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More than 50 U.S. businesses denouncing the new Texas abortion law and the healthcare restrictions it imposes

Some 50 corporations have stood up, putting their names forward, in opposition to the new Texas state law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The letter reads »

Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.

When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it.

The economic losses from existing abortion restrictions, including labor force impact and earnings, already cost the State of Texas an estimated $14.5 billion annually. Nationally, state-level restrictions cost state economies $105 billion dollars per year.*

Simply put, policies that restrict reproductive health care go against our values and are bad for business. It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across states, and protect the well-being of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out.

The future of gender equality hangs in the balance, putting our families, communities, businesses and the economy at risk.

We stand against policies that hinder people’s health, independence and ability to fully succeed in the workplace.

Co-signers of the statement, which was circulated by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other groups, include Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Bumble, The Body Shop, Yelp, Lyft, and others.

Several other large American employers, including Google, Facebook, and Apple, have not added their names to the document.

 

Only 6.5% of US consumers with Apple Pay activated on their iPhones use it to buy items in stores, seven years after Apple launched the service

That means 93.9% don’t use Apple Pay.

Karen Webster, PYMNTS.com »

After seven years, Apple Pay’s adoption and usage isn’t much larger than it was 2015 (5.1%), a year after its launch, and is the same as it was in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

Even now, in the age of digital-first consumers living in a connected, digital economy, Apple Pay’s stiffest competition in the store, ironically, remains that piece of plastic – the raison d’etre for its development and the intended target of its super-hyped potential in 2014.

In fact, the growth in total Apple Pay transactions since 2015 has come almost entirely from more stores having contactless terminals to accept it, more people having new iPhones that can use it, and the overall growth in retail transactions.

And almost none of that growth comes from more iPhone users wanting to use it instead of plastic cards.

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