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Honda Adds 105,000 Vehicles To Driver’s Air Bag Recall
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Honda Adds 105,000 Vehicles To Driver’s Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is adding nearly 105,000 vehicles to its growing U.S. recall of driver’s side air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.The added vehicles include nearly 89,000 Pilot SUVs from...

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Kraft Recalls Mac & Cheese Due To Possible Metal Pieces
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kraft Recalls Mac & Cheese Due To Possible Metal Pieces

BOSTON (CBS) – Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 242,000 cases of Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz box...

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Keurig Coffee Share Grows-So Does Environmental Controversy
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Keurig Coffee Share Grows-So Does Environmental Controversy

LINCOLN, Calif. (AP) — One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain’s $5 billion-a-year, single-serve plastic pods is how often the company’s opponents...

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Mass. Gas Prices Up 28 Cents A Gallon In Past Month
Monday, March 09, 2015

Mass. Gas Prices Up 28 Cents A Gallon In Past Month

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices are continuing their rise, up another 8 cents per gallon in the past week alone.Check: Best Prices Near YouAAA Northeast reports Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is...

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Mass. Gas Prices Up 12 Cents Per Gallon In A Week
Monday, March 02, 2015

Mass. Gas Prices Up 12 Cents Per Gallon In A Week

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices continue to skyrocket, with self-serve regular soaring 12 cents per gallon in the past week alone.Find: Best Gas Prices Near YouAAA Northeast reports Monday that gas has now...

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Mass. Gas Prices Jump 11 Cents A Gallon In A Week
Monday, February 09, 2015

Mass. Gas Prices Jump 11 Cents A Gallon In A Week

BOSTON (AP) — After months of steep drops, Massachusetts gas prices are on the rise again.AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular has risen 11 cents per gallon the past week to an average of...

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More Than 2 Million Cars Recalled For Second Time Due To Faulty Air Bags
Saturday, January 31, 2015

More Than 2 Million Cars Recalled For Second Time Due To Faulty Air Bags

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.The recall includes some Acura...

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IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due To Entrapment Danger
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due To Entrapment Danger

BOSTON (CBS) — IKEA is recalling some crib mattresses that could pose a danger to infants.Any VYSSA mattress with a May 4, 2014 manufacture date or earlier is being recalled. The furniture company has received two...

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NStar Agrees To Refund $45 Million To Customers For Overcharges
Thursday, January 08, 2015

NStar Agrees To Refund $45 Million To Customers For Overcharges

BOSTON (AP) — Electric and natural gas utility NStar has agreed to refund its customers almost $45 million for overcharges on capital improvements, pension expenses, and energy efficiency programs.The agreement...

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Mass. Gas Prices At Lowest Level In 5 Years
Monday, December 29, 2014

Mass. Gas Prices At Lowest Level In 5 Years

BOSTON (AP) — Another double-digit drop in the cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has brought prices to their lowest level in more than five years.AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve,...

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Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines For Reported Burns
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines For Reported Burns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water...

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Your Data Leaks Are More Common Than You May Realize
Monday, December 01, 2014

Your Data Leaks Are More Common Than You May Realize

BOSTON (CBS) – Your smart phone sends out personal information, GPS shows where you are, and it’s no problem to know which websites you visit. We’re married to our devices, but there’s a potential danger...

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Composting Company Taking Food Scraps Out Of Boston’s Trash
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Composting Company Taking Food Scraps Out Of Boston’s Trash

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston is one of the most “green” cities in the country and one local company is looking to make it even more sustainable with their composting business.With more than 800 current residential...

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Mass. Gas Prices Down 24 Cents In Last Month
Monday, November 17, 2014

Mass. Gas Prices Down 24 Cents In Last Month

BOSTON (AP) — The cost of driving in Massachusetts is heading down.AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the average price of self-serve, regular dropped another 3 cents in the past week to $2.93 per...

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Home Heating Oil Prices Lower Than Last Year (For Now)
Friday, November 07, 2014

Home Heating Oil Prices Lower Than Last Year (For Now)

WORCESTER (CBS) – People who heat their homes with oil are catching a break this year.The average price of a gallon of home heating oil is around $3.40 a gallon right now, about 40-cents less than this time last...

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27 New Booster Seats Get ‘Best Bet’ Rating
Thursday, November 06, 2014

27 New Booster Seats Get ‘Best Bet’ Rating

NEW YORK (CBS) – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced its “best bets” in safety ratings for booster seats this year.Booster seats elevate children riding in the back seat, providing a good...

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Mass. Gas Prices Down 29 Cents In Month
Monday, October 27, 2014

Mass. Gas Prices Down 29 Cents In Month

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices have fallen another eight cents per gallon in the past week, and are now down 29 cents in the past month.Check: Best Gas Prices Near YouAAA Southern New England reports Monday...

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Markey, Blumenthal Want Nationwide Recall For Cars With Faulty Air Bags
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Markey, Blumenthal Want Nationwide Recall For Cars With Faulty Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and...

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US Agency Warns Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed
Monday, October 20, 2014

US Agency Warns Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.The warning issued Monday by the...

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Massachusetts Gas Prices Down 12 Cents In 2 Weeks
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Massachusetts Gas Prices Down 12 Cents In 2 Weeks

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped another 6 cents in Massachusetts to $3.26, and has now gone down 12 cents in two weeks.Check: Best Gas Prices Near YouDespite the steep drop, AAA...

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