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Domino’s Introduces Specialty Chicken as New $5.99 Menu Item

Domino’s has introduced a new item on their menu called, “Specialty Chicken.” It includes 12 pieces of boneless chicken and layers of Domino’s sauces, cheeses and pizza toppings to create four varieties of the side item: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon. The Specialty Chicken will be available in Domino’s $5.99 mix-and-match... 

Walmart Partners with Wild Oats in Effort to Make Organic Food Cheaper

Walmart plans to start selling organic foods for a cheaper price after it’s partnership with Wild Oats. Walmart announced Thursday that it would be partnering with Wild Oats, a prominent health food label, in efforts to expand the organic food options and drive down the price of organic foods across the country. “We know our customers are interested in purchasing organic products and, traditionally,... 

Largest Toyota Recall Affecting 6.4 Million Vehicles for Various Defects

Toyota announced their largest recall in history, involving more than six million vehicles for problems affecting various parts – from seats to steering wheels. Certain Model Years 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles were recalled over the air-bag module. The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles... 

Uninsured Americans Reaches Lowest Rate Since 2008 Thanks to Obamacare

A recent Gallop poll released on Monday, showed 15.6% of Americans don’t have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008. African-Americans and low-income Americans saw the most drop in the uninsured rate. Among people with household incomes of less than $36,000 a year, the share of uninsured dropped by 3.2 percentage points from levels at the end of 2013. African-Americans saw their... 

Quiznos Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection to Help Restructure Company

Quiznos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt by more than $400 million. Quiznos listed debt of more than $500 million in Chapter 11 documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. The chain said Friday that it voluntarily filed to reorganize to implement a pre-packaged restructuring plan. Senior lenders “overwhelmingly” support the plan and the chain... 

Honda to Stop Production of Insight Hybrid Vehicle

Honda will stop production of their Insight hybrid vehicle after sales weren’t able to hold up to their competitor, the Toyota Prius. Sales of the Insight numbered at 4,802 last year, compared to 145,172 for the Prius, making it the second-worst selling car in the Honda brand lineup, behind the CR-Z hybrid, according to researcher Autodata Corp. The Insight was the first hybrid vehicle in the... 

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 Update

Apple issued an iOS 7.0.6 update on Friday morning to resolve a minor issue with SSL connection verification. The new update is available by accessing the Software Update option in the native Settings application on a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The security update can also be installed by connecting a device to a Mac or PC and downloading iOS 7.0.6 through iTunes. If you want to download... 

Porsche Recalls 2014 911 GT3 Due to Fire Risk

Porsche issued a voluntary recall the new 911 GT3 sports car and has told owners to stop driving them immediately due to a possible fire risk. Volkswagen-owned Porsche announced Thursday that it would be inspecting all 785 of the 2014 vehicles which includes 408 models in the U.S. This decision was made “after engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire,”... 

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrid Cars Due to Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch that could slow down or bring the car to a halt. Although there are no reported incidents, Toyota is aware of a problem with the software in affected cars and says, “The setting of the software could cause higher thermal stress in certain transistors within the booster converter, and these transistors... 

Corvette Museum Sinkhole in Kentucky Swallows 8 Cars

Wednesday morning a 40-foot sinkhole in Kentucky swallowed eight Corvette’s at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. It happened just before 5:30 a.m. CST, the sinkhole had started to form, and by 5:44 a.m. motion detectors started going off, the museum said. No one was in or around the museum at the time, said executive director Wendell Strode. Using remote-controlled drones, geologists... 
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