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President Obama Wants Ban on Internet ‘Fast Lane’ Deals

November 10th, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. In a statement...

GM Ordered Switches Nearly Two Months Before Recall

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November 10th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Emails released in a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government that its...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Fall Nearly Three Cents a Gallon

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November 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Gas prices continue to fall across the area. According to a recent survey by GasBuddy.com, the average price of a gallon of gas is down 2.8 cents over the last week and is now $2.94 a gallon. That survey was...

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall in Southern States

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November 7th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to a previously announced recall for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles include older...

Home Depot: 53M E-Mail Addresses Stolen by Hackers

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November 6th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. says hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. It says the hackers accessed its network from a third-party...

Postal Service Adds Sunday Delivery for Holidays

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November 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The U.S. Postal Service will be working extra hard this year to deliver holiday packages on time. They announced packages will be delivered seven days a week starting later this month. In years past, the postal...

GM Offers $25 Gift Card if You Fix Recalled Car

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November 5th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline (CNN) -- General Motors is now offering gift cards to urge car owners to fix faulty ignition switches, because almost half haven't been fixed. GM started recalling millions of vehicles nine months ago, but the car-maker...

Ford Issues Five Recalls Covering 202,000 Vehicles

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November 4th, 2014
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 vehicles in North America to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues. The largest of five recalls announced Tuesday affects about 135,000 F-150 pickups and Ford Flex...

Hampden Bank to Merge with Berkshire Bank

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November 4th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The parent companies of Berkshire Bank and Hampden Bank have announced a merger agreement. That agreement between Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Hampden Bancorp calls for Berkshire to acquire Hampden and its subsidiary, Hampden...

Ford Recalls 205,000 SUVs for Fuel Tank Leaks

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October 29th, 2014
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says it's recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008...

Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs

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October 29th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control. The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday...

FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers with Unlimited Data

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October 28th, 2014
By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to...

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

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October 24th, 2014
DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety...

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.92 Percent

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October 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide...

Bank of America to Refund Apple Pay Customers Charged Twice

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October 22nd, 2014
By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) -- Bank of America is apologizing for double-billing customers who made purchases using Apple's new mobile payments service. A bank spokeswoman said Wednesday that the glitch...