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Manufacturer: Grand Gulf plant could have safety hazard

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — A major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential “substantial safety hazard” with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Claiborne County is among the plants that manufacturer GE ...

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Federal grand jury subpoenas Toyota

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said today it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in New York to submit documents related to problems with rods that connect a vehicle’s steering system to its front wheels. The world’s largest automaker, which is trying to repair a reputation damaged by recalls of millions of cars worldwide since October, said the ...

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Apple to address iPhone problems

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. said it will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss the latest iPhone model, which has been beset by complaints about its antenna. On Monday, Consumer Reports said careful testing has confirmed user reports that holding the phone over a particular spot drastically reduces the signal strength it receives. Covering the spot with duct tape ...

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Families compensated for Chinese drywall damages

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans federal judge has awarded seven Virginia families $2.6 million in damages to pay for the removal of sulfur-emitting drywall made in China that has been linked to corrosion and possible health effects. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon ruled April 7 that all the Chinese-made drywall in their homes should be removed as well as ...

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J.D. Power: Smartphone performance declining

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — As the number of smartphone customers has continued to grow during the past six months, call quality performance has declined during that same period of time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study—Volume 1 released Feb. 17. The semiannual study measures wireless call quality, based on seven problem areas that ...

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Peavey product wins another award

MERIDIAN — For the second year, music-product retailers voted Peavey’s innovative Vypyr Series modeling guitar amplifiers the Amplifier Line of the Year in Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine’s annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. “The response to the Peavey Vypyr modeling amplifiers has been overwhelmingly positive, from music retailers to guitar players,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics. The ...

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Lawmakers want protection from imported drywall

Sen. Thad Cochran (R.Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have joined in asking the federal government to help protect Mississippi consumers from companies and individuals offering questionable solutions for contaminated drywall imported from China. In a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Jon Leibowitz, the Mississippi senators joined in formally asking the FTC to investigate companies and individuals offering drywall ...

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