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Markets Post All-Time Highs Following Republican Victories on Election Night

Markets Post All-Time Highs Following Republican Victories on Election Night

JaysonPhotography/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets climbed one day after an Election Night in which Republicans snatched control of the Senate, with two of the major indices reaching all-time highs.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,484.53, a record, up 100.69 from Tuesday's close.The Nasdaq slipped 2.92 to a finish of 4,620.72, while the S&P jumped to a record 2,023.57, gaining 11.47 on the day.Also on Wednesday, payroll processor ADP released jobs numbers for October that indicate companies added 230,000 jobs -- the most in four months.

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What You Need to Know About Three New Google Maps Features

What You Need to Know About Three New Google Maps Features

Google(NEW YORK) -- The revamped Google Maps doesn't just look pretty -- it's also packed with newly integrated features to make life easier.Users were treated to a sneak peek of the layered redesign on Wednesday, which Google said it expects to roll out to Android and iOS users in the coming days. The aesthetic overhaul includes bold colors and textures that offer a more intuitive experience.Aside from the makeover, the app boasts three new or improved functionalities to make users' lives even easier.Explore New PlacesAn "explore" button at the bottom of a map allows adventurous users to find new places in the area to try.Restaurant ReservationsThere's no need to open another app to make dinner reservations. Google Maps now boasts Open Table integration, making it that much easier to make plans for a special evening.Uber Is in the MixFor users in big cities, Google Maps has been a huge help in comparing cost and travel time between taxis, the subway and bus systems. Uber is now joining the mix, with the revamped Google Maps app providing details on how soon an Uber could pick you up and an estimate of how much it would cost.

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How Top Three Wearables in Intel Contest Could Change the World

How Top Three Wearables in Intel Contest Could Change the World

makeit.intel.com(NEW YORK) -- They look like something out of a sci-fi action movie, but the three wearables that came out on top at Intel's inaugural "Make It Wearable" contest are out to change the world.Snapping a selfie will no longer include the cumbersome process of holding your smartphone with an outstretched arm while trying to get the perfect angle.Self-admiring techies of the future will instead be able to turn to Nixie, a drone worn on the wrist that can detach, take flight and snap photos from countless different perspectives.The technology, which uses Intel's Edison chip, took the $500,000 grand prize."You should be able with a gesture to tell the quadcopter to unfold, then it is going to take off from your wrist," Christoph Kohstall, the inventor of Nixie, said in a video showing off the wearable drone."It knows where you are," he said. "It turns around, takes a picture of you, comes back and you can catch it from the air and put it back on your wrist."Open Bionics, a team from the United Kingdom, took second place with their 3-D printed robotic hand that boasts a cost of under $1,000 but maintains the same high function as other more expensive, competing devices."It has tendons, just like your human hand and then a rubber surface to act like the skin and then actuators pull the tendons, which make the fingers move," creator Joel Gibbard said in a video detailing the project.His partner, Sammy Payne, said she was inspired to work on the project after her friend's mother couldn't afford a hand that cost 14,000 pounds."She just wants to be able to tie her hair back," Payne said. "It's just a small thing we all take for granted but that makes a huge difference to an amputee."If you want to feel a little like Michael Jackson while you work, then the third place technology -- a power glove equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Intel's Edison chip -- is for you.Built by a German team, the ProGlove fits on the hand like a regular glove but promises to make sure workers are more ergonomic and productive."I worked in the car factory and I remember that they all had gloves in the production, so this would be a good point to start with a wearable device," said Paul Günther, a co-founder.Another benefit: The founders say the ProGlove could reduce "costly workplace mistakes."

