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Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Springfield

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The five candidates vying to become the next governor of Massachusetts came together in their first televised debate at CityStage in Springfield in a one hour debate Monday night. It comes the same day that a...

Home Depot Confirms Breach in US, Canada Stores

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September 8th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Mike Mozart / Flickr) NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest...

GE to Sell Appliance Division to Electrolux

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September 8th, 2014
(GENE J. PUSKAR | ASSOCIATED PRESS) By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling...

CVS Changes Corporate Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

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September 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/CVS Health) By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer (AP) -- As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than...

Home Depot Investigates Breach

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September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Mike Mozart / Flickr) NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual...

Out of Fear, Dad Invents “Hot Car App”

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September 2nd, 2014
Photo MGN-Online (WGGB) -- We've all driven off to work with a lot on our minds, and maybe forgot something along the way. And each year, many parents get out of the car and forget that their child is still in the back seat. It takes just 10...

Chicopee Police Warning of Sales Scam

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August 27th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police warning of a sales scam. They say people are going door-to-door selling Rockstar Subscriptions. Police explain that the sellers are not registered with the city to sell door-to-door. There have...

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

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August 26th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has...

US Probes Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hoses

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August 26th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about 20,000...

US Closes Probe into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

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August 26th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting...

Apple Issues iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

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August 25th, 2014
(CNN) -- Are you having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement. Apple says that a "very small percentage" of iPhone 5 smartphones may "suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged...

Western Mass. Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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August 25th, 2014
Photo MGN-Online SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - With Labor Day a week away, the Springfield area is seeing some of the lowest gas prices of the summer. GasBuddy.com is reporting the average price in western Mass. dropped another four cents in...

Back-to-School Shopping in Full Swing

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August 22nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- It's almost the end of summer and back-to-school shopping is in full swing. Many people spent their Friday afternoon finishing up their back-to-school shopping. "Trying to find some good deals...and get them ready for...

2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

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August 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace...

Ford Recalling More Than 160,000 Vehicles

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August 21st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate...

51 UPS Retail Stores Breached

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August 21st, 2014
(AP) -- Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email...