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An employee handles sides of pork on a conveyor at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

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NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

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Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, filed court papers in New York on Sunday seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products amid a health scare linked to vaping. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of contract talks with General Motors in Detroit in July. Union officials allowed their contract to lapse over the weekend after both sides failed to agree on a new contract. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Visitors and park rangers at historic Fort Scott check out a medevac helicopter operated by Midwest AeroCare during the Kansas town's Good Ol' Days festival. Sarah Jane Tribble/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

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A federal appeals court is allowing a lawsuit by Seth Rich's parents against Fox News and two other defendants to proceed. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption

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Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on Thursday outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., over its recent controversial opioid settlement. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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How China Transformed The Luxury Goods Market

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Microsoft President Brad Smith says governments need to set rules for big technology companies. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says. Gary He/Reuters hide caption

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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

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PG&E says it will pay $11 billion to resolve insurance companies' claims from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire. Here, destroyed homes are seen in Paradise, Calif., where the Camp Fire raged last November. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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