Coronavirus

San Diego Comic-Con@Home Will be in July - and It's Free for All

San Diego Comic-Con is going to be online, free for everyone and you can participate from home. San Diego Comic-Con was canceled in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Some COVID Rates on the Rise Amid Reopenings — What Phase Is Your State In?

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has surpassed one million people, many individuals are wondering when local leaders will relax stay-at-home restrictions. Find out when your state plans to reopen amid COVID-19.
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Watch Lars Ulrich of Metallica Surprise a Pediatric Nurse and Share New Album Details

A healthcare hero on the frontlines battling COVID-19 in New York was given the surprise of a lifetime when Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich popped into her Zoom interview with Jimmy Kimmel as part of his #HealthCareHero feature.
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Up to 25,000 Retail Stores May Permanently Close in 2020

While stay-at-home orders are being lifted and stores are starting to reopen, it may be too late to save a number of brick-and-mortar shops. As many as 25,000 retail stores across the country could permanently shutter by the end of the year.
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2' Starts Production Following Coronavirus Shutdowns

Following industry-wide shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sony Pictures has begun working on the animated sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Read more now.
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Will the $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Be Extended Past July 31?

The Trump administration is opposed to extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits which are currently set to expire on July 31.The benefits were part of the CARES Act stimulus package that passed in March.
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Starbucks to Shutter 400 Stores After Losing $2 Billion to Coronavirus Closures

Starbucks is looking towards closing up to 400 locations over the next 18 months and expanding on “convenience-led formats” like drive-thru and curbside pickup options for consumers. See the details.
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23andMe Reveals That Blood Type May Determine Susceptibility to Coronavirus

Your blood type may determine how susceptible you are to coronavirus, according to a preliminary study from 23andMe, the genetic testing service. Find out which blood types are more likely to contract the virus based on the initial study.
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Why Have Brands Like Oreo Cut Back on Wacky Flavor Offerings?

Consumers wait patiently for their favorite snack brands to drop new varieties of old classics, but they may have noticed recently that the announcements of wacky flavors have been few and far between.
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Coachella 2020 Reportedly Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Although there has been no official announcement, a new report from Billboard on layoffs at Coachella’s parent company, AEG, claims the postponed fall 2020 version of the festival will be canceled.
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