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Will the hearing aid market pick up Biden’s message on monopolies?

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President Joe Biden's executive order on competition could provide a boost to hearing aids, something many Americans need but still live without. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

Lawsuits challenge states' authority to cut unemployment benefits

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 9, 2021
About half of states have ended at least some enhanced federal support, which were funded to run through September.

Biden administration seeks broader access to hearing aids

by Amy Scott Jul 9, 2021
Just 14% of the 48 million Americans with hearing loss use them, partly because of cost. Biden wants to speed up efforts for over-the-counter sales.
My Economy

In this North Carolina toy shop, business is up — including back orders

by Sean McHenry Jul 9, 2021
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys, describes how back orders are taking up more of her time.

In West Texas, astronomers worry about growing oilfield light pollution

by Travis Bubenik Jul 9, 2021
A major Texas observatory is trying to convince oil and gas companies to minimize light pollution from drilling rigs and gas plants.

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