Food pantries for months have relied on a government-sponsored food box program to serve a spike in needy families during the pandemic. But the latest batch of boxes includes an item some find unpalatable as the election nears: a letter signed by President Donald Trump.



a group of people standing in a park: Workers help distribute food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Sept. 29, 2020, at the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation's food distribution site in the 7900 block of South Halsted Street in Chicago. Other boxes of food, not those from the GCFD, came from the federal government and contained a latter from The White House which bore the signature of President Donald Trump.


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Workers help distribute food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Sept. 29, 2020, at the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s food distribution site in the 7900 block of South Halsted Street in Chicago. Other boxes of food, not those from the GCFD, came from the federal government and contained a latter from The White House which bore the signature of President Donald Trump.

The letter, printed in both English and Spanish on White House letterhead, highlights the Farmers to Families Food Box program and includes general safety information for preventing COVID-19 transmission.

It does not mention

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Leaders of the nation’s movie theater business, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, are urging Congress to provide bailout funds so the industry can survive.

The letter urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to redirect unallocated funds from the CARES Act to proposals that help businesses that have suffered the steepest revenue drops due to the pandemic. The National Association of Theatre Owners, the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association and more than 70 directors, producers, and writers signed the letter.

Signers include Wes Anderson, Judd Apatow, James Cameron, Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood, Paul Feig, Greta Gerwig,
Evan Goldberg, Barry Jenkins, Patty Jenkins, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen, Christopher Nolan, David O. Russell,
Martin Scorsese, M. Night Shyamalan, Zack Snyder, Steven Soderbergh, Denis Villeneuve, Taika Waititi, James Wan and Lulu

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In an effort to promote racial equality, Harvard Business School said it would boost its enrollment of Black students in future classes, hire a chief diversity officer and recruit more Black faculty and staff. The school plans to build more issues of race and diversity into its case-study method of teaching and make conversations about race a higher priority in its curriculum, it said last week.

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1. The school recently acknowledged past missteps involving race.

In June, following the national outcry stemming from George Floyd’s death while in police custody, Nitin Nohria, dean of the school, wrote a letter that said past efforts to recruit Black students to Harvard were insufficient. “I apologize that we have not fought racism as effectively as we could have,” he wrote.

2. The number of Black M.B.A. students at the school has stagnated.

For three decades the number of Black students on

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Soon after closing his short-lived Bushwick bakery, the Awkward Scone, in June this year, chef Eric See set off on a weeks-long road trip through New Mexico, where he grew up. After more than a decade spent working as a pastry chef in New York for industry veterans like former Locanda Verde star Karen DeMasco, running pop-ups, and opening up his own establishment, See wondered if he had it in him to continue in the city after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated his business, like countless others across the city.



a store front at day: Eric See’s second NYC restaurant, Ursula, opens in Crown Heights today


Eric See’s second NYC restaurant, Ursula, opens in Crown Heights today

While driving through New Mexico, however, See soon realized that the situation there wasn’t much different either. Despite the odds, restaurants were trying to survive however best they could. Upon his return to New York, See was transfixed by a new-found enthusiasm he could see on the streets of Brooklyn,

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Palos Park police are warning the public about a recent unemployment scam.

Palos Park police say thieves claimed to work at local business to get IL unemployment benefits

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The south suburban police department said thieves tried to collect unemployment benefits from a local business in Palos Park.

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Those thieves allegedly claimed they were employees at the business, getting $484 a week.

Police call this a scam and are now investigating the fraud.

RELATED: Calumet City woman without unemployment benefits after stranger allegedly files in her name

These scammers are not only causing problems for the businesses they claim to work for but also are potentially costing taxpayers millions of dollars, authorities said.

Business owners or residents who receive an unemployment letter they know nothing about, or information on employees they do not have, should contact the local police department and the Illinois Department

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Ilitch Holdings Inc. on Wednesday notified employees on Wednesday of a realignment within business operations, including furloughs and layoffs within Tigers business operations, as part of a wider-ranging adjustment across Ilitch Sports and Entertainment, MLB.com has learned.
The moves are not expected to affect the Tigers’ baseball operations, where Ilitch

Ilitch Holdings Inc. on Wednesday notified employees on Wednesday of a realignment within business operations, including furloughs and layoffs within Tigers business operations, as part of a wider-ranging adjustment across Ilitch Sports and Entertainment, MLB.com has learned.

The moves are not expected to affect the Tigers’ baseball operations, where Ilitch Sports and Entertainment reaffirmed its commitment to invest in player development, sports science and scouting.

“We are preparing for when our venues will be able to safely welcome guests, we are aggressively booking events into the future and we are continuing to strategically invest in our teams, including in player

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MIAMI, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PowerVerde Inc. OTCQB (“PWVI”), a Florida-based energy systems developer, and 374Water Inc. (“374water”), a North Carolina-based social impact, cleantech company, today announced that they have executed a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to merge. The combined company will offer a water and waste resource recovery system using Supercritical Water Oxidation (“SCWO”) and a proprietary heat recovery and expander system based on PowerVerde’s wet steam cycle.

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the LOI, PWVI will issue new shares of PWVI stock to 374Water shareholders such that 374Water shareholders will own approximately 60% of the combined company, and PWVI shareholders will own approximately 40%. The merger is subject to adjustments and the achievement of certain milestones and satisfaction of conditions by both parties prior to closing, including the raising of additional capital.

“The merger of our two companies will

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Superconductor Technologies Inc. (“STI” or the “Company”) today announced that it received a letter from the Nasdaq Hearing Panel (“Panel”) determining to delist the shares of the Company’s common stock from The Nasdaq Stock Market. As a result of the decision, suspension of trading in the shares will be effective at the open of business on September 30, 2020.

As previously disclosed, the Company appealed to the Panel on February 27, 2020 due to its failure to maintain compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum closing bid price rule (“Bid Price Rule”) and minimum $2.5 million in shareholder equity (“Shareholder Equity Rule”). The Company had previously cured its Shareholder Equity Rule deficiency. Under Nasdaq rules, as adjusted for the April 2020 Nasdaq rule change to allow for the tolling of the compliance period for companies experiencing a deficiency regarding the Bid Price Rule, the Company

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The company did not reveal what percentage of its workforce that entailed, but it’s believed the U.S. theme parks employ about 200,000 people, which would make the layoffs a workforce reduction of 14 percent.

Disney parks in California remain closed while Florida parks, which reopened in July, have been underperforming.

The company had furloughed 100,000 employees worldwide at the height of the lockdowns in the spring. Many were brought back when Walt Disney World reopened this summer.

Theme parks have taken the brunt of the toll as the virus has limited or scuttled public gatherings. In the most recent April-June quarter, Disney’s theme-park division reported less than a billion dollars in revenue, after taking in nearly $7 billion in the same period in 2019. The division posted a loss of $2 billion over the period.

Business has not significantly picked up since. On an earnings call in August, Bob Chapek,

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  • President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that it will be “a big WIN” for the US if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
  • “Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court,” he wrote, less than a day after nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
  • Democrats condemned Trump’s message with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting that the president had all but admitted that he plans to invalidate Obamacare.
  • “She will be the vote that takes away health care for millions of Americans, including 130 million people and counting with pre-existing conditions,” Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow told Fox News about Barrett.
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President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that it will be a victory for the United States if the Supreme Court dismantles

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