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Nation Feb 16Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable
A decentralized vaccine campaign has resulted in a patchwork of policies and an inconsistent rollout to low-paid essential workers who are exposed to hundreds of customers each day.
Politics Jan 13Airbnb to block, cancel D.C. bookings ahead of inauguration
The decision, announced Wednesday, came two days after it said it was reviewing reservations in the area ahead of next week's presidential inauguration and said it will bar any guests associated with hate groups or violent activity.
Nation Dec 22Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis
The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers.
Economy Nov 17Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges
A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, leaving shelves bare and forcing retailers to put limits on purchases.
Economy Nov 10U.S. bankruptcy court approves sale of J.C. Penney
A U.S. bankruptcy court approved the sale of the ailing 118-year-old retailer to its two largest landlords and its primary lenders.
Politics Oct 22Walmart sues U.S. in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle
The government is expected to take civil action against the world's largest retailer, seeking big financial penalties, for the role its pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions.
Economy Aug 01Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. business
The potential deal would be a victory for both companies, making Microsoft Corp. a major player in the social media arena and providing relief to TikTok and its parent company, Bytedance Ltd., a target of President Donald Trump’s.
Nation Jul 15Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores
The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday to allow time to inform stores and customers.
Economy Jun 16U.S. retail sales jump by nearly 18 percent in a partial rebound
U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months.
Economy May 15Pandemic claims yet another retailer: J.C. Penney
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate.