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Lawsuits Mount As Apple Manages Fallout From Revelation Of Slowed iPhones

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Owners of iPhones from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.

While Apple’s apologies and response to its slowing down of older phones might help on the public relations front, the legal issues are another matter.

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Apple Issues Apology After Admitting To Slowing Down Older iPhones

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Apple is doing damage control after iPhone owners expressed outrage when the company admitted to intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve battery life. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, who is covering the story for Slate, now that Apple has put out an unsigned apology.

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Homeowners Debate Whether To Prepay 2018 Property Taxes

Friday, December 29th, 2017

The IRS said Wednesday that homeowners shouldn’t prepay next year’s property taxes — leaving many of them in legal limbo. David Greene talks to David Harrison of The Wall Street Journal.

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In Houston, Thousands Remain Displaced As Harvey Recovery Continues

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Damaged furniture and personal belongings sit in front of a flooded home in September in Richwood, Texas. Several months after Hurricane Harvey hit southern Texas, residents are still navigating the long recovery process.

Thousands of residents are still living in hotels and rental housing while they await insurance money to help them rebuild homes that were flooded in Hurricane Harvey this summer.

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Power Outage At Disneyland Shuts Down Several Attractions

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Those stuck on the “It’s a small world” ride were very unlucky. A generator kicked in and the ride’s notoriously grating music played for 30 minutes. Power was restored to the park a short time later.

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