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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

April 16th, 2014
by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter...

Angie’s List: Mastering a New Skill – 4/15

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Whether you've always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango - mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul. In today's Angie's List report, we learn how to get the most our of your...

Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

No Ruling in Massachusetts Painkiller Ban

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban is unconstitutional, but...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Up Over 2 Cents Per Gallon

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A recent survey of Springfield-area gas stations shows that the price of a gallon of gas has creeped upward. According to GasBuddy.com, a survey of 257 gas stations shows that the price has climbed 2.4 cents per...

Subway: ‘Yoga Mat Chemical’ Almost Out of Bread

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April 11th, 2014
By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad...

BMW Extends Recall Worldwide to Half-Million Cars

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April 11th, 2014
BERLIN (AP) -- German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday that a recall started in China...

Sony Recalls Some Vaio Laptops for Battery Issue

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April 11th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) -- Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The packs included in some of Sony's Vaio Fit 11A models, which...

GM Making a New Repair in Recalled Cars

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April 10th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says another part needs to be repaired in the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect. GM says it will replace ignition lock cylinders on the cars. Right...

US Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Baby Pigs

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April 8th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Gastronome Tart) By M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how...

Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Vehicles

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April 8th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats. The biggest of the two recalls covers nearly 386,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Ford says the subframes can rust,...

Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

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April 4th, 2014
(AP) -- Evenflo is recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration said Friday that the recall...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.41 Percent

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April 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan ticked up to 4.41 percent from 4.40 percent last...

Chrysler Recalling 870,000 SUVs for Brake Defect

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April 2nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011 through 2014 model years are involved. Chrysler says crimp...

Nissan Recalls More Than a Million Vehicles for Air Bag Problem

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March 26th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra models from the 2013 and 2014...