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President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, a construction project …

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Across the country, there's a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping.Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining …

Union membership rate hits all-time low despite campaigns

The country's union membership rate reached an all-time low last year despite high-profile unionization campaigns at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and other companies.Union members fell to 10.1 percent of …

Job cuts in tech sector spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000

Microsoft is cutting 10,000 workers, almost 5 percent of its workforce, joining other tech companies that have scaled back their pandemic-era expansions.The company said in a regulatory filing …

Can we avoid a recession? As inflation eases, optimism rises

For months, the outlook for the U.S. economy has been a mostly bleak one: Inflation hitting a four-decade high, consumer spending weakening, interest rates surging. Most economists penciled in a …

Drugstores make slow headway on staffing problems

A rush of vaccines, virus tests and a busy flu season started overwhelming pharmacies more than a year ago, forcing many to temporarily close when workers weren't available.Major drugstore chains …

In Charm City, putting the squeeze on squeegee workers

Tyemaur Scott started 2023 with an important New Year's resolution. He vowed to leave the ranks of Baltimore's squeegee workers, whose intractable presence at busy downtown intersections remains a …

Move on from COVID? Child care disruptions continue

This fall and winter have upended life for working parents of little children, who thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. The arrival of vaccines for younger children and the end of …

Video game workers form Microsoft's first U.S. labor union

A group of video game testers has formed Microsoft's first labor union in the U.S., which will also be the largest in the video game industry.The Communications Workers of America said Tuesday that a …

Holy rollers: Lyft drivers spread the Gospel with ride-hailing ministries

One is an ordained pastor in Brooklyn, the other a single mother and children's book author in New Jersey. Both drive for Lyft. Both share the word of God as roving preachers.Pastor Kenneth Drayton …

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