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FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

Senator Spoke of 'Difficult' Voting for Liberals in Video

By Mike Stobbe |
In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most...

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Former Toys R Us Workers to Get $20M in Hardship Fund

Former Toys R Us Workers to Get $20M in Hardship Fund

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 20
Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain will be handing over a $20 million hardship fund to the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain liquidated in June.

Turbulent Stock Market Spooks Some Older Workers, Retirees

Turbulent Stock Market Spooks Some Older Workers, Retirees

By Andrew Soergel | Nov 20
The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.

A Stitch in Time: Cyprus' Lefkaritiko Lace Faces Grim Future

A Stitch in Time: Cyprus' Lefkaritiko Lace Faces Grim Future

By Petros Karadjias and Menelaos Hadjicostas | Nov 20
This centuries-old tradition is under threat now, falling prey to more modern trends — tourists with an eye for a bargain souvenir and local workers looking for ways to make a better living.

After Midterms Success, Democrats Develop 2020 Strategies

After Midterms Success, Democrats Develop 2020 Strategies

By Juana Summers | Nov 20
Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans.

David's Bridal Files for Bankruptcy, But Your Order is Safe

David's Bridal Files for Bankruptcy, But Your Order is Safe

Nov 20
David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.

Transgender Americans Still Face Workplace Discrimination

Transgender Americans Still Face Workplace Discrimination

By George B. Cunningham | Nov 20
The good news is that transgender individuals have made significant strides in the workplace. The bad news is that many hurdles remain to equal opportunity and an end to discrimination.

What to Expect as 1st Pot Shops in East Finally Open

What to Expect as 1st Pot Shops in East Finally Open

By Bob Salsberg | Nov 20
The first two commercial pot shops in the state — and anywhere in the eastern United States — are set to open in Northampton and Leicester (LEH'-stur) at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

In Defeat, Abrams Emerges as Leading Voting Rights Advocate

In Defeat, Abrams Emerges as Leading Voting Rights Advocate

By Bill Barrow | Nov 20
Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.

Amazon HQ Expansion Means Tough Fight for Talent

Amazon HQ Expansion Means Tough Fight for Talent

By Alexandra Olson | Nov 20
When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don't just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees.

Best-Picture Oscars Up for Sale in Rare Auction

Best-Picture Oscars Up for Sale in Rare Auction

Nov 20
Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting Dec. 11.

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