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People in need turn to GoFundMe amid pandemic, holidays

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With the holiday season upon us and no government stimulus in sight, many Americans are depending on the kindness of strangers to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic.While some may be accepting food donations, others are trying crowdfunding to pay their bills. In fact,…... Read More

Retailers offer new services to boost Black Friday sales

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The countdown is on for Black Friday, which is now just one week away. But given the coronavirus pandemic, the biggest shopping day of the year is posed to look different and retailers are taking steps to offset the impact to sales.The Centers…... Read More

Starbucks raising wages for baristas

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(SEATTLE) -- Starbucks will increase wages for the majority of its staff starting next month, the company confirmed to ABC News on Thursday.Beginning Dec. 14, all baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants hired on or before Sept. 14 will see a 10% pay increase. Those who…... Read More

Weekly unemployment filings rise to 742,000 as virus surges

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Some 742,000 workers filed for unemployment insurance last week, an uptick of more than 30,000 compared to the previous week, the Department of Labor said Thursday.Weekly jobless claims have remained elevated for months but were on the decline for the past four weeks.…... Read More

Hiring site Glassdoor reveals jobs most 'at risk' due to COVID-19

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. economy slowly recovers from the devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a new reality is setting in that many of the jobs lost over the past seven months may not be coming back any time soon.New research released Thursday…... Read More

Gift-giving etiquette during COVID-19: What to consider during the holidays

By JOEL LYONS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 has upended life as we know it. In addition to causing widespread illness and death, it's affected the livelihoods of millions of Americans who now face unemployment or are struggling to keep their business afloat during the pandemic.Amid virtual learning, political…... Read More

Tesla, Uber part of new zero emission vehicle coalition

BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- 28 companies from across the energy and transportation sectors, including Tesla, PG&E, and electric truck start-up Lordstown Motors, are teaming up to form the Zero Emission Transportation Association, or ZETA: a coalition that is aiming to have all light, medium, and heavy-duty…... Read More

Apple will slash its commission in half for small developers on its App Store

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(CUPERTINO, Calif.) -- Apple announced Wednesday it was slashing the App Store commission it collects in half for smaller app developers that earn up to $1 million per year on its store.The move comes as the tech giant's App Store has come under fire in recent…... Read More

NRA settles insurance violation case for $2.5M

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The National Rifle Association on Wednesday agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve claims it violated New York insurance laws.The consent order follows a three-year investigation by the state’s Department of Financial Services. It requires the NRA to stop doing insurance business in…... Read More

UK to ban selling new gas and diesel cars by 2030

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom announced Wednesday it would ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by the year 2030, 10 years earlier than initially planned.The sale of hybrid-electric vehicles, however, will be allowed until 2035.The ambitious goal was unveiled by Prime Minister Boris…... Read More

Oprah Winfrey pens letter about the final print issue of 'O Magazine'

By CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Oprah Winfrey said goodbye to the monthly print version of O Magazine.In a heartfelt letter on the O Magazine site on Tuesday, Winfrey shared her vision for her lifestyle magazine that was started 20 years ago, noting that it was a "bigger dream"…... Read More