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Photographers around the world now have access to new guidelines aimed at helping them more accurately capture transgender subjects in their stock and commercial imagery. The guidelines were released Wednesday by Getty Images, one of the world’s largest stock photo agencies, and GLAAD, a national LGBTQ advocacy organization. Stock images are photos that are licensed for use in a variety of places — from corporate websites to advertising campaigns and even on news sites. trisha ward / Getty Images“In the past, trans images in stock photography have included many tropes and cliches or even replaced actual transgender people with impersonal symbols like flags,” Adams said. “Stock images tell a story without words,” he added.
Persons: Nick Adams, trisha, ” Adams, Guy Merrill, Merrill, Getty, , ” Merrill, , ” Gillian Branstetter Organizations: Getty Images, GLAAD, NBC News, Getty, Trans, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Kong’s
Funeral home settles landmark transgender bias case for $250,000
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A Michigan funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to the estate of a transgender former funeral director to settle a landmark lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to rule discrimination against transgender workers is a form of unlawful sex bias. Transgender activist Aimee Stephens, sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Oct. 8, 2019. Harris appealed the portion of the 6th Circuit ruling holding that Title VII bars discrimination against transgender workers. Solicitor General argued on behalf of the EEOC that Title VII did not prohibit discrimination against gay or transgender workers. The case is EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, No.
Persons: Aimee Stephens, Saul Loeb, Stephens, Harris, Dale Price, VII Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Homes Inc, Alliance Defending, Commission, Getty, American Civil Liberties Union, Civil, Circuit, RG, Eastern, Eastern District of, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Michigan, Detroit, Washington ,, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan
Denmark went so far as to cull 17 million minks in November in response to outbreaks at more than 200 mink farms. The northern region of the country, where most fur farms lie, was placed under strict lockdowns. And across the Atlantic, mink farms in the U.S. are seeing Covid-19 spread and deaths of their own. At fur farms, minks are densely packed in conditions ripe for close contact with one another. Culling is often the answer when data on animal spread is inconclusive.
Persons: Jeppe Kofod, Here’s what’s, Mink, Henrik Nordgaard Hansen, Ann, Mona Kulsoe Larsen, Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix, Jonathan Runstadler, ” Runstadler, hasn’t, Runstadler, Scott Weese, ” Weese, it’s, Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman, “ we’re, ” Hoffman, there’s, , Zombie, that’s, you’ve, , Morten Stricker, Scanpix, Martin, Mette Frederiksen, ” Ashley Byrne, ” Byrne, Marc Kaufman, ” Kaufman Organizations: Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary, Wisconsin’s Division, Animal Health, AFP, Getty, BBC, PETA Locations: Denmark, Danish, Western Denmark, U.S, Naestved, minks, Wisconsin, Taylor County, Holstebro, New York City, Copenhagen, Russia, China
Assessing the media damage in 2020
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Lucia Moses | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
This week: Media's horrible year, can SPACs save digital media, and the top stories of November. "The Flight Attendant" HBO MaxHow bad was 2020 for media companies? That didn't happen, though there have been some digital media couplings — Vice and Refinery29, Group Nine Media and PopSugar. Froth over digital media companies — we've heard that before. Martin SorrellICYMIIt's been a time of turmoil for media companies and agencies as they undergo consolidation, layoffs, and leadership changes.
