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Dollywood announces reopening plans, with a special message from Dolly Parton herself

Dollywood announces reopening plans, with a special message from Dolly Parton herself

mrtom-uk/iStockBy CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News(PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — After postponing the opening date of its spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dolly Parton’s Tennessee theme park, Dollywood, will begin a phased reopening this month.Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa is set to open on June 10. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country will welcome guests beginning…

US unemployment rate drops to 13.3% in May

US unemployment rate drops to 13.3% in May

courtneyk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, slightly below the April high of 14.7%, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, according to the data, as economic activity slowly resumes following coronavirus pandemic…

‘Keep fighting’: One chef’s advice for hard-hit, black-owned businesses

‘Keep fighting’: One chef’s advice for hard-hit, black-owned businesses

Sam BranchBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Traditional Haitian and Jamaican patties were selling like hotcakes in New York even amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the owners reported a major dip in sales when a new crisis slammed our country. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide unrest with protests and calls…

Airlines add summer flights as industry begins slow recovery

Airlines add summer flights as industry begins slow recovery

iStock/aapsky(NEW YORK) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOAirlines are adding flights to their summer schedules as the number of people flying continues to steadily increase — the first signs that demand for air travel is beginning to recover after reaching historic lows amid the COVID-19 pandemic.American Airlines announced Thursday that it is increasing domestic flights in July…

‘Hundreds’ wait to enter casinos as Las Vegas opens for business

‘Hundreds’ wait to enter casinos as Las Vegas opens for business

iStock/Sean Pavone(LAS VEGAS) — BY: GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWNLas Vegas is open for business, though it may not be business as usual.Amid coronavirus and protests, the Las Vegas of today won’t be exactly what millions of prior visitors remember from their days in Sin City.”Good Morning America” outlined last week some of the changes visitors are…

Disney pledges $5M to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice

Disney pledges $5M to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice

FelixCatana/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Walt Disney Company has pledged $5 million to support nonprofit organizations that advance social justice, beginning with a $2 million donation to the NAACP.That donation, the company said, would “further their longstanding work promoting social justice by eliminating disparities and racial discrimination through their advocacy and…

Some Americans return to work, but is the job market recovering?

Some Americans return to work, but is the job market recovering?

TK 1993/iStockBy VICTOR ORDONEZ and LAYNE WINN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, last week’s unemployment data indicated that people were returning to work. However, the trend did not continue according to this week’s report — leaving economists wary to say the U.S. job market has…

Nearly 1.9M US workers file jobless claims

Nearly 1.9M US workers file jobless claims

courtneyk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Another 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed unemployment in the U.S. to its highest rate since the Great Depression. Nearly 42 million U.S. workers have filed jobless claims since mid-March.Copyright © 2020, ABC…

How a black-owned restaurant responded after being burned down during protests

How a black-owned restaurant responded after being burned down during protests

Rekik Abaineh and Solomon HailieBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — On the heels of an already tumultuous reopening timeline from the coronavirus pandemic, businesses across the country have had to board up windows, clean up graffiti and sweep away broken glass as a result of protests that turned into fiery, violent clashes this…

‘We can replace our windows … we cannot bring back George Floyd’: Fortune 500 CEO

‘We can replace our windows … we cannot bring back George Floyd’: Fortune 500 CEO

Mario Tama/Getty ImagesBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As protests continue to erupt across the country following the death of George Floyd, Jide James Zeitlin, the chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc., the parent company of Kate Spade, Coach and Stuart Weitzman, is speaking up against racial inequality and emphasizing that black lives…

Dollywood announces reopening plans, with a special message from Dolly Parton herself

Dollywood announces reopening plans, with a special message from Dolly Parton herself

mrtom-uk/iStockBy CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News(PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — After postponing the opening date of its spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dolly Parton’s Tennessee theme park, Dollywood, will begin a phased reopening this month.Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa is set to open on June 10. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country will welcome guests beginning…

US unemployment rate drops to 13.3% in May

US unemployment rate drops to 13.3% in May

courtneyk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, slightly below the April high of 14.7%, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, according to the data, as economic activity slowly resumes following coronavirus pandemic…

‘Keep fighting’: One chef’s advice for hard-hit, black-owned businesses

‘Keep fighting’: One chef’s advice for hard-hit, black-owned businesses

Sam BranchBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Traditional Haitian and Jamaican patties were selling like hotcakes in New York even amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the owners reported a major dip in sales when a new crisis slammed our country. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide unrest with protests and calls…

Airlines add summer flights as industry begins slow recovery

Airlines add summer flights as industry begins slow recovery

iStock/aapsky(NEW YORK) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOAirlines are adding flights to their summer schedules as the number of people flying continues to steadily increase — the first signs that demand for air travel is beginning to recover after reaching historic lows amid the COVID-19 pandemic.American Airlines announced Thursday that it is increasing domestic flights in July…

‘Hundreds’ wait to enter casinos as Las Vegas opens for business

‘Hundreds’ wait to enter casinos as Las Vegas opens for business

iStock/Sean Pavone(LAS VEGAS) — BY: GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWNLas Vegas is open for business, though it may not be business as usual.Amid coronavirus and protests, the Las Vegas of today won’t be exactly what millions of prior visitors remember from their days in Sin City.”Good Morning America” outlined last week some of the changes visitors are…