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3 CEOs pledge to help create 1 million jobs for people with special needs by 2025

iStock(NEW YORK) — Three CEOs have launched a campaign to help create 1 million jobs and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.The chief executives of Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics jointly announced Tuesday they will take part in a new…read more »

CVS, UPS to partner on drone delivery tests for medications

iStock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — CVS Health and UPS are teaming up to test a program that delivers prescription medications by drone in as little as 10 minutes after placing an order.UPS Flight Forward, which already delivers medical samples by drone at WakeMed Hospital in North Carolina, made the announcement on Monday, just weeks after it received…read more »

Former Juul user sues company after being hospitalized, placed in coma

Josie_Desmarais/iStock(NEW YORK) — When 21-year-old Connor Evans was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital for two and a half weeks in May for lung-related issues, he was shocked.”My lungs were filled up to — 80% of the capacity was filled with fluid,” he told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “So I would cough and — you…read more »

Macy’s bans fur sales in move celebrated by animal rights activists

AlexandreFagundes/iStock(NEW YORK) — Macy’s has formally announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of the 2020 fiscal year in a move that comes less than two weeks after California became the first state to ban the sale of new fur products.The retail giant said that fur will no longer be sold across…read more »

Federal employees on public lands see anti-government threats as ‘part of the job’

kellyvandellen/iStock(NEW YORK) — Federal employees have faced hundreds of threats in recent years, especially in agencies that manage federal lands, forests and national wildlife refuges around the country.A new report found that employees from the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National Park Service faced at least 360 threats from…read more »

Opioid companies reach tentative $260M settlement just before landmark trial in Ohio

BCFC/iStock(CLEVELAND) — Hours before a landmark opioid trial was set to start in an Ohio courthouse, major drug distributors and a manufacturer agreed to a tentative settlement, according to lawyers representing the thousands of communities involved in the case.The settlement deal totals $260 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.The settlement agreement between…read more »

Halloween spending expected to reach $8.8 billion in 2019

mediaphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — This Halloween, beware of how the holiday will hit your wallet.Halloween spending is projected to reach $8.8 billion this year, with each shopper spending an average of $86.27 on the holiday, according to a report from the National Retail Federation. Still, that’s down from 2018, when Halloween spending was projected to be…read more »