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Despite COVID-19, 2020 Beats 2019 For Legal Pot Industry, Says New Report 

For the legal cannabis industry, COVID-19 has impacted the emerging space in ways that will likely resonate for a long time afterwards. A new report by three major companies examines the pandemic’s effects while making a rosy projection for the rest of 2020.

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India’s invisible catastrophe: fears over spread of Covid-19 into poor rural areas 

Country is entering a dangerous new phase of rising infections in small towns and villages with limited access to healthcareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas?This was the reasoning that prompted Lal […]

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Covid-19 may accelerate shift in global trade relations, supply chains: Moody’s 

According to Moody’s the trend toward a more fragmented and protectionist global economy will likely accelerate as a result of the pandemic, with restrictions on trade, investment and technology transfers.

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Barry Diller’s IAC buys 12% stake in MGM Resorts for $1B 

The investment comes at a time when the gambling industry has been ravaged by government restrictions on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as fears about public gatherings.

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Nurx has $22.5 million in new money, a path to profitability, and new treatments for migraines on the way 

As the COVID-19 epidemic spread across the US earlier this year, Nurx, like most other digital providers of healthcare and prescription services saw a huge spike in demand. Now, with $22.5 million in new financing and a surging annual run rate that could see the company hit $150 million in revenue, the company is emerging […]

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Celtic & Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership games off after Covid breach 

Celtic and Aberdeen have their next two Scottish Premiership matches postponed after their players broke lockdown rules.

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MARKET REPORT: Bus firms pick up speed on £218m Covid lifeline 

The Department for Transport will hand out £218.4m in Covid-19 aid over the next eight weeks to help keep regional bus services – those outside London – running in England.

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Canada Goose loss deepens as coronavirus shutters stores 

The company bolstered its direct-to-consumer strategy, increasing investment in e-commerce, and will concentrate its store openings in mainland China, where business appears to be recovering at a faster pace from COVID-19.

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‘Economic tsunami’: US cities and states hit by Covid-19 face dire budget cuts 

State and local governments facing deep shortfalls wrestle with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirusEvery day, New Yorkers throw out 10,000 tons of trash – a third of which is food and yard scraps that could skip the incinerators and landfills and be turned into compost.Over the last several years, a curbside pick-up program allowed New Yorkers […]

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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State? 

View NPR’s maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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Wall Street stocks near record peak after rally in Europe 

Global equities lifted by fiscal stimulus optimism and vaccine hopes as Russia approves Covid-19 treatment

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Coronavirus US: study shows 97,000 children tested positive in last two weeks of July – live updates 

New data shows huge uptick in infections of childrenUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Trump’s coronavirus relief orders described as ‘laughable’ by Andrew CuomoAlex Azar praises Taiwan’s Covid-19 response during rare visitSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.18pm BST Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached […]

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UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms 

Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Little evidence Covid spreads in schools, says Gavin WilliamsonCoronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid casesLockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in EnglandGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 12.15pm BST More than half of UK workers […]

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From temporary housing to luxury high-rises, modular construction is a faster, safer, greener way to build 

Hong Kong had been dipping its toes into an emerging building method known as modular integrated construction (MiC) when the Covid-19 epidemic began, with several pilot projects under way. The health emergency pushed the city to dive right in.The urgent need for a temporary quarantine facility in the Sai Kung district meant that the touted time savings achie […]

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Fans praise comedian Urzila Carlson for making The Masked Singer ‘more enjoyable’ 

Last month, Lindsay Lohan was forced to step down from The Masked Singer judging panel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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