Companies Face Patchwork of Covid-19 Rules After Supreme Court Ruling 

Companies will have to fend for themselves-and grapple with varied state and local requirements-following the high court's decision to overturn the Biden administration's mandate for large private employers.

Swedbank Names New Chief Compliance Officer 

The Swedish lender has hired Britta Hjorth-Larsen, who currently serves as head of nonfinancial risk at Bank of Ireland.

Airbus Cancels Qatar Airways Plane Contract, a Rare Move Amid Growing Spat 

The cancellation of the $6 billion jet contract is the latest move in the fight between the world's largest plane maker and the world's largest long-haul airline.

Google Seeks Dismissal of Ad Practices Suit 

The search giant said that the states' complaint focused on outdated conduct that didn't preclude competition and that the practices were largely abandoned as the company's ad tech business evolved.

Netflix Plunge Deepens Nasdaq's Correction 

The streaming giant's shares are down more than 20% in Friday morning trading as a selloff in government bonds and lackluster earnings have eroded demand for the once-highflying tech trade.

Intel to Invest $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility 

Intel plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio, bolstering its semiconductor-production ambitions as greater demand for digital products and a global chip shortage have amplified the need for more manufacturing.

Schlumberger Earnings Were Strong. The Stock Is Still Falling. 

Shares of the oil services company fall Friday, despite strong results and guidance.

IBM Sells Watson Health Assets to Investment Firm 

The tech giant said its deal with Francisco Partners wouldn't weaken its commitments to other artificial-intelligence technology and healthcare clients that use its IT services.

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal Poses Sustainability Challenge 

The software giant would have to address workplace problems at the videogame maker and there is a big gap between the two companies' ESG disclosures and policies.

More Starbucks Baristas Seek to Unionize 

Online meeting tools and social platforms are aiding labor organizing efforts within the coffee chain, though the U.S. stores weighing such moves represent a fraction of the coffee chain's total.


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