Saudi triples VAT in unpopular virus-led austerity push

Saudis braced Wednesday for a tripling in value added tax, another unpopular austerity measure after the twin shocks of coronavirus and an oil price slump triggered the kingdom's worst economic decline in decades. Retailers in the country reported a sharp uptick in sales this week of everything from gold and electronics to cars and building materials, as shoppers sought to stock up before VAT is raised to 15 percent. The hike could stir public resentment as it weighs on household incomes, push...
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Five-term Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton loses GOP primary to far-right challenger

Republican Rep. Scott Tipton conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state's general election.
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Miami Dolphins 2020 Player Profile: CB Tae Hayes

Miami Dolphins cornerback Tae Hayes entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being a four-year letterman (2015-18) at Appalachian State, where he earned a second-team All-Sun Belt selection as a
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Samsung says it’s skipping Europe’s biggest technology show this year

Uncertainty over the pandemic means Samsung will hold a digital event instead
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After backlash for not kneeling with NWSL teammates, Rachel Hill explains why she didn't join racial inequality protest

Casey Short, Julie Ertz and their Chicago Red Stars teammates knelt during the national anthem. One player did not, however.
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Ian Desmond opts out of 2020 MLB season in an emotional Instagram post

Major League Baseball player Ian Desmond is opting out of the truncated 2020 season. Coronavirus concerns factored into his decision, but so did the national reckoning with racism -- something Desmond says needs to happen within the league, too.
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United States: HiQ Files Opposition Brief With Supreme Court In LinkedIn CFAA Data Scraping Dispute - Proskauer Rose LLP

Last week, hiQ Labs, Inc. ("hiQ") filed its brief urging the Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn Corp.'s ("LinkedIn") petition for a writ of certiorari in the Ninth Circuit's blockbuster ruling in...
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Australia: Is it time to review drug driving laws? - Kells

Author suggests it could be time to amend drug driving laws towards impairment-based testing to promote safer roads in NSW.
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United States: DOL Proposed Rule Urges Caution Regarding The Use Of ESG Factors For ERISA Plans - Mayer Brown

On June 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (the "DOL") submitted a proposed regulation (the "Proposal") regarding the use of Environmental, Social and Governance
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China: Bringing The Spirit Of The Me Too Movement To Trans-Pacific Businesses - IPO Pang Xingpu

Women are rising up around the world, claiming a greater role in political and economic leadership. It's happening everywhere and in the face of differing cultural values, history, and context that...
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New cellphone driving laws go into effect Wednesday in Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota. How effective are similar bans in other states?

Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota will join 22 other states that already require phones be in hands-free mode while driving, according to national data.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Australia: Investors Give Bright Spark To First Renewable Energy Zone In NSW - Johnson Winter & Slattery

The NSW Government has received a highly positive response from investors following plans to release the first renewable energy zone in New South Wales. The call for proposals received an...
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Jared Kushner Makes Trump Campaign Change After Rally Fiasco

After thousands of empty seats at the president’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., his son-in-law moved Michael Glassner, an original Trump campaign hire in 2015, from his role of chief operating officer.
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United States: All's Fair In Crime And Disgorgement: Supreme Court Upholds SEC's Authority To Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains With Limitations - Duane Morris LLP

On June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court, in an 8 to 1 decision, held in Liu v. SEC that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission")
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Australia: Michael Byrnes discusses the Dyson Heydon matter and sexual harassment with John Stanley on 2GB - Swaab

Link to podcast where the matter and sexual harassment in the legal profession and workplaces generally is discussed.
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AIN'T TOO PROUD, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and More to Appear on CNN Fourth of July Special

The Broadway casts of Ain't Too Proud and Girl From the North Country will appear on CNN's The Fourth in America specialhonoring themilitary, frontline workers and civilians and activists working toward social change. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Coronavirus: What's behind alarming new US outbreaks?

Cases are rising in Texas, Florida, Arizona and California - here's a look at the data and the theories.
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Gun-toting restaurateur upsets 5-term Colorado congressman

A pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's primary elections. Tipton became the fourth House member to lose renomination bids this year. Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Denver Riggleman of Virginia, and Democrat Daniel Lipinski of Illinois, have already been ousted by challengers.
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United States: Serta Simmons (Can Secured Lenders Sleep Well At Night?) - Mayer Brown

Secured lenders are troubled at the recent news that a New York state court judge denied a preliminary injunction request filed in the Supreme Court of New York by a group of dissenting...
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Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Rules Uber Arbitration Clause Invalid And A ‘classic Case Of Unconscionability' - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the closely watched case of Uber Technologies Inc v. Heller (Heller) on June 26, 2020.
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Australia: Effecting workplace policy changes: Do I need to consult my employees? - Holding Redlich

Recent case highlights the importance of employers consulting their employees when effecting organisational change.
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Vietnam: PM Announces Name Of Wind Power Projects To Be Considered For Inclusion In The Electricity Development Planning - Duane Morris LLP

On 25 June 2020, under Dispatch No.795/TTg-CN, the Prime Minister announced list of wind power projects and grids to be considered for inclusion in the national electricity development planning.
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United States: Congress Urged To Investigate PTAB Discretionary Denials - Ropes & Gray LLP

Earlier this month, a coalition of stakeholder organizations sent letters to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees seeking an investigation into the Patent Trial & Appeal Board's (PTAB)...
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Australia: Inside track: Healthcare – In the media - Holding Redlich

Links to media releases relating to the healthcare industry.
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India: Coronavirus Is Deregulating Healthcare One FDA Guidance At A Time - AMC Law Firm

One unintended consequence of COVID-19 has been the paradigm shift within the healthcare industry which has turned to prioritize value-based, patient centric remote monitoring solutions and...
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White House uses last-minute briefing to defend the President

• Hillary Clinton hits Trump's claims he didn't receive intel about bounties on US troops • Advisers alarmed by Trump's calls with Putin
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Australia: Inside track: Construction & infrastructure – In the media and cases. - Holding Redlich

Links to media releases and cases relating to construction and infrastructure.
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Canada: Choix En TPS/TVH : Être En Retard N'est Pas Toujours Pas À La Mode - Stikeman Elliott LLP

Dans la décision récente Denso Manufacturing Canada, Inc. c. Canada (Revenu national), 2020 CF 360, la Cour fédérale a jugé que le ministre du Revenu national (le « Ministre ») ...
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Australia: Inside track: Transport, shipping & logistics – In the media, practice & regulation and legislation - Holding Redlich

Links to media releases, practice & regulations & legislation relating to transport, shipping & logistics.
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