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The world's biggest automaker, Toyota, is recalling about 625,000 hybrid cars around the world to fix a software glitch. A fault in the software could lead it to shut down the hybrid system while the car is being driven, it said. Models affected by the recall include Prius V minivans, called Prius Alpa and Prius+ in some markets, that...

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After expanding across the country to reach a high-water mark of 6,100 branches six years ago, Bank of America continues to pare back that footprint today. In its quarterly report Wednesday, the bank said it closed 267 branches (and added 33) over the past year, leaving a total of 4,789, a decline of more than 20 percent from...

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The lot of the poor economy-class airline customer has never been a happy one: there's the food (or lack of), cramped conditions, loud noises and being just that bit too close for comfort to your fellow passengers. However, things could get a whole lot worse, if one company's designs are adopted. Named the "Economy...

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Bill Rathburn of Dallas, Texas, walked away with a piece of music history last weekend. Rathburn, a devoted fan of the Grateful Dead, scored something that most Deadheads dream of. At a charity auction during the set break for the Grateful Dead's final "Fare Thee Well" show in Chicago on Sunday, Rathburn purchased a one-of-a-kind D'Angelico EX-DC electric guitar...

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Pearson, the owner of salmon-colored Financial Times, has ended years of speculation about the fate of the daily capitalist bible. The buyer is Japan's Nikkei, which is paying £844 million, according to an official announcement from Pearson at 10:15 A.M. EDT. Previous reports suggested the value of the FT at around £1 billion, but many analysts found that...

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Commercial pilots in Europe should undergo psychological assessments as part of their initial training, or before they enter service with an airline say new recommendations from the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA also says they should undergo regular testing for drugs and alcohol, and never be left alone in the cockpit. It was asked by the EC to report...

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Gawker's top editors resigned on Monday after the site's removal of a post that detailed a New York media executive's attempt to book an escort. Gawker Media Executive Editor Tommy Craggs and Gawker.com editor-in-chief Max Read stepped down from their positions and cited the removal of the story and the breach of the "firewall" between the company's editorial operations...

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(Open): Stocks on Wall Street opened higher, with confidence among investors having been boosted by some well-received company results. The Dow Jones rose 15.10 points to 18,101.55, and the S&P 500 edged up 0.55 to 2,127.19. After closing at a record high on Friday after Google's shares surged, the tech-focused Nasdaq index climbed a further 7.58 points to 5,217.72....

Americans are growing increasingly tired of fast food. As the economy improves, more people are choosing quality over price when they dine out, according to the new American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey released on Tuesday. Satisfaction with full-service restaurants held steady this year: 82 out of 100 points. That compares with just 77...

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A website is a startup's opportunity to distinguish itself from its competitors while also promoting its value and offerings to current and potential customers. An enticing home page with attention-grabbing visuals and a user-friendly interface is sure to boost engagement, but when you're in a rush to launch, crucial components can be easily overlooked. Unfortunately, the cost of ignoring...

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