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Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden's most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day.
An obscure White House office is expected ... (full story)


Mind the GAAP

Q: What's "GAAP"? -- A.M., Santa Maria, California
A: Investors are likely to see references to GAAP -- an acronym for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles -- when reviewing companies' financial statements, such as balance sheets and income statements, or when reading companies' earnings reports.
As you might i ... (full story)


Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

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Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe will have to ration electricity if it's a cold winter.
The world ... (full story)


How the toy shortage could affect your holidays

Many popular toys may sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster — or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate.
We can shop earlier and more thoughtfully, resisting the last-minute scramble for "must-have" items that really aren't. We can cho ... (full story)


Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network.
The company said it started investigating Saturday, Oct. 16, and on Sunday, Oct. 17, it found that some of its office and oper ... (full story)