Consumer News

Call Kurtis: We Can't Get Refunds After SacTrips Canceled Our Trips of a LifetimeTheresa Coleman already bought travel books, excited to take a Spain trip she booked through for $2,600.
Whole Foods Says They Will Stop Selling Products Made By InmatesWhole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest against the practice at one of its stores in Texas.
Takata Air Bag Recall Expands To 7 More CompaniesSeven more companies including electric car maker Tesla Motors could be facing recalls because they use air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., according to letters they received last week from U.S. safety regulators.
Grocery Chain Whole Foods Cutting About 1,500 JobsGrocery chain Whole Foods is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks as it looks to lower prices and keep up with competition.
Starbucks Mobile Order-And-Pay App Now Available NationwideStarbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, breakfast sandwiches and other items you want could theoretically be waiting for you by the time you arrive.
Macy's Plans To Hire Hundreds Of Seasonal Workers In Sacramento, Reno And ReddingThe seasonal positions will range from in stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season.
California Company Recalls Cheese Linked To Ohio Death, Dozens Of IllnessesA California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.
California Home Prices Decline Slightly In AugustA research firm says California's summer housing rally cooled in August as tight supplies kept a lid on sales and some buyers found prices out of reach.
Hewlett-Packard Eliminating Up To 30,000 Jobs; Unknown If Roseville Campus AffectedHewlett-Packard says its upcoming spinoff of its technology divisions focused on software, consulting and data analysis will eliminate up to 30,000 jobs.
Who Started The Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Food Craze?The first reference to what we now know as "pumpkin spice" can be traced back to 1796.
Apple: Strong Preorders Could Mean Record-Breaking Sales For iPhone 6sPreorders for its latest iPhone have been so strong that Apple expects to surpass last year's record, when it sold 10 million phones during the first weekend.
Coming Soon: McDonald's Breakfast Available All DayIf you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.