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Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air Ovens Due to Burn Risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. Read more »

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Judge Rejects Claim That Bourbon Was Falsely Advertised

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Maker's Mark distillery of false advertising for promoting its bourbon as handmade. Read More »

FDA Approves Stomach-Filling Balloon for Weight Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach. Read More »

Forged Checks Have Police Looking for More Suspects

WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Crooks have cashed in lately, with some southern Illinois businesses taking the hit for it. Police believe a forgery ring has tried to pass off fake payroll checks using the names of real businesses. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups in Recall Deal

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls. Read More »

AT&T-DirecTV Deal Set to Close After Clearance from FCC

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. after two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep over the Internet. Read More »

Harley-Davidson Recalling 185,000 Motorcycles to Fix Saddlebag Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because the saddlebags can come loose and fall off, increasing the risk of a crash. Read More »

Feds Probe GM-Certified Used Cars That May Have Open Recalls

DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors because of dealers who advertised certified used cars for sale even though they still needed repairs under existing recalls. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recall: Loose Engine Covers Can Cause Fires

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 crossover SUVs to fix engine covers that could come loose and catch fire. Read More »

After 2 Deaths, Ikea Warns of Risks With 27M Dressers

NEW YORK (AP) - After Ikea chests tipped over and fell and fatally injured two children, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea's dressers and chests for children unless the products are mounted to a wall. Read More »

Kik App Causes Growing Concern

WSIL -- Social media can keep us in touch, but it can also make us vulnerable. Read More »

Target Recalls Circo Night Lights Due to Fire Hazard

WSIL -- Target is recalling more than 140,000 night lights that can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Read More »

Ask Amy: Balloon Bonanza

CARTERVILLE -- There may be a faster and easier way to make water balloons without all the mess. Read More »

No Cooling Help for Low Income Residents This Summer

WEST FRANKFORT -- Not only can't Crosswalk Community Action Agency help low income Southern Illinoisans with their cooling costs this summer, those in charge have been forced to lay-off nine of the agency's workers. Read More »

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 4.09 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated. Read More »

CVS Online Photo Service May Have Suffered Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) - CVS is warning customers that its online photo service may have suffered a data breach and has shut it down. Read More »

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