Coronavirus evacuee returned to isolation after visiting North Star Mall

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: This story is a look back at some of the biggest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. See a full timeline here.

On March 2, 2020, North Star Mall closed its doors for 24 hours for a deep cleaning after a potential exposure to COVID-19 from a coronavirus evacuee who had visited a few stores before she was notified of a positive test result and returned to isolation.

The visit set off a panic around the city. It was the first time San Antonio residents were made aware of a potential exposure to

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Surprise rebound after November dip

Shoppers make their way through Grand Coastal Mall on Black Friday, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S., November 27, 2020.

Micah Green | Reuters

Procrastinating shoppers found they couldn’t avoid the mall during the holidays.

A data analysis released this week by Placer.ai shows how shopper visits to malls have ebbed and flowed amid the Covid pandemic. The research firm, which uses cellphone data to track consumer behavior, studied foot traffic at more than two dozen “top-tier” malls across the country over the span of the year.

Visits to the malls tracked,

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Frozen food sales up 21% as COVID alters shopping and eating behaviors

A new report from the American Frozen Food Institute and FMI—the Food Industry Association finds frozen foods were among the fastest-growing categories in the grocery store during COVID-19, with clear signs that the trend toward frozen will continue to grow beyond the pandemic.

The Power of Frozen 2021 identifies megatrends influencing the demand for frozen foods, including increased engagement in all categories, online shopping and health and well-being. 

“The frozen food aisle has been a growth driver for retailers since 2016 with acceleration ahead of most other departments,” said AFFI

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Stock Market News for Oct 2, 2020

Wall Street closed modestly higher on Thursday after a choppy session. All the three major stock indexes closed well below their intraday highs as hope for a fresh round of fiscal stimulus disappeared. A series of mixed economic data indicated that the pace of the U.S. economic recovery have waned. The Dow and the S&P 500 gained modestly while rebound of the technology sector lifted the Nasdaq Composite.

How Did The Benchmarks Perform?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rose 0.1% to close at 27,816.90, maintaining 2-day winning streak. Notably, 24 components of the 30-stock index ended in the green

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