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Apple, Ford, other big US brands join corporate wave shunning Russia

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  • Apple stops Russia sales, makes some app changes
  • ESG investors support company action
  • Rouble hits new low

March 2 (Reuters) – Some of America’s best-known companies including Apple, Google, Ford, Harley-Davidson and Exxon Mobil rebuked and rejected Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, under steady pressure from investors and consumers decrying the violence.

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) late on Tuesday said it had stopped sales of iPhones and other products in Russia, adding that it was making changes to its Maps app to protect civilians in Ukraine.

Tech firms including Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google dropped Russian state publishers from their news, and Ford Motor (F.N) – with three joint venture factories in Russia – told its Russian manufacturing partner it was suspending operations in the country. Motor cycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc suspended shipments of its bikes.

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