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  • Some social media users have urged others to boycott Prime Day because of a theory that an influx of packages will affect the US Postal Service’s ability to handle mail-in ballots. 
  • That’s not the case, a USPS spokesperson told Business Insider. 
  • The post office processes packages and first-class mail on different machines — and the USPS is equipped to handle surges in parcel volume — the spokesperson said. 
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Amazon’s annual Prime Day event kicks off Tuesday, and some social media users have expressed concerns that the surge in packages could affect the US Postal Service’s capacity to handle mail-in ballots, given that the presidential election is just weeks away. 

But the Postal Service says those claims are unfounded. 

The post office processes mail and packages on different equipment, a Postal Service spokesperson told Business Insider via email.

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The country’s cold storage capacity and cold storage real estate stock are set to grow significantly grow and could double by 2023, according to real estate consultancy CBRE.

In 2019, the storage capacity in the country was 37-39 million tonnes. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the cold storage segment is expected to witness robust demand on the back of a surge in online grocery and fresh food sales.

CBRE South Asia, in its report, estimates the cold storage segment in India to grow steeply over the next few years on the back of a strong consumer and industrial base. Following the Covid outbreak, the demand for cold storage is also being fuelled by a wider omni-channel distribution of F&G (food and groceries) across tier I and tier II cities in the country. The cold chain network would also play a vital role in reducing the loss of produce and improving cold

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The Centre has received requests from companies for setting up 20 gigaatts (GW) of domestic solar module and cell manufacturing capacity.

Speaking at the India PV Edge 2020 virtual symposium, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh said: “Expression of intent for setting up 20 GW of module and cell manufacturing have been received by the Centre.”

According to Singh, this is on the back of various steps taken by the government to support the domestic manufacturing industry, “These have come after India decided to have a safeguard duty, customs duty and the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) to prevent dumping and protect the domestic solar manufacturing industry.”

Singh said the ALMM is expected to be approved and finalised for new tenders from this month itself.

Commenting on how there may be more support for innovation in the solar energy sector,

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — St. Louis County plans to ease restrictions on high-contact sports and capacity limitations at restaurants.



Sam Page wearing a suit and tie: County Executive Sam Page speaks at a news conference on Sept 23, 2020.


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County Executive Sam Page speaks at a news conference on Sept 23, 2020.


A spokesperson for County Executive Dr. Sam Page’s office told KMOV the county plans to rollback some restrictions as COVID-19 case numbers continue to improve in the county.

Doug Moore said Page will announce these changes at Monday morning’s press conference. The briefing will start at 8:30 a.m. Make sure to download the KMOV News App to watch it live.

The county has seen more than 25,000 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 1, St. Louis County and City accounted for 80% of Missouri’s total cases. On October 1, that number went down to 25%.

[RELATED: We’re breaking down cases by county in Missouri and Illinois]

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India Inc estimates capacity utilisation of more than 50 per cent during second half, that is October-March, of the current fiscal. This will happen for first time since advent of the pandemic early this year.

“A steady recovery of the Indian economy is on the anvil as corporate India restarts business and economic activity, with lockdowns being increasingly relaxed in many parts of the country,” industry lobbying group Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) said in a statement. This optimism has come after key highfrequency indicators showed much better performance in September. These include GST collection (₹ 95,480 crore, 4 per cent rise), export (growth of 5.3 per cent), e-way bill generation (record 5.74 crore), PMI-Manufacturing (56.8 in September) and power generation (13 per cent).

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According to CII, it is important to allow a complete opening of the economy for demand to pick up, which in turn will propel

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The government on Wednesday issued new guidelines for permitting more activities to open from October 15, outside the Containment Zones. This includes opening up of cinemas/theatres/multiplexes up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity.

For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/UT governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, in a graded manner, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement.

“The new guidelines, issued, are based on the feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments,” it said.

It said online/distance learning should continue to be the preferred mode of teaching and shall be encouraged. If students prefer attending online classes they must be permitted.

Students may attend schools/institutions only with the written consent of parents, it further said adding that attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental

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a group of people standing in front of a store: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, gesturing, speaks with small business owner Kristy Zimmerman and her husband, Jake, about the challenging business environment during the Covid-19 pandemic at the Uptown Curl hair salon in Stillwater, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. At left is DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)


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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, gesturing, speaks with small business owner Kristy Zimmerman and her husband, Jake, about the challenging business environment during the Covid-19 pandemic at the Uptown Curl hair salon in Stillwater, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. At left is DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Kristy Zimmerman had to shutter her Uptown Curl hair salons in Stillwater and Minneapolis. They remained closed for 2½ months.

“It was pretty awful,” Zimmerman said. “The bills were still due, and I wasn’t getting unemployment. It took about eight weeks to get unemployment. I had some savings, thankfully, but that was really hard.”

Since June 1, Zimmerman’s salon in Stillwater has been back in business, but operating at 50 percent capacity. Her Uptown Minneapolis salon opened a week later due to the protests and unrest in

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  • Total planned investment is around 500 million USD over five years to raise manufacturing capacity
  • Continues long-term strategy of increasing capacity to respond to growing industry demand and new market opportunities
  • Cytiva hiring nearly 1,000 personnel in Austria, China, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States
  • New manufacturing lines, 24/7 shift patterns, and increased automation will deliver additional manufacturing capacity

AMERSHAM, United Kingdom, Sept. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cytiva, a global life sciences leader, is expanding its manufacturing capacity and hiring personnel in key areas to support the long-term growth of the biotechnology industry.


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Emmanuel Ligner, President and CEO, Cytiva, says: “We know from our customers that availability and lead time are the most important considerations after quality. Cytiva’s long-term commitment is to deliver the best product, at the right time, and support our customers with expertise.  The industry is growing rapidly, now

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Flossie Norton, 68, of Detroit checks out the Majestic Theatre marquee as she and her grandson Michael Morgan, 10, of Detroit get out for some fresh air. “The streets are naked” said Norton. (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has paved the way for a more extensive opening of concert venues in Michigan starting Oct. 9 — though it will still be far from business as usual for struggling clubs and theaters. 

Under an executive order issued Friday, the governor will permit attendance at indoor performance venues to grow to 20 people per 1,000 square feet for open spaces, and 20% of capacity for fixed-seating situations. 

Attendance will be capped at 500 regardless. 

Whitmer’s previous order, issued early in the summer, had limited indoor performance venues to 10 people.

Outdoor venues, previously limited to 100, will be allowed 30 people per 1,000 square feet, or 30%

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The Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday because of a loss in revenue and in anticipation of an uncertain 2021, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.

The move follows a significant round of cuts on the baseball side in August.

Based on advice from medical experts, as well as restrictions because of local ordinances, the Cubs are not expecting full capacity inside Wrigley Field at the beginning of next season.

It’s possible only season-ticket holders will be allowed to attend games. They’ll get first priority as they make up about 50% of overall ticket holders, which is about the same capacity the team is expecting to allow inside the stadium.

The Cubs expect to miss out on about 75% of their revenue in 2020,

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