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GM Adds Part to Recall, Says Key Can Be Removed While Running

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:51pm
General Motors said Thursday it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its existing recall of more than 2 million older model cars in the U.S. because the ignition key can be removed while the engine is running, leading to a possible rollaway or crash.






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Big Stink: Sriracha Sauce Maker Feeling Heat Over Factory Smell

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Eww! We told you once, now get rid of that smell, or we will!A California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance because of the smells of boiling spices that waft over the area.






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Travel Nightmare: Passengers Stuck on Plane for 34 Hours

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:20pm
As travel horror stories go, this one is a doozy.A Cathay Pacific flight from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Hong Kong wound up being a 34-hour journey — including a 15-hour unscheduled layover in Zhuhai, China — where the 256 passengers never left the plane.






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Young and Single? You'll Pay More for Car Insurance

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Take pity on the 20-year-old single man who buys auto insurance.A new study by InsuranceQuotes.com shows someone in this group will pay far higher monthly premiums than a single woman his age, a married man his age — and dramatically more than a married man who is just five years older.






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Dow in Triple-Digit Drop and Nasdaq Down 2% in Tech Selloff

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:47pm
Stocks slumped on Thursday with the Dow in a triple-digit fall and the Nasdaq dropping over 2 percent as biotech and technology shares declined and investors sought dividend-paying stocks and shed those viewed as risky.






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Cafes Dish Up Comfort Food While Serving a Cause

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:47pm
Need an excuse to indulge in a cup of Mayan-spiced drinking chocolate, a buttery scone or a smoked turkey sandwich on homemade ciabatta?






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UPS Unfires 250 Who Walked Off Job To Protest Coworker's Termination

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:16pm
Brown has raised the white flag in its battle with a local union, with UPS unfiring 250 workers who had walked off the job in New York to protest a fellow co-worker's termination.The two sides settled late Wednesday night.






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Welcome to Silicon Valley: Give Right or Get Out!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:16pm
Activists who campaigned for the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over a $1,000 anti-gay marriage donation made in 2008 got their wish, but may also have inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box in Silicon Valley, where Birkenstocks and kale smoothies don’t always mean liberal political views.






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BlackBerry CEO: We Won't Make Phones if We Can't Make Money

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:14am
At long last, BlackBerry is willing to stop making phones if it continues to lose money."If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told Reuters in an article posted Thursday.






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Soaring OJ Prices Putting The Squeeze on Your Pocketbook

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:14am
Freshly squeezed? You're going to pay more for that glass of breakfast OJ.






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GM Puts 2 Engineers on Leave Amid Recall Probe

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:12am
General Motors has suspended two engineers with pay in the first disciplinary action linked to its delayed recall of thousands of small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem.






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Stocks Mixed at Open, Wall Street Digests Positive Jobless Data

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:56am
Stocks were mixed at the opening on Thursday, after a two-session winning streak, as the Labor Department reported jobless claims dropped to the lowest level in nearly seven years.






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GM Asks Rocket Scientists for Help on Recalls

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:56am
General Motors has turned to NASA to help determine whether it is safe for owners to continue driving the 2.6 million vehicles it has recalled due to an ignition switch defect.






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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Near 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:25am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.






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Hugs, bashing: 5 things to avoid at a job interview

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:25am







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The Auto Recall Frenzy Isn't What You Think

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:52am
Are the cars on our highways getting more dangerous?That might be a logical assumption considering the rapid rise in recalls over the past five years. Last year, 22 million vehicles were involved in recalls in the United States, up about 20 percent from the previous year, according to federal data.






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Wal-Mart Sows Some 'Wild Oats' to Rev Up Grocery Sales

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:37am
As consumer preferences have shifted toward healthy, authentic foods, the high cost associated with going organic has kept many would-be converts stuck in the lower-priced, traditional aisles.For Wal-Mart, that served up a plate of opportunity.






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Savings Showdown: Retirement For You Versus College For Kids

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:14am
Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents’ savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.It’s not that they don’t want to pay for their kids’ higher education, experts say.






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Scientists Discover New Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:15pm
Scientists said on Wednesday they have developed a new way to make liquid ethanol efficiently without using corn or other crops needed in the conventional method for producing the biofuel.






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BofA to Pay Nearly $800M Over Credit Card Practices

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:44pm
Bank of America agreed to pay nearly $800 million in fines and restitution to settle allegations of deceptive marketing and unfair billing involving credit card products, U.S. regulators said Wednesday.






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