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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through… Read more

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (WGGB) – Manchester, Conn.-based pet food company Bravo is recalling several products over concerns of salmonella contamination. There is risk to both pets and humans, as pets can become infected by eating the product, while… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — For another week in a row, area motorists are seeing some relief at the gas pump. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 2.2 cents from last week, and is now… Read more

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By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer’s petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway… Read more

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(WGGB) — It’s a bug that’s even more concerning than the infamous ‘Heartbleed’ bug that plagued so many people’s computers and it’s been going unnoticed for 20 years. The new ‘Shellshock’ bug is a flaw in roughly 70% of devices that access the… Read more

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(CNN) — Ford Motor Company is recalling 850,000 cars due to an airbag problem. A short circuit could keep the airbags from deploying in a crash. No accidents or injuries related to the problem have been reported. Ford will replace the… Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 cars and SUVs to fix ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut off the engines. The recall covers 2008 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, and… Read more

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by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users’ ability to make phone calls. The… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is calling for passage of a ballot question that would expand the state’s beverage deposit law to cover bottled water and other non-carbonated drinks. Patrick planned to join backers of the measure –… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of a ballot question that would repeal a new law linking future increases in the state gas tax to the rate of inflation say the question would undermine efforts to fix crumbling Massachusetts roads and bridges. The… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by almost 7 percent in August when compared to the year-ago month, but median prices continued to climb. The Waltham-based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reports Tuesday… Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21. Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says in an Internet posting he received 143 death claims as of Friday…. Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Area motorists are seeing some more relief at the pump as gas prices continue to drop. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com has found that the average price of a gallon of gas is down two cents to $3.40 per… Read more

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By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes… Read more