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Meat plants are shutting down as workers get sick

Meat plants are shutting down as workers get sick

Across the country, major meat processors are starting to shut down plants as employees are getting infected by coronavirus. Tyson, one of the world’s largest meat processors, suspended operations at its Columbus Junction, Iowa, pork plant this week after more than two dozen workers contracted Covid-19 there. Tyson said it would divert livestock that was…MORE

Are you a first responder? You can cut the line at Costco

Are you a first responder? You can cut the line at Costco

Costco is giving first responders and healthcare workers priority admittance into their warehouses. The company recently started limiting the number of people into each store. Since then, Costco customers had to wait in long lines to get in. Beginning Wednesday, first responders such as police officers, paramedics and firefighters in addition to healthcare workers that…MORE

How reporters are covering the biggest story of their careers

In 2017, The Washington Post health reporter Lena Sun wrote, “The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic.” In 2018, The Atlantic science reporter Ed Yong wrote, “The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?” Now, here we are in 2020, and Sun, Yong and a phalanx of health reporters in newsrooms across the…MORE

Geico giving credits to customers due to coronavirus-related drop in driving

Geico giving credits to customers due to coronavirus-related drop in driving

Geico is giving car insurance customers a break on premiums because of the drop in claims associated the the coronavirus outbreak. With most of America under stay-at-home orders, driving is significantly down — and so are accidents. Geico said its policy will give customers a 15% credit on six-month policies when they are renewed or…MORE

JetBlue to consolidate number of airports it serves

JetBlue to consolidate number of airports it serves

JetBlue appears to be the first US airline to use new rules finalized Tuesday that allow airlines to cut back on flights. The Department of Transportation rules allow airlines serving multiple airports in the same geographical area to consolidate service at a single airport. That allows them to cut back on duplicative ground operations (such…MORE

Restaurants are transforming into grocery stores because of coronavirus

About a month ago, Anthony Strong finally opened a dining room for family-style meals in his San Francisco restaurant, Prairie. He saved up for renovations and shuttered the restaurant for four days to complete construction and was excited to unveil it to customers. “It was going to be amazing,” Strong told CNN Business. “And it…MORE

McDonald’s sales have plunged because of coronavirus

McDonald’s sales have plunged because of coronavirus

McDonald’s was enjoying a great start to 2020 but that all changed once the Covid-19 pandemic hit Europe and the United States. The fast food giant reported Wednesday that sales at restaurants open at least a year plunged more than 22% in March, led by a nearly 35% decline in its internationally operated markets. Sales…MORE

Here’s how many people watched ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix

Here’s how many people watched ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has been the talk of the pop culture world since the coronavirus outbreak forced people to stay inside. Now, we have an idea of how many people watched the wild documentary while stuck at home. Roughly 34 million unique viewers watched the series over the first ten days…MORE