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NYSE reopens at 25% capacity with temperature checks, social distancing

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After being closed for nearly two months, the New York Stock Exchange will reopen its trading floor on Tuesday at about 25% capacity.Stacey Cunningham, the president of the NYSE, told ABC News' chief economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis that the decision to reopen was…... Read More

Volunteers in Brooklyn step in to help low-income, immigrant residents

By PAULINA TAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Whitney Hu knows the route by heart. Every Saturday morning, the 29-year-old wakes up at 6 o'clock to go to a theater-turned-warehouse in the heavily immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in New York City. There, she slips into the routine she has…... Read More

'Heroes or hostages?': Communities of color bear the burden of essential work in coronavirus crisis

By: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Raymond Copeland took pride in his work and being called one of "New York's strongest."The New York City Department of Sanitation worker even bought a plaque to display in his car reading "strongest," a nod to the epithet for the city agency,…... Read More

'We don't need fine dining right now': What chefs are doing amid COVID pandemic

By: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Canlis is a renowned fine-dining restaurant that has been a staple of the Seattle restaurant scene for nearly 70 years.It features a James Beard Award-winning chef and has boasted menu items like caramelized mussels, fried rabbit with garden herbs and soufflé, all…... Read More

Restaurants adopt DIY mantra to survive coronavirus shutdown

By: BEATRICE PETERSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Even as states across the country begin lifting stay-at-home orders, many businesses are still being forced to rethink how they can attract customers amid ongoing coronavirus fears. For some restaurants, that means the era of closely guarded secret recipes is over.Instead, they're…... Read More

As employee monitoring extends to workers' homes and health, some see civil rights threat

BY: SAMARA LYNN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Mark works for a Denver-area company that handles medical billing. In mid-March, he said he and his co-workers were told they would work from home as per the local stay-at-home COVID-19 mandate. Mark said he was also told by the manager that…... Read More

Local Bronx shop battles COVID-19 financially and personally

BY: AARON FERRER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The global impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the racial disparities in the United States for African-Americans and Hispanics.  When states imposed stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus, only businesses deemed essential could remain open,…... Read More

Another Amazon warehouse worker dies of COVID-19

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(RANDALL, Ohio) -- Another Amazon warehouse worker has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed to ABC News on Friday.This brings the suspected number of Amazon workers who have died from coronavirus up to eight -- based on media reports -- though the company has not confirmed…... Read More

Communities of color bear the burden of essential work in coronavirus crisis

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Raymond Copeland took pride in his work and being called one of "New York's strongest." The New York City Department of Sanitation worker even bought a plaque to display in his car reading "strongest," a nod to the epithet for the city agency,…... Read More

Furlough vs layoff: what's the difference?

By LAYNE WINN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Over 38 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits since the coronavirus outbreak began shutting down the United States economy in mid-March. Major companies such as Uber, Airbnb and United Airlines have laid off thousands of workers and retail corporations have been hit…... Read More

Memorial Day 2020: Browse the best deals in beauty, fashion, home and more

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- While Memorial Day Weekend does feel different this year, some time off and deep discounts are sure to put a smile on many faces.From the comfort of your home, you can now score big deals on many items, like clothing to…... Read More