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California Sues Cisco For Bias Based On Indian Caste System
California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once termin
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Virus Visitor Bans Renew Interest In Nursing Home Cameras
Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing. Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to identify elder abuse
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Bars, Restaurants Pay Price For California Virus Surge
California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus
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Firm To Offer Balloon Rides From Alaska To The Edge Of Space
A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere. Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve a
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American And 4 Other Airlines Reach Loan Agreements With Us
American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans, a sign of the industry’s desperate fight to survive a downturn in air travel caused by the virus pandemic. The Treasury Departm
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AMC Pushes Back Movie Theater Reopening By 2 Weeks
AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining
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Us Trade Deficit Rises 9.7% In May To $54.6 Billion
The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the coronavirus outbreak continued to take a toll on world commerce. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the goods and services t
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Drive-up Us Citizenship Eases Backlog, But New Threat Looms
A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear an oath, and left as a newly minted American. It took less than 30 minutes. Anita Rosenberger is among thousands of people ar
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European Police Crack Encrypted Phones, Arrest Hundreds
European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations a
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Wirecard Headquarters Raided In Probe Of Accounting Scandal
Investigators searched the headquarters of German payment systems provider Wirecard and four other locations Wednesday as part of their probe of an accounting scandal that led to the arrest of the company’s longtime CEO and forced the firm to file fo
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Study: World’s Pile Of Electronic Waste Grows Ever Higher
The world’s mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report. The U.N.-backed study estimated the amount of e-waste that piled up globally in 2019 at 53.6 metr
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Virus Diary: Moving Closer To Grandsons They Can Barely See
A child’s swing twists forlornly in the breeze beneath the behemoth maple tree that shades our home. It’s become a symbol of our sad coronavirus exile. A year and a half ago, we moved from what we thought was our forever home steps from Cape Cod Bay
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Millennial Money: 4 Expert Tips To Get Hired From Home
Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn’t remedied that. Rather, it’s changing the landscape. For one, it’s heating up competition. Millions of newly out-of-work Americans are chasing empl
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Man Convicted Of Stealing High Tech Trade Secrets For China
A federal judge has convicted a Chinese national of economic espionage, stealing trade secrets and engaging in a conspiracy for the benefit of his country’s government. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila found Hao Zhang, 41, guilty of the three counts
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Refusing to let COVID-19 impact its release schedule, Apple took to its virtual WWDC stage at the end of June to show off the latest version of its iOS and iPadOS operating systems, set for release this fall. Craig Federighi introduced a bunch of new
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UK Regulator Urges Reforms To Curb Google, Facebook Ad Power
British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry’s dominant players, Google and Facebook. The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report that recommend
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Microsoft To Permanently Close All Physical Stores
Microsoft said it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to it
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India Bans Dozens Of Chinese Apps, Citing Security Reasons
India banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are involved in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas
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Lululemon Buys At-home Exercise Startup For $500 Million
Athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. said it’s acquiring at-home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The deal is part of Lululemon’s plan to expand beyond just selling yoga tights and other workout clothing. “The acquisition of Mirro
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Amazon Looks To Self-driving Future By Acquiring Zoox
Amazon said that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox,
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Zoom Got Big Fast. Then Videobombers Made It Rework Security
Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church a
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Us Cybercom Virtual War Game Girds Against Increased Threats
Foreign hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to undermine institutions and threaten critical infrastructure, a top U.S. military cyber official said. The comments from Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger of U.S. Cyber Command came a
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How Risky Is Flying During The Coronavirus Pandemic?
How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic? Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too. Air travel means spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which puts
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A Pinch Where It Hurts: Can Facebook Weather The Ad Boycott?
This week, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with its organizers early next week. But whether Zu
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In ‘Irresistible,’ Stewart Aims At A Familiar Enemy
At one point in “Irresistible,” Jon Stewart’s new political satire, a cable news anchor tosses a question to an absurdly overstuffed panel of 12 analysts, each in their own little “Brady Bunch” square. Immediately they start shouting at once, drownin
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Tesla 2q Deliveries Rise Over 1q Despite Factory Shutdown
Tesla says it delivered more electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter than it did in the first. The increase came even though coronavirus restrictions forced it to shut down its only U.S. factory for much of the period. The company says it d
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Revolutionary ‘Hamilton’ Arrives At An Uneasy Time
The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s shake-the-rafters musical “Hamilton” comes out Friday (03) on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America’s independence with some of its Foun
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Bejeweled, Minecraft Among Games Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony that recognized their influence on the industry and the gamers who have spent tens of billions of hours playing them. The hall of fame’s
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Budgets Put Limits On Social Distancing Options For Schools
As schools consider how and when to reopen their buildings during the pandemic, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by the potential expenses that would come with operating under social distancing guidelines: protective equipment, staff for small
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