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Hummer EV truck shows it can compete with its gas-powered rivals

Hummer EV truck shows it can compete with its gas-powered rivals

marekuliasz/iStock(MICHIGAN) — “Attack the grade here. Now mash the brake and modulate the throttle,” Al Oppenheiser, the chief engineer of GMC’s Hummer EV, guided me as I carefully steered the 9,000-lb. truck up a steep, rocky incline. Oppenheiser and I were driving an early prototype of the $112,595 pickup truck along a course designed to…Continue Reading

Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray linked to rare bacterial illness, 2 deaths

Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray linked to rare bacterial illness, 2 deaths

Sundry Photography/iStock(NEW YORK) — Walmart has recalled an aromatherapy spray after it identified a bacteria in the product that has now been linked to four illnesses and two deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it had identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in the aromatherapy spray. The spray, “Better Homes &…Continue Reading

Black Friday 2021: The stores closed (and open) on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday 2021: The stores closed (and open) on Thanksgiving Day

P_Wei/iStock(NEW YORK) — Last year, Thanksgiving and Black Friday looked a little different, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While holiday shopping has increasingly shifted to online in recent years, the pandemic led to an e-commerce boom. But this year, many retailers will also focus on in-person shoppers, as in seasons past. This holiday season, industry…Continue Reading

Donald Trump launching new social media platform, TRUTH Social

Donald Trump launching new social media platform, TRUTH Social

scyther5/iStock(NEW YORK) — Silenced by many major platforms, former President Donald Trump is launching his own social media app. Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group, which is already listed on the Nasdaq, have entered into a merger to form a new company, chaired by the former president, according to a press…Continue Reading

Supply chain questions answered, plus tips and solutions for smart shopping

Supply chain questions answered, plus tips and solutions for smart shopping

DarioEgidi/iStock(NEW YORK) — The strained supply chain and worldwide shipping crunch has had an impact on everything from holiday shopping to every day goods and services. Good Morning America assembled an expert panel to explain what’s happening and shopping strategies to know. ABC News’ chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News’ consumer correspondent Becky Worley…Continue Reading

Former Tesla worker speaks out after winning $137 million lawsuit

Former Tesla worker speaks out after winning $137 million lawsuit

iStock/CatEyePerspective(NEW YORK) — Owen Diaz, the former Tesla employee who sued the electric car company over allegations of racism, is opening up about his experience. “[Tesla] decided not to follow through, they decided to kill investigations,” Diaz said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “Tesla, as a company, as a whole, needs to wake up. You…Continue Reading

Facebook outage highlights risks of overdependence on single tech giant

Facebook outage highlights risks of overdependence on single tech giant

alexsl/iStock(NEW YORK) — On Monday, the crash of Facebook and the company’s apps threw the Internet into disarray and plunged billions of users into digital darkness. The outage illustrated how essential Facebook’s services have become as well as the risks of its dominance, particularly in developing countries. Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday…Continue Reading

Volvo recalling over 400,000 cars due to air bag defect that left 1 dead

Volvo recalling over 400,000 cars due to air bag defect that left 1 dead

iStock/Marilyn Nieves(NEW YORK) — Volvo is recalling over 460,000 cars due to an air bag defect that could result in passenger injury. The recall affects older sedans, including 2001-2009 S60s and 2001-2006 S80s. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the driver’s air bag inflator “may explode during deployment,” which could…Continue Reading

Whistleblower Frances Haugen calls Facebook danger to children and democracy

Whistleblower Frances Haugen calls Facebook danger to children and democracy

JasonDoiy/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday is hearing from a whistleblower who claims Facebook manipulated content it knew was harmful to young users, a day after the social media giant experienced an apparently unrelated massive outage. Frances Haugen, who revealed her identity during a Sunday interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, has been cooperating with…Continue Reading

