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CHICAGO (Reuters) -Delta Air Lines has offered a 34% cumulative pay increase to its pilots over three years in a new contract, demonstrating the bargaining power aviators are enjoying in a short-staffed industry with booming travel demand. If the deal is approved by Delta pilots, it is widely expected to act as a benchmark for contract negotiations at rivals United Airlines and American Airlines. Delta pilots will get a raise of at least 18% raise on the date the contract is signed, another 5% after one year, 4% after two years and 4% after three years, according to a draft contract seen by Reuters.
China’s chip shortage is so bad a woman was just caught smuggling semiconductors inside a fake baby bump
Chinese customs officials arrested a woman last week for attempting to smuggle hundreds of semiconductor chips into Zhuhai, China, from Macau under a fake pregnancy bump.
Intel Corp's (NASDAQ: INTC) Irish operation doled out three months' unpaid leave to up to 2,000 staff as part of cost-cutting measures. Intel offered the workers at its manufacturing division unpaid leave as part of a "voluntary time off" program, the Business Post reports. "Voluntary time off programs allow us an opportunity to reduce short-term costs and offer employees attractive time off options," Intel told Reuters, adding that manufacturing talent represents a critical element of its busin
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Executives from General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), South Korea-based LG Energy Solution and Gov. Bill Lee will make "an economic development announcement" at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Tennessee State Museum, according to media advisories for the event. The announcement pertains to the Ultium Cells LLC electric vehicle battery plant now being built in Spring Hill, about 35 miles south of Nashville, on GM's campus in Maury County.
Underneath the lush countryside in eastern France lie the pipelines expected to rescue Europe before a winter without Russian gas.
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A federal judge ordered sanctions against the attorneys of Kari Lake and Mark Finchem in their lawsuit against voting machines.
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Trump's suggestion that E. Jean Carroll was 'too ugly to rape' was too personal to be official business, appeal says
Trump's lawyers argue he can't be sued for statements he made about Carroll while acting as president in 2019.
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You could soon pick up your Big Mac with ease.
The Social Security Administration has announced changes for 2023, including the value of one work credit rising from $1,510 to $1,640. See: What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?More:...
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Social Security is an important benefits program. Both those currently receiving retirement income as well as current workers need to be aware of how it works. Specifically, there are a few very important changes happening in 2023 that you need to know about and prepare for.
The EU’s new rule would set Russian oil at $60 a barrel.
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How low will gas prices go this winter? 3 analyst predictions.
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California attorney Scott Johnson, who has filed thousands of ADA lawsuits against local and state businesses, was indicted for federal tax fraud.
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STORY: Electric car maker Tesla unveiled its new heavy-duty semi trucks on Thursday. The trucks, delivered to PepsiCo, also had completed their first cargo run. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who spoke at the company’s Nevada plant, the battery-powered truck has three times the power of their diesel counterparts, and could reduce highway emissions. “It's a beast. So, you know, at Tesla, we don't make slow cars. We don't make, this thing has crazy power relative to a diesel truck. I mean, actually, especially if you're not towing anything, you can zip around like, it looks crazy, basically, it looks like an elephant moving like a cheetah.” Clips from Tesla showed the truck tested in different weather and road conditions. Musk said test runs were conducted between Tesla's Sparks, Nevada factory and its plant in Fremont, California. Tesla said the over-80,000-pound truck was able to drive 500 miles on a single charge. However, it didn’t give a breakdown of the cargo it was carrying. Tesla did not offer updated forecasts for the truck’s pricing or production plans. PepsiCo had ordered 100 trucks in 2017, when initial prices and plans for the vehicle were announced. Brewer Anheuser-Busch, UPS and Walmart were among other companies that had reserved the Semi.
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Making EVs without China's supply chain is hard, but not impossible – 3 supply chain experts outline a strategy
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit. Nic Antaya/Getty ImagesTwo electrifying moves in recent weeks have the potential to ignite electric vehicle demand in the United States. First, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, expanding federal tax rebates for EV purchases. Then California approved rules to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. The Inflation Reduction Act extends the Obama-era EV tax credit of up to US,500. But it includes some high hurdles.
(Reuters) -The United States will impose new duties on imports from some major Chinese solar panel makers after a months-long investigation found they were trying to dodge tariffs by finishing their products in Southeast Asian countries, trade officials said on Friday. The preliminary decision was bad news for U.S. solar project developers that rely on cheap imports to fuel their growth, but fell short of the industry's worst fears that Washington would impose new tariffs to cover all solar shipments from the region, instead of just those from specific companies. U.S. President Joe Biden has set a goal to decarbonize the nation's power sector - the source of around a quarter of national greenhouse gas emissions - by 2035, something that will require rapid deployment of new solar, wind and other clean energy projects.