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Yahoo Japan introduces leave for fertility treatment

Business Jun 2, 2021

Yahoo Japan introduces leave for fertility treatment

Internet portal Yahoo Japan Corp. said Wednesday that it had introduced a system allowing its workers to take leave of absence for fertility treatment for up to one year. Through the system, which covers some 7,900 permanent, contract and fixed-term employees, Yahoo Japan hopes to ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 2, 2021

Dollar tops ¥109.70 in Tokyo

The dollar climbed above ¥109.70 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, aided in part by real demand-backed buying. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.77, up from ¥109.48 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.2201, down from $1.2241, and at ¥133.92, down from ...

Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

World Jun 2, 2021

Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

"Now, when there's smoke here, everybody panics," said Steve Crowder, mayor of the small town of Paradise that was almost wiped off the map by California's deadly 2018 wildfires. The former police officer still struggles to hold back tears when talking about the blaze that ...

Prosecute the populists?

Commentary / World Jun 2, 2021

Prosecute the populists?

by Nina L. Khrushcheva

Until the cease-fire, the world’s attention was trained on Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza, which may have suited Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is facing trial on corruption charges. And Netanyahu is hardly the only populist leader in legal peril. From Austria to the United Kingdom ...

MLB sued for moving All-Star Game out of Atlanta

MLB Jun 2, 2021

MLB sued for moving All-Star Game out of Atlanta

A pro-business group based in Texas, the Job Creators Network, has filed a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball for moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, seeking $1 billion in punitive damages and $100 million in damages to local businesses. In April, MLB announced ...

NBA stars urged to end China endorsements over forced labor

NBA Jun 2, 2021

NBA stars urged to end China endorsements over forced labor

A U.S. congressional commission on Tuesday called on American basketball stars to end endorsements of Chinese sportswear firms that use cotton grown in China's Xinjiang region, warning against complicity in forced labor they say takes place there. In a letter to the National Basketball Players ...