Facebook hearing live updates: Whistleblower Frances Haugen to testify

Facebook hearing live updates: Whistleblower Frances Haugen to testify

JasonDoiy/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday is hearing from a whistleblower who claims Facebook manipulated content it knew was harmful to young users, a day after the social media giant experienced an apparently unrelated massive outage. Frances Haugen, who revealed her identity during a Sunday interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, has been cooperating with…Continue Reading

Facebook whistleblower to testify on tech giant before Senate committee

Facebook whistleblower to testify on tech giant before Senate committee

Luka Banda/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Facebook whistleblower who unearthed documents she says shows the company had knowledge of its platforms’ negative impact will appear before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday. Frances Haugen, who revealed her identity during a Sunday interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes has been cooperating with a Senate Commerce subcommittee as part of its ongoing…Continue Reading

Facebook explains app outage after services are restored

Facebook explains app outage after services are restored

iStock/luchezar(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back. The apps, owned by Facebook, stopped working Monday for millions of users across the U.S., according to outage site Down Detector. Both the mobile and web browser editions of the apps were not working as of 11:42 a.m. ET, the site reported. They were down…Continue Reading

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back after hours-long shutdown

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back after hours-long shutdown

iStock/luchezar(NEW YORK) — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back. The apps, owned by Facebook, stopped working Monday for millions of users across the U.S., according to outage site Down Detector. Both the mobile and web browser editions of the apps were not working as of 11:42 a.m. ET, the site reported. They were down for more…Continue Reading

Windows 11 rolls out to PC users – but not all of them

Windows 11 rolls out to PC users – but not all of them

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — Starting Tuesday, PC owners who run Windows 10 will be eligible to download Windows 11 for free. But the ability to use Microsoft’s latest operating system will largely depend on your computer’s age, and what type of processor it uses. When Microsoft first showed off Windows 11 over the summer, it also…Continue Reading

Carvel brews up 3 new ‘Hocus Pocus’ shakes for 31 Nights of Halloween

Carvel brews up 3 new ‘Hocus Pocus’ shakes for 31 Nights of Halloween

Carvel/Freeform(NEW YORK) — Freeform and ice cream shop Carvel conjured up a sweet collaboration to celebrate the 31 Nights of Halloween. Carvel added three limited-edition shakes, each one inspired by the Sanderson Sisters of Disney’s hit holiday movie “Hocus Pocus,” to get in the spirit for the network’s highly anticipated month-long movie lineup. Sarah’s Chilling Churro…Continue Reading

Facebook, Instagram down for users across U.S.

Facebook, Instagram down for users across U.S.

iStock/luchezar(NEW YORK) — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all down Monday for millions of users across the U.S., according to outage site Down Detector. Both the mobile and web browser editions of the apps were not working as of 11:42 a.m. ET, the site reported. “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps…Continue Reading

Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration travel guide

Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration travel guide

Manakin/iStock(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — October 1 marks 50 years since Walt Disney World Resort officially opened to guests. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has put together an 18-month event featuring new attractions, nighttime spectaculars and a lot more. “Guests will discover new experiences across the resort, where shimmering…Continue Reading

MAC Cosmetics announces upcoming Whitney Houston makeup collection

MAC Cosmetics announces upcoming Whitney Houston makeup collection

L. Busacca/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Whitney Houston will always be remembered as an extraordinary musician, actress and beauty icon. MAC Cosmetics is honoring her life and legacy by launching a makeup collection that’s being created through a long-term collaboration with the Whitney Houston Estate. The collection is slated to launch in 2022 and will support…Continue Reading

Return-to-office style: Letting go of dress codes; embracing hybrid fashion and individuality

Return-to-office style: Letting go of dress codes; embracing hybrid fashion and individuality

zubada/iStock(NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans have traded traditional work wardrobes for loungewear in the nearly two years of working remotely during the pandemic. Now, as companies discuss return-to-office plans, many people are also rethinking what their post-pandemic workwear might look like. Will traditional “work vs. weekend” wardrobes become a thing of the past after…Continue Reading

