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Photo: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP via Getty Images

Major fires swept through the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos overnight, leaving over 12,000 migrants meant to be on COVID-19 lockdown without shelter, AP reports.

Why it matters: Moria is the largest refugee camp in Greece, where migrants fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have moved through in massive waves since 2015. The camp, which was originally intended to hold only 2,000 people, was placed under mass quarantine after confirming its first COVID-19 case earlier this month.

  • The cause of the fires is not yet known and no casualties have been reported.
  • Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki convened an emergency meeting of ministers and plans to send government officials to Lesbos on Wednesday to examine the situation and decide on next steps.

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Dozens missing amid Oregon wildfires

Estacada, Oregon on Sept. 10. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Wildfires in Oregon have put about 500,000 residents under evacuation notices and left dozens missing as first responders sift through the rubble, AP reports.

The state of play: State emergency management director Andrew Phelps said Oregon is "preparing for a mass fatality event," but has not yet published an official death count. At least six deaths have been reported, according to the state-operated dashboard.

Buffett eyes slow U.S. progress, but says "never bet against America"

Warren Buffett in New York City in 2017. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

Warren Buffett called progress in America "slow, uneven and often discouraging," but retained his long-term optimism in the country, in his closely watched annual shareholder letter released Saturday morning.

Why it matters: It breaks months of uncharacteristic silence from the 90-year-old billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO — as the fragile economy coped with the pandemic and the U.S. saw a contentious presidential election.

Restaurant software meets the pandemic moment

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Food delivery companies have predictably done well during the pandemic. But restaurant software providers are also having a moment as eateries race to handle the avalanche of online orders resulting from severe in-person dining restrictions.

Driving the news: Olo filed last week for an IPO and Toast is rumored to be preparing to do the same very soon.

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