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Companies
Dec 26, 2014 9:23am

Gift Cards, Returns Combine for 2nd-Best Shopping Day

Morning Money Memo: Let’s call it “Bringback Friday.” Retailers are expecting the second busiest shopping day of the year today, as stores prepare for an onslaught of post-Christmas shoppers preparing to buy or return their gifts from Santa. Millions of less-than-satisfied gift receivers will look… Read More »

The Note
Dec 23, 2014 8:46pm

Man With Alleged Bag of Ecstasy Arrested at US Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a checkpoint at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon allegedly in possession of a large quantity of Ecstasy pills, prompting a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, ABC News has learned exclusively. The man, identified by USCP as Dennis… Read More »

Companies
Dec 23, 2014 8:57am

Keurig (GMCR) Coffee Machines Added to List of Recalls

Morning Money Memo: Could you get burned by your morning coffee? Keurig Green Mountain Inc. is recalling nearly 7 million popular single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns. Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water… Read More »

The Note
Dec 20, 2014 9:16pm

U.S. Seeks Help from China with Korean Hackers

WASHINGTON — The United States has asked for the cooperation of China to help combat the destructive cyber-attack on U.S. information systems the government says was carried out by North Korea. The attack has created fears of attacks in the U.S. and caused Sony to… Read More »

By Ali Dukakis

The Note
Dec 17, 2014 6:16pm

McSally Recount Win Gives GOP Biggest Majority Since 1929

Six weeks after Election Day, the lone Congressional race left uncalled has been decided: Republican Martha McSally, a former Air Force colonel, has defeated her two-time opponent, incumbent Rep. Ron Barber, by a razor-thin 167 votes in Arizona’s 2nd  district. This afternoon an Arizona judge… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Dec 16, 2014 8:00pm

Man Rescued From Deserted Island After Raft Drifts for 5 Days

A man who was stranded for six days — five days on the water and then one on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas — has been rescued by the Coast Guard. Larry Sutterfield, 39, was found on the island in an area between Florida… Read More »

By ABC News

Science
Dec 16, 2014 6:59pm

$350M+ Spent on NASA Tower Project That Never Took Off

There is a rocket tower in Mississippi that’s ready to test NASA engines powerful enough to propel a rocket to the moon and to Mars. There’s one problem: NASA canceled the rocket it planned to use to take man to the moon and Mars in… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Dec 15, 2014 6:57pm

Boy’s ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book Nets $1M for Rare Liver Disorder Research

Thanks to friends from across the globe — in all 50 states and more than 60 countries — Dylan Siegel and his best friend Jonah Pournazarian have reached a megamilestone. Dylan’s book, “Chocolate Bar,” written to raise funds for research into a rare liver disorder… Read More »

By Dina Abou Salem

Nation
Dec 15, 2014 3:19pm

LA Neighborhood Blames Waze App for Morning Traffic Jams

LOS ANGELES–Thanks to its pervasive use by drivers seeking a clear patch of road, the Waze traffic social app is being blamed for causing congestion in a once-quiet LA neighborhood. Paula Hamilton, 80, who has lived at her home in Sherman Oaks for 35 years, told… Read More »

Consumer Report
Dec 12, 2014 8:37pm

Think You’re Scoring Great Holiday Deals? Think Twice

With nearly two weeks till Christmas and holiday shoppers starting to feel the crunch, it may feel like bargains are at every corner, but retail experts are saying “Not so fast.” “The bait is that emotional impact of seeing word ‘deal,’” said Cesar Torres, the… Read More »