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Keeping esports athletes healthy is more than just fun and games

When it comes to sports injuries, professional video gamers are probably not high on anyone’s list. But the repetitive motions that come with playing video games for hours can take their toll. “With anything that’s done in excess you’re seeing overuse injuries: a lot of wrist injuries, a lot of back, neck injuries,” said Joanne…

Corporations pledge to prioritize employees and environment

Decades from now, economic historians may look back at Aug. 19, 2019, and say, “That’s when it all changed.” Chief executives from top companies announced efforts to build an economy that works for all Americans. The announcement came from the Business Roundtable, a group of nearly 200 CEOs led by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan…
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The economic realities in the heart of coal country

For families who’ve lived in coal country for generations, it feels like the American dream is broken, but a wave of black and Latino newcomers to the region see coal country as the second chance they couldn’t find anywhere else. In her book, “We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America,” Jennifer…

The economic issues Native American voters care about most

Today and tomorrow, some of the 2020 presidential candidates will take the stage in Sioux City, Iowa, to discuss issues affecting Native Americans. The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first presidential forum to focus entirely on indigenous communities. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro are among the attendees. On Friday, Warren…

Home Depot reports earnings this week

Home Depot will report earnings on Tuesday. On the one hand, the big-box retailer is in a good position: there’s steady demand for its products. But on the other, there’s also a lot going on in the economy that could hurt Home Depot: a drop in existing home sales and, of course, ill effects of…

Truckers split on proposed rule changes

The Trump administration is set to relax regulations for long-haul trucking.  Owner-operators and industry associations have been urging the rules change for years. They say electronic logging devices make it hard for truckers to respond to changing conditions like traffic and weather or to schedule breaks when they need them. Adhering to the current rules…

Trump administration proposes new housing discrimination standard

The Trump administration is proposing a change that would set a higher bar to file civil rights lawsuits in cases of housing discrimination. Developers and governments can be held liable if a policy has even an unintentional discriminatory effect. The administration and civil rights groups are at odds over how much it takes to prove…

Why oat milk got so popular

U.S. sales of oat milk have skyrocketed to $29 million, up from $4.4 million in 2017. Deena Shanker, who wrote about oat milk for Bloomberg, says it became an alternative milk favorite because its taste and texture are similar to milk. “The reason it got so popular is that baristas loved how much it foamed…

Is Netflix losing its place at the top?

Netflix has been at the top of the streaming video market for years, but things may be changing for the company. Last month, it reported its first U.S. subscriber loss in eight years. And now competing streaming services from giants like Disney and Apple are coming. Kai Ryssdal spoke with Natalie Jarvey, digital media editor…

Universal Studios Jurassic World Run

On the heels of the successful launch of its new mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off its next Running Universal program with the JURASSIC WORLD Run. The two-day event begins on Saturday, November 16 with a 5K, along with the all-new 1K Kids’ Raptor Run, and continues on Sunday, November 17…