Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34M

...of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he announced the agreement. "This is probably the most complex consumer safety recall in U.S. history."Safety regulators sparred with Takata for the past year over the size of the recalls and...
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Living & Growing: Being blessed

...Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer." Some who feel most blessed have very little by consumer culture standards. The blessed can thrive even amid hardship, ill health, meager resources and lack of advantages that others...
My Turn: Something's fishy, but it's not at Costco

...will no longer carry it. But that is a market decision and, in a free society, markets should respond to the desires of consumers, not to community opinion makers. Selectively picking winners and losers in our economy is a slippery, slimy slope. If...
SCOTUS has gone off the deep end

...contracts, which can block consumers from taking companies to court...Constitution, moot. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...result in lower prices for consumers. (So much for the political...edict and would coalesce the consumers in counterbalance to the authority...
Verizon buys AOL for $4.4B in mobile bet

...players getting money from digital, both from consumers and advertisers," Doctor said.For consumers, the deal could mean more with about 200 million monthly consumers of its premium brands, according to its...
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Mother duck, brood waddle in school on trek to home

...students herded them from their courtyard nest to a nearby creek.It's a tradition for Tracy Larsen, who teaches family consumer sciences at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Billings.She says each spring, a mother duck settles in the school's courtyard...
Kenai Peninsula goat-sharing program grows in Alaska

...come pick up their milk shares when the milk is available, on their assigned day of the week, Crosby said.The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund tracks regulations by state on raw milk sales. Alaska is one of seven states where herd-shares are legal...
Safe? Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars that its own developers acknowledge remains imperfect.John Simpson, privacy project director of the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, notes that Google's ultimate goal is a car without a steering wheel or pedals. This could prevent a person from...
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Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

...investigators as they sift through countless online communications."Where is the threshold of saying this is more than just an avid consumer of propaganda?" asked William Braniff, executive director of a terrorism research center at the University of Maryland and...
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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...passengers to evacuate after a crash.A consumer advisory group set up by the Department...government regulators.Charlie Leocha, the consumer representative on the committee, said...told the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection.Before any new jet is allowed...
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