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Country moved online, worked more from home as pandemic raged

During the first two years of the pandemic, the number of people working from home in the United States tripled, home values grew and the percentage of people who spent more than a third of their …

The lobster fishing industry has come under scrutiny from an influential conservation group because of the threat of entanglement in fishing gear. Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu …

Now hiring: offshore wind ramps up, workers taught safety

At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working …

The Major League Baseball Players Association is attempting to unionize minor leaguers, reversing decades of opposition.The players' association said Monday it is circulating union authorization …

Climate bill's unlikely beneficiary: oil and gas industry

The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning …

Sweeping climate bill pushes American energy to go green

After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it's nearly irresistible. …

Starbucks asks labor board to halt union votes temporarily

Starbucks has asked the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores, citing allegations from a board employee that regional NLRB officials improperly …

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store.Then …

NATIONNewsHour workers unionize Off-air PBS NewsHour employees were recognized as a bargaining unit of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists following a …

Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors …

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