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MGM Rewards app still zapped after cyberattack

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Several features on the MGM Rewards app remain inaccessible to customers more than two weeks after a cyberattack on MGM Resorts International led to nationwide shutdowns of several of its computer systems.

The app, where guests usually can check their loyalty program points and rewards, check in and out of a hotel stay and receive a digital key...Read more

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Nevada signs lithium trade agreement with Ontario

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Nevada is teaming up with Canada’s most-populated province in hopes of boosting economic development opportunities in the modern-day gold rush for lithium.

Gov. Joe Lombardo and Ontario Premier Doug Ford signed a memorandum of understanding this week aimed at boosting trade and investments in lithium extraction and green energy development ...Read more

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UAW adding GM, Ford SUV plants to strike

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As the United Auto Workers widened its strike Friday against two of Detroit's automakers, union President Shawn Fain insisted "talks have not broke down" as the expanding work stoppage moves into its third week — unnerving suppliers and business leaders worried about longer-term damage and prompting angry words from the CEOs of both companies....Read more

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After three months of rolling strikes, second LA hotel reaches tentative agreement with union

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LOS ANGELES — After nearly three months of sporadic strikes at dozens of hotels in Southern California, the union representing workers at one property — the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles — announced Friday that it has reached a tentative deal for higher pay and benefits.

The union, Unite Here Local 11, said in a written statement that ...Read more

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UAW adding GM, Ford SUV plants to strike

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The United Auto Workers is again expanding its strike, now targeting General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. SUV plants, while Jeep maker Stellantis NV received a pass this week following progress made in negotiations, the union’s president said Friday.

Workers at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly facility in Michigan and Ford’s Chicago ...Read more

Ford's Farley claims UAW is 'holding the deal hostage over battery plants'

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Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley on Friday accused the United Auto Workers of "holding the deal hostage" over the automaker's four planned battery plants in the United States.

Farley's remarks about ongoing contract negotiations with the UAW came on the heels of the union expanding its strike to two more plants: Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, ...Read more


Samsung 'was hoist with its own petard' in court ruling that could cost it millions for alleged violations of Illinois biometric privacy law

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A terms of service agreement — that long list of legalese that most people ignore — could cost Samsung millions of dollars in a mass arbitration action over the Illinois biometric privacy law.

A Chicago federal judge ruled the South Korean electronics giant must pay more than $4 million in filing fees to begin an arbitration case brought by...Read more

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United Airlines pilots approve costliest US contract worth $10.2 billion

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. pilots approved a new four-year contract that is the costliest ever at a U.S. carrier, providing a cumulative increase in total compensation of as much as 40.2% over the life of the agreement.

The contract, with $10.2 billion in value over the four-year term, leaves Southwest Airlines Co. alone among the four ...Read more

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Starbucks illegally kept wages, benefits from union workers

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Starbucks Corp. broke federal labor law when it boosted wages and benefits only for workers in non-unionized stores across the U.S. last year, a National Labor Relations Board judge held.

Thursday’s decision from Administrative Law Judge Mara-Louise Anzalone marks the first nationwide ruling against the coffee giant amid its resistance to a ...Read more

US near-term inflation expectations fall to lowest since 2021

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U.S. near-term inflation expectations fell to the lowest level since early 2021 in September while sentiment eased.

Consumers expect prices will climb at an annual rate of 3.2% over the next year, down from 3.5% in August, according to the final September reading from the University of Michigan. They see costs rising 2.8% over the next five to ...Read more

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In Santa Monica, officials will pay you not to drive your car

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Would you be willing to give up driving your car if the government paid you?

Residents of Santa Monica, California, will be contemplating that question as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority rolls out a new pilot program.

In partnership with the city of Santa Monica, Metro's "One Car Challenge" will pay 200 residents ...Read more

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With gas prices again on the rise, relief could be on the way

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With fuel prices steadily climbing again nationwide, Southern California residents are experiencing some of the worst pain at the pump, thanks to a string of issues at local refineries.

A move by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to switch to winter-blend fuel earlier than usual, however, could bring relief within weeks.

From Wednesday to Thursday,...Read more


Auto review: 2023 Lexus LS500 is lusciously luxurious

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The 2023 Lexus LS500 AWD has arrived in Grasso's Garage, and what a ride it is! It's the kind of ride a VIP would expect while being being chauffeured. The rear seats are amazingly comfortable. They recline, offer massaging options, and feature even more legroom and engineering specifically designed for livery companies or busy executives who ...Read more


Auto review: Screaming Z06 is a Ferrari with a 'Vette badge

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PONTIAC, Michigan — Some road warriors like to crank up Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” Others prefer Tom Cochrane’s “Life is a Highway” or AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”

I’ll take the Chevy Corvette Z06’s flat-plane crank overhead-cam V-8 engine.

Wound at 8,500 RPM around M1 Concourse’s 1.5-mile circuit in Pontiac — ...Read more


Henry Payne: Honda debuts roomy, pricey, Ultium-based Prologue EV

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Honda Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled the Prologue SUV, its first electric vehicle for the U.S. market. It’s also the first Honda vehicle built in partnership with General Motors Co. on the Detroit automaker's Ultium battery platform.

With a targeted price of under $50,000 and an estimated range of 300 miles, Prologue is aimed at the meat of ...Read more

UAW adding GM, Ford SUV plants to strike

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United Auto Workers are expected to walk out of SUV plants owned by General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., while Jeep maker Stellantis NV got a pass this week following progress made in negotiations, the union’s president said on Friday.

Workers at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Michigan and Ford’s Chicago Assembly plant in ...Read more

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Auto review: The Audi RS e-tron GT offers a different flavor from its Porsche sibling

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Brands hold sway, even if their products differ little. They possess a powerful hold over a purchasing decision. Consider the Audi RS e-tron GT, the automaker’s first battery-electric grand touring sedan that debuted for the 2022 model year. Given its price – our 2023 Audi RS e-tron GT test car started at $143,900 – would you choose it ...Read more

Canada's Unifor sets Oct. 9 deadline for contract with GM

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Canadian autoworkers union Unifor said it has set an Oct. 9 deadline to reach a tentative agreement with General Motors.

"Unifor informed GM that the union has set a negotiating deadline for Monday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m.," officials said Thursday in a bargaining update on its website.

The announcement comes about four days after its members ...Read more

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Tesla sued for 'widespread and ongoing' racial harassment at California plant

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Tesla Inc. for "widespread and ongoing" racial harassment of its Black employees and for retaliating against workers who spoke out about the problem, the federal agency announced Thursday.

Since at least 2015, "Black employees at Tesla's Fremont, California, manufacturing facilities have...Read more

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Microsoft-Google peace deal broke down over search on duo

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A five-year truce between rivals Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. came crashing down in 2020 when the tech giants found themselves at odds over their competing web-search businesses, according to testimony at the U.S. government’s antitrust trial against Google.

After a decade of fights, the companies forged a non-aggression pact in 2016, ...Read more