Business Report: Mercedes recalling almost a million cars

Mercedes is recalling one millions cars and SUV’s due to a fire hazard, and Apple devices are losing popularity in the classroom.

Mercedes is recalling about one million cars and SUV’s worldwide due to a starter part that can overheat and cause fires. certain C-class, E-class and CLA cars as well as GLA and GLC SUV’s from model years 2015 to 2017 are included in the recall.

The German automaker has report ed 51 fires worldwide with about 30 of those fires here in the us, but so far no report s of any injuries related to the issue.

In other business news, Apple devices have been losing ground in American classrooms to Google Chromebooks, the inexpensive laptops that run Google’s chrome operating system and are made by Samsung, Acer and other computer makers. Chromebooks accounted for about 58% of the 12.6 million mobile devices shipped to schools last year, up from 50% in 2015. But shipments of iPads and Mac’s fell to 19%, down from 25% in 2015.