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Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers' abortion costs

Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 27 (Reuters) – A growing number of large U.S. companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc (LYFT.O), …

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Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a 'tightrope'

Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a ‘tightrope’

June 26 (Reuters) – The largest U.S. law firms did not take a public stance following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday, diverging from the approach of some major companies that have made statements on the closely watched abortion case. The high court’s 6-3 Dobbs decision upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi …

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China's May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

China’s May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

BEIJING, June 27 (Reuters) – Profits at China’s industrial firms shrank at a slower pace in May following a sharp fall in April, as activity in major manufacturing hubs resumed, but COVID-19 restrictions still weighed on factory production and squeezed factory margins. Profits fell 6.5% from a year earlier, less than the 8.5% decline in …

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Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 …

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Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile …

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Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden …

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Oil falls around 3% as investors eye U.S. Fed rate hikes

Oil falls around 3% as investors eye U.S. Fed rate hikes

A sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. Picture taken November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Powell says Fed ‘strongly committed’ to bringing down inflation Biden asks Congress to pause …

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Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding …

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Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the …

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