PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Oct. 28

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Oct 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Facebook Inc has told employees to "preserve internal documents and communications since 2016" that pertain to its businesses because governments and legislative bodies have started inquiries into its operations, according to a company email. https://nyti.ms/3BlKy7c

- Before he handed a revolver that he had declared "cold" to the actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the film "Rust" last week, Dave Halls, an assistant director on the film, told a detective he should have inspected each round in each chamber, but he did not, according to an affidavit. https://nyti.ms/3bn9X5y

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered so-called black box warnings on breast implant packaging and told manufacturers to sell the devices only to health providers who review the potential risks with patients before surgery. https://nyti.ms/3Bmo7OY

- Merck Inc has granted a royalty-free license for its promising COVID-19 pill to United Nations-backed nonprofit Medicines Patent Pool, in a deal that would allow the drug to be manufactured and sold cheaply in the poorest nations, where vaccines for the coronavirus are in devastatingly short supply. https://nyti.ms/3BmeQ9M (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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