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Toyota Settles With U.S. Government For $1.2B

The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

03/19/2014

MBTA Trash Cans

What Papers Can You Toss Out?

You’ve done the paper shuffle, now what papers can be placed in the circular file?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/19/2014

Protesters outside the  McDonald's on Tremont St Tuesday. (Photo courtesy: Bernice Corpuz-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

McDonald’s Protests Spotlight Alleged ‘Wage Theft’

Organizers of the fast-food protests for higher wages on Tuesday shifted their sights to another issue affecting workers: practices they say amount to “wage theft.”

03/18/2014

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Are You Doing The Paper Shuffle?

You know, The Paper Shuffle, where you move your piles from one place to the next and maybe back again when you need the dining room table.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/18/2014

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Investors Cheer New Product From iRobot

Shares of iRobot gained more than 7% Monday, after the Bedford company announced its newest video collaboration robot is ready for delivery.

03/17/2014

Craigslist Killing Case

It’s Almost Time For Spring Cleaning!

Spring officially starts on Thursday. But I, for one, never write off the Snow Fairy until Mother’s Day.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/17/2014

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Honda Recalling Nearly 900,000 Odyssey Minivans

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.f

03/15/2014

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Sam Adams Pulls Sponsorship Of Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A major sponsor has pulled out of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston.

03/14/2014

Caribbean Vacation

Create Memories With That Tax Refund

Things don’t make us happy, experiences do!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/14/2014

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Fresh Snowfall Attracts Skiers & Snowboarders To NH Mountains

Skiers and snowboarders headed up Loon Mountain Thursday morning to take advantage of a nice gift from above — plenty of fresh snowfall.

03/13/2014

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Celebrity Endorsements

There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent celebrity endorsements.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Did you know Massachusetts resident Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Wakefield, accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie in the 1930s when the chocolate she used to make her specialty cookies did not fully melt. The chocolate in that batch was from a bar of Nestle bitter chocolate. She reached out to Nestle and they began producing chocolate chips. Thanks, Ruth!!!

Besides the chocolate chip cookie, Massachusetts boasts many more inventions. Click through the gallery to see some of them. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Hub Of Invention

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Did you know that chocolate chip cookies were accidentally invented in Massachusetts. Take a look at some of other things invented in Mass.

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Made In Mass.

Many products, companies and brands with national and global recognition call Massachusetts home. Some of them are family businesses, some are large corporations but all of them have interesting stories.

GPS

Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for a reason.

Ben Affleck

Movies Made In Massachusetts

Seems like every week a new movie is being filmed in Massachusetts. Here is a look at some well know, and not so well known, films shot in the Bay State.

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast On Wall Street

‘Jersey Shore’ On Wall Street

The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” skipped the beach for a day to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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