Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

U.S. charges former Apple buyer with defrauding more than $10 million from company

The Apple Inc. logo is seen in the lobby of New York City’s flagship Apple store January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 20 (Reuters) – US prosecutors have charged a former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee with defrauding the iPhone maker out of more than $10 million … Read more

ZTE awaits judge’s ruling after U.S. probation hearing

March 14 (Reuters) – An FBI agent tested on Monday that Chinese nationals brought to the United States under research visas went to work for ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) in New Jersey – a possible sign the Chinese tech company violated its probation from a 2017 US plea deal. At a hearing in federal court in … Read more

Colorado Republican county clerk indicted in voting security breach

DENVER, March 9 (Reuters) – A Colorado grand jury has indicted a Republican county clerk and her deputy on multiple felony charges following an election security breach in her office after voting equipment passwords were posted on a right-wing blog, authorities said on Wednesday . Tina Peters, the top election official in Mesa County and … Read more

U.S. House panel refers Amazon to Justice Department amid competition probe

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – Five members of the US House Judiciary Committee have asked the US Department Of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon.com Inc for “potentially criminal conduct” by the company and some of its senior executives. In a letter to the Attorney General of the United States, the bipartisan group of lawmakers said … Read more

Russia blocks Facebook, accusing it of restricting access to Russian media

March 4 (Reuters) – Russia is blocking Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) Facebook, the country’s communications regulator said on Friday, in response to what it said were restrictions of access to Russian media on the platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, including … Read more

U.S. shale producers rebuke Russia; Big Oil more measured

Vicki Hollub, President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, speaks at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – US shale oil firms blasted Russia on Friday over its invasion of Ukraine, while heads … Read more

Biden voices support for new U.S. mines, if they don’t repeat past sins

US President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual roundtable on securing critical minerals at the White House in Washington, US, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted progress by government and private industry to boost American … Read more