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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
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
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.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
November 20, 2020 17:15 ET (22:15 GMT)
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