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Coronavirus daily news updates, September 14: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world


Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Monday, Sept. 14, as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources.

Throughout Monday, on this page, we’ll post updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Sunday are here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be found here.

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South Carolina’s lieutenant governor contracts COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday and is recovering in isolation with her family at home, officials said.

Evette had a sore throat and headache Thursday and was tested for the virus. She has stayed at her family’s home near Greenville since noting the symptoms, said

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Top 3 Mind-Blowing News From the World of Artificial Intelligence

The technologies from sci-fi movies are already around the corner. International corporations and top-notch ML laboratories work every day to make helpful robots a reality. In this post, we are going to talk about some of the most recent news from the world of robotics. Get ready to be surprised!

Japanese agency started to hire robots instead of humans

MusashiAI is a Japanese startup that provides robots as employees to other companies on a rental basis. If the company needs a new mechanical employee, they can address MusashiAI.

Their idea is that hiring robots is much cheaper than employing humans. Therefore, they serve as the robot recruiting agency – the first in the world.

The cost of renting the solution varies based on the specific needs of the business and averages between $ 1,500 and $ 3,000 per month. While for some countries this payment might seem quite elevated, the

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15-Year-Old Girl Battling Leukemia Is Inspiring Others To Donate BloodCBS 2’s Lauren Victory found a brave young girl from Wheaton who hopes her story inspires others to help, by donating blood.

200 More Officers To Be Added To City’s Community Safety TeamOn Monday, 200 more officers will be added to the city’s Community Safety Team.

Trump Could Announce Supreme Court Replacement, Here’s A Look At 2 Women Among The FrontrunnersCBS News has learned two women judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are among the frontrunners.

Semi Truck Carrying 30,000 Pounds Of Steel Rolls Over On Bishop Ford Freeway At Sibley BoulevardA semi truck carrying 30,000 pounds of steel rolled over on the Bishop Ford Freeway at Sibley Boulevard early Monday morning.

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Your Funds: How to think when a favorite stock is in the news | Column

Still, it’s hard to ignore that ExxonMobil has been choking amid the mostly strong market conditions of the past decade. Shares trading for more than $100 six years ago sell for less than $50 today.

Even factoring dividends and total return into the picture, ExxonMobil has badly lagged the Dow; the annualized average spread is more than 20 percentage points.

That said, if history is a precursor, being dumped by the Dow is good news for Exxon-Mobil shareholders. Several studies have shown that issues kicked out of the major indices outperform the stocks that replace them.

The last time three stocks were swapped out of the Dow was when Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa were dropped for Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike. While the replacements had nice gains in their first year in the Dow, the vanquished stocks were rock stars; BofA gained 18%, HP jumped 72% and Alcoa

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Personal motivations drove Red Sox to Thursday victory – News – telegram.com

The Red Sox have 15 games left in this 2020 season, and it’s worth exploring the motivations behind recent performances by certain players.

Rafael Devers, Bobby Dalbec and Mike Kickham were the standouts Thursday night at Tropicana Field. Devers and Dalbec both homered while Kickham enjoyed his best outing since July 2013.

The worst team in the American League East beat the best. Boston squeezed out a 4-3 victory, its fourth win in its last six games.

Devers is on a four-game hitting streak thanks to two singles and a two-run homer. He’s pounded out six extra-base hits in that span and has 16 in his last 26 games. Devers managed just six extra-base hits through his first 20 games of this lost season.

“I’m just coming into work every single day like I’m supposed to and just putting in the work and trying to get better and better,” Devers

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French Business Morale Rebounds in August Despite Surging COVID-19 Cases | Investing News

PARIS (Reuters) – French business confidence rebounded in August to its highest since France went into a coronavirus lockdown despite a resurgence of new infections, a survey showed on Thursday.

INSEE, the official statistics agency, said its monthly business sentiment index rose to 91 from 84, reaching its highest since March, when midway through the month the government put France under one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe.

Business confidence has rebounded since the government began lifting the lockdown on May 11 as companies struggled to respond to pent-up demand from clients.

INSEE said that the survey showed business’ leaders personal outlooks had eased in August despite the overall improvement, suggesting that much of the recovery in activity had already run its course.

“The speed of the catch-up could as a result slow in the coming months,” INSEE said in a note accompanying the survey.

The overall rebound in business

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Germany on ‘Road to Recovery’ as Business Morale Brightens Further | Investing News

By Michael Nienaber and Rene Wagner

BERLIN (Reuters) – German business morale improved more than expected in August as both manufacturing and services picked up steam, a survey showed on Tuesday, boosting hopes that Europe’s largest economy is set for a strong recovery following the massive coronavirus shock.

The Ifo institute said its business climate index rose to 92.6 from a downwardly revised 90.4 in July. This was the fourth monthly increase in a row and came in better than economists’ expectations for 92.2.

Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe said he expected the economy to grow by almost 7% on the quarter in the July-September period after it posted a record plunge of 9.7% in the previous three months at the height of the pandemic.

“The German economy is on the road to recovery,” Ifo President Clemens Fuest said in a statement, adding that firms assessed their current business situation much

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Digital Ordering News: The One-Stop Knowledge Delivering Digital Business Intelligence To Empower Ventures In the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry

With the emergence of advanced technologies and growing digital penetration, several industry sectors have become heavily dependent on the internet. The dining, food, and restaurant industry, in particular, has adopted digital ordering means in order to keep up with the latest trends. 

Almost all business operations have turned digital, and this shift has proved to be beneficial. Unlike the traditional means of running a business, the digital medium offers enhanced convenience to consumers and also reduces operational cost on the business end. At the same time, digital ordering has opened up newer avenues for those businesses which cannot afford to open a physical restaurant per se. 

Having said that, it is extremely important for businesses in this space to have a complete idea, both operationally and technically, about the digital landscape. In this context, Digital Ordering News is delivering advanced digital business intelligence to help businesses seamlessly operate in this

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