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Chevy gives popular Trax SUV new styling, features for 2017
Chevrolet has given its popular Trax a more contemporary look, a new instrument panel and more safety features for 2017, and the early reviews are good, as it continues to set U.S. sales records in the fast-growing small SUV market
Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project
A Massachusetts mother said her fifth-grader suffered severe burns after playing with homemade slime, a project she said she’s done with her daughter many times before without incident. Siobhan Quinn said her 11-year-old daughter, Kathleen, endured second and third-degree burns on her hands after
2017 Kia Forte sedan is updated, retains value for money
Kia's compact Forte sedan retains its value-for-the-money status for 2017 while adding refined new styling, upgraded seat fabric, more features and a new, fuel-efficient engine
Analysis: Trump's Dodd-Frank Rollback and the 'Little Guy'
Dear Readers: The ABC News Fixer works for the little guy. When this column helps someone who got overcharged on their cell phone bill or was underpaid on their insurance settlement, politics never enters into it. Having trouble with your mortgage? Bumped from a flight? Movers broke your furniture?
Consumer Groups Slam New Trump Executive Order on Regulation
Consumer groups are slamming President Donald Trump’s new executive order on regulations , calling the move “arbitrary and irrational” and a threat to consumer safety. The executive order, signed Monday, requires that for every new federal regulation put in place, two other regulations must be
Consumer Advocacy Groups Say Interactive Toys 'Cayla' and 'i-Que' Lack Protections to Prevent Spying on Children
A group of consumer advocacy groups has accused the makers of interactive toys "Cayla" and "i-Que" of failing to provide protections to prevent spying on young children, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The complaint was jointly filed Tuesday by the Electronic
What Consumers Need to Know About the Yahoo Security Breach
Yahoo announced on Thursday that it believes information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen by a "state-sponsored actor" at the end of 2014. Cyber security experts believe that this was the largest-known breach of user accounts. Russian hackers are suspected as being
EpiPen Price Rise Hurting Parents Getting Ready for School Year, Experts Say
The skyrocketing price of EpiPens in recent years is putting added pressure on parents as they get ready to send kids back to school prepped for allergic reactions, according to experts. The EpiPen, which is the last remaining epinephrine injector on the market, has seen a dramatic cash price
Consumer Reports Highlights Dietary Supplement Dangers
A daily supplement or two has become routine for many Americans, but a report is highlighting how these substances can sometimes be harmful. Consumer Reports outlines in a extensive report how producers of dietary supplements face little regulation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and why
The Potential Dangers of Pressure Washers
Pressure washers can help homeowners blast through many summer cleaning projects, but with the power of a pressure washer also comes potential danger. Ben Skidell makes a living working with outdoor tools but it was a pressure washer that the New York man said almost took off part of his knuckle.