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The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Friday

Mazda recalls 190K SUVs for rust problem

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

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Wednesday

Americans urged to plan for the end

National Health Care Decisions Day encourages people to think about their own end-of-life preferences.

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Tuesday

US Airways investigating pornographic tweet sent to complaining customer

The apology has been retweeted more than 13,000 times and social media was flooded with jokes and gripes about the image.

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Monday

Google Glass goes on sale for one day only

Google will take orders for its wearable gadget in a push to get the $1,500 Web-ready glasses out to the public.

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April 10, 2014

Toyota recalling 6.4M vehicles

RECALL ROUNDUP: A look at this week's top recalls and product safety information.

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April 9, 2014

New ‘Heartbleed’ bug poses threat to data security

A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data vulnerable to theft by hackers.

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April 8, 2014

‘SkinneePix’ sheds virtual weight for slimmer selfies

A new app that lets users doctor their self-portraits is raising concerns about health and body-image issues.

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April 7, 2014

Pieces fall into place for giant Tetris game

Hundreds of Tetris fans gathered in Philadelphia to play the classic video game on the face of a skyscraper.

chrysler

April 4, 2014

Chrysler SUVs, computers top this week’s recalls

RECALL ROUNDUP: Dyson, Chrysler, and Lenovo are among the companies issuing recalls this week.

microsoft

April 3, 2014

Microsoft to offer Windows for free on tablets, phones

Microsoft seeks to counter the massive success of Google's free Android platform.

amazon

April 2, 2014

Amazon hopes digital streaming device sets TV on ‘Fire’

The company unveils a video streaming device to compete with rivals Apple, Google, and Roku.

ferris

April 1, 2014

Vegas opens world’s tallest Ferris wheel

A new attraction on the Las Vegas strip is over-the-top in true Sin City style.

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March 31, 2014

U.S. to require rearview cameras by 2018

All new cars will be required to have backup cameras by the year 2018.

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March 28, 2014

Cupcake ATM offers sweet withdrawals

A 24-hour cupcake vending machine has opened and it's like a dream come true.

walmart

March 28, 2014

Burned children prompt Walmart doll recall

Toys dolls and Nissan vehicles top the list of this week's recalls.

doctors

March 27, 2014

CDC: As many as 1 in 68 U.S. children may have autism

The CDC says a heightened focus on autism may be behind the sharp increase.

milk

March 25, 2014

Your grocery bill is going up

The U.S.D.A. says it expects food prices to rise by as much as 3.5 percent this year.

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March 25, 2014

Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sale record

That's a lot of Thin Mints.

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March 21, 2014

RECALL ROUNDUP: Volkswagen, Vera Bradley top the list

Volkswagen, Ikea, and Vera Bradley have all issued recalls this week.

catholic

March 21, 2014

Vatican library will digitize its archive and put them online

The Vatican library began a project to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, and make them available online.

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