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Grocery and restaurant managers see that inflation is changing consumer spending

Grocery and restaurant managers see that inflation is changing consumer spending

Sustained inflation is increasing pressure on restaurants and supermarket brands as they compete for increasingly price-conscious consumers, executives said. As prices rise on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves, some packaged food manufacturers are seeing more Americans making meals at home to save money, while restaurant operators are changing their offerings to cope with them. …

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Ford’s talk of new EV sales rules rattles some dealers

Ford’s talk of new EV sales rules rattles some dealers

Ford Motor Co. prepares new rules for how it sells electric vehicles, a shift that concerns some dealers and is seen as a challenge to the traditional franchise model. Leaders of the Detroit giant have been hinting at such changes for months, highlighting a future with less inventory on the dealership, more online transactions, pricing …

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FCC member urges Apple, Google to banish TikTok

FCC member urges Apple, Google to banish TikTok

WASHINGTON – A federal communications regulator has asked Apple Inc. and Google to remove Chinese-owned TikTok from their app stores, citing the security risks posed by the data collected by the short video site about US users. “Clearly, TikTok poses an unacceptable national security risk due to its extensive data collection, combined with Beijing’s seemingly …

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Method: How the journal analyzed data on insider stock sales

Method: How the journal analyzed data on insider stock sales

The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a rule in 2000 that gave insiders of listed companies more flexibility to trade the stock they hold in their own companies. Insiders, defined as directors, directors and major shareholders, could adopt a plan for the sale of shares in the future and be protected from accusations of illegal …

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FedEx’s new boss faces strategic choices as package volume falls

FedEx’s new boss faces strategic choices as package volume falls

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