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Who Are the Sacklers, the Family Behind Maker of OxyContin?

Who Are the Sacklers, the Family Behind Maker of OxyContin?

By Geoff Mulvihill | Sep 21
For a family with its name on a wing of one of the world's most famous museums and a school at a prestigious university, members of the Sackler clan have done a remarkable job of vanishing from public life.

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

By Joseph Pisani and Bani Sapra | Sep 21
Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

By Tom Krisher | Sep 20
A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said.

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Launch Drone Delivery Test

By Tom Murphy | Sep 20
Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.

Global Climate Protests Begin in Australia Before UN Summit

Global Climate Protests Begin in Australia Before UN Summit

Sep 20
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York.

Big Money Urges Governments to Tackle Climate Change

Big Money Urges Governments to Tackle Climate Change

By Frank Jordans | Sep 19
A group of more than 500 major institutional investors called Thursday for governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, warning that failure could have serious economic consequences.

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

By Wayne Parry | Sep 19
Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects.

Airline Customer-Service Agents Report Abusive Customers

Airline Customer-Service Agents Report Abusive Customers

By David Koenig | Sep 18
Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations.

NBC's 'Peacock' to Join the Streaming Fray in April

NBC's 'Peacock' to Join the Streaming Fray in April

By Tali Arbel | Sep 17
Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office."

Purdue Pharma Begins Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Journey

Purdue Pharma Begins Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Journey

By Tom Murphy and Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 17
Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.

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