Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Elon Musk’s Tesla tweets violated SEC settlement: report

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US regulators alerted electric car-maker Tesla last year that its CEO Elon Musk’s use of Twitter had twice violated a court-ordered policy that required company lawyers to pre-approve some of his tweets. In correspondence...

Royal Caribbean asks unvaccinated Florida guests to show proof of insurance

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Royal Caribbean International said on Tuesday it would require unvaccinated guests over 12 years of age traveling from Florida to show proof of insurance that covers COVID-19 related medical expenses, quarantine and evacuation. The...

MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7 billion to 286 organizations

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MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon...

Massachusetts town forms reparations fund for Black residents

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A liberal Massachusetts town has created a fund that will be used to pay reparations to eligible black residents to “repair past harms” it committed against them or their ancestors. The Amherst Town...

Amazon backs effort to legalize pot, drops weed testing for some jobs

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Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal pot legalization. The Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce giant announced its support for a proposed bill to legalize marijuana across the US — and said that it will no...

Airbnb and Vrbo are cracking down on ‘party houses’

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Vacation rental giants Airbnb and Vrbo are cracking down on properties that frequently host raucous parties, the companies said Friday. The companies are co-developing a “community integrity program” to identify problem properties — and...

Teamsters pass resolution to unionize Amazon drivers, warehouse workers

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It’s game on between Amazon and the Teamsters. The powerful International of Brotherhood Teamsters union passed a resolution on Thursday to organize Amazon warehouse workers and drivers across the country in what it’s calling the...

NY Liquor Authority adopts new rules on food delivery fees

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Two years after threatening to crack down on food delivery companies like Grubhub and Uber Eats, the New York State Liquor Authority has delivered a ruling that has both restauranteurs and delivery companies...

3.4M workers remain on jobless benefits despite drop in claims

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Nearly 3.4 million Americans are still on traditional state unemployment benefits even as the number of Americans seeking new claims ticked modestly down last week after a surprise uptick earlier this month, the...

NY restaurants struggle despite strong recovery in US

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New York restaurants are still struggling to attract diners, with reservations down more than 30 percent compared to pre-pandemic 2019 — even as much of the nation shows strong signs of recovery, according...

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