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  • Widespread Policy Review: Companies Drop, Keep, or Reinstate Vaccination Requirement for Employees After SCOTUS Ruling

    01/15/2022 6:20:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/15/2022 | Allen Zhong
    Companies are reviewing their vaccination requirements after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling, with some dropping them, some sticking with them, and some reinstating them.A General Electric Co. spokesperson said on Friday that it will stop requiring the U.S. employees to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported.The Epoch Times reached out to General Electric for comment.COVID-19 is the disease caused by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which started in Wuhan, China, and spread to the world. The pandemic has cost over 5.5 million lives and infected over 300 million people globally.General Electric is a Boston-based maker...
  • After SCOTUS' Hit, Companies are Ditching Their Vaccine Mandates Like a Bad Habit

    01/14/2022 8:48:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/14/2022 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    Thanks to the United States Supreme Court’s epic hit, Dementia Joe’s OSHA vaccine mandate has been struck down. But even as far back as December, the handwriting was on the wall. After the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the preliminary injunction on the OSHA mandate back in November, companies like General Electric and Union Pacific decided to put a pause on their push to force-vaccinate employees. Others have since followed suit.From NBC News:A growing number of health care systems and other companies, including Amtrak and General Electric, are suspending mandates that require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.The move...
  • Labor Department extends deadline to Feb. 9 for companies to mandate vaccines

    12/19/2021 7:08:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 18, 2021 | Lauren Hirsch and Emma Goldberg, The New York Times
    The Labor Department said on Saturday that it would delay until Feb. 9 the deadline for full enforcement of its rule requiring large companies to have their workers get coronavirus vaccines or be tested weekly, after weeks of legal battles created uncertainty and confusion for employers. The department’s move came a day after a federal appeals panel reinstated the Biden administration's rule requiring that companies with at least 100 employees mandate their workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face weekly testing by Jan. 4. The rule had also mandated that those employers require masks for unvaccinated workers by Dec....
  • Efforts to Stop Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses Reach US Supreme Court: Three companies and one red-state attorney general asking the highest U.S. court to stay Biden's sweeping mandate

    12/18/2021 10:19:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/18/2021 | Allen Zhong
    Three companies and Missouri’s attorney general are asking the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to stay the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for private businesses with 100 or more employees.Three companies—Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Company, Sixarp LLC, and Oberg Industries LLC—filed an emergency application (pdf) for an injunction on Friday, saying the Biden administration is pursuing unlimited federal executive power in the vaccine mandate for private businesses.“There is no dispute among the parties about the common desire to end the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the application. “The arguments advanced by the Executive Branch admit to no cognizable limits on federal...
  • California pot companies warn of impending industry collapse

    12/17/2021 1:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    ktla ^ | Dec 17, 2021
    The industry leaders asked for an immediate lifting of the cultivation tax placed on growers, a three-year holiday from the excise tax and an expansion of retail shops throughout much of the state. It’s estimated that about two-thirds of California cities remain without dispensaries, since it’s up to local governments to authorize sales and production. Companies, executives and groups signing the letter included the California Cannabis Industry Association, the California arm of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the Los Angeles-based United Cannabis Business Association, Flow Kana Inc., Harborside Inc., and CannaCraft. In a conference call with...
  • Profit Motive Too Irresistible: US Companies Are 'Hostages' to China. Heads of U.S. corporations don’t dare to criticize the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) even in private settings

    12/04/2021 8:04:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/04/2021 | Emel Akan
    Foreign firms doing business in China should be aware of the costs of transacting with a totalitarian regime that controls everything in society and can easily bend any company to its will.Heads of U.S. corporations don’t dare to criticize the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) even in private settings. They know Big Brother is always watching them.JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon’s quick apology over a joke he made recently about the country’s communist regime provides a good example of how business leaders fear retribution from Beijing.Clyde Prestowitz, author and strategist on Asia and globalization, explains the true cost of doing business in...
  • More Woke Companies to Avoid: List #2

    11/30/2021 5:11:34 AM PST · by TheManWhoWantedToBeLeftAlone · 8 replies
    The Blue State Conservative ^ | 11/28/2021 | The BSC Team
    This past January, The Blue State Conservative proudly published the article, “12 Woke Companies to Avoid” by our good friend, Gen Z Conservative, and you can read that article here. Since that time, the problem with wokeness taking over corporate America has not improved, it’s gotten worse; much worse. Therefore, we bring you the next group of companies to add to that growing list. [Note that prior to explanations and justifications for each company, we’ve listed the official company name, its stock trading symbol, the industry in which the company operates, and the company’s annual gross revenue and market cap...
  • Prioritizing Profit Over National Security: U.S. Companies Must Stop Helping China Become A Military Powerhouse

