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Tom’s TV Test: Pet Detective

July 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - He's back, and this time, he's looking out for your pets! All next week on 40 in the Morning, Tom Lewis will be putting pet products to the test. From pooper scoopers to grooming gimmicks, we'll find out if they...

Recall Round-up: Patio Furniture, Office Chairs, Benches

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July 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- We have three recalls of furniture that you may have in your home. FAIRVIEW 7 PIECE PATIO DINING SET The first recall is the Fairview 7-Piece Patio Woven Dining Set. It was sold at Costco Wholesale stores...

Recall Round-Up: Digital Thermometers, Dehumidifiers, Power Strips

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July 9th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- This Recall Round-Up looks a three recall of items you could be using in your home. WHITE RODGERS DIGITAL THERMOMETERS White Rogers is recalling  four digital thermostats models. They’re white with blue...

Recall Round-Up: Graco Car Seats, Children’s Pajamas, Baby Food Maker

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July 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- On this abc40 Recall Round-up, we look at three items that could pose a safety threat to your child. GRACO INFANT CAR SEATS We told you about this first recall last week. Graco Children's Products is recalling nearly...

Recall Round-Up : Laptop, Digital Piano, Travel Charger Kits

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July 7th, 2014
(WGGB) -- In Monday's edition of  ABC40's Recall Round-up,  we look at three items that may be in your home or office. The first recall is Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops. The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat,  posing fire and...

ALERT: Big Y Recalls “Just Like Mom’s” Deli Salads and Macaroni & Beef

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July 4th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Big Y Foods has issued a recall of their Just Like Mom's deli salads, as well as Macaroni and Beef sold in their Deli and Food service departments. According to their wholesaler, the items were delivered on a truck with "unacceptable...

ABC40 Alert: Subaru Recalls 660,000 Vehicles

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July 3rd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid. For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem. Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy...

Regulators Accuse T-Mobile of Bogus Billing

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July 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a...

Graco Agrees to Recall 1.9M Infant Seats

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July 1st, 2014
DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history. The recall came after a five-month spat between Graco and...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.14 Percent

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June 26th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, hovering near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for a 30-year loan eased to 4.14 percent from 4.17 percent last week. The...

Justices Rule for Broadcasters in Fight with Aereo

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June 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. The...

Security Fee on Airline Tickets Set to Rise

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June 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way. That's...

State Rebates Available for Those Buying or Leasing Electric Cars

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June 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Massachusetts drivers who buy or lease new electric cars can begin applying for rebates from the state, worth up to $2,500. The $2 million dollar program will let electric car owners or lessees to receive a rebate on cars bought on or...

Congress to Scrutinize GM’s Corporate Culture

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June 16th, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches. The...

USDA: Recalled Beef Sent to Conn. Distribution Center

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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...