Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Freddy Jerez, of Hollywood, Fla., fills out a job application during a job fair in Sunrise. Fla. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics released Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That's down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2010 file photo shows a palm tree behind a Toyota sign at Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Fla. Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

DETROIT (AP) — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed.

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