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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - June 13

reuters.com · 06/13/2022 00:34
PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - June 13

- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- BlackRock BLK, the world's biggest asset manager, said on Monday clients owning nearly half of its $4.9 trillion in equity index assets were now free to control how votes are cast at the annual meetings of the companies in which they invest their funds. https://on.wsj.com/3HoQeSn

- Alphabet Inc's GOOGL Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the tech giant had discriminated against women in pay and promotions. https://on.wsj.com/3MQ1zvH

- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Sunday said Pfizer-BioNTech's PFE, BNTX.O COVID-19 vaccines were effective and safe for use in children aged 6 months to 4 years. https://on.wsj.com/3NKEjkn

- Alphabet Inc's GOOGL Google suspended a software engineer, Blake Lemoine, who contended that an artificial-intelligence chatbot the company developed had become sentient, telling him that he had violated the company's confidentiality policy after it dismissed his claims. https://on.wsj.com/3aPol9R

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)