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Lord & Taylor files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Lord & Taylor has become the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on retail chains and sales around the country.The company filed for bankruptcy protection in the Eastern Court of Virginia on Sunday."Today, we announced or search…... Read More

Student activism leads to divestments from fossil fuels

BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- It's not often Harvard and Yale students come to an agreement, but during the annual football game last November students and alumni came together to urge their respective universities to divest from fossil fuels. A group of about 250 protested on the…... Read More

30 million Americans set to lose $600 weekly benefit

By TRISH TURNER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Unemployment benefits expire as Congress is deadlocked on new potential stimulus plan.As federal pandemic unemployment benefits officially expire on Friday, Congress and the Trump administration are no closer to a deal that would salvage any portion of a $600-per-week check that, as of last…... Read More

Starbucks accelerates new pick-up hybrid stores, plans more changes for fall

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks has been dynamic in its changes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and is set to roll out a new blend of hybrid storefronts.As more locations cater to curbside takeaway, drive-thru and mobile-only orders with coffee shop dinning spaces sealed off, the company…... Read More

Three tips for finding a job and advancing your career amid the coronavirus pandemic

By GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic is an uncertain time for everyone, whether you have a job or are looking for one.The unemployment rate in the United States has reached new heights, workers are adapting to the longer-term reality of working from home and many companies…... Read More

US GDP contracted by a record 32.9% pace last quarter

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. economy, as measured by real GDP, contracted at a record-shattering 32.9% pace last quarter, according to government data released Thursday. The figure reflects how the coronavirus pandemic has clobbered the U.S. economy with unprecedented speed and furor as it shut down large…... Read More

Lawsuit filed against Fresh Express after FDA says tainted lettuce infected 641 people

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A lawsuit has been filed against a bagged salad brand after the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked its product to hundreds of parasite infections in the United States, leading to the product being recalled in June.Tainted…... Read More

Disney Parks x Baublebar launches collection inspired by Mickey & Friends

By ZOE MOORE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Disney Parks and BaubleBar just launched the "Mickey and Friends" collection in celebration of International Friendship Day, July 30, and Disney’s “Mickey & Friends: Stay True” campaign.The partnership will include a series of collections starting with a 10-piece "Mickey and Friends" collection available…... Read More

Sisters given sweet surprise from local entrepreneurs to help jumpstart baking business

By ERIC NOLL and KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(DENVER) -- As many people have found comfort with cooking amid the coronavirus pandemic, one pair of sisters have turned their passion for sweets into a fully baked business plan.The two young pastry enthusiats from Highlands Ranch, Colorado -- 11-year-old Zyaire Hawkins and…... Read More

Congress grills CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in wide-ranging hearing

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The chiefs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google -- faced lawmakers Wednesday for a hearing on digital competition that could have cataclysmic impact on an industry largely unhindered by regulators.The grilling of tech titans…... Read More

JetBlue to test UV cleaning inside its planes

By AMANDA MAILE and GIO BENITEZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- JetBlue Airways is set to test ultraviolet cleaning technology in its planes as carriers look for new ways to keep aircraft clean during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The company is working with Honeywell in a pilot program that will roll…... Read More

Whole Foods, Target, Starbucks and others enforce new mask requirements

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Many corporations in the food and retail industry have stepped up to implement mandatory mask requirements to keep both staff and customers safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Even as some states have waffled over whether or not to officially enforce orders that would…... Read More

Here's how your used mascara wands can help save wildlife

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Before getting rid of your old mascara wands, consider donating them to a wand-erful cause.You can donate used mascara wands to be repurposed by wildlife rehabilitators to groom, clean and treat wild animals through Wands for Wildlife, a nonprofit organization.The organization's…... Read More

Barbie launches 2020 Campaign Team dolls to inspire future leaders

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As many people are anticipating the 2020 election, Barbie is ready to make her mark at the polls, too.On July 28, Mattel, Inc. debuted the Barbie 2020 Campaign Team set that features four diverse dolls in roles such as candidate, campaign…... Read More