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Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs over Brake Issue

Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs over Brake Issue

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — Chrysler is recalling 867,795 SUVs after discovering that the brake boosters in these vehicles can corrode, making it more difficult for drivers to come to a stop.The recall involves 2011-2014 Jeep G…

GM CEO Ignites Wrath of Congress

GM CEO Ignites Wrath of Congress

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra did her best to answer questions Tuesday from D.C. lawmakers about a defective ignition switch in millions of cars that has been blamed for at least 13 vehicular fatalities.Howev…

Are Used Car Dealers Selling Cars with Open Recalls?

Are Used Car Dealers Selling Cars with Open Recalls?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You might think when you buy a car from a used car lot that you are hearing everything you need to know about that car.But think again.Carfax, a popular vehicle history reporting service, tells ABC’s Good Morning Ameri…

New Cars Sales Heat Up in March

New Cars Sales Heat Up in March

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As things began to thaw out in March, so did the reluctance of many consumers to pull the trigger on buying a new car.The improving weather brought Americans back to car dealerships with most automakers reporting increased …

Powerball Winner Claims $425.3 Million Jackpot from February

Powerball Winner Claims $425.3 Million Jackpot from February

California State Lottery(LOS ANGELES) — A California man came forward on Tuesday to claim the $425.3 million Powerball jackpot from Feb. 19. B. Raymond Buxton purchased the winning ticket at the Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., and matched a…

McDonald’s ‘Hamburger University’ Is No Joke

McDonald’s ‘Hamburger University’ Is No Joke

McDonald’s(NEW YORK) — Forget Harvard and Yale, you can get a degree in hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers.It’s a little-known fact outside the McDonald’s Corp. that the fast-food chain runs a program actually called Hamburger University. There a…

Stocks Climb with Favorable Manufacturing Reports

Stocks Climb with Favorable Manufacturing Reports

Stock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New signs of life in the manufacturing sector pushed the markets higher Tuesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 75 points to finish Tuesday trading at 16,532.61. The Nasdaq Composite rose 69 points, closing the …

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Natural Machines(NEW YORK) — Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology to turn fresh ingredients into decadent meals in a way that almost seems…

Google and Pokemon Send Users on Worldwide Quest

Google and Pokemon Send Users on Worldwide Quest

A screen grab of Google’s new mini-game for its Maps mobile app is seen. (Google Maps/YouTube)(NEW YORK) — This April Fools’ Day, prepare to spend a lot of time scrolling over the Pacific Ocean on your Google Maps smartphone app.It’s one o…

GM Car Victims’ Families Mourn Together over Lost Loved Ones

GM Car Victims’ Families Mourn Together over Lost Loved Ones

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Natasha Weigel, who died in a Chevy Cobalt on Oct. 24, 2006, when she was 18 years old, had worn only two dresses during the time that her stepfather, Ken Rimer, knew her.”Natasha was a tomboy from the day I m…

Lavish California Mansion Sells for $102 Million

Lavish California Mansion Sells for $102 Million

Redfin.com(LOS ANGELES) — Fleur de Lys, a sprawling estate in Los Angeles, has been scooped up by a deep-pockets buyer for $102 million, making it the highest price home sale ever recorded in the county.Three anonymous billionaires duked it out in a b…

GM CEO Issues Statement of Apology, Meets with Victims’ Families

GM CEO Issues Statement of Apology, Meets with Victims’ Families

Steve Fecht for General Motors(WASHINGTON) — Ahead of her appearance before Congress Tuesday afternoon, General Motors CEO Mary Barra released an opening statement that apologizes profusely for the automaker’s delay in recalling over 2.5 million cars …

Twitter Helmet to Let Users Tweet with Their Heads?

Twitter Helmet to Let Users Tweet with Their Heads?

seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If Twitter launched a new device, a helmet that would allow users to send a tweet using simple head motions, would you use it?Millions of Twitter users don’t have to worry about that idea…

Tax Tip: Tax Season Is Never Over

Tax Tip: Tax Season Is Never Over

Drazen_/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you just finished your 2013 taxes, you’re probably ready to put your feet up for another 12 months.But hold on, says tax accountant Janice Hayman. Now that you have taxes on the brain, it’s a good time to look forward…

Average Gas Prices Rise Again

Average Gas Prices Rise Again

Fuse/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices rose again this week, up 4 more cents. The U.S. Energy Department reports that the average price of regular gas nationwide is $3.58 per gallon.Californians would likely jump at those prices, as the Golden State…

Los Angeles County Home Among Most Expensive Homes Sold in U.S.

Los Angeles County Home Among Most Expensive Homes Sold in U.S.

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A Los Angeles home was sold for $102 million on Monday, the highest price ever paid for a home in Los Angeles County.According to the Los Angeles Times, the price of the home was driven up by a bidding war involving t…

Soda Sales Drop to Lowest Point Since 1995

Soda Sales Drop to Lowest Point Since 1995

Wavebreak Media Ltd/Thinkstock Photos(NEW YORK) — U.S. sales of carbonated soft drinks fell by three percent in 2013, a faster rate than the previous two years, bringing overall sales volume to its lowest point since 1995.According to Beverage Digest,…

General Motors to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles for Power Steering Issue

General Motors to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles for Power Steering Issue

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — General Motors announced on Monday that it will recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the United States after it was determined that they may experience a sudden loss of electronic power steering assist.GM sa…

Government to Require Back Up Cameras on Vehicles

Government to Require Back Up Cameras on Vehicles

TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The government is ordering car makers to install rear view cameras in order to save more than 200 lives a year. The National Highway Safety Transportation Administration Monday announced the new rule t…

Caterpillar Inc. Avoided $2.4B in US Taxes: Senate Report

Caterpillar Inc. Avoided $2.4B in US Taxes: Senate Report

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Caterpillar Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of construction equipment, has avoided paying $2.4 billion in taxes by shifting billions of dollars in profits to a wholly owned Swiss affiliate, a new report from …

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