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Winter weather advisory issued for some SE Michigan counties

Several counties are are under a winter weather advisory 7 p.m. Thursday.

Top Consumer Stories

Peer-to-peer lending is transforming banking

It's said that lending to friends is a good way to lose them, but how about lending to a complete stranger?


Takata quality chief shuns national recall

In testimony before the Commerce Committee, Senior Vice President of Quality Hiroshi Shimizu says recalls should be limited to high-humidity areas.


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Crash test fail for minivans

The minivan's reputation as a safe ride may take a dent from the latest series of rigorous crash tests.


General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in response to a record number of vehicle recalls linked to safety defects.

A detailed court filing alleges the automaker intentionally misled consumers and that some…


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App takes guessing out of wine buying

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.


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Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in…


Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.


Graco recalls 4.7M strollers over finger amputations

Nearly 5 million Graco strollers are being recalled in North America after at least 11 reports of children's fingers getting cut off on the hinges.



Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as search engine

Firefox and Google are breaking up.


Personal Finance

Mortgage insurance: Your questions answered


Find out who needs to purchase mortgage insurance and what you need to know about it.

Put your vacation home to work for you


Add to your income by renting out your vacation home.

IRS warns against latest phone fraud scam

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Learn more about how the IRS is warning taxpayers against the latest phone fraud scam.

It's time to set budget for holiday spending


Believe it or not, the holidays are approaching. As you start thinking about your gift list set a budget for how much you can spend this year.

Tips for building the perfect resume


When creating an effective resume it’s important to use the right language and the right format.

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