Tag Archives: Pandemic

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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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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Germany’s first big arena concert during the pandemic sparks controversy 

In September, 13,000 people can attend a concert featuring Bryan Adams in Düsseldorf’s arena. But is it a good idea?

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Debenhams to cut 2,500 more jobs amid pandemic 

This is on top of the 4,000 announced since May, meaning the retailer will have cut a third of its staff.

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Economic Report: Wholesale prices surge 0.6%, but don’t be fooled: Inflation no threat to the economy 

The wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services posted the biggest increase in July in nearly two years, led by higher oil prices, but inflationary pressures in the economy were still largely invisible owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence leads star student-athletes in unified message: ‘We all want to play football’ 

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and other top college football stars appeared to be unified in their stance to play the 2020 season despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Why seismic change is needed for Maple Leafs after predictable loss 

There’s obvious danger in making too much of a qualifying series loss after a four-plus-month break brought on by a pandemic. But it’s even more risky for the Maple Leafs to watch what just happened and do nothing. The post Aug. 9: The Weathered Underground appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Germany: Hamburg police seize 1.5 tons of cocaine 

Authorities in Hamburg have found over €300 million worth of cocaine in a cargo ship container. Officials warn the global drug trade continues to thrive despite temporary border closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to take place from August 18th to the 20th. It’ll be held virtually instead, and both participants and viewers…

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South Africa’s central bank defends pandemic response 

SARB under pressure from politicians to take more direct role in stimulating economy

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis 

President Trump signed executive measures for pandemic relief as stimulus talks stalled. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Sturgis, S.D., despite objections from residents.

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It doesn’t look like Trump’s executive actions on coronavirus relief will actually do much 

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Since Congress can’t come to an agreement, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed four executive actions aimed at providing Americans economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic. But they face both the possibility of being challenged in the courts and of being difficult to implement. He touted that his “administration […]

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