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Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large indoor gatherings.
US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic. U.S. workers’ total compensation rose 0.
On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

WASHINGTON — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government’s top health officials.
Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, an Associated Press count showed Friday, with the true number likely even higher.
Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5. The decision announced Thursday leaves only the possibility of performances at the very tail end of the hall’s 2020-21 season.
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

LOS ANGELES — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony.
Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

NEW YORK — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent breakup into her debut solo album.
Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

FRANKFURT — The European economy grew by an unexpectedly large 12.
US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.
Qatar: Officials behind women exams referred to prosecutors

Qatar: Officials behind women exams referred to prosecutors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar said Friday it referred officials at its international airport to prosecutors for possible charges after women aboard Qatar Airways flights faced forced vaginal examinations following the discovery of an abandoned