No more noncompetes, FTC says; Tenessee bill would allow teachers to carry guns

By Suzanne Nuyen
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.
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The Federal Trade Commission yesterday banned nearly all noncompete agreements. lead to increased wagesElon Musk’s Tesla has seen a lot of bad news.profits are down 55%slashed its prices
  • “This is a challenging moment for the broader EV industry,” reports NPR’s Camila Domonoske, who listened to the investor call. On Up First, she says a lot of companies are struggling to transition EV sales from early adopters to the mainstream. Tesla still sells more than half of all EVs in the U.S., but competitors like Kia, Hyundai, BMW and Rivian are seeing strong growth.
Teachers in Tennessee may soon be able to carry handguns on campus. Protests eruptedkilled six peopleWPLN

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3 things to know before you go

  1. The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced new regulations aimed at cracking down on airlines that charge steep fees to check bags and change flights. Airlines must show the full price of travel before customers check out and provide prompt refunds for canceled flights.
  2. A piece of space junk fell on Alejandro Otero’s home in Florida last month. Now, he’s working with his insurer on the complicated task of determining who is liable for the damages.
  3. Letters from George Mallory — the British explorer from the 1920s who died trying to become the first climber to summit Mt. Everest — have been digitized and published online. 
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