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Consumers Losing Doctors with New Insurance Plans

May 14th, 2014
By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) -- Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law have buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans. Before the...

FTC Says Snapchat Deceived Customers

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May 8th, 2014
By BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it...

Airlines Ask Congress to Roll Back Airfare Rule

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May 8th, 2014
By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines tried and failed to block a federal rule making them tell passengers up front the full cost of airfare, including government taxes and fees. So they're trying another route, asking...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.21 Percent

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May 8th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages this week fell for a second straight week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan declined...

State Orders More Restrictions for Painkiller

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May 7th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts is taking additional steps to restrict use of Zohydro, a new prescription painkiller, amid concerns over potential abuse. State Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett confirmed Wednesday that the dentistry and...

Government says No Need to Park Recalled GM Cars

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May 7th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says there's no need to tell owners of recalled General Motors cars to stop driving them. He says in a letter to senators that government engineers have found that if owners follow...

Baby Safety Gates Aren’t Always Safe, Study Finds

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May 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital) by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren't always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get...

Mass. Charter Customers Could Soon Head to Comcast

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May 2nd, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (WGGB/AP) — Charter customers in western Massachusetts could soon have a new cable provider. As part of Comcast's efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable, Comcast says that they will sell 1.4 million subscribers for $7.3 billion...

United Bank, Rockville Bank Complete Merger

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May 2nd, 2014
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Rockville Bank has completed its merger with United Bank and will lose the name it has used for 156-years. The combined institution will be called United Financial Bancorp and will have assets of about $5...

Microsoft Releases Security Update for Internet Explorer

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May 1st, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the...

Measure Would Allow Shipments of Wine to Consumers

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May 1st, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are backing a measure that would allow winemakers to ship their products directly to the state's consumers. The House proposal was added as an amendment to the state's $36.2 billion state budget for the...

Over 1M Thermostats Recalled for Fire Risk

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April 30th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: CPSC) NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 1 million thermostats are being recalled because the batteries can leak and cause a fire. The thermostats are made by White-Rodgers, but some have different brand names printed on the front,...

Justices Consider No-Warrant Cell Phone Searches

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April 29th, 2014
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seems wary of allowing police unbridled freedom to search cellphones found on people they arrest. The court heard arguments in two cases Tuesday involving a drug dealer...

Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Gap

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April 28th, 2014
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11...

Mass. Mom Gives Birth to 14.5 Pound Baby

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April 24th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (ABC) -- Carisa has a good set of lungs and everything else is working fine, all 14.5 pounds of her. Just ask Mom who delivered 24 hours ago. "I Heard the weight and I was like 'Oh my God.' It validated me 'cause I was in a...