Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

NYT business - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 03:00
Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.
Categories: Economics-Business

Biden Set to Call for Big Spending on Stimulus and Vaccines

NYT business - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 03:00
The president-elect is expected to lay out his plans today for an initial effort to combat the coronavirus and a subsequent one to address economic recovery.
Categories: Economics-Business

Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 20:38
The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.
Categories: Economics-Business

How much can Joe Biden get done on the US economy?

BBC Economy - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 17:11
The new US president may have more scope to make change than initially thought.
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Smithsonian Scales Back $2 Billion Expansion Plan

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:08
The museum announced that it would abandon elements of its ambitious redesign, opting for a more modest approach.
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Johnson & Johnson Expects Covid Vaccine Results Soon but Lags in Production

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:05
The U.S. needs J.&J.’s one-shot vaccine more than ever. But the company is behind on manufacturing promises made in its Operation Warp Speed contract.
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U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:32
The sweeping ban, which was based on concerns about forced labor in the region, could compel companies to reorganize their multinational supply chains.
Categories: Economics-Business

Google bans political ads until the inauguration.

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:56
On Wednesday, the company said the temporary suspension covers any ads that reference candidates, the election, its outcome, the upcoming presidential inauguration, the impeachment process, the Capitol riots or planned protests about any of these subjects.
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Flo settles F.T.C. charges of misleading users on privacy.

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:36
Federal regulators said the app shared sensitive health details on millions of users for years with numerous third parties — including Facebook’s and Google’s analytics units.
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Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:27
Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change.
Categories: Economics-Business

YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel for at Least 7 Days

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:21
YouTube is the latest tech company to bar the president from posting online, after Twitter, Facebook and others.
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New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:29
As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”
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What is Letterboxd? The Social Media Platform Going Mainstream

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:26
The social media network has finally left the cinephile niche and entered the mainstream.
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Disappointing Chinese Vaccine Results Pose Setback for Developing World

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:21
Brazil says CoronaVac has an efficacy rate just over 50 percent, much lower than previously announced. More than 380 million doses have already been ordered.
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For Some Scottish Seafood Businesses, Brexit Could Be a Death Knell

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:12
Daunting new paperwork could cause border delays that would ruin entire shipments — and their businesses.
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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:11
Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.
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A Hall of Fame Lawyer, a ‘Real Housewife’ and a Stunning Fall

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:10
One of the country’s premier “toxic tort” lawyers is accused of misappropriating money from families of victims of the Lion Air crash that led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. And that’s just the beginning.
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This $100 Moroccan Trellis Rug Is The New Amazon Coat

NYT business - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:09
There are a million Moroccan Berber knockoffs but — like the Amazon coat before it — one particular brand and pattern is winning.
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