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Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

By: Joseph White
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Now, four months after a slow and sometimes bumpy restart in May, many General Motors Co GM.N, Ford Motor Co F.N and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCHA.MI factories are working at close to full speed, chasing a stronger-than-expected recovery in sales.
AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC.N, the world's largest theater chain, said on Monday it plans to open more cinemas in the United States this week, offering some hope to an industry hammered by pandemic restrictions and sending its shares up 24%.
Airborne transmission of coronavirus has made high-end air filtration systems more popular than ‘toilet paper in April’ as HVAC systems sell out

Airborne transmission of coronavirus has made high-end air filtration systems more popular than ‘toilet paper in April’ as HVAC systems sell out

By: Will Feuer
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Evidence has been mounting for months that the coronavirus can spread by air, but effective and high-quality air filtration as well as proper ventilation can reduce the risk of spread. It’s no silver bullet, but as the weather turns colder and people spend more time indoors, it’s another layer of a multi-pronged defense against the virus. “Filters and ventilation all play a role here, but fundamentally, I think of them more as kind of taking the edge off the risk once you’ve already done everything right to reduce it,” Jeff Siegel, a civil engineer at the University of Toronto, said.
Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.
Amazon taking extra precautions against COVID-19 ahead of Prime Day

Amazon taking extra precautions against COVID-19 ahead of Prime Day

By: Kelly Roberts
Source: WMC5
Date of Publication: October 7th, 2020
Amazon Prime Day has become the new, unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Millions of packages will be shipped out, but six feet is the number workers are expected to focus on inside Amazon facilities.
Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

By: Nivedita Balu, Siddharth Cavale
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 29th, 2020
Out with grimy microwaves and sticky coffee machines with worn-out buttons, in with stylus pens, QR codes, no-touch water coolers and mobile apps that pick what brew the machine will make for you.
Meatpackers in the Americas accelerate automation after outbreaks, lagging Europe

Meatpackers in the Americas accelerate automation after outbreaks, lagging Europe

By: Rod Nickel, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Ana Mano
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 1st, 2020
As coronavirus outbreaks among workers closed several Canadian meat plants, Henry Mizrahi saw a different future for Lesters Foods, the hot dog factory he runs in Montreal.
Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely - WSJ

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely

By: Dave Sebastian
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
Recommendations include tighter controls to keep infected people from boarding ships and detailed plans for addressing infections on board.
Hershey Maps Trick-or-Treating Risks in Hopes Coronavirus Won’t Scare Off Halloween Sales - WSJ

Hershey Maps Trick-or-Treating Risks in Hopes Coronavirus Won’t Scare Off Halloween Sales

By: Annie Gasparro
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 14th, 2020
Candy maker is offering social-distancing tips and sending treats out early for its biggest holiday.
AMC's reopened theaters sold out almost everywhere, CEO says _ Fox Business

AMC's reopened theaters sold out almost everywhere, CEO says

By: Blair Shiff
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: August 20th, 2020
15-cent ticket prices may be driving people back to the movies.