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DETROIT -- Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end collision. In deciding on the recall, Chrysler avoided a showdown with government safety regulators that could have led to public hearings with witnesses giving details of deadly ...
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While Microsoft has long supported linked accounts for its Hotmail and Outlook email services, the Redmond-based software giant recently noted these can be tempting targets for hackers. In a surprising move, the company has opted to sever those links entirely. On Monday, Microsoft announced it would drop linked accounts for ...
Computerworld - Microsoft today confirmed that it has heavily discounted the Surface RT tablet to universities and K-12 schools, cutting the price of the entry-level model by 60%. It was the third time within a month that Microsoft has launched a Surface RT promotion, hinting at an impending refresh of the tablet. On Monday, Ryan Lowdermilk, a Microsoft technical evangelist, published details ...
Adobe Systems reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday on revenue that came in on target. The software maker's shares rose nearly 4 percent after the bell, following the ...
They Said It
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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At least 13 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a valley Tuesday in northwest China, traffic police said.
The bus, carrying 36 passengers, fell into the valley in Xinjiang Uygur region, Xinhua reported.
At least 23 people were wounded.
The accident took place around 5 p.m. when the bus was travelling to a tourist spot near Changji city.
Heavy fog and poor visibility was blamed for the accident.
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