Persons: HBO Max, Ashley Rodriguez, Claire Atkinson, Nigel Farage, HuffPost, Jonah Peretti mused, Peter Csathy, — we've, VCs, BuzzFeed, Martin Sorrell, Martin Sorrell ICYMI It's, — Lucia Organizations: HBO, Comcast, Disney, Independence Party, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Getty, Nine Media Locations: London, United Kingdom
Actions Trump has taken against China include slapping elevated tariffs on Chinese goods and restricting access to the American market for some Chinese companies. Here are Yellen's previous comments on trade and China. The president often made his tariff moves unilaterally, bypassing international bodies such as the World Trade Organization. If you look at her history, she has been more moderate on China issues than most folks in the Trump administration. U.S. tariffs on ChinaWhile recognizing U.S. concerns about China, Yellen appeared skeptical that the use of tariffs would help the U.S. achieve its goals.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Trump, Yellen, Clete Willems, CNBC's, Biden, Willems, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld, — Yellen, we've, China Yellen Organizations: U.S . Federal, Getty, Federal, Senate, White House, Trump, European Union, World Trade Organization, Credit Suisse, Asian Financial, CNN, Bank Locations: China . U.S, China, Beijing, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, U.S, . U.S
Singapore's largest bank DBS outlines 12 trade ideas for 2021
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Yen Nee Lee | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SINGAPORE — Asia is set to outperform the rest of the world as economies in the region look to rebound in 2021 from the coronavirus-induced slump, said the chief economist of Singapore's largest bank. "Therefore, we are actually making a fairly strong outperformance call for Asian asset classes and Asian economies in 2021 relative to the rest of the world," he added. In a report last week, Baig and other DBS strategists outlined 12 trade ideas and strategies for 2021 in rates, currencies and credit. CurrenciesThe U.S. dollar has become "less over-valued," which means it may depreciate more gradually in 2021, according to DBS. The bank has three ideas on how to trade currencies next year: Expecting a basket of high-yielding Asian currencies — the Indonesian rupiah, Philippine peso and Indian rupee — to strengthen against the greenback.
Persons: Taimur Baig, Nicky Loh, , CNBC's, Baig Organizations: DBS Group Research, DBS Group Holdings, Bloomberg, Getty, DBS, U.S, Treasury, U.S ., New Zealand Locations: SINGAPORE, Asia, Singapore, South Korea, Philippine
He is credited with influencing how businesses approach company culture and customer service, pioneering a philosophy of happiness above profits. Hsieh and his cofounder Alfred Lin famously maintained a focus on Zappos' culture after its sale to Amazon in 2009. "You want to figure out the right balance of profits, passion, and purpose in business and in life," Hsieh wrote. "You want to create a stronger company culture, which will make your employees and coworkers happier and create more employee engagement, leading to higher productivity," Hsieh wrote. Hsieh would give out that new version of the Zappos Culture Book to prospective employees, vendors, and even customers.
Persons: Tony Hsieh, Hsieh, Alfred Lin, Jim Collins, Culture, Chris Farina, Corbis, Zappos Organizations: Amazon, Zappos, Getty Locations: Connecticut
President Donald Trump has "checked out" on his Iran policy, giving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo freedom to dictate policy short of "start[ing] World World III," The Daily Beast reported, citing US officials. Trump wants to deter Iran from rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal, a key plan of Biden's incoming administration. Former US diplomats previously told Insider the November 27 hit on Iran's top nuclear scientist — believed to be perpetrated by Israel — was also designed to damage Biden's plan. One White House official told the outlet that Trump has "checked out" over Iran, handing the reigns to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other Iran hawks in the administration. But the news that Trump has given up on directing Iran policy indicates that his attention has run its course.
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It's Salesforce's third massive purchase in less than three years, following the $15.3 billion deal for Tableau last year and $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft in 2018. Benioff co-founded Salesforce in 1999 after 13 years at Oracle, where he became the company's youngest-ever vice president. As Benioff was getting Salesforce out of start-up mode in its early years, Ellison was turning Oracle into an M&A machine. Oracle made its biggest purchase in 2004, acquiring human resources software company PeopleSoft for $10.3 billion. The $6.5 billion Salesforce spent on MuleSoft was more than twice what it had ever paid for an acquisition.
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No CFO indicated they think it is "very likely" that a corporate tax hike is coming, though a little under one-third of chief financial officers (32%) indicated they do think it is "somewhat likely" Biden achieves his corporate tax goal. Where tax policy experts think Biden can act"Absent single party control, it will be extremely challenging for the Biden Administration to legislatively roll back the 2017 tax reform," Caroline Harris, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vice president, tax policy and economic development, and chief tax policy counsel, wrote in an email to CNBC. "Biden's biggest revenue-raisers are an increase in the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent and a provision to impose the Social Security payroll tax on wages above $400,000. Biden's plan would combine this new tax break with several corporate tax increases, including new taxes on U.S. firms with overseas income. "The consensus seems to be that Biden will attempt to raise corporate taxes and be unsuccessful in doing so.
