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About 20% of grocery store workers had Covid-19, and most didn’t have symptoms, study found

Grocery store work puts employees at serious risk for infection, a new study found, particularly those who have to interact with customers. These workers likely became a “significant transmission source” for Covid-19 without even knowing it because most in the study were asymptomatic. The analysis, published Thursday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Biden has refused to condemn Philadelphia violence

President Donald Trump continues to make false accusations about opponent Joe Biden’s position on criminal justice issues. At a campaign rally on Thursday in Tampa, Florida, Trump claimed that the former vice president has refused to condemn the Philadelphia violence that has followed the Monday death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was…MORE

Coronavirus fail: How one summer camp’s freewheeling approach led to 118 cases

Coronavirus fail: How one summer camp’s freewheeling approach led to 118 cases

Here’s what not to do at summer camp. A single Covid-19 positive camper set off a chain of infection that reached more than three-quarters of students, counselors and staffers at a faith-based retreat in Wisconsin over the summer, health officials reported Thursday. Camp organizers had tried to prevent just such a superspreading by requiring proof…MORE

Trump relying on government officials in final campaign stretch

Trump relying on government officials in final campaign stretch

As President Donald Trump makes a hurried final push for reelection, he is relying not only on his campaign staff but on government officials to transmit his message to voters, a breach of longstanding norms that have mostly been erased over his four-year tenure. This week alone, his White House press secretary has appeared on…MORE

Melania Trump misleads on Trump’s health care record in joint campaign stop

Melania Trump misleads on Trump’s health care record in joint campaign stop

First lady Melania Trump pitched President Donald Trump as a tireless warrior for health care at a rally on Thursday, claiming that health care for every citizen is his priority, even though his administration has worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act since he took office. The first lady told Florida rallygoers at her first…MORE

Starbucks expects sales to return to growth next year

Starbucks expects sales to return to growth next year

Starbucks expects its sales to grow next year, the company said Thursday. In the United States and the Americas, it expects same-store sales to jump between 17% and 22% next year. Internationally, the company is expecting a 25% to 30% spike. The numbers would be a sharp turnaround. Globally, sales at Starbucks stores open for…MORE