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Takata to Boost Production of Replacement Air Bag Inflators

  DETROIT — Takata Corp. said Wednesday it plans to boost production of parts needed to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators that could spray vehicle occupants with metal shards. On Tuesday, the Japanese supplier doubled its recall of the defective air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, making it the largest automotive recall inContinue Reading “Takata to Boost Production of Replacement Air Bag Inflators”

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Crowdfunding: Unholy Hybrid of Retail, Investment, Risk

Dave Bogaty is a coffee junkie. He exclusively buys his beans from a small-batch roaster in Brooklyn and scouts out local varieties in every city he visits. So when the Massachusetts native and former Google software engineer saw acommercial-quality home espresso machine showcased on the “[email protected]” mailing list back in 2011, he went to crowdfundingContinue Reading “Crowdfunding: Unholy Hybrid of Retail, Investment, Risk”

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7 Things to Know About Divorcing During Your Senior Years

  Calling it quits during your senior years may no longer be a decision that raises eyebrows. The divorce rate for those ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a study by Bowling Green State University sociologists. While remarriages tend to have higher divorce rates, it isn’t only people on theirContinue Reading “7 Things to Know About Divorcing During Your Senior Years”

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Your Next Debt Collector: A Friendly, Yet Successful Robot?

    Are the days of debt collectors sitting in cubicles “dialing for dollars” numbered? Debt collection, like many sectors of the economy, is starting to go digital. So if the idea of talking with a debt collector automatically puts your stomach in knots, you may be in for a pleasant surprise: In the not-too-distantContinue Reading “Your Next Debt Collector: A Friendly, Yet Successful Robot?”

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Wall Street This Week: Surface Surfaces, Take-Two Takes Four

  From a new high-end Windows tablet hoping to gain some traction with a new release and a new accessory to a publisher of edgy video games likely posting strong year-over-year growth, here are some of the things that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street. Monday — Game On TheContinue Reading “Wall Street This Week: Surface Surfaces, Take-Two Takes Four”

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1 in 3 Americans Won’t Consider Buying a Self-Driving Car

From Tesla (TSLA) to Google (GOOGL) to BMW to Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) — suddenly, everyone wants to invent the self-driving car. In fact, over at the University of Michigan — not far from Motor City itself — they announced last month they’re building an entire 32-acre model city in which to testContinue Reading “1 in 3 Americans Won’t Consider Buying a Self-Driving Car”