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Air Bag Lawsuits: S. Florida Woman Sues Takata Over Exploding Fragment That Injured Her Head

It’s not the first, and certainly won’t be the last, legal action against the Japanese air bag maker Takata, which is at the center of a massive recall of nearly 8 million vehicles. A South Florida ...
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New-Home Sales Inch Up to Post-Recovery High, But Not Where They Should Be

There’s more than one way to consider Friday’s latest new-home sales figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. // September’s seasonally adjusted rate of 467,000 was the highest since July 2008, ...

FTC: Pairsys Scammed Computer Users with Phony Tech-Support Claims, Hefty Fees

A federal judge has shut down New York-based Pairsys, Inc., a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services or anti-virus software they did not ...

CareerBuilder: Here are the Most Unbelievable Excuses for Missing a Workday

Over the past year, 28 percent of employees have called in sick to their employers when they actually were feeling well, down from 32 percent last year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. // When asked for ...

401(k), 403(b) Tax-Deferred Contribution Limits Increasing to $18,000 for 2015

If your saving for retirement via employer-based 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan, your tax-deferred contribution limit for 2015 is increasing from $17,500 to $18,000. ...

Report: Your Private Tax Data Tied to Health Insurance Exchanges Could Be at Risk

Federal and state officials need to make sure that they protect the security of confidential tax information belonging to people seeking benefits on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges, federal investigators ...

Dangerous Airbags: Nearly 8 Million Vehicles Now Affected in Massive Recall, NHTSA Says

U.S. officials overseeing the safety of cars and trucks are urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles “to act immediately” ...

Here’s How Big Oil’s Six-Figure Jobs are Hurting U.S. Home-Building Business

Construction companies that build homes for Americans in some U.S. states are losing skilled workers to the big oil companies. // That’s because big oil is offering big bonuses and six-figure salaries that ...

Lagging Sales at McDonald’s is Side Effect of Changing Budget-Dining Habits

How much of diminishing sales at this nation’s biggest fast-food eatery is due to rising prices and how much is tied to healthier eating habits? // There is no definitive answer, although both factors play ...

Mortgage Refinancing Applications Surge as Rates Fall to Near or Below 4%

Mortgage applications for refinancing shot up 23 percent last week as interest rates slipped to near 4 percent or below, according to the national index provided by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). // Overall, ...
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