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  • Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall

    Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall
    These Jeep Liberty Strollers by Kolcraft are being recalled. According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a...
  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; rate hike likely in 2015

    U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; rate hike likely in 2015
    U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but did little to change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Philippine fourth-quarter GDP growth likely to exceed third quarter: government official

    Philippine economic growth in the last three months of the year will likely be better than the third quarter, a senior economic official said, expressing hope the economy would still expand by 6 to 7 percent this year despite the impact of a typhoon....
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • White House task force takes aim at illegal seafood trade

    A White House task force on Tuesday issued proposals to tighten the grip on the illegal global seafood trade, which the group said causes billions of dollars in losses to the legal fishing industry annually. Under the plan, the United States would...
  • UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low

    British inflation fell unexpectedly to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices...
  • Low-cost carmakers outperform fragile European recovery

    European car sales increased by just 1.2 percent last month, with budget brands led by Renault's Dacia faring better as nervous consumers shunned mid-range models in what remains a fragile recovery. Sales advanced to 989,457 cars in November, a...
  • Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays

    Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays
    A record number of Americans will celebrate the year-end holidays away from home this year, AAA Travel predicted Tuesday. This year 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday period, the highest travel volume on record...