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As Dollar Stores Proliferate, Some Communities Say No

More than 70 proposed dollar stores have been rejected since 2019, a report shows. It’s a small number compared with those that opened but evidence of opposition to the industry.

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Tesla Offers a New ‘Master Plan’ but Few Big Revelations

Elon Musk confirmed his car company would build a factory in Mexico and said it was working on more affordable vehicles. But he did not reveal a new model, disappointing some investors.

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CreditLindsay Dedario/ReutersStarbucks Violated Labor Law in Buffalo Union Drive, Judge Rules

The decision cited “egregious and widespread misconduct,” including illegal monitoring and firing of workers. Starbucks signaled that it would appeal.

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CreditLindsey Wasson/ReutersDelta Pilots Approve Contract Raising Pay by 34%

The agreement could affect negotiations between pilots’ unions and other large airlines.

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CreditTodd Anderson for The New York TimesLiving With Mom and Dad While Figuring Out a Financial Exit Plan

Some young adults who returned home to save money and figure out their careers are calculating what it will take for them to leave again.

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CreditAtul Loke for The New York TimesWhere Digital Payments, Even for a 10-Cent Chai, Are Colossal in Scale

India’s homegrown instant payment system has remade commerce and pulled millions into the formal economy.

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CreditSimon Dawson/ReutersEli Lilly Says It Will Cut the Price of Insulin

The company also trumpeted an existing policy that caps monthly out-of-pocket cost for its lifesaving products at $35.

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CreditAgence France-Presse — Getty ImagesChina’s Factories Report Surge in Activity After Lockdowns End

Manufacturing activity rose in February to its highest level in more than a decade, bolstering China’s recovery after restrictions paralyzed much of the country.

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CreditMichael M. Santiago/Getty ImagesFox Leaders Wanted to Break From Trump but Struggled to Make It Happen

Executives and top hosts found themselves in a bind after Donald Trump began pushing unfounded claims about election fraud, court filings show.

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Leave Russia? A Year Later Many Companies Can’t, or Won’t.

Not all Western companies packed up and left Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. Some say Moscow has tied their hands, while others choose to stay put.

Opioid business Distributors Cleared of Liability to Georgia Families Ravaged by Addiction

The case illustrates the enormous challenges that victims of the opioid crisis have had in getting compensation from the pharmaceutical industry, despite its pledge of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

Student Loan Case Could Redefine Limits of Presidential Power

It is not the first time that the Supreme Court has suggested that President Biden has overstepped his authority, but the case could curtail his ambitions.

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F.D.A. Panel Recommends 2 R.S.V. Vaccines for Older Adults

The shots, if approved by the agency, would be the first vaccines publicly available against a respiratory virus that kills thousands a year. Some advisers did cite a small but identifiable health risk.

Senate Republicans and Democrats Propose Rail Safety Bill

Weeks after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed outside East Palestine, Ohio, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed that the Transportation Department impose stricter rules.

Brokers Get Lush Trips and Cash Perks to Sell Costly Medigap Plans

Senator Elizabeth Warren has issued a report urging oversight of insurance brokers who are being offered financial incentives to push more expensive plans.

Whiskey Fungus Fed by Jack Daniel’s Encrusts a Tennessee Town

The dark growth, fed by alcohol vapors from barrels of aging Jack Daniel’s whiskey, has coated homes, cars, patio furniture and road signs in a sooty crust, residents said. One woman is suing Lincoln County.

3 Tomatoes at a Time: Why U.K. Supermarkets Are Limiting Vegetables

Five major grocery chains are restricting the number of some produce items, as bad weather in Spain leads to shortages.

DealBook NewsletterThe Heat on Salesforce Grows Ahead of a Big Earnings Call

The software giant faces mounting pressure from activist investors and pushback from employees unhappy about a wave of firings and the scaling back of office perks.

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The 15-Minute City: Where Urban Planning Meets Conspiracy Theories

Is having all of life’s amenities within a 15-minute walk convenient? Or is it a government leash? We explain.

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