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Infographic: When Did GM Know It Had An Ignition Switch Problem?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:20am
GM CEO Mary Barra will be on the hot seat today as Congress grills the GM chief and government regulators over what took the company so long to issue a recall over a fatal ignition switch defect.
    





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GM CEO Met With Victims' Families: Attorney

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:18pm
General Motors CEO Mary Barra met for about two hours in Washington, D.C., on Monday evening with families of crash victims, the attorney for the families told NBC News.
    





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Document Shows GM Engineer Approved Ignition Switch Change

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:14pm
An internal document obtained by NBC News shows that a General Motors engineer signed off on a change to ignition switches in cars that have now been recalled – even though he testified last year that he was not aware of the change and didn’t remember approving the change.In February GM recalled 1.
    





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Hobie Alter, Who Revolutionized Surfing, Dies at 80

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:43pm
Two words — surfboards and Hobie — were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.
    





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GM Recalling 1.3M Vehicles for Power Steering Issues

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:39pm
General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles due to issues related to a sudden loss of power steering capabilities, the company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday.
    





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Cut! Bruce Willis willing to take less for Idaho estate

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:39pm
With a new baby on the way and a new film shooting in Alabama, it’s no wonder Bruce Willis has slashed the list price of the Idaho getaway from another lifetime.
    





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Apple Lets Parents Get Refunds for In-App Purchases

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:52pm
A $10 bribe to keep her kid quiet on an airplane ride turned into a $450 App Store spending spree.On the way to her parents' house, Jen Appel-Longtin, 43, told her 8-year old son he could spend a little extra real world cash in his favorite iOS game, "Clash of Clans.
    





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GM Recalling 1.3M Vehicles for Power Steering Issues

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:05pm
General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles due to issues related to a sudden loss of power steering capabilities, the company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday.
    





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Where billionaires like to live

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:34pm
London is the European city the world's billionaires like to call home, according to research published by Beauchamp Estates and Dataloft.There are 67 billionaires living in the U.K.
    





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Top Wall Street Cop: Heads Are Going to Roll

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:34pm
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara argued Monday that the government had gone too easy on corporations in recent years, and that corporate felony charges could be in the offing.
    





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Millennials Not Buying Into Housing Market

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:34pm

The recession forced many millennials back into their parents’ homes. Now that their finances have recovered, they still aren’t purchasing homes. Chris Clackum reports.


    





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Stocks Close Higher, Yellen Says Fed Will Keep Bolstering Economy

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:34pm
Stocks ended on a high note on Monday, with the Dow logging triple-digit gains, after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said there's still room for the central bank to help the economy.
    





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Safety Agency Didn't Have Enough Evidence for Formal GM Probe

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:03pm
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not have enough evidence to open a formal investigation into defective ignition switches in General Motors cars, NHTSA acting Administrator David Friedman will tell Congress.
    





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Asiana Airlines Says Faulty Warning System to Blame for Crash

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:32pm
SAN FRANCISCO — A Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last summer had inadequate warning systems to alert its crew about problems with air speed, Asiana Airlines said in a filing with regulators released on Monday.
    





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High Roller: World's Tallest Wheel Offers New Spin on Vegas

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:30pm
Travelers looking for a new spin on their next trip to Las Vegas can now look beyond the roulette tables and slot machines. Opened on Monday, the High Roller observation wheel spins riders 550 feet in the sky, giving them a unique view of the Las Vegas Strip and a thrill of another sort entirely.
    





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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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