HomeGoods just launched an online store ahead of the holidays

HomeGoods just launched an online store ahead of the holidays

Tomsmith585/iStock(NEW YORK) — HomeGoods introduced a new shopping platform today to pick up your favorite candles, throw blankets and kitchen goods from the comfort of your home. HomeGoods.com, the highly anticipated online store from the retailer, is a new destination for shoppers to discover a wide assortment of top brands and décor ideas. Of course,…Continue Reading

Two men charged in lost luggage scheme against US airlines

Two men charged in lost luggage scheme against US airlines

baona/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two men have been charged after allegedly scamming major U.S. airlines out of $300,000 in a lost luggage scheme, according to court documents. Donmonick Martin and Pernell Anthony Jones Jr., both of Louisiana, are accused of running the scam. Jones allegedly submitted over 180 phony lost luggage claims, the documents said. The…Continue Reading

The push for electric vehicles may be killing sedans for good: Experts

The push for electric vehicles may be killing sedans for good: Experts

Volkswagen(NEW YORK) — Get your sedan while you still can. The Toyota Avalon, Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat will soon join the fast-growing list of sedans sent to automotive exile. Americans’ unyielding appetite for sport utility vehicles and trucks are certainly one reason. Another? Electric vehicles, some experts say. “Sports cars and sedans were already…Continue Reading

EPA moves to reduce super-polluting greenhouse gases

EPA moves to reduce super-polluting greenhouse gases

LilliDay/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule Thursday to reduce super-polluting greenhouse gases commonly used in air conditioners and refrigerators as part of the cooling process. This is a major leap forward in the Biden administration’s plan to combat climate change despite the president’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, which includes an overhaul…Continue Reading

Boppy newborn lounger pillows recalled after eight infant deaths

Boppy newborn lounger pillows recalled after eight infant deaths

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(BETHESDA, Md.) — Over 3 million infant loungers made by Boppy, the popular maker of baby products, are being recalled after reports of eight infant deaths between 2015 and 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday. Boppy is recalling its Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and…Continue Reading

What to know about Evergande, the Chinese property developer dragging down global markets

What to know about Evergande, the Chinese property developer dragging down global markets

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — Debt issues plaguing Evergrande, one of China’s largest real estate developers, have sent shock waves of anxiety throughout global financial markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest single-day drop since July on Monday, and the index closed even lower Tuesday, with many analysts attributing the precipitous fall to the Evergrande…Continue Reading

Elizabeth Holmes criminal trial dominated by allegations of deception and intimidation from those who worked for her

Elizabeth Holmes criminal trial dominated by allegations of deception and intimidation from those who worked for her

Chris Ryan/iStock(NEW YORK) — Just three weeks into the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, jurors have already heard allegations of lies, deception and alleged intimidation from those who worked directly under her — and the trial is expected to continue into December. “I was scared that things would not go well,” one former Theranos scientist, Surekha…Continue Reading

McDonald’s to make Happy Meal toys more sustainable by end of 2025

McDonald’s to make Happy Meal toys more sustainable by end of 2025

courtesy/iStock(NEW YORK) — From Snoopy and Power Rangers to Hot Wheels and Pokemon, McDonald’s has long provided a jolt of joy with its kid-friendly toys inside the iconic Happy Meal. Now, the Golden Arches is making an earth-friendly move toward using sustainable materials in an effort to reduce plastic. In the midst of Climate Week 2021, McDonald’s announced its goal…Continue Reading

Statue of Bitcoin founder honors mysterious ‘god’ of cryptocurrency

Statue of Bitcoin founder honors mysterious ‘god’ of cryptocurrency

Vertigo3d/iStock(BUDAPEST, Hungary) — Cryptocurrency enthusiasts unveiled what they say is the world’s first statue of mystery-shrouded Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, at a park in Budapest, Hungary. The expressionless, ultra-shiny bust is meant to represent “a general human figure, since we do not know the gender, race, age [or] height of the mysterious developer,” the creators…Continue Reading

