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WeWork has emerged from bankruptcy. What's next for the co-working office space provider?

Jun. 12, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork has officially emerged from bankruptcy. And all eyes are on whether its new leadership can guide the long-embattled provider of co-working office space to success. Once a Wall Street darling promising to revolutionize the world of work, WeWork took a stunning...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 07, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. May 31, 2024. Editorial: Fearlessness of exactly the wrong kind from Sen. Susan Collins In attempting to undermine the judicial system and fanning the flames of anti-establishment rabble-rousing and worse, the senator has nailed her colors to...

Sweden's foremost opera and ballet theater fined $300,000 for 2023 fatal fall of stage technician

Jun. 07, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s national theater for opera and ballet, the Stockholm-based Royal Swedish Opera, has been fined 3 million kronor ($300,000) after a stage technician died last year when he fell around 13 meters (more than 40 feet) from a balcony as he was carrying out work...

Nashville to launch investigation into complaint alleging police lobbied to gut oversight panel

May. 31, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Freddie O'Connell on Friday announced an independent investigation following a complaint alleging the police department actively lobbied to gut the city's community oversight board, as well as a number of other misconduct claims. The...

Boeing tells federal regulators how it plans to fix aircraft safety and quality problems

May. 30, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

Boeing officials explained their plan to improve manufacturing quality and safety during a three-hour meeting Thursday with federal officials, who will continue restrictions they placed on the company after one of its jetliners suffered a blowout of a fuselage panel in January. ...

Best Buy and Kohl's extends streak of quarterly sales slumps as Americans focus on the essentials

May. 30, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The earnings results from Best Buy and Kohl's, announced Thursday, offer the latest evidence of consumers' cautious spending amid a challenging economic environment. Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, reported another quarterly drop in sales...

Bike shops boomed early in the pandemic. It’s been a bumpy ride for most ever since

May. 29, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

For the nation’s bicycle shops, the past few years have probably felt like the business version of the Tour de France, with numerous twists and turns testing their endurance. Early in the pandemic, a surge of interest in cycling pushed sales up 64% to $5.4 billion in 2020,...

Lawsuit alleges racial harassment at a Maine company that makes COVID-19 swabs

May. 29, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based company that makes COVID-19 test swabs is being sued for allegedly condoning or refusing to stop racial harassment against a Black former employee at a plant that opened during a pandemic production surge. While working at a Puritan Medical...

UN rights group says Japan needs to do more to counter human rights abuses

May. 29, 2024 07:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A group working under the U.N. Human Rights Council has issued a wide-ranging report about rights in Japan, including discrimination against minorities and unhealthy working conditions. The report, issued this week in Geneva, recommended various changes in Japan, such...

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

May. 20, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement. Those are some of the highlights of a survey released Monday of more than a million...