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a.MKE: VOTE! GM recall, BCBS rehab and Cupcake ATM 4.1.14

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Today is an election day in Wisconsin. I found an online voting guide listing issues and government positions up for a vote today in your district: Vote411.org. We don't care how you vote, just get out there and make your voice heard. 

General Motors released a new list of cars being recalled this week because of a sudden loss in power steering. Affected models include Chevy's, Saturn's and a Pontiac. Complete list found here.

The old Blue-Cross Blue Shield building at 4th and Michigan that's been empty for 6 years may finally be repurposed. A Chicago developer wants to turn the 10-story building into 188 apartments. The plan goes to the City Council for approval on April 10th.

I've found another reason to love NYC. The first 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes opened this week on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The cupcake atm is attached to the Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery, and will soon open additional dispensers in Chicago, Las Vegas and Washington DC.