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Cut Down Your Car Repair Bill with ‘Hidden Warranties’

Cut Down Your Car Repair Bill with ‘Hidden Warranties’

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When the Chen family of Silver Spring, Maryland, took their 2011 Toyota Sienna in for new brake pads, they found themselves facing a decision no family wants to make: Christmas present or car repairs.“We love it and we’ve driven it on many family road trips, but it is just out of warranty and it’s starting to need repairs,” Sandie Chen said.ABC News' “Real Money” team brought in auto expert Charlie Romero, founder of Roadfly.com, to help the family’s repair bills from spinning out of control.Romero shared the following tips with the family of five and help save them more than $1,000:1. Find free fixes. Carmakers occasionally offer “service campaigns” for repairs that are not mentioned in warranties. Romero said they are like “hidden warranties.”“The dealers and manufacturers might not necessarily want you to know because it’s not a safety issue,” he said. “It will cost them but it’ll save you a lot of money.”The “Real Money” team found free paint jobs for Honda Civics and new wheel bearings for Chrysler minivans. For the Chens’ Toyota Sienna, the team found more than $450 in free fixes using SaferCar.gov and a device called CarMd, which uses the same basic technology that a mechanic’s large, expensive scanner uses, but costs much less.2. Skip the garage. With yourmechanic, a repair man comes right to your driveway.3. Shop around without leaving your home. Use apps like OpenBay and RepairPal to compare repair prices before you take your car into the shop.

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Rolls-Royce to Cut 2,600 Jobs in an Effort to Lower Costs

Rolls-Royce to Cut 2,600 Jobs in an Effort to Lower Costs

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rolls-Royce announced on Tuesday it plans to cut nearly 5 percent of its workforce in a measure to lower costs after worse than expected 2014 revenues. The United Kingdom-based engineering company said the majority of the 2,600 cuts would affect its aerospace division, although it did not specify whether the reduction would be limited to its U.K. operation. "We are taking determined management action and accelerating our progress on cost. The measures announced today will not be the last, however they will contribute towards Rolls-Royce becoming a stronger and more profitable company," Rolls-Royce CEO John Rishton said in a statement."We will work closely with employees and their representatives to achieve the necessary reductions on a voluntary basis where possible, while making sure we retain the skills needed for the future," he continued.Rolls-Royce, popularly known for high end luxury automobiles, plans to enact the cuts over an 18-month period.

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16-Year-Old #AlexFromTarget Is No Marketing Ploy

16-Year-Old #AlexFromTarget Is No Marketing Ploy

Target(NEW YORK) — The marketing company that sought credit for the "Alex from Target" Internet sensation has now modified its claims, saying it only "jumped on" the hashtag #AlexfromTarget.Startup Breakr had told CNET Tuesday afternoon it was behind the success of a viral photo of the 16-year-old Target employee by using "fangirls." (His real name is Alex Lee, and he's from the Dallas area.)"Abbie (@auscalum), one of our fangirls from Kensington, UK posted this picture of Alex Lee (@acl163) on Twitter. After spreading the word amongst our fangirl followers to trend #AlexFromTarget, we started adding fuel to the fire by tweeting about it to our bigger YouTube influencers," Breakr CEO Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares wrote on LinkedIn Monday.But the company modified its claims later, writing on LinkedIn, "Abbie (@auscalum) and Alex Lee (@acl163) were never employed by Breakr. Aside from Abbie being a follower and tweeting the photo, we jumped on it with the hashtag #AlexFromTarget."The Twitter user @auscalum denied any knowledge of the company.Breakr did not respond to a request for comment.Lee also denied any knowledge of Breakr via Twitter, saying the first time he learned of the photo was when his store manager showed it to him.Lee has only worked at Target for three months, and went from 144 Twitter followers to 590,000 in days, according to an interview taped Tuesday that will air on The Ellen Degeneres Show Wednesday afternoon.Target says it is not affiliated with Breakr or the creation or distribution of the photo.

