Tag: Consumer Products

The weirdest inflation increases: Americans are paying more for window coverings, salad dressing — and more

It’s been well-documented that Americans are paying more for food, gas, and other essentials this year as inflation has hit a 13-year high, but last...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

My father abandoned me when I was a baby and he and my mother divorced. He never paid any child support. All I ever knew...

Lack of diversity in patent holders means ‘half of the population’ isn’t getting needs met, economist Lisa Cook says

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Innovation holds the promise...

‘When I go to the playground, my older son loves to try to interact with kids — and he doesn’t really know how’

As a mother of two young boys, Amber Marlow worries that the pandemic might affect her children’s development because of the social isolation it has...

My stepson bought a home with his now ex-girlfriend. It doubled in value to $400K. She is willing to accept $50K. Should I intervene?

Dear Quentin, My husband’s son has been living with his girlfriend for 10 years. They bought a house with land in a very popular state...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

U.S. retail sales slump 1.1% due to shortage of cars and Amazon Prime hangover

The numbers: Americans cut spending at retail stores in July for the second time in three months, largely reflecting an Amazon Prime Day hangover and...

SNAP benefits will increase to an all-time high — here’s how much more the average family will receive each month

The 42 million Americans who rely on government help to pay for food will see the biggest-ever increase in their benefits starting in October, but...

I’ve been married to a serial cheater for 27 years. Does my estranged husband have a claim to my 4 properties?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been married for 27 years now, and my husband and I have been estranged for the last six years. He is a...

‘He has told me he is waiting for her to die’: Can I stop my stepmother inheriting my father’s estate?

I am very close to my father, but not my stepmother. They have been married for 21 years. It is an unhappy marriage. My father...

My husband purchased his mother’s $500K home. His siblings called me a ‘gold digger.’ Now he wants to use my inheritance for renovations

I have a situation that needs unbiased direction regarding inheritance, marital living arrangements, and aging in place. My husband and I are both in our...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

With Sturgis rally underway, Harley-Davidson rolls out $600 million debt deal

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a new $605 million debt deal backed by loans to buyers of its iconic motorcycles, as the 10-day annual bike rally...

Deals under $50: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

CNN —   The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still happening, and from now until Aug. 8, there are plenty of steep discounts to take advantage...

The best sales to shop this weekend: S’well, Theragun, Keurig and more

CNN —   Today, you’ll find a deal on S’well, Macy’s home goods and savings on a Theragun bundle. All that and more below. S’well...

20 college dorm organization ideas under $20

CNN —   Organizing isn’t typically taught at colleges, but honestly it should be. Because your dorm room is more than just a place for...

Opinion: Florida or Floriduh? As it battles COVID-19 surge, the Sunshine State proves itself as weirdly defiant as ever.

I spent almost two decades living in Florida, and even I’m hard-pressed to pick the moment that stood out as my weirdest. There was the...

Best mesh Wi-Fi routers of 2021

CNN —   As the amount of devices under your roof continues to tick up — phones, tablets, cameras, TVs, computers, game consoles, e-readers and...

These are the products our editors tried and loved in July

CNN —   The Underscored team tests too many products to count each month. Some don’t leave a lasting impression, but others make us want...

Best online sales right now

CNN —   Today, you’ll find a deal on rechargeable batteries and a charger, a discounted Instant Pot and savings on bedding, mattresses and bath...

America’s funeral homes find new life hosting weddings, concerts and comedy shows

Over the course of her 20-year career as a standup comic, Ellen Karis has played all sorts of unlikely venues, from bowling alleys to churches....

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2021: Pre-reserve to save

CNN —   It’s official: Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event will be on Aug. 11. Historically, the tech giant has used its late summer event...