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Weekly unemployment filings surge to 778,000 last week as virus cases rise

Weekly unemployment filings surge to 778,000 last week as virus cases rise

courtneyk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some 778,000 workers lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Department of Labor said Wednesday.This is an uptick of 30,000 compared to the previous week, and the second consecutive week that the weekly tally has risen after it was…

Nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers recalled due to potential burn hazard

Nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers recalled due to potential burn hazard

robynmac/iStockBy THE GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nearly one million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers are being recalled due to a potential burn hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).The voluntary recall of Sunbeam Products’ Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers comes as millions of Americans are preparing for holiday cooking, starting Thursday with Thanksgiving.The…

Restaurant near White House flooded with donations to keep feeding homeless

Restaurant near White House flooded with donations to keep feeding homeless

Courtesy Kazi MannanBy DEVIN DWYER and SARAH HERNDON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — In the heart of Washington’s big-money lobbying and law firm district, restaurateur Kazi Mannan has been serving up kebabs and curries to the rich and the poor for nearly a decade.”These are my mom’s recipes that we use because we named it after…

Dunkin’ and Homesick roll out coffee-inspired candle collaboration

Dunkin’ and Homesick roll out coffee-inspired candle collaboration

HomesickBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — You can have the sweet smell of doughnuts and freshly brewed coffee fill your home without any cooking required.Dunkin’ teamed up with home fragrance and lifestyle brand Homesick to bring back its limited-edition candles inspired by two of the coffee chain’s popular menu items.The Original Blend candle…

Purdue Pharma expected to plead guilty to charges related to nation’s opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma expected to plead guilty to charges related to nation’s opioid crisis

Pureradiancephoto/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Purdue Pharma is expected Tuesday to plead guilty to federal conspiracy and kickback charges and acknowledge that its aggressive marketing of opioids over the last three decades helped propel an addiction crisis that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.The guilty plea is part of a settlement with the…

Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning

Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning

EllenMoran/iStockBy GIO BENITEZ, SAM SWEENEY and MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Millions are already traveling for Thanksgiving, despite pleas from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to spend the holiday at home as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.Over the weekend, more than three million people passed through Transportation Security…

Black-owned brands to support and shop for on Black Friday and beyond

Black-owned brands to support and shop for on Black Friday and beyond

artisteer/iStockBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — This year’s charge toward social justice has brought about change for the better, and one upside has been the elevated support for Black-owned businesses.Many Black-owned businesses have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and have struggled to stay afloat.However, with heightened awareness around the importance…

Target Black Friday 2020: Last chance to shop huge deals on home, beauty and electronics

Target Black Friday 2020: Last chance to shop huge deals on home, beauty and electronics

alacatr/iStockBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Along with several other retailers, Target is slashing prices this holiday season with early Black Friday deals starting now through November.Deep discounts are available on everything from home and kitchen items to electronics, apparel, beauty products, toys and lots more.”We’re taking a completely new approach to Black…

People in need turn to GoFundMe amid pandemic, holidays

People in need turn to GoFundMe amid pandemic, holidays

MicroStockHub/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — With the holiday season upon us and no government stimulus in sight, many Americans are depending on the kindness of strangers to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic.While some may be accepting food donations, others are trying crowdfunding to pay their bills. In fact, donations to the crowdsourcing platform…

Weekly unemployment filings surge to 778,000 last week as virus cases rise

Weekly unemployment filings surge to 778,000 last week as virus cases rise

courtneyk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some 778,000 workers lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Department of Labor said Wednesday.This is an uptick of 30,000 compared to the previous week, and the second consecutive week that the weekly tally has risen after it was…

Nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers recalled due to potential burn hazard

Nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers recalled due to potential burn hazard

robynmac/iStockBy THE GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nearly one million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers are being recalled due to a potential burn hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).The voluntary recall of Sunbeam Products’ Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers comes as millions of Americans are preparing for holiday cooking, starting Thursday with Thanksgiving.The…

Restaurant near White House flooded with donations to keep feeding homeless

Restaurant near White House flooded with donations to keep feeding homeless

Courtesy Kazi MannanBy DEVIN DWYER and SARAH HERNDON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — In the heart of Washington’s big-money lobbying and law firm district, restaurateur Kazi Mannan has been serving up kebabs and curries to the rich and the poor for nearly a decade.”These are my mom’s recipes that we use because we named it after…

Dunkin’ and Homesick roll out coffee-inspired candle collaboration

Dunkin’ and Homesick roll out coffee-inspired candle collaboration

HomesickBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — You can have the sweet smell of doughnuts and freshly brewed coffee fill your home without any cooking required.Dunkin’ teamed up with home fragrance and lifestyle brand Homesick to bring back its limited-edition candles inspired by two of the coffee chain’s popular menu items.The Original Blend candle…

Purdue Pharma expected to plead guilty to charges related to nation’s opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma expected to plead guilty to charges related to nation’s opioid crisis

Pureradiancephoto/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Purdue Pharma is expected Tuesday to plead guilty to federal conspiracy and kickback charges and acknowledge that its aggressive marketing of opioids over the last three decades helped propel an addiction crisis that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.The guilty plea is part of a settlement with the…