Apple Investors Urge Company to Undergo Civil Rights Audit

Apple's shareholders have approved a proposal urging the iPhone maker to undergo an independent audit assessing its treatment of female and minority employees.

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020, file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple's shareholders have approved a proposal Friday, March 4, 2022, urging the iPhone maker to undergo an independent audit assessing its treatment of female and minority employees, delivering a rare rebuke to a management team that runs the world's most valuable company. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s shareholders have approved a proposal urging the iPhone maker to undergo an independent audit assessing its treatment of female and minority employees, delivering a rare rebuke to a management team that runs the world’s most valuable company. The measure passed Friday during Apple’s annual meeting is nonbinding, so the Cupertino, California, company isn’t required to adopt the recommendation. But rebuffing the wishes of its shareholders would thrust Apple into…

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