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How Dick’s Sporting Goods Decided to Change Its Gun Policy

Thursday 08:06 GMT

Ed Stack, the chairman and chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., arrived at work the Monday after a gunman killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Fla., nearly certain the outdoor retailer should limit sales of some guns.

Dick’s decision to ban some gun sales at the expense of revenue is evidence of a new type of social activism emerging among business leaders in recent years. Chief executives are speaking out on social topics from same-sex marriage to gun rights, often citing the need to be transparent about their beliefs as social media makes it hard for companies to act without attracting attention and younger workers expect companies to be involved in the pressing issues of the day.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: How Dick’s Sporting Goods Decided to Change Its Gun Policy

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Two weeks after the deadly February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said it would end sales of assault-style weapons and stop selling guns or ammunition to anyone under 21 years of age.

Shoppers under 21 aren’t buying guns due to the policy, but some gun enthusiasts have stopped shopping at Dick’s, he said. Profits at Dick’s, however, have risen as the company cut costs and replaced guns with higher-margin items in some stores, including baseball gear, kayaks and licensed sports gear.

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Source: The Guradian

North Carolina election still undecided amid absentee ballot fraud inquiry

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Allegations of election fraud have thrown a North Carolina congressional race into limbo, sparking investigations and leaving control of the national seat undecided weeks after the midterm elections.

“I don’t think we’ve seen this kind of absentee ballot fraud in North Carolina since the late 1940s,” said Cohen, the election law expert. The board of elections could order a new election if they find irregularities swayed enough votes to change the outcome of the election, or that fraud has tainted the results of the race overall and cast doubt on its fairness.


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