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Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

The move will affect Ford's bottom line in the first quarter of the year, cutting pretax earnings by $295 million. Ford is recalling 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize cars and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015.

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Samsung to sell refurbished safety-recalled Note 7 phones

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 last fall with expectations of gaining a higher market share owing to the huge popularity of its Note range, but that was not to be the company's destiny. A subsequent probe found manufacturing problems in batteries supplied by two different companies - Samsung SDI Co Ltd and Amperex Technology Ltd. For the devices that will not be sold as refurbished, Samsung says the "components shall be detached for reuse", and will also "extract precious metals, ...

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Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

A birdie on the 15th was followed by a remarkable one on the 16th, Rahm hitting his second shot seemingly straight through a tree before holing from 30 feet to get back to just one down. 1 player in the world for the first time in his career. I'm excited to go back when the game is in good form. He capped his week by winning two tight tussles on Sunday, digging deep to beat Hideto Tanihara, 1 up, in the semifinals, and then rookie Jon Rahm, 1 up, in the finals on a sun-drenched Sunday by the ...

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Decisions on tuition, Uber, juvenile justice loom in Albany

A catch in this scheme is that you can not choose this option per ride; but you have to either opt in or opt out entirely, preferably at any time . This is totally separate from and won't interfere with the tipping function. This story came out now only because Uber's senior VP of business, Emil Michael, reportedly attempted to cover it up. Lyfy, long considered the also-ran in the first wave of ridesharing companies, has long positioned itself as the company that cares, as opposed to ...

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Tinder on the desktop: Looking for love in another wrong place

The company says Tinder Online will have a "similar flow" to its app, but that the messaging should actually be "more seamless" on your computer than on your phone, since the website is being designed specifically for messaging. You can use the service on both your PC and Mobile. However, it does not have paid features, such as Tinder Boost and Super Like, which are present in the smartphone app.

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Fake iPad Bomb Apparently The Reason Behind Airlines Electronic Ban

But a plot that aimed to bring down a plane with a fake iPad stuffed with explosives sparked fears that Islamist extremists have found a new way to bring explosives on board. So far, it appears only the United States and the UK are putting such a ban into effect, although The Guardian reports France is flirting with the idea as well.