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Best September deals: Your guide to the month's freebies and bargains

September brings food days including National Coffee Day, which is Sept. 29. Plus find ongoing specials and other deals.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:20 pm

The best air fryers of 2018

Can frying without the fat live up to the hype?


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:05 pm

MacOS Mojave is here: 8 ways it can update your Mac

From Dark Mode to easier tools for adding pictures to your documents, MacOS Mojave can add a fresh coat to your aging Mac.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:40 pm

Apple offering AppleCare monthly plans for new iPhones along with theft and loss option

The new iPhones aren't the only thing that'll cost more. There's also a higher price tag on AppleCare, Apple's extended warranty policy.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:39 pm

SiriusXM to buy Pandora streaming radio service for $3.5 billion

On-demand audio continues to shake up the radio business as SiriusXM said it reached a deal to acquire online streaming service Pandora Media.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:38 pm

T-Mobile's MetroPCS changes name and adds unlimited lure: Amazon Prime and Google One

MetroPCS is ditching the PCS tag to become Metro by T-Mobile. It is adding new tiered unlimited plans with Amazon Prime and Google One cloud storage.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:37 pm

We dropped a thirsty iPhone XS into coffee, wine, beer and soda: Here's how it did

The iPhone XS and XS Max are water resistant like other phones. But these new devices are also supposed to withstand beer and soda spills. Did they?


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:36 pm

Procter & Gamble says new China tariffs may raise prices, hurt sales and endanger jobs

Procter & Gamble outlined the potential dangers in a letter before President Donald Trump slapped a new 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:41 pm

Hertz drives ahead with plans to paint hockey arena 'sunny' yellow

Hertz's plans to paint the hockey arena in Estero a bright yellow have drawn some criticism. But the company hopes to move ahead with its plans by winning over the town's Design Review Board.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:23 pm

Sears 'must act immediately' to extend life, Lampert's fund says

Sears CEO and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert proposed his hedge fund acquire more of the retailer's assets and help the ailing company reduce debt.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:21 pm

Weight Watchers rebrands as WW, eliminates artificial ingredients in focus on wellness

Weight Watchers International is seeking to ride the wellness wave by changing its brand name to WW in a move supported by advocate-investor Oprah.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:31 pm

You'll be using a fingerprint to start your car soon

With many key fobs vulnerable to hacking, automotive security experts say car companies will soon require fingerprinting to start new vehicles.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:18 pm

Here are some of the highest paying college degrees

How many Americans collectively hold almost 1.5 trillion dollars worth of student debt? Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:58 pm

Reports: Michael Kors to buy Versace in $2 billion deal

The Italian fashion house would help Michael Kors compete in a European-dominated industry. The Versace family would remain on board.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:50 pm

Women claim seat at the investors' table, challenging the status quo

They are launching funds, leading private equity groups or joining the investment teams of existing firms, meanwhile helping to bring other women up the ranks with them.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:43 pm

Google’s latest Chrome update tightens the locks on Adobe Flash

In its latest update to Chrome, it sounds like Google doesn’t want you using Flash: Yes, that’s exactly the point.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:27 pm

First free burgers, now free salads. Wendy's has a new freebie through Oct. 7

With Wendy's mobile app and any other purchase, get a half-size Harvest Chicken Salad through October 7.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:09 pm

Priced out of the market? Cities where the middle class can no longer afford a home

Families that pay more than 30% of their incomes on housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording rent and other necessities.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:03 pm

Nashville women rally around female entrepreneurs through SheEO funding model

Through SheEO, 500 women contribute $1,100 to help other female entrepreneurs. So far, 32 women-led companies in 4 countries have received funding.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:52 am

Kohl's increases seasonal workers to 90,000, touts holiday perks

Amid a tight labor market and brightening retail prospects, Kohl’s is boosting its seasonal hiring and touting its perks to attract holiday workers.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:43 am

These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

Kick off the week with a great deal on an awesome product.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:25 am

Oprah is on Fortune’s 218 Most Powerful Women list

Here are the top reasons why.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:57 am

September route roundup: Where airlines are adding (or cutting) service

There are dozens of changes to airline routes each month. New options to Hawaii, Caribbean and Italy are among the most interesting for September.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:02 am

SiriusXM to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion deal

SiriusXM is buying music streaming service Pandora for around $3.5 billion dollars. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 9:52 am

Congress might help future plane rides be a little more comfortable

Congress is considering a bill that would order the FAA to establish minimum airline seat sizes.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 9:15 am

Looking to buy a home with poor credit? Best and worst cities to apply for a mortgage

As with all real estate transactions, whether or not you can get a mortgage with a low credit score also depends on location, location, location.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 8:04 am

