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The Tech Employee Who Went Viral for Filming Her Firing Has No Regrets

Listen to article(1 minute)A tech company employee who went viral for filming her firing and sharing it on TikTok says her video has brought a flood of support. “I don’t regret sharing that,” ex-Cloudflare employee Brittany Pietsch told The Wall Street Journal. “I have received so many messages of people telling me, ‘I wish I would have stood up for myself the way you did.’ ”Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Listen to article(1 minute)A tech company

Federal Judge Blocks JetBlue-Spirit Merger Over Fears of Eliminating Competition

Updated Jan. 16, 2024 5:13 pm ETA federal judge on Tuesday blocked JetBlue Airways $3.8 billion deal to buy Spirit Airlines, rejecting a merger that he said would hamper competition and lead to higher fares.The ruling thwarts what would have been the biggest U.S. airline merger in over a decade. It marks a victory for the U.S. Department of Justice, which sued last year to prevent JetBlue and Spirit from going ahead with their tie-up.Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Global Battery Race Heats Up With Billions for Europe’s Northvolt

Jan. 16, 2024 12:01 am ETOne of the world’s most valuable battery startups is raising $3.4 billion in debt from the European Union and a group of banks including JPMorgan Chase, accelerating a race to build more batteries outside China and take advantage of a tidal wave of clean-energy subsidies.Europe’s Northvolt plans to use the funding to grow battery production at a factory in northern Sweden for customers such as Volkswagen and BMW. It also plans to expand a recycling facility next door that will convert scrap metal

The $65 Million Perk for CEOs: Personal Use of the Corporate Jet Has Soared

One of the flashiest executive perks has roared back since the onset of the pandemic: free personal travel on the company jet.Companies in the S&P 500 spent $65 million for executives to use corporate jets for personal travel in 2022, up about 50% from prepandemic levels three years earlier, a Wall Street Journal analysis found. Early signs suggest the trend continued last year. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 One of the flashiest executive perks

Apple Goes on the Offensive as iPhone Sales Slip in Its Biggest Overseas Market

Updated Jan. 16, 2024 4:48 am ETApple is offering rare discounts in China, including on its latest iPhones, in a bid to beat back growing competition in the high-end market from rivals.The tech giant is running a promotion from Thursday through Sunday in China in which it is cutting the price of iPhones by the equivalent of up to $70. Other products will be discounted by up to $110. The promotion comes ahead of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday beginning Feb. 10, a customary gift-giving season in China.Copyright ©2024

Apple to Remove Blood Oxygen Sensor From Watch to Avoid U.S. Ban, Rival Says

Updated Jan. 15, 2024 2:27 pm ETAppleis removing a blood-oxygen sensor from some of its smartwatches to get around a patent dispute related to the technology, a step likely to avoid further sales disruptions but one that may raise questions about the company’s push into health.The company halted sales of some watch models briefly last month after a U.S. import ban went into effect stemming from an October ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The trade agency found Apple had violated the patents of

Thomson Reuters Buys Majority Stake in Pagero

Thomson Reuters said it has bought a majority stake in the Pagero Group, taking it closer toward full control of the latter.Apart from the key shareholders, including Summa Equity, Pagero’s chief executive Bengt Nilsson, several members of the management team and employees, have sold their stock to the company, Thomson Reuters said Monday.Copyright ©2024 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Thomson Reuters said it has bought a majority stake in the Pagero Group, taking it

Robots Are Looking Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise

Automakers are looking to an old friend to help offset rising labor costs: robots.For decades, car companies have increased automation inside their factories. Now, auto executives are looking more closely at this approach, to address a rising labor bill and take advantage of more sophisticated technology. Copyright ©2024Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Automakers are looking to an old friend to help offset rising labor costs: robots.For decades, car companies have

Axel Springer Stands By Business Insider Reporting on Bill Ackman’s Wife

Jan. 14, 2024 12:27 pm ETBusiness Insider owner Axel Springer said it stands by the publication after reviewing the reporting process behind stories that alleged plagiarism by Neri Oxman, the designer and former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who is married to hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman.The German media company said last week it would review the process and motivations behind the recent BI articles. The review came amid complaints from Ackman, in a series of posts on X, about the publication’s

Chiefs-Dolphins Playoff Game on Peacock Sets U.S. Streaming and Internet-Usage Records

Jan. 14, 2024 10:34 pm ETThe NFL playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins made history—and not just because it was so cold that one head coach’s mustache formed icicles.The Wild Card game, which aired on the streaming service Peacock, was the most streamed U.S. event ever, drawing 23 million viewers, according to ComcastNBCUniversal, Peacock’s owner. It also was the largest event ever for internet usage in the U.S., accounting for 30% of web traffic, making Saturday the single highest day of U.S.