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  • Complaints about cars top annual ranking of most popular U.S. consumer gripes
    welcomia/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Consumers complained about cars more than anything else in 2016, according to an annual report released by consumer watchdogs on Thursday.The list compiled by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) based on an annual survey of state and local consumer ... read more
    BusinessJuly 27, 2017
  • Tech and transport stocks dip as Wall Street gives back some of previous day’s gains
    JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Struggles on Wall Street Thursday for tech and transport stocks, as two of the three major indices fell back following Wednesday gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted 61.31 in gains, closing the day at 21,772.32.The Nasdaq slid to 6,376.52 at the close, a loss of 46.23, while ... read more
    BusinessJuly 27, 2017
  • American Airlines introduces new baggage alerts
    American Airlines(NEW YORK) -- Yet another airline has announced a system to help passengers track their baggage as they travel.American Airlines introduced an alert system this week that would notify customers when they land if their luggage is delayed or already ready for pickup.American will send customers three types of ... read more
    BusinessJuly 27, 2017
  • Amazon to host nation’s largest job fair as part of ‘Jobs Day’
    Amazon(NEW YORK) -- Amazon plans to hold the largest job fair in the country next month as it posts thousands of jobs across its fulfillment network, the company announced Wednesday.According to a press release, Amazon is going to make 50,000 jobs available, and ten of the company's fulfillment centers will ... read more
    BusinessJuly 27, 2017
  • Experts warn parents how Snapchat can hook teens with ‘streaks’
    Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Teens are on their phones more than six-and-a-half hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. More than half of teens text and nearly all use social media apps, and this daily behavior may not be entirely their fault.Many games and social media ... read more
    BusinessJuly 27, 2017
  • Positive day on Wall Street as AT&T reports stronger than expected profits
    tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Communications stocks climbed on Wednesday as the major indices on Wall Street all ended higher. But health stocks weren't as lucky.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed to a close of 21,711.01 -- gaining 97.58 on the day.The Nasdaq jumped 10.57 for the session, ending the day at ... read more
    BusinessJuly 26, 2017
  • Uber adding fee for return of lost items
    Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ride sharing service Uber will begin charging a fee to return lost items.According to tech site Engadget, the company recent updated its policies allowing drivers in certain cities to charge $15 to return an item left behind by a rider. Currently, the policy ... read more
    BusinessJuly 26, 2017
  • ‘Secret’ Disney menu item and food challenge discovered
    AJ Wolfe/Disney Food Blog(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- With Disney fanatics all over the world, it's sometimes difficult for fans to discover anything new.For the die-hards, we bring you the nacho challenge at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.Discovered by AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog and shared with ABC ... read more
    BusinessJuly 26, 2017
  • Couple one visit away from visiting every Cracker Barrel in America
    Tim Boyle/Getty Images(GOSHEN, Ind.) -- Ray and Wilma Yoder of Goshen, Indiana, are on a quest to make Cracker Barrel history.The couple, married for 60 years, are just one visit away from visiting all 645 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations in 44 states across the U.S.“I’ve not had a ... read more
    BusinessJuly 26, 2017
  • Microsoft to keep Paint program after ‘outpouring of support’ from fans
    @Microsoft/Twitter(REDMOND, Wash.) -- Microsoft said it would keep developing its Paint program on Monday amid fears that the 32-year-old application might be killed off in the next Windows 10 update.Last week, the tech firm placed Paint on a list of "deprecated" applications, meaning it was no longer "in active development ... read more
    BusinessJuly 25, 2017