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Amazon aims to double U.S. Black employees in leadership this year

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was aiming to double the number of Black employees in senior leadership roles and hire 30% more Black people as corporate......

South Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National......

S.Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly......

Pelosi aims to have Biden infrastructure passed before August

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed hope that Congress would pass President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal ahead of the August recess. During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio believes......

Hop on the Gus Bus! Coach Malzahn aims to make a champion out of UCF

ESPN
ORLANDO, Fla. — The billboards started popping up across Florida one month after Gus Malzahn arrived at UCF. His picture is on them, mid fist-pump, along with a big UCF logo and this message: “The future of college football is in Orlando.” The campaign extends into Georgia, too, a not-so-subtle......

California aims to ‘fully reopen’ economy by June 15

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here If the hospitalization and vaccination measure are met, everyday activities will be allowed and businesses can open with common-sense risk reduction measures, he said. The state will monitor hospitalization rates, vaccine access and vaccine efficacy against variants, with the option......

Women’s NCAA title game predictions: Upstart Arizona aims to deny Stanford, VanDerveer

ESPN
Stanford and Arizona will play for the third time this season on Sunday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App) with the 2021 women’s national championship at stake. But while the title game matchup might have a familiar feel for the Pac-12 opponents, their paths to the final game of the season......

‘Game of Thrones’ play aims to bring Westeros to Broadway

Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones” and the fictional world of Westeros will come to life in a stage play that producers said on Tuesday they hope to bring to Broadway, London’s West End and Australia starting in 2023. The play will tell the story of the Great Tourney......

UFC 260 viewers guide: Stipe Miocic aims to solve Francis Ngannou, prove everyone wrong (again)

ESPN
Oftentimes, when a UFC champion has enjoyed the level of success that heavyweight Stipe Miocic has, the topic of motivation comes up. For instance, what keeps Miocic going, when he already has defended his title more times than any heavyweight in UFC history? What’s fueling that fire, when he already......

Google Aims to Be the Anti-Amazon of E-Commerce. It Has a Long Way to Go.

New York Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — Google tried to copy Amazon’s playbook to become the shopping hub of the internet, with little success. Now it is trying something different: the anti-Amazon strategy. Google is trying to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for independent sellers. And it is focused on......

Bernie Sanders aims to lower Medicare eligibility age as part of Democrats’ recovery plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Jemal Countess | Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes to include a Medicare expansion in Democrats’ upcoming economic recovery plan. The Vermont independent and Senate Budget Committee chair hopes to lower the eligibility age for coverage......

China puts the pandemic behind it, aims for less commodity-intensive growth

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers make protective masks at a factory in Handan, Hebei province, China January 22, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS BEIJING — While much of the world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, China’s economy is showing signs that it......

Judge aims to get gambling addicts ‘out of chaos’ rather than send them to prison

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Judge Cheryl Moss witnessed stories of devastation while overseeing the Nevada Gambling Treatment Diversion Court, beginning with her first case, a grandmother who stole more than $500,000 from a Las Vegas plumbing business to fuel an addiction to video poker and slot machines. In 2013, Jerry Nann Meador, who had......

Amazon-backed Deliveroo aims to raise $1.4 billion in upcoming IPO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Deliveroo courier rides along Regent Street delivering takeaway food in central London during Covid-19 Tier 4 restrictions. Pietro Recchia | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON – Food delivery service Deliveroo is seeking to raise £1 billion......

Ikea aims to launch delayed ‘Buy Back’ scheme in UK

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56186217 Ikea deserved credit for innovating in this area said Ms Middlemiss, but offering things like replacement sofa covers, which Ikea already does, probably did more to avoid “fast furniture”, which like “fast fashion” encourages customers to update their styles on a regular basis, rather than keeping items for longer.......

House aims to vote on Covid relief bill by the end of next week, Pelosi says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters The House aims to pass its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan before the end......

Indoor farming company with backing from Ubben aims to solve the problems with America’s produce

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Company: AppHarvest Inc. (APPH) The agriculture technology company focuses on building an indoor farm in Appalachia. The company combines agricultural techniques with cutting-edge technology and including access for all to nutritious food, farming and building a homegrown food supply. The......

Biden aims to isolate China on coal — but it could blow back on the U.S.

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here John Podesta, who led the Obama administration climate strategy and is close to Biden’s team, said the White House would need some “diplomatic choreography” if its plan is to work. The U.S. move “leaves China isolated. The pressure will build......

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