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NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Oakland Athletics are placing their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspending pay for minor leaguers and cutting the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the…
SpaceX/NASABY: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — In a historic moment for the U.S. space program, NASA and SpaceX are set to launch American astronauts into space on a U.S. spacecraft and from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. "This is a milestone in the history of the U.S. space […]
ablokhin/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After being closed for nearly two months, the New York Stock Exchange will reopen its trading floor on Tuesday at about 25% capacity.Stacey Cunningham, the president of the NYSE, told ABC News' chief economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis that the decision to reopen was made with the health and […]
MayvennBy OLIVIA EUBANKS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the rapid spread of COVID-19 disproportionately devastates black communities across the country, African Americans in the hair care business say stay-at-home orders and social distancing has crushed an industry which relies solely on clientele for a steady income."When COVID hit it was like losing my livelihood overnight," […]
ucpage/iStockBy ERIC MOLLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Georgia was one of the earliest states in the country to relax coronavirus restrictions. Businesses are opening back up again across the state, including in Albany, a hard-hit city of over 70,000 people, many of whom are African-American.Glenn Singfield was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. He is […]
Juanmonino/iStock(SONOMA COUNTY, Calif.) -- The California Wine Country has been hit hard in recent years by wildfires and now COVID-19 shutdowns. But this Memorial Day weekend, life is beginning to return once again. In Sonoma County wineries that serve food and restaurants can now reopen with patio dining only. Seats in dining areas must be […]