The creepy toy where children bake a stuffed animal in an oven is topping kids’ Christmas wish lists – and is so popular desperate parents are paying THREE TIMES the $34.99 RRP on eBay after it sold out at Target and Walmart

The creepy toy where children bake a stuffed animal in an oven is topping kids’ Christmas wish lists – and is so popular desperate parents are paying THREE TIMES the $34.99 RRP on eBay after it sold out at Target and Walmart

A children’s toy oven which appears to magically turn a ball of dough into a plush animal has become the surprise hottest toy of the holiday season.   Parents are scrambling to track down the ‘Cookeez Makery’ oven, which is sold out at major retailers – and being peddled for almost ten times its $34.99 RRP … Read more

Why EV drivers SHOULD have range anxiety: Half of electric cars fall short on their official range by as much as 50 miles – here are the vehicles with the best and worst

Why EV drivers SHOULD have range anxiety: Half of electric cars fall short on their official range by as much as 50 miles – here are the vehicles with the best and worst

Bad news for EV owners with range anxiety – a half of electric cars go don’t even go as far as makers claim. A real-world test of 22 of the most popular electric cars has found that 10 fell short of their advertised range. The biggest difference between quoted and actual ranges was observed in … Read more

MORE good news for homebuyers! Mortgage rates drop below 7% for the first time since early August (and sellers are cutting asking prices too)

MORE good news for homebuyers! Mortgage rates drop below 7% for the first time since early August (and sellers are cutting asking prices too)

By Helena Kelly Assistant Consumer Editor For Dailymail.Com Updated: 22:17 GMT, 14 December 2023 Mortgage rates have fallen below 7 percent for the first time since early August in a welcome boost for homebuyers.  The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is now 6.95 percent, down from 7.03 percent last week, according to figures … Read more

Inside McDonald’s new Illinois CosMc’s: DailyMail.com visits new store to sample its unusual range of products – including a $5.89 Sour Cherry Energy Burst and $4.99 Creamy Avocado Tomatillo Sandwich

Inside McDonald’s new Illinois CosMc’s: DailyMail.com visits new store to sample its unusual range of products – including a $5.89 Sour Cherry Energy Burst and $4.99 Creamy Avocado Tomatillo Sandwich

McDonald’s superfans lined up to try the new food and drinks at its new CosMc restaurant this morning – and DailyMail.com tested some of the brand new items. The much-anticipated spin-off store, in Bolingbrook, Illinois, opened its doors Thursday to welcome in local Mayor Mary Alexander-Basta. But eagle-eyed locals spotted it was open and joined … Read more

Inside America’s senior care crisis: Number of older citizens set to balloon to 80.8 MILLION by 2040 – yet just one in eight can afford long-term care costing $11k a month

Inside America’s senior care crisis: Number of older citizens set to balloon to 80.8 MILLION by 2040 – yet just one in eight can afford long-term care costing $11k a month

Some 70% of senior citizens will require long-term care, new report warns But only 13% can afford assisted living without diving into their assets  They will need to pay $10,830 a month for a nursing home By Helena Kelly Assistant Consumer Editor For Dailymail.Com Updated: 16:15 GMT, 5 December 2023 America is on the verge of … Read more

Social Security wait times now SEVEN TIMES longer than 15 years ago – as millions of Americans are typically left waiting 36 minutes to speak to advisors about vital benefits payments

Social Security wait times now SEVEN TIMES longer than 15 years ago – as millions of Americans are typically left waiting 36 minutes to speak to advisors about vital benefits payments

Americans calling officials for help with benefits must wait 36 minutes just to speak to someone – almost seven times longer than they did 15 years ago, we can reveal. The wait time for staff at the Social Security Adminsitration to pick up the phone has jumped from under five and a half minutes in 2008, … Read more

Inside the Supreme Court battle that could rewrite the US tax code: Case over couple’s $15K IRS bill threatens to jeopardize Biden’s billionaires’ tax plan – as former GOP speaker Paul Ryan slams ‘unconstitutional’ case

Inside the Supreme Court battle that could rewrite the US tax code: Case over couple’s $15K IRS bill threatens to jeopardize Biden’s billionaires’ tax plan – as former GOP speaker Paul Ryan slams ‘unconstitutional’ case

Oral arguments began today in the case of Charles V. United States  Case relates to a Trump-era tax rule relating to foreign profits of US companies  It could redefine how income is taxed and cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars  By Helena Kelly Assistant Consumer Editor For Dailymail.Com and Associated Press Updated: … Read more

Regional banks Comerica, First Horizon and Zions are at the greatest risk of being acquired by larger rivals, analysts warn, as industry faces shake up following collapse of Silicon Valley Bank – is yours at risk?

Regional banks Comerica, First Horizon and Zions are at the greatest risk of being acquired by larger rivals, analysts warn, as industry faces shake up following collapse of Silicon Valley Bank – is yours at risk?

Regional banks Comerica, First Horizon and Zions are at risk of being targets for acquisition by larger rivals, according to a new report. Since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in March, the US banking industry has been poised for a reconfiguration that could see smaller regional banks wiped out. That is because the collapse of … Read more

US home prices hit ANOTHER record in September, rising for the eighth straight month – here are the cities where property costs are at all-time highs

US home prices hit ANOTHER record in September, rising for the eighth straight month – here are the cities where property costs are at all-time highs

US home prices rose for the eighth consecutive month in September, hitting a record high, according to new data.  Prices increased 0.7 percent from the month prior, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index – the leading measure of US house prices. It means year-on-year properties have gone up by 3.9 percent, the … Read more

Happy holidays! Motorists face cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since the pandemic as price of a gallon falls to $3.29

Happy holidays! Motorists face cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since the pandemic as price of a gallon falls to $3.29

By Helena Kelly Assistant Consumer Editor For Dailymail.Com Updated: 19:51 GMT, 21 November 2023 Motorists driving home for Thanksgiving are facing the cheapest holiday gas prices since 2020 – when the pandemic meant few people were on the roads. Data tracked by the AAA shows the national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas … Read more