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Push by ports, delivery companies to ease holiday bottleneck, Biden says

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday launched an effort to ease supply chain blockages that are threatening to disrupt the U.S. holiday season, relying on expanded port and shipping operations and urging other businesses to speed up operations. The moves were a first step, Biden said,......

As Covid fears in C-suite stay high, most big companies ‘totally support’ Biden vaccine mandate: CNBC survey

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a student during a ‘Vax To School’ campaign event at a high school in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Jeenah......

Biden, Awaiting an OSHA Rule, Urges Companies to Require Vaccinations

New York Times
President Biden on Thursday appealed to private companies to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for employees, asking them to take initiative as an effort that he announced last month to require 80 million American workers to get the shot undergoes a lengthy rule-making process and may not go into effect for weeks.......

An ocean full of containers: How toy companies are grappling with shipping delays this holiday season

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopper wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic browses toys at a Target store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, November 20, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Even from the porch of his home in Malibu, toy......

Companies hired at a brisk pace in September despite fears about Covid and the economy, ADP says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Companies shook off worries over the Covid delta variant and hired at a faster than expected pace in September, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP. Private jobs rose by 568,000 for the month, better than the......

Illinois bans contracts with companies that pay disabled workers below minimum wage

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals Illinois will not allow state agencies to hold contracts with vendors that pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed an executive order to make the change on Monday in an effort to......

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to New York tax on opioid companies

Reuters
Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for New York to collect a $200 million surcharge imposed on opioid manufacturers and distributors to defray the state’s costs......

Companies are betting on new tech to make the re-opening of offices safe

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here EschCollection | Stone | Getty Images The next time a company accountant is tallying up operational expenses for their office buildings there could be several new items on the list: sensors, ultraviolet lights and maybe even plants with algorithms. As......

Covid has made biotech companies the hot new tech sector as investor demand drives record IPOs

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Christiana Bardon, MPM Capital Portfolio Manager CNBC The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has made biotech companies the hot new technology sector as investor demand drives record IPOs, a panel of top investors told CNBC on Wednesday. The biotech sector has......

BlackRock’s Larry Fink says big companies shouldn’t be the only ‘climate police’ in the world

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc. Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Big companies and banks shouldn’t be the only “climate police” in the world, says BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink, who called on governments and society......

As China cracks down, foreign companies try to figure out where they fit in

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Visitors walk on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on Friday, February 12, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Foreign companies are trying to hold on to lucrative opportunities in China, even if new regulations and the......

White House prods companies on chips information request

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The White House is pressing automakers, chip companies and others to cooperate in a bid for more information about the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, but made clear on Thursday that the industry needs to take the lead to......

Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology

New York Times
Global health advocates say Moderna has a special obligation to share its technology because its vaccine relies in part on technology developed by the National Institutes of Health, and because the company accepted $2.5 billion from the federal government as part of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s fast-track vaccine......

U.S. solar companies warn that proposed tariffs would devastate new projects

Reuters
Solar panels are seen at the Desert Stateline project near Nipton, California, U.S. August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett Sept 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. solar industry group warned on Wednesday that tariffs on imported panels from three Asian countries would jeopardize nearly 30% of the solar capacity the nation is......

Companies and workers need to start getting real about returning to the office

NYPost
Steve Cuozzo Here’s some advice I’m tempted to give my work-from-home peers who won’t go back to their offices because they say they’re afraid of COVID: Get off your lazy butts and go back to the office! Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

How companies can make their remote working inclusive for the deaf and blind

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As remote working takes a greater hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, a wealth of opportunities can open up for people that may not have existed before. For example, less of a focus on the office can draw more people with......

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