Consumer Alert

MidSouth Bank warns of latest debit, credit card scam

MidSouth Bank is warning the public of a new phone scam from an automated caller. Thus far, the majority of reports to the bank are from non-customers in South Louisiana who are receiving a call from (877) 886-1996 and (877) 635-0049.

Foster Farms recalls dozens of chicken products due to potential salmonella

Dozens of Foster Farms chicken products have been recalled because of a salmonella contamination.

Apple introduces new, cheaper iMac

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple's newest iMac comes with something that's arguably even nicer than a faster processor and more memory: A more affordable price tag.

CDC promotes new pill for HIV prevention

Right now, the Centers for Disease Control is promoting a pill they say could eventually end the spread of HIV.

Heartbleed Part 2: The handshake bug

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The safety feature keeping your Web communication private -- the same one recently affected by the nasty Heartbleed bug -- has even more problems. You can call this one the "handshake bug."

Disaster Scams: State officials say watch out for scammers this hurricane season

Hurricane season is here, but it's also the season for scammers.

6th child dies while using popular infant recliner

Harrisburg, PA (WPMT) -- It's every parent's worst nightmare.

America's growing housing affordability gap

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When it comes to buying a home, America's affordability gap is growing ever wider.

Sunlamps and tanning beds get FDA warning

(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration has issued a final decision to reclassify sunlamp products and ultraviolet or UV lamps used in indoor tanning salons.

Find out how cheap food is making Americans more overweight

(CNN) -- Forget everything you know about what's making us fat.

E. coli outbreak linked to sprouts; hummus, dips, walnuts recalled

(CNN) -- This has been a big week for food product recalls and the risk of food borne illness.

LA Tax Free Hurricane Preparedness weekend

This weekend is Louisiana’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, May 24-25. Below is a list of items that you can buy free of the 4 percent state sales tax on those dates.

True Cost Of Flying: Proposal would require airlines to disclose fees for basic items

(NBC News) It has become one of the more annoying aspects of flying commercial: The long list of fees added to your ticket.

Detroit company recalls 1.8 million pounds of tainted beef

Michigan's Wolverine Packing Company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef potentially tainted with E. coli bacteria.

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy addresses questions about milk

Since early March, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy has been undertaking a rigorous and ongoing internal investigation to try to determine the cause or causes of some milk that consumers reported as having an “off” taste or going sour before