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51 UPS Retail Stores Breached

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...

Ready for Tax Free Weekend? FAQs

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August 15th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) – Before you head out shopping this tax-free weekend - August 16 and 17, here are some things you need to know. For complete information from the state, including returns, exchanges, and what to do if you think you were...

GM Issues Five More Recalls Covering 310,000 Vehicles

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August 8th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is issuing five more recalls totaling 310,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29...

FDA Warns That Tattoo Inks Can Cause Infections

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August 7th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying...

Education Department to Ease College Loan Rules

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August 7th, 2014
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans. New rules would ease restrictions on college students seeking...

ABC40 Alert: Vizio Recalls 245,000 TV’s

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August 7th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Vizio has recalled several versions of their E-Series HDTV's for a serious safety issue. According to details posted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 39- and 42-inch models sold since late last year have a stand that can fail...

A Billion Passwords Stolen, But…

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August 6th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP/WGGB) -- A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a...

Scrabble to Add 5,000 Words, Including ‘Selfie’ and ‘Bling’

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August 5th, 2014
(CNN) -- "Hashtag," "Selfie," "Geocache." Those are just a few of the new words that will appear in the new edition of Scrabble's official dictionary. Publisher Merriam-Webster says the fifth edition of the game's dictionary includes 5,000 new...

Subaru Recalls 5 Models for Air Bag Problem

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August 5th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as...

Law Changed to Allow ‘Unlocking’ Cellphones

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August 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless...

Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

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August 1st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday on a U.S. government website is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace...

Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas to Fix Gear Shifters

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July 30th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission...

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

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July 29th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) DETROIT (AP) -- Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model...

FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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July 28th, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737...

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

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July 28th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar...