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  • More drivers need to get recalled cars fixed, insurance group says

    More drivers need to get recalled cars fixed, insurance group says
    An insurance industry study found that repairing recalled vehicles can reduce dangerous incidents for drivers. The Highway Loss Data Institute – an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – looked at claims for car fires that were...
  • Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018

    Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018
    After years of delays and on the eve of a lawsuit against the government, U.S. safety regulators have announced that backup cameras will be required in all vehicles built in and after May 2018. The Department of Transportation and its National Highway...
  • Vino California Italian wine tasting, rosés at Sotto, all duck tasting dinner

    The Vino California wine tasting event, showcasing more than 100 Italian wines, will take place May 14 at Valentino in Santa Monica. The tasting, produced by the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West, will feature one trade-only tasting, and one for...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...
  • Trader Joe's, Publix top list of best supermarkets

    Trader Joe's, Publix top list of best supermarkets
    Based on various customer satisfaction ratings, Consumer Reports has put out its annual list of the best supermarkets across the U.S. and once again Trader Joe's has made it near the top of the list. Another chain to maintain last year's ranking was...
  • Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior

    Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior
    Comcast has issued an apology after audio of one of its customer service representatives bombarding a customer with repeated questions went viral on Tuesday, according to CNN. Tech journalist Ryan Block called Comcast to cancel his service, but the...
  • Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste

    Planned PareUp app will let you buy excess restaurant and grocery food to prevent waste
    A soon-to-launch app called PareUp aims to connect hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.  Founders Margaret Tung, who has worked in the sustainable food industry; Jason Chen, who has a background in...
  • Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

    Tyson recalls more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets
    Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets believed to be contaminated with plastic shavings. A small number of consumers contacted the Missouri-based company complaining of minor oral injuries associated with the nuggets. ...
  • 'Superman Hall of Heroes' to Honor Extraordinary Citizens

    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have launched the "Superman Hall of Heroes" as an online portal through which individuals can gift their own heroes with Man of Steel-themed merchandise. The companies have inducted some notable names of their own --...
  • Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats

    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.  Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...