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A Billion Passwords Stolen, But…

August 6th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a...

Scrabble to Add 5,000 Words, Including ‘Selfie’ and ‘Bling’

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August 5th, 2014
(CNN) -- "Hashtag," "Selfie," "Geocache." Those are just a few of the new words that will appear in the new edition of Scrabble's official dictionary. Publisher Merriam-Webster says the fifth edition of the game's dictionary includes 5,000 new...

Subaru Recalls 5 Models for Air Bag Problem

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August 5th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as...

Law Changed to Allow ‘Unlocking’ Cellphones

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August 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless...

Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

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August 1st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday on a U.S. government website is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace...

Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas to Fix Gear Shifters

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July 30th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission...

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

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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,...