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Toyota Issues Recalls For 52,000 Cars

Posted On January 29, 2015

(Undated) -- Toyota is recalling 52-thousand cars. The company said today their Avalon sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years have a wiring problem that could cause a fire. Apparently cargo in the truck could move tiny wires connected to the audio speakers and cause the subwoofer to overheat. Toyota says there have been…

iPhone 6 Sales Boost Apple Into Tie WIth Samsung Atop Market

Posted On January 29, 2015

(Undated) -- Apple is tied with Samsung at the top of the smartphone market. That's thanks to big sales of the iPhone 6 in the fourth quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Both Apple and Samsung shipped almost 75 million smartphones during the period, each grabbing 20 percent of the market. The iPhone 6…

Weekly Jobless Claims Plummet, Lowest In 15 Years

Posted On January 29, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- First-time requests for unemployment benefits are down dramatically. The Labor Department received 265-thousand initial claims last week, down from 307-thousand reported the previous week. That's well-below the 300-thousand most analysts had predicted and the lowest level in nearly 15 years. Economists say positive numbers point to an improving job outlook and improving…

Microsoft Office For Android Tablets Launches Today

Posted On January 29, 2015

(Undated) -- Microsoft is launching its Office apps for Android tablets today. The free apps will be available in the Google Play store. Today's release means Microsoft now has fully supported versions of Office for all major mobile platforms. Microsoft introduced a preview version of Office for Android tables in November and promised the apps…

Obama Budget Would End “Sequestration”

Posted On January 29, 2015

(Undated) -- President Obama's new budget would end the spending limit known as sequestration. Obama's budget calls for increased spending on defense and domestic programs, including a number that Republicans are not likely to support. The White House says the President will discuss his plans today at a meeting with Congressional Democrats in Philadelphia. He's…