Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 23, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Apple drops Intel for in-house chips in major makeover of Mac computers…flurry of announcements/bullish research notes push stock higher, lead Nasdaq to record close; Insurer launches overseas and domestic road trip coverage for pandemic-era travelers; Starbucks finally debuts plant-based breakfast sandwiches at U.S. locations; Existing home sales plunge in May…for 3rd month in row….that the bottom?; Grocers getting creative, considering robots to revive prepared food amid pandemic; Coffee drinkers seeking out subscriptions and higher-end beans amid pandemic; Investors making big ‘BETZ’ on this online sports and gaming ETF; A new Yelp feature that tracks whether restaurants and retailers are following social distancing guidelines; The demise of American malls and potential blow to towns that depend on them.

Health & Wellness

You can come over, but we’re taking temperatures…wearing masks…and, hey, would you mind taking a COVID-19 antibody test before we hang out? People creating new standards of social etiquette to self-protect; Doctors seeing more complaints from migraine sufferers; Teens’ mental health – suffering; How coronavirus has forever changed sex and dating in America; Who should be intimate and who shouldn’t while in quarantine; An inhaled version of experimental coronavirus drug remdesivir (testing begins in August); The hand sanitizers that may be toxic.

Fashion/Beauty

Saks Fifth Avenue’s NYC flagship unveiling new window displays today as it gears up for tomorrow’s reopening; Burberry staging live outdoor fashion show in September; Facebook eyeing Neiman Marcus’ Hudson Yards retail space; Gucci raising handbag prices?!; How to shop successfully when you can’t try anything on; What your next manicure will look like; The popular cheek filler that just got approved for the chin.

Fitness/Diet

F45 Training, a provider of group fitness classes backed by Mark Wahlberg, in talks to go public by merging w/blank-check company Cresent Acquisition – deal could be announced as soon as today?; Rebel Wilson reveals 40-pound weight loss; Oprah sells more Weight Watchers stock; Hot-yoga domes – the new social distancing fitness craze?; 5 breathable, lightweight face masks that are perfect for running or exercising outside (particularly if you don’t want to wait on Under Armour).

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