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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans is recalling a batch of pumpkin rolls because the baked goods may contain pieces of clear plastic from the packaging that may present a choking hazard.

The western New York-based grocery chain says Wednesday it’s undertaking the voluntary recall after complaints by customers.

The bakery pumpkin rolls were sold between Sept. 1 and Tuesday in all of the chain’s 81 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.


Embassy’s use of website raises digital-piracy concerns

The State Department is reviewing a U.S. embassy’s use of a popular Vietnamese website laden with pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual-property rights.

Spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday that the Hanoi embassy’s social-media account with was created to reach out to Vietnamese youth in a restricted environment but that concerns about digital piracy on the site had prompted it to reconsider.


Eastman-Kodak losses hit $312 million in 3rd quarter

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak says its losses widened to $312 million in the third quarter as the photo and printing company struggles to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

The loss reported late Tuesday compares with a loss of $222 million at the same time last year.


Hacking of 3.5 million returns largest vs. a state tax agency

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Specialists say that the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns is the largest cyberattack against a state tax agency in the nation.

Paul Stephens of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in California says there have been larger attacks against both private companies and the federal government that revealed information that could lead to identity fraud.

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