coronavirus

Christmas trees are really hot this year: 'People want an old-fashioned Christmas'

Christmas tree outlets are seeing brisk sales, possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson talks with retailers.
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Airbnb announces plan to prevent large New Year's Eve house parties amid COVID pandemic

As the world continues to see COVID-19 cases rise, Airbnb has announced a plan to protect others on New Year’s Eve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Warner Bros. to release entire 2021 slate of films to HBO Max, theaters

In a stunning shift, Warner Bros announced they’ll be sending 17 films from their 2021 slate straight to their streaming platform HBO Max for 31 days – the same day the films open in theaters on December 25.
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RADIO.COM’s ‘Nerd Talk’ with Gregr: COVID-19 contact tracing coming to a smartphone near you

This week on ‘Nerd Talk with Gregr,’ we have news about your smartphone taking a break from mind control and data grabbing to talk to your doctor about contact with the coronavirus.
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Will Americans get a stimulus check by the end of 2020?

Lawmakers and White House officials have been in ongoing talks trying to work out another coronavirus relief package. Will Americans get a stimulus check by the end of 2020?
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COVID-19 can result in irreversible lung damage requiring lung transplantation: Study

Researchers with Northwestern Medicine said COVID-19 can essentially destroy the fundamental framework of the lungs, rendering them irrecoverable, and lung transplantation is the only option for survival.
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Shipping holiday gifts? Do so sooner than later, says USPS

If you plan on shipping packages for the holidays, do so as soon as possible. The United States Postal Service expects the number of packages in the system will start picking up as early as Black Friday.
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The average American would pay $305 for a normal, pre-COVID day: Survey

How much would you pay to experience a normal pre-COVID day? A survey commissioned by Capital One asked 2,000 Americans that very question, and found that the average American would pay around $305 for such an experience. More on RADIO.COM.
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes due to COVID

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner thought the man made a mistake, but he assured her it wasn’t. Read on.
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PHOTO: Bar immediately closes after being packed with maskless crowds at reopening

A bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida immediately had to shut its doors after being packed with maskless crowds at its official reopening. See the details.
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