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Unemployment filings top one million for 20th straight week

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For 20 straight weeks, the number of Americans who have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance has topped one million. This unprecedented streak of weekly jobless claims has shattered all historical records. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the previous record for weekly…... Read More

Clorox says disinfectant wipes shortage may last until 2021

By ANTHONY KANE, SUZANNE YEO AND ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If you walk into stores looking for disinfectant wipes, the likelihood of finding any are slim. And today, Clorox is saying that you might have to wait until next year to get your hands on the coveted…... Read More

Businesses embrace technology to evolve in a post-pandemic world

By TAYLOR DUNN, KATIE MULDOWNEY and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a time of social distancing and contactless encounters, businesses are turning to technology to adapt.Kimbal Musk, CEO and co-founder of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, had closed his restaurants for months after the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the…... Read More

'Alarming' rate of cyberattacks aimed at major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure amid COVID-19: Report

(LYON, France) -- As COVID-19 cases around the United States continue to rise, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), says that governments are seeing an "alarming" rate of cyberattacks aimed at major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure.A new report released by the organization says that malicious actors have switched focus…... Read More

Trump says TikTok will be shut down in US on Sept. 15 unless a deal is made

By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has changed his tune on TikTok -- somewhat.Backing away from an immediate ban, Trump said on Monday if Microsoft or another "secure" and "very American" company doesn't buy the U.S. leg of the Chinese-owned operation by Sept. 15, the wildly-popular video…... Read More

Morgan Freeman joins fight to save restaurants amid pandemic in new ad

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Independent Restaurant Coalition tapped one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment to capture America's attention and help shine a spotlight on the dark reality of what's at stake for bars and restaurants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.Oscar-winning actor Morgan…... Read More

DSW is giving away $10,000 and free shoes for a year to deserving teachers

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for back to school, DSW is honoring teachers in a beautiful way.The retailer announced it will be giving free shoes for a year and $10,000 to deserving teachers who have stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic.The latest campaign aims…... Read More

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