Business & Economy
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Walmart raises minimum age for gun purchases to 21

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/01/18, 11:37 am

Walmart announced Wednesday it would no longer sell firearms or ammunition to anyone younger than 21 years old. “In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales,” the retailer announced in a statement.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods halts assault-style weapon sales

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/28/18, 11:12 am

Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest sporting goods retailer in the United States, announced Wednesday it would no longer sell assault-style weapons in response to the recent deadly school shooting in South Florida. The company also announced it would raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21 and would not sell high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Amazon is teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to form a new company that could disrupt the U.S. healthcare industry in the same way the online retailer has changed the way consumers buy just about everything. The new venture, as yet unnamed, will help employees of all three companies find reasonably priced healthcare services. “The ballooning costs of [healthcare] act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Berkshire founder Warren Buffett said in a prepared statement. “Our group does not come to this problem with answers.

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