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Intuit CEO on Leadership, Except at Home

Intuit CEO on Leadership, Except at Home

Intuit(NEW YORK) — Brad Smith, P90X fan and CEO of software company Intuit, said there were two moments when he knew he was a leader."First, it hit me coming up through karate," said Smith, who has a black belt. "When you hit a brown belt, you become a student-teacher. At that moment, it shifted my mind. It became about teaching others and the capabilities in others. I was as responsible for their progression as I was my own. That really let me know I love management and leadership."His mother and father were behind the other instance, back when he was 3 years old."I used to walk around with a stick," said Smith, whose company owns Mint.com, TurboTax and other personal finance and business products. "My dad used to call me Moses. It's on a home video. He said, 'That kid would rather lead no one than follow anyone.' I had dogs following me in the neighborhood. I had neighborhood kids coming over."As part of ABC News' "C-Suite Insider" series, Smith talked about hobbies that occupy him when he's not leading 8,500 employees and the eighth-best company to work for, according to Forbes.What's your favorite app?"An app now called Refresh. It can go into your Outlook calendar or your Gmail calendar and then it will see who you have an appointment with; then it will go out on their social sphere and pull in everything in there, including their birthday, the latest blog they posted, any article they've written -- anybody that's referenced them. So, when you sit down with them, you can immediately reference things."An active user of social media himself, Smith tweeted an image of his new mustache for Movember, to raise awareness for cancer.Here's some quick questions we asked the CEO:How many hours do you sleep?"You go through periods, where it's just intense and you are working on very little sleep and doing whatever it takes to achieve the mission. And there are other times, where you find the balance in life. On a typical day, I've always been a morning person, so I get up early."Typically, that's 4:30 or 4:45 a.m."I work out every morning, I do P90X and I watch [CNBC's] Opening Bell. Then I read a couple of papers, Wall Street Journal and others. I get into the office about 7 a.m., then I usually get out of the office a little after 7 p.m. I get home, I have dinner, then I spend a couple hours with my girls. I'm in bed about 9 p.m. That's the program!"When did you start karate?"It started back in the ninth grade. I had one of those years, where I encountered a bully and I didn't do so well. I was embarrassed and I went home to tell my mom and dad that I had really lost in this fight. My dad gave me the classic statement 'I'm proud of you because you stood up against what you're afraid of, because that's the definition of courage.' But then, he said, 'Look, even though you are a football player and an athlete, maybe what you want to do is develop the ability and inner confidence to take care of yourself.'He received a black belt when he was 18 years old, but he didn't stop there."I ended up getting a second degree black belt and I taught. I had a couple of schools we owned in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. I taught karate and I stopped training in a dojo, about the age of 28 or 29. Now, I practice on my own. The more you get into it, you realize it's less about [fighting] and more about avoiding the situation."Favorite snacks and drinks?"I am a dichotomy of tastes. I'm big on water and I do a protein drink in the morning, but then I eat off the kids menu after that. So, there's only like six foods I like. I like quesadillas. I like hamburgers. I like sushi. I like pizza, PB&J, or breakfast any time of the day. My wife teases, because she loves to cook unbelievably great dinners for my daughters, then there's this little menu for me and it takes like five minutes. It's literally off the kids' menu. Crunch Berries works too."When you're at home, who crunches the numbers -- you or your wife?"I do. She runs the whole house, but I'm the CFO. She's the CEO; I'm the CFO at home."You play music and write poetry?"Yeah, guitar and sax and I write poetry, which says I try to act like I write songs, but not very well. I wrote one for my wife before we got married called 'The Eagle and the Dove.' They ended up putting it on the front of our wedding invitation, which I had no idea. I wrote one for each of my daughters the night they were born. My first one was 'The View from Down There' for my first daughter because I was on the plane five days a week and I hoped she would never lose the innocence of down there, because I was sacrificing so much and I hoped she looked up to me and said, 'He's trying hard.' For my second daughter, it's called, 'The Second Can Be First.' I didn't know I'd ever be able to love my second child like I love my first, she came out and i was amazed I could love them both equally."What do you play?"I play rhythm and lead. When I was playing in the 1980s, it was Billy Ray Cyrus and mullets and I had my earring in my ear. [My band] played a lot of Eagles and we played a lot of Bryan Adams. We played pretty much any classic that was on the radio at the time. It was the Michael Taylor band, named after my first cousin."

