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Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

October 21st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies...

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

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October 20th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms...

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises to 29

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October 20th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated...

Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Tally

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October 20th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Over 6 Cents a Gallon

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For another consecutive week, area motorists are feeling some more relief at the gas pumps. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com finds the average price of a gallon of gas down 6.6 cents over last week to $3.17 a...

Mass. Gets $132M in Heating Assistance

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October 16th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is getting almost $132 million in federal assistance to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the grants through the Low Income Home...

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

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October 16th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires. The largest of today's recalls covers nearly 470,000 Jeep Grand...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 3.97 Percent

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October 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week, with the 30-year loan hitting its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows. It was the fourth straight week of declines for mortgage rates, making...

More State Money Available for Energy Savings

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October 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More money is available this year to help Massachusetts residents save money on their energy bills. State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Bartlett toured ECO Building Bargains in Springfield to...

New Toyota Recalls; Lexus Models Affected

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October 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Toyota has issued 3 new recalls covering 1.75 million vehicles. The largest of the recalls involves vehicles made in Japan. However, the second recall includes 423,000 Lexus models in the U.S. made between 2005 and 2010. Toyota...

Chrysler Recalls 184,215 SUVs for Air Bag Defect

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October 14th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. The recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Most are in the...

Aaron’s to Pay $28 Million Settlement

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October 13th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California attorney general has announced a $28 million settlement with a furniture and computer rental business that allegedly violated consumer protection and privacy laws. Kamala Harris said Monday that Aaron's Inc....

Holiday Weekend Motorists Greeted with Lower Gas Prices

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October 10th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- Today is one of the busiest days of the year on state highways as people head out for the long holiday weekend, and motorists hit the road, they MassDOT says that the Friday before Columbus Day has been either the...

Nissan Recalling Altimas Over Hood Latch Concerns

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October 10th, 2014
Photo MGN (WGGB) -- Nissan is recalling over 200,000 Altimas over concerns that the hood could open unexpectedly while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the recall involves about 220,423 Nissan Altimas from...

US Mortgage Rates Down for Third Straight Week

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October 9th, 2014
By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan...