2021

Mazda Tops Consumer Reports 2021 Car Rankings

(CNN) - Mazda tops this year's list of best vehicles. Consumer Reports' top picks for 2021 named Mazda best overall, best overall mainstream, and best reliability. The automaker beat out more expensive brands like BMW, Porsche, and Lexus. Honda…

U.S. 2021 COVID Deaths Top 100,000

(CNN) - More than 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 so far; just in the few weeks of this year. The new data is from Johns Hopkins University, which says 100,317 people have died because of…

Netflix To Roll Out Shuffle Play Feature In 2021

(CNN) - Not sure what to binge next on Netflix? Soon you will be able to Shuffle Play on the streaming platform. Netflix announced plans to roll out the feature the first half of 2021 to customers all around…

Online Filing For 2021 Tax Season Is Now Open

(CNN) - If you want to get a jump on your taxes, you now can. The Internal Revenue Service's free file is open. The government agency works with private companies to help Americans prepare and file their taxes. The…

Target: No Thanksgiving Day Shopping For 2021

(CNN) - It's not even Valentine's Day and Target is already making 2021 holiday plans. The retailer announced it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day again. Target and other retailers were closed this past Thanksgiving to help reduce crowds…

Mardi Gras Parades Canceled In New Orleans In 2021

(CNN) - Mardi Gras is going to look pretty different next year. New Orleans has not completely canceled the annual carnival celebration that's set to take place in February, but the city says it will not be the same…

Another Blow to Movie Theaters

  Here's your Consumer Minute: AMC Theaters say it's nearly out of money. It's existing cash resources would be largely depleted by the end of 2020 or early 2021. The company says the "reduced movie slate for the fourth quarter,"…

USPS Announces Prices Increases

(CNN) - Sending mail might get a little more expensive in 2021. The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the postal regulatory commission that it's planning to increase prices. The new proposal raises the price for first-class mail by…

CONCACAF Moving World Cup Qualifiers To 2021

(CNN) - The governing body for soccer in North America has announced the qualifying games for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be rescheduled for March of 2021. The matches for the first-round qualifiers were originally scheduled…