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NY Governor Signs Law Raising Age to Own Semiautomatic Rifle

NY Governor Signs Law Raising Age to Own Semiautomatic Rifle

BUSINESS | By Maysoon Khan | Jun 7, 2022

New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

New Orleans Starbucks Store 1st in Louisiana to Vote Union

New Orleans Starbucks Store 1st in Louisiana to Vote Union

BUSINESS | Jun 6, 2022

Employees at a Starbucks store in New Orleans voted to form a union, becoming the first of the coffee giant's locations in Louisiana to unionize.

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4, 2022

Longtime LGBTQ+ ally Oreo has partnered once again with PFLAG to produce a Pride edition of America's Favorite Cookie. The special edition cookies are stamped with the word "Proud."

Watch: Justice Smith and Nic Ashe Celebrate Their Love in Calvin Klein Spot

Watch: Justice Smith and Nic Ashe Celebrate Their Love in Calvin Klein Spot

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4, 2022

Out actors Justice Smith and Nic Ashe talk about splitting up, reuniting, and being in love in a new Calvin Klein spot that's part of the company's Pride season ad campaign.

NY Passes Bill Raising Age to Buy, Own Semi-Automatic Rifles

NY Passes Bill Raising Age to Buy, Own Semi-Automatic Rifles

BUSINESS | By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 3, 2022

New York's legislature voted Thursday to ban anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle, a major change to state firearm laws.

Shootings Prompt Debate on Purchase Age for AR-Style Rifles

Shootings Prompt Debate on Purchase Age for AR-Style Rifles

BUSINESS | By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 2, 2022

The gunmen in two of the nation's most recent mass shootings legally bought the semi-automatic rifles they used in their massacres after they turned 18.

Judge: No 'Speck' of Proof in Palin's Libel Case Against NYT

Judge: No 'Speck' of Proof in Palin's Libel Case Against NYT

BUSINESS | By Larry Neumeister | Jun 1, 2022

The judge who presided over Sarah Palin's libel case against The New York Times denied her request Tuesday for a new trial, saying she failed to introduce "even a speck" of evidence .

Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

BUSINESS | Jun 1, 2022

The licensing company that controls the name and image of "The King" is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies.

Canada to Cap the Market for Handguns with New Law

Canada to Cap the Market for Handguns with New Law

BUSINESS | By Rob Gillies | May 31, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced legislation Monday that would put a freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns.

Study: LGBTQ+, Minority Fundraisers Experience More Sexual Harassment

Study: LGBTQ+, Minority Fundraisers Experience More Sexual Harassment

BUSINESS | May 30, 2022

Fundraisers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, as people of color, or as both people of color and LGB, are more likely to experience sexual coercion than their straight white peers.

Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | May 30, 2022

Social media was not kind to the streaming giant after learning that employee cuts included entire diversity departments for programming.

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

BUSINESS | By Terry Tang | May 29, 2022

The one-two punch of the pandemic and racist anti-Asian attacks have influenced the reemergence of various Chinatowns as close-knit hubs of vibrancy and culture.

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2022

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Administration Opposes Airlines in Lawsuit over Crew Breaks

Administration Opposes Airlines in Lawsuit over Crew Breaks

BUSINESS | May 26, 2022

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks for airline crews.

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | May 24, 2022

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 22, 2022

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far.

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 19, 2022

The pandemic vastly changed the way Americans spend money and now as they return to pre-pandemic behavior, they're tripping up retailers again.

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

BUSINESS | May 18, 2022

North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17, 2022

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15, 2022

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

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