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Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Rash of attempted credit card thefts due to possible hacker going unreported to law enforcement

Over the past week, banks and credit card companies have made calls to dozens, if not hundreds, of Baton Rouge residents.

Number of kids hurt by falling TV's on rise

The number of kids being hurt by falling televisions is on the rise, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

SCAM ALERT: BBB alerts local businesses to email claiming to be from Duns & Bradstreet

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting local business owners to scam emails pretending to come from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and involving BBB.

SCAM ALERT: Cleco warns customers of bill payment scam

Cleco cautions customers to be aware of fraudulent calls demanding payment of electric bills through a money transfer agency or face disconnection of power.

SCAM ALERT: Acadian On Call warns public of medical alert scam

Acadian On Call, along with the Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA), wants to warn the public of the widespread scam affecting those in Louisiana and across the nation.

SCAM ALERT: Caller claims to be Microsoft tech support

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting consumers to a phone scam in which the caller claims to be from Microsoft.

Chrysler recalls 840,000 vehicles, mostly in US

Chrysler Group said on Wednesday it will recall 840,000 vehicles in the United States and other countries, mostly for active-restraint head rests that are possibly flawed.

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty scam reported in 11 states

A jury duty scam is impacting people across the entire nation. Victims will initially get a phone call from a person claiming to be a "jury duty coordinator."

Entergy: 'If someone demands payment, hang up the phone'

There have been multiple reports of a scam targeting Entergy customers in Louisiana.

Student loan rates doubling on Monday

Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1.

Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the government's request in the final hours before a deadline.

RECALL: Natura Pet Products issues voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to possible health risk

 Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Chrysler faces deadline to recall Jeeps

Chrysler Group will formally respond Tuesday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request for a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps that the safety agency says pose too great a risk of fire in a rear-end accident.

Strain: Only hire licensed horticulture professionals

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging Louisiana homeowners to hire only licensed landscape horticulturists, arborists and landscape irrigation contractors when doing major landscaping work at thei