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Worst Mayweather-Pacquiao Seats Will Still Cost $5,000


Tiql(LAS VEGAS) -- Tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, called the "fight of the century," have creeped up on Super Bowl prices, but what you’ll pay for the worst seat in the house might surprise you. Floyd “Money” Mayweather will face eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao May 2, 3 p.m. ET, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a battle that has been in the works but stalled for the past several years. Tickets finally went on sale to the publi

Tech Company Gains Boost Markets To End Week


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)  -- Big gains in tech companies on Friday helped to push the markets higher to end the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,080.14, up 21.45 from its open.The Nasdaq rose by 36.02 to close at 5,092.08. The S&P 500 was up by 4.76, finishing the session at 2,117.69.Amazon stock soared 15 percent on Friday, after the company revealed details about its cloud service for the first time. Shares of Google and Microsoft also rose on Friday, after both c

How the Apple Watch Compares to Fictional Dream Watches


Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- The Apple Watch, on sale starting Friday, may be touted as the wearable tech that fans have been waiting for, but it's not quite the watch of our dreams yet. There are more than 3,000 apps available, from adjusting your hearing aid volume with Beltone's app or controlling your PowerPoint presentation from your wrist. But here are some of the things that the Apple Watch can't do yet, based on these beloved movies and television shows. 1. Laser to break down vaultsPenny fro

What Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal's Demise Means for Consumers


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Some consumer advocates call the death of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal a victory for consumers, but it won't fix every problem about cable and broadband services, they say.Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that the two companies' decision to abandon their deal to merge "is the best outcome for American consumers.""This is a victory not only for the Department of Justice, but also for providers of content and streaming services who work to

Seven Apple Watch Apps You Need to Try


Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Screen real estate is at a premium on the Apple Watch and has challenged developers to figure out how to create unique and valuable experiences for the wrist.Along with the arrival of the Apple Watch Friday, more than 3,000 apps have been optimized for the wearable device -- including many social networking staples, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter."Developers need to give a lot of thought how they translate their iPhone app experience to the watch," Patrick

Royal Baby May Give $120 Million Boost to British Economy


ABC News(LONDON) — The celebratory response to Britain's next royal baby may boost the British economy by $120 million, but the economic effects may be stronger if it's a baby princess, according to some experts.It's not hard to notice the unequal sales attention when it comes to the clothing worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, compared to that of her husband, Prince William.Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research in the England, previously estimated that

Over-the-Top Bachelor, Bachelorette Parties Blow Minds and Budgets


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you feel like your life is beginning to resemble a scene from one of The Hangover films, it very well may be. The current trend of seemingly never-ending, over-the-top bachelor and bachelorette parties has become a real-life phenomenon.What was once a ritual evening with friends before one’s wedding has in recent years evolved into multi-day excursions set in far-flung locales that rival honeymoons in terms of time and cost for attendees, according to i

Tax Freedom Day: Why You Can Actually Afford Your Tax Bill Now


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Like most people, you probably filed your taxes by April 15 -- but Friday is actually the day you've earned enough this year to pay your tax bill, according to one think tank.The Tax Foundation, which describes itself as a non-partisan, non-profit organization that researches tax policies, says April 24 is the day when the country has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year."Tax Freedom Day," which the group attempts to pinpoint each year, is "a

What You Need to Know About Apple Watch


ABC News(NEW YORK) — It doesn't seem that long ago that Apple CEO Tim Cook first began talking about the game-changing Apple Watch that was to come.Seven months later, what Cook calls Apple's "most personal" device will be on the wrists of the first buyers Friday as some will have the opportunity to pick up the hotly anticipated wearables from Apple stores or receive a special delivery at home.If you're curious but haven't pre-ordered a watch, here's a breakdown of the basics to get you st

Americans Love Binging on Cable and Streamed TV Episodes


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Binge-watching cable and streamed TV has become an American obsession based on the findings of Deloitte LLP's Digital Democracy Survey.Nearly seven in ten of the 2,000 content consumers admitted binge watching a series at least once, which involves viewing three or more episodes in one sitting.Perhaps more surprising is that three in ten of the respondents ages 14 and older said they binge watched a series at least once a week.As for the kinds of programs peop

Solar Power Becoming More Desirable But Still Too Expensive


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Solar power is more popular than ever in the U.S. but it still has a long way to go to catch up with more traditional sources of heating homes and businesses.The online technology journal Clean Edge says on the positive side, close to nine in 10 of the 1,700 people it surveyed believe that renewable energy should play a crucial role in the country's future.What’s more, solar power was seen as the most viable energy source, picked ahead of wind and other

Comcast Pulls Out of Deal with Time Warner


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The proposed marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is over.Comcast will announced in a written statement Friday that it is walking away from the $45 billion deal involving it purchasing Time Warner stock.“Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn’t agree, we could walk away,” Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said

Thirty Years After Ill-Fated 'New Coke' Debut, Coke Thriving


Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the ill-fate "New Coke."On April 23, 1985, Coca-Cola made the decision to replace the formula of its flagship soft drink. The decision was called one of the biggest business blunders of the century, as customers loudly expressed their disappointment and passion for the old recipe."The passion for original Coke was something that just flat caught us by surprise," said then-President and CEO of

US Government Files Complaint Against Quicken Loans for Improper Lending Practic


Ridofranz/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government has filed a complaint against Quicken Loans, accusing the company of "improperly originating and underwriting mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.""Those who do business with the United States must act in good faith, including lenders that participate in the FHA mortgage insurance program," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer. "To protect the housing market and the FHA fund, we will con

Inside the New Apple Watch App Store


Alyssa Newcomb/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Apple opened its Apple Watch app store for business Thursday, showing off the thousands of apps that have been developed for the company's first-ever wearable device.When displayed on the Apple Watch, the apps are represented by tiny circles and are clustered together, almost like a beehive, as user swipe and twist the digital crown to move through their ecosystem of apps.The first customers will receive their Apple Watch on Friday. After pairing them with a

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