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Election Day 2014: What Not to Do When Discussing Politics at the Office

Election Day 2014: What Not to Do When Discussing Politics at the Office

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While Election Day 2014 may help determine the direction of the country, the day after polls close and how you talk about politics at work might influence the future of your career.Though the election results are on nearly everyone's radar Wednesday, depending on your office environment, some people may want to avoid talking about politics altogether. And in this world of deep political divides, if politics comes up, tread carefully, workplace experts say.But passionate political junkies, one-issue voters and the apathetic can co-exist in harmony, with some of these basic etiquette rules.1. Don't rub it in."Don’t make any heated comments about someone’s candidate," said Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and author of Poised For Success: Mastering The Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals.Keep your temper or enthusiasm in check, she said. Nobody wants to hear you high-fiving about how your candidate won or another candidate lost. That goes for moping around, saying the world is about to end because so and so got elected or this party swept in.2. Guard your online reputation.Employees should keep it inside the four walls, said Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm."Don’t take opinions online and go on a rant of either the company’s counter viewpoints or that of an employee," he said.Whitmore adds that workers shouldn't post derogatory remarks on your Facebook wall about someone’s candidate choice.3. Don’t have the “my way or the highway” mentality.Although political talk is bound to come up, don’t try to sway your office mates to switch political parties, advises Whitmore.4. Keep a tight lip.Don’t start an argument, Whitmore said. "Sometimes you just have to say, 'Let’s agree to disagree.'”5. Know when to walk away.Don’t subject yourself to a heated discussion if you don’t have something positive to contribute, Whitmore said."Employees, of course, need to be smart about it," Gimbel said. "They should consider who they’re opening the topic up with and should understand the office dynamic because every workplace culture is different. At the end of the day, a healthy workplace will invite a healthy debate. If there’s an intelligent argument to be made, then it’s okay to have these conversations in the workplace."6. Steer clear of sensitive issues.Depending on your office, these issues many include same-sex marriage, legal marijuana, and religious topics, Whitmore said.Employees shouldn’t get aggressive, either, Gimbel said."If the conversation is being brought up, it should be expected that there will be an opposing viewpoint and they should be open to hearing feedback and not take it personally. This again depends on the workplace culture," Gimbel said. "Not every company will be the right environment to host this type of conversation. They should first understand their surroundings and see whether or not their coworkers are talking about it. If not, they probably shouldn’t pioneer the discussion."7. Keep an open mind."You may learn something new by listening to others’ viewpoints," Whitmore said.There’s a difference between good and bad water cooler talk, Gimbel added."Why not substitute the gossip with an intellectual debate? Embrace the election and challenge a debate around it," Gimbel said. "It changes up the day-to-day and creates a fun dialogue that’s intellectually stimulating."

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Winning Ticket in $321 Million Mega Millions Drawing Sold in NY

Winning Ticket in $321 Million Mega Millions Drawing Sold in NY

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A New Yorker won the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history on Tuesday night, matching all six numbers and the Mega Ball in the $321 million drawing.The win was the first since the jackpot was last won in California on August 22. The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were 9, 15, 24, 39, 41 and the Mega Ball number was 1.In addition to being the eighth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won, the $321 million prize is the ninth largest U.S. lottery jackpot on a single winning ticket.

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CEO of Small Marketing Company Takes Credit for #AlexFromTarget

CEO of Small Marketing Company Takes Credit for #AlexFromTarget

manaemedia/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, the hashtag #AlexFromTarget was ubiquitous on Twitter. One day later, the founder and CEO of a small marketing company took responsibility for the experiment.Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares, the founder and CEO of a company called Breakr, said that the hashtag was his work. "We wanted to see how powerful the fangirl demographic was by taking a unknown good-looking kid and Target employee from Texas to overnight viral sensation," Leonares wrote in a LinkedIn post on Monday night. So, what did Leonares learn from his "experiment"? He writes that brands, talent agencies, music labels and marketing companies can all take the same lesson from #AlexFromTarget. "If you can earn the love and respect from a global community such as the 'Fangirl' demographic -- you can rally them together to drive awareness for any cause even if its to take a random kid from unknown to stardom over night," Leonares' post reads.Breakr's website describes the company as being "at the intersection of communication and content." The company's goal is to "[connect] fans to their fandom."

