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May 23, 2020 - 12:55 pm
BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus forced Mikey Cole to shutdown his ice cream shop, Mikey Like’s It Ice Cream, in March, and like many small business owners he is struggling. Cole started his business after spending a few months in jail for dealing drugs and was...
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May 23, 2020 - 8:46 am
BY: ALEX PRESHA, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The last two months have been some of the most difficult of Rahama Wright's career. For 15 years, Wright has run Shea Yeleen, a beauty brand located in Washington, D.C. Birthed out of a passion to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa, her staff of five helps...
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May 22, 2020 - 11:13 am
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...
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May 22, 2020 - 9:42 am
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, his...
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May 22, 2020 - 8:29 am
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...
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May 22, 2020 - 8:17 am
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 beauty products, with the...
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May 22, 2020 - 8:09 am
By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Instagram feeds filled with memes, food and fashion provide respite from news of the coronavirus pandemic, but the social media platform is also providing opportunities to help support small businesses like the hard-hit restaurant industry. For creative...
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May 22, 2020 - 7:57 am
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Universal Orlando could open to the public in early June, according to ABC affiliate WFTV. The Orange County Task Force has approved the park's plan to reopen to the public on June 5, the Orlando-based station said Thursday. The phased reopening...
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May 21, 2020 - 5:41 pm
By JACQUELAN LAUREAN YATES, GMA Victoria's Secret is closing 250 stores in shopping centers, malls and other locations in the U.S. and Canada. This news comes as the lingerie giant continues to see a plummet in sales during the coronavirus pandemic. On a call with analysts, Victoria's Secret CEO...
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May 21, 2020 - 1:43 pm
By TRISH TURNER and ANN FLAHERTY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Patty Murray, a top Democrat, is pushing for another industry bailout but one she insists is crucial to reopening the country amid the pandemic: child care. Murray, whose home state of Washington was hard hit early on, says the child...
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