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Amazon Tried To Coerce Ecobee Into Collecting Private User Data, the WSJ Reports (slashdot)

Amazon tried to use its power to coerce Ecobee into using its smart home products to collect user data by threatening Ecobee's ability to sell its products on Amazon, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Verge reports: As of now, Ecobee's products can still be purchased on Amazon, but the WSJ claims that negotiations between Ecobee and Amazon are ongoing. According to the WSJ, the online retail giant asked Ecobee to share data from its Alexa-enabled smart thermostats, even whe...
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100 top business leaders met to discuss halting donations to politicians who back 'restrictive' voting laws, including in Georgia

Kenneth Chenault. Mary Altaffer/AP Top business leaders met on Zoom this weekend to map out their response to new voting restrictions. The WSJ reported that CEOs were asked to sign a statement opposing restrictive voting legislation. The CEOs discussed halting donations to politicians supporting the bills and stopping investments in states that pass the laws, the Post reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 100 CEOs and senior leaders on Saturday met on a Zoom ...
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Google Accused of Secret Program Giving Them an Unfair Advantage in Ad-Buying

Google "has utilized a secret program to track bids on its ad-buying platform," writes the New York Post, "and has been accused of using the information to gain an unfair market advantage that raked in hundreds of millions of dollars annually, according to a report." The initiative — dubbed "Project Bernanke" in an apparent reference to former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke — was detailed in court filings in an ongoing Texas-led antitrust suit, which were initially uploaded to an online ...
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Corporate executives set to join effort to increase voter access in the wake of new voting laws: WSJ

Kenneth Chenault. Mary Altaffer/AP Top business leaders met on Zoom this weekend to map out their response to new voting restrictions. The WSJ reported that CEOs were asked to sign a statement opposing restrictive voting legislation. "This is a nonpartisan issue, this is a moral issue," Kenneth Chenault, former CEO and Chairman of American Express, told the Journal last month. See more stories on Insider's business page. Numerous chief executives and senior leaders met on a Zoom call t...
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Walmart is adding new Domino's and Taco Bell restaurants in its stores to replace closing McDonald's

AP/Paul Sakuma McDonald's will close all but 150 locations inside Walmart stores by this summer. The closures have been planned for over a year. Walmart is opening Domino's and other businesses in those leased space. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's will continue the planned closing of hundreds of restaurants inside Walmart stores, The Wall Street Journal reported.Walmart leases space, often near the front of its stores, to other businesses, usually ...
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SoftBank invests $500M in fintech startup Better.com

Better.com is set to receive $500 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund, according to a WSJ article on Thursday. This places better.com's valuation at $6 billion.
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SEC official warns on red-hot SPAC market and says the blank-check firms have significant and undiscovered issues

Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images An SEC official warned about 'undiscovered' issues surrounding fundraising by SPACs, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The surge in SPACs is "turning up questions" that need careful examination, said the acting head of the SEC's Corporation Finance division. About 300 SPACs have been created this year and have raised about $98 billion. See more stories on Insider's business page. A top regulator with the Securities and Exchange C...
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Instacart, DoorDash Plan to Launch Credit Cards: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. grocery delivery app Instacart Inc and food delivery firm DoorDash Inc are planning to launch their own credit cards, the Wall...
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Comcast's Peacock faces new tests from advertisers, viewers

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor here.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here.First, senior reporter Lauren Johnson is hosting a webinar about how advertisers can navigate the death of third-party cookies on April 22 with execs from The Trade Desk, Mars, The Washington Post, and R/GA. Sign up here.What we're following this week: Peacock's big testRec...
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Oxford Pauses Dosing in Trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in Children, Teenagers: WSJ

(Reuters) - The University of Oxford has paused administering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca PLC in a small U.K. study...
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Carl Icahn names a former GE executive as CEO of Icahn Enterprises: WSJ

Carl Icahn. Reuters Billionaire fund manager Carl Icahn has named Aris Kekedjian as CEO of Icahn Enterprises, the WSJ reported. Kekedjian, who will assume the CEO post on Monday, previously spent three decades at GE. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire fund manager Carl Icahn has named a former General Electric executive as CEO of Icahn Enterprises, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.In an interview with the Journal, the activist investor said Aris Kekedjian w...
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New York City home-buying has begun to rebound after a year of exodus during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alexander Spatari/Getty Images Alexander Spatari/Getty Images People are moving back to Manhattan and taking advantage of lower prices in the process. Manhattan home-buying increased 2.1% in the first quarter this year from the same time last year. Prices remain lower than before the pandemic, new data show. See more stories on Insider's business page. People are buying up real estate in Manhattan once again after leaving en masse amid the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the city hard. For ...
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals by James Altucher

Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals by James Altucher The entrepreneur, angel investor, and bestselling author of Choose Yourself busts the 10,000-hour rule of achieving mastery, offering a new mindset and dozens of techniques that will inspire any professional—no matter their age or managerial level—to pursue their passions and quickly acquire the skills they need to succeed and achieve their dreams. We live in a hierarchical ...
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Micron, Western Digital Each Exploring Possible Deal for Japanese Chip Maker Kioxia: WSJ

(Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc and Western Digital Corp are individually exploring a potential deal for Kioxia Holdings Corp that could value...
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T-Mobile's TVision closure points to virtual pay TV's challenges

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here.First: We extended our deadline to nominate top ad execs leading the charge on data and privacy. Submit here by April 5.What we're following this week: T-Mobile shuts TVisionDigital media layoffsWorkplace issues at Zimmerman Advertising T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert. T-Mobile Virtual pay TV struggles While new str...
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T-Mobile's misstep points to the challenges for virtual pay TV

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here.First: We extended our deadline to nominate top ad execs leading the charge on data and privacy. Submit here by April 5.What we're following this week: T-Mobile shuts TVisionDigital media layoffsWorkplace issues at Zimmerman Advertising T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert. T-Mobile Virtual pay TV struggles While new str...
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Goldman, Morgan Stanley limit losses with fast sale of Archegos Assets: WSJ

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley were quick to move large blocks of assets before other large banks that traded with Archegos...
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News Corp Nears Agreement to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm: WSJ

(Reuters) - News Corp is nearing an agreement to purchase the consumer arm of educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co, the Wall Street...
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Homeowners in Portugal are getting paid to have mortgages as negative rates spread

A cable car in Portugal perhaps floats above some of those mortgage holders with negative rates. Shutterstock In Portugal, mortgage holders are seeing negative rates - meaning they're getting paid by their banks. What was supposed to be a rare phenomenon has likely increased during the pandemic. Meanwhile, home-buying in the US has become expensive and difficult throughout the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. How would you like to be paid to have a mortgage? M...
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Media startup Axios is reportedly in merger talks with sports-media outlet The Athletic, and the combined company could go public

Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Axios Axios and The Athletic are reportedly in merger talks to create a larger online-publishing company. The Athletic CEO Alex Mather approached Axios CEO Jim VandeHei last week, sources told the WSJ. The final company may look to go public via a merger with blank-check SPAC, they added. See more stories on Insider's business page. US news website Axios is in merger talks with sports-media outlet The Athletic, people familiar with the matter told the on Frida...
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Ships stuck at the Suez Canal are considering a detour thousands of miles around Africa because of the container vessel blocking the way

An illustration of a sea route from the Red Sea to the east Mediterranean without using the Suez Canal. Google Maps/Insider The Ever Given container ship has been blocking the Suez Canal for days. Some vessels hoping to use the canal are beginning to wonder about taking the long way round. Before the canal, ships had to go round Africa, a costly, long, and dangerous alternative. See more stories on Insider's business page. A massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal is forcing s...
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Prince Harry to Be Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp: WSJ

(Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry will become chief impact officer of coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc, the Wall Street Journal...
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Migrants waiting at the US-Mexico border have been photographed wearing shirts that say 'Biden, please let us in!'

A group of migrants wearing shirts that read "Biden, please let us in" kneel and pray at the US-Mexico border crossing. Stringer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Migrants at the US-Mexico border were seen wearing shirts pleading for Biden to let them in. The shirts read "Biden, please let us in" and mimic the design of Biden's campaign advertisements. Immigrants are gathering at the border, with an unprecedented number waiting to be let into the US. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Visa slips 5.5% on report the DOJ is investigating the firm's debit-card practices

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Shares of Visa fell as much as 5.5% on Friday. The Department of Justice is investigating Visa's debit-card practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. Visa reportedly limited merchant's ability to route debit-card transactions over less expensive networks. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Visa slipped as much as 5.5% on Friday after a report said the Department of Justice is inves...
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Visa slips 5% on report the DOJ is investigating the firm's debit-card practices

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Shares of Visa fell as much as 5% on Friday. The Department of Justice is investigating Visa's debit-card practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. Visa reportedly limited merchant's ability to route debit-card transactions over less expensive networks. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Visa slipped as much as 5% on Friday after a report said the Department of Justice is investiga...
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U.S. Justice Department Probing Visa Over Debit-Card Practices: WSJ

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Visa Inc is engaging in anticompetitive practices in the debit-card market, the...
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Justice Department Probing Visa Over Debit-Card Practices

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Visa is engaging in anticompetitive practices in the debit-card market, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From a report: The department's antitrust division has been probing if Visa limited merchants' ability to route debit-card transactions over card networks that are often less expensive, the WSJ reported. Many of the department's questions are focused on online debit-card transactions, bu...
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Goldman Eyeing JetBlue's Credit Card Business: WSJ

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is in talks with JetBlue Airways Corp to take over its credit card program, the Wall Street Journal reported on...
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Front-Page: WSJ Report Contrasts 2 Housing Booms, Industry Broker Looks Back Then and Now

Article Examines the 2005 Housing Boom Versus Market Dynamics That Have Emerged From the 2020 Pandemic A Wall Street Journal report contrasting the 2005 housing boom with the record-breaking market that has emerged out of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, made front-page news of its print publication this week, quoting industry broker Anthony Lamacchia, who talked about the vast differences between the market dynamics 15 years ago that led to the housing crisis and those of today, where buyers are ...
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SEC Acting Chairwoman Wants Fund Managers to Disclose More Voting Information: WSJ

(Reuters) - The acting chair of the U.S. securities regulator is pushing for clearer disclosures on how asset managers cast shareholder votes, the...
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