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Biden orders companies to ease supply chain bottlenecks or he’ll ‘call them out’

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Joe Biden has warned companies that he will “call them out” if they fail to “step up” to ease supply chain bottlenecks ahead of the holiday season. The US president, facing grim opinion polls and a stalling legislativ...

California companies can no longer silence workers in victory for tech activists

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In a major victory for Silicon Valley activists and California workers, the governor has signed a law making it illegal for companies to bar employees from speaking out about harassment and discrimination. The new law...

The government promised to clamp down on shell companies. It has failed to do so

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If it feels as if the secrets revealed by the Pandora papers – the biggest ever leak of offshore data – are familiar, that’s because they are. A Ukrainian president, a former British prime minister, a friend of Vladim...

Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill

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Some of America’s most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting landmark climate legislation, despite their own promises to combat the climate c...

Keir Starmer accused of reneging on pledge to renationalise energy companies – live

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Diane Abbott says Labour leader had pledged during leadership campaign to back ‘common ownership’

Undisclosed private companies analysing facial data from NHS app

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Undisclosed companies are analysing facial data collected by the NHS app, which is used by more than 16 million English citizens, prompting fresh concern about the role of outsourcing to private businesses in the serv...

Ivermectin frenzy: the advocates, anti-vaxxers and telehealth companies driving demand

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At the top of a Florida-based telehealth website that promises “quality meds with fast shipping”, above a menu of skin care products, erectile dysfunction medications and hair loss treatments, sits a bright orange ban...

A year that changed the world – and medical companies’ fortunes

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The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business, gutting high streets as familiar names fell into receivership. But for some less well-known firms, the past 18 months have been transformational. Those that have thrive...

UK ministers ‘met fossil fuel firms nine times more often than clean energy companies’

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UK government ministers have held private meetings with fossil fuel and biomass energy producers roughly nine times as often as they met companies involved in clean energy production, despite the increasing urgency of...

Hong Kong: international companies reconsider future in wake of security law

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International companies are being forced to reconsider their future in Hong Kong as China’s crackdown on civil liberties and the freedom of media and tech companies continues to gather pace, according to leading busin...

What are big oil companies sending to Hurricane Ida flood victims? ‘Thoughts and prayers’

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Major oil companies are being pilloried on social media for sending “thoughts and prayers” to victims of Hurricane Ida while sidestepping their role in the ongoing climate disaster. At least two ExxonMobil outposts – ...

US companies scrambling to work out policies on vaccinations and masking

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US employers are scrambling to come up with Covid-19 policies for their workers as the country is experiencing a rise in infections, primarily among unvaccinated Americans, leading to a chaotic patchwork of requiremen...

Beetaloo Basin’s traditional owners condemn government for fracking handouts to gas companies

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Traditional owners opposed to fracking in the Beetaloo Basin have condemned the Morrison government for handing tens of millions of dollars to gas companies while Indigenous communities lack basic housing and health i...

UK-listed companies report combined £7.2bn in dividends and share buybacks

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UK-listed companies announced a combined £7.2bn in dividends and share buybacks on Thursday, as the economic rebound and receding Covid fears allowed firms to resume bumper payouts to investors. Big oil and miners dom...

Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners

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Some employers around the US are responding to perceived worker shortages in their industries by pursuing cheap sources of labor, such as people currently or formerly in prison. During a recent industry conference, a ...

Readers reply: why are companies always experiencing higher-than-normal call volumes?

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Does anyone still believe that any of the companies they call or email are labouring under higher-than-normal call volumes – especially given that that they all seem to have it “higher than normal” all of the time. Do...

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