Thursday , 25 May 2017

Business News

BBB issues nationwide warning about Payless Car Rental

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Better Business Bureau is issuing a nationwide warning to customers about Payless Car Rental, a major car rental company found at airports across the country. The BBB says it has received more than 800 complaints about Payless in the past three years and has given the company an “F” rating. Now the organization is urging attorney ... Read More »

Ride the Na'vi River at Pandora: The World of Avatar, Fla.) — At the center of the highly-anticipated Pandora: The World of Avatar are two new rides: Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. The land, located inside Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park, opens May 27. ABC News got a preview of the the park’s largest expansion in history and the chance to enjoy the rides. Na’vi River ... Read More »

New TSA procedures target electronics, food

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration is testing new screening procedures that will require travelers to remove electronics bigger than cellphones and some food items from their bags and place them in bins to be screened separately, ABC News has confirmed. If passengers don’t comply, their bag may be opened for a manual inspection. There is no specific threat associated ... Read More »

Bag containing moon dust from Apollo 11 expected to sell for millions at auction

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 50 years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong famously made his mark on the moon. When Armstrong returned from the Apollo 11 mission, he had a bag containing rock fragments and dust he collected from the moon’s surface. But over the years the bag mysteriously disappeared. Now these important space artifacts will go up for auction on July ... Read More »

$24 million lottery winner comes forward two days before deadline

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On May 23, a new millionaire was made when a winner came forward to claim a $24 million New York Lottery prize just two days before the ticket was set to expire, according to a news release from the organization. The lucky individual, who will be identified at a later date pending New York Lottery security’s background ... Read More »

Loved ones search for Manchester missing on social media after concert attack

ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) — Families and friends of concertgoers who are still missing after the Manchester bombing have taken to social media hoping to find their loved ones. Social media has become a useful tool to help locate missing people in the wake of a terror attack or natural disaster. More than 14 million tweets have been posted about the ... Read More »

US stocks close higher with fourth straight day of gains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A fourth straight day in the green for U.S. stocks as Wall Street nearly earned back last week’s losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 43.08 (+0.21 percent) to finish at 20,937.91. The Nasdaq gained 5.09 (+0.08 percent) to close at 6,138.71, and the S&P 500 finished at 2,398.42, up 4.40 (+0.18 percent) from its open. Crude ... Read More »

Lawn company gives 11-year-old who wanted a job his own lawn mower

iStock/Thinkstock(DUNN, N.C.) — An 11-year-old boy who approached a stranger for a summer lawn mowing job received an even bigger reward for his work ethic: tools to start his own lawn business. Q’yaron Gadson, 11, was surprised last Friday with a brand new lawn mower, weed-eater and the gas needed to fuel them. The surprise gifts were orchestrated by Bobby ... Read More »

Facebook Live to get personal on the public platform

Courtesy Facebook(NEW YORK) — When Facebook made its Facebook Live feature available around the world in 2016, it gave users the ability to simulate spending time with friends regardless of how far the actual distance between them. Now, the social-networking company has added a few new features to make the live encounters even more personal. Facebook on Tuesday unveiled “Live ... Read More »