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VW says recall will be limited to older diesel engines

The company has so far set aside 6.5 billion euros for repairs and to compensate customers, and has said that amount wont be enough. If older diesel engines do contain the same defeat devices, this could raise the number of vehicles requiring fixes beyond 11 million.

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Walmart Stock Plummets on Forecast of Lower Earnings

The Walton enterprise was badly hit as it owns 1.4 billion shares of Wal-Mart or 44% of total shares outstanding. Wal-Mart plunged 10%, the largest single-day decline in years and in the heaviest trading since January. In April, the company raised the minimum wage it pays store employees to $US9 and will raise that to $US10 for most in February. "This framework is meant to enhance the experience in stores, leverage Walmart's unique supply chain capabilities to lower costs and build deep ...

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Xbox Live Architect Eric Neustadter Leaves Microsoft

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft's holiday 2015 works out for them, they have a number of high profile releases on the way including one of the biggest games of the year on any platform with Halo 5: Guardians on October 27th. As director of the XBox Live's architecture under the gamer tag "e", he was integral to the creation and development of the gaming network as a top online service.

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Download Minecraft Halloween DLC today

This includes Grim Reaper, Mummy, Witches and The Fly. Mojang revealed that a few of the skins will be free for download once it arrives. A few hours ago a new update adding support for more skin packs has been released for the Xbox One version of the game.

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Microsoft revenues decline 12% in Q1-FY16 as gaming and hardware biz slows

Revenue in Microsoft's Productivity and Business Processes, which includes Microsoft's business offerings such as Office365, declined 3%. During the live event, Microsoft made quite a few comparisons between the Surface Book and Macbook , as the device is aimed squarely at the high-end laptop consumer.

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The 5 carmakers represent most of Takata air bag recall

Eight people have died and 98 people have been injured by the exploding air bag inflators, NHTSA said. Victims suffered facial lacerations, broken facial bones and loss of eyesight. The agency said it will focus on getting replacement inflators to older cars, and those in high-humidity areas mainly along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion that inflates air bags, but it can deteriorate over time, especially when exposed to moist air.