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BMW Recalls About 357K Vehicles for Takata Air Bag Inflators

BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators. The inflators are among 10 million sold to 14 automakers that Takata is recalling. It&#8...

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  • Student Debt Dec 30, 2019

    How Student Debt Came to Define People’s Lives

    Student loans have become a defining feature of American life. It was 10 years ago that education debt eclipsed credit card debt. The next year, in 2011, it exceeded auto debt. As we enter a new decade, outstanding student debt trails only mortgages and is expected to top $2 trillion in the next couple of years. Around 43 million people i...
  • Resolutions Dec 29, 2019

    These Strategies Can Help Turn Your 2020 Money Resolutions Into Reality

    Chances are, making better money choices is one of your goals for 2020. Almost 99 million people will make a financial resolution this year, according to a recent survey from personal finance website WalletHub. For many, there are two burdens they want to eliminate in 2020: low savings and high debt. Putting aside more money and paying down balance...
  • YouTube Dec 29, 2019

    YouTube Actually Steers People Away From Radical Videos, Researchers Say

    Examining millions of YouTube recommendations over the course of a year, two researchers have determined that the platform in fact combats political radicalization. The researchers said that, as of late 2019, YouTube’s recommendation algorithm appears to be designed to benefit mainstream media and cable news content over independent YouTube creator...
  • travel Dec 29, 2019

    Airline Catering Workers in Phoenix Say Food Is Getting Too Hot on the Tarmac

    When you order food on a plane, there’s a chance it was preheated for you on the tarmac — unintentionally, NBC News reports. Airplane food is made at catering facilities at or near airports, usually by one of a group of large firms that contract with airlines. The food is brought to planes by hydraulic delivery trucks, which — according to&#8...
  • box office Dec 27, 2019

    Women Set to Rule 2020 Box Office On-Screen and Behind the Camera

    Stand aside, boys. 2020 is the year of kick-ass women at the box office. From Amazon princesses and lethal assassins to crafty harlequins and alien warriors, next year will be dominated by female characters and female directors. Five of the top 10 most anticipated movies for 2020 are directed by women, according to a survey of more than 2,000 mille...
  • holidays Dec 26, 2019

    The Number of Gift Returns on the Rise

    A new survey found that most people assume they will make at least one return this holiday season

  • iPhone Dec 25, 2019

    Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your New iPhone

    If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you’ve probably already gone through some of the initial setup and configured things like Face ID. But, there’s a whole lot more you can do with your new iPhone, thanks to the latest iOS 13 update that rolled out in September. You can do a lot more than just install...

  • Amazon Dec 25, 2019

    Here Are a Bunch of Fun Tips and Tricks to Help You Get the Most Out of Your New Amazon Echo

    You may have just received a new Amazon Echo for the holidays. Maybe it’s your first one, or maybe it’s the second or third you’ve ever owned. Echos range in price from around $25 (when the Echo Dot is on sale) up to $199.99.The speaker gets better as you go up in price, but the stuff Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa can...

  • Business Dec 24, 2019

    Former Uber CEO Kalanick Severs Ties With Ride-Hailing Giant

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the board of directors, severing ties with the ride-hailing company that he co-founded a decade ago and ran until a series of scandals led to his downfall. The departure, announced Tuesday, did not come as a surprise. Kalanick recently sold more than $2.5 billion worth of stock in the company, or mo...
  • Just Do It Dec 24, 2019

    Colin Kaepernick’s New Nike Shoe Sells Out on the First Day

    e’s new “True to 7” shoe with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick sold out on the first day of its North American release, according to the company’s website.

  • holidays Dec 23, 2019

    Delivery Dilemma: Americans Ordering More, But US Can Only Handle So Much

    There’s only so many boxes that can be delivered in a day. Warehouse space is nearly full, with vacancy near an all-time low. Streets are crammed with delivery vans blocking traffic. City curbs are increasingly a turf war between delivery drivers and everyone else. Even grocery store aisles can feel crowded — at least, when staff for delivery...
  • lawsuit Dec 23, 2019

    8 Online E-Cigarette Retailers Sued by Mass. AG for Violating State Law

    Eight online e-cigarette retailers have been sued in Massachusetts for violation of a new state law passed last month, according to the attorney general’s office. In November, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill banning flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill is meant to reduce the appeal of...
  • Amazon Dec 23, 2019

    Amazon Under Fire for Injuries at Fall River Warehouse

    Massachusetts politicians are demanding answers from Amazon.com Inc. after a report showed workers at the tech giant’s Fall River warehouse are seriously injured at a rate that is almost three times the industry average. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, whose district includes Fall River, sent a letter to Amazon ...
  • Automakers Dec 23, 2019

    GM, Ford and Others Cut Thousands of Jobs and Closed Factories to Save Billions in 2019

    General Motors, Ford Motor and other automakers in the past year cut thousands of jobs and shuttered factories as industry vehicle sales slow and fears of an economic slowdown pick up. No one is forecasting an industry downturn comparable to when vehicle sales dropped below 11 million in the U.S. in 2009. However, domestic sales next year...
  • Luxury stores Dec 23, 2019

    Champagne and Shoes: Luxury Stores Adapt to Changing Shopper

    To get that monogram tote bag by Louis Vuitton or leather Flashtrek sneakers by Gucci, the go-to place had been luxury department stores. Not anymore. Now, there are far more options to access exclusive labels. You can buy them at online sites like Netaporter. Or get them barely used through sites like Fashionphile and The RealReal. You can even re...
  • Business Dec 23, 2019

    DraftKings to Go Public as Part of Merger

    DraftKings Inc. plans to become a public company as part of an agreement that also brings in another gambling tech firm under the Boston-based sports gaming and online betting company’s umbrella. Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. has entered into the agreement with DraftKings, which is also combining with SBTech. Diamond Eagle is expected to cha...
  • store closures Dec 23, 2019

    Retailers Announced Record Store Closures in 2019: List

    2019 has been a record year for store closures in retail. In the U.S., retailers this year have announced plans to shut more than 9,300 locations. That’s up more than 50% from the total announced closures in 2018, which amounted to 5,844, Coresight said. Previously, the record was for the 8,069 store closures announced in 2017. Bankruptcies continu...
  • consumer Dec 21, 2019

    How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Holiday Scam

    While you’re gearing up for the holidays, fraudsters may be trying to take advantage of you.

    Empty gift cards, bogus charitable solicitations, cyberattacks and thieves who steal packages from your porch aren’t necessarily unique to this time of year.

  • end of year Dec 21, 2019

    Take These Steps to Get Your Finances in Order Before Year End

    This year has been a good one for the stock market, and millions of Americans are enjoying higher incomes or new jobs thanks to a robust economy. It has also been a year ripe with opportunity — but it’s not over yet, and there’s still time to make some positive changes in your financial trajectory. Before you make financial resolutions for 2020,......
  • home for the holidays Dec 21, 2019

    What to Expect From Your Airline and Airport of Choice This Holiday Travel Season

    An estimated 47.5 million passengers will fly in the U.S. between Dec. 19 and Jan. 5, 2020, according to a holiday travel forecast from the trade group Airlines for America. While the vast majority will reach their destinations on time, flights from certain airports, including major hubs, and those operated by certain airlines are more likely to fa...
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