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NIght out in Moscow: few masks and many shrugs at rising coronavirus cases

That morning, Russia had announced more than 12,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past day — a record increase for the country with the world’s fourth-largest number of cases. Then, on Tuesday, Russia set a record for daily deaths from the coronavirus with 244. On Wednesday, it was 239 deaths linked to the virus, and 14,200 new cases.

The autumn spike in infections in Russia had seemed inevitable. After a two-month spring lockdown with strict restrictions, there were practically no constraints over the summer. With the long Russian winter ahead, the prevailing mood in Moscow, at least, is to shrug off the coronavirus anxieties for now and take what comes.

Mask requirements exist, but they’re rarely observed or enforced. While some establishments do temperature checks at the door, there’s no social distancing inside or limits on capacity.

The question I’m asked most often when catching up with friends and

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People are shopping for groceries less often but buying more items, Tesco said, as it reported rising pre-tax profits of $709 million



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New Tesco CEO Ken Murphy. Ben Stevens/Parsons Media/Handout via REUTERS

  • Tesco’s total revenues grew 8.6% in the six months to August, it said on Wednesday, thanks to a surge in online shopping during the pandemic.
  • In the UK, online sales at the grocery giant nearly doubled in the quarter to August.
  • Customers favored Tesco’s smaller, local stores over its larger supermarkets, it said. People are shopping less often — but buying more.
  • Tesco’s operating profit fell 4.5% in the first half of the year, reflecting the £533 million ($686 million) it spent on its COVID-19 response, but it posted a 28.7% jump in pre-tax profit to £551 million ($709 million).
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British supermarket giant Tesco has reported rising sales and pre-tax profit, largely thanks to the boom in online grocery shopping during lockdown.

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These Apparel Players Are Adapting to Rising Online Shopping

Players in Retail – Apparel and Shoes industry are leaving no stone unturned to improve top-line performance and expand customer base. Amid fears of the ongoing pandemic and resultant social distancing, companies have been directing resources toward digital platforms, accelerating fleet optimization and augmenting supply chain. Retailers have also been focusing on superior product strategy and advancement of omni-channel capabilities. No wonder, industry participants have been aggressively adopting strategies and making planned investments to cater to consumer demand and behavior in the new normal.

Digitization Key to Growth

Zumiez Inc. ZUMZ is striving to expand its e-commerce and omni-channel platforms to provide consumers with the facility of quick and easy access to its products and brands. In this regard, the company has considerably enhanced customers’ experience by integrating its physical and digital networks. This enables customers to access inventories through all channels, alongside availing facilities like buy online, pick up

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Smart Clothing Market Rising Globally at a CAGR of 74.0% with New Innovation, Latest Trend, Technology and Research 2020 to 2026

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Market Insights Reports has published the obtainability of a new statistical data to its repository titled as, Smart Clothing Market. It provides the industry overview with market growth analysis with a historical & futuristic perspective for the following parameters; cost, revenue, demands, and supply data (as applicable). Furthermore, the report also sheds light on recent developments and technological platforms, in addition to distinctive tools, and methodologies that will help to propel the performance of industries. The report also presents forecasts for Smart Clothing investments from 2020 to 2026.

The global Smart Clothing market is valued at US$ 110.7 million in 2020 is expected to reach US$ 5527 million by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 74.0% during 2021-2026.

To check how we have included the

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Women’s college basketball’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 — South Carolina still on top, Baylor rising

If we’re going to have a college basketball season, we are going to need rankings.

The NCAA announced that the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season will begin Nov. 25. Now, conferences are sorting out what a delayed start and 27-game limit will mean for scheduling and how to move forward with the NCAA’s health and safety guidelines.

But if we still don’t know everything about how the season will work, we know it’s on. And since six months have passed since any games were played, it’s worth taking stock of a college basketball landscape that no longer includes names such as Chennedy Carter, Lauren Cox and Sabrina Ionescu (not to mention Muffet McGraw) but still features the likes of Dana Evans, Rhyne Howard, Aari McDonald and Michaela Onyenwere.

We’ll do this again before the first game finally tips, but ESPN.com’s Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel cast their votes

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Alcohol consumption rising sharply during pandemic, especially among women

Joe Dinan felt an anxious pulse in his ears as he walked out of CVS and spotted the liquor store across the street. Having lost his job during the pandemic, he’d had plenty of time to run errands. But he couldn’t shake how hopeless he felt, marooned from his own sense of purpose. And the liquor store was right where he’d left it. A small bottle of vodka won out over his recovery.

In the age of pandemic, uncertainty lingers in the air. Now, new data shows that during the COVID-19 crisis, American adults have sharply increased their consumption of alcohol, drinking on more days per month, and to greater excess. Heavy drinking among women especially has soared.

The study, released Tuesday by the RAND corporation and supported by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), compared adults’ drinking habits from 2019 to now. Surveying 1,540 adults across

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Paris Fashion Week strides on despite rising Covid-19 cases

Paris Fashion Week, the last of the “big four,” begins today following three weeks of unprecedented fashion events in New York, London and Milan as the global pandemic wears on.



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The Eiffel Tower and the dome of Les Invalides, are seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris

During a fashion month like no other, the Spring-Summer 2021 shows have been a mixed bag in a number of ways, but format has by far been the biggest variable. In New York and London, designers leaned on the power of technology to share their collections with the world, favoring — or succumbing to — livestreamed presentations and pre-filmed videos instead of physical runway shows in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.



a person wearing a hat: Cecilie Bahnsen Spring-Summer 2021


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Cecilie Bahnsen Spring-Summer 2021

Milan’s fashion week offered a more balanced mix of formats and in Paris, well, it

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