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SEC temporarily halts approvals of new Chinese IPOs after Didi debacle
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SEC temporarily halts approvals of new Chinese IPOs after Didi debacle

The Securities and Exchange Commission has told its staff to ask for more disclosures from Chinese companies seeking to go public in the United States before it will approve any plans for them to sell shares. The announcement Friday, first reported by Reuters, shows regulators are taking a much more cautious stance on Chinese companies…MORE

Biden to accept award from Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau
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Biden to accept award from Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau

President Joe Biden on Sunday will accept an award from the President of Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau Biden for his work helping to strengthen the war-torn country’s justice system, according to a White House official. Biden’s pre-taped message, which was shared with CNN, will air during a ceremony in Kosovo to formally…MORE

Trump to DOJ last December: ‘Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me’
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Trump to DOJ last December: ‘Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me’

Former President Donald Trump pressured his incoming acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to declare that the election was corrupt in an attempt to help Republican members of Congress try to overturn the election result, according to notes of a December 2020 call Trump held with Rosen and acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue. Donoghue provided…MORE

Walmart mandates vaccines for all corporate employees
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Walmart mandates vaccines for all corporate employees

Walmart is requiring all US-based corporate employees to be vaccinated by October 4, according to a Friday memo from Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO. The company has been gradually having workers come back to the office, and plans to be “closer to pre-pandemic levels after Labor Day.” It will continue monitoring pandemic conditions…MORE

Broadway theaters to require vaccinations for audience and staff
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Broadway theaters to require vaccinations for audience and staff

As the Delta variant sweeps across the US, Broadway has become the latest to issue guidelines regarding vaccinations. Owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require audience members and performers as well as staff to be vaccinated for all performances through the month of October. That announcement was made…MORE

Nearly 1,000 US elected officials identify as LGBTQ, but equitable representation is still a ways off, report finds
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Nearly 1,000 US elected officials identify as LGBTQ, but equitable representation is still a ways off, report finds

There are nearly 1,000 known LGBTQ elected officials in the US, according to a new report — a significant increase from just four years ago, when fewer than 450 elected officials in the US were known to identify as LGBTQ. All but one state — Mississippi — has elected an LGBTQ official, according to the…MORE

Consumer spending and incomes rose while a key measure of inflation dipped in June
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Consumer spending and incomes rose while a key measure of inflation dipped in June

A key measure of inflation showed price increases slowing down in June, while Americans’ incomes and spending rose — signaling better-than-expected momentum in the economic recovery. Even though prices continued to climb, albeit at a slower pace than expected, it didn’t weigh on American spending, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Friday. “That means the…MORE

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