    11/17/2021 7:35:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/17/2021 | Helen Raleigh
    The U.S. Department of Defense recently released its annual report on China’s military power, which shows that China’s military has made astounding advancements to “modernize its capabilities and improve its proficiencies across all warfare domains” in a relatively short period. The report also made it clear that one of the main objectives of the Chinese military’s modernization is to fight and win wars “against a strong enemy,” a not-so-subtle reference to the United States.The most significant advancement of the Chinese military is its navy, which was almost non-existent four decades ago and now is the largest in the world, “with...
  • China Big Tech Founders Leave Companies Amid CCP’s Private Sector Crackdown

    11/11/2021 8:48:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/11/2021 | Kathleen Li
    Chinese private tech giants are reacting after three tech companies saw their founders and CEOs quit companies. Zhang Yiming, the founder of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, , announced his resignation as ByteDance CEO in May. ByteDance in November said Zhang had completed the job transition and officially stepped down. Zhang, a Chinese computer engineer, founded Bytedance in March 2012.In October 2014, Bytedance established the CCP branch, followed by a Party Committee in April 2017, then grassroots Party branches such as audit and operations, public affairs, and technical support, according to state-owned media.In 2016, Zhang launched a short-form video app called...
  • General Electric to split into 3 public companies

    11/09/2021 8:12:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Market Beat ^ | 11/09/2021 | MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP BUSINESS WRITER
    General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy. It is the culmination of an arduous, yearslong reshaping of a symbol of American manufacturing might that could signal the end of conglomerates as a whole. “It’s over now," said Nick Heymann of William Blair, who has followed GE for years. "In a digital economy, there’s no real room for it.” The company has already rid itself of the products most Americans know including its appliances and last...
  • The Rise of AI: Why Are so Many American Companies Helping the Chinese Regime?

    09/19/2021 9:14:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/19/2021 | John Mac Ghlionn
    When you think of artificial intelligence (AI), what images spring to mind? Murderous robots kicking down your door, enslaving you and your loved ones? If so, you’re not alone. According to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), more than 80 percent of Europeans believe that AI is poorly regulated. Going forward, almost 60 percent of Europeans fear relevant authorities will fail to control the technology. Are their fears warranted?Before delving into the specific risks, it’s important to differentiate between AI and artificial general intelligence (AGI). The former refers to a system that is capable of rivaling or surpassing human cognitive abilities....
  • US Business Firmographics - Company Size | NAICS Association (89% of all companies in the US have fewer than 100 employees)

    09/10/2021 8:54:38 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 4 replies
    NAICS ^ | February 2021 | N/A
    Counts by Annual Sales (Updated February 2021)Annual Sales RangesNumber of BusinessesUnder 500,00013,798,226500,000 - 999,999822,0921,000,000 - 2,499,999580,2902,500,000 - 4,999,999236,5865,000,000 - 9,999,999154,24110,000,000 - 99,999,999185,596100,000,000 - 499,999,99925,063500,000,000 - 999,999,9994,2471,000,000,000+5,528Uncoded records1,865,456Grand Total17,677,325Counts by Total Employees(Updated February 2021)Total EmployeesNumber of Businesses1 - 4 employees12,493,5365 - 9 employees1,829,87510 - 19 employees779,92220 - 49 employees467,63450 - 99 employees170,749100 - 249 employees94,352250 - 499 employees33,695500 - 999 employees19,0001,000+ employees23,553Uncoded records1,765,009Grand Total17,677,325Counts by Employees On Site(Updated February 2021)Employees on SiteNumber of Businesses1 - 4 employees13,115,0305 - 9 employees2,197,92410 - 19 employees1,065,75220 - 49 employees726,62750 - 99 employees295,390100 - 249 employees156,118250 - 499 employees39,801500 - 999 employees15,3481,000+ employees9,880Uncoded records55,455Grand Total17,677,325...
  • Biden calls on private companies to issue vaccine requirements

