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Feds In Sacramento Bust Alleged Fraud And Identity Theft Ring

Seven Sacramento residents were busted by federal authorities in an alleged massive mail fraud and identity theft scheme.

06/04/2015

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven.

05/28/2015

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Grocery Outlet Puts Harris Ranch Beef Back On Shelves After Lab Finds Coarse Salt, Not Glass In Product

Grocery Outlet stores nationwide have resumed selling Harris Ranch beef after a laboratory hired by the meat company found what appeared to be coarse salt in the product, and not chips of glass as a customer had originally reported.

05/27/2015

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Thieves Use Online Service To Steal Tax Info From 100,000 People

Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

05/26/2015

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California’s Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.3 Percent

California’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in April to 6.3 percent as the economic recovery created nearly 30,000 new jobs.

05/22/2015

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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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Expert: Facebook’s Instant Articles ‘The End Of The Internet As We Know It’

Facebook debuted its “Instant Articles” Wednesday, where nine major media companies – including The New York Times, NBC News and BuzzFeed – publishes content directly to the social media site’s news feed.

05/14/2015

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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

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Encrypted Email Service Blocks Out The Government, Features Self-Destructing Messages

A new encrypted email service is designed to block out any and all third parties, including government surveillance agencies such as the NSA, from reading messages.

04/28/2015

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Google Wireless Phone Service Challenges Major Carriers To Lower Prices

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.

04/22/2015

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CNET: Apple Watch Being Sold By Appointment Only

The launch of Apple Watch on April 24 won’t involve the long lines we have seen with other Apple product launches.

04/06/2015

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Gas Prices Fall By Almost 8 Cents Per Gallon Last Week In Sacramento

It might be a good time for a road trip as gas prices continue to fall throughout our area.

03/31/2015

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Neiman Marcus: The Christmas Book 2012

The 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

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.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is displayed during the press preview for the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 North American Car Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is under way in Detroit. Here is a look at some of the new cars expected to hit showrooms this year.

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Cheaper In 2012

Who knows if the economy will improve in 2012? But there is some bright money news. Some things will cost less this year. DealNews.com put together a list of ten items that will likely be cheaper in 2012.

Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club.  TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.

5 Weird Items Being Stolen During Recession

With the down economy and the rising value of some goods (and creatures), thieves are targeting some odd items to sell for a quick buck. Here is a list of the top 5 Weird Things People Are Stealing from TIME/Moneyland.

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.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro's Playskool, $29.99: A colorful elephant that can launch plastic balls and plays music. (credit: toysrus.com/hottoys)

2011 Hot Holiday Toys by Toys R Us

Every year, toy makers and sellers hope there will be a runaway hit toy to help spur excitement around the holidays and boost sales. Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season.

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