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CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes
| April 11th, 2021  5:27 PM
CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes
A number of top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss what to do in response to changes to some state voting laws, according to multiple news reports. The Washington Post reported that more than 100 leaders, including executives from major airlines, retailers and manufacturers — plus at least one NFL…
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Gina Raimondo
Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics
April 11th, 2021  4:30 PM

The Republican Party and corporate America have shared common goals for decades, especially concerning low taxes and limiting regulations

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal
Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal
April 11th, 2021  1:58 PM

Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said they've settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia

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Average US price of gas holds steady at $2.94 per gallon
April 11th, 2021  1:00 PM

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.94 per gallon

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass
Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass
April 11th, 2021  11:49 AM

A desert city built on a reputation for excess wants to become a model for conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication
Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication
April 11th, 2021  11:33 AM

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic

Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic
Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic
April 11th, 2021  10:46 AM

Virtual grocery shopping became more popular during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception

2 South Korea firms reach US electric vehicle battery deal
2 South Korea firms reach US electric vehicle battery deal
April 11th, 2021  10:30 AM

Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said they've settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia

AP source: Electric vehicle battery firms settle trade spat
AP source: Electric vehicle battery firms settle trade spat
April 10th, 2021  10:59 PM

Two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one of them to move ahead with plans to make batteries in Georgia

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Sheriff: Ex-dispatcher accused of refusing to return $1.2M
April 10th, 2021  6:47 PM

A former sheriff’s dispatcher in a New Orleans suburb has been arrested, accused by authorities of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss
After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss
April 10th, 2021  8:30 AM

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes
Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes
April 10th, 2021  8:06 AM

After a deadly year in New York’s nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation that could potentially force facility owners to spend more on patient care

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing
Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing
April 10th, 2021  12:32 AM

President Joe Biden has released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget

Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine
Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine
April 9th, 2021  8:00 PM

Few people had ever heard of Tiehm’s buckwheat when conservationists filed a petition two years ago to declare the desert wildflower an endangered species

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud
Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud
April 9th, 2021  7:59 PM

Federal prosecutors have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates’ names to bilk a state agency out of a combined nearly $1.25 million

Tucker Carlson
ADL: Fox should fire Carlson for white-supremacist rhetoric
April 9th, 2021  6:16 PM

The Anti-Defamation League has called for Fox News to fire prime-time opinion host Tucker Carlson because he defended a white-supremacist theory that says whites are being “replaced” by people of color

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Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines
April 9th, 2021  5:30 PM

Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama
Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama
April 9th, 2021  4:39 PM

Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, The win proved the might of the online shopping giant and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender
Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender
April 9th, 2021  4:12 PM

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline
Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline
April 9th, 2021  4:05 PM

A judge has delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline recent changes in the economy

Virus knocks 80% off Atlantic City casino profits in 2020
Virus knocks 80% off Atlantic City casino profits in 2020
April 9th, 2021  3:27 PM

New Jersey gambling regulators say the coronavirus outbreak sent profits plunging at Atlantic City's casinos by more than 80% last year

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Hackers try to extort University of Colorado in cyberattack
April 9th, 2021  3:08 PM

Hackers are trying to extort the University of Colorado after a cyberattack that school officials said potentially compromised personal information from more than 310,000 files

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NRA trial opens window on secretive leader's life and work
April 9th, 2021  2:48 PM

Wayne LaPierre flies exclusively on private jets, he sailed around the Bahamas for “security” and never sends emails or texts in his work running the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group

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Walmart eyes local companies as McDonald's exits some stores
April 9th, 2021  2:30 PM

As McDonald’s works on closing some of its locations within Walmart stores, the retailer is looking to put local businesses and others into place

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems
Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems
April 9th, 2021  2:26 PM

Airlines are pulling dozens of Boeing 737 Max planes out of service again, this time to inspect them for a possible electrical problem

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