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U.S. Automakers Trail Japanese in Reliability

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- American automakers continue to trail their Japanese and German rivals when it comes to building reliable cars. The latest Reliability Survey by "Consumer Reports" finds Buick is the only U.S. brand in the top ten. Japanese firms, including number one Lexus, hold six spots, while Germany's Audi and Porsche and South Korea's Kia…

Fast Start For Apple Pay Retail Payment Technology

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant activated one-million cards in the first 72 hours of its Apple Pay service. Apple is competing with Google and other companies in giving shoppers a way to use their smartphones to pay for retail purchases. The practice of linking smartphones to payment cards is just…

Gallup: Christmas Spending Estimate Is Positive

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Princeton, NJ) -- The average American plans to spend a little more on Christmas gifts during the upcoming holiday season. Gallup says spending looks to up be nearly four-percent, with the average shopper plunking down 781-dollars. Sixty-percent of respondents said they'll spend the same amount as last year. Meanwhile, the number of people who said…

Consumers Seek Class Action In Takata Lawsuit

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Undated) -- Angry car owners are going after Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata. Some consumers are suing the company after million of vehicles have been recalled because of potentially defective airbags. The lawsuit filed Monday with a U.S District Court in Florida claims Takata and several carmakers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. The lawsuit is…

“Sexy” Ebola Costume Ready To Wear For Halloween Fans

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Undated) -- The "naughty nurse" is getting a little competition this Halloween. Costume retailer Brands On Sale is offering up a "sexy Ebola containment suit" costume for the holiday. According to the "New York Daily News," the costume comes with a white nurse-inspired dress, an Ebola face shield, a breathing mask, safety goggles and blue…