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Private Label Soars During Pandemic, Battling Brands

17 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Consumers often are seeking healthier foods and greater transparency, and many of the private label brands are offering just that. The pandemic has resuscitated many large CPG...
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Walmart Rejected by Supreme Court on Texas Liquor Sales

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a bid by Walmart Inc. to start selling liquor at its Texas stores, leaving intact for now a state law that bars such retail sales by publicly...
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Meatpacking Link Is Found in Up to 8% of Early U.S. Covid Cases

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

A new study ties 6% to 8% of U.S. Covid-19 cases through late July to outbreaks at meatpacking plants and subsequent spread in surrounding communities.
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Trump set on veto of defense bill over renaming bases honoring Confederates

2 hours ago   |   CNBC

The president has told lawmakers he won't back down from campaign threat to scuttle defense spending bill over proposed changes, NBC News reports.
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Dangers on store shelves: Group releases list of Worst Toys of 2020

Dangers on store shelves: Group releases list of Worst Toys of 2020

2 hours ago   |   WCVB   |   2 articles

A consumer watchdog group revealed its annual list of the most dangerous toys on the market.
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Stimulus Check May Boost Americans' Holiday Spending, but Is It Possible People Will Receive One Before Christmas?

3 hours ago   |   Newsweek

Without the renewed financial assistance, 37 percent of people will spend less this holiday season than they did last year, a new poll says.
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Get $10 at Amazon when you join Audible before Black Friday

Get $10 at Amazon when you join Audible before Black Friday

3 hours ago   |   iMore

Amazon is kicking off Thanksgiving week with an offer that could save you on your upcoming Black Friday purchases. We've been seeing tons of Black Friday deals going live over...
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2 Spirit passengers on flight from O'Hare accused of not wearing masks asked to leave plane

4 hours ago   |   ABC

Most airlines require passengers to wear face coverings while boarding and during the flight, but what happens when some isn't willing to follow the rules?
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Snapchat Will Spend $1 Million A Day On A New Feature To Compete With TikTok

4 hours ago   |   Forbes

The Spotlight part of Snapchat will surface user-generated content-and seek to reward people for submitting their videos to the portal.
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Europe is catching up with the US and China as all sides plow money into the 'AI arms race', experts say

Europe is catching up with the US and China as all sides plow money into the 'AI arms race', experts say

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Depending on who you're talking to, the battle for AI supremacy is either a very real and pressing threat, or a warmongering fantasy. Academics and...
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes

“I ran after him and he said no mistake we will see you when you reopen!” Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

Diplomats express relief over Blinken's expected nomination after four years of bruising political battles and mismanagement under Trump. Read more ...

The best LED string lights for energy-efficient ambiance

The best LED string lights for energy-efficient ambiance

Shine bright like an *energy-efficient* diamond. Read more ...

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention

AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage results for its potential COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...

President Trump aims to box in President-elect Biden on foreign policy, but...

President Trump aims to box in President-elect Biden on foreign policy, but it may not work

On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will cement President Donald Trump's “America First” legacy in... Read more ...

Police: Multiple stabbing victims at California church

Police: Multiple stabbing victims at California church

The San Jose Police Department says multiple people were injured in a stabbing incident at a church Sunday night. Read more ...

GM recalls 5.9 million vehicles to replace Takata air bags

GM recalls 5.9 million vehicles to replace Takata air bags

General Motors will recall 5.9 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators after a US safety agency said Monday it had rejected the Detroit automaker's... Read more ...

Taylor Swift wins top prize, the Weeknd dominates at AMAs

Taylor Swift wins top prize, the Weeknd dominates at AMAs

Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her... Read more ...

Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State

Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate longtime adviser and veteran foreign policy hand Antony Blinken to serve as his secretary of State, while picking another confidant... Read more ...