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Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industry

A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in …

California court rules for Uber, Lyft in ride-hailing case

App-based ride hailing and delivery companies like Uber and Lyft can continue to treat their California drivers as independent contractors, a state appeals court ruled Monday, allowing the tech …

Shoe polish stands begin to vanish, lose their shine

On a recent winter weekday at Penn Station Shoe Repair and Shoe Shine, men hop onto shoeshine chairs and pull out newspapers and phones to read while shoe shiners get to work applying polish and …

11 states consider 'right to repair' for farming equipment

On Colorado's northeastern plains, where the pencil-straight horizon divides golden fields and blue sky, a farmer named Danny Wood scrambles to plant and harvest proso millet, dryland corn and winter …

NEWS IN BRIEF

U.K. Shorter hours = happier workers Dozens of companies with more than 3,000 employees in Britain took part in the largest ever trial of working a four-day work week and the results, released this …

NEWS IN BRIEF

IOWABill would put children to workA bill by Republican lawmakers in Iowa would amend the state’s existing child labor laws to allow teenagers as young as 14 to work in jobs and industries …

An unexpected job surge confounds the Fed's economic models

Does the Federal Reserve have it wrong?For months, the Fed has been warily watching the U.S. economy's robust job gains out of concern that employers, desperate to hire, would keep boosting pay and, …

Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers

It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for truckers transporting the avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl.It starts in villages …

In New York, 'Amtrak Joe' Biden touts Hudson tunnel project

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 …

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 …

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 …

Organic livestock farmers, hit by rising prices, seek help

Organic dairy and other livestock farmers are seeking emergency federal aid as they grapple with skyrocketing organic feed costs, steep fuel and utility expenses as well as the consequences of …

OSHA: Amazon failed to record some warehouse injuries

Amazon failed to properly record work-related injuries at warehouses located in five states, including New York, a federal agency said while announcing it issued more than a dozen citations during …

Shoppers, workers clash over post-pandemic expectations

More than two and a half years later in a world yearning for normalcy, many workers are fed up and don't want to go back to the way things were. They are demanding better schedules, and sometimes …

Hiring stays strong, muddling inflation fight

The nation's employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes. …

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September …

At Michigan chip plant, Biden says unions 'built middle class'

President Joe Biden reminded Americans he is a "pro-union" president Tuesday as he toured a technology plant to highlight a $300 million expansion, just a day after he sided with business leaders in …

A rail strike looms and impact on economy could be broad

American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month. The likelihood of a strike that would paralyze the nation's rail traffic grew on Monday …

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