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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 …

NATION NewsHour 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 …

Rejected by courts, retirees take last shot to save pensions

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 …

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive …

Economy’s mixed signals: Here's what they mean

The U.S. economy is caught in an awkward, painful place. A confusing one, too.Growth appears to be sputtering, home sales are tumbling and economists warn of a potential recession ahead. But …

Long lines are back at food banks as inflation hits high

Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many …

Crypto plunge is cautionary tale for public pension funds

When the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund bought $25 million in cryptocurrencies, with the fund's chief investment officer touting their potential, retired fire Captain Russell Harris …

Labor shortage provides opportunity for ex-prisoners

When Antonio McGowan left the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman after serving 17 years, he was free for the first time since he was 15. But as an adult finally out from behind bars, he …

Amazon bars off-duty workers

Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company's facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. Under the policy shared with workers on Amazon's internal app, employees are …

Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for …

Add rent to the rising costs bedeviling small businesses

The rent has come due for America's small businesses and at a very inopportune time. Landlords were lenient about rent payments during the first two years of the pandemic. Now, many are asking for …

Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration's steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won't be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with …

Inflation taking bite out of infrastructure projects

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19 percent. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37 percent. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des …

Small businesses are facing 'summer of uncertainty'

Small businesses that depend on outdoor crowds and free-spending tourists aren't sure what to expect this summer.

Red-hot summer job market awaits teens as employers sweat

Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone.

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

It's become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores. But when the celebrations die down, a daunting hurdle remains: To win …

Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union …

Stock market slump unsettling Americans eying retirement

Americans on the cusp of retiring are facing a tough choice as they watch their nest eggs shrink: Stay the course or keep working. A stock market slump this year has taken a big bite out of …

Consumers defy inflation to support economy. For how long?

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on …

As NY preps pot market, sales grow on Native American land

As New York inches toward launching a retail marijuana market, sales of buds and edibles are already flourishing on some Native American land around the state.Shops dot the main road through the U.S. …

Labor board issues complaint against Starbucks

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Starbucks following accusations that the coffee company retaliated against two employees who were working to unionize their store in …

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