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2014: Year of the Most Automobile Recalls Ever

2014: Year of the Most Automobile Recalls Ever

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Ford announcement on Tuesday recalling more than 200,000 of its vehicles for everything from gas leaks to stalling problems helped solidify 2014′s place as the year of the most-ever automobile recalls.Automakers have issued recalls for more than 50 million vehicles, breaking the previous record -- set in 2004 -- of 30.8 million recalled automobiles.Ed Hellwig of the auto website Edmunds.com attributed the record-breaking number to automakers issuing recalls at a higher rate to deal with even the smallest of issues.“The cars, in terms of quality, are better than ever,” Hellwig said. “I think all manufacturers are being more diligent.”General Motors has recalled a whopping 26 million cars this year -- even though it has sold only 14 million in the last five years. And many cars are still carrying defects.The GM ignition switch, which can cut off power to some moving cars, resulted in a recall of 2.3 million cars on the road. More than half now have a new switch, but that leaves more than one million cars still needing a repair. GM has said it has parts available.The automaker also suggested that drivers take the extra keys off their keychain.Air bag maker Takata Industries is also scrambling to make millions of replacement parts.The defective inflator in its air bags can explode with too much force, shattering the metal into shards that, car safety advocates say, are believed to have killed four people and caused dozens of injuries.Some customers have been forced to wait, driving vehicles that could have a dangerous air bag.In GM’s case, it said it was reaching out to customers, trying to get them in to replace ignition switches.The automaker had even offered $25 gift cards to drivers with affected cars.

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Stock Market Dips on Election Day

Stock Market Dips on Election Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks mostly ended lower on Election Day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 17.60 points, ending the day at 17,383.84. The Nasdaq went down 15.27 points to 4,623.64, while the S&P 500 went down 5.71 points to 2,012.10.

Oil prices have sunk to their lowest level in three years following reports that Saudi Arabia is cutting its prices for customers in the United States.

JPMorgan Chase says the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into its foreign exchange business.

Ford has announced five new safety recalls in North America to fix a number of issues, including faulty brakes and sensors meant to engage air bags. The largest of the recalls is for 135,000 model year 2014 F-150 pickups and Ford Flex crossovers.

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Why Emoji Icons May Soon Look More Like You

Why Emoji Icons May Soon Look More Like You

Unicode Consortium(NEW YORK) -- Emoji, the little faces and other characters used to express every feeling imaginable, may soon be able to express something new -- skin color."People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone," said the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for coordinating emoji design.The group made the comment in a draft proposal to expand the color palate for the often-yellowish pictographs that get pasted into emails, social media posts and text messages.If approved, the features would be added to the consortium's upcoming product, Unicode Version 8.0, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015, according to the Unicode website.

Emoji were first created for mobile users in Japan in 1999, according to the website."The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic," said Unicode in its draft, "yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette."The proposed skin tones are based on five of the six categories found in the Fitzpatrick Classification scale, founded by dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick in 1975 at Harvard Medical School. Fitzpatrick classified different skin tones based on how well each one reacted to UV rays, according to the draft.Officials with the Unicode Consortium were not immediately available for comment.

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Snapsure App Gives Shoppers Instant Fashion Feedback

Snapsure App Gives Shoppers Instant Fashion Feedback

Snapsure(NEW YORK) -- Fitting rooms are the place where shoppers make the crucial decision: to buy, or not to buy. Now, a new fashion app called Snapsure is solving the dilemma that many of them face.Snapsure co-founder and CEO Syed Amanullah said he often found himself in the same dressing room predicament.“I was with my brother and sister and was trying on a shirt that I wasn’t quite sure about,” Amanullah said.Searching for their input, Amanullah didn’t notice his siblings standing nearby.“I left the shirt behind and thought to myself, ‘There’s got to be a better way to get quick and easy feedback and move on,’” he said. “I realized there was nothing really out there that would let me do that.”Unlike trying on clothes, snapping a photo and texting to your friends, Snapsure allows you to limit the time your loved ones have to respond with their feedback.“The shopper gets to control the time element,” Amanullah said. “Nobody knows how long you want to be in that fitting room before you make a decision.”After taking a photo in your perspective outfit, you write a brief caption, pick who you’d like feedback from, set a timer and hit send.Friends and family are then able to vote and leave comments for you.Results are sent back to the shopper in the form of an infographic that includes who responded, who didn’t, the percentage of yes votes, no votes, and all the comments made by your friends.“It’s simple to see your results, so it’s simple to make your decision,” Amanullah said.Snapsure is developing a new personal styling feature where, for an in-app purchase, shoppers can gain feedback from notable fashion bloggers.

