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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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Dunkin' Donuts doubles down on cookie-inspired flavors for the holidays

(NEW YORK) -- Dunkin' Donuts is betting dollars on cookie-flavored doughnuts this holiday season, taking a cue from the huge popularity of its cookie-dough-flavored coffee.

For the 2017 holidays, the ubiquitous doughnut chain is trying out... Read More

Smoking backpack causes panic at Florida airport

(ORLANDO) -- Travelers at Orlando International Airport were sent running when an unattended backpack began smoking on Friday night.

The cause was not an explosive device, as many feared, but rather a camera battery that caught fire.

Ri... Read More

Some companies still paying Puerto Rico employees despite closed stores after hurricanes

(NEW YORK) -- Some companies with locations in Puerto Rico, where hurricanes have caused unprecedented death and destruction and power is not yet restored in many areas, have continued paying their employees despite store closures.

TJX, th... Read More

Iphone X 'Notch Remover' app hits Apple store

(NEW YORK) -- For iPhone X users who want a perfectly rectangular display, they can now splurge on Notch Remover, a new 99 cent app designed to camouflage the top bar that interrupts the complete edge-to-edge display.

After Apple CEO Tim Co... Read More

CEO of SPENT app talks about how his product is helping people save on travel

(NEW YORK) -- Americans spend a lot in November and December, primarily on holiday gifts. For those in need of a getaway, the final months of the year present a tough time to travel.

However, there is one app trying to help people do both.... Read More

Houston's hometown hero 'Mattress Mack' to open furniture store to 'anybody and everybody' on Thanksgiving

(HOUSTON) -- The hometown hero who opened the doors of his furniture store in downtown Houston to anyone seeking shelter during Hurricane Harvey announced that he will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at the same store "for all people who were affect... Read More

Starbucks kicks off holiday season with two-for-one deal

(SEATTLE) -- At Starbucks, the holiday season starts with a two-for-one deal.

Through Monday, customers who buy one holiday beverage will get a second one free -- as long as they purchase their drinks from 2-5 p.m.

Two new drink... Read More