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Greece Shortens Business Hours for Some Retailers to Stem COVID-19 Spread | World News

ATHENS (Reuters) – Some Greek retail stores must close earlier from Saturday until Oct. 4, authorities said, further tightening restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the greater Athens area and other parts of the country.

In a state address on Thursday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis cautioned Greeks to stick to mask-wearing and social-distancing to help avert a second lockdown which would have a “dramatic impact” on the economy.

On Friday, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said that kiosks, mini markets and wine stores will close from midnight until 5 a.m. in Athens and other areas with a high caseload, including the islands of Lesbos and Mykonos.

Drug stores and gas stations will be exempt from the new measure.

Greece last week imposed an upper limit of nine people in all public gatherings outdoors and suspended indoor and outdoor concerts in Athens.

Health authorities reported 286 cases of

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 20: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 20, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Steelers and Colts are among the best NFL bets in Week 3.

We’ve hit Week 3 in the NFL season and it feels like we’ve hit a milestone for gambling information. Each team has played one home game and one road game, giving us some context for how everyone will play this season. We’ve seen some teams emerge as surprises while others haven’t lived up to the hype. Let’s take a look at five of the NFL’s best bets for Week 3 with all lines courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.

5. NFL Week 3 best bets: Minnesota Vikings +2.5

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Pandemic top economic challenge but the pain is not evenly spread: CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q3 2020)

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2020 /CNW/ – A majority of Canadian business leaders consider the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic the number one challenge hindering the country’s economic growth, according to a new survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

About half (52 per cent) of respondents cited the pandemic fall out as the top economic challenge; much greater than the next identified factor. However, the findings of the latest CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q3 2020) also revealed that not all businesses are feeling the pain. While the majority of professional accountants in leadership positions surveyed (58 per cent) reported decreased revenues for their organizations since the start of the pandemic, 20 per cent also reported unchanged revenues while 21 per cent reported increased revenues.

Optimism among the survey participants regarding the Canadian economy sits at 17 per cent which is  dwarfed by those expressing a pessimistic

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Alicast: US Businesses Spread Their Global Wings on Alibaba.com

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Spearheading the transformation has been John Caplan. He’s president of Alibaba.com for North America and Europe. He joined us recently on Alicast. Below is a transcript of that conversation, edited for length and clarity.

I’ve gotta ask you this. You’ve become a very public voice and face and evangelizer for Alibaba.com. In entrepreneurial circles, people know who you are. For those who don’t, can you talk about who John Kaplan is and what got you here?

Well, I think the, the most important part of my experience at Alibaba.com is helping to transform our business from being a yellow pages platform or directory of the high-quality factories in China into being a global platform that enables buyers and sellers around the world to connect with one another, create contracts with one another and do trade, right? We’ve gone from

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How Texans safety Michael Thomas spread ‘End Racism’ shirts throughout NFL in Week 1

As Week 1 of the NFL season kicked off, thousands of players stood together in solidarity in their fight against racism and systemic oppression. Their message – presented on black T-shirts worn as they arrived at stadiums or took the field for pre-game warmups – was clear and impossible to distort. 

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“An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us,” the front of the shirts read, printed over the shadowed statement, “One team,” above the logos of the National Football League and NFL Players Association. The backs of the T-shirts read “End Racism,” in big, block letters.

The shirts were the product of a collaboration from Houston Texans safety Michael Thomas, his apparel company and the NFLPA. The NFL, and Nike, which owns exclusive on-field apparel rights, signed

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As Week 1 of the NFL season kicked off, thousands of players stood together in solidarity in their fight against racism and systemic oppression. Their message – presented on black T-shirts worn as they arrived at stadiums or took the field for pre-game warmups – was clear and impossible to distort. 

“An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us,” the front of the shirts read, printed over the shadowed statement, “One team,” above the logos of the National Football League and NFL Players Association. The backs of the T-shirts read “End Racism,” in big, block letters.

The shirts were the product of a collaboration from Houston Texans safety Michael Thomas, his apparel company and the NFLPA. The NFL,

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Facebook spread rumors about arsonists setting fires in Oregon. It’s part of their business model.

As wildfires were burning across Oregon and California this week, conspiracy theories about how the fires started were moving nearly as rapidly on Facebook. Posts falsely blaming members of antifa or Black Lives Matter spread across the platform nearly unchecked, causing calls about “antifa arsonists” to clog emergency phone lines. Local and national law enforcement had to spend precious time and resources rebutting the false claims, instead of rescuing residents and aiding in evacuations.

Facebook said last Saturday that it was banning fire-related conspiracy talk from the platform. But, according to research by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the misinformation continued to circulate for days afterward, eluding whatever mechanisms Facebook had put in place to end it.

Facebook had time to prepare for such a contingency; it is certainly not the first time the company has been called upon — but unable — to quell conspiracy-mongering

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Browns vs. Bengals picks: Point spread, total, player props and trends for Thursday Night Football in Week 2

One week of NFL is in the books, and besides the lack of fans in almost every stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was basically professional football as we’ve come to know and love, with plenty of scoring, a few shocking upsets and everything else you get in Week 1. That includes a disappointing showing from a Browns team that has built some buzz under a new regime, as well as a highly-touted No. 1 overall pick at quarterback losing his first game.

First, let’s talk about Joe Burrow. While it wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard, the rookie out of LSU looked like he belonged in his debut, leading his team down the field late and seemingly throwing a go-ahead touchdown that was nullified by a questionable flag before watching the Bengals kicker fail to send the game into overtime. The loss is what we’ve come to expect for

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Week 1 NFL odds, picks, schedule, how to watch, streaming: Expert picks against the spread, survivor, more

The first NFL Sunday of the season is finally within reach, and we’re here to get you ready for the action. We’re already 1/256th of the way through the season after the Chiefs took care of business in the Thursday night opener, reprising their win over the Texans from last season’s playoffs. Thirty more teams are hoping to join the Chiefs at 1-0 to start the year, but only half of them (at best) can be successful. 

Who will be those teams to pick up the win and, more importantly, who will cover the spread? We’re going to cover that right now.

Each week, we’ll collect all of the best picks and gambling content from CBSSports.com and SportsLine in one place, so you can get picks against the spread from our CBS Sports experts as well as additional feature content for each game, including plays from top SportsLine experts and

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