The situation in Iraq is having a financial impact here in the United States. As the situation there continues to heat up U.S. stocks tumbled in trading yesterday. The Dow had its biggest drop in two months. The unraveling of Iraq is also pumping up crude oil prices. That means we can expect to see a rise in the price at the gas pump.
Ford has cut the fuel economy ratings on six of its vehicles which it promoted for fuel efficiency. The vehicles involved include the Fiesta, Hybrid C-Max, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models from 2013 to 2014. The automaker says it will compensate owners and leasees of the 200,000 vehicles impacted for the difference between new and the old mileage ratings.
If you are a big fan of "Super Mario Brothers" then Nintendo has some big news for you. Players will soon be able to design their own game levels using the "Mario Maker for Wii U". The company showed off a demonstration version of it at this week's E-3 Expo. But don't run out to the store just yet. It's not set to go on sale until sometime next year.
But starting this month you can get your hands on the first wireless ear buds. Beats by Dr Dre just unveiled them. The "Power Beats 2 wireless" are water and sweat resistant. In case you're wondering, these new headphones will cost you about $200.