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Amazon tells President Biden it 'stands ready to assist' his ambitious vaccine goals

By TAYLOR DUNN and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Amazon sent a letter to newly inaugurated President Joe Biden on Wednesday offering to use its vast resources to assist with federal COVID-19 vaccination efforts."Congratulations to you and Vice President Harris on your inauguration," the letter, signed by Amazon Worldwide Consumer…... Read More

Biden energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm has millions in energy investments

By SOO RIN KIM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- President-elect Joe Biden's energy secretary pick, Jennifer Granholm, has disclosed millions of dollars of investments in corporate and private business interests, including millions in companies linked to the energy industry, as lawmakers prepare to consider her nomination.The former two-term Michigan governor…... Read More

How to build an emergency fund, how much to save for it and how to avoid spending it

By JOEL LYONS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- We've been taught to expect the unexpected, and when it comes to finances, the best way to do that is with an emergency fund.An emergency fund contains cash for unforeseen moments "that throw your life into financial uncertainty and disarray," said Rebecca…... Read More

Nestle delivers sweet taste of nostalgia with new Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There was something satisfying about sipping the last sweet, cereal-infused milk at the bottom of the bowl and now Nestle has come up with a new flavor to flood your fridge with that nostalgic taste.Nestle has announced it's new Cinnamon Toast Crunch-flavored…... Read More

PepsiCo announces plan to reduce emissions more than 40% by 2030

BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — PepsiCo has announced a new climate plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40% by 2030 - a doubling of the company’s previous climate initiative - while also pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.    The food and…... Read More

Disneyland Resort ends annual pass program

By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Nearly a year after closing its doors to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland Resort is discontinuing its annual passholder program for its California theme parks.The announcement was provided in a letter from Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock on the Disneyland…... Read More

Companies target GOP with fundraising pullback. How much will it matter?

By SOO RIN KIM and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The pullback of political giving by some of the country's most prominent companies -- a move triggered by the siege on the United States Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters -- unevenly affects Republicans, but is…... Read More

Yelp to display user-generated COVID-19 safety reviews for restaurants

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Yelp has expanded features prompted by COVID-19 to allow users to input their own feedback about the safety measures at restaurants, bars and other local businesses."Starting today, Yelp will display if users observed, or did not observe, the enforcement of social distancing and…... Read More

Jack Dorsey defends banning Trump but admits it sets 'dangerous' precedent

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey stood by the decision to ban President Donald Trump from the platform in a wide-ranging thread, but admitted that the action sets a "dangerous" precedent."I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from…... Read More

Taco Bell introduces new plant-based menu items, plus a special message about the return of potatoes

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Plant-based foods are rolling right along into 2021 and Taco Bell has teamed up with one of the leaders in the non-meat category, crafted a new, customizable menu of vegetarian options, and is bringing back a widely requested fan favorite ingredient.Taco Bell announced…... Read More

Sephora to scale back security guards to combat racial bias

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- "Shopping while black" is a phrase used to refer to biased treatment Black shoppers often face in retail stores like falsely being accused of theft or being shadowed by secuity guards. Now, makeup brand Sephora is using its platform to counter…... Read More