Persons: Donald J, Joe Biden, Brendan Smialowski, Biden, Joe Biden's, Caroline Harris, Harris, Howard Gleckman, Garrett Watson, Trump, Biden's, Gleckman, Watson, Janet Yellen —, Joe Manchin, Thomas Friedman, Mitch McConnell, Friedman, Bush, Jack McCullough, McCullough, CFOs, Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton Organizations: Trump, White, AFP, Getty, Dow Jones, D.C, CNBC Global, Survey, Senate, Biden Administration, U.S . Chamber, CNBC, Tax Foundation, Social Security, Tax, Democratic, Republican, Washington D.C, Biden, GOP, Treasury, Democratic Party, New York Times, Fortune, Georgia Senate, Leadership, U.S Locations: Washington , DC, Washington, North America, Georgia, U.S, China, France, West Virginia, Covid, America, Europe
Business Insider identified and mapped out 95 of the most powerful people under AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who are leading key growth areas at the company. AWS CEO Andy Jassy, and the 95 top executives under him (shown below), are in charge of navigating those challenges. Business Insider identified the executives based on AWS's organization chart, which is available internally but not to the public. Getty ImagesThe org chart reflects AWS's effort to prioritize its business development team, while streamlining its sales and marketing organization this year. Meanwhile, AWS has reshuffled its sales and marketing organization under Matt Garman, who was promoted to VP of sales & marketing earlier this year.
Persons: Andy Jassy, Werner Vogels, Emmett Shear, Matt Garman, Ashley Stewart, Brian Olsavsky, Kathrin Buvac, Elaine Chang, Greg Pearson, Mike Clayville, Rachel Thornton, Ariel Kelman, Peter DeSantis, Charlie Bell, DeSantis, Tyson Lamoreaux, Kuiper, Prasad Kalyanaraman, Bell, Vogels, Larry Augustin, SugarCRM, Michael Frazzini, Babak Parviz, Katie Brenner Organizations: Amazon, Services, Business, Web Services, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, AWS, Nokia CSO, Getty, AWS China, Oracle, Engineering, Network Services, Studios, Prime Gaming, Google Glass
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to "end forever wars," but human rights groups are concerned by a lack of specifics behind this vow. Biden has been fairly silent on topics like drone strikes and air strikes, and hasn't outlined how he'd work to prevent civilian casualties. American service members are also scattered across Africa and involved in counterterrorism operations, including drone strikes, throughout the continent. "One of Biden's first steps should be to bar the CIA from carrying out drone strikes and other targeted killings. "We saw a huge increase in air strikes during the Trump administration, and a corresponding huge increase in civilians killed and injured from those air strikes," Eviatar said, noting that Amnesty documented 1,600 civilians killed from a four-month campaign in Syria alone.
Persons: Joe Biden, Daphne Eviatar, Biden, hasn't, Letta Tayler, Eviatar, It's, Tayler, MOHAMMED HUWAIS, Getty Images Biden, Avril Haines, Obama, Haines, Brown, Donald Trump, BaderKhan Ahmad, George W, Bush, Barack Obama, Saul Loeb, Trump Organizations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human, Human Rights, Getty Images, Islamic State, US Army, Getty, ISIS, CIA, National Defense University, Investigative Journalism, Bureau, Pentagon, Amnesty, Biden Locations: Afghanistan, Somalia, AFP, Iraq, Syria, Africa, Saudi, Yemen, Al, Guantanamo, Washington , DC, Pakistan
(Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Looking for business books to inspire you or even to give as gifts? Here are the top business books of the year, according to The Financial Times and McKinsey, including their Business Book of the Year winner for 2020 and the five runners up for the award. 'No Filter: The Inside Story of How Instagram Transformed Business, Celebrity and our Culture'"No Filter," by Bloomberg reporter Sara Frier, was named the winner of the 2020 Business Book of the Year by the Financial Times and McKinsey on Tuesday. In the book, Frier details how Systrom and Krieger grew frustrated with Facebook's culture after the acquisition and ultimately quit. The book was published in September.
