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SOUTH BEND (AP) — Nissa Ricafort and her husband figured their ranch-style home in northeast Indianapolis would take two to three months to sell, but the weekend it hit the market the couple had 17 showings and accepted an offer for the full $185,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four national retailers agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social Security benefits while increasing taxes, mainly on low- and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has...
Associated PressNEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop like they have been in the past two years. The National Retail Federation, the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hopeful for what 2012 will bring for their families and the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, though most say 2011 was a year they would rather forget. Nearly seven in 10 say the year gone by was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Macy's department store chain will pay a $750,000 penalty for failing to report it had sold children's outerwear that had been recalled because it had drawstrings. Such garments pose strangulation and entanglement hazards. The U....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers paid more for food and gas last month, although inflation outside those volatile categories was tame. The Labor Department says the Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent in September, below a 0.4 percent rise in August....
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They are popular on the patio this time of year: Gel-fueled pots and burners. Some people use them to keep the bugs away, while others enjoy the fact that they offer no soot, ash or smoke -- no wicks or wax to mess with. But the number of accidents...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britax is recalling about 23,000 infant car seats due to faulty harness clips. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the clip on the chest harness of the Chinese-made car seats can break loose and pose a risk of cuts or a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2 million power tools for the yard are being recalled because of a potential fire or burn danger. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves gas-powered Stihl (steel) trimmers, brush cutters,...
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Associated PressVolatile gasoline prices could hamper the recreational vehicle industry's attempts to recover from a deep downturn caused by the recession because sales of the big ticket items are so dependent on consumer confidence, industry executives and analysts say....
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