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July 2, 2015—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moved against vendors of credit-card add-on products for charging consumers for benefits that they didn’t receive.
July 1, 2015—Are you ready for an electric vehicle (EV) that can go 300 miles without refueling? Toyota’s new 2016 Mirai can do that—and more.
June 30, 2015—JetBlue’s new fare plans make official what had been announced in 2014: The airline now charges for checked luggage.
June 26, 2015—For those who just can’t wait to get their hands on the latest, greatest smartphone, T-Mobile USA says “don’t.”
Ride-sharing services claim to be more convenient than taxis are, but issues remain.
Many experts say e-cigs are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes are, but no independent research has studied the issue.
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July 2, 2015—Otteroo recalled its Inflatable Baby Float, because the seam on the flotation device can leak air and deflate, which poses a risk of drowning.
July 1, 2015—Kia Motors America recalled 2011 Sportage vehicles that were manufactured from March 7, 2011, through June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake-light switch might fail intermittently.
June 30, 2015—Rocky Mountain Foods recalled Free Range Snack brand’s Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix and certain lots of bulk macadamia nuts, because the products might be contaminated with salmonella.
June 30, 2015—Nissan Motor recalled 2015 Murano vehicles that were manufactured from Dec. 4, 2014, through March 17, 2015. These vehicles have anti-lock braking system (ABS) actuators that might have contamination in the solenoid valves. This might affect the valves' ability to fully close or open, which could allow the hydraulic brake pressure to build up or completely drop.
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