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Bhargav Acharya

UK's Genius Sports bets on NY-listed SPAC to go public in $1.5 billion deal

Oct 27 2020

London-based Genius Sports Group Ltd said on Tuesday it would go public through a merger with New York-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group Inc II , joining the bandwagon of firms accessing markets via SPAC deals.

U.S. judge strikes down USDA rule on food benefits during pandemic

Oct 19 2020

A U.S. federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have cut food stamp benefits to almost 700,000 unemployed Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, court documents showed. | Video

Twitter flags Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information

Oct 11 2020

Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the U.S. President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform's rules about misleading information related to COVID-19. | Video

Twitter confirms account of India PM Modi's personal website hacked

Sep 02 2020

BENGALURU Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.

McDonald's discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

Sep 01 2020

McDonald's Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up for failure. | Video

Boeing to offer second layoff plan, CEO Calhoun sees smaller market ahead

Aug 18 2020

Boeing Co said on Monday it would offer employees a voluntary layoff package with pay and benefits for the second time this year, as the planemaker battles a coronavirus-induced slowdown in global air travel. | Video

There is no 'zero risk' in easing travel restrictions, WHO says

Jul 31 2020

There is no "zero risk" strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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