procedures

If you plan on catching a flight this weekend, be prepared to see a change at the airport security checkpoint. Airline travelers will now experience a more enhanced screening process for carry on items. Starting April 14, new TSA screening…

Uber Tightens Background Checks for Drivers

(CNN)- Uber says it is tightening standards for its driver background checks. The ride-hailing giant says it will now run checks every year. Previously, there was no uniform policy on re-running criminal background checks on drivers. The company said earlier…

Salisbury Steak Recall

(CNN)- If your family enjoys Salisbury steaks, there's a recall you should know about. Conagra Brands Incorporated is recalling more than 135,000 pounds of Salisbury steak products. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection service says the Banquet family-size six Salisbury…

Exchange Your Toys-R-Us Gift Cards

There is some good news for consumers who may still be holding on to Toys-R-Us gift cards. You can exchange any Toys-R-Us gift card for a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card as long as it's $20 or more! The…

FDA Orders Mandatory Recall on Kratom Products

(CNN)- The FDA has issued a mandatory recall for a product used for pain relief and opioid withdrawal. The administration says several kratom products made by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC tested positive for salmonella.   The FDA says it issued the…

Gas Prices on the Rise

Gas prices across the United States increased by an average of nearly $0.07 during the past two weeks. Currently, the average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline is around $2.66. A year ago it was $0.30 less than that.…

More Women are Breadwinners at Home

According to an NBC News Wall Street Journal Poll, 49% of women in the workforce say they work because they are the primary breadwinner. This includes 42% of working women who have children. In the year 2000 it was 37%.…

Dual Smoke Sensor Recalled

Kidde is recalling 452,000 Kidde "Dual Sensor" smoke alarms due to a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. The issue involves a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process that can cover one…

Starbucks Achieves Pay Equity

Starbucks says it has achieved 100% pay equity. Lucy Helm, the coffee giant's chief partner officer made the announcement at the annual meeting today. Helm says in the United States men, women and people of all races performing similar work…

Apple's New Magazine Subscription App

Apple just announced that it has bought a magazine subscription app called texture. Users will have access to more than 200 digital magazines for one monthly rate. The app will cost you about $10 a month after a 7-day free…

Maximum Strength Bacitracin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine Recalled

Maximum Strength Bacitracin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine is being recalled due to a failure to meet the child resistant closure requirement. It's a violation of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The lidocaine in the ointment poses a risk of poisoning…

Amazon's Alexa is Starting to Scare People

(CNN)- Some Alexa users have reported that their devices have been randomly laughing over the last day. The unprompted laughter consists of three short "ha" sounds in a female voice that does not resemble Alexa's normal voice. One Twitter user…

Weinstein Company Sale Falls Apart, Again

(CNN)- The Weinstein company is once again in financial straits. Last week there was a tentative deal to sell the company's assets for $500 million. However, the investors involved backed out of the deal. According to sources linked to the…

Target Raising Minimum Wage, Again

(CNN)- Some Target employees will soon see a bump in pay. The retail giant says it is raising its minimum wage to $12 this spring. That's a dollar increase from its current level. Officials with the company say seasonal job…

Beef and Pork Products Recalled

Interstate Meat Distributions, Inc is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of ground beef and pork over E. Coli concerns. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall involves products sold in Utah, Oregon and Washington…

Amazon Wants to Offer Checking Accounts

(CNN)- Amazon is looking to into starting checking services for customers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is said to be in talks with JP Morgan, Capitol One and other financial service firms. The idea is to provide…

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Recalled

"Goodman" is recalling more than half a million packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps. The brands included in the recall are "Goodman", "Amana" and "York International Energy." Goodman says it's received nine reports of the air conditioning units catching…

GRACO Recalls 36,000 High Chairs

(CNN)- Baby product company GRACO is recalling one of its high chairs after 5 children sitting in it tipped over. The table-to-table six-in-one high chair was sold exclusively at Walmart stores between October of 2016 and December of 2017. About…

Kroger Will Not Sell Guns to Anyone Under 21

(CNN)- Kroger, America's largest grocery chain, says it will raise the minimum purchase age for guns and ammunition to 21. The grocery stores themselves do not sell guns, but the company does sell weapons and ammunition at 46 Fred Meyers…

Uber Launching Healthcare Ride Service

(CNN)- Uber can now help get you to your doctors' appointments but on the providers' dime. Every year, millions of Americans miss medical appointments because they do not have transportation. The missed appointments cost the medical system more than $150…

Pizza Hut to Become Official Sponsor of NFL

(CNN)- Move over Papa Johns, Pizza Hut is the new official pizza of the NFL. The announcement comes a day after Papa John's said it would end its sponsorship. Papa John's, which last fall blamed the NFL's response to player…

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Guns and Ammo

(CNN)-Walmart is raising the minimum age to buy guns and ammunition at its stores. The retail giant says it will now only sell guns and ammunition to those who are 21 and older. Walmart will also remove items resembling assault-style…

Pizza Hut Launches New Literacy Program

Pizza Hut is helping kids succeed through reading. Studies show that 25 million children in the United States have trouble reading. Pizza Hut is on a mission to change that. The pizza chain just launches a new program called The…