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Aaron’s to Pay $28 Million Settlement

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...

Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

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September 29th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through...

Conn. Company Recalls Pet Food Over Salmonella Concerns

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September 29th, 2014
MANCHESTER, Conn. (WGGB) - Manchester, Conn.-based pet food company Bravo is recalling several products over concerns of salmonella contamination. There is risk to both pets and humans, as pets can become infected by eating the product, while...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Just Over Two Cents

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For another week in a row, area motorists are seeing some relief at the gas pump. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 2.2 cents from last week, and is now...

Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

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September 29th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway...

“Shellshock” Bug Could Leave 70% of Devices Vulnerable to Hack

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September 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's a bug that's even more concerning than the infamous 'Heartbleed' bug that plagued so many people's computers and it's been going unnoticed for 20 years. The new 'Shellshock' bug is a flaw in roughly 70% of devices that access the...

Ford Recalling 850K Cars for Airbag Issue

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September 26th, 2014
(CNN) -- Ford Motor Company is recalling 850,000 cars due to an airbag problem. A short circuit could keep the airbags from deploying in a crash. No accidents or injuries related to the problem have been reported. Ford will replace the...