GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. ..
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More Brazilians are visiting central Florida

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando now gets more overseas visitors from Brazil than from any other country.    An annual report from the Office of Travel and Tourism Indus..
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Scallops rebounding in Panhandle's St. Joseph Bay

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) - Officials are predicting a continuing rebound in St. Joseph Bay's scallop population.    The scallop harvesting season began over the weeke..
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GM issues 3 more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle...
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GoPro goes public: Camera maker up 30 percent

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of GoPro Inc. are up nearly 30 percent in early trading in their stock market debut.    The company makes wearable sports cameras that are use..
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Sprint restores service after outage in SWFL

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Sprint users in Southwest Florida experienced an outage for most of the day. Service has since been restored. The company confirmed the outage to our partners at ..
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Florida Lottery rebranding Mega Money game

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Lottery is jettisoning its Mega Money game and replacing it with a similar online terminal game called Lucky Money.    Lottery o..
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Florida had highest rate of short sales in May

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Once again, Florida led the nation in short sales of homes in May.    The research firm RealtyTrac said Tuesday that more than 11 percent of all..
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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - Faulty air bags - which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide - are being blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.    The ..
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Get Covered America targeting small biz owners

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Advocates are targeting small business owners across Florida to get their employees signed up for health coverage.    Get Covered America met Saturday w..
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Florida jobless rate rises amid bumpy recovery

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's economic recovery floundered in May, handing Gov. Rick Scott a political setback in his bid to win a second term.    The state's u..
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Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coff..
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CCSO: Rising beef prices could lead to cattle thefts

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is warning cattle owners to keep a watch on their livestock since the higher beef prices could lead to modern-day catt..
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NHTSA opens 2 new Chrysler investigations

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that the ignition key could shu..
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Investors to seek clues from Fed on rate increase

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - A stay-the-course message is expected from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday after it ends a two-day policy meeting.    The Fed will likely approve ..
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Amazon is about to jump into smartphones

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.    The corporate juggernaut that sta..
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Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices, forcing more and more ..
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Consumer Report: Some sunscreens fail SPF test

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Consumer Reports found 18 of 20 sunscreens tested fall below the advertised SPF on packaging. To test, Consumer Reports applied sunscreen to panelists' backs and had them soak in a..
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GM recalls 3.2M more US cars for ignition problems

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're..
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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.&nbs..
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