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Mass. Gets $132M in Heating Assistance

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...

FTC: AT&T to Pay $105M for Bogus Wireless Charges

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October 8th, 2014
by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million to settle government charges that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges —...

GM Issues Two More Recalls for SUVs, Mini Cars

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October 3rd, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America. The biggest of the new...

Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2014

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October 3rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The early days of October get people thinking about Halloween, and retailers are already seeing which costumes are most popular this year. A survey from the National Retail Foundation says that the "Elsa" character from Disney's...

GM Recalling 117,000 Vehicles for Stalling Risk

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October 2nd, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 117,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years for a defect that could cause them to stall. The recall involves the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Express...

GM Says Parts are Ready to Fix Recalled Small Cars

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October 1st, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths...