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Ford Recalls Some Vehicles Due To Sharp Seat Frame Edge

Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge. The automaker said Friday that there's been 31 reports of hand injuries. Ford Motor Co. said users could come in contact…

Advance Auto Parts Suffers Severe Tornado Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Advance Auto Parts on 41st Street has severe damage from one of the three tornadoes that touched down in Sioux Falls last night. The back wall of the building blew inward causing shelves to fall forward…

Wendy's Relaunches Breakfast, Plans To Hire 20,000 In US

DUBLIN, Ohio - Wendy's is relaunching breakfast across the U.S. next year, the latest fast-food chain to amp up its offerings as more consumers eat out in the morning. Wendy's now serves breakfast at 300 restaurants across the U.S. It…

South Dakota Attorney General Joins Google Anti-Trust Probe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is joining a nationwide investigation into Google. The probe will start by looking at Google's business practices, including its control of online advertising and search traffic. A Google executive said…

Juul Warned Over Claims E-cigarette Safer Than Smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools. The Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning letter to the…

How Much Do Trump Tweets Swing the Market? Check "Volfefe"

NEW YORK (AP) - Financial markets have become so in thrall to President Donald Trump's tweets that J.P. Morgan has created an index to help identify how much volatility they're creating. Strategists at the bank developed the "Volfefe" index by…

Iowa Attorney General Says Facebook's Power Merits Inquiry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's attorney general says his office is joining a multistate investigation to determine whether Facebook has violated any antitrust laws. Attorney General Tom Miller says Facebook's dominance over communications and information is concerning and warrants…

CVS, Walgreens Urge Against Openly Carrying Guns in Stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Drug chains CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it.…

Friends With Benefits: Can Facebook Tackle Your Love Life?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, its matchmaking service already available in Brazil and 18 other countries, is arriving in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social…

A Slowdown in US Business Formation Poses a Risk to Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they're forming new companies, a trend that risks further widening the gap between the most affluent and everyone else. The longest expansion on record,…

Google to Limit Data Collection on Kids' YouTube Videos

WASHINGTON (AP) - Google's video site YouTube will limit data collection on users who watch children's programming on its main site, even if the user's an adult. Google already does that on its kids-specific site, YouTube Kids. The policy change…

Iowa Ice Cream Maker Buying Nevada Plant

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa company that makes Blue Bunny ice cream is buying a plant in Nevada, making it its fifth U.S. production facility. Wells Enterprises said Tuesday that the Unilever plant in Henderson will help Wells…

YouTube to Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids' Privacy Law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is fining Google's video site YouTube $136 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. Google will pay an additional $34 million to New York state to resolve…

Sanford Releases New Plans for Baseball Stadium

SIOUX FALLS, SD--- It's no secret that the home of the Sioux Falls Canaries could be torn down. A "citizen task force" recently recommended demolishing the stadium on the "Premier Center Campus."…

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