The Daily Populous

Friday March 20th, 2020 night edition

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Scanning store shelves right now, this is evident; entire aisles of canned goods and toiletries are wiped out.

"To help keep our stores stocked with fresh, affordable food and essentials, we're now hiring .

Grocery store chains like Aldi, Safeway, and Albertsons are also advertising positions, ranging from cashiers and clerks to warehouse workers and delivery drivers.

Chef and philanthropist José Andrés reinforced this message through an early-morning tweet from the aisles of a Washington, D.C. grocery store.

It's also on grocery store managers and employees to navigate current sanitation and cleanliness recommendations, while also keeping the shelves stocked.

"Minnesota and Vermont have now officially designated another group of workers as emergency personnel: grocery clerks," writes Becky Z. Dernbach.

"This means the workers hurrying to stock shelves and check out customers in those states will also receive free child care. »

Elon Musk says Tesla will make ventilators for hospitals if needed

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will make ventilators for hospitals "if there is a shortage.".

We will make ventilators if there is a shortage — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 19, 2020.

The ventilators Musk is referring to are likely mechanical ventilators that are used in treating critical COVID-19. »

Flagship Android smartphones lose their value twice as fast as iPhones

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During the first year, an iPhone typically loses -23.45 percent of its value, dropping to -45.46 percent of its initial value during the second year.

But it's not just high-end Android smartphones that experience huge levels of depreciation over the first two years.

According to BankMyCell, Android devices with launch prices of $350 or less lose half their trade-in value in just one year. »

Here Are the 51 Republican Senators Who Just Voted Against Expanding Paid Sick Leave to All Workers

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Republican senators on Wednesday teamed up to kill an amendment introduced by Democratic Sen. Patty Murray that would have expanded paid sick leave to millions of U.S. workers left out of a bipartisan coronavirus relief package.

Every Republican present for the vote, 51 in total, voted against the amendment while every Senate Democrat voted in favor.

"[Fifty one] Republican senators just voted against an amendment... that would have expanded paid leave to millions of Americans left out of the package," tweeted progressive advocacy group Indivisible. »

Starbucks Employees Are Begging the Company to Shut Down Stores Because of Coronavirus: ‘Coffee Is Not Essential’

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Starbucks employees are pleading with executives of the $66 billion coffee juggernaut to immediately close thousands of its stores in an effort to avoid sickening employees and customers.

Johnson believes it’s in both customers’ and employees’ best interests to shut down entirely rather than operate at reduced capacity or with limited interaction.

Part of the petition also includes a plea to extend paid leave to all employees while stores are closed. »