Consumer

Marketside ‘Fiesta Steak’ salads recalled due to salmonella and listeria risk

The salads were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

  No known cases of mystery disease affecting children in Savannah

The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the rare but serious cases in 22 states. Those states include Georgia and South Carolina.

Polio-like disease AFM now confirmed in 22 states, CDC says

The CDC has confirmed 62 cases. The average patients is 4 years old.

Tariffs expected to impact local businesses

The tariffs the United States imposed on Chinese goods is already in effect, which means you will start paying more for food, clothing, and technology.

Doctors urging all, especially children and elderly, to get flu shots

Doctors encouraging all, especially children and the elderly to get flu vaccine.

Buffalo Wild Wings introduces new pumpkin BBQ wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is now joining in on the pumpkin flavor craze.

Savannah Airbnb’s open doors to hurricane victims free of charge

Thousands of Airbnb's opening their doors to hurricane victims free of charge.

Working long hours every week could be bad for your health

Working long hours every week could be bad for your health. Here are four ways a shorter workweek could help you live longer.

Where to score tacos Thursday for National Taco Day

Taco lovers rejoice! Thursday, Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, and it comes with deals.

6.5 million pounds of beef products recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella

An investigation has identified 57 people from 16 states with illnesses believed to have been caused by the beef products.

Kroger Looks to Hire More Than 600 at Job Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6

Kroger will be hosting a job fair for all Atlanta Division stores in Georgia, South Carolina, and Eastern Alabama Saturday, Oct. 6, to fill more than 600 full- and part-time positions for the holidays.

Report: 60 stores announce Thanksgiving Day closures

Over 60 stores have confirmed to BestBlackFriday.com closures for Thanksgiving Day. The site estimates nearly 100 well-known national and regional retailers will be closed.

Congenital syphilis cases in newborns at 20-year high CDC says

Cases have more than doubled in the United States since 2013

Veterinarians warn of mushroom dangers to dogs in damp weather

Our wet, damp CTX weather has created the perfect environment for wild mushrooms to grow in just about any patch of grass.

Don’t Be a Victim: Visiting ATMs

Need to make a quick stop at an ATM? There are some things you need to check out besides just your account balance.

Nissan recalling more than 215,000 cars and SUV’s because of fire risk

Brake fluid could leak onto a circuit board, causing a short and a possible fire.

Ground beef recall: 130,000 pounds possibly contaminated with E. coli

The beef products are being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions, which produced and packaged the items on June 21, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Don't Be a Victim: Storm Scams

With Hurricane Florence taking aim at the East Coast and several other storms brewing, it's a good time to remind you - fraud often follows disasters.

Don’t Be a Victim: First-time gun buyers

Many people are considering purchasing a handgun for the very first time to protect themselves. If that includes you, there are some things new gun owners need to know.

Don’t Be a Victim: Cyber scamming

Scammers are always trying to get their hands on your information and your money. There is one segment of the population they seem to target more than others.

2 Sears in southeast Georgia to close as company continues to downsize

Sears Holdings will close another 46 locations - including 13 Kmart stories - by November.  Two local Sears stories in Georgia will shut their doors as a part of the shutdown.

  Public housing goes smoke-free across U.S.

Across the nation, federally-funded public housing is now officially smoke-free as of this week.

Microblading law designates eyebrow procedure as tattoo

Microblading, a semi-permanent tattooing of the eyebrows, is one of the hottest trends in cosmetology, and a new Georgia law is hoping to keep you safer if you try it.

Study: Capital One most complained about credit card

A study by the Georgia PIRG Education Fund found that Capital One was the most complained about credit card issuer by the amount of complaints filed.

IRS warns of phony payment phone calls

The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers about a sophisticated phone scheme targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, around the U.S.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers tips on charitable giving

Secratary of State Brian Kemp offers tip about charitable giving for the holiday system.

LIST: Black Friday 2013 deals

Check out this list of Black Friday sales and deals on social media. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #blackfriday2013.

Shoppers gear up for tax-free shopping in South Carolina

South Carolina residents are taking part in the tax-free holiday.

Family Finance: Real estate tips for current market

With mortgage rates rising quickly, many might wonder if now is a good time to buy or sell a home.

Gear up for National Doughnut Day

Friday is National Doughnut Day.

Health dept. warns of phone scheme

The Georgia Dept. of Public Health is warning residents about a phone scheme.

AAA survey: April car sales get boost

Americans love for new cars was a major factor for automakers best April for car and truck sales since 2007, according to a AAA survey.

Family Finance: Last-minute tax reminders

It's less than two weeks until the deadline to file your federal income tax.

Financial abuse prevention for senior citizens

See classes, links and resources aimed to prevent and protect senior citizens from financial abuse.

Consumer College scheduled for May

Each year, the Chatham County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council hosts the Consumer College.

Watch out for vacation schemes

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection in Georgia offers tips for protecting against travel schemes.

Identity theft tips

Georgia ranks No. 2 in identity theft cases. Get tips for preventing identity theft.

Free IRS tax filing day begins

Jan. 30 has been declared Free File Day, which is the first day that the IRS officially starts accepting 2012 tax returns via its Free File service.

75-Watt light bulb phase out under way

In 2013, consumers can say goodbye to the 75-Watt light bulb.

Home loan details from Sam's Club, Home Depot

Consumer are feeling more comfortable shopping for financial products outside of a traditional bank, and a growing number of retailers are stepping up their game.

Be smart about charitable giving

Donors may consider giving to charities during the holiday season or before the year's end for a tax deduction.