    08/23/2021 2:21:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 142 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/23/2021 | Lauren Egan
    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Monday urged private companies to require their employees to get vaccinated against Covid, hours after the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose vaccine for people ages 16 and up. Speaking at the White House, Biden said he was calling on companies to "step up the vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people." The president had previously voiced his support for vaccine requirements in workplaces, but his message on Monday marked a more direct appeal to private employers to play a bigger role in boosting the vaccination rate in the U.S....
  • Chinese Companies Becoming Increasingly Uninvestible

    08/01/2021 7:14:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/01/2021 | Fan Yu
    After a tumultuous period for U.S.-listed Chinese companies, many U.S. investors are finally concluding that Chinese companies aren’t worthy of a place in their portfolios.On July 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a broad halt on new Chinese IPOs listing in the United States until risks posed to investors can be better understood and disclosed. And that’s easier said than done.It’s a truly shocking development. Several months ago, it was difficult to imagine what could derail the flow of foreign capital into Chinese stocks.The catalyst was the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its regulatory regime. The beginning...
  • Andrew Cuomo Seeks Way to Sue Gun Companies as ‘Public Nuisance’

    07/07/2021 7:54:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/07/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    During his Tuesday gun control speech, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the re-instatement of a law designed to allow gun companies to be sued under the pretext of “public nuisance.” This puts New York on a collision course with the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Breitbart News noted Cuomo criticized the PLCAA, making clear he was going full steam ahead with efforts to counter it via the re-institution of New York’s Public Nuisance Liability for Gun Manufacturers. Cuomo described his goal as removing “immunity” for gun makers. Bloomberg Law notes Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy (D) believes...
  • This Independence Day, Tell Corporate America to Shut Up and Stop Committing Suicide

    07/04/2021 4:11:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | July 4, 2021 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This is stupidity. This is insanity. This is suicide. American companies and institutions are purposely destroying themselves. They're ripping apart billion-dollar brands that have taken decades of hard work to build. And they're doing it in a matter of days. They're marching off cliffs like sheep. Keep in mind sheep are idiots. They have no brainpower. They can't think for themselves. If one sheep walks off a cliff, they'll all happily follow. Did you ever imagine CEOs of billion-dollar companies could be as dumb as sheep? Who committed suicide this week? Some of the biggest brand names in America ......
  • E.E.O.C. Says Companies Can Mandate Vaccines, but Few Push Ahead

    06/06/2021 4:39:39 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 1, 2021 | Lauren Hirsch
    Companies can make their employees who are returning to the job get vaccinated against Covid-19.But so far, few companies have decided to move forward, as many are still engaging in internal debates about how to safely restore their offices to operations that resemble what they were before the pandemic. Pressed by some of the nation’s biggest business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday that companies could mandate vaccines as a requirement for coming into the office. The agency had issued a similar note in December. Some companies say they are wary of...
  • Joe Biden Proposes Minimum 15 Percent Corporate Tax for Companies That Pay No Federal Taxes

    06/03/2021 10:26:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/03/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden proposed a major concession on paying for an infrastructure bill according to a new report on details of private negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans. The Washington Post reports that Biden would not raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent and instead propose a minimum corporate tax of 15 percent — for companies like Amazon that pay little to nothing in federal taxes.
  • Chinese Companies Facing Largest Wave of Dollar Debt Maturities in History

    05/24/2021 8:36:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/23/2021 | Jessica Mao
    Chinese companies are facing mounting pressure to repay their dollar debts, as more than $100 billion in Chinese corporate dollar bonds are due to mature this year—the largest wave of maturities in history.China’s wave of dollar maturities will reach $118 billion, according to Refinitiv, a global financial market data provider.Japanese investment bank Nomura Holdings expects $190.4 billion in Chinese corporate dollar debt to mature this year and $217.7 billion next year, while China’s local state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have as much as $25 billion in offshore bonds maturing this year, according to a March report by S&P Global Ratings.Among the thousands...
  • How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

    05/04/2021 7:33:24 AM PDT · by rajesh0540 · 43 replies
    RecentlyHeard ^ | 4/5/2021 | Rajesh
    Already harmed by long hours and high illness rates, critical jobs battling the pandemic face a new hazard: bosses who rob their salaries. When a recession occurs, American businesses are most likely to penalise their lowest-wage employees. These establishments often pay less than the minimum wage, require workers to work off the clock, or fail to pay overtime rates. In the most heinous situations, employers fail to pay their workers at all. According to a Center for Public Integrity report of minimum wage and overtime breaches from the United States, employers that hire child care assistants, gas station clerks, restaurant...