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Johnson & Johnson hit with $572 million opioid ruling — what happens now?

Johnson & Johnson is appealing the decision, which could be the first of many legal battles.
A judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in connection with the opioid crisis in Oklahoma.
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Boston Symphony Orchestra finds itself in a gender pay gap saga

The orchestra's principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, found out she makes about $65,000 less than the male oboe player next to her.
Marco Borggreve for the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics. Who are they?

The work of William Nordhaus focused on climate change, while Paul Romer examined tech factors in calculating economic growth.
Per Stroemberg, Goeran K Hansson and Per Krusell announce the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Economics during a press conference at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on October 8, 2018. - The Nobel Prize for Economic sciences 2018 was awarded US economists Paul M Romer and William D Nordhaus. 

How employee training has suffered in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis

Why the concept of developing workers' skills is still recovering from the Great Recession.
Traffic passes the Lehman Brothers building September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed.
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William Shatner is still the captain of his entrepreneurial ship

The actor talks about his projects, along with exploring frontiers — final or otherwise — of business.
William Shatner is currently promoting three projects: “Why Not Me?” a country music album; “Shatner Claus,” a Christmas album; and a book, “Live Long and ... : What I Learned Along the Way.”
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China's government could become more child friendly

A nation known for its two-child policy per family has removed references to family planning in a draft of sweeping civil code. Does this mean the end of birth limits?
This file picture taken on March 5, 2017 shows a child holding a national flag as he sits on the shoulders of a man after the flag raising ceremony on Tiananmen Square, before the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing. China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, with a state-run newspaper on Aug. 27 citing a draft civil code that would overhaul decades of controversial family planning rules. 

Examining the toxic history of flame retardants

A look at how the flame retardant industry came to touch so many objects in our lives.
A fire-fighting air tanker drops fire retardant on the deadly 40,000-acre Esperanza Fire in the San Jacinto Mountains on Oct.28, 2006 west of Palm Springs near Banning, California. 
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Why a diverse workplace can reduce cases of harassment and bullying

Inclusion is a core component in building a desirable culture, one consultant says.
A job seeker waits to speak with a Bank of the West job recruiter during the Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair in Los Angeles in 2012.
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Scammers are targeting retirement savings. Here's how to fight them.

Con artists are zeroing in on the retirement savings and other assets of an aging population, some of whom might already be suffering from cognitive decline.
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In the red vs. blue political struggle, which areas are seeing more job growth?

Many voters backed President Donald Trump on the promise of new job growth in their respective parts of the country. But a report from the Associated Press shows that hasn't been the case – instead, it's the places who backed Clinton in 2016 that are reaping the benefits of rising employment.
Nick Dindash, 78, who supports Donald Trump, poses for a portrait at his home back on Aug. 13, 2016 in Windber, Pennsylvania. The small Western Pennsylvania town of just over 4,000 residents was founded as a company town for nearby coal mines, most of which have closed.
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