Business Coalitions to Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions in Texas

Companies including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Unilever are set to call for expanded voting access in the state after weeks of silence from national businesses on Republicans’ voting bills there.

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Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

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A Hidden Obstacle to Boardroom Diversity

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.

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Marc Benioff Sets His Sights on Microsoft

The Salesforce C.E.O.’s planned acquisition of Slack will have him competing directly with the Goliath that is Microsoft.

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Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion

The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.

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Has Business Left Milton Friedman Behind?

The economist taught a generation of corporate leaders that profit should be their main motive. A new group of C.E.O.s begs to differ.

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

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Farewell to Gummy Bear Jars: Tech Offices Get a Virus Safety Makeover

Companies like Salesforce created workplaces with all the comforts of home. But now they may feel more like hospitals.

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Employers Rush to Adopt Virus Screening. The Tools May Not Help Much.

Symptom-checking apps and fever-screening cameras promise to keep sick workers at home and hinder the virus. But experts warn they can be inaccurate and violate privacy.

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Marc Benioff’s $25 Million Blitz to Buy Protective Gear From China

A call from a university chancellor set in motion a private sector effort to procure 50 million masks, gowns and swabs for American medical facilities.

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China’s Elite Donate Coronavirus Gear to the U.S.

People and companies with vested interest in sustaining the U.S.-China relationship are stepping in as ties fray between the two countries.

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