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In addition to bitcoin, AMC will soon accept other cryptocurrencies for purchases

AMC on Wednesday expanded the range of cryptocurrencies it soon plans to accept for movie-ticket and concession purchases. In its second-quarter earnings report in August, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. AMC, -0.97%, the nation’s largest movie-theater chain, announced it would accept bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.79% for online ticket and concession purchases before the end of this year. […]

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Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in the mid- and late 19th century. They created local sewage and water systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and […]

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Silicon Valley is hardening line on returning to work — it’s fully vaccinated or bust

Silicon Valley is rebooting its back-to-work plans, with stricter rules that require full vaccination, as well as pushing back the timeline for reopening or shutting down offices. In the process, the industry could influence other U.S. employers coping with a renewed spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations caused by the delta variant of the coronavirus. […]

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Drug-company-paid user fees under the microscope with beleaguered FDA in funding talks

Amid a firestorm over its approval of a new Alzheimer’s treatment, the Food and Drug Administration is holding closed-door meetings with companies it regulates — talks that critics say allow drug and device makers to exert outsize influence over the agency’s operations, threatening to erode public trust in the agency at a critical moment. The […]

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Ex-oil company head sentenced for not reporting to prison for plant explosion conviction

The former president of a Montana oil processing company was sentenced to an extra day behind bars for repeatedly failing to show up to serve an earlier 18-month prison term stemming from a 2012 plant explosion that left two workers severely burned. Peter Margiotta, 64, of Edmonton, Alberta, had been convicted in 2019 of conspiracy […]

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Facebook to expand work-from-home eligibility as offices look to reopen

Facebook Inc. is giving most of its employees a choice: Seek permission to keep working at home or go to the office at least half the time. The social-media giant told its roughly 60,000 employees Wednesday that it will expand remote-work eligibility to all levels of the company, including early-career employees and entry-level engineers. Facebook FB, -1.03% […]

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