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Takata Air Bag Recall Doubles To Nearly 34 Million Units

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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California Leads Nation With Highest Gas Prices

Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years — except for those in California.

05/12/2015

Frederick’s of Hollywood Files For Chaper 11 Bankruptcy

Racy lingerie retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood is seeking bankruptcy protection in federal court after closing all of its stores and switching to an online-only business, which it intends to sell to the highest bidder.

04/20/2015

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Save Mart Supermarket Chairman Dies In Modesto

Robert Piccinini, the chairman of regional grocer Save Mart Supermarkets, has died in Modesto.

03/26/2015

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Poultry Farmers Concerned About Effects, Spreading Of New Strain Of Bird Flu

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.

03/14/2015

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Apple Watch: 3 Reasons Why It Will — Or Won’t — Be A Hit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is […]

03/09/2015

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YouTube Releasing Mobile App That Will Only Show Kid-Safe Videos

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.

02/20/2015

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Lack Of Snow Leads To Cancellation Of Events At Squaw Valley Ski Resort

This year’s lack of snow is dealing a big blow to the Lake Tahoe economy. Officials at Squaw Valley Resort have cancelled a major world cup snowboarding event because there’s just not enough snow.

02/16/2015

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Contract Talks Could Deal Crippling Blow To Local Ports

Twenty-nine West Coast ports, including Sacramento and Stockton, will be shut down starting tomorrow and fears are growing over the economic fallout.

02/11/2015

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Tracy’s Strict Food-Truck Rules Keeping Vendors Out

Food trucks want the chance to park in Tracy. The mobile food vendors say they spend three to eight hours in Stockton and Mountain House, but can’t work closer to their homes in Tracy and Manteca.

02/11/2015

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Netflix Expanding Streaming Service To Cubans

Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available.

02/09/2015

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Hackers Gain Access To Anthem Insurance Database

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.

02/05/2015

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Forbes 2014 List of the World’s Richest People

Forbes released its 28th World’s Billionaires issue on Monday. Here’s the top 10. You can find the rest of the list on Forbes.com

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E3 Conference Kicks Off In L.A.

Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Space X Launch To Space Station

Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

An internet user looks at a Facebook page dedicated to Anna Chapman in Paris on July 23, 2010. Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring's most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding. While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rise Of Facebook

Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.

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Apple Through The Years

Has it really been 30 years since Steve Wosniak & Steve Jobs sold off Jobs’ VW van to raise money and launch a company? Yes, it has, and if you don’t believe it, just check out some of the higlights.

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