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Stocks Sink as Oil Prices Continue to Slide, Dow Trims 400-Point Loss


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks sink amid falling oil prices and fears of an economic slowdown around the world.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 177.92 (over 1 percent) to close at 16,027.05, despite sinking 400 points during the day.The NAS

Starbucks Unveils 'Molten Chocolate' Drinks in Time for Valentine's Day


Chris Hondros/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks customers will fall in love with some new drinks this Valentine's Day.On Monday, the coffee company introduced a trio of new Molten Chocolate drinks for February 14 that could warm any cold heart.There's t

Mark Zuckerberg Releases Chinese New Year Video in Mandarin


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- The Zuckerberg family released a video to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year...in Mandarin."Last night at Facebook, we hosted our annual Lunar New Year celebrations," Zuckerberg said in Mandarin in t

Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurants for Company-Wide Meeting


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chipotle restaurants across the nation are temporarily closing Monday in an effort to educate 60,000 employees about the food-borne illnesses that have rocked the company in recent months. Food safety protocol

Mobile Payments App Venmo Suffers Post-Super Bowl Outage


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It's safe to say Super Bowl Sunday was one of the busier nights for mobile payments app Venmo but we'll let you draw your own conclusions as to why.After the Denver Broncos bested the Carolina Panthers to take home the

Super Bowl 50: Meet Doritos' $1 Million Super Bowl Ad Winner


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest is in its 10th and final year and this year’s winner is Jacob Chase, a Los Angeles resident who walked away with $1 million for his Doritos commercial called “Doritos

Tax Tip: Picking a Preparer


iStock/ThinkstockTax season is here. And while you may have all of your documents ready, do you know who's doing your taxes?If you have a tax preparer you trust and who's been able to save you money in the past, chances are you'll probably go back to that

Budweiser Says It Didn't Pay Peyton Manning to Mention Beer


TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Peyton Manning must really love Budweiser.Manning said twice during his post Super Bowl 50 interviews that he plannd to drink a lot of Budweiser Sunday night, but Budweiser's head of communica

Check Out Some of This Year's Super Bowl Ads


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Super Bowl 50 is here, which means one thing (besides football) -- commercials!Here's a round up of some of the commercials airing during the big game.Bud LightAmy Schumer and Seth Rogen get political as they team up for the

Jobs Report Leads US Stocks to Decline


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The latest jobs report pulled the major indexes lower at the close on Friday with major tech stock sell-offs.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 211.75 (over 1 percent) to close at 16204.83.The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 14

Ken Doll Follows Barbie's Lead, Gets Hipster Makeover From Shopping Site


Lyst(NEW YORK) -- Barbie isn't the only one with a new look.Just days after the announcement of Barbie's newly expanded "Fashionista" line, which includes tall, curvy and petite dolls, the U.K. based e-commerce website Lyst released a photo of their versi

Amazon Echo Picks Up Three Helpful New Skills


Amazon(NEW YORK) -- How's this for making your Super Bowl weekend a little more enjoyable?Amazon's Echo speaker can now hail an Uber, order a pizza and play music from Spotify.The tremendously popular Echo, which is a hybrid between a speaker and a person

Economy Adds 151K Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops 0.1%


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Labor released the jobs report for January 2016, and the numbers are worse than economists predicted.  Employers added 151,000 jobs in January as opposed to the 185,000 economists expected,

Why Women Are Raving About Levi's New Wedgie Fit Jeans


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Levi's is behind the hottest trend in denim.The company's newly-launched "wedgie fit" jeans help boost one's booty with specially-designed cups that enhance and lift one's backside, hence the "affectionate and chee

Facebook Messenger Includes a Hidden Chess Game


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There's a secret chess game hidden inside the Facebook Messenger app.Accessing the game is as easy as typing @FBChess play into Messenger. A chess board will then appear within a message with a friend.Here&rsq

Bernie Madoff Sleuth Warns of Three New Ponzi Scams


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least three major Ponzi schemes are currently scamming American investors, according to Harry Markopolos, the man whose warnings about the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme were ignored by the Securities Exchange Commission (SE

Google's AI System to Take on 'Go' Champion Live for $1M Prize


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Google's artificial intelligence system is set to take on the world champion of Go -- a game with trillions of possible moves -- in a live showdown that will be streamed on YouTube.The search engine giant's AlphaGo

Super Bowl 50 in Silicon Valley Gets a Boost from Tech


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Silicon Valley is putting its high-tech touch on Super Bowl 50 to make game day an experience unlike any other.The road to this year's Super Bowl wouldn't have been possible without the Bay Area's most h

Super Bowl 50: The Clydesdales Are Back for Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad


Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Budweiser unveiled its commercial for Super Bowl 50 on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday.The brewer allowed GMA to go behind the scenes of for the making of the spot that features the return of the fami

Zika Virus: Airlines, Cruise Company Allow Employees to Avoid Outbreak Countries


Peshkova/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) --  Lufthansa Airline, Delta and Carnival Cruise Line are among the travel companies stating that employees can change their schedules to avoid work in areas affected by the Zika virus outbreak.The three travel co

Unknown Lotto Winner Hours Away From Forfeiting $63 Million Jackpot


kzenon/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- The winning lottery ticket for a $63 million jackpot possibly sits forgotten in someone’s desk drawer or glove compartment.The deadline for the winner to claim the money for the "Super Lotto Plus," and become a

Markets Move High as Investors Await Latest Jobs Report


stu99/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- The markets moved higher as investors anticipate the government's latest jobs report due out on Friday.The Dow closed up 80 points while the NASDAQ rose five points. The S&P added three points for the day.More peop