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Military Lose More To Scams Than Other Consumers

Quincy, IL (KHQA) - The Better Business Bureau finds military families are at higher risk for fraud. Military consumers report losing a median of $200.00 when falling victim to a scam, according to the BBB scam tracker. That's 32%…

Free Bacon at McDonald's!

Today in your Consumer Report.   Prices are rising at the Unites States Postal Service. Sunday, USPS raised prices on forever stamps, priority mail and first class one ounce letters. Last…

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…

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…

Job Vacancies Are Taking Longer To Fill

The unemployment rate continues to decrease, but it's taking longer to actually fill job vacancies. According to Kiplinger, many potential employers are having to decide whether to lower their hiring standards, or wait longer to get the help they find.…

Hair Dryers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

ISO Beauty is recalling 73,000 hair dryers after reports of flames, smoke and burns. The recall  includes these two hair dryers: the Ionic Pro 2000 and 2000-W. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the cords near the base of the…

Higher Cell Phone Bills Could Be Coming

If you're shopping for a cheaper wireless plan in the next few months, you may find it a little difficult. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint and T-Mobile have signaled they may be dialing back on offering discounts this…

Hackers Can Target Smart TV's

New findings from consumer reports are raising privacy and security concerns about smart TV's. Recent testing reveals that millions of smart tv's could be vulnerable to hackers The problems affect many top brands that use smart TV platforms. If your…

Red Lobster's New Commitment

Red Lobster is promising to only serve sustainable and responsibly sourced food. This is a part of the seafood chain's new 'Seafood with Standards Agreement.' A requirement for this new commitment is purchasing seafood that can be traced and obtained…