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What You Could Buy Instead of $2,700 Super Bowl Ticket

iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- On Saturday, the day before Super Bowl 50, the cheapest ticket available for the big game was $2,700, a Stub Hub representative told ABC News.Coveted tickets for the game have sold from $1,222 to $27,983, said Stu

Twitter Considering Changing to Algorithmic Timeline

seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter as you know it may soon be a thing of the past.The social media company plans to introduce a new version of its timeline, featuring an algorithm that reorders tweets based on what it believe

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

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

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,

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