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Virgin Atlantic Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.

(CNN) - Virgin Atlantic is filing for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. The global airline, which is based in Britain submitted its Chapter 15 filing in New York on Tuesday. The move came despite a $1.5 billion rescue deal…

Clorox Wipes Shortage To Last Into 2021

(CNN) - Disinfectant wipes have been hard to findĀ  and they will remain difficult to buy well into 2021. That's according to the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials Clorox. With a 45% market share of cleaning wipes,…

Recall Alert For Frozen Taquitos, Chimichangas

(CNN) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put out a health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic. The items could pose a choking hazard. Multiple types of beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas are…

Census Bureau To Halt Counting Operation Early

(CNN) - The Census Bureau is shortening its counting operation. To be counted in the census, households must now complete the survey by September 30th. When the pandemic struck, the bureau announced it was adjusting its plans to extend…

Twitter Expects FTC Fine Up To $250 Million

(CNN) - Twitter expects to pay millions of dollars for allegedly mishandling users' personal information. On Monday the company disclosed in a filing that it could face a fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sent Twitter a…

Eli Lilly Moves Into Phase 3 Of Antibody Trial

(CNN) - Eli Lilly and Company is moving into a late-phase clinical trial of its antibody treatment for COVID-19. The pharmaceutical giant said it's recruiting 2,400 nursing home residents and staff for the trial, now entering its third phase.…

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Due To Backyard Birds

(CNN) - The CDC is warning that backyard chickens and ducklings are responsible for a serious salmonella outbreak. The outbreak has sickened nearly 1,000 Americans, sending 150 to the hospital and killing one person. Backyard poultry, especially chickens, have…

Beer Sales Picking Up Again

St. Louis, MO (KMOV) - According to the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, its global sales volume picked up in June after months of decline. Restrictions related to the coronavirus crisis affected the brewer's business. Many bars, pubs and restaurants…

America's Economy Had Worst Quarter On Record

San Francisco, CA (KRON) - The U.S. economy experienced its worst drop on record; amid the pandemic lockdown. The broadest measure of the economy, the gross domestic product, fell by an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter.…

Unemployment Claims Rise For 2nd Week In Row

(CNN) - First-time unemployment claims rose for a second week in a row. It's another sign America's economic recovery is struggling thanks to the surge of coronavirus cases. 1.4 million people filed for initial jobless claims last week. That's…

Monkey Study Brings Good News For Moderna Vaccine

(CNN) - Moderna has revealed promising results from is experimental coronavirus vaccine testing on animals. Researchers believe the vaccine could protect against severe disease and reduce the risk of passing the virus along to others. A team at the…

Lollapalooza Unveils Virtual Four-Day Event

(CNN) - Lollapalooza isn't happening in Chicago because of the pandemic, but the music festival is still going ahead in a virtual way. Lolla 2020 will air on YouTube on July 30th to August 2nd, the same dates as…

Walmart Bans Couple Wearing Swastika Masks

(CNN) - A couple has been banned from Walmart, after a video surfaced of them in a Minnesota store wearing face coverings with swastikas. The incident happened on Saturday, the same day Minnesota started requiring everyone to wear masks…

Judge Denies Attempt To Stop Ice From Releasing Kids

(CNN) - The Trump administration's attempt to stop the release of children in federal immigration custody ordered for Monday has been denied. Immigrant advocates have been critical of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE for holding the children…

600+ People Sickened By Infection Linked To Bagged Salad

(CNN) - More than 600 people have now become sick from a parasite linked to bagged salad mixes. That's according to the Food and Drug Administration. The tainted bagged salad products are produced by Fresh Express productions and have…

No Outbreaks Associated With Theme Parks

(CNN) - County health officials in Florida say they are not seeing any COVID-19 outbreaks associated with the re-opening of theme parks. Walt Disney World re-opened earlier this month, while Universal and SeaWorld reopened in June. Orange County public…

Ice Cream Sales Up, Deodorant Down

(CNN) - Social distancing apparently has fewer people reaching for the deodorant and more people reaching for ice cream. That's according to the consumer goods company Unilever. On Thursday the company said there has been a drop in demand…

Home Sales Jump 21% In June

(CNN) - The housing market came back to life in June. The National Association of Realtors says sales of previously owned homes jumped nearly 21% from May. That's the largest month-over-month increase since tracking began in 1968. But sales…

Another 1.4 Million File Unemployment Claims

(CNN) - The U.S government reports another 1.4 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. It's the first time initial jobless claims have gone up in nearly four months. It comes as some states roll back reopening…

White House Cafeteria Worker Tests Positive

(CNN) - A cafeteria employee on the White House grounds has tested positive for coronavirus. An email to administration officials says Ike's Eatery and the new executive office building's cafeteria have been temporarily closed. The email says the risk…

Pfizer To Produce 100M Doses Of COVID Vaccine

(CNN) - Could we have a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year? Two pharmaceutical companies say it's possible; which is why the Trump administration made a deal with them for up to 600 million doses of the…

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Gets COVID In Prison

(CNN) - Convicted NSA leaker Reality Winner has contracted coronavirus as a result of one of the largest federal prison outbreaks in the country. Nearly 40% of the detainees at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas…

Consumers Bought Big-Screen TVs During Pandemic

(CNN) - Despite the pandemic, during lockdowns, Americans were spending big on big televisions. The research firm, the NPD Group, found that consumers were buying televisions at levels usually seen during the holiday season. In the first half of…

Nearly Two Dozen Attorney Generals Sue Trump Admin Over ACA

(CNN) - Nearly two dozen Attorneys General are suing the Trump administration over changes to the Affordable Care Act. 23 AG's filed the lawsuit in the southern district of New York. The group alleges the White House's changes to…

IRS Unveils Top Tax Scams For 2020

(CNN) - Calling it their "dirty dozen" list, the IRS released what it considers to be the top tax scams of 2020. The federal agency says the list focuses on scams that target taxpayers and emphasizes aggressive and evolving…

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