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Black Friday 2020: What you need to know before shopping this year's sales frenzy

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Like most things this year, Black Friday shopping will be quite different amid the coronavirus pandemic.While traditional, on-site "doorbuster" sales aren't available this year, big-box retailers have announced plans to provide shoppers guidance on how to navigate the best deals online.ABC News…... Read More

Weekly unemployment filings dip to 787,000

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Weekly unemployment filings dipped below the 800,000 mark for the first time in months, falling to 787,000 last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday.This is the lowest number of weekly jobless claims since March, when the pandemic clobbered the U.S. labor market…... Read More

DOJ makes $8B settlement with Purdue Pharma, OxyContin manufacturer, for role in opioid crisis

By AARON KATERSKY, LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker widely accused of fueling the nation's opioid crisis that has been blamed for more than 400,000 American deaths in the last 20 years.The settlement resolves…... Read More

NASA astronaut has a message for Latinx STEM students: 'We need you'

By PENELOPE LOPEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Astronaut Ellen Ochoa has a message for the next generation of Latinx students who are aspiring to work in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields: "We need you."“We need your minds. We need your creativity,” she told ABC News.Ochoa, a first generation…... Read More

Canadian green start-up Nexii has alternative to cement

BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Canadian green start-up Nexii Buildings Solutions Inc. believes they have a solution to the carbon emission problem in construction. Its product Nexiite, a proprietary material that allows for rapid construction, is a near-zero carbon alternative to cement, a highly carbon-intensive material.  Greenhouse…... Read More

Walmart reveals 2020 Black Friday deals

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Walmart announced its "Black Friday Deals for Days" events last week, and now the retailer is giving shoppers a look at some of the best deals.Starting Nov. 4, the company is rolling out several sale events through Nov. 27 with discounted…... Read More

NYC restaurants to add 10% dining surcharge during pandemic

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- New York City diners could soon notice a new item on the bottom of their bill at bars and restaurants during the pandemic.A new option for restaurants to add a surcharge went into effect Friday after it was approved last month by…... Read More

Hummer electric pickup truck unveiled: What you need to know

By MORGAN KORN, ABC NewsThe 2022 Hummer EV pickup truck made its grand debut Tuesday evening, the newest electric vehicle to target Tesla's stronghold on the EV market.The old Hummer -- a military-esque, boxy ute that averaged 10 mpg -- was a lightning rod for environmentalists before sales were halted…... Read More

DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Google over search engine practices

By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of a host of anti-competitive practices that it says has allowed the company to unlawfully preserve monopolies through the operations and advertising agreements reached through its…... Read More

Kendall and Kylie Jenner drop new Amazon clothing line -- everything's less than $90

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While wardrobes have transitioned into cozy at-home athleisure looks, tie-dye and face masks amid the coronavirus, Kendall and Kylie Jenner have a new collection for our new normal.For the first time ever, the sister duo have created an exclusive clothing line with…... Read More

Experts predict holiday shipping crunch amid pandemic

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Holiday shopping and shipping amid the pandemic could come with new problems, which is why some companies are increasing staff to meet the new demand.With more Americans reluctant to return to physical stores, and moving online to do their shopping, experts predict that…... Read More