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Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection
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Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection

Just days after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6th, Facebook’s Chief Operational Officer Sheryl Sandberg downplayed her company’s role in what had happened. “We know this was organized online. We know that,” she said in an interview with Reuters. “We… took down QAnon, Proud Boys, Stop the Steal, anything that was talking about possible…

SkyWest cancels and delays thousands of flights
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SkyWest cancels and delays thousands of flights

SkyWest, a regional airline that operates flights for several major US carriers, has canceled and delayed thousands of flights over the past two days. The airline explained that it experienced an “operational disruption” on Thursday, and that the cancellations and delays cascaded into Friday because it had to get “crew and aircraft into position.” According…

Biden’s fixes to the student loan forgiveness program are a good start, but they aren’t enough
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Biden’s fixes to the student loan forgiveness program are a good start, but they aren’t enough

Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced major fixes to a well-intentioned yet broken program that was designed to help millions of teachers, police officers, military personnel and other public service workers alleviate student loan debt. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is a contract with the American people. By offering significant loan…

Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray that contained deadly bacteria

Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray that contained deadly bacteria

Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy room spray that contained a dangerous bacteria, which can cause a fatal health condition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. The retailer is recalling 3,900 bottles of the Better Homes and Gardens-branded essential oil infused aromatherapy room spray with gemstones. The spray bottles could contain Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria,…

Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back
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Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back

Covid continues to loom over the US economy, but economic activity is nonetheless inching closer to its pre-pandemic strength, helped in large part by people returning to their offices. The biggest problem putting a damper on early celebrations: the ongoing supply chain crisis. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics, stood at…

Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate
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Business group warns of mass layoffs and ‘catastrophic’ supply chain disruptions from Biden’s vaccine mandate

President Joe Biden’s vaccine order will force employers to lay off thousands of workers, making the supply-chain crisis much worse, a major business group warned the White House this week. The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, an influential trade group that represents an industry with nearly 6 million workers, is pleading with the administration to delay…

Soaring meat prices a tough sell for barbecue pitmasters
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Soaring meat prices a tough sell for barbecue pitmasters

For about twenty minutes, Alex Barbosa had his full menu on display — written in permanent marker on peach-colored butcher paper — before he had to start taking parts of it down. “Sorry, ma’am. We’re already out of the burnt ends,” Barbosa, owner of the mobile barbecue trailer Barbosa’s Barbeque, tells the patron standing out…

Tesla fans cry foul as Biden administration moves toward Autopilot regulations
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Tesla fans cry foul as Biden administration moves toward Autopilot regulations

The question of who will regulate cutting-edge driving technologies appears to be answered. For years, the US government hasn’t regulated driver-assist systems like Tesla’s Autopilot and GM’s SuperCruise. Automakers can do as they please because there are no standards for these systems. But President Joe Biden’s administration appears to want to change that, with the…

How to turn down a job offer
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How to turn down a job offer

It’s a nice feeling to get multiple job offers and be able to choose the best possible opportunity. But how you turn down potential employers is also important for your career. “You don’t want to burn any bridges, the world is really small,” said Karen Delk, CEO of Davis Delk Consulting, an executive coaching and…

This meat is soon disappearing from Chipotle’s menu
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This meat is soon disappearing from Chipotle’s menu

Chipotle’s smoked brisket was always intended to be a limited-time menu item. But it’s been so popular that the offering is ending earlier than planned. The company revealed in Thursday’s earnings call that the brisket promotion will end in November, meaning it will just be on sale for partial quarter. Usually Chipotle’s limited-time offerings, such…

Is the global recovery at risk?
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Is the global recovery at risk?

Supply chain bottlenecks are weighing on economic growth in Europe. The same problem is hitting China as it battles an energy crunch and concerns about its huge real estate sector. And in the United States, factories can’t produce as much as they’d like due to shortages of workers. What’s happening: Recent data makes clear that…

Evergrande has made a key bond payment that keeps it out of default, Chinese state media reports
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Evergrande has made a key bond payment that keeps it out of default, Chinese state media reports

Evergrande has made a crucial payment that allows it to stay out of default, at least for now, according to Chinese state media. State-run financial newspaper Securities Times reported Friday that the embattled property conglomerate had made an $83.5 million interest payment on a dollar-denominated bond that was due last month. A 30-day grace period…

The climate crisis is an ’emerging threat’ to financial stability, US regulators say
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The climate crisis is an ’emerging threat’ to financial stability, US regulators say

The Financial Stability Oversight Council released a report on climate change Thursday, outlining the danger that a warming planet will have on the financial future of the United States. Climate change is an “emerging threat to the financial stability of the United States,” Stephen Ledbetter, the executive director and director of policy at the FSOC,…

After a pair of scandals, Fed bans officials from buying stocks
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After a pair of scandals, Fed bans officials from buying stocks

The Federal Reserve announced new trading rules on Thursday following a controversy over trades made by senior officials. The Fed said the new rules will ban policymakers and senior staff from buying individual stocks and bonds and will restrict active trading. The central bank pledged to also increase the frequency of reporting and public disclosures.…

Home sales rebound while prices continue to climb
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Home sales rebound while prices continue to climb

After the housing market finally started cooling off a bit over the summer, sales rebounded in September. The tight inventory of homes, which had been improving earlier in the year, worsened again in September and prices continued to climb, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. September saw a 7% monthly increase…

Joe Biden’s Fed conundrum: Stick with Jerome Powell or let him go?
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Joe Biden’s Fed conundrum: Stick with Jerome Powell or let him go?

President Joe Biden faces a number of economic concerns, from supply chain disruptions to inflation. But the White House will soon need to tackle another major financial issue: whether or not to nominate Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell for a second term. Powell’s tenure as Fed chair is set to end in February, and a…

Trump is going public by taking advantage of Wall Street’s blank-check boom
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Trump is going public by taking advantage of Wall Street’s blank-check boom

Former President Donald Trump is planning a return to Wall Street. Trump, whose companies have a long history of filing for bankruptcy, announced a deal Wednesday night to bring a new media company public through what’s known as a SPAC, or a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation. Trump Media & Technology Group, chaired by Trump, said…

Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ rolls back its privacy protection of trip videos
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Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ rolls back its privacy protection of trip videos

Tesla owners can buy the company’s “full self-driving” software for $10,000, but they may have to pay with their privacy. As part of the wider rollout of Tesla’s “full self-driving” option, which began earlier this month, drivers may forfeit some privacy protections around location sharing and in-car recordings that they previously had, according to Tesla…

How the maker of Cheerios and Häagen-Dazs copes with hundreds of supply chain snafus a month
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How the maker of Cheerios and Häagen-Dazs copes with hundreds of supply chain snafus a month

The global supply chain is struggling under the weight of a series of disruptions, including a shortage of truck drivers and other workers as well as massive port congestion. The issues are forcing large and small companies alike to re-think what they need to do to keep manufacturing facilities humming. Like others, General Mills —…