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FDA's New Rule Challanges Effectiveness of Soap

The Food and Drug Administration published a blog post today, saying there is currently no evidence that using antibacterial soaps and body washes are more effective than plain soap and water

FDA recalls thousands of defibrillators

The FDA is sending out a warning. If you own certain types of defibrillators, be careful because they may not work in case of an emergency.

Cyber Monday serves up travel deals

Hate to stand in long lines on Black Friday? After getting your fill of Thanksgiving turkey, go online instead. Cyber Monday, December 2, isn't just for toys and electronics.

DEMCO warns of utility scams taking place in LA

DEMCO has sent a warning to Co-op members and area residents regarding a utility scam currently taking place.

BR Area Chamber promotes Small Business Saturday

When you’re done navigating the bustling crowds at major retail chains on Black Friday, enjoy the slower pace of shopping at local small businesses the following Saturday.

12 national retailers in BR that are closed for Thanksgiving

A recent YouGov/Huffington report revealed that 80 percent of those surveyed this month say they will not be shopping on Thanksgiving Day.

McDonald's new order: a third drive-thru window

It looks like two drive-thru windows are not enough to keep burgers and fries at McDonald's coming in an orderly fashion. The fast-food restaurant announced it will add a third.

Long-term Pill use may double glaucoma risk

  Women who used birth control pills for three years or more have twice the risk of developing glaucoma later in life, according to new research.

New Study Shows Statewide Support for Law to End Predatory Practices on Consumers

Baton Rouge, LA. –According to a new AARP survey, a majority of Louisianans believe it is important to strengthen consumer protection laws to prohibit excessive annual interest rates for payday loans.

SCAM ALERT: Septic tank emptying scammers target elderly

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Elderly Abuse Protection Unit are investigating a possible scam that was reported on November 6.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell warns farmers of settlement scam

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section is urging farmers to be wary of individuals or organizations offering assistance in filing claims in the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the US Department of A

More chicken, ham and beef recalled for possible Listeria contamination

UPDATE- Reser’s Fine Foods is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 25, 2013.

Honda recalls minivans over brake issue

Honda is recalling 344,000 Odyssey minivans for a sensor issue that can cause the vehicle to brake on its own.

FDA warns against colored Halloween contacts

If you want to add a little something extra to your Halloween costumes, the FDA are issuing warnings about colored contacts. Officials say most colored lenses, like red or white, are illegal and may cause blindness.

Nissan recalling 150k SUVs for brake problem

Nissan is recalling approximately 152,000 Nissan and Infiniti SUVs due to a computer problem that could weaken brake performance.