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GE to end its run as a conglomerate, split into 3 companies

Details: General Electric is splitting itself into three public companies that concentrate on aviation, healthcare and energy. Aviation is the most profitable part of GE’s business.

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Companies scraping for staff ahead of the holidays The

Details: Companies that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it …

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Pfizer agrees to let other companies make its COVID-19

Details: LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has signed a deal with a U.N.-backed group to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental COVID-19 pill, a move that could make the treatment available

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US mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4

Details: Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly under government rules

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Companies are hoarding personal data about you. Here’s …

Details: Companies aren’t obligated to honor these requests from people outside California, but plenty do, Consumer Reports’s Grauer said. Don’t lie about where you live, she advised, but feel free

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GE will split into three companies but keep the jet-engine

Details: General Electric will split into three separate companies in a stunning breakup of the iconic manufacturer founded by Thomas Edison. It will retain GE …

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Amazon, Ikea and other big companies commit to zero

Details: Amazon, Ikea, Seattle-based Brooks and a collection of other companies have committed to using zero-carbon ocean shippers by 2040. Climate activists say that's not soon enough.

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Companies, facing new expectations, struggle with …

Details: Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to stay on the sidelines of the nation’s social and political debates after a year of intense protests that led many firms to declare their

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Your browser can tell websites how to treat your data. But

Details: Companies take your data and sell it, or “share” it in exchange for services, says Don Marti, vice president of ecosystem innovations at CafeMedia, an …

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Ransomware attack before holiday leaves companies

Details: Ransomware attack before holiday leaves companies scrambling. July 3, 2021 at 8:46 am Updated July 4, 2021 at 10:48 am. Thousands of computers were hit …

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US puts new controls on Israeli spyware company NSO Group

Details: “The United States is committed to aggressively using export controls to hold companies accountable that develop, traffic, or use technologies to conduct malicious activities that threaten the

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Thai companies accused of fraud in sales of medical gloves

Details: Thai companies accused of fraud in sales of medical gloves . Nov. 3, 2021 at 7:03 am Updated Nov. 3, 2021 at 10:05 am . By . CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL. The Associated Press.

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Court temporarily blocks Biden’s vaccine order for companies

Details: Companies have until Jan. 4 to mandate coronavirus vaccinations or start weekly testing of their workers. The rule is expected to cover 84 million workers, roughly 31 million of …

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Companies: $26B settlement of opioid lawsuits to move

Details: Four companies in the drug industry said Saturday that enough states had agreed to a settlement of lawsuits over the opioid crisis for them to move ahead with the $26 billion deal. An announcement

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Who owns COVID-19 vaccines

Details: Since the profits of large pharmaceutical companies are substantially higher than those of other (non-pharmaceutical) large companies on the S&P 500 index, we …

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Rising prices threaten profit margins at food companies

Details: The sector had the most companies, at 63%, reporting a decrease in net profit margins during the third quarter compared with a year ago, according to …

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US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries

Details: J.R. Simplot Company and Plant Sciences Inc., both privately-held companies, said they expect to launch the first commercially available, gene-edited strawberries within a …

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Plant-based food companies face critics: environmental

Details: Even as consumers and investors move to hold Big Food more accountable for its emissions, the fact that two of the leading plant-based food companies do not offer these disclosures is a …

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Norway fund divests from companies tied to weapon

Details: COPENHAGEN (AP) — Norway’s largest pension fund said Thursday that it has divested from 14 companies involved in producing nuclear missiles …

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How to negotiate a raise as companies clamor for workers

Details: Now, with greater consumer spending, companies growing and an economic resurgence, workers are in greater demand. Advertising “With that comes a kind of a bidding war,” Dixon said.

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Phone companies must allow texting new ‘988’ suicide line

Details: Phone companies have until July 2022 to implement the 988 number for both calling and texting. The FCC said Thursday that the country’s largest …

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Toshiba to split into 3 companies after pressure from

Details: Toshiba officials said the Japanese conglomerate is splitting into three companies. The move is a result of years of scandals and pressure from activist shareholders.

