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Social Security's 2021 increase may be among smallest ever


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:59:32 -0400

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Projected 1.3% bump would come after Social Security benefits have lost almost one-third of their buying power.

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As fossil fuel jobs falter, renewables come to the rescue


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:38:11 -0400

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"People don't realize it, but there is a 100% renewable revolution going on right underneath our feet."

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For working moms, coronavirus can take a toll on careers


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:29:49 -0400

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Increased childcare duties during the pandemic usually falls on mothers, forcing them to sacrifice jobs and income.

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Twitter users say the platform crops out Black faces


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:10:00 -0400

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Social media platform launched probe after users complained that its photo preview tool appears biased.

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Company to pay $60 million for deceptive pelvic mesh marketing


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:08:05 -0400

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C.R. Bard failed to inform women of "serious and life-altering risks" related to permanent pelvic mesh devices.

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Apple temporarily drops App Store fee for online events


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:56:09 -0400

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Tech giant suspends its 30% charge for businesses that use the company's app platform to sell online events.

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Berkeley poised to ban junk food in store checkout aisles


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:26:27 -0400

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California city may become first in U.S. to prohibit displays of unhealthy snacks for shoppers waiting to pay.

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Google's owner to pay $310 million to settle misconduct claims


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:45:17 -0400

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Ex-Google executive Andy Rubin, who had been accused of harassment, got a $90 million severance payment.

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TikTok "Benadryl Challenge" prompts FDA warning on overdoses


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:11:58 -0400

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Agency cites reports of teens hospitalized or dead from misuse of allergy medication in an attempt to get high.

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Zuckerberg on Breonna Taylor's death: No one "held accountable"


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:57:02 -0400

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America's criminal justice system "needs to be changed," Facebook CEO tells employees in remarks about Taylor's death.

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Facebook critics to launch independent "oversight board"


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:35:02 -0400

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Group warns that Facebook is already being used to undermine integrity of the November election.

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Will COVID-19 kill the holiday shopping season?


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:42:59 -0400

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With economy still fragile, many Americans are expected to keep a lid on spending this year.

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Housing shortage fuels rising cost of homes in America


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:17:21 -0400

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The median price​ of a townhouse, home or condo soared above $300,000 for the first time over the summer.

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Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in U.S.


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:13:20 -0400

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The Trump administration claims the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to national security.

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Tesla accuses electric truck maker Nikola of stealing design


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:05:17 -0400

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Nikola's shares have plunged recently, as company endures what one analyst calls a "Twilight Zone of a few weeks."

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Some sparkling water brands have PFAS chemicals, study finds


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:29:09 -0400

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PFAS, sometimes called "forever" chemicals, aren't federally regulated and may have adverse health effects.

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Workers accused of building "man cave" under Grand Central


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:38:10 -0400

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Railway employees suspended without pay for allegedly turning room under landmark station into secret hideaway.

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Amazon launches flying camera for the home


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:13:26 -0400

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Technology giant also unveiled a new gaming platform, a line of entertainment products and car security gear.

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Tribune offered workers fake $10,000 bonuses in phishing test


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:54:34 -0400

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"Fire everyone involved," tweets one furious worker after media company baited employees with false cash offer.

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Justice Dept moves to make it easier to sue internet companies


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:22:26 -0400

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It's the latest move to amend a 24-year-old law that shields social media companies from most lawsuits.

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TikTok owners await approval for Chinese export license


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:27:20 -0400

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ByteDance says it has applied to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce for the license and is awaiting a reply.

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Black physicians group to vet safety of COVID-19 vaccines


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:26:25 -0400

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The National Medical Association says African Americans don't trust the government when it comes to deadly virus.

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Jobless claims climbing in sign labor market remains troubled


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:01:00 -0400

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Number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is still four times the level before pandemic struck.

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How businesses are trying to reopen safely


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:42:55 -0400

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Many U.S. businesses are implementing extensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures in order to safely reopen during the pandemic. CBSN associate producer Ayanna Runcie shows us what this process looks like.

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Racism has cost the U.S. $16 trillion, Citigroup finds


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:09:28 -0400

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Quantifying the economic impact of racial inequality shows the steep toll it takes on America's growth.

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Walmart agrees to back Trump's TikTok "education fund"


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:16:50 -0400

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President Trump has touted $5 billion fund dedicated to teaching "real history" of the U.S.

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Former eBay workers to plead guilty in cyberstalking case


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:06:55 -0400

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Four former employees are expected to plead guilty next month for their role in the intimidation scheme.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's next big bet rides on better batteries


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:44:42 -0400

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But battery breakthroughs fail to energize investors hoping for immediate breakthroughs from electric car maker.

