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General Motors, Subaru Add Models to Takata Air Bag Recall

  DETROIT — General Motors (GM) and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags. The U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the model information on Friday. The vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators made by Takata of JapanContinue Reading “General Motors, Subaru Add Models to Takata Air Bag Recall”

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Why Billionaires May Not Be Able to Buy the 2016 Election

NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has one; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by these ultra-rich Americans willContinue Reading “Why Billionaires May Not Be Able to Buy the 2016 Election”

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 4 Million Cars With Takata Air Bags

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) on Thursday became the first automaker to expand its U.S. recall of vehicles with faulty Takata air bag inflators since federal safety regulators announced a massive recall campaign last week. The company said it would recall 4,066,732 vehicles from the 2004 to 2011 model years “equipped with a dual-stageContinue Reading “Fiat Chrysler Recalling 4 Million Cars With Takata Air Bags”

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Can Toasting Buns, Searing Burgers Boost McDonald’s Sales?

  NEW YORK — McDonald’s is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers. To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will be warmer, said McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook at the Bernstein’s Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. He also said theContinue Reading “Can Toasting Buns, Searing Burgers Boost McDonald’s Sales?”

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423,000 Cars for Power Steering Problem

  DETROIT — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from the 2011 through 2013 model years. AlsoContinue Reading “Ford Recalls Nearly 423,000 Cars for Power Steering Problem”

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What You Need to Know About Statutes of Limitation for Debt

If you have old unpaid debts, it can be helpful to know the statute of limitation that applies to those debts. If the statute of limitation has expired, a debt is said to be “time-barred,” and a creditor or debt collector isn’t supposed to sue you to collect. Here are the seven most common questionsContinue Reading “What You Need to Know About Statutes of Limitation for Debt”

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Game of Drones? Postal Service to Follow Amazon in Drone Push

  Amazon.com (AMZN) wants to deliver your next package by air, with the help of drones. That’s no longer news — but here’s something that is: The U.S. Postal Service is looking into drone delivery as well. Package for You, Miss! USPS reported its second-quarter financial results earlier this month. And as you may expect,Continue Reading “Game of Drones? Postal Service to Follow Amazon in Drone Push”

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5 Simple Rules for Choosing the Right Money-Saving LED Bulbs

  There’s nothing but good news these days about LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs. The prices have come down (they still cost more to buy than incandescent bulbs, but they’ll save you wads of money in the long run.) You can choose warmer colors of light instead of the harsh, too-white light from older LEDs. AndContinue Reading “5 Simple Rules for Choosing the Right Money-Saving LED Bulbs”

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Market Wrap: S&P Sets New High but Traders Eye Weak Volume

NEW YORK — The S&P 500 closed at a record high Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year. Traders warned that below-average volume in recent sessions suggests that not all of Wall Street may be confident in the market’s gains. ItContinue Reading “Market Wrap: S&P Sets New High but Traders Eye Weak Volume”