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Facebook and others doing ‘not nearly enough’ to stop COVID misinformation, surgeon general says

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy again criticized the role of social media in spreading COVID-19 misinformation Sunday, a day after Facebook Inc. quietly released a delayed report on its top-performing links. “The speed, scale and sophistication with which [misinformation] is spreading and impacting our health is really unprecedented,” Murthy said Sunday morning during an interview […]

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Can my employer make me get vaccinated?

Major American companies including Disney, Google and Netflix are asking their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination as the delta variant spreads across the U.S. This begs the question, can my employer make me get vaccinated? The short answer is: yes. And here’s why. The government-run U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that it […]

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Microsoft, Google and other U.S. companies ask employees to get vaccinated before returning to work

With the recent rise of the Delta variant, many major American companies are now requiring full-time employees to get vaccinated before returning to the office. In the past few weeks, more companies have announced plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees who are working at in-person offices. Cases for the novel coronavirus continue to rise […]

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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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Opinion: Big Tech is headed for its biggest year yet, and it isn’t even close

If government regulators around the world thought Big Tech was too big last year, 2021 has not changed their mind. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -0.23% GOOG, +0.12%, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.84%, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.46%, Facebook Inc. FB, -4.01% and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.10% experienced an unprecedented first half of the year financially, with $650 billion […]

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‘There are inherent disparities in the system’: Former NBA players say new NCAA rules will make college more equitable for athletes

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Thanks to various state laws, a recent Supreme Court decision and subsequent rule changes by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, college athletes can now profit from their names, images and likenesses, or NIL. That rule […]

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Here’s how Mark Zuckerberg spent his Fourth of July. Prepare to cringe

Turns out, Joey Chestnut stuffing his face with a record 76 hot dogs wasn’t the most “ick”-worthy Fourth of July moment on Sunday. So thanks(?) for this, Mark Zuckerberg: Yes, that’s the Facebook Inc. FB, +0.09% chief executive wakeboarding while holding an American flag to the tune of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” […]

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Master P’s son leads college athletes already cashing in on the new NCAA rules with a $2 million tech deal

The NCAA has relaxed rules prohibiting college athletes from receiving compensation from their name, image and likeness, and college athletes are already cashing in. College athletes of all sports have already begun signing deals that include paid Instagram posts, sponsorship deals or even receiving free merchandise. Incoming Tennessee State freshman basketball player Hercy Miller announced […]

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