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Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers

Feb. 04, 2023 10:29 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Union members voted down a contract proposal covering tens of thousands of Walt Disney World service workers, saying it didn't go far enough toward helping employees face cost-of-living hikes in housing and other expenses in central Florida. The unions said...

Half Moon Bay farmworkers processing shooting as jobs resume

Feb. 03, 2023 20:05 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Barely a week after their colleagues were fatally shot, workers were back picking mushrooms at a farm in northern California. They say they have practical and emotional reasons for such a quick return -- they need to earn a living and find strength being with people...

Treasury makes more electric SUVs eligible for tax credits

Feb. 03, 2023 16:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Friday it is making more electric vehicles — including SUVs made by Tesla, Ford and General Motors — eligible for tax credits of up to $7,500 under new vehicle classification definitions. The revised standards for EV tax credits...

Activision Blizzard settles SEC charges for $35 million

Feb. 03, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Government regulators announced Friday that videogame maker Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $35 million to settle charges that it failed to maintain controls to collect and assess workplace complaints with regard to disclosure requirements and violated a federal whistleblower protection rule....

REI lays off 167 at HQ, cites ‘increasing uncertainty’

Feb. 01, 2023 21:22 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Outdoor company REI has laid off more than 100 people from its headquarters in and around Seattle, citing “increasing uncertainty” and a need to be profitable. President and CEO Eric Artz said in a letter to employees on Tuesday that 167 people lost their jobs,...

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

Jan. 31, 2023 22:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has...

PayPal to cut 2,000 jobs in latest tech company cost-cutting

Jan. 31, 2023 17:02 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — PayPal said Tuesday it will trim about 7% of its total workforce, or about 2,000 full-time workers, as the digital payments company contends with what it calls “the challenging macro-economic environment.” PayPal said it will make the cuts over several...

Tech industry job cuts come rapidly and in big numbers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:31 PM EST

In just the past month there have been nearly 50,000 job cuts across the technology sector. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past several years due to a demand for their products, software and services surged with millions of people working remotely. However, even...

Auto dealership settles pricing discrimination allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts auto dealership has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged Black and Hispanic customers more than white customers for certain add-on products such as paint protection and remote starters, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. ...

Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Jan. 28, 2023 05:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Struggling U.K. regional airline Flybe collapsed for the second time in three years Saturday, putting jobs on the line and leaving passengers stranded. The airline initially slumped into bankruptcy in March 2020, shedding 2,400 jobs, as coronavirus restrictions...