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Patrons dine at a restaurant Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. In his drive to return the state to normalcy, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limits on indoor seating at restaurants, saying they can operate at 100% in municipalities with no restrictions and that other local governments can't restrict indoor seating by more than 50%. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 04, 2020 - 9:46 am
MIAMI (AP) — As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents — raising concerns of a resurgence. In his drive to return the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., the last day the park was open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Theme park industry leaders in California say they aren't pleased with proposed reopening guidance being considered by Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration. Erin Guerrero, executive director of the California Attractions and Parks Association, said amusement park leaders wanted changes to a draft they reviewed on Thursday, Oct. 1 and asked Newsom to continue conversations with industry leaders before finalizing the rules. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
October 02, 2020 - 2:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing mounting pressure to let theme parks such as Disneyland reopen amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules after industry leaders criticized his administration's initial plans. Newsom's administration had planned to release...
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FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo photo shows the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif. Tesla’s third-quarter sales rose 44% from a year ago as global demand for its electric vehicles proved stronger than most other automakers. The company said it delivered 139,000 SUVs and sedans from July through September compared with 97,000 deliveries during the same period a year ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 02, 2020 - 8:33 am
Tesla's third-quarter sales jumped 44% as global demand for its electric vehicles outpaced that of most other automakers. The company reported Friday that it had delivered 139,000 SUVs and sedans from July through September, compared with 97,000 deliveries during the same period a year ago. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 17, 2007 filer, shoppers enter the Asda supermarket in Wallington, England. Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion). Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, along with investors TDR Capital will acquire a majority of Asda, while Walmart will retain a minority stake and a seat of the board, the parties said in a joint statement issued Friday. Details of the deal weren’t released. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File)
October 02, 2020 - 8:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion). Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, along with investors...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. A critical snapshot of the job market and the economy to be released Friday, Oct. 2, is expected to show a further deceleration in hiring as the nation’s viral caseload creeps higher just as financial aid from the government has faded. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 02, 2020 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of slower hiring and evidence from the final jobs report before the presidential election that the economic recovery has weakened. With September’s hiring gain, the economy has recovered only slightly...
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Migrant workers Ram Ratan, center standing, and Mansoor Ansari, seated right, talk sitting by the side of a road as they look for jobs in Manesar, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. “There is almost no work,” said Ratan, 46, who was working in a printing company before he returned to his home village in April. Ansari and Ratan are among hundreds of workers who wait every day on what is called a “labor roundabout,” in an industrial area, hoping to get picked up by employers. Before the pandemic lockdown, Ansari had a steady job at a garment factory in the industrial town of Manesar near New Delhi, earning $200 a month, he said. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
October 02, 2020 - 12:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe. But spending may be the last thing on the minds of many Indians who have lost their jobs or businesses in...
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Sherry Darwin of Oshkosh, Wis., talks about her support for President Donald Trump while picnicking with her grandson Donald in a park Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. "I don't even believe it's true," the 75-year-old retiree says of reports Trump paid little in income taxes in the years before becoming president.(AP Photo/Thomas Beaumont)
October 01, 2020 - 11:55 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) — Danielle Fairbank closed the tailgate of her fire-engine red pickup truck in a Target parking lot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and offered a hearty “Fake news!" to dismiss reports that President Donald Trump paid only $750 in income taxes in 2017. The assembly worker at a nearby...
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People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 01, 2020 - 10:46 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local...
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FILE - In this Thursday April 16, 2020 file photo, The Amazon logo is seen in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
October 01, 2020 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that nearly 20,000 of its front-line U.S. workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. But the online retail behemoth, revealing the data for the first time, said that the infection rate of its employees was well...
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October 01, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and...
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