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Senators launch bipartisan probe of private equity's growing role in U.S. health care

“When it comes to our nation’s hospitals, a business model that prioritizes profits over patient care and safety is unacceptable,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Sen. Chuck Grassley
Sen. Chuck Grassley
3d ago

Rising car crash deaths could force companies to rethink stunt driving in commercials

Car crash deaths surged 27% over the 10 years ending in 2021. Experts are considering everything from new technology to changes in advertising to stop it.
A crashed car.
A crashed car.

L.A. poultry firm hired kids as young as 14 to work with sharp knives, Labor Dept. says

Workers allegedly told investigators that minors who worked at the company were hidden in closets and bathrooms when investigators arrived.
Exclusive Poultry truck outside the building.
Exclusive Poultry truck outside the building.

Swiss bank will pay $122.9 million after helping U.S. citizens hide billions in assets

Banque Pictet is paying back taxes, returning fees and paying a penalty after hiding $5.6 billion in clients' assets in 1,637 Swiss bank accounts.
The 1000 Swiss francs note on view during a press conference in Zurich on March 5, 2019.
The 1000 Swiss francs note on view during a press conference in Zurich on March 5, 2019.

Supreme Court questions opioid liability protections for Sackler family

The Biden administration is questioning a bankruptcy plan that lets the Sackler family avoid future lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
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4d ago

There's a gap between AI talk and businesses actually using it

Major companies can’t stop talking about artificial intelligence tools, but few businesses report using them.
Photo illustration of torn paper with a robot head on one side and a human head on the other
Photo illustration of torn paper with a robot head on one side and a human head on the other
4d ago

Spotify to lay off 17% of employees — read the full memo CEO Daniel Ek sent to staff members

In the note, Ek said Spotify invested too much in 2020 and 2021 and had to “rightsize” its costs for a new economic reality.
The Spotify headquarters building on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York.
The Spotify headquarters building on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York.

Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines in $1.9 billion deal

The two airlines said they will aim to “maintain” each of their brand identities but operate under a single platform, combining into a 365-airplane fleet covering 138 destinations.
Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines planes takeoff at the same time from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif. on June 21, 2023.
Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines planes takeoff at the same time from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif. on June 21, 2023.
5d ago

In the Hall v. Oates legal feud, fans don’t want to play favorites

“Your average fans feel like it’s a divorce — they’re upset and sad,” said a former Hall & Oates fan club president.
Daryl Hall and John Oates in Chicago, Ill.
Daryl Hall and John Oates in Chicago, Ill.

Outcome of Hollywood actors’ contract vote could be close amid criticism over parts of deal

After SAG-AFTRA’s monthslong strike ended with a tentative deal in November, the results of a ratification vote are expected Tuesday. Some union members have criticized parts of the deal and foresee a close outcome.
SAG-AFTRA members and supporters picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angele
SAG-AFTRA members and supporters picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angele

Cut from projects, dropped by agents: How the Israel-Hamas war is dividing Hollywood

Actors, writers, producers and talent agencies are wrestling with how their industry should respond to the conflict, spurring fierce debate over what types of speech to permit.
Photo Illustration: An image of the Hollywood sign split in half — the left half with the Israeli flag colors (blue and white) and the right with the Palestinian flag colors (black, green, and red)
Photo Illustration: An image of the Hollywood sign split in half — the left half with the Israeli flag colors (blue and white) and the right with the Palestinian flag colors (black, green, and red)

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