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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...

Apple Unveils iPhone 6, Apple Watch, Apple Pay

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September 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable...

Trump Casinos File Chapter 11; Taj Threatened

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September 9th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed for bankruptcy and threatened to close the Taj Mahal Casino resort in November if it can't get concessions from its...

Twitter Tests Shopping Service

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September 8th, 2014
twitter (AP) -- Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets. A small percentage of users will receive tweets from Twitter test partners Monday featuring a "buy" button that lets them make...

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...

ABC40 Alert: Impact of Home Depot Hack Expanding

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September 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--ABC40's Tom Lewis is joined by Scam Expert Steve Weisman to talk about the impact of the Home Depot hack, consumers avoiding the use of debit cards for retail, and fraudulent links claiming to show celebrity...

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...