25 cheapest cars to insure


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:50 am

Want cheaper car insurance? These are the 25 models you should look at

Car insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years and the amount a typical American pays for car insurance depends on many factors. Here are the cheapest ones to insure.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:49 am

With 911 dispatchers in short supply, average response time is slower

911 centers struggle to hire enough, a crunch made worse by labor shortages in the strong economy. Call responses are slowed in many cases


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:05 am

911 call centers struggle to find operators for life-saving calls

911 centers across the country are struggling to hire enough operators, slowing the time it takes to answer calls. On rare occasions, the delays have led to injury and even death.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:03 am

Getting a fresh perspective: Here's why your financial adviser has a financial adviser

A financial adviser won’t check everything off your to-do list for you, but they will make it easier for your finances to run in the background.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:00 am

The US now has 197 cities where the median home value tops $1 million

Homes are getting more expensive. If you're expecting to buy a home, here are a few options to consider to help support you in your journey.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 7:00 am

These Harry Potter-inspired Halloween candies are very bewitching

Just in time for Halloween, the makers of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are introducing a line of Harry Potter candies! Nathan Rousseau Smith dives in.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 6:19 am

New iPhone cameras strut their stuff in low light

Results from a back to back comparison of the new iPhone camera to an older model look identical, except in low light and with a new software trick. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.


Posted on 24 September 2018 | 6:13 am

Here's how one consumer desperate for a loan got slammed by a fake check scam

Consumers are losing thousands of dollars as they deposit what look like real checks. Banks find out much later that the checks are phony.


Posted on 22 September 2018 | 5:00 pm

National Cheeseburger Day 2018: Wendy's offering free burgers through Sept. 30

Chick-fil-A isn't the only fast-food chain with a freebie for customers with an app. Wendy's has a deal that resets daily through Sept. 30.


Posted on 22 September 2018 | 10:14 am

Hot toy alert: Photos of the 10 top toys of 2018

The holiday toy lists for Target, Walmart and Amazon are out and has predictions of what the 10 top toys will be this holiday season.


Posted on 21 September 2018 | 6:37 pm

Get free Chick-fil-A nuggets with the chicken chain's smartphone app through Sept. 29

Chick-fil-A has a freebie, through Sept. 29, that doesn't require a cow costume. You'll just need the chicken chain's smartphone app.


Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:23 am

Need spending money? 12 side hustles where you can make $1,000 a month

Looking to boost your earnings? If you put in your time, these part-time gigs will help you bring in some serious bucks.


Posted on 21 September 2018 | 10:23 am

Weirdest job in every state


Posted on 21 September 2018 | 5:54 am

Vans, buses and trucks at the German IAA Commercial Vehicles fair

Vans, buses and trucks at the German IAA Commercial Vehicles fair


Posted on 20 September 2018 | 2:49 pm

Aston Martin cars through the years

Ultra-luxury carmaker Aston Martin of James Bond fame plans IPO to go public in London.


Posted on 20 September 2018 | 1:24 pm

Want to be in the top 1 percent? Here's what you have to earn in your state

A family earning $422,000 a year ranks in top one percent nationwide. But as income levels vary by state, so does what it takes to be a one-percenter.


Posted on 20 September 2018 | 9:27 am

America’s poorest cities


Posted on 19 September 2018 | 11:40 pm

Did your employer make the list of best US companies to work for?

Based on reviews posted on Glassdoor, a website where employees review companies, 24/7 Wall Street identified the best American companies to work for.


Posted on 18 September 2018 | 1:18 pm

Razors, makeup, hot sauce: You can subscribe to almost anything. But should you?

Subscription-box services let you to try out new types of goods and bypass shopping errands. Here’s how to keep spending on subscriptions in check.


Posted on 14 September 2018 | 8:05 am

Why getting a mortgage may be easier now — and riskier

Certain borrowers with a debt-to-income-ratio as high as 50 percent can get approved for a mortgage, up from the previous maximum of 45 percent.


Posted on 14 September 2018 | 8:05 am

U.S. News college rankings: Where are the best values, top choices for low-income students

US News: Students needing financial aid get good value at Princeton, Harvard and MIT. University of California a good choice for low-income families.


Posted on 14 September 2018 | 8:02 am

Are you middle class? This calculator by Pew Research Center aims to tell you

Americans can calculate if they are lower, middle or upper class by using Pew Research Center’s updated calculator.


Posted on 14 September 2018 | 8:00 am

Is your state 'lovin' it'? A look at where the most McDonald's are located in the US

McDonald’s is America’s largest hamburger chain with about 14,000 stores in the U.S. The concentration of restaurants varies considerably by state.


Posted on 13 September 2018 | 12:21 pm

15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


Posted on 29 December 2017 | 12:13 pm