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‘Ridiculous double standard’: LA residents condemn maze of Covid restrictions | Los Angeles

Jeffrey Merrihue had just finished installing $80,000 worth of dining booths on the street outside his informal Italian eatery blocks away from the Pacific Ocean when word came down that Los Angeles county was instituting a three-week ban on outdoor dining.

Not only was he not amused – he thought the decision was misguided and desperately unfair.

“Are you kidding me?” Merrihue said, sitting in one of the booths that the city of Santa Monica encouraged him to build on a line of metered parking spots. “I have to close outdoor dining, while people are mobbing indoor malls? When

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California governor imposes new restrictions in pandemic

“We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said. “California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet — faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer. The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes.”

Newsom’s so-called emergency brake will halt reopening plans and put almost all

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Stocks end lower as investors weigh vaccine hopes against concerns over more restrictions

Stocks fell Friday as rising COVID-19 cases raised the specter that more restrictions would be unleashed across U.S. cities and states, threatening to crimp business activity and jeopardize the tenuous economic recovery. An apparent dispute between the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve over whether to renew some pandemic-era emergency lending programs also weighed on risk assets.

Investors weighed these risks against a steady flow of positive news over a vaccine. Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) said they plan to file for an emergency use authorization with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, which would

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Dow turns positive, shaking off earlier declines as virus spread triggers more restrictions

The S&P 500 and Dow reversed earlier losses to push into slightly positive territory, as investors weighed rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and increased restrictions against hopes for an effective vaccine.

[Click here to read what’s moving markets heading into Friday, Nov. 20]

For the past few days, the bad outweighed the good. On Wednesday, the Dow posted its biggest loss in three weeks, dropping nearly 350 points, or 1.2%, amid more signs of deterioration in the battle to keep COVID-19 cases at bay. New York City, home to the largest public school system in the country, is set

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Thousands Expected to Gather For Religious Rally at National Mall This Weekend Despite D.C. COVID-19 Restrictions

Controversial Christian preacher and musician, Sean Feucht will host an estimated 15,000 guests at the National Mall this weekend despite Washington D.C’s coronavirus restrictions.

The gathering is apart of Feucht’s “Let Us Worship” tour, a series of worship concerts that provoked outrage from city leaders in states including Tennessee, Maine, Colorado and Florida.

Feucht’s event earlier this month in Nashville sparked investigations after images and videos showed a large crowd of people not adhering to social distancing guidelines with many attendees not wearing masks.

The tour’s finale in D.C. is scheduled for October 25 and over 7,000 people have

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