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What the Tech? FBI Warns of Fake Banking Apps

During the pandemic millions of people who have primarily have stayed at home in isolation have been doing their banking using a mobile app for the first time. CNBC reported earlier…

Consumer Alert: Ford Recalls More than 268,000 Vehicles

Ford Motor Company has announced that it is issuing a safety recall to fix door latches on some cars. It says some of the cars are registered or have been registered in Alabama. Ford is recalling some 2014-15 Ford Fiesta,…

Macon County EMA Issues Coronavirus Scam Warning

The Macon County Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning about a coronavirus-related scam. The EMA says it has been made aware of people going door-to-door in some areas saying they are authorized to do coronavirus/COVID-19 home testing. The EMA…

CONSUMER ALERT: Toyota Recalling Nearly 700,000 Models

This is an Alabama News Network On Your Side Consumer Alert -- Toyota is recalling almost 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.…

Alabama Power Fees on Solar Challenged

Environmental groups are challenging Alabama Power's backup capacity fee on customers who use solar panels to produce part of their home electricity. The Alabama Public Service Commission held a Thursday hearing on the petition to abolish the fee. The petition…

Alabama Among States Affected by Salad Product Recall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms)…

Report: Google to Offer Checking Accounts

Google plans offer checking accounts run by Citigroup and a credit union, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Big tech companies have been pushing into other arenas such as finance and health care to gain more access…

Thanksgiving Travel Rush Likely to Shatter Records

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million…

Apple TV Jumps into Streaming Wars but Lacks Library

Apple TV Plus is jumping into the streaming wars with big names including Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. The service will compete with other newcomers that include Disney Plus and HBO Max, as well as existing heavyweights such as Netflix.…

Uber Adds More Services in Attempt to Generate Bigger Profits

Uber will begin cramming more services into its ride-hailing app as it explores ways to generate more revenue and finally turn a profit. The makeover announced Thursday will include force-feeding its food delivery service, "Eats," into the Uber app that…

Gas Prices on Decline as Weather Cools Off

Gas prices almost always hit their highest levels in the summer, but things are starting to change. Millions of Americans are getting some relief. The national average for a gallon of gas has dropped 17 cents in the past month,…

Some Apple Laptops Banned from Airline Flights for Fire Risk

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving…

More Relaxed Trucker Drive Time Rules on the Way?

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. The proposed rule affects breaks that truckers are…

U.S. Budget Deficit Grows 27% Through July

The U.S. government's budget deficit rose by $183 billion to $867 billion during the first 10 months of this budget year as spending grew more than twice as fast as tax collections. The Treasury Department say the deficit for the…

Airport Bans the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

An unprecedented new rule will soon impact millions of travelers. San Francisco International Airport sells around 4 million plastic water bottles each year. But those days are numbered as the airport has taken the historic step of banning the sale…

Sears Announces Closure of Last Alabama Store

Sears is closing its last full-size store in Alabama. The company announced Tuesday it will shut down 26 full-size Sears stores and Kmart locations nationwide in late October. That includes the Sears at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, which is…

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