Contact Lens Rule changes come into force on 16th of October

The FINANCIAL — AOA and optometry’s advocates continue to fight the FTC’s rule changes—act now to support these efforts and have your practice ready for implementation on day one. As optometry’s advocates work into the 11th hour to counter the Federal Trade…

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US GDP plunged nearly 35% as over 50 M Americans filed unemployment

The FINANCIAL — Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. Department…

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4 tech giants to defend the size of their companies before Congress

The FINANCIAL — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google — will appear together before Congress for the first time to justify their business practices. The hearing is supposed to inform lawmakers’ efforts…

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116 members of Congress demand to end transgender military ban

The FINANCIAL — Trump announced the transgender ban in July 2017. On April 12, 2019, the Trump administration banned transgender individuals from serving openly in the military. The Pentagon argues the policy is not a ban since it allows for waivers and because those who…

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