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Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

22 Jun 2020

A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response to the facility’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak.

Special Report: Pandemic exposes systemic staffing problems at U.S. nursing homes

10 Jun 2020

One night in April, as coronavirus swept through the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Robyn Esaw, a double amputee, signaled for help with her bedpan. She said she hit the bedside button that turns on a red hallway light. None of the few remaining staff showed up - and one of them turned the light off. Esaw only got help, eventually, by wheeling herself to the nursing station and yelling.

Warehouse workers risk COVID-19 to ship Gucci shades, face cream, sofas

11 Apr 2020

As U.S. authorities ordered shutdowns of non-essential businesses to fight coronavirus, retailer Nordstrom Inc closed hundreds of stores and gave in-store workers three weeks’ pay, calling their safety its top priority.

U.S. sues to force Altria to unwind investment in Juul

02 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had filed a complaint aimed at forcing Marlboro maker Altria Group to sell its investment in e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc.

Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer

25 Mar 2020

On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc , touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and dozens of customers’ doors and gates. | Video

RPT-INSIGHT-Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer

25 Mar 2020

March 25 On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc, touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and dozens of customers’ doors and gates.

Juul under scrutiny by 39 state attorneys general

25 Feb 2020

A group of 39 state attorneys general on Tuesday announced an investigation into Juul Labs Inc's marketing practices, adding to mounting legal and regulatory problems for the e-cigarette maker over its role in the nation's youth vaping epidemic.

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