What to Know About N.Y.’s Plastic Bag Ban

After months of delays and a lawsuit, the statewide ban on the single-use bags is being enforced. Paper bags are now 5 cents.

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Japan’s Convenience Stores Are Told to Stop Pushing 24-Hour Schedules

The country’s antimonopoly regulator has warned the powerful industry to improve the treatment of franchisees who have been fighting for shorter opening hours.

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It Took a Pandemic, but 7-Eleven in Japan Is Letting Stores Take a Break

The chain, so omnipresent it is considered part of the national infrastructure, has begun making exceptions to a store hours policy that it has long enforced.

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