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Criticism of Skin Lighteners Brings Retreat by Unilever and Johnson & Johnson

Priya Arora and Sapna Maheshwari of the New York Times – The companies have responded to a new wave of criticism calling beauty products that advocate lighter skin discriminatory. As major consumer products companies have rushed to declare their opposition to racism … Continue reading

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How will coronavirus change the way we shop?

Ten predictions about the future of retail Janelle Nanos of the Boston Globe – In a time of pandemic, every purchase feels fraught with purpose. Is a trip to Market Basket worth the risk? Does an online order put delivery … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Wait for Cash as Disaster Loan Program Unravels

Stacy Cowley of the New York Times – Owners were supposed to be able to get up to $2 million. Now they’re being told the cap is $15,000 — if they can get any answers at all. Continue…

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Trump invoked Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators

Maegan Vazquez, Kaitlan Collins, Sara Sidner and Jason Hoffman of CNN – President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on Friday to require General Motors to produce more ventilators to deal with increased hospitalizations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States. … Continue reading

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Cheapest gasoline since 1999 has America’s refiners throttling back

David Marino of Bloomberg – Oil refiners across the U.S. are being forced to throttle back operations amid a historic plunge in gasoline demand and prices. Plants representing more than 10% of U.S. fuel-making capacity have cut back. Continue…

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