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Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

Details: And many notable companies have not joined the movement. Walmart, which employs 300,000 Black hourly workers and is the country’s largest …

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Anonymity no more

Details: Many companies, and governments, say they are putting measures in place to address privacy concerns, such as limits on how long data is stored. The …

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Oregon company’s iron battery breakthrough could eat

Details: The world's electric grids are creaking under the pressure of volatile fossil-fuel prices and the imperative of weaning the world off polluting energy sources. An Oregon company may have a

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Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

Details: A study claims that large technology companies are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change.

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Johnson & Johnson to split into 2, aim for faster growth

Details: Johnson & Johnson is splitting into two companies, separating the division that sells Band-Aids and Listerine from its medical device and prescription drug business.

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Companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under

Details: Companies bid on 308 tracts totaling nearly 2,700 square miles (6,950 square kilometers). It marked the largest acreage and second-highest bid total since Gulf-wide bidding resumed in …

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Energy companies push for proposed merger in New Mexico

Details: The companies also suggested that if reliability metrics and penalties for falling short are adopted as part of the merger, the commission should also consider developing reliability standards and

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Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems The

Details: Apple Pay, Google Pay and other payment systems created by big tech companies now dominate large portions of e-commerce and person-to-person payments. CFPB Director Rohit Chopra is …

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HP, Dow, Under Armour among nearly 200 companies speaking

Details: Nearly 200 companies on Friday joined in a strong statement against proposals that threaten to restrict voting access in dozens of states, in a further sign of …

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Stocks end mostly lower, but tech gains push Nasdaq higher

Details: Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Friday, though gains for several tech companies pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high and its first close over 16,000 points.

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No joke: Comedians, cannabis companies push pot

Details: NEW YORK (AP) — Big cannabis companies are backing a new, celebrity-infused campaign to enlist marijuana users to pressure members of …

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Drug companies win in California opioid crisis lawsuit

Details: The companies had argued in court filings “that opioid medications are an appropriate treatment for many chronic-pain patients” and that much of …

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Stocks end mixed on Wall Street, still notch weekly gains

Details: Banks and other financial companies made solid gains. American Express jumped 5.4% after reporting solid third-quarter financial results. The company noted an …

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Spending is big tech’s superpower The Seattle Times

Details: Both companies have done dandy in the pandemic surge of online shopping. But UPS is scaling back what it spends on long-lasting assets while Amazon is spending far more each year.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates

Details: A number of large private companies in Texas have issued mandates. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki attributed Abbott’s decision to “politics.”

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EXPLAINER: Why are foreign tech firms pulling out of China

Details: Companies caught flouting the rules could be fined up to 50 million yuan ($7.8 million) or 5% of their yearly revenue. Chinese regulators have cracked down …

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Google memo touted ‘slowing down’ of European privacy

Details: Internal documents show that Google "slowed down" European privacy rules and worked with other tech companies to do so. The document was found through a lawsuit filed by 12 states arguing Google

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Profit plummets at Buffett’s company on investment gains

Details: Berkshire’s insurance businesses, which include Geico and several other companies, recoded a $784 million underwriting loss in the third quarter because of $1.7 billion in claims related to

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Biden vaccine mandate for firms with 100-plus workers gets

Details: Local employers, employees and politicians are still trying to figure out the Biden administration's mandate for companies with 100 or more employees to …

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Malaysia plans record budget to bolster economic recovery

Details: To boost state coffers, Zafrul said the government will impose a one-time special tax for high-income companies generating more than 100 million ringgit ($24.1 million) in profits. The first 100

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Oregon delivery contractors sue Amazon, seeking $15

Details: The companies are seeking $15 million, plus damages and attorney fees in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Amazon said …

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Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Details: The Oregon State Treasury oversees some $118 billion in investments, including an undisclosed amount in fossil fuel companies and other controversial sectors. …

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3 companies split $1.55 million in NFL Helmet Challenge

Details: 3 companies split $1.55 million in NFL Helmet Challenge. For what appears to be a huge leap forward in innovation for helmet safety, the NFL has awarded a …

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Shipping containers get foldable design as logjam cure

Details: As companies find themselves more pressed to find answers to supply-chain snarls, the trade-offs of investing in a new technology might become smaller, said …

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Attorneys: Pharmacy companies blameless for opioid crisis

Details: This is the first time pharmacy companies have gone to trial to defend themselves. The trial, which is expected to last around six weeks, could set the tone for similar claims against retail

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