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GM Engineer OK'd Substandard Ignition Switch: Documents

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:15pm
A General Motors engineer signed off on a design change for troubled ignition switches even though those changes did not meet company standards, according to documents provided to a House of Representatives panel.
    





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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reshuffles Senior Ranks

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:15pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Monday named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups.
    





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Skyscrapers Go High-Tech to Attract Visitors

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:59pm
For the world's skyscrapers, it's not enough to be the tallest. They often have to be the techiest in order to lure the tourist dollars up to their observation decks.The tourists are more sophisticated than they used to be.
    





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Rearview Cameras Required on New Vehicles by 2018

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:12pm
Federal auto safety regulators said Monday they will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have rearview cameras by May 2018, a safety move intended to prevent accidents with pedestrians.
    





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Stocks Surge After Yellen Says Fed Will Keep Bolstering Economy

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:41pm
Stocks surged and the Dow added 140 points on Monday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said there's still room for the central bank to help the economy.The job market in some ways is tougher now than in any recession, Yellen said in a speech in Chicago.
    





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'Tiny Home' Architects Push the Envelope Around the World

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:10pm
Here are a few truisms about tiny homes: They are ecologically friendly. They are generally inexpensive. They can help avoid house debt. They have a reduced carbon footprint. They offer the possibility for a freer, simpler life.Tiny homes may have another selling point: the coolness factor.
    





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GM's CEO Barra To Face Heavy Grilling as Car Recalls Rise

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:40am
Even as General Motors prepares for what is likely to be a tough grilling on Capitol Hill later this week, the automaker has been rapidly expanding the list of vehicles covered under a variety of safety-related recalls.
    





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Yellen Says Fed Will Continue to Bolster Economy, Markets Cheer

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:40am
The Federal Reserve will continue to bolster the U.S. economy, Fed chief Janet Yellen said on Monday, given the halting pace of the recovery and a still moribund job market.In some ways, labor conditions are tougher now than in any other recession, she said at a speech in Chicago.
    





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3-Day Lufthansa Strike To Upset Travel This Week

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:38am
More than 3,800 flights will be canceled this week as a result of the 3-day strike by Germany's pilot's union, airline Lufthansa said. Most of the flights for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be canceled.
    





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GM's CEO Barra To Face Heavy Grilling as Car Recalls Rise

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:38am
Even as General Motors prepares for what is likely to be a tough grilling on Capitol Hill later this week, the automaker has been rapidly expanding the list of vehicles covered under a variety of safety-related recalls.
    





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Stocks Surge Ahead of Yellen Speech, Optimism Over China Moves

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:07am
Stocks kicked off the final trading day of the quarter on a high note Monday, buoyed by optimism in Europe and China and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.
    





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How Rising Grocery Prices Change What We Eat

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:07am
Don’t be surprised if you see fewer steaks on the backyard barbecue this summer.Economists are expecting grocery prices to rise modestly in 2014, following a year in which grocery bills barely budged.
    





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Beef Prices on the Rise

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 8:04am

A shortage of cattle and harsh winter weather has caused a spike in the price of beef. KWWL's Becca Habegger reports.


    





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GM Battling to Salvage Reputation, Help Owners in Vehicle Recall

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:23pm
General Motors faces a backlash over its admittedly poor handling of a recall now covering 2.6 million vehicles with potentially defective ignition switches, some of them linked to at least 12 deaths and 31 crashes.
    





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Only in Vegas: Start-Up Airline Offers 'Mile High Club' Flights

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:37pm
What happens over Vegas, stays over Vegas.That's the tag line for Love Cloud, a start-up airline that allows couples to book a flight up to an altitude of at least 5,280 feet, where they can then, well, join the "Mile High Club.
    





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GM Adds Nearly 1M Cars to Ignition Switch Recall

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:05pm
General Motors is adding 971,000 cars to its ignition switch recall, which began in February with 1.6 million vehicles and has been linked to a dozen deaths.
    





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Pink lists Spanish-style home in L.A.’s Sherman Oaks

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:49pm
Edgy and acrobatic pop rocker Pink is selling her investment property in Sherman Oaks, Calif., a Spanish-style mansion on a large, park-like lot.
    





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Gone in 60 Seconds? Easy to Hack Into a Tesla, Security Expert Says

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:34pm
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles can be located and unlocked by criminals remotely simply by cracking a six-character password using traditional hacking techniques, according to newly released research.
    





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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s West Village apartment rented

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:47pm
The New York City apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died last month has been rented, after being on the market for a short time.
    





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Philip Seymour Hoffman's West Village Apartment Rented

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:47pm

The New York City apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died last month has been rented, after being on the market for a short time.


    





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