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Oct. 29, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EDT

The pandemic has sent people flocking to Pinterest and Snap, which could be a bad sign for Facebook

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Pinterest Inc. is seeing a boom in new users as shut-in DIYers looked for new home improvement projects during the pandemic, and its revenue benefitted from a boycott by many large advertisers of Facebook. See full story.

Another round of stimulus checks could help boost U.S. online holiday sales by $11 billion, Adobe says

Adobe is forecasting U.S. e-commerce sales to jump 33% for the holiday shopping season. See full story.

Dow swings over 100 points higher Thursday as investors parse U.S. GDP’s record third-quarter rise

U.S. stock gauges on Thursday try to claw back at least a portion of yesterday's skid for the broader market, as investors digest a preliminary reading of the health of the U.S. economy that indicated a rebound in growth from the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, albeit off an economic base that had shrunk considerably. See full story.

Here are all the reasons COVID-19 cases are surging again

Experts attribute the record-breaking number of coronavirus cases to growing weariness among Americans to keep up with pandemic practices like social distancing and wearing masks. See full story.

How to vote and make sure your ballot gets counted. ‘Informed voters cannot be suppressed voters.’

What to know about voting early or on Election Day, requesting provisional ballots, taking ballot selfies, and voter intimidation. See full story.

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Demand for alternative flours such as sweet potato, banana, almond and corn has grown during the pandemic. Some consumers appear to be making a more permanent switch to them. See full story.

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