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Staples: Customer Data Exposed in Security Breach

December 19th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit...

Chrysler Gives In to Gov’t, Expands Air Bag Recall

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December 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9...

T-Mobile Paying Up to $90M in Refunds for Unwanted SAervices

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December 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement...

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.80 Percent

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December 18th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. The rates' historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers. Mortgage company...

Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

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December 12th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force. The expansion covers the Ram pickup from 2003 to 2005 model years,...

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Rises to 3.93 Percent

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December 11th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the...

42.9 Million Americans Have Unpaid Medical Bills

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December 11th, 2014
By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records -- 42.9 million people -- have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The...

Airlines’ On-Time Ratings Dip in October

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December 10th, 2014
(AP) -- Delays are increasing on U.S. airlines. The Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 80 percent of domestic flights arrived on-time in October, down from 81.1 percent in September and 84.1 percent in October of last...

Hyundai Recalls Nearly 43K Cars for Brake Lights

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December 9th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the brake lights can fail to illuminate. The recall covers certain Genesis cars from the 2009 to 2011 model years and the some Equus (ECK-was) vehicles from...

Nissan Recalls 470K Vehicles for Fuel Leak Problem

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December 9th, 2014
Photo MGN DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks. In the U.S., the recall covers about 134,000 vehicles with direct fuel injection engines. That includes Nissan's...

Hallmark Pulls Gift Wrap After Swastika Complaint

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December 9th, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company alerted retailers to the...

Honda Adds 2.6M Vehicles to Air Bag Repair List

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December 9th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Honda says it will replace driver's air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S. Honda is the only automaker to comply with government demands for national repairs. The company says...

Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to 38

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December 8th, 2014
Image Courtesy: MGN Online DETROIT (AP) -- At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims,...

Safe Shopping on “Cyber Monday”

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December 1st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday. The Monday after Thanksgiving, has been the biggest online shopping day...

Officials Warn Shoppers About Counterfeit Goods

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November 25th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities are warning consumers to be wary of counterfeit products that flood the market in stores and online shopping sites during the holiday season. Federal agencies will be conducting increased operations during the holiday...