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- T-Mobile’s no-fee banking app makes nationwide debutThe company wants to help customers avoid the fees associated with traditional checking accounts By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs April 18, 2019 T-Mobile's mobile banking service, which launched as a pilot program last November, is now available nationwide. The mobile carrier partnered with digital bank BankMobile to offer the service, which has no fees for overdrafts or ATM use. Americans paid $34 billion in overdraft fees in 2017. Thats not even counting all the other fees banks charge. And consumers earned next-to-zero interest on their account balances. T-Mobile MONEY changes the game, the carrier said in a press release. T-Mobile said checking account customers can earn 4 percent Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on balances up to $3,000 as long as they deposit at least $200 each month. For every dollar over $3,000, the account will have a one percent APY. Customers can also opt in to T-Mobiles Got… ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- Gene therapy may be cure for “bubble boy disease”Eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system's worst enemies ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- CDC, FDA officials warn of salmonella outbreak tied to raw tunaThe raw ground tuna traced to illnesses is often used in spicy tuna sushi rolls By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs April 18, 2019 Health officials are warning of a salmonella outbreak linked to frozen ground tuna. As of Tuesday, 13 people from seven states reported infections with the outbreak strain of salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two individuals who had eaten the raw ground tuna in question required hospitalization. Illnesses have been reported in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington. The tainted tuna at the root of the outbreak is reportedly from Jensen Tuna in Houma, Louisiana. Jensen Tuna imported the fish from JK Fish of Vietnam. "The FDA and regulatory officials in several states traced the source of the raw tuna used by restaurants where ill people ate sushi," the CDC said in a food safety… ..... Read More.18 hours ago
- Deadly fungus is a problem but don’t freak out just yet"This bug, this germ, raises the stakes in the issue of drug-resistant infections," says a reporter who uncovered the scope of the problem ..... Read More.18 hours ago
- The Secrets of a Sacred UndergroundA candlelight catacombs tour of the crypt at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan reveals the church’s history, including its famous tenants. ..... Read More.18 hours ago
- Oklahoma Prescription Drug ‘Step Therapy’ Bill Signed Into LawA bill intended to protect patients from a harmful insurance practice known as ‘step therapy’ has been signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt. Senate Bill 509, authored by Rep. Cyndi Munson (D-OKC) and Sen. Dave Rader (R-Tulsa), requires any … ..... Read More.18 hours ago
- Oklahoma Bill Increasing Highway Speed Limits Signed by GovernorGov. Kevin Stitt today signed a bill into law that will increase the speed limit on Oklahoma turnpikes from 75 to 80 miles per hour and on certain state highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour. Rep. Daniel Pae, … ..... Read More.18 hours ago