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Macy's, Inc. has agreed to stop selling fur in its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores by the end of the 2020 fiscal year, according to a press release from the Humane Society of the United States Monday.

What they're saying: "We have been closely following consumer and brand trends, listening to our customers and researching alternatives to fur," Jeff Gennette, chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., said in a statement. "We’ve listened to our colleagues. ... Macy’s private brands are already fur free so expanding this practice across all Macy’s, Inc. is the natural next step."

Per Bloomberg, Macy's joins a number of other apparel and fashion companies that have taken steps to end fur sales, including:

  • Burberry
  • Chanel
  • Gucci
  • Calvin Klein
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Kate Spade
  • Ralph Lauren

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Biden has huge cash advantage over Trump as Election Day nears

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.