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2 Million Toilet Flushing Systems Recalled

Product safety regulators announced the recall Thursday after hundreds of people reported explosions in their toilet tanks. The faulty flushing system is made by the brand Flushmate — specifically the Flushmate Three Pressure-Assist Flushing System. It's used by several toilet manufacturers including American Standard and Crane.
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Calif. Budget Plan Cuts Programs To Trim Deficit

California Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on the state's budget. The plan includes deep cuts to social programs. It would also knock three weeks off the school year unless voters approve new taxes proposed by Brown.
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Tesla's New Electric Sedan: Five Passengers, 89 MPG, And No Engine

The Tesla electric car company has high hopes for its new Model S sedan. The five-seater, which hits the streets today, is priced around half what the previous Tesla model, the exclusive Roadster, costs. The EPA rates its range at 265 miles.
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Your New Digital Wallet: In The Cloud But Still Tethered To Fees

PayPal and other tech companies have set their sights on transforming how we shop at retail stores. New services allow customers to pay with their smartphone, or even just a personal identification number and a cellphone number. But these new digital wallets are still tied to transaction fees charged to merchants.
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Why Many Young Adults Might Lose Coverage If Health Law Falls

One of the most popular parts of the health overhaul law is a provision that lets parents keep children on their insurance policies until age 26. Several big insurers say they plan to keep that in place even if the Supreme Court strikes down the rest of the law. But it may not be so easy.
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Kosher: The Hottest Word On Food Labels

Since 2007, a quarter of all new food products carry a "kosher" label? And "gluten-free" claims continue to grow, according to new food marketing data. That's because customers think those claims mean the food is somehow healthier.
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Oracle CEO Purchases Hawaiian Island

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has purchased almost the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai. Melissa Block talks with Mike Wilson, author of a book on Ellison, about the purchase and other eccentric moves by the software magnate.

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