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General Motors Recalling 474,000 Cars Due to Faulty Gearshift

General Motors announced Friday that it plans to recall nearly 474,000 of its Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles due to a serious issue that could result in the car rolling freely while in the park position.

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Judge Rules Rare Coins Worth $80 Million Belongs to the Government and Not to Family Claiming Them — Dollars and Sense

The United States government has officially railroaded a Philadelphia family that literally struck gold, after a judge found that the 10 rare gold coins worth $80 million they discovered almost a decade ago did not belong to them, but to Uncle Sam, instead.

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Which Jobs Are Disappearing Quickest?

It has been predicted that by 2020, the United States will experience a nearly 14.5 percent labor increase, making room for an additional 20 million new jobs as the result of this country’s growing population and competitive marketplace.

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Discover Plans to Have PayPal in Millions of Retail Outlets in 2013 — Dollars and Sense

Soon you will be able to use your PayPal account to make purchases at millions of physical retail outlets across the country, thanks to a recent collaboration between merchants and Discover.

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Asking for Directions Left Beanie Baby Billionaire Tipping $20,000

Try not to get too depressed that the Beanie Baby guy is a billionaire — at least he’s using his money for good, rather than evil. Ty Warner recently gave a woman who was trying to raise money for a medical procedure $20,000 for giving him directions.

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NYC Terror–10 Shot, 3 Dead Including Gunman

Details are sketchy but major news outlets are reporting a shooting attack outside the Empire State Building in New York City. The shooting occurred at Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street around 9 a.m. ET, New York City's ABC 7 reported.

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Americans Choose Beer As Their Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

Next time you’re out with friends, look around the table. Chances are good you’ll see more beer bottles than wine glasses or martinis, and that’s not a coincidence — a new survey discovered beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage.

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Gunman Shoots “Multiple” People At Texas A&M University

Police have apprehended a man they think shot "multiple" people at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. CNN is reporting numerous law enforcement officers were among the victims. The College Station Police department said they don't have a definitive number of victims at this time. The shooting took place about a block from campus, and at least one civilian was shot in the attack.

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Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Formally Charged

James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the Aurora, Colo, movie theater shootings was back in court today. The former doctorate student was formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder for the July 20th attack during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, in which 12 people died and another 58 were injured.

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Who’s Happier: Married Men or Single Men?

Married men may sometimes look at the freedoms enjoyed by their single buddies with envy, but a new study shows that guys who’ve tied the knot are actually happier overall.

 

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June 17, 1994 — The Most Famous Low Speed Car Chase In History

18 years ago today, the most famous low speed car chase in history took place on California Interstate 405. If for some reason you weren't one of the 95 million or so people watching it while it happened, here's a recap.  A fugitive, OJ Simpson and his friend, Al Cowling took off in OJ's white Ford Bronco leading the police on a chase through the streets and freeways of Los Angeles. OJ eventually surrendered at his Brentwood, CA home after over an hour of pursuit.

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85 On 131? State Highways Are Looking To Up The Speed Limit.

Not in Michigan though. Don't think we will ever see 85 mph on 131 or 96 anytime soon. Legally I mean...;) State officials in Texas are looking to make a stretch of highway between San Antonio and Austin the second fastest road in the world, behind some places in Poland. The toll road would have a legal speed limit of 85. Some roads in Texas already are posted at 80.

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