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US Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Baby Pigs

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...

Wal-Mart Recalling 174,000 Dolls Over Burn Risk

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March 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wal-Mart is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the "My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll" has a...

Credits Coming After States Reach $166M E-Book Settlement

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March 25th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (WGGB) -- Purchasers of some electronic books, or e-books, may be seeing credits in their accounts as part of a multi-state settlement. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says in a statement that the $166...

Local Businesses See Boost from Social Media as Twitter Marks 8th Birthday

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March 21st, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Twitter is getting a lot of love today as users mark it's eighth birthday. Local businesses are among those celebrating the impact of the social media platform. White Hut has been on Twitter for the last...

Wal-Mart Takes Aim at $2B Used Video Game Market

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March 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)By MAE ANDERSON and KEN SWEET, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of...

Another GM Recall: 1.18M SUVs for Air Bag Issue

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March 17th, 2014
By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles, including SUVs, vans and Cadillacs, for defective air bags and other problems. The new recalls come as GM faces multiple...

Graco Adds More than 403,000 Child Seats to Recall

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March 14th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Graco Children's Products has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles. But the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog. The...

Mass. Monks Making Beer

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March 10th, 2014
SPENCER, Mass. (WGGB) -- The monks at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer have a taste for being self-sufficient. Being able to provide for themselves is a major tenant of the Trappist Monastery. To that end, they have started brewing and selling...

Facebook to Delete Posts for Illegal Gun Sales

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March 5th, 2014
by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. A...

Child Car Seat Regulations Set to Change

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February 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - They're notorious for being tough to install and now parents with young children have yet another guideline to follow when it comes to car seats. The Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH, was once...