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Ad Campaign Says Don’t Let Covid-19 Fear Delay Doctor Visits

Several large health-care organizations are partnering on an advertising campaign to encourage people to return to their medical providers as the pandemic continues, a sign of how difficult it has been to allay fears of catching the coronavirus during visits to a doctor or pharmacy.

Patients worried about contracting Covid-19 in medical facilities have for months canceled doctors’ appointments for managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, delayed preventive care such as vaccinations and put off diagnostic work.

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Governments Eye a Green Economic Recovery. Some Industries Aren’t Convinced.

Governments around the world are spending like never before to kick-start their economies in the wake of Covid-19 lockdowns, in many cases tying green initiatives to rescue packages, even as some industries say saving jobs should trump environmental concerns.

Companies, including Volkswagen AG, Renault SA, Air France-KLM and Austrian Airlines, are receiving government support aimed at mitigating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and reducing carbon emissions. But their industries are resisting stimulus packages tied…

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TikTok to Pull Out of Hong Kong After China Imposed National-Security Law

HONG KONG—TikTok, the buzzy short-video platform owned by Chinese technology giant Bytedance Ltd., said it would pull out of Hong Kong within a week in light of “recent developments” in the city.

Last week, mainland Chinese authorities imposed a fast-tracked national-security law on Hong Kong that includes provisions empowering police to order internet companies take down content deemed threatening to national security. TikTok will pull its apps from Google and Apple app stores in the city and cease operations for existing…

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As Coronavirus Surges in U.S., Some Countries Have Just About Halted It

Some European nations are closing in on a milestone that to the U.S. seems distant: virtually stopping the new coronavirus from spreading within their territories.

Echoing the achievement of Asia-Pacific countries such as New Zealand, Vietnam and Taiwan, a handful of places in Europe are reporting only a smattering of new daily infections. Their success in containing the pandemic has allowed them to reopen their economies earlier, at a faster clip and with greater confidence than the stop-start efforts of U.S. states and hard-hit…

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Elliott Pushes Crown Castle to Bolster Fiber Business

Elliott Management Corp. is pressuring Crown Castle International Corp. to overhaul its approach to its fiber-cable business, which the hedge fund says has weighed on the company’s market value despite billions in investment in recent years.

Elliott on Monday publicly released a letter it sent to the Crown board that criticized what it called disappointing returns tied to the $16 billion it has invested to build up the company’s fiber-cable business, including a $7.1 billion acquisition three years ago.

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Palantir, One of Silicon Valley’s Oldest Startups, Files to Go Public

Palantir Technologies Inc. said it has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, ending an extended wait that made the data analytics company one of Silicon Valley’s oldest private startups.

Palantir had teased the market with plans to list shares for at least half a decade. Co-founded in 2004 by famed investor Peter Thiel, it sells software to aggregate big data for governments and corporations world-wide. The Palo Alto, Calif. company’s analytics were credited with helping the…

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SiriusXM to Buy Stitcher Podcasting Unit From Scripps

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is near a deal to buy E.W. Scripps Co.’s Stitcher Inc. podcasting unit for around $300 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

The satellite-radio giant is working to expand into the rapidly growing podcasting industry, following similar moves by media and tech companies including Spotify Technology SA and iHeartMedia Inc.

Stitcher…

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Samsung Estimates a 28.5% Rise in Second-Quarter Operating Profit

Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a 28.5% rise in second-quarter operating profit Tuesday, as some components manufacturers ride out the coronavirus pandemic by servicing a boom in internet use fueled by remote working.

The world’s largest smartphone and memory chip maker estimates operating profit of 8.1 trillion South Korean won (about $6.78 billion) for the quarter ended June 30, up from the prior year’s 6.3 trillion won.

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Publisher Moves Up Release Date of Tell-All Book by Trump’s Niece

Simon & Schuster is moving up the publication date of a tell-all book by President Trump’s niece to July 14, days after a New York appellate judge overturned a temporary restraining order against the publisher.

Mary L. Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” had originally been scheduled for publication on July 28. On Monday it ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list.

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Colin Kaepernick, Disney Team Up for Series on Racial and Social Injustices

Colin Kaepernick and Walt Disney Co. have reached a deal that brings together the activist quarterback and the entertainment giant to produce content about the racial and social topics Kaepernick has championed.

The new venture brings together Disney, one of the NFL’s biggest financial partners via its ESPN networks, and Kaepernick, an outspoken critic of the league. Kaepernick has gone unemployed as a football player for three years after launching player protests during the national anthem against police brutality and…