Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 12, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Think it’s bad now? Wait until hurricane and fire seasons start; PepsiCo moves to capture soaring demand for online groceries w/two new snack sites; MLB reaches agreement to start season in July; Uber lays off 3,700 employees – via Zoom?; Quibi adding sharing features as app struggles to find new subscribers; Small businesses facing rise of ‘friendly fraud’; Homebuyers rushing back out, but sellers staying on sidelines?; Why ordering from Amazon has been so unpredictable during crisis; What shoppers can expect from reopened stores; An online supermarket featuring independent food and drink brands; A viral video showing how quickly COVID-19 can spread at a buffet; The nearly full United Airlines flight that has everyone outraged.

Health & Wellness

Been liking the quieter, slower pace at home? Enjoying the simplicity and how it has reshaped people’s personalities? Feeling anxious about end of coronavirus lockdown?; Star-studded virtual telethon raises $115 million for those in New York impacted by virus; Authorities seize illegal shipments of personal protective equipment, coronavirus tests, and unapproved medicine at several ports; Why we’re so much more tired in the mornings now (stress); How much magnesium to take for deeper sleep; International Nurses Day.


Time running out for JCPenney – bankruptcy this week?; KKR working with Coty to take majority stake in hair-care business ($4.3 billion deal); Makeup sales taking hit as consumers gravitate toward more low-maintenance, natural look; Gap moving into home decor…textiles…furniture…baby equipment…baby care?; When waxing salons will reopen (state-by-state guide); How hair salons are changing as they reopen; The Czech billionaire and professional soccer team owner who just bought 5% stake in Macy’s.


‘I’m back’…Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continues to tease boxing fans about possible return to ring after dropping yet another training video; Coronavirus stalls Under Armour’s turnaround plans (sales down 23%); Planet Fitness – defying the odds?; How Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn spends typical day in quarantine; What Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman eats in a day; The 11-year old skateboarder who just made history w/first 1080-degree turn.

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