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July 31, 2015—We’re skeptical when it comes to multibillion-dollar merger deals. Although they might be beneficial to the companies and shareholders, typically consumers get the short end of the stick as a result: less competition, less innovation and higher prices.
July 29, 2015—Nearly a year after it was announced, Microsoft’s latest computer operating system, Windows 10, is available for free … to some consumers.
July 28, 2015—Food and Drug Administration approved a medication to treat patients who have locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has recurred after surgery or radiation therapy or who aren’t candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.
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July 31, 2015—Stork Craft recalled its foam crib mattresses, because the product fails to meet the mandatory federal mattress flammability standard for open flames.
July 31, 2015—BMW of North America recalled certain 2014–2015 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtop vehicles and 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop vehicles. The affected vehicles don’t meet the side-impact performance requirements for the rear-seat passengers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with safety standards.
July 31, 2015—Hercules Tire & Rubber recalled All Trac A/T tires in sizes 235/70R16 106T, 235/75R15 109T XL, 245/70R16 107T, 255/70R16 111T, 265/70R16 112T, 265/75R16 116T and 275/70R16 114T. The affected tires might have a tread that separates.
July 29, 2015—Kyber Outwear recalled its children’s animal-themed sweater, because the product’s drawstrings pose a strangulation hazard to children.
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