At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren’t taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
A Minnesota legislator says he’ll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.
What should you do know? Security Expert Bruce Schneirer talked with Dave Lee.
A highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.
More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.
TCF Bank customers have the most to complain about, according to a new consumer study. Research from the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that the Wayzata-based bank was at the top of the list when it comes to the number of complaints they get.
Janet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. “When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows — we now milk 128 every morning and every night,” Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.
On Monday, Jason DeRusha paid a viewer $20 for a box of the new edition Twinkies from Hostess. This morning, he may be wishing he had a couple bucks back. Those tasty little sponge cakes are back, but smaller than you remember.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.
Target says a key revenue figure fell 1 percent in November, hurt by weak sales in the first two weeks of the month.
About 35 million Americans have flex spending accounts, which allow them to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for healthcare costs that aren’t covered by insurance.
Best Buy’s website is up and running at full capacity following a glitch Monday that aggravated loyalty program customers getting an early shot at Black Friday deals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving a shout-out to three Minnesota venues for reducing their food waste.