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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

Nonfarm payrolls increase 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – US employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve …

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US job growth likely slowed again in November; Labor market still tight

Nonfarm payrolls forecast increasing 200,000 in November Unemployment rate seen unchanged at 3.7% Average hourly earnings forecast gaining 0.3%; up 4.6% y/y WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – US job growth was likely the smallest in nearly two years in November as mounting worries of a recession cooled demand for labor, which could give the Federal …

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Musk delivers the first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after its unveiling No details on orders or capacity for electric trucks Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature a new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated …

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Blackstone’s $69 bln REIT curbs redemptions in blow to property empire

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) on Thursday after a surge in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it turn into an asset management behemoth. The curbs came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone …

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Wall Street mixed; Dow pressured by selloff in Salesforce shares

Salesforce drops on co-CEO exit plan Dollar General falls on slashing annual profit view US manufacturing shrinks for the first time in 2-1/2 years in Nov Indexes: S&P 500 -0.09%, Nasdaq +0.14%, Dow -0.59% Dec 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street was mixed on Thursday as a selloff in Salesforce weighed on the Dow, while traders …

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Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security

First device sent to prime minister’s office on Nov. 24 Four similar letter bombs received on Wednesday and Thursday Ukraine embassy official slightly injured by one device Defense ministry, arms manufacturer, air base also targeted ‘Homemade’ devices designed to burn rather than explode MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Bomb disposal experts defused a fifth letter …

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Elon Musk expects Neuralink’s brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed earlier timelines set by him. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could enable disabled patients to move and communicate …

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Analysis: Apple supply chain data shows receding exposure to China as risks mount

SHANGHAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) wide exposure to Chinese manufacturing, notable both for its low costs and rising risks, has receded since the COVID-19 pandemic began, company supply chain data shows. With the world’s biggest iPhone factory, operated in central China by Foxconn (2317.TW), battling production shortfalls and labor unrest spurred largely …

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