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NY sues Target, Walmart for selling toy jewelry kits high in lead

(NEW YORK) -- New York State is suing the Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly selling a toy jewelry kit containing lead levels up to 10 times higher than the federal limit, state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood's office announced on Thursday.Authorities allege that those retailers…... Read More

Google Maps launches transit option for Lime e-scooters and bikes in 13 cities

(NEW YORK) -- Lime, the e-bike and scooter company, will be integrated into Google Maps as a transportation option and launched in 13 cities around the globe, the companies said.Icons for available Lime vehicles — whether they are bicycles or electric bikes or scooters — will begin appearing on Thursday…... Read More

Amazon, big box stores offering special speedy holiday shipping leading up to Christmas

(NEW YORK) -- Attention last-minute Christmas shoppers, there's still time to get all your gifts before Dec. 25 thanks to online retailers adjusting their rush shipping promotions.Amazon announced Thursday it would extend its holiday free shipping promotion to Dec. 18 to all customers with no minimum purchase.The online retailer also…... Read More

Apple announces $1 billion campus in Texas

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Apple is expanding its presence in the U.S. as a part of a billion-dollar investment that the company said would generate at least 5,000 new jobs.The iPhone maker will build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and…... Read More

Female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office

(LOS ANGELES) -- This year has been a pivotal time for women in Hollywood with the emergence of the Time’s Up and the #MeToo movements.Feminism has been pushed to the forefront, and more women in film are raising their voices for gender equality in show business.A recent study examining top-grossing…... Read More

Amazon workers in Staten Island announce plans to unionize

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse are launching a campaign to unionize, officials at the retail workers union confirmed on Wednesday.Employees at the Staten Island facility spoke about what they called problematic workplace conditions at a press conference in front of New York City Hall.The news…... Read More

'Sesame Street' takes on homelessness with a Muppet named Lily

(NEW YORK) -- "Sesame Street" is bringing back an old friend to help tackle the issue of homelessness among kids.Lily, a 7-year-old Muppet, and her family are staying with friends on Sesame Street after losing their home.She will be featured in new videos, interactive activities for families and storybooks available…... Read More

A McLaren SUV? Why it will never happen

(NEW YORK) -- Lamborghini, Porsche and Maserati have one. Ferrari and Aston Martin are working on theirs.But don’t expect an SUV from McLaren. The British supercar maker just unveiled its latest model, the sleek, $315,000 720S Spider. “There are three reasons why there will not be a McLaren SUV,” Tony…... Read More

Good Samaritan gives away frequent flyer miles to fly people home for the holidays

(NEW YORK) -- An entrepreneur who travels the world for work has made the holidays brighter for a group of complete strangers by giving them his frequent flyer miles.Peter Shankman’s donation is allowing five people from across the country to fly home over the holidays.“It’s pretty neat,” said Shankman, a…... Read More

BBB: Deceptive 'free trial' offers, fake celebrity endorsements are a billion dollar problem

(NEW YORK) -- Millions of people in the U.S. have been victimized by scams involving “free trial” offers or subscription plans in disguise, both of which are often promoted with deceptive ads, some with fake celebrity endorsements, according to a new Better Business Bureau report.The report, released exclusively to ABC…... Read More

CEO pens post to working parents and the internet is cheering

(NEW YORK) -- A CEO is making news. Not because of a deal she brokered or a company she acquired.She's making news by telling working parents to go home.Charity Delmo, the CEO and founder of Ideal Visa Consultancy in the Philippines, has a new rule: "Family over boss."Delmo's now-viral post…... Read More