Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 19, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Dow surges over 900 points on news of promising vaccine; TikTok nabs Disney’s streaming boss to be its new CEO; Uber cuts another 3,000 jobs (25% of workforce now gone); Peet’s Coffee puts $2.2 billion IPO on menu; Copper masks – latest craze??; Rental prices in New York City likely heading lower; Outdoor furniture sales growing; Retailers expanding online offerings – what does this mean for profits?; Why it’s time for you to choose cheaper phone plan; Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon, Target, or Walmart; Where well-heeled booking for holidays; Free donuts for graduates (today only); Wine pairings for at-home cooking (tonight and every night); Arby’s 1000-piece meat puzzle (after hours).

Health & Wellness

Drugmaker Moderna reporting positive data on early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial; Google sister-company Verily launching antibody research study for COVID-19; Researchers working on antiviral mask that kills this thing on contact; America running out of thermometers?; A Maryland bar using bumper tables on wheels to help patrons remain socially distant; An app that sends you quotes and inspiration exactly when you need it; The rise of the no-touch tool.

Fashion/Beauty

No more blowouts? Hair salons going to limit use of hair dryers when they reopen?; British supermodel Naomi Campbell trending on social media again (this time for wearing full hazmat suit w/goggles, face shield, mask while traveling on plane); Target releasing bunch of designer collections this summer (LoveShackFancy!); J.C. Penney closing 242 locations, reducing expenses by $1 billion, and reportedly talking about some sort of deal with….Amazon?; In demand: bikinis that come w/matching face masks, backless bandeaus; Sold out: crotchless catsuits, taco-scented nail polish.

Fitness/Diet

Thinking of buying a bike? Get ready to…wait. U.S. facing shortage as anxiety over public transportation and desire to exercise sends demand soaring; Peloton suing NordicTrack maker for copying its fitness programs; A study finding more than 100 infections linked to fitness classes in South Korea.

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