Nearly 4,000 Maine cars covered by VW settlement; how to claim your money

As part of the biggest false advertising case in the history of the Federal Trade Commission, Volkswagen will spend about $10 billion to compensate owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars. This week the FTC announced an agreement to settle claims that VW rigged 475,000 vehicles because they didn’t meet emissions […]

Maine’s most (and least) popular counties in 2015

Cumberland County is the place to be in Maine, at least according to new U.S. Census data. Maine’s most heavily populated counted is also the fastest growing. Cumberland County added more than 2,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. York, Waldo, Sagadahoc, and Knox Counties also saw a small uptick in population. […]

CAR COST: Maine among states with highest excise tax

Having grown up in Maine, our state’s excise tax isn’t a shocker. However, when new friends and co-workers move to Maine, I often hear from them how shocked they are after a trip to register a vehicle. What is excise tax? “A tax levied annually for the privilege of operating a motor vehicle or camper trailer […]

12 outrageous excuses for being late to work

Move over classic late-to-work excuses, there are some new kids in town. Gone are the days of traffic, snow covered road, broken alarm clock, child care, and taking-the-cat-to-the-vet reasons for being tardy. Employees are getting creative. A new survey from CareerBuilder is revealing some of the most outrageous and bizarre excuses employees tell their bosses […]

Warning: Powerball scam!

With Powerball players in 44 states ready to cash in on the largest jackpot in history, consumer advocates are warning that scammers will be looking to make money, too. Tonight’s winning numbers for the estimated $1.5 billion jackpot will be announced at 10:59 pm ET on WPFO FOX 23 and online, but the Better Business […]

Children’s cough syrup recall; what parents need to know

Children’s cough syrup sold at many retailers across the country, including CVS, Rite-Aid and Dollar General, is being recalled because dosing cups with the wrong markings were included in the packaging, triggering concern that children could get sick after an overdose. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo is voluntarily recalling several batches of its cherry and grape over […]