Republicans Have Found A New Mascot For Cutting Food Benefits

WASHINGTON ― As the Donald Trump administration prepares more regulations to strip poor people of food benefits, Republicans on Capitol Hill are launching something of a charm offensive. During a hearing Thursday, Republicans pointed...

Google Investing $1 Billion To Fix Bay Area’s Tech-Driven Housing Crisis

Google announced Tuesday that it’s investing $1 billion in developing more housing across the San Francisco Bay Area, where the rise of wealthy tech companies has helped fuel one of the country’s biggest affordability...

Boeing CEO Admits ‘Mistake’ Made With Embattled 737 Max Jets

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed...

Massive Target Register Outage Causes Confusion At Stores Nationwide

Chaos descended upon checkout lines in Target stores across the country when an alleged technical glitch triggered register outages for hours on Saturday. The widespread register failure broke out in the afternoon, one of...

UAW Loses In Second Attempt To Unionize VW Plant In Tennessee

The United Auto Workers suffered another painful defeat Friday when production workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen facility narrowly voted against joining the union. The election was the second in five years at the Chattanooga plant, where employees...

United Auto Workers Gets Another Crack At Unionizing Volkswagen Plant In Tennessee

Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will decide this week whether to join the United Auto Workers and start bargaining for a contract, in an election that relitigates one of the highest-profile labor fights in...

Boeing Reports Zero New Plane Orders For Second Straight Month

Boeing has reported zero new commercial plane orders for May ― the second month in a row that the world’s largest plane-maker has announced such an abysmal order tally.  Boeing’s order and delivery totals have...

YouTube CEO Apologizes For Standing By Homophobic Videos

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBTQ community at a tech conference Monday after the company came under fire for not taking action against homophobic content on its video-sharing platform.  “I know that the decision...

The Marriott Strike Helped Grow The Largest Hotel Workers Union

A labor union representing Marriott workers says it’s building off the success of a large strike last year to add new members inside the world’s largest hotel chain. Nearly 8,000 Marriott employees in eight cities...

Over 180 CEOs Sign Full-Page NYT Ad That Declares Abortion Bans Are ‘Bad For...

Nearly 200 CEOs signed a full-page New York Times ad published Monday that urges companies to stand up for reproductive rights in the face of ongoing abortion bans in states across the U.S. “Equality in the...

American Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Flight Cancellations

American Airlines is extending cancellations of all Boeing 737 Max flights through Sept. 3 amid ongoing software fixes in the wake of two fatal crashes involving the model. The country’s largest airline announced its decision...

Even More Asbestos Found In Claire’s Makeup Products

The tween retailer Claire’s has been hit with another product recall after asbestos was found in more of their cosmetic products, three months after the Food and Drug Administration found the same substance in...

Sephora Won’t Solve Racism In An Hour, Obviously.

We can confidently report that Sephora did not solve racism on Wednesday. The makeup giant shut down stores across the U.S. for an hour so its 16,000 employees could attend an “inclusivity workshop.” The training comes...

Delta Tried To ‘Trap’ Its Own Flight Attendants On A Plane, Messages Show

A recent Delta flight leaving Atlanta ran into a maintenance problem, causing a lengthy delay before takeoff. As the airline tried to resolve the issue, someone feared the holdup might cause an even bigger...

Big Bank Settles Claims That It Discriminated Against Men

JPMorgan Chase on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle charges that its paid parental leave policy discriminated against men. The money will be divided up among any male employees at the bank...

Amazon Removes Books Promoting Bleach As Cure For Autism, Cancer

Amazon has removed from its offerings several books that promote the use of bleach to cure autism and other health conditions after reports of parents force-feeding their children the toxic chemical as a “miracle...

Drugmaker Teva Agrees To Pay Oklahoma $85 Million To Settle Opioid Case

BOSTON/JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) ― Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Sunday it had agreed to pay an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face...

Trump Is Set To Deal A Major Blow To Grad Student Unions

Unions that have been trying to organize graduate students at private universities are about to have some cold water thrown on their campaigns. The federal agency that referees collective bargaining in the private sector announced...

DOJ Antitrust Staff Recommends Blocking T-Mobile-Sprint Deal: Report

WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division staff has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to...

Trump Accidentally Launched His Own War On Christmas And Consumers Will Suffer

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is turning into a different kind of “war on Christmas” as consumers can now expect to pay more for their holiday decor. The Trump administration just increased tariffs...

Boeing Reveals Fixes To 737 Max Flight Simulator Software After Deadly Crashes

Boeing disclosed in a Saturday statement that it had “made corrections” to its 737 Max flight simulator software following the two deadly crashes involving the jet during the past several months As AFP noted, the...

Acting FAA Chief Says Boeing Could Soon Submit Software Fix For 737 Max Planes

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Dan Elwell told lawmakers on Wednesday he expects Boeing Co to submit a software fix for the grounded 737 MAX involved in two fatal...

Delta Faces Union-Busting Complaint Filed With Feds

A union trying to organize baggage handlers and flight attendants at Delta filed a complaint against the airline with federal officials Wednesday, just days after Delta was battered online for putting anti-union posters in...

Boeing Reports Zero New Plane Orders For Month Of April Amid 737 Max Troubles

Boeing’s bad year continues. As CNN Business pointed out Tuesday, the world’s largest planemaker reported zero new orders for planes in April. Unsurprisingly, Boeing received no new orders for its embattled 737 Max jet, which has...

Monster Energy Ousts Executive Nearly 3 Years After Assault Charges

Nearly three years after he was arrested in late 2016 for allegedly strangling his girlfriend on a business trip, Monster Energy executive Brent Hamilton has been ousted from the company, according to four people...

Delta’s Anti-Union Pitch Draws Backlash

An effort to unionize workers at Delta Air Lines is facing major pushback from the company, including literature suggesting workers would be better off spending their union dues on video games, alcohol and sports. Delta...

Mercedes Maker Sets A New Standard For Auto Industry Climate Targets, Yet Still Falls...

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler AG has set the most ambitious target of any major automaker to cut its planet-warming emissions, promising a fully carbon-neutral fleet of passenger cars by 2039. The German company said Monday...

Impossible Foods Raises $300 Million Ahead Of Possible IPO

May 13 (Reuters) - Impossible Foods, which makes a meatless plant-based burger and is backed by celebrities like Serena Williams and Katy Perry, said on Monday it has raised $300 million in the latest...

On Puerto Rico’s ‘Forgotten Island,’ Tesla’s Busted Solar Panels Tell A Cautionary Tale

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico ― It looks like something out a brochure advertising what renewable energy could offer a remote, storm-ravaged island. Electrical lines still hang perilously from poles across the street, but inside the mint-green,...

Balloon Pops On 45 Party City Stores Amid Helium Shortage And Deflated Sales

Party City announced it will permanently shutter 45 of its stores amid a helium shortage that had literally deflated its balloon sales, although the company does not blame the closures on that sinking supply.  The...

U.S. Hikes Import Taxes On $200 Billion Of Chinese Goods

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hikes on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains. The Trump administration...

Amazon Faces Another Claim It Discriminated Against Workers

Three Muslim Somali women employed at an Amazon warehouse outside Minneapolis filed a federal discrimination complaint against the company this week, alleging they faced retaliation from managers after protesting their work conditions. The women say...

Amazon Allegedly Fired 7 Pregnant Warehouse Workers For Taking Too Many Bathroom Breaks

Seven former Amazon warehouse workers say the tech giant discriminated against them because they couldn’t keep up with the fast pace and labor intensive job while pregnant.  CNET reported on Monday that seven lawsuits have...
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