An administrative law judge ruled that the Department of Labor's probe into whether Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) pays its female employees less than its male ones is too invasive and threatens employee privacy.
Google still must provide data to the regulatory body concerning the probe, including contact information, for 8,000 employees, the New York Times reported. That is less than the information for 25,000 employees that the Labor Department originally requested.
The court's ruling is preliminary and the Labor Department can file objections before the ruling becomes permanent. Despite being a positive for Google, the ruling does not absolvve the company of any wrongdoing.
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In a July 6 trademark application, Amazon subsidiary Amazon Technologies Inc. revealed it's planning "prepared food kits composed of meat, poultry, fish, seafood, fruit and/or and [sic] vegetables...ready for cooking and assembly as a meal," as well as primarily grain-based offerings.
The product's tagline: "We do the prep. You be the chef." Amazon already sells other companies' meal kits, including Tyson Foods Inc.'s (TSN) Tyson Tastemakers. Martha Stewart is even offering meal kits on Amazon Fresh, the company's grocery delivery service. But, this may be the first hint of something bigger for Amazon, which would put it in direct competition with newly minted IPO Blue Apron (APRN) .