FCC announces new rules to help block illegal robocalls

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted rules that would allow phone companies to take proactive steps to block illegal robocalls.

The agency notes that unwanted calls, a category that includes illegal rob... Read More

Know your renter's rights: Eight tips for tenants

(NEW YORK) -- When Evette Plata moved out of her Florida rental home, she was determined to recoup her $1,175 security deposit. She called the rental office and got their move-out instructions. She hired her cousin’s cleaning company and said s... Read More

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting fetches record $450M at Christie's auction in New York

(NEW YORK) -- A rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci auctioned in New York on Wednesday night fetched over $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold.

Fewer than 20 paintings by the Italian artist exist.

The 500... Read More

Tech stock tumble leads to down day on Wall Street

(NEW YORK) -- A down day for tech stocks pushed Wall Street lower on Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 138.19, closing at 23,271.28.

The Nasdaq finished the session at 6,706.21, a slide of 31.66 from its open, ... Read More

Forever 21 investigating possible data breach

(NEW YORK) -- Forever 21 may be the latest retailer to have been hit by a credit card breach, the company announced on Tuesday night.

In a Read More

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after TSA finds gun in his bag

(ST. LOUIS) -- A 51-year-old first officer for Southwest Airlines was arrested Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. at St. Louis Lambert International Airport for unlawful use of a weapon after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered a ... Read More

Self-help author Gretchen Rubin talks finding happiness in her own life

(NEW YORK) -- As a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Gretchen Rubin asked the pioneer what she thought was the secret to happiness.

“And she answered me right away. She knew exactly what her answer was. And sh... Read More

13,900 hoverboards recalled for battery fire risk

(NEW YORK) -- Seven companies are issuing new hoverboard recalls after discovering that the battery packs may pose a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Tuesday's recall involves 13,900 units, bringing th... Read More

Lawsuit: Some female Uber passengers have 'endured rape, physical violence' from drivers

(NEW YORK) -- A lawsuit filed against Uber on Tuesday alleges "thousands" of female passengers have endured "rape, sexual assault, physical violence and gender-motivated harassment" while using the popular ride-hailing service.

The lawsuit... Read More

US stocks close lower as oil prices fall, GE drops

(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the red on Tuesday as oil prices sunk.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 30.23 (-0.13 percent) to finish at 23,409.47.

The Nasdaq fell 19.72 (-0.29 percent) to close at 6,737.87, while th... Read More

NTSB finds 'weak safety culture' at Amtrak after fatal Pennsylvania crash

(NEW YORK) -- Following a 19-month investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board identified 20 different factors that contributed to the April 2016 crash that killed two veteran Amtrak employees and injured 39 passengers when the company's ... Read More

Plaza's 'Home Alone 2' package lets guests live it up

(NEW YORK) -- It's been 25 years since the release of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. To celebrate, the Plaza Hotel, which plays a prominent role in the film, is offering a package that allows guests to live it up like Kevin McAllister.
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Thanksgiving travel: 5 ways to save on flights

(NEW YORK) -- Flying over Thanksgiving: For many, it's a necessary evil. So how can a traveler save money and arrive in time for turkey dinner, with Hopper showing average airfare at $325 per ticke... Read More

Consumer goods companies lead US stocks slightly higher

(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday, but uncertainty over tax reform and tumbling General Electric shares weighed on stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 17.49 (+0.07 percent) to finish at 23,439.70.
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