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  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:01:24 GMT
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photoAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:16:32 GMT
    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:59:20 GMT
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
  • Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:36:14 GMT
    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
  • Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

    Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:41:24 GMT
    Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.
    Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.
  • Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads

    Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:41:11 GMT
    Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks.
    Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks.
  • Credit score confusion and navigating changes

    Credit score confusion and navigating changes

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:33:50 GMT
    FICO has announced changes to how it will calculate credit scores beginning this Fall. The score will not include paid collection accounts, and it will now differentiate medical collection accounts from non-medical debt.But did you know you actually have more than one credit score?
    FICO has announced changes to how it will calculate credit scores beginning this Fall. The score will not include paid collection accounts, and it will now differentiate medical collection accounts from non-medical debt.But did you know you actually have more than one credit score?
  • Tarpon Springs splash park to reopen Saturday

    Tarpon Springs splash park to reopen Saturday

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:43:13 GMT
    The Tarpon Springs Splash Park should reopen Saturday after a nasty bug was found in the water.
    The Tarpon Springs Splash Park should reopen Saturday after a nasty bug was found in the water.
  • Nationwide fruit recall expanded

    Nationwide fruit recall expanded

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-05 10:40:17 GMT
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    Don't wash the peaches, toss them, a California company advises, after recalling specific lots of its fresh fruit, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 
    Don't wash the peaches, toss them, a California company advises, after recalling specific lots of its fresh fruit, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 
  • PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:46:12 GMT
    PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
  • Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

    Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-08-04 08:56:55 GMT
    Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is making changes to its website to personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.
    Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is making changes to its website to personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.
  • FPL seeks to raise rates for nuclear costs

    FPL seeks to raise rates for nuclear costs

    Sunday, August 3 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-03 12:08:46 GMT
    FPL's Turker Point plant. FPL's Turker Point plant.
    Florida Power Light Co. is asking the state to allow it to charge customers for costs related to two proposed nuclear reactors.It's the seventh straight year FPL is making such a request to the Florida Public Service Commission.
    Florida Power Light Co. is asking the state to allow it to charge customers for costs related to two proposed nuclear reactors.It's the seventh straight year FPL is making such a request to the Florida Public Service Commission.
  • Back-to-School Tax-free Holiday is here

    Back-to-School Tax-free Holiday is here

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:37:09 GMT
    It's almost time to head back to school and that means it's time to shop.
    It's almost time to head back to school and that means it's time to shop.
  • Tampa Bay woman feels ripped off, pays $61 for coins worth $1.50

    Tampa Bay woman feels ripped off, pays $61 for coins worth $1.50

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:10:55 GMT
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins.Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins.
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins that have been sitting in a bank vault for years.With shipping, she paid $61.43. But, here's what she received: a bag of about 100 pennies, worth at most: $1.50.
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins that have been sitting in a bank vault for years.With shipping, she paid $61.43. But, here's what she received: a bag of about 100 pennies, worth at most: $1.50.
  • Hyundai recalls 888,700 Sonata Sedans

    Hyundai recalls 888,700 Sonata Sedans

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:14:48 GMT
    Over 800,000 Hyundai Sonata Sedans have been recalled. Over 800,000 Hyundai Sonata Sedans have been recalled.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.Stay connected with the news of the day.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.Stay connected with the news of the day.
  • SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:50:00 GMT
    WFLA file photo.WFLA file photo.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
  • Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

    Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:51:59 GMT
    Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store.
    Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store.
  • Facebook: Get Messenger app

    Facebook: Get Messenger app

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:47:59 GMT
    For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.
    For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:22:47 GMT
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
  • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:59:53 GMT
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
  • 8 ways to save on groceries without coupons

    8 ways to save on groceries without coupons

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:07:49 GMT
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    ShopSmart magazine sent undercover shoppers through grocery store aisles and discovered plenty of ways to lower your grocery bill.
    ShopSmart magazine sent undercover shoppers through grocery store aisles and discovered plenty of ways to lower your grocery bill.
  • Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 1-3, 2014

    Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 1-3, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:46:28 GMT
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    Are you ready for the new school year? Florida's annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday can save you plenty of money. The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Here's everything you need to know.
    Are you ready for the new school year? Florida's annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday can save you plenty of money. The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Here's everything you need to know.
  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:46 GMT
    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
  • Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

    Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:55:25 GMT
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
  • 8 ON YOUR SIDE warns Tampa Bay consumers about crowd hacking

    8 ON YOUR SIDE warns Tampa Bay consumers about crowd hacking

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-29 10:22:43 GMT
    A Florida security expert warns about wireless pickpocketing, as some others downplay the threat.
    A Florida security expert warns about wireless pickpocketing, as some others downplay the threat.
  • Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 8:32 AM EDT2013-10-09 12:32:22 GMT
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
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