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U.S. gasoline prices expected to jump further

The U. S. national average retail gasoline price, which has jumped 2.6 cents in the last one week period to $3.50 per gallon, will likely jump further in the coming weeks, as per gasoline price website GasBuddy. com.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy. com, said the gasoline prices might slow nationally in the near future but the peak in prices was yet to be seen.

Refineries will soon undergo one of their two yearly maintenance seasons. The wrap up of refineries for maintenance often leads to increase in gasoline prices.

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WhatsApp won’t compromise on users’ privacy: Jan Koum

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has assured that the standalone messaging app will not change its values and compromise on its users' data even after the app's acquisition by Facebook.

Koum stressed that if partnering with the world's biggest social-networking site would have meant that WhatsApp had to change its values, it would not have entered the deal.

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Barnes & Noble to deliver Nook media to Microsoft’s Consumer Reader app

Barnes & Noble Inc., the world's largest bookseller, will reportedly stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Microsoft Windows and instead collaborate with the Redmond-based software giant to offer a new reader app.

As per a recent 8-K Securities & Exchange Commission filing by Barnes & Noble, the bookseller will deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app.

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United flights to offer new entertainment option

United Airlines will roll out a new entertainment system on its U. S. flights starting April this year.

The carrier has announced that passengers on its flights in the U. S. will be able to enjoy movies and television shows on their devices for free. The new entertainment system will enable passengers to stream content straight to their devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones, and watch them during their journey.

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Faulty air-bags cause 303 deaths in GM cars: watchdog group says

More than three hundred drivers and front-seat passengers died in accidents due to faulty air bags system in two models of General Motors (GM) that the auto giant recalled around a month back, a watchdog group said.

The Friedman Research Corp. reviewed the air bag failures in GM cars from model years 2003-2012, and found that a total of 303 people died after the air bags in their cars failed to deploy. Friedman Research Corp. was commissioned by consumer group Center for Auto Safety.

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