Air Bag Maker Takata Files For Bankruptcy In Japan, USJapanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.
Gas Prices Across Texas Down A Nickel This WeekAAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump statewide was $2.09 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices are also down, dropping 4 cents this week to reach an average $2.28 per gallon.
Kia Tops Car Quality Survey For 2nd Straight YearKia has claimed the top spot in a survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year. Kia owners had 72 problems per 100 vehicles, helping it hold onto the top spot in the survey.
Is Nike Joining The Amazon Roster?Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon. The deal would give Nike better exposure to Amazon's huge customer base.
U.S. Postal Service Releases Image-Changing StampThe U.S. Postal Service has officially unveiled a first-of-its kind stamp that transforms with the touch of a finger thanks to temperature-sensitive ink. It is dedicated to this summer's total solar eclipse.
Consumer Group Raises Concern Over Fidget SpinnersA consumer watchdog group said that those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear. The toys have been highlighted as a potentially hazardous item that parents should avoid.
The Ken Doll Makeover: Heavy-Set, Cornrowed, Ethnically DiverseMattel has released a new, diverse line of Ken dolls to better depict the current generation of American men.
Uber Adds Option To Tip Drivers As It Heads In New DirectionUber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.
New Amazon Service Turns Your Home Into Dressing RoomAmazon is increasingly claiming the territory that was once held exclusively by department stores, and the company is doing so again by essentially placing a dressing room in your house.
UPS Adds New Fee For Holiday Season DeliveriesUPS is adding a new charge for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December. The new fee adds between 27 cents and 97 cents to the shipping prices.
Nike To Slash 1,400 Jobs, Cut Sneaker Styles In ShakeupThe sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs.
Dodge Minivans Recalled For Air Bag ProblemFiat Chrysler is recalling 297,000 minivans in the U.S. and Canada because the driver's front air bag can inflate unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravans from 2011 and 2012.