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House Votes to End Forced Arbitration in Business Disputes

House Votes to End Forced Arbitration in Business Disputes

By Matthew Daly | Sep 23
The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights.

Colt Suspends Production of AR-15 for Civilian Market

Colt Suspends Production of AR-15 for Civilian Market

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Sep 22
Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand.

Travel Firm Thomas Cook Teeters on Edge as Talks Continue

Travel Firm Thomas Cook Teeters on Edge as Talks Continue

By Pan Pylas | Sep 22
More than 600,000 travelers with Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday wondering if they will be able to get home as one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse.

Who Are the Sacklers, the Family Behind Maker of OxyContin?

Who Are the Sacklers, the Family Behind Maker of OxyContin?

By Geoff Mulvihill | Sep 21
For a family with its name on a wing of one of the world's most famous museums and a school at a prestigious university, members of the Sackler clan have done a remarkable job of vanishing from public life.

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

By Joseph Pisani and Bani Sapra | Sep 21
Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

By Tom Krisher | Sep 20
A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said.

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

By Tom Murphy | Sep 20
Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.

Global Climate Protests Begin in Australia Before UN Summit

Global Climate Protests Begin in Australia Before UN Summit

Sep 20
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York.

Big Money Urges Governments to Tackle Climate Change

Big Money Urges Governments to Tackle Climate Change

By Frank Jordans | Sep 19
A group of more than 500 major institutional investors called Thursday for governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, warning that failure could have serious economic consequences.

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

By Wayne Parry | Sep 19
Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects.

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