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Sephora upgrades loyalty program perks with free shipping, a bigger selection of samples and more

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In case you are looking for a little retail therapy, shopping at Sephora just got a whole lot sweeter for loyal fans of the beauty haven.The company announced several upgrades to its beloved Beauty Insider loyalty program, which features access to a…... Read More

NASA and SpaceX try again for historic launch, weather still uncertain

BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Millions are expected to tune in on Saturday as NASA and SpaceX go forward with their second attempt to launch astronauts to the International Space Station.The history-making SpaceX Demo-2 launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but it was called off less…... Read More

Cancelled FastPass and dining reservations: What to know about the Disney reopening

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With Walt Disney World planning to reopen its parks beginning July 11, there's much to know about significant changes guests will experience in the coming months.Good Morning America detailed the safety measures put in place earlier this week. But there are additional…... Read More

States explore keeping alcohol on-demand delivery permanent after COVID

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For more than half the country, restaurants and bars have been allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails to customers stuck at home as part of various states' emergency orders.As the country looks to bounce back from the pandemic, some state leaders say…... Read More

New parameters for restaurants eager to reopen amid COVID-19

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As state and local governments unveil plans to reopen restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the hard-hit industry is ready for a comeback, but dining will look different under new guidelines.Before the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S., the restaurant industry was projected to make…... Read More

Distance vacations are the trend in 'safe' travel during COVID-19

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With the unofficial start of summer behind us and months before the kids go back to school -- or not -- many would-be-travelers with canceled plans are looking for ideas to travel safely."Safe" does not mean the same thing to all…... Read More

Emeril raises $500K in COVID relief funds for local communities, restaurant workers and more

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Emeril Lagasse is known for his bold flavors in the kitchen and his even bigger heart when it comes to helping his local community, so it comes as no surprise that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic he has once again kicked…... Read More

Arizona sues Google for location-tracking tactics

(PHOENIX) -- BY: CATHERINE THORBECKEArizona's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the the company improperly collects users' location data and uses it for its advertising business."While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,"…... Read More

Walmart steps into rising resale market with thredUP partnership

(NEW YORK) -- BY: JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATESWalmart is stepping into the rising resale market by partnering with leading recommerce platform thredUP.On Wednesday, it was announced that this new partnership will give shoppers the opportunity to browse nearly 75,000 secondhand apparel items, including children's clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags from popular…... Read More

As states reopen, a debate emerges: Are gyms 'essential'?

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On the Jersey Shore, gyms, along with tanning and laundry, are a third of the trinity of essential living. However, gyms are not considered essential businesses in New Jersey's coronavirus restrictions.A Bellmawr gym is now suing the state for classifying it as nonessential."Plaintiff's…... Read More

Chip and Joanna Gaines outline plan to reopen Magnolia, sister businesses

(WACO, Texas) -- Chip and Joanna Gaines have set new safety guidelines at Magnolia Market, their popular Central Texas food destination, ahead of its reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic."We are ready to welcome you back starting June 1. While you've been gone, our team has been preparing to make your…... Read More

2.1M more Americans file jobless claims, bringing coronavirus crisis total to 40M

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Another 2.1 million more Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. This pushes the total number of U.S. workers who have filed jobless claims to 40 million over the last 10 weeks as the coronavirus pandemic brought much of…... Read More

The 'Shecession': Women are disproportionately impacted by unemployment

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- During the coronavirus pandemic, more than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance -- and for the first time in history, the nation's unemployment claims have a largely female, non-white face to them.While the two previous biggest economic crises in U.S.…... Read More

Nightlife workers speak out about living and working through COVID-19

By CLARA MCMICHAEL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On a weekend in mid-March, Marissa Molnar was bartending at Hog Fathers BBQ in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, a small town 40 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. That night, the mood in the bar was dampened by worries of coronavirus creeping into communities across the country…... Read More