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Amazon Reports Nearly 200%Increase In Profit

(CNN) - The pandemic is fueling Amazon's bottom line. The online giant announced that sales and profit soared in the latest quarter. During the last three months ending in September; Amazon says sales grew 37%, compared to the same…

Rare Blue Moon To Light Halloween Sky

(CNN) - Saturday will be a little more spooky than usual this year. The Halloween sky will be lit by a blue moon; the second full moon in that month. This will also be the first blue moon in…

Study: 1 Out Of 4 Americans Are Getting Less Sleep

(CNN) - A new report reveals that Americans have changed their day-to-day habits so much it could have serious health implications. ValuePenguin.com released the results of its latest survey of more than 2,000 Americans. Researchers found one in four…

COVID: Study Finds Grocery Workers Exposed To Virus

(CNN) - A new study has found that grocery store workers are at serious risk for COVID-19. The analysis, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicines looked at 104 employees at a Boston store in May. 20% had…

TikTok To Limit Premature Election Victory Claims

(CNN) - TikTok says it will limit premature claims of victory in next week's election on its short-video clip app. Those victory claims will be restricted until the associated press has declared a result. The social media company is…

Court Rules ICE To Release Detainees Amid Covid Outbreak

(CNN) - A judge has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release hundreds of detainees amid a coronavirus outbreak. ICE says it will let go more than 250 detainees from its center in Adelanto, California. The detention facility is…

Disney World Expands Holiday Hours At Parks

(CNN) - Walt Disney World is allowing visitors to spend more time at its Orlando parks. According to Disney's calendar, most parks will be staying open for an extra hour. That includes Magic Kingdom which will be open from…

Instagram Lets Anyone Go Live For Up To 4 Hours

(CNN) - During the pandemic many workout instructors, musicians, even cooks have turned to social media to connect with their community. Now Instagram is helping them stay connected longer. The platform is extending livestreams from one hour to four.…

Wendy's Offering Chicken Sandwich For Free!

(CNN) - Wendy's really wants you to try its new chicken sandwich. The fast food chain is offering customers a free classic chicken sandwich; with any purchase using the mobile app or at the drive-thru. The promotion allows for…

Pediatrician: U.S. Treatment Of Migrant Children 'Torture'

(CNN) - A group of pediatricians says the treatment of migrant children at the U.S. border amounts to torture. They published that conclusion in the online journal Pediatrics on Tuesday. Their article says the treatment fits all the criteria…

Early Votes Surpass More Than Half Of 2016 Total Votes

(CNN) - With seven days left until the election, more than 68 million people have voted. That's half of all ballots cast during the 2016 presidential election. States are reporting record-breaking vote by mail and in person numbers. Data…

Jon Stewart Returns With New Show For Apple TV+

(CNN) - One of television's most beloved political commentators is coming back. Jon Stewart has inked a deal with Apple TV+. He will host a new hour-long current affairs series on the streaming service next year. The comedian hasn't…

Krispy Kreme Offering Free Donuts On Election Day

(CNN) - You'll need a sweet reward after braving lines on Election Day and Krispy Kreme's got you covered. The chain is giving away free donuts. Just visit your local Krispy Kreme on November 3rd and you'll get a…

Travel Industry Crippled By Restrictions

(CNN) - The increasing COVID-19 restrictions across Europe are crippling the international travel industry. There are no coordinated policies on quarantine, on testing and tracing on travel. However, not many people are traveling. More than half of the 330-million…

Amazon Adding 100K Jobs For Holiday Season

(CNN) - The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest for Amazon. So the company is adding 100,000 seasonal jobs and it promoted 35,000 current workers. It's the latest in a wave of new hires this…

Facebook Registers 4.4 Million Voters

(CNN) - USA Today reports that Facebook signed up a record 4.4 million people to vote. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the achievement in a post on Monday. Zuckerberg wrote, "This year, we launched the largest voting information campaign…

Chobani To Pay Workers $15 Minimum Wage

(CNN) - Fortune magazine reports that yogurt brand Chobani is going to start paying workers a $15.00 per hour minimum wage. That's more than twice the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Just over two thirds of the…

Home Depot Unveils Black Friday Deals

(CNN) - Black Friday will look a little different at Home Depot this year. The home improvement store unveiled its Black Friday sales. The deals start on November 6th and will continue through December 2nd while supplies last. Home…

Hertz Offering Free Rental Day For The Election

(CNN) - Hertz is trying to help you get to the polls this election season. The rental car company says on November 2nd or 3rd it will give away one free day when customers reserve a car for two…

Surprise Covid Inspection At Orlando Theme Parks

(CNN) - Compliance with coronavirus guidelines is a mixed bag at the Disney theme parks near Orlando. That's according to county "strike teams," which made a surprise inspection at the parks Monday. Magic Kingdom and Sea World got a…

U.S. To Ship Nearly 37 Million Rapid COVID Tests By End Of Week

(CNN) - The Trump administration says it's ramping up the distribution of rapid coronavirus tests across the U.S. According to the Department of Health and Human Services; states are on track to receive close to 37-million Binax-NOW antigen tests…

Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak

(CNN) - You may want to think twice about eating a sandwich . Several people were hospitalized after eating Italian-style meats like salami because of a possible listeria outbreak. At least 10 people have been hospitalized in Florida, Massachusetts…

Monopoly Sales Are Soaring

(CNN) - Homebound and bored because of the coronavirus pandemic; lots of families are turning to an oldie but a goodie for entertainment: They're playing Monopoly. Sales of the classic board-game are soaring, and toy company Hasbro is reaping…

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