• iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed higher after the holiday weekend as the major indexes notched new records.The Dow jumped 118.95 (+0.58 percent) to finish at 20,743.00.The Nasdaq gained 27.37 (+0.47 percent) to close at 5,865.95, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,365.38, up 14.22 (+0.60 percent) from its open.Crude oil prices were 1 percent higher; about $54 a barrel.Winners and Losers:  Shares in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc soared 3 percent after its fourth-quarter earnings beat analysts' expectations.The weekend announcement that Kraft-Heinz Co. pulled its $143 billion merger offer for Unilever caused shares in both food companies to sink about 2 percent and 8 percent respectively.
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  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wells Fargo fired four senior managers Tuesday in connection with an ongoing probe into the banking company's sales practices.
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  • Uber(NEW YORK) — Uber said on Monday that it is tapping former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced the move in a letter sent around to company employees which was seen by ABC News.The announcement came a day after Kalanick vowed to immediately investigate the allegations contained in a long blog post written Sunday by Susan Fowler, who said that she faced sexual harassment while working as a site reliability engineer at the ride-hailing technology company from November 2015 to December 2016, and that her complaints to management had gone unheeded.In his note to employees, Kalanick said he hired Eric Holder, Attorney General under President Barack Obama, and Tammy Albarran — who are both partners at the Washington D.C.-based law firm Covington & Burling — to "conduct an independent review" of Fowler's claims."I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do," Kalanick said in the memo. "What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what’s happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace."The company plans to hold an "all hands" meeting on Tuesday to "discuss what’s happened and next steps," Kalanick's note said.Fowler, who currently works for the online payments provider Stripe, wrote in her Sunday blog post that a manager of hers when she worked at Uber had sexually harassed her over online chats. She wrote that after she took screenshots of the conversation and sent them on to HR, no action was taken.“Upper management told me that he ‘was a high performer’ (i.e. had stellar performance reviews from his superiors) and they wouldn’t feel comfortable punishing him for what was probably just an innocent mistake on his part," Fowler wrote.Kalanick on Sunday called the descriptions in Fowler's post "abhorrent," saying that the actions described have no place at Uber."I have just read Susan Fowler's blog," he said in the Sunday statement. "What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.""It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations," he added. "We seek to make Uber a just workplace for everyone and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber — and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."Kalanick also posted his reactions to Twitter on Sunday, embedding a link to Fowler’s blog post.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Leggings are at the forefront of the athleisure trend. Some people now wear leggings straight from the gym to the coffee shop, to run errands and even to work.With so many leggings to choose from, Good Housekeeping magazine put different brands of leggings under examination for everything from breathability to durability, comfort and fit, and more.The leggings were evaluated at the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab and the results were revealed Tuesday on ABC News' Good Morning America.Good Housekeeping Institute's leggings winners:C9 Champion Embrace Leggings, $35, available at Target."Proving that the most expensive isn’t necessarily the best, these $35 leggings earned top marks across the board in our Housekeeping's tests. Wearers found them flattering and breathable and thought they were trendy, but still athletic. The mesh design added style without sacrificing performance. They also aced our Lab’s moisture-wicking, opacity and shrinkage tests."Lands’ End Speed Crop Pant, $75, available at landsend.com"Excellent for running and cycling, these have a reflective design for safety and got perfect marks for fit. Testers especially loved that the waistband stayed in place through the entire workout. These outperformed in the stretch recovery test, which basically means you won’t have to keep pulling them up every five minutes."Athleta Stealth Capri, $89, available at athleta.com"Testers gave these top marks for being the most flattering. They also loved how supported their figures felt thanks to the Sculptek technology."Good Housekeeping's style director, Lori Bergamotto, also shared her tips for how to shop for leggings. Here's what she says to look for when shopping for leggings:Look at the seams: The seams should all be flat so that you don’t have friction or irritation. A raised seam could potentially irritate you while you’re working out.Look for a gusset: A gusset is usually a triangle or diamond shape near the crotch area that prevents wedgies and any "riding up."Do the knee test: Try the knee test when you try the leggings on in the dressing room to test for opacity. Bend your knee really tightly and if you can see through it at all, then that is a sign that they are not as opaque.Opt for cropped: If you’re on the shorter side, cropped leggings will give you the illusion of looking taller.Beware of busy prints: We all love a crazy photo print, but definitely tread with caution.
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  • Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There was a security breach at JFK Airport in New York Monday morning after 11 passengers were able to pass through a metal detector that was not supervised by a Transportation Security Administration officer, sources briefed on the incident tell ABC News.Three of those passengers set off the detector's alarm and continued to their gate. Their carry-on bags were placed on a conveyor belt and screened by a TSA officer.According to a statement from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the incident occurred sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. at JFK's Terminal 5 at a TSA PreCheck checkpoint. It took TSA two hours to notify the Port Authority of the security breach.Sources briefed on the incident told ABC News that security camera footage clearly captured images of the three passengers who set off the magnetometer and later boarded a JetBlue flight to San Francisco. Those individuals were given extra screening upon arrival at SFO, according TSA and Port Authority.JetBlue declined comment and referred ABC News to TSA.In a statement, the TSA said there was a "possible security incident" and that "early reports indicate 3 passengers did not receive required secondary screening after alarming the walk through metal detector.""TSA conducted security measures at the passengers' arrival airport. TSA works with a network of security layers both seen and unseen. We are confident this incident presents minimal risk to the aviation transportation system," the statement added. "Once our review is complete, TSA will take appropriate action.”
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In an attempt to climb out of intense debt, Mongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a $5.5 billion dollar bailout package.Yahoo! News reports its main export, copper, has dropped in price by more than 50 percent over the past five years, and the development of mining the sovereign state's wealth of natural resources has been delayed. Slowing growth in China, the country's primary customer, has also contributed to the debt according to Yahoo! News.Mongolia's national statistics office lists the economy growing at 1.0 percent in 2016 while the debt skyrocket 3.7 trillion tugrik ($1.5 billion).Yahoo! News additionally reports Koshy Mathai, the IMF's Asia-Pacific deputy division chief, says the bailout will "restore economic stability and debt sustainability as well as to create the conditions for strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth, while protecting the most vulnerable citizens."Mongolia has a $580 million bond payment due in March and will receive a $440 million loan over the next three years.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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