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Toyota Recalling 430,500 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

May 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems. The company said Thursday it's recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans in cold weather states because road salt can corrode the spare tire carrier under the...

ABC40 Alert: Chevy Aveo Latest GM Recall

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May 21st, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is adding 218,000 subcompact cars to its growing list of recalled vehicles. The new recall covers certain Chevrolet Aveo cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years. GM says the daytime...

PetSmart Joins Chinese Pet Treat Ban

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May 21st, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that they are making pets sick. The company plans to have the treats off all of its...

Petco to Stop Selling Pet Treats Made in China

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May 20th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Petco said Tuesday that it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn't been able...

Burger King Scrapping ‘Have It Your Way’ Slogan

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May 19th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way." The chain says the new tag line will roll out across its marketing in the U.S., including in a TV ad that will...

ABC40 Alert: Ground Beef Recall Affects Mass.

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May 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli. The U.S. Department of...

GM Recalls 2.7 million Vehicles

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May 15th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors added five recalls to its growing list Thursday, pushing its total number of recalled vehicles to more than 11 million this year. GM's recalls alone have the U.S. auto industry on pace to...

Safety Concerns About Aging Tires

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May 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Safety concerns about aging tires and whether they can cause fatal accidents. Safety advocates say aging increases the risk of dangerous and often deadly tire failures. American tire companies have helped...

Pew: Student Loans Often Means More Overall Debt

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May 14th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new Pew Research Center study says young adults who took out student loans while earning their college degree are taking on significantly more overall debt than those who didn't have to borrow for their education. The Pew...

Consumers Losing Doctors with New Insurance Plans

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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...