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OR court: Illegal to deny gun sales to people 18 and 20

Oct. 15, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against a gun retailer, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Brandy Dalbeck filed a $10,000...

Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7

Oct. 13, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation, announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S. economy and...

Toymakers race to get products on shelves amid supply clogs

Oct. 06, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China. Why? Given surging...

Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales begins

Oct. 05, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Retail pharmacy chains contributed to a deadly and expensive public nuisance in two Ohio counties where the opioid crisis continues to rage, an attorney for the counties said in an opening statement Monday in federal court in Cleveland. It was the first...

Delaware game store owner lives up to his business’ name

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Clad in his iconic Superman T-shirt, James Jerman provided the stereotypical look one would expect from a man who owns his own gaming and comic book shop. But then, faster than a speeding bullet, he reached for a Spider-Man comic book that was marked...

FACT FOCUS: Walmart quashes cryptocurrency partnership claim

Sep. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart denied any partnership with the digital currency Litecoin after a fake news release led to a brief flurry of inaccurate reports from national news outlets and social media users on Monday. A news release claiming a partnership between Walmart and...

Amazon to pay hourly worker's college tuition

Sep. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that it will pay the full college tuition for hourly workers starting next year, as competition to hire and retain those workers gets fierce. Other companies, including Walmart and Target, have recently started to pay for college or...

Amazon says it's looking to hire 55,000 people

Sep. 01, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on another hiring spree. The company said Wednesday that it plans to hire 55,000 people around the world, with about 40,000 of those roles in the U.S. Amazon said all the open roles are for tech jobs and corporate...

COVID-19 resurgence crimps spending, travel recovery

Aug. 26, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A COVID-19 resurgence this summer has caused consumers to turn cautious, while investors trim their investments in a travel sector still struggling to recover. Retail sales dipped a surprising 1.1% in July as consumers spent less on clothing, furniture and sporting goods....

From CVS to Goldman Sachs, FDA move prompts vaccine mandates

Aug. 24, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

From Walt Disney World to Goldman Sachs, a flurry of private and public employers are requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the federal government gave full approval to the Pfizer shot. And the number is certain to grow much higher. For the past eight...