Woman who falsely accused Black bird-watcher loses lawsuit against ex-employer

Woman who falsely accused Black bird-watcher loses lawsuit against ex-employer

A view of the judge’s chair in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The white woman who falsely told police she was threatened … Read more

U.S. railroad strike averted with deal brokered by Biden administration

U.S. railroad strike averted with deal brokered by Biden administration

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Major U.S. railroads and unions secured a tentative deal on Thursday after 20 hours of intense talks brokered by President Joe Biden’s administration to avert a rail shutdown that could have hit food and fuel supplies across the country and beyond. If they accept the deal that was announced at … Read more

Biden, unions, rail executives struggle for deal as shutdown looms

Biden, unions, rail executives struggle for deal as shutdown looms

DETROIT/LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials hosted labor contract talks late on Wednesday to avert a potential rail shutdown that could disrupt cargo shipments and impede food and fuel supplies, but one small union rejected a deal and Amtrak canceled all long-distance passenger trips. Railroads including Union Pacific (UNP.N), Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRKa.N) … Read more

Starbucks executives, directors are sued over diversity policies

Starbucks executives, directors are sued over diversity policies

FILE PHOTO:A Starbucks coffee shop is seen in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 31 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) executives and directors have been sued by a conservative think tank that believes the coffee chain’s efforts to promote diversity amount … Read more

Former Apple car engineer pleads guilty to trade secret theft

Former Apple car engineer pleads guilty to trade secret theft

Aug 22 (Reuters) – A former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) engineer on Monday pleaded guilty to trade secret theft – one of two people accused of stealing trade secrets from the iPhone maker’s nascent self-driving car program. U.S. federal prosecutors have alleged that Xiaolang Zhang downloaded the plan for a circuit board for Apple’s self-driving after … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency board calls for railroad wage hikes to resolve contract talks

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency board calls for railroad wage hikes to resolve contract talks

U.S. President Joe Biden walks to Air Force One as he departs for Washington, D.C., from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s emergency board tasked with helping major freight railroads and … Read more

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

Ex-JPMorgan traders ‘ripped off’ metals market, prosecutor says at trial

Ex-JPMorgan traders ‘ripped off’ metals market, prosecutor says at trial

July 8 (Reuters) – Three former JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) employees worked together to scam other traders in the precious metals futures market, a U.S. prosecutor told a jury during opening statements in a closely watched criminal trial in Chicago on Friday. The bank’s former global precious metals desk head Michael Nowak, precious metals … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Giuliani hit with ethics charges by Washington D.C. authorities over false election claims

Giuliani hit with ethics charges by Washington D.C. authorities over false election claims

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The District of Columbia office that polices attorneys for ethical misconduct filed charges on Friday against President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, over baseless claims he made in federal court alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen. The D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel alleges that Giuliani, who is a … Read more