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Woman makes amazing masterpieces out of smoothies

ivandzyuba/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Smoothie art on Instagram is giving a whole new meaning to “playing with your food.”Hazel Zakariya, 30, has amassed a wide following on the social ...

FCC eases restrictions on media consolidation

FCC (WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission made good Thursday on a promise made by Chairman Ajit Pai last month by eliminating restrictions on ownership of multiple media outlets ...

Investors encouraged as House Republicans pass tax plan

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As the Republican-held House of Representatives passed their version of the party's tax reform bill on Thursday, prompting a late-day rally on Wall Street.The Dow ...

Mystery shrouds Leonardo da Vinci painting that smashed records at auction

AVNphotolab/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- All eyes were locked on Lot 9 in a packed salesroom at Christie's auction house in New York during 19 minutes of feverish bidding Wednesday ...

Through Fannie Mae, US taxpayers provide backing for some rental home giants

hikesterson/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Some renters of homes owned by the “billion-dollar landlords” highlighted in an ABC News investigation might be surprised to learn that they, as taxpayers, have ...

FCC announces new rules to help block illegal robocalls

BrianAJackson/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted rules that would allow phone companies to take proactive steps to block illegal robocalls.The agency notes that unwanted calls, ...

Know your renter's rights: Eight tips for tenants

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When Evette Plata moved out of her Florida rental home, she was determined to recoup her $1,175 security deposit. She called the rental office and ...

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting fetches record $450M at Christie's auction in New York

Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci auctioned in New York on Wednesday night fetched over $450 million, making it ...

Tech stock tumble leads to down day on Wall Street

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A down day for tech stocks pushed Wall Street lower on Wednesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 138.19, closing at 23,271.28.The Nasdaq finished the session ...

Forever 21 investigating possible data breach

LDProd/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Forever 21 may be the latest retailer to have been hit by a credit card breach, the company announced on Tuesday night.In a press release, ...

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after TSA finds gun in his bag

Southwest Airlines (ST. LOUIS) -- A 51-year-old first officer for Southwest Airlines was arrested Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. at St. Louis Lambert International Airport for unlawful use of ...

Self-help author Gretchen Rubin talks finding happiness in her own life

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Gretchen Rubin asked the pioneer what she thought was the secret to happiness.“And she ...

13,900 hoverboards recalled for battery fire risk

CPSC.gov (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 ...

Lawsuit: Some female Uber passengers have 'endured rape, physical violence' from drivers

Uber (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 ...

US stocks close lower as oil prices fall, GE drops

iStock/Thinkstock (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 ...

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