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  • Comedian Heather McDonald talks career, motherhood and the ‘Juicy Scoop’

    Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When Heather McDonald realized that she “hated” her job as an assistant buyer for a major department store, she decided to stand up–in a comedy club.“I’d been thinking about it since I was a little girl.”“People used to tell me, even my music teacher in … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • US stocks close higher, Dow jumps 196 points

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the green on Tuesday as investors were feeling more optimistic about tax reform.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 196.14 (+0.90 percent) to finish at 21,899.89.The Nasdaq jumped 84.35 (+1.36 percent) to close at 6,297.48, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,452.51, up 24.14 … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • Total solar eclipse was the perfect backdrop for proposals across the country

    Rebecca K Clark Photography(NEW YORK) — Love was in the air for many couples during the total solar eclipse.As the skies darkened and the temperatures dropped, they used the rare occasion as the perfect opportunity to pop the question.Aaron Hrenak and Kaitlin McNeely of St. Charles, Missouri, were one of … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • ‘What Would You Do?’ recap: Sales clerk refuses to sell clothes to transgender woman

    Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here is a recap of this week’s episode of “What Would You Do?” with ABC’s John Quiñones.What would you do: Shopping while transgenderA transgender woman is shopping for a dress at a women’s boutique. The sales clerk refuses to sell clothes to her because she is transgender. … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-21
  • The most expensive days of the year to fly

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one wants to think about Thanksgiving now. Not when there’s still a sliver of summer left.But it’s an absolute must for anyone who will be traveling during the November holiday, especially those who will head to the airport on the two most popular days of the … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Mastercard working to shut down use of cards on websites that incite violence

    Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mastercard has decided to shut down the use of their credit cards on websites that incite hate and violence. In a statement released Saturday afternoon, the company spoke of the recent violence that occurred in Charlottesville and the “dangers of extremism.” They … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Wrestling to boost Chinese interest

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images(SINGAPORE) — World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is making its video streaming service available to the Chinese market in an attempt to tap into a new customer base. WWE’s service will be available through its Chinese  partners PPTV. Subscribers will be required to downlaod an app to access the … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Heineken-Punch Taverns pub deal cleared by CMA

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Heineken has been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority(CMA) to takeover part of Punch Taverns. Heineken will buy 1,895 Punch pubs and the Private equity firm Patron Capital will buy the remaining 1,329 pubs in the Punch estate. The CMA released a statement … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Five important questions to ask yourself before boarding a cruise

    James D. Morgan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — So you’ve done your research to choose a cruise line that suits your personality and selected a specific ship and itinerary that looks perfect.Before your dream vacation commences, however, there are still several final details that require your consideration. These are some of the … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-19
  • US stocks close mostly lower, Foot Locker plummets

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street marked a second week of losses as U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 76.22 (-0.35 percent) to finish at 21,674.51.The Nasdaq slid 5.39 (-0.09 percent) to close at 6,216.53, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,425.55, down 4.46 (-0.18 percent) … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • High school custodian earns degree to become teacher

    Fayette County Public Schools(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — After spending seven years working as a custodian at a Kentucky high school, Lowell Outland walked back into the same school as a full-time teacher on Wednesday.Outland, 59, is now teaching many of the same students who saw him cleaning the campus and helping … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Businesses offer stellar specials for total solar eclipse

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Even though parts of the U.S. will be in partial darkness thanks to the total solar eclipse on Monday, consumers across the country will be able to score some shining deals both inside and outside of the eclipse’s path of totality.Check out the list of businesses rolling … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Expectant mom has fun maternity shoot at her favorite store

    Inspired By A True Story Photography(NEW YORK) — One Target-loving mom decided to return to the store to celebrate her third child. Page Miller, a professional photographer, told ABC News she lives approximately four minutes away from her local target in St. Louis, Missouri. “Really, to get anywhere in my … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Google awards Uruguay high school student $10K for finding security bug

    Leon Neal/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A 17-year-old high school student from Uruguay who taught himself computer programming was awarded $10,000 from Google for discovering a security bug. Ezequiel Pereira, of Montevido, Uruguay discovered the bug last month during a break from school. I was really bored at home, during my … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Total solar eclipse 2017: How to save money on travel and avoid scams

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Monday is predicted to be one of the busiest travel days of 2017 as millions of people flock to the 14 states across the United States in the path of the total solar eclipse.In South Carolina, the last state on the eclipse’s path, hotel occupancy along the … read more
    Source: Business News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-17