Jeff Smith, BlackRock’s Former HR Executive, Talks Driving Business Strategies and Creating HR Practices

Jeff Smith, BlackRock’s former global chief human resources officer, has decades of experience in all aspects of human resources (HR). He’s been responsible for hiring, compensation, creating HR practices and operations, and driving business strategy. Every company operates differently, which is…

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‘Special measures’: Labour vows to crackdown on water industry following surge in water-borne diseases

The number of people admitted to hospital with water-borne diseases has increased sharply over the last five years, providing further evidence of how record levels of sewage pollution are impacting human health.  That is conclusion of a new analysis released today…

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U.S. Unveils Rules to Curb Investments in Chinese Technology

The Treasury Department unveiled rules to curb financing of Chinese semiconductors, quantum computers and artificial intelligence systems.The Biden administration on Friday outlined its plans to curb new American investment in critical Chinese technology industries that could be used to enhance China’s…

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Anthony O’Reilly, Flashy Irish Tycoon Who Led Heinz Company, Dies at 88

He found success on the rugby pitch and in boardrooms, building a media empire and boosting Heinz’s profits. He declared bankruptcy after his ventures buckled in the global financial crisis.Anthony J.F. O’Reilly, a high-flying, charming, Irish-born former chairman of the H.J.…

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American Express Buys Tock to Pursue Customers Shelling Out on Dining

The credit card company acquired Tock, a restaurant reservation company, after buying its rival, Resy, in 2019.The credit card giant American Express has acquired Tock, a restaurant reservation and event management company, from the digital commerce platform Squarespace for $400 million,…

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Kevin Costner Announces That He Is Done With ‘Yellowstone’

The actor and director is turning his attention to his ambitious film series about post-Civil War America.It’s official: Kevin Costner will not be returning to television’s hit neo-western “Yellowstone” for its final episodes or for any future “Yellowstone” offshoot, ending speculation…

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$3.34 Trillion

The market value on Tuesday of Nvidia, whose chips have made it possible to create A.I. systems.It’s a number that kept going up, with few signs of slowing down.Nvidia, the chip maker, became the most valuable public company on Tuesday with…

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Oil Projects Must Consider Full Climate Impact, Top U.K. Court Rules

Previously, local council and planning groups in Britain had to weigh only the planet-warming emissions from their own operations.Britain’s highest court has ruled that local councils and planning groups must consider the full environmental impact of new fossil fuel projects when…

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Boeing Is Expected to Evade Criminal Charges for Violating Settlement

The Justice Department will require the aircraft manufacturer to install an independent federal monitor to oversee safety and quality issues.The Justice Department is expected to allow Boeing to escape criminal prosecution for violating the terms of a 2021 settlement related to…

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260 McNuggets? McDonald’s Ends A.I. Drive-Through Tests Amid Errors

Ordering mistakes frustrated customers during nearly three years of tests. But competitors like White Castle and Wendy’s say their A.I. ordering systems have been highly accurate.In the nearly three years since McDonald’s announced that it was partnering with IBM to develop…

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US green groups back proposed SBTi rule change to boost corporate carbon credit use

Several leading US environmental groups have waded into the ongoing row over the use of carbon offsets to tackle supply chain emissions, after publishing an open letter to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which backs proposals that would give corporates…

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How Billionaire Donors Are Reshaping the Trump-Biden Race

Wealthy donors including Timothy Mellon helped Donald Trump’s campaign out-raise President Biden’s last month, but Democratic supporters are still spending.Donald Trump trailed President Biden in fund-raising for months but has closed the gap.Doug Mills/The New York TimesBillionaires versus billionairesDonald Trump has…

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‘Hardware is hard’: Inside Octopus Energy’s plan to take heat pumps into the mainstream

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‘Shovel-ready’ clean power; Reform UK, and Dale Vince backs Labour: BusinessGreen’s most read stories of the week

Study: Clean energy firms sitting on more than 700GW of 'shovel ready' projects Octopus Energy calls for urgent action to tackle a grid connection queue that has grown to more than 700GW in the past year. - by Stuart Stone (@sstone26) Reform…

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$10bn Bezos Earth Fund director: ‘Next wave’ in green finance is climate adaptation

Corporations and investors are doing a first-rate job of investing in clean energy, according to Paul Bodnar, director of sustainable finance, industry and diplomacy at the Bezos Earth Fund. But the most important emerging opportunities for climate finance lie in two…

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Former Tory Minister backs Labour, accuses Sunak of ‘siding with climate deniers’

Rishi Sunak's embattled campaign for re-election received a further blow today, as former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore became the most senior Conservative to date to announce they would be backing Labour at the upcoming election. Skidmore, who attended Cabinet as Energy…

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