The Daily Populous

Monday November 30th, 2020 night edition

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“We had business from different states we had never seen before,” said Alyson Jones Turner, who owns the store with her mother, Janet Webster Jones.

“Our being able to walk now has a lot to do with that moment.”.

Allison K. Hill, the chief executive of the American Booksellers Association, said the group surveyed its 1,750 members in July and received responses from about 400 of them.

Of those who answered, about a third said their sales were down 40 percent or more for the year.

But another 26 percent said their sales were flat, or even up.

The organization plans to do another survey in January, and Ms. Hill said she expects that positive number to have eroded.

Even at stores where sales have held on, profits are often down, Ms. Hill said. »

Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Chicago's O'Hare Airport: Source

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The very first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on a United Airlines flight from Brussels, Belgium, NBC News has learned.

As reported Saturday, a source said "United Airlines has already flown its first chartered cargo flight to the United States from Brussels to Chicago with the vaccine on board.".

Advisors to the CDC plan to meet on Tuesday to vote on who should be the first to get the vaccine. »

Wisconsin recount adds 87 votes to Biden’s victory over Trump

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A recount of the 2020 election results in two of the largest counties in Wisconsin has confirmed that Joe Biden won the state by more than 20,000 votes over Donald Trump.

The recount actually added 87 more votes to Mr Biden’s lead than was initially reported.

Wisconsin election officials had informed the Trump campaign that if they wanted a recount of the entire state it would cost them $7.9m. »