“Personal styling has historically been viewed as a luxury service,” Amanullah said. “But with this on-demand mobile styling, any shopper can experience it.""We hope to launch this feature in the next six to eight weeks,” he said.

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Find Out How Many “Frozen” Dresses Have Been Sold This Year

Find Out How Many “Frozen” Dresses Have Been Sold This Year

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Guess how many Anna and Elsa dresses have been sold in the last year? It's more than twice the population of the state of Maine.Disney Consumer Products (DCP), the business segment of The Walt Disney Company, announced Tuesday that more than 3 million dresses inspired by Frozen have been sold at Disney Store and mass retailers in North America alone in less than a year.And, according to DCP, the sales show no sign of slowing down. Elsa and Anna are leading costume sales at all Disney Store locations in North America by double digits.Since the release of Frozen in 2013, Disney Publishing Worldwide and its licensees have published more than 800 Frozen print titles globally and more than 35 e-books in the U.S. The Disney Karaoke: Frozen app has reached no. 1 in the iPad Entertainment Downloads category in more than 100 countries around the world and "Let it Go" has been played in the app 3.2 million times since its launch in May 2014.In other words, even more little girls are making their parents listen to them belt out "Let It Go" than are making them buy the Elsa dress.Just how will the Frozen craze translate itself in Disney's North American theme parks? There's a new Frozen-themed attraction in the works at Epcot, planned to open in 2016. Until then, Elsa and Anna are available for meet-and-greets at Princess Fairy Tale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park. Also at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, Cinderella Castle will be turned into an ice palace every night this month using Elsa's "powers."

Characters from Frozen will also be incorporated into the park's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. At Disneyland Resort, guests can be transformed into their favorite Frozen character at Anna and Elsa's boutique in Downtown Disney.

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Man Offers Around-the-World Plane Ticket for Woman with Ex-Girlfriend’s Name

Man Offers Around-the-World Plane Ticket for Woman with Ex-Girlfriend’s Name

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher, have a Canadian passport and love to travel, then a plane ticket for a trip around the world is waiting for you.

The only catch is that you will have to travel with the ex-boyfriend of the original Elizabeth Gallagher who was scheduled to make the same trip with the then-love of her life.

The plane ticket has been put up for grabs by Jordan Axani, a 28-year-old Toronto man who has started a social media firestorm with his offer.

Axani posted the offer on Reddit Monday, explaining that he had booked the trip back in March with Gallagher, they have since broken up and the tickets are, “frankly so cheap and on so many different airlines that they're not worth the headache or money to cancel.”

Axani’s around-the-world trip will start Dec. 21, in New York City and continue on to Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok and New Delhi before ending in Toronto Jan. 8.

Axani wrote in his Reddit post that he is “not looking for anything in return” and that the person who uses the extra ticket can choose to either travel with him or take the ticket and go on her own.

“In the wake of the breakup I have deferred all further planning for the trip,” he wrote. “No hotels, trains or anything have been booked. You're on your own, bucko.”

“Having said that, I will buy the first round of vino at JFK upon departure,” added Axani, who listed his only requirements as being sane and interesting, ready for a “spontaneous life experience” and willing to pay the good deed forward to someone else.

Not surprisingly, Axani’s post quickly went viral, as did the email address he listed on Reddit.

"I have received thousands of emails for people around the world," Axani, told ABC News today by email. "Among those, I have received dozens of emails from Elizabeth Gallaghers who are Canadian."

Axani, who works in strategic development for an international real estate development and advisory firm, has not said how much the plane ticket is worth.

