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Automakers, Gov't to Reveal Models in Expanded Takata Recall

DETROIT (AP) -- Automakers and governments are announcing additional models covered by last week's massive expansion of a Takata air bag recall. Read more »

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering Problem

DETROIT (AP) -- 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. Read More »

AP Sources: IRS Believes Identity Thieves From Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials tell The Associated Press that the IRS believes the identity thieves who stole personal tax information from an agency website are from Russia. Read More »

Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones to Crash

(AP) -- A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. Read More »

APNewsBreak: IRS Says Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers. Read More »

US Closes Probe After Can-Am Spyder Maker Agrees to Recall

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles after the manufacturer agreed to a recall. Read More »

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Read More »

Ask Amy: Plumber's Hero Kit

CARTERVILLE -- From bathrooms to kitchens, it can be hard to avoid clogged drains. Read More »

53 People in 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna that has sickened 53 people in nine states. Read More »

Dollar Tree to Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree says it expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar. Read More »

Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard

WSIL -- Viking Range is recalling more than 50,000 gas ranges in the U.S. because the ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard. Read More »

Responsible Budget Coalition Pleads for Fewer Cuts

JACKSON CO. -- A group calling itself the Responsible Budget Coalition is calling out the Governor over his budget plan. They want the state to create more revenue instead of authorizing more budget cuts. Read More »

Wal-Mart Announces Expansion of Veteran Hiring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its plan to hire 100,000 military veterans has been so successful that it intends to hire even more. Read More »

ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago. Read More »

Electrolux Recalls Kenmore Elite Gas Ranges for Fire Hazard

NEW YORK (AP) - Electrolux is recalling a line of Kenmore gas ranges sold exclusively at Sears because of a potential fire hazard. Read More »

PayPal Facing $25M Sanction for Illegal Credit Sign-Ups

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators are proposing that PayPal Inc. pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it illegally signed up customers for its online credit product, used misleading advertising and mishandled billing disputes. Read More »

Takata Air Bag Recall Becomes Biggest Ever in US

DETROIT (AP) -- Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far. Read More »

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