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Beware of asking your smart device to look up a phone number, Better Business Bureau warns

(NEW YORK) -- The Better Business Bureau issued a new warning on Friday cautioning consumers to not ask voice assistant-enabled smart devices to find and call phone numbers for companies because it could lead you to a scam.According to the nonprofit BBB, when some customers ask devices such as Google…... Read More

Walmart says it sells 20 percent of ammunition in US, defends gun sales after mass shootings

(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Since 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, and another shooting at a Mississippi Walmart in July left two people dead, the megastore -- which estimates it sells one out of every 50 guns sold, and…... Read More

New York City hosts first dog restaurant week

(NEW YORK) -- Starting this Sunday, New York City is going to the dogs.Dog lovers can dine out with their four-legged friends from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25 at a variety of local dog-friendly outdoor patios across Manhattan and Brooklyn for Dog Restaurant Week.The first of its kind in New…... Read More

What is an inverted yield curve? It's a recession's canary in a coal mine

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst day of 2019 on Wednesday, and economists offered an obscure culprit: an inverted yield curve.What is it, and why did it spook investors?On Aug. 14, the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds briefly fell below that of two-year bonds. That…... Read More

Dow closes flat, holding most of Wednesday's steep losses

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stock markets traded mostly flat on Thursday, in essence holding most of Wednesday's steep losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 0.39% or 100 points higher to end the day at 25,578.39, holding most of the largest losses of the year from Wednesday on recession cues from…... Read More

What you can do now to protect your finances in the event of a recession

(NEW YORK) -- With growing fears of a recession after the worst trading day of 2019 on Wall Street, here's what you need to know about how to protect your money.ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis shares advice and best practices for people looking to protect…... Read More

5 clothing rental services that will keep your wardrobe in constant rotation

(NEW YORK) -- Rent The Runway has led the charge when it comes to borrowing your wardrobe through a subscription service.Now, multiple companies, as well as major retailers, are following suit, making fashion more accessible. At the end of July, one of those company called Nuuly, said that it would…... Read More

What pet owners needs to know about flying with their dogs

(NEW YORK) -- Booking a plane ticket is often as simple as the click of a few buttons -- except when flying with your dog.Then, this relatively simple process becomes a bit more complicated due to specific rules, restrictions and regulations put in place in order to ensure your dog’s…... Read More

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(NEW YORK) -- The Force is strong with these Barbies.Barbie just announced a collaboration with Star Wars and revealed a new line of Barbie dolls that pays homage to Star Wars: A New Hope with some fashionable flair.The three new collectible dolls are modeled after iconic characters, Princess Leia, Darth…... Read More

Dow drops 800 points, marking worst day for stock market this year

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 800 points on Wednesday, as investors suffered their worst day of the year as new concerns arose over data on global economic growth.The tumble followed a series of concerning economic indicators from Germany and China, signaling renewed recession fears…... Read More

Toy guns removed from Florida store after dad complains they look too realistic

(WINTERHAVEN, Fla.) -- Multiple toy guns have been pulled from a Florida convenience store after a concerned customer complained they looked too realistic and could create potentially dangerous situations for children playing with them.Eliseo Way, the father of three who complained, said he specifically thought of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old…... Read More

How reframing your approach to finances can alleviate stress, help with self-care

(NEW YORK) -- Money is a common cause of stress, but applying self-care to approach finances is a great way to alleviate stress and refocus your mind. As part of Good Morning America's Self Care Nation series, ABC News' chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis shared tips to reframe the way…... Read More

Woman sues American Airlines, claims emotional support dog was locked in plane restroom

(MIAMI) -- A Miami woman is suing American Airlines, accusing a flight attendant of mistreating her and locking her emotional support dog in an airplane bathroom for an hour. Avigail Diveroli, who claims she suffers from severe anxiety, said her "medically necessary comfort animal," Simba, was quarantined in the bathroom…... Read More

Texas 'wedding crasher' on the loose, allegedly stealing couples’ gifts, authorities say

(NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas) -- A wedding goer has been sneaking in and cashing out at weddings in Texas, authorities say.“The suspect arrives uninvited to weddings, poses as a guest and then steals the gifts,” the Comal County Crime Stoppers organization said in a Facebook post.The suspect, referred to by authorities…... Read More