Former Southwest Employee Accuses Company of "Extreme Race Discrimination"
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, 21 September at 05:43
A former Southwest ramp agent is suing the company after he says he was wrongfully terminated and subjected to “extreme race discrimination.” Jamel Parker says when he became a Southwest employee at Houston's Hobby Airport in 2013, a co-worker first ...
American Airlines Is The Latest To Raise Checked-Baggage Fees
NPR, 21 September at 04:31
Airline travelers should prepare to dig deeper or pack lighter, as many of the biggest U.S. airlines have now raised the price for checking luggage. American Airlines, the largest air carrier by passenger volume, is the latest to do so, announcing
Amazon lays creative traps to catch drivers that steal packages
BGR, 21 September at 03:31
Losses attributable to things like theft and fraud cost retailers almost $50 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation. Given the scale of that problem, it's no surprise a giant Internet retail enterprise like Amazon deals with more
CA Bans Plastic Straws Except Upon Request at Full-Service Restaurants
Eater SF, 21 September at 02:38
Starting January 1st, plastic straws will be legally available only upon request at full-service restaurants in California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the new legislation, AB-1884 today, which notably excludes the largest users of plastic straws: fast
Aurora Cannabis Hopes to List Its Shares on a US Stock Exchange as Early as October
Fortune, 21 September at 02:17
In a few short months, Aurora Cannabis has become one of the most-sought after stocks among speculators hoping to get in early on the budding cannabis industry. Now the Canadian company is planning to list its shares in the U.S. as early as next month.
GOP congressman questions Tilray medical-cannabis imports to US
MarketWatch, 21 September at 02:05
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican who is spearheading a medical cannabis reform law, has questioned this week's decision to allow Canada-based Tilray Inc. to import the drug for use in a clinical trial. Tilray TLRY, -17.62% announced early ...
Deadly E. coli outbreak prompts recall of 61 tons of ground beef
NJ.com, 21 September at 02:05
Over 132,000 pounds of ground beef that is likely contaminated with E. coli was recalled Wednesday after one person died and 17 people were sickened. The ground beef, which the feds said came "from the chuck portion of the carcass," was produced on ...
Wells Fargo to cut jobs by 10 percent over 3 years
Washington Post, 21 September at 02:02
Wells Fargo is planning to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, shedding tens of thousands of jobs at the third-largest U.S. bank. Chief executive Tim Sloan made the announcement to employees on Thursday. The bank employs ...
Want a plastic straw in California? You'll have to specifically ask for one
NBCNews.com, 21 September at 01:46
LOS ANGELES — California on Thursday became the first state in the nation to prohibit restaurants from offering plastic straws for drinks unless patrons request them. Gov. Jerry Brown said in a signing message that plastics are "choking our planet
Tesla Loses Supply Management Chief as Exodus Worsens
Bloomberg, 21 September at 01:36
Another Tesla Inc. vice president is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter, as Elon Musk struggles to contain an exodus of senior executives. Liam O'Connor, vice president of global supply management, has resigned from the ...
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