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Electronics

Feds disconnect phantom technical-support company

Oct. 24, 2014—A federal court today shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical-support services that they didn’t need, as well as for software that was available free.

Family

Oh, baby: Voya Financial offers today’s newborns $500

Oct. 20, 2014—Financial advisers will tell you that it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. One investment company seemingly believes that it’s never too early, so it’s offering every baby who is born in the United States today a $500 investment in a mutual fund.

Automotive

Chrysler cites alternator failure in vehicle recall

Oct. 17, 2014—Chrysler Group recalled 2011–2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango vehicles, and 2012–2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles that are equipped with a 3.6 liter V6 engine, because the alternator might fail.

Electronics

Wal-Mart makes it easier to redeem digital copies of videodiscs

Oct. 17, 2014—Consumers who purchase Blu-ray Discs and DVDs at retail stores often don’t redeem the free digital copies that are included in the purchase price, according to Wal-Mart Stores. As such, the retailer created a service that automatically sends you the digital copy of qualifying purchases.