Why Europe’s New Climate Rules Matter to American Companies

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The E.U. is in the middle of implementing its Green Deal program with a wide range of implications for how the world tackles climate change. Perhaps nothing is of more obvious import to global business leaders than the bloc’s coming climate disclosure rules, which are scheduled t…

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Why ESG Is So Confusing

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the anti-ESG movement in Texas’s foray into insurance. Soon after, I received a very thoughtful response from a declared ESG opponent taking issue with the idea that ESG metrics are relevant for insurers. The one issue: he had used the term …

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5 Reasons Why Amazon Buying Whole Foods Makes Sense

Amazon announced on Friday that it will acquire upscale food market chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, giving the online retail giant a stronger foothold into the grocery business. The move is a strategic one for both companies: It comes amidst financial struggles at the organic food market while also boosting Amazon’s brick-and-mortar presence. Here’s a closer look at why the pur…

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What to Know About Australia’s New Social Media Law

Lawmakers in Australia passed new legislation on Thursday to hold social media companies accountable for the spread of hate content on their platforms. With its implementation, companies such as Facebook and YouTube could be subject to huge fines, and their executives threatened with jail time, if they do not ensure the “expeditious” removal of inappropriate material.

The Shar…

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Why More Countries Should Cancel Hosting Sporting Events

On Tuesday, Australia pulled out from hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games after the projected costs ballooned from $1.8 billion to more than $4 billion, becoming “well and truly too much” for host state Victoria to bear, Premier Daniel Andrews said in a press conference.

“I will not take money out of hospitals and schools in order to fund an event that is three times th…

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Basketball World Cup 2023- How to Watch and Who’s Playing

And now, a day off.

There are no games on Monday at the Basketball World Cup, with some teams set to travel to Manila, Philippines, after spending the last couple of weeks in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Okinawa, Japan. The eight teams still alive in the tournament will play three more games each.

But the only way to win the World Cup now is to go 3-0 in the coming days.SCHEDULE Read more

Two years after Apple quit Russia over Ukraine, Vision Pros are for sale in Moscow

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WASHINGTON — Just one week after Russia launched its full-scale assault on Ukraine in 2022, Apple announced it was stopping exports of its products into the country. "We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence,&quo…

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Starbucks to hike wages for union workers as it thaws Workers United relationship

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A Starbucks logo is seen as members and supporters of Starbucks Workers United protest outside of a Starbucks store in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16, 2023.Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images

Starbucks workers at unionized cafes will receive the pay hikes that their nonunion coworkers first …

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Lockheed Martin looks to acquire spacecraft maker Terran Orbital for $600M

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Lockheed Martin submitted a bid to acquire spacecraft manufacturer Terran Orbital, the defense giant revealed in a securities filing on Fri…

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Rivian shares surge as company reveals new EV models, cost savings

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Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe reacts at an event to unveil a smaller R2 SUV in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., March 7, 2024.Mike Blake | Reuters

Shares of Rivian Automotive surged 13% on Thursday as the EV maker unveiled three new vehicles and announced m…

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