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New weekly unemployment filings tick up to 870,000

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The latest tally of weekly jobless claims was 870,000 last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday.While the number of people filing for unemployment insurance has plateaued in recent weeks, the latest figure shows a concerning uptick of 4,000 compared to the previous week's…... Read More

Walmart Black Friday plans 2020: New in-store experience, more online deals

BY: JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Walmart is gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season with a new experience.Shopping will look different for many stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the retail giant announced Wednesday how it will change based on evolving customer needs.Three key areas of Walmart's…... Read More

California targets 2035 for all new-car purchases to be zero-emission vehicles

BY: AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- California is seeking by 2035 to make all cars sold in the state zero-emission vehicles as part of the state's effort to combat climate change.Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Wednesday setting forth the goal and calling it "the most impactful…... Read More

Uncle Ben’s will now be known as Ben's Original

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The bright orange boxed rice brand officially has a new name: Ben's Original.After several weeks of listening to consumers, employees and stakeholders, Mars Inc., the parent company of Ben's Original, said in a press release that it understands "the inequities that were associated…... Read More

Beekeepers and bartenders in big cities create sweet, sustainable cocktail supply chain

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- What sweeter way to celebrate National Honey Month than with a refreshing, herbal cocktail that both tastes delicious and promotes sustainable systems to improve the health of bee colonies.Beekeepers based in big cities like New York and nearby bartenders who handcraft cocktails…... Read More

'We're ready' to open Disneyland, park officials say

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Disneyland awaits."We are ready to reopen," Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District, said in a conference call Tuesday. "We are hoping for guidance [from the governor of California] soon."Downtown Disney opened on July 9…... Read More

Adidas and Pixar debut

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Calling all Toy Story fans!It's been 25 years since the film's release and there's a new collection launching to help everyone celebrate in style.Slated to release Oct. 1, Adidas and Pixar have joined forces to create a Toy Story Friendship collection…... Read More

Tesla announces plans for low cost batteries, $25,000 car

BY: MICHAEL DOBUSKI and LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (FREEMONT, Calif.) -- Tesla has announced new, internally-produced batteries for its electric cars, signaling a major shift from the automaker that, if successful, could significantly reduce the cost of electric vehicles.  "I think it's the way all electric cars in the future will…... Read More

Airlines push for coronavirus testing before international flights

By MINA KAJI and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. aviation industry is urging the government to establish COVID-19 testing protocols before international flights as way to safely reopen travel routes that have been cut amid the pandemic.Industry stakeholders want the U.S. to reach an agreement on pre-flight COVID-19…... Read More

Stakeholder capitalism commitments mostly for show amid COVID-19, report finds

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a pre-pandemic world, the idea of stakeholder capitalism -- prioritizing employees, communities and other stakeholders as much as shareholders -- appeared to be gaining traction among some of the world’s largest companies.Late last year, 181 CEOs of major corporations in the U.S.,…... Read More

Cruise companies to require COVID testing for all passengers, crew prior to US departures

By AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Planning to cruise in the future? Companies say they will mandate COVID tests for all passengers and crew prior to boarding once U.S. departures resume.The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), a lobbying group that represents major cruise companies, said its members will adopt…... Read More