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Loved ones search for Manchester missing on social media after concert attack

ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) — Families and friends of concertgoers who are still missing after the Manchester bombing have taken to social media hoping to find their loved ones. Social media has become a useful tool to help locate missing people in the wake of a terror attack or natural disaster. More than 14 million tweets have been posted about the …

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US stocks close higher with fourth straight day of gains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A fourth straight day in the green for U.S. stocks as Wall Street nearly earned back last week’s losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 43.08 (+0.21 percent) to finish at 20,937.91. The Nasdaq gained 5.09 (+0.08 percent) to close at 6,138.71, and the S&P 500 finished at 2,398.42, up 4.40 (+0.18 percent) from its open. Crude …

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Lawn company gives 11-year-old who wanted a job his own lawn mower

iStock/Thinkstock(DUNN, N.C.) — An 11-year-old boy who approached a stranger for a summer lawn mowing job received an even bigger reward for his work ethic: tools to start his own lawn business. Q’yaron Gadson, 11, was surprised last Friday with a brand new lawn mower, weed-eater and the gas needed to fuel them. The surprise gifts were orchestrated by Bobby …

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Facebook Live to get personal on the public platform

Courtesy Facebook(NEW YORK) — When Facebook made its Facebook Live feature available around the world in 2016, it gave users the ability to simulate spending time with friends regardless of how far the actual distance between them. Now, the social-networking company has added a few new features to make the live encounters even more personal. Facebook on Tuesday unveiled “Live …

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San Francisco is most expensive city to live in US, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — If you’re trying to save money, don’t move to the West Coast. A new study by GOBankingRates finds that four of the top five most expensive places to live in the U.S. are in California. Topping the list is San Francisco, where the median monthly rent is $4,500, the median home listing price is $1,195,000 and the …

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New details on Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — It was the party of the year when the world’s most famous bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton, finally became the bride. Middleton, who became famous for the figure-hugging dress she wore at the 2011 wedding of her sister, Princess Kate, to Prince William, tied the knot Saturday. The wedding reception Saturday celebrating the marriage of Middleton, 33, and …

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Wall Street closes higher as tech and defense companies soar

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the green Monday with technology and defense stocks leading the pack. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 89.99 (+0.43 percent) to finish at 20,894.83. The Nasdaq gained 49.92 (+0.82 percent) to close at 6,133.62 while the S&P 500 finished at 2,394.02, up 12.29 (+0.52 percent) from its open. Crude oil was about 1 …

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Ford names new CEO following Mark Fields’ retirement

The Ford Motor Company(DEARBORN, Mich.) — Ford Motor Company is making a change in its leadership. The automaker announced on Monday that Jim Hackett will be its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who, Ford says, “has elected to retire from Ford after a successful 28-year career with the company.” Jim Hackett named #Ford president and CEO, succeeding Mark …

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