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FTC’s Ban on Worker Noncompete Agreements Partially Blocked by US Judge

FTC’s Ban on Worker Noncompete Agreements Partially Blocked by US Judge

The FTC’s rule to ban agreements commonly signed by workers not to join their employers’ rivals or launch competing businesses has been blocked by the US District Court.

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Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Requiring Social Media to Restrict Access to Children

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Requiring Social Media to Restrict Access to Children

A US District Court judge blocked the Mississippi state government from enforcing a new law requiring social media users to verify their ages and restrict access by minors to sites if they lack parental permission or consent.

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John Deere Cuts 600 Jobs Across 3 Midwest Plants

John Deere Cuts 600 Jobs Across 3 Midwest Plants

John Deere said that it was planning to lay off around 600 employees across three of its Midwest factories by the end of August as it intends to focus on its operations in Mexico.

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China's UN Envoy Criticizes US AI Investment Restrictions as Divisive

China's UN Envoy Criticizes US AI Investment Restrictions as Divisive

China's UN envoy criticized the United States' recent draft rules targeting investments in artificial intelligence and other tech sectors in China.

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Ownership of Boston Celtics for Sale Weeks After Winning NBA Championship

Boston Celtics Ownership for Sale Weeks After Winning NBA Championship

The Boston Celtics is up for sale after its majority owner, Boston Basketball Partners LLC, announced its intention to sell all of its shares in the team.

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ShowPlace Icon Theater Closes Down After 15 Years

ShowPlace Icon Theater Closes After 15 Years

The ShowPlace Icon Theater in Chicago closed down at the end of its last day of business on June 30.

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US States Divided Over Gun Store Sales Having Special Credit Card Tracking

US States Divided Over Gun Store Sales Having Special Credit Card Tracking

A California law requiring credit card networks to provide banks with special retail codes that could be assigned to gun stores to track their sales is set to be implemented on July 1.

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Lending Site Reveals Gen X Owes Most Debt Among Generations

Lending Site Reveals Gen X Owes Most Debt Among Generations

In a new analysis, most Americans also owe thousands of dollars other than their home loans, with Gen X footing the most expensive bill compared to different generations.

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US Drug Prices Soared by 37% Over Past Decade, Far Surpassing Inflation Rate

US Drug Prices Soared by 37% Over Past Decade, Surpassing Inflation Rate

Prescription drug prices in the US have reportedly climbed over the past decade, with a rate far surpassing inflation.

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TikTok Ban Could Suppress Minority Voices, Justice Groups Argue in Court

TikTok Ban Could Suppress Minority Voices, Justice Groups Argue in Court

A coalition of social and racial justice groups argued in a legal brief that a federal ban or forced sale of TikTok would suppress minority voices by disrupting a crucial platform for online connection and advocacy.

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Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

A jury in a California-based US District Court ordered the NFL to pay almost $4.8 billion in damages to a class action after a ruling found the league violating antitrust laws.

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US DOJ Charges Nearly 200 Doctors, Nurses in $2.7 Billion Healthcare Fraud Bust

US DOJ Charges Nearly 200 Doctors, Nurses in $2.7 Billion Healthcare Fraud Bust

The US Department of Justice has launched a nationwide crackdown resulting in charges against nearly 200 individuals involved in healthcare fraud schemes totaling over $2.7 billion

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US, Japan, South Korea Make Collaboration Commitment in Key Tech Capabilities

US, Japan, South Korea Make Collaboration Commitment in Key Tech Capabilities

The United States, Japan, and South Korea have agreed to strengthen its cooperation on building more resilient supply chains and developing key technologies, particularly semiconductors, clean energy, cybersecurity, and critical minerals.

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US, Japan, South Korea Make Collaboration Commitment in Key Tech Capabilities

US, Japan, South Korea Make Collaboration Commitment in Key Tech Capabilities

The United States, Japan, and South Korea have agreed to strengthen its cooperation on building more resilient supply chains and developing key technologies, particularly semiconductors, clean energy, cybersecurity, and critical minerals.

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SCOTUS Trashes Lawsuit vs. Biden Administration’s Social Media Censorship

SCOTUS Trashes Lawsuit vs. Biden Administration’s Social Media Censorship

In a 6-3 vote, the US Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to restrict the federal government’s ability to communicate with social media firms like Google, Meta, and Twitter/X about content moderation.

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