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Amazon tells President Biden it ‘stands ready to assist’ his ambitious vaccine goals

Amazon tells President Biden it ‘stands ready to assist’ his ambitious vaccine goals

jetcityimage/iStockBy TAYLOR DUNN and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Amazon sent a letter to newly inaugurated President Joe Biden on Wednesday offering to use its vast resources to assist with federal COVID-19 vaccination efforts.”Congratulations to you and Vice President Harris on your inauguration,” the letter, signed by Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark, stated. “As…

Sweet new collab folds Oreo cookies into beloved Funfetti baking mix

Sweet new collab folds Oreo cookies into beloved Funfetti baking mix

PillsburyBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Funfetti fans rejoice! A whole new lineup of the classic baking mixes filled with Oreo cookie pieces hits shelves next month.Pillsbury Baking unveiled an entire new Funfetti Oreo line that combines the two iconic brands in five new products, including brownie mix, vanilla and chocolate cake mixes…

Washington state taps Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to aid vaccine efforts

Washington state taps Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to aid vaccine efforts

JohnFScott/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state has announced a new robust public-private partnership featuring corporations headquartered in the state — including Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco — to boost its vaccine distribution efforts.Gov. Jay Inslee announced the new effort, dubbed the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordination Center, during a news conference Monday.…

Biden energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm has millions in energy investments

Biden energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm has millions in energy investments

ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy SOO RIN KIM, ABC News (NEW YORK) — President-elect Joe Biden’s energy secretary pick, Jennifer Granholm, has disclosed millions of dollars of investments in corporate and private business interests, including millions in companies linked to the energy industry, as lawmakers prepare to consider her nomination.The former two-term Michigan governor and…

How to build an emergency fund, how much to save for it and how to avoid spending it

How to build an emergency fund, how much to save for it and how to avoid spending it

Kativ/iStockBy JOEL LYONS, ABC News (NEW YORK) — We’ve been taught to expect the unexpected, and when it comes to finances, the best way to do that is with an emergency fund.An emergency fund contains cash for unforeseen moments “that throw your life into financial uncertainty and disarray,” said Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News’ chief business…

Nestle delivers sweet taste of nostalgia with new Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk

Nestle delivers sweet taste of nostalgia with new Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk

NestleBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — There was something satisfying about sipping the last sweet, cereal-infused milk at the bottom of the bowl and now Nestle has come up with a new flavor to flood your fridge with that nostalgic taste.Nestle has announced it’s new Cinnamon Toast Crunch-flavored milk as part of its…

PepsiCo announces plan to reduce emissions more than 40% by 2030

PepsiCo announces plan to reduce emissions more than 40% by 2030

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — PepsiCo has announced a new climate plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40% by 2030 – a doubling of the company’s previous climate initiative – while also pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.    The food and drink giant says…