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Kim Kardashian’s cryptocurrency Instagram ad sparks criticism from UK financial watchdog

The head of the U.K.’s financial watchdog singled out an Instagram ad posted by Kim Kardashian, that promoted Ethereum Max, in a speech warning of the risks of “speculative” cryptocurrency tokens.  Charles Randell, chair of the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, said in a speech on Monday that Kardashian had asked her more than 250 million […]

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‘Welcome back’: Sports world reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United MANU, +5.84% have reached an agreement that will put Ronaldo back on the Old Trafford pitch he plied from 2003 to 2009, the club announced. Ronaldo, who had been playing for Italian team Juventus FC, is set to return to the storied English Premier League club pending the completion of […]

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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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Work flexibility ‘here to stay’ in post-Covid world, says director at three Fortune 500 companies

Companies are monitoring the spread of the delta Covid variant as they adapt return-to-office plans and prioritize giving flexibility to employees, a board member at three Fortune 500 companies told CNBC on Friday. “I believe there’s going to continue to be hybrid offerings. … Flexibility is here to stay, especially if you want to be […]

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Mask-wearing becomes a new battleground in England as Covid rules are eased

Thrill seekers wear face masks as they ride “The Smiler” rollercoaster at Alton Towers on the first day opening after after lockdown restrictions were eased on April 12, 2021 in Alton, United Kingdom. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many countries have introduced […]

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Judge blocks Florida law aimed at punishing social media

Social media apps displayed on a smartphone. Fabian Sommer | picture alliance | Getty Images A federal judge on Wednesday blocked for the time being a new Florida law that sought to punish large social media businesses like Facebook and Twitter if they remove content or ban politicians. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle granted a […]

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Under Trump, Juneteenth was marred by controversy — with Biden, it’s a federal holiday

(L-R) Ninety-four-year-old activist and retired educator Opal Lee, known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth, speaks with U.S. President Joe Biden after he signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House on June 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The scene at the […]

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Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here’s how they’re doing so far

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee Last June, social media feeds became flooded with corporate statements about how companies would promote racial equity within and beyond their workforce. The commitments came after the police murder of George Floyd […]

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