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News On The Move: WH Covid-19 spread, Twitter to expose user in Seth Rich conspiracy, Tyson chicken probe

Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman cover Thursday’s trending stories.

Video Transcript

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JULIE HYMAN: Time now for News On the Move. A top White House security official contracted COVID-19 before the September 26 Grove Garden event and is gravely ill, Bloomberg is reporting. [INAUDIBLE] security office, which manages credentialing access, and he's been hospitalized since September. Separately, 34 White House staffers and other contacts have been infected with coronavirus in recent days, that's according to an internal government memo.

ADAM SHAPIRO: A federal judge in California ordered Twitter to reveal the identity of an anonymous user who allegedly fabricated an FBI document to spread a conspiracy theory about the murder of Seth Rich. He was the Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in 2016. The Twitter user allegedly provided forged FBI documents to Fox News. Fox had to retract its story when it was proven to be a fraud. The Rich family is suing for defamation, and the judge ordered Twitter to reveal the poster's identity by October 20.

JULIE HYMAN: The price fixing probe fallout continues in the chicken industry. The Justice Department said that six current and former executives, including the former CEO of Pilgrim's Pride, have been indicted. The newest phase of the government's antitrust prosecutions reveal that the alleged price fixing and bid rigging took place from 2012 into early 2019. Executives at Perdue Farms, Coke foods, and Case Farms some of whom previously worked at Tyson Foods, were part of those new indictments.