Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday he is reactivating the National Guard and directing hundreds of new medical personnel to help Idaho hospitals overwhelmed with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients.
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With an increased reopening of the economy comes an increase in eating out at restaurants and fast-food chains. Consumers might feel some changes in their wallets, however, as consumer prices jumped...
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Google keeps a close eye on its employees through a number of tracking mechanisms when they engage in certain online activities, according to a new report.
Rivian, the electric vehicle startup that’s gearing up for an initial public offering, continues its trend of growing fast. The company will be opening a service support operations facility for vehicle owners in Plymouth, Michigan -- and just in time, as deliveries of the launch edition of the R1T pickup are expected to commence late this month. The facility will create 100 new jobs and come at an investment of $4.6 million, $750,000 of which comes from a business development grant from the state.
The global auto industry could lose $210 billion in revenue this year due to supply issues, double the forecast months ago, according to the consulting firm AlixPartners.
- The Telegraph
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The owner of a Texas taco restaurant that closed down in the labor shortage says larger companies poached his staff with $5,000 pay rises
Taco Crush had just three kitchen staff left when it closed, its owner told Insider. He said job applicants didn't show up for interviews.
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FedEx says it's rerouting more than 600,000 packages a day because it can't find enough staff to process them
A FedEx hub in Portland, Oregon, was down 35% of the staff it needed to handle normal volume, and was diverting a quarter of packages, the COO said.
- Washington Post
The global semiconductor shortage that has paralyzed automakers for nearly a year shows signs of worsening, as new coronavirus infections halt chip assembly lines in Southeast Asia, forcing more car companies and electronics manufacturers to suspend production. A wave of delta-variant cases in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines is causing production delays at factories that cut and package semiconductors, creating new bottlenecks on top of those caused by soaring demand for chips.Subscribe to
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Marvel filed five lawsuits on Friday seeking to block the heirs of comic book creators from reclaiming copyrights to many of its most popular characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. The move comes after heirs of five Marvel authors filed dozens of termination notices with the U.S. […]
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As the Delta variant of COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the country, a growing number of health care professionals have taken an extreme stance that they claim will slow the spread: They say they will no longer treat the unvaccinated. While the basic premise of their decision may be legal, much of the medical profession is guided by ethics, and many experts disagree with the reasoning behind this decision.
LONDON (Reuters) -Oil giant BP said on Thursday it was having to temporarily close some petrol filling stations in Britain because of a lack of truck drivers, hours after a junior minister cautioned the public not to panic buy amid fears of food shortages. Small Business Minister Paul Scully said Britain was not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages amid widespread problems caused by supply chain issues. Soaring wholesale European natural gas prices have sent shockwaves through energy, chemicals and steel producers, and strained supply chains which were already creaking due to insufficient labour and the tumult of Brexit.
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Contracted workers doing the same jobs for less pay and no job security are exposing the tech company’s workplace inequalities ‘I was doing a job where people who were sitting next to me were getting paid three to four times as much as me,’ one contract worker said. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP Ben Gwin works for Google Shopping in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Though he is technically a temporary worker at the tech giant, Gwin and 65 of his colleagues are now represented by the United Steelworkers un
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Workers said they have been working under harsh conditions with low pay during the pandemic, and they want to see changes.
- The Telegraph
The Duke of York’s “wall of silence” strategy is over as his lawyers prepare to turn the tables on his accuser and examine her “multiple inconsistencies” in forensic detail.
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A Carmichael restaurant is being ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to employees after a federal investigation showed the business purposely underpaid them.
- Business Insider
A farm in Massachusetts said it spent $500 advertising on Indeed for a job running its short-staffed produce stand - and got zero applicants
The owner of Manheim Farm closed a produce stall because he couldn't find staff, he told The Daily Hampshire Gazette. "We're still looking."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House pressed automakers, chip companies and others on Thursday to provide information on the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, and to take the lead in helping solve it. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, who along with Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, met on Thursday with semiconductor industry participants, told Reuters that strong action was needed. Participants in Thursday's meeting, which followed meetings in April and May, included Detroit's Big Three automakers, plus Apple, Daimler, BMW, GlobalFoundries, Micron, Microsoft, Samsung, TSMC, Intel and Ampere Computing.
- The Guardian
Analysis: After the Huawei chief’s detention, the saga rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating battle Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver to attend her extradition hearing in August. Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock The deal allowing Meng Wanzhou to return home to China nearly three years after her arrest will come as a relief to all the participants in a saga that rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating geopolitical battle. After the
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Unemployed Americans unable to find work even with job openings at a record high. The business challenges, described during a “Fed Listens” virtual roundtable, underscore the ways that the COVID-19 outbreak and its delta variant are continuing to transform the U.S. economy. "We are really living in unique times,” Powell said at the end of the discussion.