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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 14: The words "In God We Trust" are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC. Although the U.S. constitution prohibits an official state religion, references to God appear on American money, the U.S. Congress starts its daily session with a prayer, and the same U.S. Supreme Court that has consistently struck down organized prayer in public schools as unconstitutional opens its public sessions by asking for the blessings of God. The Supreme Court will soon use cases from Kentucky and Texas to consider the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property, addressing a church-state issue that has ignited controversy around the country. (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
It has more than been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global pandemic. So what were Americans buying in that time? An analysis of Nielsen finds that recently grocery store sales have dropped after spiking a record 14.4 percent in April. Some people have found the time and money to upgrade their wardrobe as sales have soared 188 percent at clothing stores. Home furnishing sales have climbed 90 percent. Stores selling books, music, and sporting goods saw an 88 percent increase recently after slumping sales in March and April. At the same time, many people are merely trying to keep their heads above water, as 30 percent of people said they used their $1,200 stimulus check to pay bills in a survey earlier this month.