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Nissan recalls SUVs to fix brake problems

Updated: 2013-10-24T02:27:25Z

Nissan recalls

More than 188,000 Nissan Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014, Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and Infiniti QX60s from 2014 are being recalled because of brake problems. During light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake software can cause longer-than-expected stopping distances. Nissan knows of no crashes or injuries. Nissan is recalling the SUVs and will reprogram the brakes at no cost.

Motorcycle defect

Suzuki is recalling 210,228 motorcycles in the U.S. because the front brakes might not work properly. The recall involves GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 motorcycles from the 2004 through 2013 model years and GSX-R1000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2013 model years. Suzuki Motor of America Inc. will notify owners starting next month.

Shipping shape

FedEx Corp. projects its busiest shipping day this holiday season will be Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, with online retailers driving an 11 percent increase from 2012 to produce the company’s highest volume in history. FedEx forecasts more than 22 million shipments will move through its global network on Cyber Monday.

On-time improvement

Just one in every five flights was late in August, an improvement from earlier in the summer. The Department of Transportation reported Wednesday that 78.8 percent of flights arrived on time in August. That was significantly better than the on-time arrival rates of 73.1 percent in July and 71.9 percent in June. Among the biggest U.S. airlines, Delta’s on-time performance improved to 85 percent from 74.6 percent in July.

Tainted meat

Reser’s Fine Foods in Topeka is recalling 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the meat products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The meat was shipped to retailers and distributors in 27 states, including Kansas and Missouri.

LinkedIn tool

LinkedIn is offering a new mobile feature that will highlight information about people’s careers in emails being read on iPhones. The tool, called LinkedIn Intro, pulls details from the company’s online professional network so the recipient of an email can learn more about the sender. The information will be limited to what the email senders already allow anyone to see on their LinkedIn profiles unless they already have granted the recipient broader access.

Samsung goes small

Samsung is making a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S4 phone available in the U.S. next month. The screen is 4.3 inches diagonally, compared with 5 inches for the regular S4. Nonetheless, the Mini version is still larger than the latest iPhones. All four national carriers will sell the Mini. Prices weren’t announced.

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