Persons: Valera Golovniov, Sara Frier, Sarah Frier, Craig Barritt, Frier, Instagram, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Krieger, Kevin Sneader, Anne Case, Angus Deaton, Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer, Hastings, Rebecca Henderson's, Henderson, Jill Lepore, John F Organizations: Getty, Financial Times, McKinsey, Bloomberg, Technology, Facebook, Netflix, Harvard, Simulmatics Corporation, The New York Times, Young, Automation Locations: UKRAINE, New York City
In October, Indian music label Saregama's executive director Vikram Mehra explained how the company had shifted its licensing strategy after TikTok's removal. TikTok star Addison Rae presents at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. "Now it's one of the largest platforms on the planet, and there would be no TikTok without music." Cooper was one of several music industry execs who discussed TikTok with investors this year. Read more about TikTok's impact on the music and media industries below:
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What's more, she landed an investment deal on ABC's hit reality show Shark Tank with guest entrepreneur Kendra Scott. What's more, she landed investment on ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" from guest entrepreneur Kendra Scott. When Gheno appeared on "Shark Tank" in October, Scott told her,"I am so impressed with you." Kendra Scott holds up Elly Gheno's product on this season of "Shark Tank." Gheno couldn't contain her enthusiasm when she found out Scott would be a guest judge during her "Shark Tank" experience.
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The North America-based CFOs indicated the lowest level of planned spending pullbacks, with CFOs from Europe (9%) and Asia-Pacific (15%) more likely to say investment will be reduced in 2021. A significant percentage of corporate chief financial officers are making 2021 spending and hiring plans around vaccine optimism, but the current case surge in the U.S. and Europe is making a dent in confidence. In Europe, CFOs were twice as likely to say headcount would increase, at 36%, versus 18% who expect workforce reductions. Asia is the only region in which CFOs say layoffs (46%) will be more widespread than job additions (31%). Zoom In Icon Arrows pointing outwards When asked what is having the greatest impact on 2021 planning, more CFOs say optimism about a Covid-19 vaccine than fears about a Q4 surge in cases, but Asia-based CFOs are the most confident.
Persons: CFOs, Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton, Robyn Beck, Swonk Organizations: CNBC, AFP, Getty, CNBC Global, U.S Locations: U.S, Europe, America, CFOs, Asia, Pacific
The Senate GOP leaders were asked about the chances of Congress passing another coronavirus relief bill along with must-pass government funding legislation. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)McConnell stimulusDemocrats and Republicans in Congress — including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — issued a flurry of proposals on Tuesday. McConnell's plan would extend unemployment benefits by a month through two temporary programs created by the CARES Act. The Republican leader has supported about $500 billion in new aid spending and said he prefers a smaller, "targeted" relief bill. Before unveiling his plan, McConnell on Tuesday shot down a $908 billion stimulus compromise reached by a bipartisan group of House and Senate members.
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Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty ImagesInvestor positioning can lift both growth and value stocks in 2021, Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors, said Wednesday. Investors spent much of November moving cash from momentum and growth stocks to value and small-cap names. Expect some shifts back-and-forth throughout 2021, Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors, said Wednesday. For example, the UK and the European Union's latest steps toward boosting renewable energy use will separate the energy sector, Juliet Cohn, a portfolio manager at Principal Global Equities, said. She continued: "What we're now trying to do is differentiate between [value stocks] to identify where we're pulled forward future growth and where we've reached another level."
Persons: Kate Bingham, Kirsty O'Connor, Seema Shah, Shah, Juliet Cohn, Investors, there's, Read, they're, Cohn, we're, we've Organizations: Royal Free Hospital, Getty, Global, Principal Global, Soaring, Investors, Markets, Nasdaq Locations: London, reopenings, Asia
PR firms have cut hundreds of jobs due to the pandemic-related downturn, but the field remains high-paying and intensely competitive. To find out how much some top firms pay, Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2020 disclosure data for the largest independent and holding company-owned PR firms. Salaries range from $62,000 for a senior account executive at finance-focused Prosek Partners to $420,000 for a managing director at consulting firm FTI Consulting. PR salaries can vary widely. Richard Bord/Getty Images for Cannes LionsEdelman is the world's largest PR firm by organic revenue, bringing in $892 million in 2019.
