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The unexpected American shopping seems to have cooled
WASHINGTON (NPR) — Unexpected shopping in the U.S. seems to have calmed. Retail spending declined 0.4% in February compared to January, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That’s after a… Read More
What our shopping choices say about the U.S. economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Shoppers are making fewer purchases and fewer trips to stores. But when they do check out at the register, they often spend more, revealing the impact… Read More
Binders, backpacks… and inflation are on this year’s back-to-school shopping list
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Back-to-school shopping for her three children, Stephanie Maddox recently picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer and noticed it was more expensive than she remembered. Then,… Read More
Fancy Pet Fish Among The Stranger Casualties Of The Trade War
China is considered the motherland of aquarium goldfish, bred over centuries into rare forms. Now tariffs have some U.S. sellers of these goldfish in a tailspin.
Walmart Curbs Ammunition Sales, Calls For Stronger Background Checks
Walmart will phase out handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition. It’s also restricting “open carry” in stores. A month ago, two shootings happened at two Walmarts in one week.
What Gets To Be A ‘Burger’? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat
Lawmakers across the U.S. and in the EU argue that labels like “vegan sausage” or “cauliflower rice” mislead people. Tofurky, the ACLU and others are suing, saying new label laws violate free speech.
Walmart Chief Responds To Furor Over Treatment Of Greeters With Disabilities
Store managers are told to make “every effort” to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.
Walmart Is Eliminating Greeters. Workers With Disabilities Feel Targeted
NPR has found that Walmart is changing the job requirements for front-door greeters in a way that appears to disproportionately affect workers with disabilities.
Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change
The 1996 law is praised by the tech industry as the core pillar of Internet freedom. But its path also runs through some of the darkest corners of the Web, such as online sex trafficking of children.
FCC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality On Track To Go Into Effect In April
The FCC has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, starting the two-month countdown to the repeal going into effect. State attorneys general, advocacy groups are filing lawsuits.
FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.