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NLRB preliminary finding revives labor organizing at Amazon

Aug. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recommendation to nullify the election results of an Amazon union vote in Bessemer, Alabama is breathing new life into the labor movement. The recommendation was issued Monday by a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board, who said that...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Greitens wants Trump’s endorsement. That it’s even a possibility speaks volumes. In an encouraging sign of sanity among Missouri Republican campaign donors, scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric...

SEC's Gensler says crypto investors need more protection

Aug. 03, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission said that investors need more protection in the cryptocurrency market, which he said is “rife with fraud, scams and abuse." Gary Gensler, appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the...

Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Aug. 03, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Sherlock went out with a few men she met through dating apps. The dates were “weird,” she said, and not just because they were masked, socially distanced and outdoors. One one occasion, a date remained...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6....

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorce

Aug. 03, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree. The New...

Hit with #MeToo revolt, Blizzard Entertainment chief is out

Aug. 03, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

The president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment is stepping down weeks after the maker of video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over their work...

Carmaker Stellantis reports record 1H margins, $7b profits

Aug. 03, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis said operations are meshing faster than expected since the company's creation with France's Peugeot PSA;s takeover of the Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler, yet snarled global supply chains clipped production by 700,000 vehicles. In the...

Chinese espionage retrial sought for Tennessee researcher

Aug. 03, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking to retry a former University of Tennessee researcher accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Casey Arrowood...

France's Macron uses social media to push for vaccination

Aug. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to popular social media apps in a new push to encourage vaccinations against COVID-19, combat “false information” and reach out to younger people. Filming himself from his summer residency at Fort de Bregancon...