SpaceX set to launch 1st all-civilian flight to Earth’s orbit

SpaceX set to launch 1st all-civilian flight to Earth’s orbit

Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The first all-civilian flight to Earth’s orbit is set to launch Wednesday. The Inspiration4 crew said goodbye to their families, suited up and were driven in Teslas to Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a five-hour window for launch beginning at 8:02 p.m.…Continue Reading

As New Orleans jazz community weathers crisis upon crisis, music uplifts

As New Orleans jazz community weathers crisis upon crisis, music uplifts

Courtesy of Robin Barnes Casey(NEW ORLEANS) — As Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in New Orleans, it swept away a historic jazz landmark that Louis Armstrong once considered a second home. “The message that boosting might soon be needed, if not justified by robust data and analysis, could adversely affect confidence in vaccines and undermine messaging…Continue Reading

Remote workers spur housing boom in smaller US cities, drive up prices

Remote workers spur housing boom in smaller US cities, drive up prices

SondraP/iStock(NEW YORK) — Travis and Emily Elwood never imagined that they would call Billings, Montana, home. The couple moved here from Portland, Oregon, last year when the pandemic forced them to reevaluate their priorities. “I think humans just… are creatures of habit,” Travis Elwood told “Nightline.” “The pandemic coming in and forcing a change, versus…Continue Reading

Price increases expected on these grocery products through end of year

Price increases expected on these grocery products through end of year

Prostock studio/iStock(NEW YORK) — With the cost of meat and other grocery products in the U.S. steadily increasing since the onset of the pandemic, grocery retailers and the Biden administration have weighed in on the increases, which are expected to continue through the end of the year. The spike on certain “food-at-home” categories has stores –…Continue Reading

SpaceX to send 1st all-civilian crew into orbit for 3 days

SpaceX to send 1st all-civilian crew into orbit for 3 days

Sundry Photography/iStock(NEW YORK) — SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission may sound familiar, as another billionaire-backed space launch, but it’s going where neither Richard Branson nor Jeff Bezos could — into orbit. Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Bezos’ Blue Origin sent civilians into space on brief, suborbital flights that lasted only for a few minutes. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX…Continue Reading

New federal rule to require businesses with 100+ employees mandate vaccinations

New federal rule to require businesses with 100+ employees mandate vaccinations

iStock/pixdeluxe (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that federal government employees and contractors will now be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will create a rule for private businesses with 100 or more employees to require their employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.…Continue Reading

Facebook and Ray-Ban team up on new smart glasses

Facebook and Ray-Ban team up on new smart glasses

Facebook(NEW YORK) — You can now wear Facebook on your face – kind of. The Ray Ban “Stories” are the result of a collaboration between the famous sunglasses company and social media giant Facebook. The new shades have tiny, forward-facing cameras that can take photos and videos, as well as speakers built into the arms…Continue Reading

Catch all the Pokemon in this new collaboration with Oreo

Catch all the Pokemon in this new collaboration with Oreo

iStock/LauriPatterson (NEW YORK) — Get ready to catch ’em all! Oreo just announced the release of a limited-edition Pokémon cookie pack. The Pokémon x Oreo cookie pack pays tribute to some of your favorite Pokémon, including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. There are 16 designs and each Oreo will be embossed with a different character.…Continue Reading

Unruly passenger arrested after growling, cursing at flight attendants

Unruly passenger arrested after growling, cursing at flight attendants

iStock/guvendemir (NEW YORK) –There was mid-flight chaos on one American Airlines flight over the Labor Day holiday after a passenger began growling and berating the flight attendants on board. “What? What? What? What are you going to kick me off this flight?” the 61-year-old man taunted the flight crew. At one point, a flight attendant…Continue Reading

Expanded unemployment benefits expire as Americans face surge in delta variant

Expanded unemployment benefits expire as Americans face surge in delta variant

courtneyk/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Expanded pandemic unemployment benefits, put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Monday. Impacting approximately 12 million Americans, the benefits had been in place for more than a year, providing an additional $300 per week in unemployment insurance as well as expanded benefits for gig workers and people who have been…Continue Reading

