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US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company’s air bags. Regulators are ordering Takata to provide reams of information about air bags that can explode with too much force, blowing apart canisters and sending metal shards into […]

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Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A resident of the Maine town of Fort Kent says some people there are “fearful” because of the presence of Kaci Hickox. But Priscilla Staples isn’t among them. She says Hickox “has done nothing wrong” and that she has “every right” to do what she did this morning — when […]

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Governor says negotiations have broken down

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the “full extent” of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing to agree to arrangements that would have allowed Hickox to go […]

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FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the New Jersey-based company misled consumers by suggesting the formula was the first to meet government approval for reducing […]

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Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – There won’t be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Officials in rural Barrett Township canceled the beloved Halloween ritual and the annual parade because of the police manhunt for Eric Frein. But kids did get to “trunk […]

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Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors but hadn’t followed moves by other retailers like Best Buy or Target to match prices of […]

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Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow. Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser. They returned […]

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Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 250 to 281,000, the lowest level in more […]

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US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second […]

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For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule being announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose access to federal student-aid programs. To meet these […]

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