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Wells CEO sorry for claim there is "limited pool of Black talent"


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:28:22 -0400

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Acknowledging his "unconscious bias," bank chief Charles Scharf said financial industry must boost diversity.

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Costco reportedly drops Palmetto Cheese over BLM controversy


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:00:23 -0400

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South Carolina mayor sparked outrage by attacking the racial justice movement. Now his business is under attack.

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NYC restaurant "barely staying afloat," weary owner says


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:15:04 -0400

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If another coronavirus wave hits the city, "I wouldn't even waste my time — I would just close," Ed McFarland says.

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Johnson & Johnson starts trial of one-dose COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:30:52 -0400

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Phase 3 test launching Wednesday will be one of the world's biggest vaccine studies, with 60,000 volunteers.

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Uncle Ben's rice getting new name — Ben's Original


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 06:47:00 -0400

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Mars Inc becomes the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype.

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Sizzler declares bankruptcy, citing COVID-19 impact


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:45:22 -0400

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Steakhouse chain blames indoor dining closures and landlords' "refusal" to reduce its rent.

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Ralph Lauren to lay off 3,600 workers after coronavirus hit


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:56:22 -0400

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Apparel maker has lost $183 million over the last two quarters after temporarily closing hundreds of stores.

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1 in 3 U.S. families with kids don't have enough food


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:00:37 -0400

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The rate of food insecurity for families with children has doubled since 2018, surpassing the Great Recession.

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New app creates jobs in a burgeoning field: Evictions


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:44:18 -0400

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Civvl offers to help people find work evicting others, saying "there is plenty of work due to the dismal economy."

Read more: New app creates jobs in a burgeoning field: Evictions


Russia touts nuclear-powered icebreaker as proof "the Arctic is ours"


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:51:21 -0400

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The 570-foot-long "Arktika" is designed to smash Putin's Russia a path of "sovereignty" through ice 9 feet deep in the sensitive northern region.

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Banks handled trillions of dollars in "suspicious" transactions


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:53:34 -0400

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Documents were unearthed by congressional committees looking into the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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As childhood hunger rises, key food-stamp benefit is ending


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:29:16 -0400

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"We are seeing so many undernourished kids," says one physician as hunger soars amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: As childhood hunger rises, key food-stamp benefit is ending


U.S. household wealth hits record even as economy struggles


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:14:58 -0400

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But gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households, as tens of millions endured job losses and shrinking income.

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Wall Street tumbles amid bank allegations, rising COVID-19 rates


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:03:00 -0400

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Banks were profiting from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks, report alleges.

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Amazon, Walmart donate to QAnon-supporting politician


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:17:01 -0400

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State Representative Susan Lynn has posted on social media using QAnon phrases, but denies association with the movement.

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Companies say insurers stiffing them over coronavirus losses


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:16:09 -0400

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Businesses such as ailing Ralph Lauren claim they were insured against COVID-19. But they may be out of luck.

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Crowns & Hops brews a movement of racial equity


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:06:53 -0400

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Less than 1% of craft breweries in the U.S. are reportedly black owned, and Crowns and Hops Brewing Co. co-founders Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are working to change that. When they learned that closing the racial equity gap could grow the U.S. economy by $8 trillion by 2050 according to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, they were inspired to launch the 8 Trill Pils Initiative.

Read more: Crowns & Hops brews a movement of racial equity


Nikola founder quits amid fraud allegations


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:08:50 -0400

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Executive's departure comes just two weeks after the electric truck startup signed a $2 billion deal with GM.

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Judge postpones U.S. curbs on WeChat


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:56:02 -0400

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Move against similar app TikTok in limbo pending deal Trump backs that would have TikTok join with Oracle and WalMart to form a U.S. company.

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Airlines plead for federal aid to prevent layoffs


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:02:09 -0400

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The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on the airline industry. Ridership numbers are still low, and some companies are keeping some seats empty to promote safety. Now, airlines are facing potential furloughs and layoffs. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Fashion during COVID


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:53:48 -0400

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The $400-billion-a-year fashion industry has taken a hit during the pandemic, as clothing store sales plunged a record 79%. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with fashion designers Tory Burch and Tracy Reese, as well as retailers and fashion historians, about how businesses pivoted during COVID-19, and the industry's future prospects for the runway.

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House panel blasts Boeing and FAA over fatal 737 Max crashes


Created: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:54:00 -0400

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House Transportation Committee found that both "share responsibility for the development & certification of an aircraft that was unsafe."

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