COVID-19 pandemic exposes new challenges for restaurant industry

COVID-19 pandemic exposes new challenges for restaurant industry

andresr/iStock(NEW YORK) — When COVID-19 reached the U.S. and government restrictions set in — closing indoor dining in much of the country — millions of restaurant workers found themselves without jobs. But now, as restaurants are reopening and people are once again going out to eat, owners are facing a different challenge: Their workers haven’t…Continue Reading

Employers add 235,000 jobs in August and unemployment rate dips to 5.2%

Employers add 235,000 jobs in August and unemployment rate dips to 5.2%

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Employers added 235,000 jobs in August, far below expectations of 720,000 new hires, and the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.2%, the Department of Labor said Friday. The fresh labor market data comes as the spread of the more contagious delta variant has throttled the pace of the recovery. The latest figure is…Continue Reading

McDonald’s reconsiders safety of indoor dining amid delta variant surge

McDonald’s reconsiders safety of indoor dining amid delta variant surge

Simon Shin/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — As new COVID-19 cases emerge with the spread of the delta variant, businesses have implemented updated health protocols to ensure staff and customer safety. While certain cities and states now require proof of vaccination to dine inside or shop in stores, fast food chains are assessing their own…Continue Reading

New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

OksanaRadchenko/iStock(New York) — This year, 17 children have already died after being left in hot cars. Since 1990, more than a thousand children have lost their lives. But a new technology on the market is aiming to prevent these tragedies. The potentially life-saving innovation is an alarm in the 2022 Genesis GV70 that, according to the…Continue Reading

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal trial begins

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal trial begins

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Jury selection for the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes begins Tuesday in San Jose, California, following Holmes’s allegations of abuse against her former boyfriend and Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, that came out over the weekend. Holmes is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud stemming from a…Continue Reading

National gas prices could see temporary uptick in Ida’s wake

National gas prices could see temporary uptick in Ida’s wake

Karimala/iStock(NEW YORK) — Gas prices across the country could see a temporary spike in the aftermath of Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday and forced the temporary closure of pipeline routes and energy industry infrastructure in the region. While residents in the area are still reeling from Ida’s…Continue Reading

Shake Shack, Milk Bar churn up two new birthday-inspired shakes

Shake Shack, Milk Bar churn up two new birthday-inspired shakes

mizoula/iStock(NEW YORK) — Shake Shack’s sweet and creamy blended treat lineup is expanding in a new collaboration with New York City-based dessert destination — Milk Bar. The two brands teamed up to blend Shake Shack’s frozen custards with Milk Bar’s modern desserts to add two new shakes to the menu. Christina Tosi, Chef and Founder…Continue Reading

Car buying goes the way of Amazon: ‘Customers are ready’

Car buying goes the way of Amazon: ‘Customers are ready’

Carvana(WASHINGTON) — Imagine buying a new car, at your home computer, in 19 minutes. That’s what MINI, the funky British marque, says is now possible. The brand recently introduced MINI Anywhere, a pilot program in California where MINI enthusiasts can choose their vehicle, apply for financing and sign all necessary paperwork in under 30 minutes.…Continue Reading

What to expect for Labor Day travel

What to expect for Labor Day travel

ArtMarie/iStock(NEW YORK) — With Labor Day approaching, Americans looking to take one last vacation can expect a busy holiday weekend and full flights. This comes as travel continues to recover despite concerns around the delta variant. According to TripIt, 2021 bookings for domestic flights are 53% of what they were in 2019. “Mid-July was incredibly…Continue Reading

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launches clean beauty line at Sephora

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launches clean beauty line at Sephora

HJBC/iStock(NEW YORK) — Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is now a beauty brand founder. The model and actress recently announced the launch of Rose Inc., her cosmetics and skin care brand. The brand, which has been in development for two years, is focused on sustainability and high-performance, non-comedogenic formulations, Huntington-Whiteley said. “I wanted to create products with innovative…Continue Reading

