Smithfield Settles Lawsuits Over Noise, Smell of Hog Farms in North Carolina 

The settlement brings an end to more than two years of litigation over the noise and odors produced by traditional methods of hog farming, which include storing waste in open lagoons.

Airbnb Executive Resigned Last Year Over Chinese Request for More Data Sharing 

Hired last year as the home-sharing giant's first "chief trust officer," former FBI official Sean Joyce left six months later over concerns about how Airbnb shared data on millions of its users with Chinese authorities.

Foot Locker, Hibbett Score With Back-to-School Spending 

The sporting-goods retailers logged strong autumn sales, but are wary about how pandemic restrictions might affect the holiday shopping season.

Pfizer, BioNTech Ask FDA to Authorize Their Covid-19 Vaccine 

The companies requested that the FDA clear their Covid-19 vaccine, a rapid advance in the vaccine's development expected to pave the way for distribution in December.

WHO Recommends Against Use of Gilead Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir 

The World Health Organization said there isn't evidence that the antiviral drug reduces deaths or recovery times for patients suffering from the coronavirus.

Roblox Files IPO Amid Surge in Videogame Spending 

Videogame company Roblox has filed to go public at a time when the pandemic has supercharged demand for online gaming.

ESG Insights - Positive Results for Vaccine Developers 

This week, The Wall Street Journal's ESG research analysts looked at the coronavirus vaccine, waste-paper recycling, a North Sea electricity highway, plant-based foods and more.

Regal Cinemas Owner in Talks for Rescue Package to Weather Theater Shutdowns 

Regal Entertainment Group owner Cineworld Group is in talks with investors for financial lifelines after months of empty theaters in the U.S. and U.K. during the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter.

Scooter Startup Lime Projects Year of Positive Ebitda as Riders Return 

Lime's CEO says the electric scooter rental company sees a resurgence in users after a steep drop in the spring. Its improvement could be a hopeful sign for the sector.

Oil Giant Aramco's Strong Stock Is a Mirage 

The best-performing big oil stock this year is one roundly rejected by global investors: Saudi Aramco. Most of the credit belongs with its shareholders rather than its management.


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