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Honda to recall 204,500 vehicles to replace safety component

TOKYO, April 19 (UPI) — The Honda Motor Co. says it will recall 204,500 vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years to replace a safety component. The recall covers…

Markets turn higher Friday

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Friday, closing out a volatile week in which corporate reports knocked back initial enthusiasm. The latest corporate report to backfire…

26 states see unemployment rates fall

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) — Unemployment rates rose in seven states and fell in 26 and Washington, D.C., from February to March, the Labor Department said Friday. The Bureau of…

Long-term unemployed face hurdles

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) — Job seekers who have been unemployed long-term can be perceived as unemployable, making it even harder to find work, an employment firm based in Chicago…

Market roller coaster closes lower

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) — U.S. markets went through another dramatic mood swing Wednesday, this one dropping stocks sharply after two days of triple-digit adjustments. The Dow Jones industrial…

Google reports partial outage for Mail, Drive and Apps services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17 (UPI) — Google says its Gmail, Google Drive and Apps services suffered partial outages Wednesday morning although very few customers were affected. The search giant…

Motorola to go with ‘pure’ Android in new smartphones

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 (UPI) — Motorola says it will launch a series of next-generation phones that will dispense with its own user interface in favor of the stock…

At 58, Kool-Aid Man gets a makeover

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 15 (UPI) — U.S. food giant Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it was giving its iconic Kool-Aid Man a makeover. The red, condensation-streaked pitcher of juice with…

High powered magnet sets recalled

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) — Two U.S. retailers are recalling high-powered Buckyballs magnet sets due to the chance of children swallowing magnets, a federal watchdog agency said. Swallowing one or…

Gold sets record for two-day plunge

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) — Gold prices plunged nearly 10 percent Monday, losing $149.10 to $1,347.70 per troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.…

Experts warn of hackers tracking online purchases to steal money

BEIJING, April 15 (UPI) — Hackers can easily learn a computer user’s online purchasing habits and payment methods through Trojans in their computers, a Chinese expert warns. “Once being planted…

Online specialty store from Amazon to target America’s seniors

SEATTLE, April 15 (UPI) — Online retail giant Amazon says its new specialty store will cater to the shopping needs of the estimated 80 million Americans age 50 or older.…

Auto Outlook: Ford Focus world top seller

By AL SWANSON There’s a new sheriff in town and it wears a blue oval — or does it? Automotive market research firm R.L. Polk says the Ford Focus topped…

Consumer Corner: Safer spring cleaning

By MICHELLE GROENKE CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) — Open the windows and shake out the rugs: It’s time for spring cleaning. Letting some fresh air inside can do wonders for…

Delisting Companies Sanctioned under the Iran Sanctions Act

Press Statement Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 12, 2013 Today, the United States is lifting sanctions applied almost two years ago to Tanker…

CBS chief Moonves takes pay cut in 2012, makes $62.2 million

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) — CBS chief Leslie Moonves took a $7.7 million pay cut in 2012 but was still the top earning Hollywood conglomerate executive, a regulatory filing…

Google announces ‘digital will’ service

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) — Google has unveiled a so-called digital will that will instruct the search-engine giant to delete any personal data about a user from cyberspace. The…

Harkin Welcomes Trade Assistance for Former Sioux City Delta Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Friday welcomed the news that displaced workers from the Delta Airlines Reservation Sales and Customer Call center in Sioux City are now…

Shakira’s ex-boyfriend, business partner sues for $100 million

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) — Shakira’s ex-boyfriend and former business partner is suing the Colombian singer for $100 million, saying he is the “principal architect” in her success. Argentine businessman…

Starbucks drops grocery prices

SEATTLE, April 12 (UPI) — U.S. coffee store chain Starbucks said Friday it would drop the suggested prices for packaged coffee in grocery stores an average of 10 percent. The…