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Chrysler Recalling 870,000 SUVs for Brake Defect

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...

Easthampton to Restrict Sale of Certain Tobacco Items

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February 27th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- More and more communities are cracking down on tobacco use and sales. The City of Easthampton is the latest western Massachusetts community to restrict tobacco sale of certain items. Effective on Saturday,...

Furniture Maker Renews Warning Over Chest After Deaths of 2 Mass. Kids

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February 27th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lane Home Furniture is urging people to check if they own a cedar chest it stopped making nearly 30 years ago, after two children recently suffocated to death inside the chest. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said...

40 Force: Credit Check

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February 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 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 number mean? How do you make sure it's...

FitBit Halts Force Wristband Sales Due to Rashes

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February 21st, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the fitness gear caused skin problems for some customers. CEO and co-founder James Park says about 1.7...