Consumer News: Where gas prices stand in the Midlands, some ground beef products being recalled and more!
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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– According to GasBuddy, the Midlands is averaging $3.70 a gallon. That’s down six cents from a week ago. Nationwide, drivers are paying $4.13 a gallon.
CNN– Members of Walmart’s discount program are getting a bit of a break at the gas pump. Starting Wednesday, Walmart Plus subscribers get 10 cents off a gallon of gas at participating gas stations. Walmart is doubling their previous discount of 5 cents off, and adding 12,000 Exxon and Mobil stations across the U.S. On top of fuel discounts, members get free shipping on most items and the ability to scan items with an app in physical stores and pay without waiting in a checkout line.
CNN– Check that ground beef in your fridge or freezer. More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled because there are concerns they could be contaminated with E. coli. The beef was carried by brands including Thomas Farms, Nature’s Reserve and Marketside Butcher, manufactured between February 1 and April 8. If you have any of that beef, throw it out. E. coli can cause serious stomach problems. For details on the recall, you’ll find everything you need to know on the USDA’s website.
CNN– A new study from investment firm Charles Schwab shows the younger generation is already stashing cash away in their mid-20s. It also shows millennials have more money in their 401(k)’s than members of Gen X did at the same time. The reason, in part, is they don’t expect to get pension plans. In 1981, 84% of full-time workers at large companies had pensions. By 2020, that number dropped to 28%.