After all of the attention his post received, he went back on Reddit to describe himself as, "a totally normal 28 year old guy living in Toronto that's friendly, trustworthy, full of good stories and am coincidently a great guy to share a laugh with over a beer.”

He also asked people to "respect the privacy of the real Elizabeth Gallagher."

Now that Axani has confirmed that there are other Elizabeth Gallaghers out there, including ones who want to travel, how will he make his decision?

The newly-minted Internet star is sticking to 21st century media to reveal his decision.

"Continue to follow @jordanaxani on Twitter or www.jordanaxani.com for the latest updates," Axani wrote to ABC News.

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Man Accidentally Orders $3,750 Bottle of Wine

Man Accidentally Orders $3,750 Bottle of Wine

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTIC CITY, N.Y.) -- A New Jersey man faced serious sticker shock when he saw the charge for a bottle of wine at Bobby Flay Steak at the Borgata in Atlantic City.Joe Lentini says he was at a group dinner when he asked his server for a wine recommendation, telling her he doesn't know wine. According to Lentini, she pointed to a bottle on the menu and "she said to me '37-50.'" To Lentini, that meant $37.50-- but the wine actually cost $3,750.The Borgata says Lentini had asked for "their best bottle" of Cabernet and that the server and sommelier both verified that they wanted the bottle before the group drank it.Because of the miscommunication, the restaurant dropped the price to $2,200.

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Ford Issues Five New Vehicle Recalls

Ford Issues Five New Vehicle Recalls

Newscast/UIG via Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- The Ford Motor Company has announced five new safety recalls in North America to fix a number of issues, including faulty brakes and sensors meant to engage airbags.The largest of the recalls is for 135,000 model year 2014 F-150 pickups and Ford Flex crossovers. The problem stems from an issue in the passenger seat sensors that may inhibit airbag deployment in crashes. The other recalls cover Crown Victorias, the Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars -- model years 2005 through 2011 -- for possible steering issues. The auto maker says, in one instance, an accident has been “attributed to a condition” included in the recalls. However, no one has been injured as a result of the recalled conditions.Ford’s latest recalls cover more than 202,000 vehicles.Owners of Ford vehicles covered in the recalls can visit the company’s website for more details.

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Gas Station in Texas Might Be the Cheapest in the US

Gas Station in Texas Might Be the Cheapest in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(SPRING, Texas) -- The cheapest gas in the country is apparently in Spring, Texas, for $2.25 a gallon.

At the Phillips 66 station, gas is more than 50 cents lower than the state average. The national average is $2.99, according to the Energy Department's weekly release, down 27 cents from a year ago.

The owners told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston the price is set by the company.

To purchase gasoline at $2.25, however, you have to have a free Phillips 66 gift card. Otherwise, it's $2.35.

The station has been selling the cheapest in GasBuddy's system for almost a week, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst.

He said low prices are frequently attributed to low overhead costs and taxes, when owners pass along savings.

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T.G.I. Friday’s Channels Chili’s Jingle for Latest Salvo in Rib Wars

T.G.I. Friday’s Channels Chili’s Jingle for Latest Salvo in Rib Wars

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The rib wars are on. Remember that catchy song from a Chili’s commercial about someone wanting “my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs”? It figures prominently in a new campaign by the casual dining chain’s rival, T.G.I. Friday’s.Friday’s is launching a brand new ad that throws a direct punch at the Chili’s commercial, starting out with a few bars of a song about ribs that sounds a lot like the one from the popular Chili’s commercial, then seguing into this pitch: “They wrote a jingle about ribs...Friday’s is writing a symphony.”Friday’s is also offering a new deal -- three kinds of ribs on one plate with sides, all for $10.It’s an attempt to lure back millions of customers that casual dining chains have been steadily losing.For its part, Chili’s is trying to freshen its image to attract a new generation, with a commercial that declares: “At Chili’s...fresh is happening now.”The saucy rib song made Chili’s a cultural icon. The popular boy band, 'N Sync, had its own version, as did the character, Fat Bastard, from the Austin Powers film series.

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