Persons: Teneo, Ketchum, Weber, Edelman, Richard Edelman, Richard Bord, Cannes Lions Edelman, Marina Maher, Hotwire, Patrick McMullan, Hill, Booth, Brad Staples, Riccardo Savi, Sard, Sard Verbinnen, Declan Kelly, Noam Galai, Uber's Travis Kalanick, Andrew Liveris, FTI Organizations: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business, of Foreign Labor, Partners, FTI Consulting, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Edelman, US Department of Labor's, Foreign Labor, Department of Labor, Cannes, Cannes Lions, Marina, Marina Maher Communications, Getty, WPP, Omnicom, Ogilvy Public Relations, Glover, Group, Global, BCW, Enero, PR, Hotwire PR, APCO Worldwide, Mission, APCO, Concordia Summit, Prosek Partners, Racepoint, ICF, Global Citizen Consulting, ICF International, FTI, CVC Capital Locations: China, Chicago, Omnicom, Golden, Brussels, FTI New York, FTI Washington, FTI California
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany takes questions during a press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | ReutersPresident Donald Trump's spokeswoman refused to say Wednesday whether Trump still has faith in Attorney General William Barr, a day after Barr said there was no significant evidence to support the president's claim that widespread ballot fraud led to his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden. The interview sparked immediate speculation that Trump would fire Barr, who until Tuesday was seen as a staunchly loyal supporter of the president. During a press conference Wednesday, a reporter asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, "Does [Trump] still have faith in Attorney General Bill Barr? US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with US Attorney General William Barr (R) during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on May 22, 2019.
Persons: Kayleigh McEnany, Jonathan Ernst, Donald Trump's, William Barr, Barr, Joe Biden, Trump, Bill Barr, Donald Trump, Jim Watson Organizations: White, Press, Trump, Associated Press, AP, Public, AFP, Getty Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S, Washington , DC
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Wednesday that the US has achieved a "modicum of success" after nearly two decades "of consistent effort" in Afghanistan. The problem is that for the past few years, the situation in Afghanistan has been a "strategic stalemate," Milley added. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Wednesday that the US has achieved a "modicum of success" after nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan. "We believe now that after 20 years, two decades of consistent effort, that we he have achieved a modicum of success," Milley, the highest-ranking US military officer, said Wednesday during a virtual event at the Brookings Institution think tank. The problem is that for the past few years, the situation in Afghanistan has been a "strategic stalemate," he said.
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The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. The agency also recommends restricting any "non-essential" outings for at least seven days after traveling. Test before travel, afterwards, and lay low for a weekTravelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesThe new travel guidance is three-pronged: test, lay low, and test again. If it's not possible to procure a second test after traveling, the CDC recommends increasing the period of essential-only outings to 10 days.
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Jim Spellman / Getty ImagesMichael Burry, whose bet against the housing market was made famous by "The Big Short," revealed in a late Tuesday tweet that he is short Tesla. The hedge fund manager advised CEO Elon Musk to issue more shares while they sit at their "ridiculous" levels. Famed investor Michael Burry revealed that he's short Tesla, and advised CEO Elon Musk to issue more shares while they sit at their "current ridiculous" levels. Tesla shares have rallied more than 575% in the year to date, boosted by the company's upcoming inclusion in the S&P 500 and fading profitability concerns. Ahead of Tesla's Battery Day event, the investor highlighted Tesla's thin margins and questioned the rationality of its industry-leading market cap.
Persons: Jim Spellman, Getty, Michael Burry, Elon Musk, Tesla, Burry, Musk, Michael Lewis, Christian Bale, Zoom Organizations: Nasdaq, Toyota, Volkswagen, Markets
Enter the Justice Department, which in a court document released on Tuesday acknowledged a probe into an alleged presidential pardon "bribery conspiracy scheme." President-elect Joe Biden has expressed a desire to move beyond the Trump era, but the Department of Justice and officials in New York state may have other plans. All the while, Trump has denied wrongdoing, and he remained typically defiant Tuesday as news of a federal pardon probe broke. The White House and Justice Department did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment. Meanwhile, the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Bill Barr, has also taken recent action that favors Trump.
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US observers welcomed Sullivan's message as a departure from Trump's attitude toward allies but said Biden needs to follow-through on it after taking office. Sullivan's message avoided mentioning China, which has steadily escalated a confrontation with Australia since earlier this year. After Canberra called for an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, Beijing called Australia "a giant kangaroo that serves as a dog to the US." "There are undoubtedly tensions that exist between China and Australia, but this is not how you deal with them." Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China, September 25, 2015.
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