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Stanford cuts 11 varsity sports programs as the pandemic worsens finances

Stanford cuts 11 varsity sports programs as the pandemic worsens finances

A gap in resources widened by the coronavirus pandemic is leading Stanford University to cut 11 varsity sports from the school’s athletics program in 2021, the school announced Wednesday. The school says because of the costs associated with running 36 varsity sports teams, the athletics program has been carrying an economic deficit for years —…MORE

Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says

Even though it’s no longer on the market, new data has emerged around potential side effects of the permanent birth control device Essure. The device, pulled from the US market two years ago amid complaints about side-effects, is associated with higher rates of chronic lower abdominal or pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding compared to…MORE

An election cliffhanger could spook Wall Street, Goldman Sachs warns

An election cliffhanger could spook Wall Street, Goldman Sachs warns

Wall Street could get rattled if the November election is a cliffhanger, Goldman Sachs is warning clients. Experts have said the election results may be delayed because coronavirus concerns could lead many Americans to vote by mail instead of in person. “In a close election, it will take time to count — and invariably recount…MORE

Disney World union head warns Disney has to get Florida reopening right

Disney World union head warns Disney has to get Florida reopening right

The head of the union representing 43,000 Walt Disney World service workers said that Disney “has to get it right” in regard to its phased Florida reopening Saturday. Matt Hollis, who leads the Services Trades Council Union, told CNN that Disney was responding with robust measures to protect employees following worries over safety. He acknowledges…MORE

Former Fox News anchor Shep Smith heads to CNBC to host evening newscast

Former Fox News anchor Shep Smith heads to CNBC to host evening newscast

Shep Smith, who stunned the television news industry by walking away from Fox News in the middle of a three-year contract last fall, is joining CNBC as the network’s new 7 p.m. Eastern anchor. Smith will anchor “The News with Shepard Smith” starting sometime in the fall, CNBC announced Wednesday. The news was first reported…MORE

Welcome to Walgreens. The doctor will be with you soon

Welcome to Walgreens. The doctor will be with you soon

Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors’ offices in hundreds of its stores across the US during the next five years. It’s part of a bigger effort by the drugstore chain to become a one-stop shop for health care. Walgreens Boots Alliance is partnering with health care company VillageMD to create the 500 to 700 primary…MORE

It’s harder to find sale items at the grocery store

It’s harder to find sale items at the grocery store

Since the pandemic hit the United States in March, more Americans have been eating at home — and their grocery expenses have been growing. That’s partly because deals normally seen at the grocery store, like two-for-one specials, are getting harder to find. Food companies that make products like Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Duncan Hines…MORE

How the pandemic may change airlines’ much-hated $200 rebooking fees

How the pandemic may change airlines’ much-hated $200 rebooking fees

Airlines have done away with their $200 change fees, giving passengers the flexibility they’ve long desired — at a time when few people are traveling. None of the major US airlines have signaled they will abandon change fees altogether. But as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, they have repeatedly delayed their deadlines for reimplementing…MORE

Coronavirus canceled office clothing. These stores are in big trouble

Kiss your sharply-tailored menswear, your sheath dresses and high heels goodbye. The new work-from-home reality has rapidly recalibrated the fashion code for professional wear, and that spells trouble for the retailers who sell formal office clothing. On Wednesday, Brooks Brothers, the 202-year-old menswear retailer that has dressed 40 US presidents and is synonymous with the…MORE

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