Takata air bags recall Jan 18

BMW Recalls About 357K Vehicles for Takata Air Bag Inflators

BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It&#8...

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  • Sephora Jan 6

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Brand Goop Is Coming to Sephora

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s famous lifestyle brand Goop is about to hit Sephora stores, marking the first time it has partnered with another retailer to sell items like its vitamin chews and body scrubs. Up until now, Goop was only available at its own stores, on and at some independent beauty shops. Starting Tuesday, Goop’s wellness produ...
  • climate change Jan 6

    JetBlue Announces Plans to Become Carbon Neutral on Domestic Flights in a First for the US Airline Industry

    JetBlue is tackling the high environmental impact of flying by aiming to become carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020, according to a press release Monday. The New York-based airline said this will entail offsetting between 15 billion and 17 billion additional pounds of emissions per year, which the company noted is “the annual equiva...
  • oil Jan 6

    Oil Price Keeps Rising as Industry Eyes Iran-US Conflict

    The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the first time in over three months. The increase came amid jitters over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States after an American drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

  • taxes Jan 6

    How to Get a Bigger Tax Refund From the IRS in 2021

    It’s about to get a little easier for you to figure out how to break even or get a bigger tax refund from Uncle Sam. The IRS kicked off the new year with a revamp of its tax withholding estimator tool, a calculator that helps you fine-tune the amount of federal income taxes that are pulled from your paycheck. Tax...

  • Iran Jan 11

    Here’s What Typically Happens to the Financial Markets After Major Middle East Crisis Events

    Oil prices tend to see sustained gains following Middle East crisis events, while stocks eventually churn higher as safe haven assets gold and Treasurys fade from their initial pops, according to historical analysis. Crude prices jumped roughly 3% on Friday after a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military...
  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 5

    Japan Says Ghosn’s Escape Inexcusable, Orders Investigation

    Japan’s justice minister on Sunday called the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks. Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had ordered an investigation after Ghosn issued a statement a few days ago saying he was in Lebanon.

  • national parks Jan 5

    Could Farming Secure the Future of America’s National Parks?

    An experimental project underway at a national park in Ohio could hold the keys to protecting not only American land but the American farmer, NBC News reports. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, about 20 miles south of Cleveland, is the only national park to lease land to farmers, and the 10 farms on its 50 square miles produce an assortment of…...
  • Consumer Alert Jan 5

    Landry’s Warns Customers of Potential Data Breach

    Landry’s, which owns restaurants like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Joe’s Crab Shack and Saltgrass Steak House, warned customers after a data breach may have compromised credit card information. The Houston-based company owns and operates more than 60 restaurant chains nationwide, and wrote that the data breach likely affected cards swiped bet...
  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 4

    Ghosn Lawyer Outraged by Japan’s Justice System and Escape

    A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he felt outraged and betrayed by his client’s escape from Japan to Lebanon, but also expressed an understanding for his feelings of not being able to get a fair trial. Takashi Takano wrote in a blog post that he was more angry at Japan’s judicial system.

  • Chick-Fil-A Jan 4

    Chick-Fil-A Is Testing a Streamlined Menu as It Weighs Adding New Items

    Chick-fil-A is testing a new streamlined menu at restaurants in Arizona and Charlotte, North Carolina. Items that will no longer appear on the menu include Original Chick-n-Strips, Grilled Cool Wrap, the side salad and decaf coffee. Some menu items will also now only be available in one size in the test regions. For example, kids’ nuggets meals wil...
  • real estate Jan 2

    Competition for Housing Is So High, the Spring Market Is Starting Now

    The severe shortage of homes for sale is upending the sales calendar for the whole housing market. Spring has historically been the busiest buying season, but as competition for homes heats up across the country, January is the new April. Spring starts now. The numbers are telling. From 2015 through 2018, the peak month for average views per listin...
  • vaping Jan 2

    Trump Plan to Curb Teen Vaping Exempts Some Flavors

    U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.......The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, c...
  • Apps Jan 1

    8 Apps That Will Make You Smarter, Calmer and Healthier in 2020

    While some people might have an elaborate New Year’s resolution ritual involving vision boards and intention-setting, others prefer to go the simpler route, like downloading an app. Luckily, there are tons of apps that are designed to help you reach your goals, whether you want to run a 5K, start meditating or learn a new langua...
  • Package Theft Jan 1

    UPS Dropped Off a Package; Amazon Driver Stole It, Police Say

    An Amazon delivery driver stole a package that was delivered earlier by UPS at a Pennsylvania home, police said. A woman in Wilkes-Barre reported a package being stolen from her home Monday. Surveillance footage showed a UPS driver dropping off a package at the house. Later that afternoon, an Amazon driver dropped off two packages and took the UPS ...
  • trade Dec 31, 2019

    Trump Says He Will Sign ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal on Jan. 15 at the White House

    President Donald Trump plans to ink the “phase one” trade deal with China at the White House on Jan. 15.  In a tweet Tuesday morning, the president said “high level representatives of China” will attend the signing. Trump added that he will travel to Beijing “at a later date” to start talks toward a second piece of the trade pact…....
  • NISSAN Dec 31, 2019

    Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn in Lebanon, Left Japan Over ‘Injustice’

    Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is in Lebanon and has left Japan, where he faces a criminal trial.

  • sports betting Dec 30, 2019

    New Hampshire Becomes Latest State to Offer Sports Betting

    New Hampshire became the second New England state to offer sports betting on Monday, with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu placing the first bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. The $82 bet on his phone at a sports bar in Manchester kicks off sports betting online and on mobile devices after the state approved a six-year…...
  • retirement Dec 31, 2019

    Why Retiring at 65 Could Become a Thing of the Past

    Raising the retirement age is an emotional issue. For evidence, just look at proposals to move up the full retirement age for Social Security. Even the idea upsets advocates who want to see the program expanded and individuals receiving benefits. Because of that, lawmakers tend to tiptoe around the issue. Outside the U.S., French citizens have take...
  • robots Dec 30, 2019

    As Robots Take Over Warehousing, Workers Pushed to Adapt

    Guess who’s getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements. But doing your job side-by-side with robots isn’t easy. According to their makers, the machines should take on the most mundane and physically strenuous tasks. In rea...
  • NFL Dec 30, 2019

    NFL Officials Look to Raise TV Broadcast Fees on Multiyear Media Deals as Ratings Rise

    NFL viewership ratings are on the rise for the second straight year, giving league officials an edge in pushing to raise broadcast fees and lock in multiyear media deals long before they are set to expire at the end of 2022. Viewership plummeted during the 2016 and 2017 seasons after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick...
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