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Keeping hands clean becomes second nature amid pandemic

Keeping the hands clean is one of the major defenses anybody could have against coronavirus. Perhaps the constant reminding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) may have paid off, as new research showed that more people are remembering to keep their hands clean by washing. However, there are still some groups who need more reminders.

The U.S. CDC looked at six scenarios involving young adults and handwashing and they tried to determine if these young people do remember to wash their hands. The six scenarios that CDC tested include checking if people washed their hands after coughing or sneezing, before eating at home, before food preparation at home, before eating at restaurants, after bathroom use at home, and after bathroom use in public.

In the agency’s research paper published in Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, the CDC compared the month of

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Judge Backs Apple, Keeping Fortnite Off App Store Until After Trial

A federal judge sided with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Friday, handing the company a win in its ongoing battle against Fortnite creator Epic Games. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the Northern District of California said that Apple could continue to ban Fortnite from the App Store because Epic violated the terms of its contract with Apple. 

The judge noted that there were venues for companies to resolve contract disputes, citing a “significant public interest” in ensuring that parties abided by the terms of their agreements.

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It was only a partial victory for the iPhone maker, however, as the court forbade Apple from banning the Unreal Engine, Epic’s popular tool used by developers as a framework for creating games. Rogers said there was “potential significant damage to both developers and gamers” if the judge allowed the move.

This is the latest salvo in an ongoing feud between Apple and

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Be Local: Region’s cleaning businesses keeping busy during pandemic | BeLocal Network

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series focusing on the importance of buying local.

Cleaning and sanitization are currently of utmost importance, but one of the first things struggling businesses cut are these types of services.

The cleaning service industry has taken some hits since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived earlier this year.

Jessica Shrader, an independent operator of Jessica’s Sonshine Cleaning in Monessen, said she just recently lost two of her bigger customers because of cuts.

However, Shrader has maintained most of her customer base, which includes banks and office spaces in Bentleyville, Speers, Elizabeth and around the Mon Valley.

“I do basic office cleaning, and also clean around their bathrooms and kitchens, remove the garbage. For the most part, I’m doing OK,” Shrader said. “I did recently lose two of my bigger jobs, in Charleroi and Washington.

“I feel bad because the one in Charleroi – Model Cleaners –

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