Apple to reopen about 100 U.S. stores, most with curbside pickup

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The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to reopen about 100 U.S. stores, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, the company said on Tuesday.

Apple shuttered stores worldwide as the novel coronavirus pandemic spread but has slowly opened them based on local health data. Earlier this month, the company reopened a handful of stores in Alaska, Idaho and Alabama.

Under Apple’s new procedures, stores with walk-in service will require customers and employees

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Sony committed to theaters even after selling ‘Greyhound’ to Apple

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Sony Pictures may have sold the Tom Hanks-helmed “Greyhound” to Apple for $70 million, but that doesn’t mean that the studio is shifting away from movie theaters.

In the midst of “tremendous unknowns” in the movie industry due to coronavirus, Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra opted to sell the film to Apple’s streaming service.

“This is not a practice that we expect to see happen many times, but we’ll see a few times,” he said on CNBC’s “The Exchange” Tuesday. “We are completely dedicated to the theatrical world, but this is an opportunity that arose and we took it.”

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Qualcomm, Cisco, Apple, Boeing & more

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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:

Qualcomm (QCOM), Cisco (CSCO), Apple (AAPL), Boeing (BA) – Reports out of China suggest that retaliation against these and other U.S. companies could come if the U.S. goes ahead with plans announced this morning to block chip shipments to China’s Huawei.

JD.com (JD) – The China-based e-commerce retailer beat estimates by a wide margin on both the top and bottom lines for its latest quarter, with annual active customer accounts up 24.8% from a year ago and mobile active daily users up 46%.

DraftKings (DKNG) – The sports

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Apple awards $10 million to nasal swab maker COPAN Diagnostics to help boost factory output

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Thursday that it was awarding $10 million to a maker of nasal swabs and other materials for collecting samples for Covid-19 tests in a move aimed at boosting the swab maker’s production to 1 million collection kits per week by early July.

The two companies said the award would help Murrieta, California-based COPAN Diagnostics expand into a larger facility and create 50 new jobs in

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