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Toyota probing possible heated seat fire hazard

Toyota is in discussions with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a possible recall in the U.S. and Canada covering several car models, including the popular Camry, for a possible fire hazard with heated seats.<p>The Japanese automaker has already halted sales of the problem …

The Cost Of Corruption In Brazil Could Be Up To $53 Billion Just This Year Alone

As many Brazilians are still watching incredulously the imprisonments of the principal figures in the Mensalão (“Big Monthly Payment”) scandal, the scheme in which public funds were used to buy political support for the then-Lula da Silva government and to pay off debts from election campaigns, one …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

Abercrombie's 'look policy' gets slammed by judge over hijab

Hollister sales associate Umme-Hani Khan thought she was doing everything right: She wore flip-flops and long-sleeved shirts and jeans she bought at the trendy clothing store, and the hijabs, or headscarves, she wore matched company colors.<p>But four months into her job, in February 2010, a district …

Abercrombie & Fitch

BMW unveils the production i8, a hybrid supercar to challenge Porsche and Ferrari

BMW has pulled the wraps off of the highly anticipated production version of its i8 hybrid supercar, and we're thrilled to report that many of the qualities that made last year's concept so exciting, so aggressive, and so sleek are still in place. The strikingly cool gull wing doors remain, as do …

McDonald's tests $1 menu with higher price points

Under pressure to boost sales, McDonald's is testing a Dollar Menu & More that sells items for $1, $2 and even $5.<p>The McDonald's Dollar Menu may be outgrowing its name — and its $1 price point.<p>The fast-food giant, struggling to keep sales up in an ultracompetitive environment, says it is testing a …

Associated Press News

Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter

Have a break, tear a Galaxy in half<p>Nokia just sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft this week, and it's clearly feeling fairly confident about its future prospects. In a Twitter post from its German account, Nokia is issuing a KitKat themed death threat to Samsung's Android handsets. An …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

Bank of America To Pay $39 Million In Gender Bias Case

Bank of America agreed on Friday to pay $39 million to women who worked in its Merrill Lynch brokerage operation, another costly settlement of a discrimination case filed by its employees.<p>The agreement, filed Friday evening in a federal court in Brooklyn, was the second by the nation’s largest bank …