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Gangs of hackers cause cyber breaches to spike 23%

Gangs of hackers cause cyber breaches to spike 23%Organized criminal gangs of hackers got smarter, faster and more ubiquitous last year, pulling off 312 major breaches.
  • Consumer
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Money

Tax day freebies and deals

Tax day freebies and dealsCompanies are offering tax day freebies and deals.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Consumer

Social Security is based on life expectancy

Social Security is based on life expectancySocial Security is based on life expectancy
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Crowds flock to Apple stores to try smart watch

Crowds flock to Apple stores to try smart watchShoppers flock to try and preorder Apple smart watch
  • Money
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Anchor furniture to protect the safety of your child

Anchor furniture to protect the safety of your childCPSC wants parents and caregivers to anchor and protect.
  • Money
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Consumer

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredients

More alcohol producers turn to organic ingredientsLeah Caplanis used to haul a cooler of organic vegetables around Chicago.
  • Consumer
  • 4 weeks ago
Consumer

Snapchat got more than 400 government user data requests

Snapchat got more than 400 government user data requestsSnapchat has released its first transparency report cataloging requests for user data information from law enforcement.
  • Consumer
  • 4 weeks ago
Nation

West Coast sardine fishing may be put on ice

West Coast sardine fishing may be put on iceFisheries managers on the U.S. West Coast will likely shut down sardine fishing this year as numbers decline.
  • Nation
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Consumers demand healthier ingredients

Consumers demand healthier ingredientsConsumers are demanding healthier ingredients.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Consumer

How to save for college with a 529 plan

How to save for college with a 529 planSaving for college is tough for every family, but 529 plans can help people save more with added tax benefits.
  • Consumer
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

3 ways to free space on your smartphone or tablet

3 ways to free space on your smartphone or tabletHere are three ways to help you free space on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
News

Women sue Wen conditioner creator for hair loss

Women sue Wen conditioner creator for hair lossA local attorney is suing Hollywood hairstylist Chaz Dean in federal court, alleging that one of his popular WEN products causes some women to lose clumps of their hair.
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  • 1 month ago
Money

CPSC issues recall for Blinds To Go window shades

CPSC issues recall for Blinds To Go window shadesBlinds To Go custom-made window coverings recalled
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  • 1 month ago
Opinion

Review: Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Arlington

Review: Cherry Blow Dry Bar in ArlingtonAs soon as I opened the door, I saw gleaming white walls and a white counter surrounded by cherry red chairs.
  • Opinion
  • 1 month ago
Life

How to get free cookies for April Fools' Day

How to get free cookies for April Fools' DayLa Madeleine French Cafe is handing out free lemon cookies in honor of April Fools Day, which also happens to be the French New Year.
  • Life
  • 1 month ago
Consumer

Would you rather calculate tip or pay a service fee?

Would you rather calculate tip or pay a service fee?What do you prefer: calculating the tip on your own or paying a 20 percent service fee at a restaurant?
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  • 1 month ago
Consumer

JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers

JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengersJetBlue says a computer outage that has caused delays for its passengers has been resolved.
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  • 1 month ago
Nation

U.S. oil storage crunch might cut crude prices

U.S. oil storage crunch might cut crude pricesThe U.S. is running out of places to stash its overflowing oil supplies.
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Cow 'dehorning' gains attention from foodmakers

Cow 'dehorning' gains attention from foodmakersFood manufacturers are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that bothers some.
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
News

Potential risks of the Periscope app?

Potential risks of the Periscope app?A new app called Periscope changes the way you look at the world in real time, but could there be real problems?
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Money

WUSA 9 Call For Action "Heads Up" on Passport Day

WUSA 9 Call For Action "Heads Up" on Passport DayState Department host Passport Day before the summer travel rush
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Consumer

Three Ford recalls total 221,000 trucks, SUVs

Three Ford recalls total 221,000 trucks, SUVsFord Motor announced today that it will conduct three separate recalls.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Consumer

HJ Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant

HJ Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giantH.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

FDA: Recall expanded for Blue Bell Ice Cream products

FDA: Recall expanded for Blue Bell Ice Cream productsBlue Bell is recalling 3-ounce cups of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream that have tab lids.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Money

Wegmans recalls its organic brand of frozen spinach

Wegmans recalls its organic brand of frozen spinachWegmans recalls organic frozen spinach
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Consumer

Giant recalls walnut and trail mix blend products

Giant recalls walnut and trail mix blend productsGiant Food is informing customers about the recall of Aurora and Giant brand walnut and trail mix blend products due to potential Salmonella contamination.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Consumer

Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall

Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recallHonda's added nearly 105,000 vehicles to its U.S. recall of driver's side air bag inflators.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Money

WUSA 9 Call For Action tackles wedding photographer woes

WUSA 9 Call For Action tackles wedding photographer woesWedding photographer paid big bucks but doesn't deliver
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheese

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheeseKraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Starbucks steps into conversation about race

Starbucks steps into conversation about raceWorkers at its U.S. stores have been told to write "Race Together" on cups and the company plans to start publishing "conversation guides" on the topic.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Facebook lets friends send cash over Messenger

Facebook lets friends send cash over MessengerFacebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to send cash to friends over the Messenger app.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Tips to help Millennials save and invest for retirement

Tips to help Millennials save and invest for retirementIt's not easy being a working Millennial or Generation Xer these days.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Money

How much do we spend to get married?

How much do we spend to get married?A new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a U.S. wedding jumped to $31,213 last year.
  • Money
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Nation

GM recalls Volts; new software fixes carbon monoxide trouble

GM recalls Volts; new software fixes carbon monoxide troubleGeneral Motors Co. is recalling some Chevrolet Volt gas-electric hybrid cars to fix a problem that can cause carbon monoxide to build up in an enclosed space.
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Consumer

New models added to Toyota recall

New models added to Toyota recallThe carmaker says there are a handful of safety issues
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Money

Verizon sends bills customer can't read

Verizon sends bills customer can't readVerizon sends bills visually impaired customer can't read
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Honda unveils lime green Honda Civic at NY auto show

Honda unveils lime green Honda Civic at NY auto showJapan-based Honda unveiled its new Civic at the New York Auto Show. The lime green car was the talk of the show as Honda executives vowed to bring the popular compact back to its performance roots.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month ago
Consumer

WUSA 9 Call for action takes on wedding photographer

WUSA 9 Call for action takes on wedding photographerA wedding photographer was paid big bucks but didn't deliver what was promised.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Kraft recalls 240 K cases of Mac and cheese

Kraft recalls 240 K cases of Mac and cheeseKraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Call for Action: Spear phishing

Call for Action: Spear phishingSpear phishing: a sport or scam? Shirley Rooker tells us more
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Call for Action: Unclaimed property is waiting for you

Call for Action: Unclaimed property is waiting for youA treasure trove of over $60 billion of unclaim riches is out there waiting to be claimed. WUSA 9 Call for Action director Shirley Rooker is here on the topic.
  • Consumer
  • 2 months ago
Consumer

Wine on the rise in Prince George's County?

Wine on the rise in Prince George's County?Saturday marks the first weekend of the Maryland Wine Passport Experience. A showcase of the state's local vineyards.
  • Consumer
  • 2 months, 1 week ago