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USDA: Recalled Beef Sent to Conn. Distribution Center

June 12th, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about...

US Opens Investigation of Air Bag Ruptures

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June 11th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether 1.1 million vehicles from five automakers have air bags that could hurt people in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it opened the probe Wednesday...

United Changing How Travelers Earn Mileage Rewards

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June 10th, 2014
photo MGN by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Travelers who fly the most and pay the most will soon earn more miles on United Airlines' frequent-flier program. The change will help elite members of United's loyalty program...

GM Recalling 89,000 Autos

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June 6th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 89,000 autos because of air bag defects and other problems. The automaker said Friday that is recalling 31,520 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic cars...

ZipCar Launches Service in Holyoke

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June 5th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- There's a new and unique way to zip around Holyoke and the Valley. Mayor Alex Morse announced the city's partnership with ZipCar Thursday. All you have to do is pay $25 and pay rates depending on which car you...

GM Fires 15 After Ignition Switch Investigation

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June 5th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline by TOM KRISHER AND DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- GM CEO Mary Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others have been disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with...

Ford Recalls 1.1M Vehicles for Steering Problems

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May 29th, 2014
(AP) -- Ford is recalling 1.1 million SUVs to fix problems that could result in the loss of power steering while driving. The company issued two recalls, one affecting 915,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs and one affecting...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Down to 4.12 Percent

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May 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for a fifth straight week. The spring home-buying season has started slowly, but it may be aided by the low rates. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for a...

Apple Seeks to Regain Cool with $3B Acquisition of Beats

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May 28th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of headphone and streaming music company Beats...

FTC: Lice Shampoo Maker Settles on ‘Deceptive’ Ads

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May 28th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that the maker of Lice Shield shampoos and sprays has settled charges that its ads misled consumers. The FTC said cosmetics company Lornamead has agreed to pay $500,000 and to stop...

No End Yet to Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Chicken

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May 28th, 2014
by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and...

Google: We’re Building Car with No Steering Wheel

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May 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Google) by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it...

Over 7 Tons of Hummus & Dips Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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May 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Over seven tons of hummus are being recalled nationwide following concerns of listeria. The FDA says that Lansal Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products because of a risk of...

Toyota Recalling 430,500 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

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May 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems. The company said Thursday it's recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans in cold weather states because road salt can corrode the spare tire carrier under the...

ABC40 Alert: Chevy Aveo Latest GM Recall

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May 21st, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is adding 218,000 subcompact cars to its growing list of recalled vehicles. The new recall covers certain Chevrolet Aveo cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years. GM says the daytime...