Today's Consumer Headlines
Oprah Winfrey could well be in line to receive her second Oscar come February 2014, after The Butler has its run. Of course, given the caliber of the cast surrounding her, Winfrey might find herself one of many actors in the same film so honored. Directed by Lee Daniels (who also helmed the... Read More
Last year, flowers and jewelry topped the list of popular Mother's Day gifts -- naturally. Many women enjoy the warmth that fresh flowers add to a room, almost as much as supplementing a never-ending jewelry collection. But if you honored Mom with tried-and-true gifts last May, show your appreciation by exercising... Read More
From the outside, the 2014 Kia Sorento may look like a mere freshening when compared to the 2013 model, but if you look beneath the skin, you’ll find much has changed, including a new more powerful V6 engine. Additionally, there’s an all-new range-topping trim package for the crisply styled Kia. While... Read More
There is much to love about the new Lexus IS sedans. Better looking, more spacious, and bristling with an abundance of tech, the small Lexus four-door now feels more like a Lexus than ever before. For 2014, Lexus is offering the IS in two models, the IS 250 and the IS... Read More
Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage, breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere and... Read More
Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at $51,995. The Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices include the destination charges of $995. This is a remarkable price considering the anticipated extraordinary performance capabilities of the car, as well as its extensive list of standard... Read More
(Family Features) Whether you’re getting together with family or hosting a large gathering, celebrate this spring season with great desserts that won’t have you crumbling under pressure when it is time to set the dessert table. From chocolate cake to frosted cookies, the answer to flawlessly frosted desserts is right... Read More
These days, people are thinking more about how to make smarter decisions with their spending. In fact, simple spending cut-backs can mean a huge difference to your family's bank account. Get back to the basics of what you really need, and you'll eliminate unnecessary spending and stress, while keeping more... Read More
Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) award-winning African-American consumer campaign My Black is Beautiful (MBIB) brought its message to the masses through film with the premiere of the Imagine a Future documentary in association with Tribeca Film Institute this past Sunday, April 21 st in New York City. In partnership with UNCF... Read More
TravelCenters of America has entered a definitive agreement with Shell Oil Products U.S. to construct and operate a network of natural gas fueling lanes at TravelCenters locations along the U.S. Interstate Highway System. The agreement provides Shell will construct at least two natural gas fueling lanes for large over the road... Read More
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Well blow me down, as Popeye liked to say: the Avalon has - a pun! - turned the corner in overall quality and ride enjoyment, and is now solidly desirable, a decent hop from its former status as a mostly...
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The best part of my job is driving such sublimely enticing cars as the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. The worst part of my job is giving said sublimely enticing cars back. And make no mistake; I was sorely...