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Purdue Pharma seeks to halt opioid suits against company, Sacklers

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(Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Wednesday asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to halt for roughly nine months more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company and its controlling Sackler family helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis, according to court documents. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds a bottle OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma at Read More

Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners

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BBC News has seen dozens of complaints about screen flickers affecting the Amazon Echo Spot and Amazon’s response. One owner, in Hampshire, said his device had started to flicker 16 months after he had bought it. He was told its one-year warranty had run out and offered 15% off a new one rather than a Read More

Walmart likely discriminated against female workers, U.S. agency says

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(Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) likely discriminated against 178 female workers by paying them less, denying them promotions or both, because of their gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in memos seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Read More

‘Crazy’ for Polish PM to suggest Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a ‘threat’ to European energy security

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It is “rubbish” for Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki to claim that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will deliver a supply of cheap gas from Russia to the EU, is a “threat” to European energy security, analyst John Laughland told RT. Morawiecki said at a press conference on Tuesday that the pipeline, currently under construction, Read More

U.S. agency says Walmart likely discriminated against female workers: WSJ

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(Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) likely discriminated against 178 female workers by paying less or denying promotions or both because of their gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in memos reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, the newspaper said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores in Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection in New York Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,000 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter at a Read More

Singapore smog worst in three years as forest fires rage

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires. FILE PHOTO: Public housing apartment blocks are shrouded by haze in Singapore September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo Every Read More

Grand jury indicts GE’s Baker Hughes for exposing workers to toxic chemicals

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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the logo for Baker Hughes, a GE company on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – A grand jury in Alaska this week indicted General Electric’s Baker Hughes (BHGE.N), two of its subsidiaries and an employee, for Read More