(NEW YORK) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama is encouraging young girls to reflect on their own personal stories as they work on "becoming" their best selves. Obama is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA on the "Becoming Me" program that is based... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- More than 186,000 restaurants flooded the federal government with applications for money in the first two days of a program set up to ameliorate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said Wednesday. President Joe Biden touted the high interest in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new effort on Monday that will feed more than 30 million children over the summer by expanding the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits funded by President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. Low-income families... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Nike is rolling out a new sustainability program to cut down on environmental waste from retail manufacturing. The Nike Refurbished program gives shoppers the opportunity to give new life to previously purchased shoes. Eligible products include shoes that are in perfect or... Read More.
(SEATTLE) -- Starbucks' latest initiative is a simple concept to help reduce single-use plastic -- simply order, sip, return and repeat. The coffee chain announced a new two-month borrow-and-return trial program launching at five Seattle store locations that will allow customers to order a beverage... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago suburb of Evanston has approved the first phase of a landmark $10 million reparations program that will give housing grants to Black residents targeted by discriminatory policies.On Monday evening, 5th... Read More.
By MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In addition to roads and bridges, President Joe Biden has signaled a willingness to revamp what advocates refer to as the nation's "care infrastructure," benefits and workplace requirements such as paid family and sick leave that... Read More.
By PETE MADDEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the NFL and the class counsel representing former players in the league’s landmark concussion settlement program prepare for a court-ordered mediation to address concerns about race-norming, both sides appear to agree that race should... Read More.
By MAGGIE RULLI and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(ACCRA, Ghana) -- The first shipment of vaccines touched down in Ghana’s capital Wednesday morning, marking a pivotal moment in the world’s fight against COVID-19.The 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine... Read More.
By JUSTIN GOMEZ and SARAH KOLINOVSKY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Monday afternoon, including a two-week window that only allows businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply for loans, and... Read More.
By JUSTIN GOMEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will announce changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Monday afternoon that includes a two-week window that only allows businesses with less than 20 employees to apply for loans, and includes improvements... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- When President Joe Biden announced two weeks ago that he was dramatically shifting the United States' approach to refugees, it was celebrated in some corners as a swift end to former President Donald... Read More.