Dial up childhood memories with Lisa Frank’s new Orly nail collection

Dial up childhood memories with Lisa Frank’s new Orly nail collection

AndreaAstes/iStock(NEW YORK) — Lisa Frank and Orly have teamed up for a limited edition launch that might leave you saying, “nailed it!” The whimsical, colorful school supplies brand and cruelty-free nail polish label have joined forces to launch exciting nail wraps, toppers and polishes on Aug. 29. The collection is what your favorite Lisa Frank dreams…Continue Reading

Pioneering cosmetics brand Fashion Fair making major comeback

Pioneering cosmetics brand Fashion Fair making major comeback

Rawf8/iStock(NEW YORK) — Iconic cosmetics brand Fashion Fair has announced it will be making a long-awaited relaunch in September. Initially founded in 1973 by American businesswoman Eunice Johnson with people of color top of mind, the company went on to become a pioneering makeup brand — producing everything from inclusive foundations to rich color cosmetics…Continue Reading

What’s behind latest grocery store product shortages

What’s behind latest grocery store product shortages

Edwin Tan/iStock(NEW YORK) — Consumer demand has soared for some grocery store products and retailers are scrambling to keep up. According to The Wall Street Journal, some grocers are struggling to keep items in stock. From kid-favorite frozen waffles to certain beverages and Lunchables, the fight to keep store shelves filled with many popular brands…Continue Reading

‘The fight is far from over’: Rideshare drivers react to ruling that Prop. 22 is unconstitutional

‘The fight is far from over’: Rideshare drivers react to ruling that Prop. 22 is unconstitutional

Sundry Photography/iStock(CALIFORNIA) — The California ride-hailing driver suing over the controversial Proposition 22 law said he can “breathe a little easier” after a judge ruled it unconstitutional, but an ongoing legal battle still looms as industry giants ready an appeal. Proposition 22 — a ballot measure backed by Uber, Lyft and others — defines rideshare and…Continue Reading

What to know about ‘stablecoins,’ the ‘bridge’ between cryptocurrencies and traditional money

What to know about ‘stablecoins,’ the ‘bridge’ between cryptocurrencies and traditional money

Viorika/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — In the exploding realm of cryptocurrencies, a new line of financial products has emerged that has caught the attention of both investors and regulators — so-called “stablecoins,” which are backed by cash or another reserve asset. Stablecoins seek to provide the best of both worlds: the stability of a traditional government-backed currency…Continue Reading

How Black real estate developers are breaking ground for underrepresented communities

How Black real estate developers are breaking ground for underrepresented communities

iStock/Inna Dodor (WASHINGTON) — The $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress last week will fund roads, bridges, rails and other components of the country’s infrastructure. The legislation is also addressing racial inequity. President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan aims to “reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments” and “redress historic inequity.” Part of his plan…Continue Reading

American Airlines suspends alcohol sales in coach through January

American Airlines suspends alcohol sales in coach through January

iStock/CHUYN (NEW YORK) — American Airlines will not serve alcohol in coach until at least 2022, aligning with the expiration of the Transportation Security Administration’s federal mask mandate for airports and planes. American and Southwest airlines suspended alcohol sales early in the pandemic and said they wouldn’t restart serving booze until September, when the mask…Continue Reading

FTC doubles down, hits Facebook with amended antitrust complaint

FTC doubles down, hits Facebook with amended antitrust complaint

iStock/luchezar (WASHINGTON) — The Federal Trade Commission is not backing down in its antitrust legal battle against Facebook. The agency filed an amended complaint against the social media giant on Thursday — voting 3-2 along party lines to proceed — after a federal judge in June dismissed an initial antitrust complaint brought by the FTC.…Continue Reading

Ulta Beauty specialty shops launch in over 50 Target stores

Ulta Beauty specialty shops launch in over 50 Target stores

iStock/jetcityimage (NEW YORK) –Attention, beauty enthusiasts! Ulta Beauty and Target have joined forces and this is not a drill. The new Ulta Beauty shop-in-shop concept has officially started to roll out at over 50 locations. Intrigued shoppers can also get a look at the full product assortment of offerings on Target’s website, which features over…Continue Reading

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