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Black Friday 2020: Tips on the best deals to look out for

ArtistGNDphotography/iStockBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Black Friday 2020 is upon us, and several retailers have already started rolling out huge deals and steals.Big box retailers such as Walmart and Target started releasing deep discounts on products earlier this month, and many other stores are planning to extend sales past Black Friday…read more »

How to help food banks this Thanksgiving as COVID-19 deepens demand

Halfpoint/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — During the holiday season, people typically look to schools, churches, grocery stores and other community events to donate food to those in need.But ahead of Thanksgiving, food banks are swamped with increased demand due to the continued fallout from the pandemic with millions unemployed and a greater…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »