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Nissan recalls 270K vehicles worldwide to fix ignition buttons

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Chalupas on demand: Taco Bell starting delivery service

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Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

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Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

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Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scammers

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    Nissan recalls 270K vehicles worldwide to fix ignition buttons

    by Associated Press on Jul 15, 11:56

    Nissan is recalling about 270,000 vehicles worldwide because the ignition start buttons can malfunction and unexpectedly shut down the engine. The company says the recall covers certain Note, Cube, Juke, Leaf and Venucia e30 vehicles as well as the Serena, March and Micra. Also included are Latio and Versa sedans, and the Sunny, Almera, Tiida. […]

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    Chalupas on demand: Taco Bell starting delivery service

    by Associated Press on Jul 08, 10:30

    Getting your Taco Bell fix may soon get a whole lot easier. The restaurant chain is starting delivery service on Wednesday in certain markets in a partnership with the startup delivery company DoorDash. Delivery will be available initially in more than 90 cities and more than 200 restaurants around Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. […]

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    Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

    by Associated Press on Jul 08, 8:10

    Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange in the late morning because of a technical issue. The halt occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a “technical issue” that it was working to resolve as quickly as possible. Before trading was halted, […]

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    Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

    by Associated Press on Jul 03, 7:38

    Ford is recalling 433,000 vehicles, including 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of the problem, the engine […]

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    Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scammers

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 9:10

    Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don’t follow through on their promises. In its first case involving crowdfunding, the Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it has settled charges against a man who raised $122,000 through Kickstarter to produce a board game that […]

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    Mazda adds 540,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recall

    by Associated Press on Jun 05, 7:08

    Mazda is recalling nearly 540,000 cars and pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada to fix air bags that potentially can explode with too much force. The automaker says in documents posted by safety regulators that it’s recalling nearly 503,000 cars to fix driver’s air bags and another 35,000 small pickup trucks to fix passenger […]

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    Alaska joins feds in lawsuit against cancer charities allegedly scamming donors

    by Shannon Kemp on May 19, 18:11

    Four cancer charities are at the heart of a lawsuit filed Monday alleging they conned donors out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission is spearheading the lawsuit, along with the attorney generals from Alaska and other states. The lawsuit charges four charities — Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFOA), Cancer Support Services, Inc,. […]

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    Bethel teen’s shop offers fashion and socializing

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Apr 23, 16:34

    BETHEL  – A Bethel teen has started her own business, a women’s clothing consignment store. The 17-year-old senior at Bethel Regional High School opened ‘Arctic Belle Boutique’ in November, making her one of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs. Kate McWilliams describes a new item that just arrived in her store as she displays it on a […]

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    Royal Dutch Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 10:13

    Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion). A joint statement Wednesday says the boards of both companies are recommending that shareholders approve the takeover. Energy companies are looking to reduce costs and become more efficient in the wake of tumbling oil prices. One route is […]

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    Dept. of Labor: Unemployment dropped in all 50 states in 2014

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 09, 16:26

    Unemployment rates in all 50 states dropped in 2014, according to a report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – something that hasn’t happened in 30 years. Alaska’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.9 percent in 2013 to 6.8 percent in 2014, making Alaska one of the two states with the least amount of change in […]

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    SkyMall files for Bankruptcy

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 11:19

    Apparently, airline passengers aren’t buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines for more than three decades. Passengers with nowhere to go would pull it from the seatback and flip through the pages. While flying high over Iowa, they […]

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    US consumer sentiment at highest point in 8 years

    by Associated Press on Dec 23, 9:16

    A survey finds U.S. consumers are more optimistic about the economy than at any other time in the past eight years, buoyed by more jobs and falling gas prices. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment has jumped to 93.6 from 88.8 in November. That’s the highest level since January 2007, nearly […]

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    Ugly sweater season boosts local thrift store sales

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 11, 19:35

    The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Dimond Boulevard can barely keep up with the demand for sweaters: Ugly sweaters, that is. “When the store opens people just go in and start grabbing,” said Janell Skibicki. It’s that time of year when holiday parties are in full swing and ugly sweaters are a central theme. Dec. 12 […]

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    Is a recession inevitable for Alaska?

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 11, 6:57

    With low oil prices top of mind in Alaska, some economists are tossing around the word “recession.” Is it inevitable? Neil Fried, economist with Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development says — maybe. “It all depends on how long and low oil prices go, and I’m not about to try to answer that question,” […]

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    ACS sells wireless customer base to GCI for $300 million

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 04, 13:10

    GCI (General Communication, Inc.) announced in an online statement Thursday it has reached an agreement to purchase the current wireless subscriber base from ACS (Alaska Communications System Group, Inc.) for $300 million. “The two companies have agreed upon a service transition plan for Alaska Communication customers. This will ensure a seamless continuation of service as they are […]

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    5 Cyber Monday tips for hacker-proof shopping

    by Eliene Augenbraun / CBS News on Dec 01, 6:37

    Americans spent some $263 billion shopping online in 2013, with over $2 billion spent on Cyber Monday alone. This year is on track to be even bigger. But as you shop for the perfect holiday gift, hackers are shopping for you. This time of year is rife with email scams, deceptive advertising and criminals lurking to steal information from […]

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    Soldotna Dairy Queen hit by malware

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 09, 20:48

    An Alaska Dairy Queen restaurant was one of the hundreds of locations nationwide infected with the point-of-sale malware known as Backoff, according to a Thursday statement from International Dairy Queen, Inc. The malware intrusion impacted 395 of the fast food chain’s 4,500 U.S. locations, and infected the Soldotna restaurant between Aug. 5 and Aug. 31, […]

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    Will you be saving or spending your PFD this year?

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 02, 22:34

    Thursday was quite possibly Alaska’s most beloved unofficial holiday: PFD Day. Thousands of Alaska residents experienced a $1,884 boost to their bank accounts. The 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend boasted one of the biggest returns in the history of the payout. Local retailers and big box stores across Anchorage are offering PFD specials. It begs the question: […]

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    Putting PFD funds to use in remote Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 02, 20:39

    The steady stream of shoppers at Hanson’s Safeway in Nome on Thursday included many regulars just there for their weekly groceries. Others, like Polly Tocktoo, came to the hub city to put their PFD dollars to good use. “It’s pretty rare for us to come into Nome to shop because airlines are so expensive,” Tocktoo […]

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    Ford issues recall for 850,000 vehicles

    by CBS/AP on Sep 26, 17:54

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2014 1:48 PM EDT The Ford Motor Company (F) is recalling approximately 850,000 vehicles due to a potential issue with the restraints control module. The company said in a press release Friday the recall affects some 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and Lincoln MKZ models. Ford said the module can experience […]