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Unilever sells Ben & Jerry’s Israeli business to defuse BDS row

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JERUSALEM, June 29 (Reuters) – Unilever (ULVR.L) on Wednesday sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel to its local licensee for an undisclosed sum, aiming to smooth over a potentially damaging diplomatic row over the company’s political stance. The deal comes after the U.S. ice cream brand......

Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obstacles in obtaining reproductive healthcare, experts said. The reversal......

U.S. court upholds Arizona land swap deal for Rio Tinto copper mine

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the federal government may give thousands of......

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

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June 20 (Reuters) – Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts. The lawsuit was filed late Sunday in......

Some shoppers balk at retailers peddling new ‘Juneteenth’ merchandise

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NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) – Clothing retailer Kohl’s (KSS.N) is offering gray, green and red “Juneteenth 1865” tank tops and t-shirts for juniors and boys for $23.99. JCPenney.com hopes to lure shoppers with dozens of wall hangings featuring abstract graphic designs and silhouettes of Black women, priced at $60......

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

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June 17 (Reuters) – Private rocket company SpaceX fired at least five employees after it found they had drafted and circulated a letter criticizing founder Elon Musk and urging executives to make the firm’s culture more inclusive, two people familiar with the matter said. SpaceX did not immediately respond to......

Tesla investor sues Musk, board over accusation of workplace discrimination

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June 17 (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholder sued the electric car maker, Chief Executive Elon Musk and its board, accusing them of neglecting to tackle complaints about workplace discrimination and harassment, and engendering a “toxic workplace culture.” Thursday’s lawsuit is the latest against Tesla, which has been accused......

Miner Fortescue says it won’t shy away from countries with troubled human rights

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Andrew Forrest, Chairman and Founder, Fortescue Metals Group speaks at the Global Energy Transition 2022 conference in New York City, New York, U.S. June 14, 2022. REUTERS/David Dee Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Andrew Forrest, the chairman and founder......

EXCLUSIVE CVC explores $2 billion sale of software firm VelocityEHS -sources

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June 10 (Reuters) – Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is exploring a sale of VelocityEHS for as much as $2 billion, seeking to capitalize on a boom in demand for compliance software in the corporate world, three people familiar with the matter said. CVC is working with U.S. investment......

EU sets board quotas for women by mid-2026, lawmakers say

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Women leave the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – European Union negotiators agreed late on Tuesday to the bloc’s first-ever quota for women on corporate boards, lawmakers said, a bid......

UK businesses feel the strain from surging inflation -PMIs

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A general view is seen of the London skyline from Canary Wharf in London, Britain, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Growth among British businesses slowed sharply in May to its weakest since early 2021 when the......

Taser maker halts drone project; most of its ethics panel resigns

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The headquarters for Axon Enterprise Inc, formerly Taser International, is seen in Scottsdale, Aizona, U.S., May 17, 2017. Picture taken May 17, 2017. To match Special Report USA-TASER/EXPERTS REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Taser-maker Axon Enterprise Inc (AXON.O) said it......

Apple to improve working hours for retail staff – Bloomberg News

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An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 2 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will make work schedules for retail staff......

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

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June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees on Tuesday night and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in......

U.S. SEC unveils rules to ensure ESG funds’ investments fall in line with their names, policies

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WASHINGTON/BOSTON, May 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday will vote to propose a pair of rule changes aimed at stamping out unfounded claims by funds on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) credentials, and enforcing more standardization of such disclosures. The proposals, which......

Amazon.com faces record challenges at shareholder meeting

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Potential job applicants line up to register for “Amazon Jobs Day,” a job fair being held at 10 fulfillment centers across the United States aimed at filling more than 50,000 jobs, at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S., August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for......

Glencore prepares to pay up to $1.5 bln to settle U.S., UK, Brazil probes

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Glencore agrees settlements in U.S., Brazil Glencore Energy (UK) charged with bribery over oil operations UK sentencing hearing called for June 21 LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) said on Tuesday it anticipates paying up to $1.5 billion to settle accusations of bribery and market manipulation by U.S.,......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

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May 6 (Reuters) – Yelp Inc, Amazon.com, and Citigroup are among a small but growing number of companies rolling out policies to cover costs for American employees who need to travel out of state for an abortion. Yelp Inc (YELP.N) was one of the first to offer support for its......

Etsy says impact on sales from sellers strike not material

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A sign advertising the online seller Etsy Inc. is seen outside the Nasdaq market site in Times Square following Etsy’s initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq in New York April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 4 (Reuters) – Arts-and-crafts......

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