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Unilever commits to major plastic reduction by 2025

(NEW YORK) -- Unilever announced a new initiative to reduce thousands of tons of plastic waste and invest in new reusable and recycled materials over the next six years.The company behind an array of consumer goods from foods to personal care, confirmed in a press release that "by 2025 it…... Read More

Mattel unveils new Judge Barbie Doll ahead of International Day of the Girl

(NEW YORK) -- All rise for Judge Barbie.Barbie announced the latest addition to its collection of more than 200 career dolls, and the 60-year-old company said it hoped the new doll would encourage more girls to aspire to hold a gavel. The verdict is in! With over 200 careers since…... Read More

Walgreens and Kroger to stop selling e-cigarettes

(NEW YORK) -- Walgreens and Kroger, two of the country's largest retailers, will stop selling e-cigarettes amid growing health and safety concerns.Walgreens said in a statement Monday, "We have made the decision to stop selling e-cigarette products at our stores nationwide as the CDC, FDA and other health officials continue…... Read More

Airlines offer programs to help people with autism, other developmental disabilities

(NEW YORK) -- Airline travel is often stressful for people not on the autism spectrum -- the crowds, the lines, the rules, the tight quarters.Now imagine you're a person who struggles to make sense of the world around you. Crowds might be overwhelming; sounds may present as too loud; and…... Read More

Beauty, fashion brands are giving back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(NEW YORK) -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full effect, and brands have been empowered to give back in really big ways.Rihanna's popular Savage X Fenty lingerie brand has jumped on board by launching limited edition styles that celebrate breast cancer survivors.The popular label has come together with the…... Read More

Disney Store at Target launches online and at select locations nationwide

(NEW YORK) -- If you’re sensing a little extra pixie dust at a Target near you, you’re supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly correct.Twenty-five Target stores across the country just got a little more magical with the launch of the all-new Disney store at Target "shop-in-shop."The retail experience is also available for all online.It's got…... Read More

Southwest pilots sue Boeing for $100 million over lost wages from 737 MAX

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Arilines' pilots union has filed a lawsuit against Boeing for $100 million over lost wages from the grounding of 737 MAX jets in the wake of two crashes and a myriad of safety issues. The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County, Texas, and alleges that Boeing…... Read More

Your grocery bills will 'significantly go up' with new EU tariffs, experts say

(LONDON) -- The slew of new tariffs on European goods set to take effect later this month could mean your grocery or restaurant bill might see a sharp increase just as the holiday season approaches. What started as an international trade dispute over subsidies in the airline industry, resulted in…... Read More

PayPal pulls out of Facebook's cryptocurrency venture Libra

(NEW YORK) -- PayPal announced it is pulling its participation in Facebook's cryptocurrency venture Libra, despite supporting it since its founding."PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation in the Libra Association at this time and to continue to focus on advancing our existing mission and business priorities as…... Read More

Award-winning Journalist Ann Curry on the worst advice she never took

(NEW YORK) -- “The worst advice I've ever received, it was when I was told that women have no news judgment,” award-winning journalist Ann Curry told ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis.“My mouth said, ‘Please give me a chance, I'm going to do a really good job,’' Curry said. "And my brain…... Read More

Negotiations to end strike by 49,000 GM workers has 'taken a turn for the worse': UAW

(NEW YORK) -- Negotiations to end a nationwide strike by 49,000 General Motors workers have "taken a turn for the worse" after union leaders said their latest proposal to end the walkout was brushed off by the company. Sunday marked the 22nd day of the strike and there appears to…... Read More

US-China trade war forcing many farmers to take 2nd jobs to make ends meet

(OMAHA, Nebraska) -- A nine and a half hour drive from Illinois to Nebraska is a regular day in the life for corn and soybean farmer Mark Tuttle. Five days a week, the DeKalb County native transports seeds and other agricultural products, his workdays sometimes nearing 12 hours on the…... Read More

As climate activism surges, fast fashion brands like H&M and Zara may suffer

(NEW YORK) -- As younger generations take a stand against global warming, fast fashion brands like Zara and H&M are changing some of their practices. But for some, it's a little too late.In July, Zara pledged to use 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025. This month, H&M released plans to become…... Read More

US-China trade war forcing many farmers to take 2nd jobs to make ends meet

(NEW YORK) -- A nine and a half hour drive from Illinois to Nebraska is a regular day in the life for corn and soybean farmer Mark Tuttle. Five days a week, the DeKalb County native transports seeds and other agricultural products, his workdays sometimes nearing 12 hours on the…... Read More