Fake COVID-19 news makes you want to treat yourself on the cheap

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People exposed to fake news during the already uncertain COVID-19 era are simultaneously compelled to treat themselves and to try to save money, according to new research from CU Boulder and the University of New Hampshire.


The findings are published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Participants exposed to fake news said they felt more uncertainty about their lives. The researchers found this effect was compounded by the pandemic. It even occurred when researchers reminded participants that fake news exists.

The researchers then asked participants a series of questions about making hypothetical choices between premium or cost-effective food and grocery products.

“The finding that surprised us is that this uncertainty can cause people to feel a joint desire to save their money for a murky future and also to spend a little bit to make themselves feel better about

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IMF urges governments to maintain Covid-19 support, as restrictions tighten – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

Covid-19 fears are weighing on the financial markets again today, as rising infections put governments under pressure to consider fresh, tougher restrictions to combat the pandemic.

Overnight, the number of infections worldwide has passed 38 million, with cases still rising sharply. In France, president Emmanuel Macron, is expected to make a significant announcement about additional national lockdown measures later today.

Yesterday, the Netherlands government ordered a partial lockdown after seeing cases surge, with PM Mark Rutte warning “That hurts, but it’s the only way.”

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October 13, 2020

Rutte’s plan includes the closure of bars and restaurants, and limit on the size of social gatherings.

We’re also expecting Northern Ireland to announce wide-ranging

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What the state’s new COVID-19 strategy means for Utahns

Utah’s leaders on Tuesday rolled out a new strategy for curbing the spread of COVID-19 across the state, announcing that county-level restrictions going forward will be tied to local data on how the virus is being transmitted.



(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.


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(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

The system is replacing the color-coded guidelines that state officials have previously used as they’ve imposed economic restrictions across Utah. Under this new framework, most of the state will fall under a mask mandate as a “jump start” for at least the next two weeks, while a swath of detailed industry guidelines will disappear.

And state officials made clear that their plan won’t work unless individuals and business owners take personal responsibility for stopping the spread of the disease.

“Our announcement of this

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Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Systems Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Hunter Industries Inc and NxEco Inc | Technavio |

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

The global smart sprinkler irrigation systems market size is expected to grow by USD 442.81 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market growth compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. Moreover, healthy growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17%.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Systems Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Read the 120-page report with TOC on “Smart Sprinkler Irrigation Systems Market Analysis Report by End-user (Commercial and Residential) and Geography (North America, APAC, Europe, MEA, and South America), and the Segment Forecasts,

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Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Technology Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Comcast RISE Initiative Provides Small Businesses with Free Marketing Insights and Opportunities to Apply for Media, Technology Upgrades and Grants Up To $10,000

Black-Owned Small Businesses, Those Impacted Most by the Pandemic, are the First Eligible Applicants for Comcast RISE Resources and Grants.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years. The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades, including media campaigns and connectivity, computer and voice equipment, as well as free marketing insights to all applicants.

U.S. small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the number of U.S. active business owners dropped from 15 million to 11.7 million from February to April. The study

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UK tech visa applications hit record high despite Covid-19

The number of applications for the UK’s Tech Nation visa rose to its highest level on record last month as the thriving sector shrugged off the impact of coronavirus.

Applications for the visa, which grants employees and founders in the tech sector the right to work in the UK for up to five years, hit a record-breaking 122 in September.

Read more: UK biotech secures record £1bn investment in third quarter

Across the third quarter numbers were up 42 per cent on the previous three months and eight per cent compared to the same period last year.

“The data flies in the face of claims that remote working and Covid-19 will deter people coming to the UK to work,” said Stephen Kelly, chair of Tech Nation.

“Quite the contrary. In an environment where talented entrepreneurs are facing potential obstacles in moving to the US, the UK is a natural home.”

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Clinical Trials & the COVID-19 Vaccine

Findings Uncover More than 1 in 3 Americans Don’t Trust How Quickly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Are Moving

LONDON, Oct. 01, 2020, the global business intelligence provider for the biopharma industry, today released its “Pulse Report: Clinical Trials & the COVID-19 Vaccine” study which uncovered American sentiment and confidence around COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. According to the data, more than 1 in 3 (35%) Americans don’t trust how quickly the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are moving, and more than 1 in 5 (23%) don’t think pharmaceutical companies have consumers’ best interests at mind during COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

The study conducted with third-party research firm YouGov,found that while Americans are wary of the current vaccine development process, they are paying attention to it with 22% saying they regularly look for updates on COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. As such, developers must prioritize further education and transparency around the process.

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COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Attracts Ideas from Across U.S. to Address Health Pandemic Challenges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced 13 health-tech companies from across the nation will showcase solutions that address some of the major challenges of the current health pandemic today at the GuideWell COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Showcase. A virtual substance abuse support system and an AI-powered COVID-19 symptom attestation platform are among the concepts and prototypes that will be featured.

All of the ideas focus on increasing the scope and scale of resources to reduce the complex stress factors COVID-19 is having on our country’s health care system. 

“Overcoming the health care challenges associated with COVID-19 requires out-of-the-box thinking from some of the brightest minds,” said Camille Harrison, senior vice president and chief operating officer of GuideWell Commercial Markets and GuideWell Innovation. “It is more imperative than ever

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Global Printed Circuits Market to 2025 – COVID-19 Impact Analysis – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “World – Printed Circuits – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Update: COVID-19 Impact” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global printed circuit market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.

Data coverage:

  • Global market volume and value
  • Per Capita consumption
  • Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
  • Global production, split by region and country
  • Global trade (exports and imports)
  • Export and import prices
  • Market trends, drivers and restraints
  • Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:

  • Take advantage of the latest data
  • Find deeper insights into current market developments
  • Discover vital success factors affecting the market

This report is designed

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Global Printed Circuits Market to 2025 – COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The “World – Printed Circuits – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Update: COVID-19 Impact” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global printed circuit market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.

Data coverage:

  • Global market volume and value

  • Per Capita consumption

  • Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term

  • Global production, split by region and country

  • Global trade (exports and imports)

  • Export and import prices

  • Market trends, drivers and restraints

  • Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:

  • Take advantage of the latest data

  • Find deeper insights into current market developments

  • Discover vital success factors affecting the market

This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors,

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