Walmart, largest US employer, orders staff to vaccinate

The mandate covers all campus staff as well as market, regional and divisional employees, the retailer said. Walmart Inc., the largest private employer in the U.S., is requiring its headquarters and regional staff to be vaccinated by Oct. 4, joining Google in instituting a policy that may set a standard for corporate America as the […]

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SEC halts Chinese IPO listings until risks are divulged

The US Securities and Exchange Commission said such disclosures are at the heart of its mandate to protect investors. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has halted initial public offerings of Chinese companies until they provide more disclosures about investment risks. SEC Chair Gary Gensler said the Chinese government’s recent crackdown on foreign listings and […]

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Amazon sales to decelerate as pandemic high wanes

The Seattle-based company’s shares fell 6 percent in after-hours trading. Amazon.com Inc.’s second-quarter sales and forecast for the current period fell short of analysts’ expectations, suggesting the biggest online retailer’s rapid growth through the pandemic is waning as people revert to old shopping habits. Shares fell more than 6% in extended trading. The Seattle-based company […]

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Rights group calls on moratorium on the use of spyware in Mexico

A rights group on Thursday called on the Mexican government to suspend all use of surveillance spyware until robust and transparent regulations are put in place that respect human rights. Of the more than 50,000 phone numbers that a collaboration of 17 media organisations and a rights organisation found were selected for surveillance by clients […]

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MacKenzie Scott, Melinda French Gates team up on gender equity

Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott and the family foundation of Lynn Schusterman awarded $40m to fund four gender equity projects. An initiative from philanthropists Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott and the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman awarded $40m Thursday to four projects in tech, higher education, caregiving and minority communities that promote gender equality. […]

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Facebook expects future growth to ‘decelerate significantly’

The social media giant did, however, beat Wall Street estimates for the second quarter due to increased ad spending. Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s shares down about 5 percent in extended trading. The company […]

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Anbe, a vernacular dating app by Aisle, is aimed at Tamil speakers

From biryani to Thalapathy, expect topics and conversations related to all things Tamil on Anbe, a Tamil-language dating app created by the folks over at Aisle If you are my thayir sadam, I’d like to be your oorga. How is that for an introduction? On Anbe, the new vernacular dating app from Aisle, expect bios, […]

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