Facebook Scorned by Civil Rights Group After Zuckerberg Meeting
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A civil rights organization criticizedFacebook Inc. following a meeting with the company’s top executives Tuesday, claiming the company hasn’t taken seriously outside demands to better police its service from hate speech and misinformation.
“Facebook approached our meeting today like it was nothing more than a PR exercise,” Jessica González, co-chief executive officer of Free Press, a non-profit media advocacy group, said in a statement following the meeting. “I’m deeply disappointed that Facebook still refuses to hold itself accountable to its users, its advertisers and society at large.”
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders who have organized a boycott of the company’s advertising products. The executives didn’t “commit to a timeline” to remove disinformation and hate speech, Gonzalez said, but instead “delivered the same old talking points to try to placate us without meeting our demands.”
Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Here's what happened to the stock market on Tuesday
The Dow slid 396.85 points, or 1.51%, to close at 25,890.18. The S&P 500 declined 1.08% to end the day at 3,145.32. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.86% to 10,343.89. Stocks gave back some of the sharp gains from the previous session as a tech rally fizzled out and reopening names were under pressure.
Tech rally loses steam
Shares of the major tech companies closed well off their session highs, putting pressure on the major averages. Netflix closed around the flatline after hitting a record high along with Microsoft. Alphabet, Apple and Facebook also pared gains towards the end of the day.
Reopening trade falters
Names that would benefit from the economy recovering also fell on Tuesday. Carnival Corp dropped 6.66% and Delta Air Lines slid 5.03%. Retailers Gap and Nordstrom closed lower by 4.32% and 3.73%, respectively.
What happens next?
Weekly mortgage applications data and Bed Bath & Beyond earnings are set for release Wednesday.
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JCPenney is closing 2 more stores for good
- JCPenney has added two more stores to the list of locations it plans to close.
- Both stores are located in New York City.
- The department store chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May and later said it planned to close about 30% of its stores.
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JCPenney is closing an additional two stores, it disclosed in bankruptcy court filings on Tuesday.
Both locations are in New York City.
The new store closures are in addition to two previous rounds of shutterings. JCPenney announced it would close at least 136 stores on June 17 and 13 additional stores on June 22. Liquidation sales at most closing stores have begun.
The location at New York's Manhattan Mall is permanently closed, while the store at Kings Plaza in Brooklyn will close on September 27.
JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 15 and later said that it expected to close about 30% of its 846 stores.
Here are the stores' addresses:
Kings Plaza, 5100 Kings Plaza, Ste 2201, Brooklyn, New York
Manhattan Mall, 100 W 32nd St, New York, New York