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Biden administration takes aim at junk fees
Oct 11, 2023

Biden administration takes aim at junk fees

This morning, President Biden is set to announce new efforts to reduce fees consumers are charged on tickets, utility bills, hotel charges and more. Plus: Birkenstock's stock makes its debut.

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We live in the era of surcharges. But there's pushback.

The Biden administration is preparing to release new rules requiring upfront pricing — no hidden fees — this morning. And banks are on notice to provide basic information at no cost or face government fines.

Birkenstock finds comfort and support on the New York Stock Exchange

Oct 11, 2023
Birkenstock shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pricing its IPO at $46 per share.
Once a fashion faux-pas, Birkenstock — which went public on Wednesday — is now a fashion must-have around the globe.
Ethan Swope/Getty Images

Walgreens pharmacists are walking off the job to protest working conditions

Oct 11, 2023
Retail pharmacists deal with understaffing and burnout as their job responsibilities expand beyond dispensing medication.
The role and duties of pharmacists have only expanded throughout the pandemic.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC