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Consumer Catch-up: Royal Caribbean sets sail from Florida

It's the first passenger cruise since the pandemic's no-sail orders.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas heads out of PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. A federal judge has ruled for Florida in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order making it difficult for cruise ships to sail due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday wrote in a 124-page decision Friday, June 18, 2021 that Florida would be harmed if the CDC order effectively blocking most cruises were to continue.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

INDIANAPOLIS — Here's today's Consumer Catch-up:

Familiar product gets new name

Aunt Jemima's replacement is hitting store shelves.

'Pearl Milling Company' is the new name of the breakfast products and it has the same red and yellow packaging.

Shipments started going out May 31.

Cruise line resumes service

Royal Caribbean is setting sail Saturday in Florida.

It's the first passenger cruise since the pandemic no-sail orders.

The ship is running at 36% capacity, which is about 1,100 passengers.

Royal Caribbean said nearly all of the passengers are vaccinated.

UK scrutinizes online reviews

Online reviews often dictate what we buy, so they're an important part of doing business.

United Kingdom regulators are investigating Amazon and Google over concerns that they're not doing enough to stop fake reviews.

They want to know if the companies are penalizing the bad behavior.

Mortgage rates rise

Mortgage rates are slightly up again.

They climbed past 3% for the first time in over two months, according to Freddie Mac's latest survey.

Economists expect rates to continue to go up as a result of elevated inflation, and signals from officials that the Fed may raise interest rates sooner than expected.

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