Hashtag Trending – US labour board dunks on Google; The dire future of business travel; COVID vaccine supply chain targeted by hackers

The U.S. labour board dunks on Google for allegedly spying on workers who were organizing employee protests and firing them, LinkedIn gets chatty about business travel, and a COVID vaccine supply chain gets targeted by hackers.

It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, December 4, and I’m your host Alex Coop.


The U.S. National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Google recently, alleging the tech giant violated American labour laws by spying on workers who were organizing employee protests, and then firing two of them. The labour board says Google’s behaviour in this case is a huge no-no and actually illegal. The reaction online has been pretty consistent – few people are surprised about the tech giant’s actions, but that doesn’t remove the frustration many feel when it comes to preventing workers from unionizing and fighting for better working conditions.

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Mitch McConnell urges quick action on targeted COVID-19 relief proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his targeted approach to COVID-19 relief Thursday, but remained optimistic about a coronavirus deal.

Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said it was “heartening” to see Democrats endorse a compromise proposal this week, but there are still too many outstanding issues to be negotiated.

“There are many important policies that have strong bipartisan support. There are many others that do not. And the way to help the country is to finally let the former group be signed into law while we keep arguing about the rest,” he said. “Here in the Senate, I put forward a serious and highly targeted relief proposal including the elements which we know the President is ready and willing to sign into law.”

“Compromise is within reach. We know where we agree. We can do this…let’s be about actually making law,” he said.

The latest proposal from Mr. McConnell,

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Medical Foods Market Research Expansion (2020-2029) Including COVID-19 Pandemic Business Impact | Abbott, Targeted Medical Pharma Inc

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Nov 26, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Medical Foods market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Medical Foods market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the Medical Foods

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Top 5 business sectors targeted by ransomware

Any business is subject to ransomware attacks, but some are more hit more than others. Tom Merritt lists five business sectors that are targeted by ransomware.

You may have heard me mention ransomware before. You know, the malware that locks up your systems and asks you to pay money in order to get them unlocked? You may think, since you’re not a finance company, that your business isn’t going to be targeted by ransomware and you don’t need to worry about it as much, right? First, ransomware notoriously affects systems it didn’t target, by mistake. Second, more sectors than ever are being targeted. Here are five business sectors you may not have realized are being targeted by ransomware.

SEE: Social engineering: A cheat sheet for business professionals (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

  1. Healthcare. Two major attacks on healthcare institutions in the US, and one major attack in Germany, have raised a lot
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Targeted Business & Industry Awards celebrates businesses and growth in south central Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce honored 12 businesses at the annual Targeted Business and Industry Awards in their virtual ceremony. CROWN Cork & Seal received the highest honor, the John B. Holland Business of the Year Award.

Each October the targeted businesses are recognized for their contribution to our community in conjunction with Targeted Business and Industry Appreciation Month. Bowling Green and Warren County have experienced great success in 2020, despite the numerous challenges, announcing $261.3 million in capital investment and over 226 new jobs year-to-date.

“Our targeted businesses, both existing and new, are what fuel the continued growth of our economy. Although we would much rather be celebrating with them in person, we are thankful that they are taking safety precautions to ensure the health in their facilities and that they still made time to join us on Zoom,” said Ron Bunch,

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