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Thana Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 70 businesses across the country shut their doors Monday in a show of solidarity to call for federal paid family and medical leave. The day of action coincided with Women’s History Month, highlighting the value of investing in women in the workforce. “This is an action meant […]

Hershey Co. candy bars are displayed for sale inside of the company’s Chocolate World visitor center in Hershey, Pa., Nov. 28, 2017. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — Easter is on the horizon, but the price of chocolate may leave a bitter aftertaste for some people leading up to the sweet holiday. Two […]

ABC News Target has brought a change into what was considered a quicker alternative for its customers to make purchases at its stores. The retail corporation announced Thursday via press release that it would switch its regular self-checkout to express self-checkout. The new concept would be reserved for customers with 10 items or fewer. The […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A push to slash the standard workweek from 40 hours to 32 achieved a breakthrough this week, gaining a foothold in the Senate with a proposal that would require businesses to offer the 32-hour workweek but preserve employee pay. The bill, put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drew […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The cost of selling a home could soon go down after the National Association of Realtors agreed to a historic settlement. The powerful trade group, which represents more than 1.5 million real estate agents, reached a nationwide settlement with groups of home sellers who accused the NAR of conspiring […]

TikTok supporters are seen outside the U.S. Capitol before the House passed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, that could ban TikTok in the U.S., March 13, 2024. — Tom Williams/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A fast-moving push in Washington, D.C., that could ban TikTok has thrust the social media platform into […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Market reports show the U.S. economy is seeing strong job numbers and a waning inflation rate, but some small business owners tell ABC News they are still feeling the pinch. When Mia Sakai opened her Chicago bodega in December 2020 she had to deal with the pandemic, supply chain issues […]

General view of the TikTok headquarters on Oct. 13, 2020 in Culver City, California. (AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) (NEW YORK) — Social media platform TikTok stands on the brink of a forced sale after the House passed a measure on Wednesday that would ban the app unless it parts ways with its Chinese-owned parent company ByteDance. If […]

Tik Tok supporters are seen outside the U.S. Capitol, March 13, 2024, in Washington. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — TikTok influencers — accustomed to their voices being heard by thousands on the wildly popular social media app — now are speaking out in hopes lawmakers hear their frustrations about efforts in […]

In this photo illustration, a TikTok logo is seen displayed on a smartphone screen. (Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — The high-stakes battle on Capitol Hill between lawmakers and TikTok over a potential ban of the popular social media app is set for a watershed House vote on Wednesday on a bill that […]

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