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Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) -- Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model...

FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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July 28th, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737...

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

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July 28th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar...

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Recalled Fruit

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July 24th, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Whole Foods Market is recalling tarts and squares made with stone fruit that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday says the items were made in Whole Foods...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.13 Percent

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July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged...

GM Issues Six More Safety Recalls

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July 23rd, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S. The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million...

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

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July 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not...

State Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers. The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam. The...

Kia Recalls Nearly 52,000 Souls to Fix Steering

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July 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) -- Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17,...

Apple May Pay $400M in Digital Book Settlement

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July 16th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion. The terms of the...

BMW Recalls 1.6M 3-Series Cars for Air Bag Problem

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July 16th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to...

40 Force: Credit Check

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Don't let bad credit get you down. They're pieces of your financial life that are critical to many dealings, and yet, many don't understand them. It's your credit score and credit report. What does the...

Got a Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be the Cause

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July 14th, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail...

Tom’s TV Test: Pet Zoom Brush

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD- The Pet Zoom Brush is advertised as a handy, inexpensive tool to get rid of excess pet hair. It retails for about 15 dollars. It's cheap, but does it work? We took the Pet Zoom Brush to Doggy Dooz in Springfield, one of the most...

Recall Round-Up: Bicycle Forks, Liquid Fuel Lanterns, Off-Road Motorcycles

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July 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- If you enjoy outdoor fun, we have three recalls of items you may own. SUNTOUR BICYCLES If you own a Suntour Bicycle, this recall could affect you. This recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of...