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TripAdvisor names travelers' picks for top beaches in the world
DigitalVision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Travel website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice award for the best beaches in the U.S. and around the world.According to the site's press release, the list is determined based on "the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period."1. Baia do Sancho, Brazil TripAdvisor says that this beach is beautiful to visit year-round, and lists it as the top attraction in the Fernando de Noronha area of Brazil.2. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos From snorkeling to parasailing to private fishing trips, Grace Bay has plenty...
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The Sharks of ‘Shark Tank’ dish on their biggest regrets and best deals
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- ABC’s 20/20 anchors David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas sat down with the all of the Sharks, except for Lori Grenier, to celebrate Shark Tank’s seven-and-a-half-year journey leading up to their $100 million in deals made on the show.THIS is an interactive interview that you get to moderate. Anytime you want to direct the conversation navigate to the menu and select a topic from the list.On the ABC News app? Click HERE to watch this interactive video. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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US stocks close higher as Dow sets 11th straight record
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average set an 11th straight record on Friday.The Dow jumped 11.44 (+0.05 percent) to finish at 20,821.76.The Nasdaq gained 9.80 (+0.17 percent) to close at 5,845.31, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,367.34, up 3.53 (+0.15 percent) from its open.Crude oil prices were nearly 1 percent lower; about $54 a barrel.Winners and Losers: Nordstrom shares climbed 6 percent after reporting earnings that beat forecasts, despite President Trump's recent criticism of the department store.J.C. Penney announced it will close 130-140 of its stores over the next few months, causing shares to tumble 6...
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Lost antique engagement ring found thanks to comments section in Georgia newspaper
ABC News (DALTON, Ga.) -- When Wanda Nations lost her sentimental decades-old engagement ring in the parking lot of a restaurant on Feb. 9, she said she had little hope of ever finding it again.“It was cool that night, very cool, and my ring I suppose was slipping down on my finger,” Nations, of Dalton, Georgia, told ABC News. “I’ve also lost about 30 pounds, so I knew it was loose, but it didn’t feel that loose.”After she and her husband, Pete, searched the entire Western Sizzlin’ restaurant and parking lot in the dark with a flashlight to no avail,...
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JCPenney to close up to 140 stores, two distribution facilities
Noam Galai/Getty Images (PLANO, Texas) -- While JCPenney did well during this past holiday season, posting its first quarterly profit in six years, the company has decided to close about 13 percent of its stores in an effort to sustain profitability and compete against online retailers."In 2016, we achieved our $1 billion EBITDA target and delivered a net profit for the first time since 2010; however, we believe we must take aggressive action to better align our retail operations for sustainable growth," JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement Friday.This "aggressive action" includes closing two distribution facilities and 130...
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Woman speechless to learn she won $2M jackpot in Powerball drawing
iStock/Thinkstock (NEWARK, N.J.) -- A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot -- and her stunned reaction was captured on video.Jessica Macarone learned of her lottery win in front of reporters at the News Day newsstand in Newark, New Jersey, where she purchased the Powerball ticket. Macarone returned to the newsstand on Thursday to check her numbers.“Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me,” Macarone, of South Bound Brook, New Jersey, said in front of cameras, before high-fiving and hugging a nearby companion. “This is real?”Macarone, an attorney who...
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Little Tikes recalls 540,000 toddler swings over faulty seats
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (WASHINGTON) -- Little Tikes is recalling approximately 540,000 toddler swings over a faulty seat that can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.The recall affects 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings that were sold at stores nationwide and online between November 2009 and May 2014.According to Little Tikes: "The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to '10', '11', '12' or '13', it is included in...
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Dow logs tenth straight record day
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mostly higher on Thursday as the Dow posted its tenth straight record close.The Dow gained 34.72 (+0.17 percent) to finish at 20,810.32.The Nasdaq lost 25.12 (-0.43 percent) to close at 5,835.51, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,363.81, up 0.99 (+0.04 percent) from its open.Crude oil prices were 1.44 percent higher, hitting just over $54 a barrel.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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86-year-old Georgia man donates $400K in recycling profits to charity
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An 86-year-old Georgia man has donated approximately $400,000 to a local charity over the course of about 30 years, using money he received from recycling.Johnny Jennings, of Ringgold, Georgia, began recycling decades ago as a way to bond with his only child, a son named Brent Jennings. "We used to use it as time together," Brent Jennings told ABC News. "We'd walk roads and pick up cans and sell it and take the money and put it in a savings account. When I bought my first house, I had enough from recycling to make my first...
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Google reportedly to take on Uber with expansion of Waze carpool service
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Google may be stepping up to compete with Uber. The tech company is developing a carpool service by expanding its Waze navigation app, according to a Wall Street Journal report.Watch ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis discuss Google’s Waze expansion: ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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The one "Shark Tank" deal Mark Cuban regrets not making
Courtesy John Tabis (NEW YORK) -- When founder John Tabis brought The Bouqs Company to ABC’s Shark Tank in 2014, it seemed that all the “sharks” hated the product.“We all passed on it,” shark Robert Herjavec told ABC News.The Bouqs Company disrupts the flower delivery system by selling directly to consumers. It cuts out the layers of middlemen normally in the process.“Flowers are largely sourced in the U.S., out of Ecuador and Colombia and, as a result, have a very long and convoluted supply chain. They go from farmers to exporters to importers to wholesalers to florists and then you...
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Jobless claims jump to 244K
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims spiked higher last week, increasing by 6,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 18, the number of people filing for benefits jumped from a revised level of 238,000 the previous week to 244,000. The Labor Department said there were no "special factors" impacting that week's figures.Now at 241,000, four-week moving average, however, decreased by 4,000 to its lowest level since July 21,1973.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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