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    How to avoid the ‘Energizer Bunny’ scam this tax season

    MoneyTips The ongoing IRS telephone tax scam just keeps going, and going and going … and going, like some kind of evil battery mascot out to steal your money. In this rip-off, imposters call, pretending to be from the IRS, claiming you owe tax and must pay immediately or lose your driver’s license, your business […]

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    GM to recall over 1 million pickups to fix seat belt problem

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than a million Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks worldwide because the seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain model 1500 pickups from the 2014 and 2015 model years. GM says a steel cable that connects the belts to the […]

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    The 30 most common jobs in America

    As the needs of industry change, so too does the commonality of U.S. jobs. In certain sectors of the labor force, millions of Americans work the same positions. However, just because a job is common doesn’t mean there isn’t continued demand. Many of these positions are essential parts in the machinery of the U.S. economy. […]

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    Ford Mustang, Germany’s favorite sports car

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In Germany, the land of the Autobahn, where speed is regarded as a national right, the best-selling sports car last month wasn’t the locally-built Porsche 911. It was the Ford Mustang. The Mustang, built in Flat Rock, Mich., is still a novelty in Europe, where it went on sale for the […]

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    Volkswagen hit with deceptive advertising suit

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A new government lawsuit charges Volkswagen with deceptive advertising for its “clean diesel” ad campaign. “For years Volkswagen’s ads touted the company’s ‘Clean Diesel’ cars,” said Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, which filed the suit on Tuesday. “Our lawsuit seeks compensation for the consumers who bought affected cars […]

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    Like working outside? Here are the 25 most outdoorsy jobs

    For many people, spending their days inside an office building at a 9-to-5 job is an insufferable routine. Luckily, there are plenty of jobs available for those who love to be outdoors. Using the most recent data from O*NET, an occupational database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerTrends found the 25 most outdoorsy […]

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    Children of Flint: Inheriting anxiety, giving up hope

    FLINT, Michigan — Eight-year-old Nadia Baylor sits on the floor in her home in Flint, Michigan, playing with her toys, giggling and chattering — until she talks about the water. “This water is poison,” she says, without skipping a beat. “If I drink it, I going to die and I don’t want to die. Nobody […]

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    GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators. The move is part of a broader recall of over 5 million vehicles announced last month by U.S. safety regulators. Takata inflators can explode with too much force in […]

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    GM recalls 1.4 million cars for fire risk after previous fix failed

    NEW YORK — General Motors is recalling 1.4 million cars, most of which had previously been recalled, because of a risk they might catch fire. The recall is the third intended to fix the problem. But GM reported there were 1,345 cars that caught fire after they were previously fixed by dealers. So even car […]

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    Boeing says it created lightest metal ever: 99.99% air

    Boeing says it’s created the lightest metal ever, a microlattice material which it describes as 99.99% air. Weight savings are crucially important in aircraft manufacturing, since a lighter aircraft requires less fuel, which is airlines’ largest operating expense. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was a breakthrough commercial jet because it used light-weight composite carbon fiber material, […]