Consumer Alert

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

Company recalls Silk soymilk due to possible fatal reaction

WhiteWave foods is recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because the product may contain almond milk.

FDA: Jerky treats linked to at least 1,000 dog deaths

FDA/KETK STAFF — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats.

As families bring more devices on vacation, many don't realize the danger

Families are beginning to take more devices with them on vacation, not realizing the risks involved when taking a tablet, laptop, or smartphone along for the trip.

Cell phone service for under $20: Worth it?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Over the past few years, a large crop of cell phone companies have popped up promising far cheaper rates than the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

Be wary of the no money down iPhone 6

NEW YORK (CNNMONEY) — Thinking about buying an iPhone 6 once it comes out later this year? Be prepared to figure out brand new purchase plans -- and possibly pay more overall.

Hackers use 'cryptolocker' virus to hold your data for ransom

Computer experts are stressing the importance of data protection as the 'Cryptolocker' virus spreads.

How to dodge airline baggage fees

(NBC News) Travel experts say that vacationers had better gear up now for what is expected to be an expensive season for travel, especially if you plan on flying.

Wisconsin authorities remove hand sanitizer from city building beacause people were drinking it to get drunk

It's something you think of as healthy, killing germs and disinfecting. But police say it could be deadly, and Madison, Wisconsin Police have taken it out of the City County Building.

Experts say the cost of fuel should soon go down

Much of America watched helplessly as gas prices climbed over the past few months, forcing drivers to spend about $11.7 billion more filling up this April than they did at the same last year.

IPhone bug leaves information vulnerable

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple says its encrypts email attachments you receive on your iPhone or iPad -- but it doesn't, according to a security researcher.

Internet Explorer bug lets hacker control your PC

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're using Internet Explorer and click on the wrong link, a hacker could hijack your computer.