General Motors Co. white-collar employees will be expected to return to the office three days a week later this year, the company said Friday.
A specific timeframe for when employees will begin work under the new system was not released. The move comes after GM last year introduced a "Work Appropriately" model that gave GM teams the flexibility...Read more
Qualcomm has long sought to gain traction with automakers as an avenue toward diversifying its business beyond the maturing smartphone market.
This week, the mobile technology firm — and San Diego's largest publicly traded company — laid out the milestones of its efforts so far, including a pipeline of orders from car makers that's reached ...Read more
California has long been known as the country’s priciest place to fill up your tank, but these days the Golden State is “completely out of whack.”
As gas prices plummeted around the nation in recent weeks, California’s price at the pump has rebounded with a vengeance to an average of $5.58 a gallon.
That’s $1.89 more than the ...Read more
It's all fun and games until the power line blows up.
Foil balloons commonly festooned at celebratory events such as birthdays and graduations inadvertently cause thousands of power outages. The shiny, metallic exterior of the balloons, such as Mylar, are electrically conductive and if they float into and get tangled in power lines, they can ...Read more
It's been a rough couple of weeks on the stock market, ending recently with a warning from FedEX about a downturn in the global economy that sent shares tumbling.
FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam said on CNBC that he believed a recession was impending for the global economy. He cited the company's weakening global shipment volumes as a reason for his ...Read more
Illinois residents have until Saturday to submit claims for their cut of a $100 million class-action settlement reached this spring in a lawsuit against Google over alleged violations of the state’s biometric privacy law.
Anyone who appeared in a photo on Google Photos between May 1, 2015, and April 25, 2022, while they were an Illinois ...Read more
Technology job paychecks grew fastest in Philadelphia this year, according to a new survey of employers and workers by Hired.com.
Philadelphia posted the largest growth in average local tech salaries — a nearly 12% increase from $127,000 in 2021 to $142,000 in 2022 — compared with 15 other large U.S. metro areas, including Silicon Valley....Read more
Turkeys are selling for record high prices ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as a resurgence of bird flu wipes out supplies across the U.S.
Avian influenza is devastating egg and turkey operations in the heartland of the country. If just one bird gets it, the entire flock is culled in order to stop the spread. Millions of hens and turkeys have ...Read more
General Motors Co. is investing $760 million at its Toledo Propulsion Systems plant for the production of drive units that will be used for future battery electric trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC Hummer EVs, the company said Friday.
The Ohio factory is the first of GM's U.S. powertrain or propulsion-related ...Read more
Political PR and advertising firms in California are going to owe Gov. Gavin Newsom a huge favor. That's because by signing the so-called Fast Recovery Act on Sept. 5, he opened the door to what could be hundreds of millions of dollars in spending by fast-food companies to kill it.
The act — formally the Fast Food Accountability and Standards...Read more
Ms. Magazine recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party in New York, and as a former staff member I was invited to attend. I went not knowing quite what to expect.
It's a complicated moment for women's rights. The term "feminist" is no longer as contentious as it once was, but recent events, including the exposure of systemic sexual ...Read more
Nations are being forced to go it alone in erecting defenses against the relentless strength of the almighty greenback, with no sign that governments are willing to act in concert.
Fueled by hawkish Federal Reserve policy, U.S. economic strength and investors in search of a haven from market swoons, the greenback is surging relentlessly against...Read more
While Joe Biden was busy throttling the latest Corvette with car executives at the Detroit auto show last week, much of the rest of the industry filed into a jam-packed convention center about 30 miles west for a forum the president also managed to rev up.
The Battery Show saw its biggest attendance yet: 15,000 people, up 64% from last year and...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Jet fuel prices have been dropping dramatically since May, and the nation's airlines now have more workers on staff than before the pandemic.
So Americans preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas travel should expect lower airfares and fewer delays and cancellations, right?
Don't get your hopes up.
Ticket prices for domestic ...Read more
Everyone everywhere is constantly telling you what to do. It’s a constant when growing up, and it continues once you’re older, as advertising tells you what to drink, smoke or wear. Your clergyman tells you when you’re sinful. Even your pet tells you to feed it, usually by barking or meowing.
And now, cars have joined this cantankerous ...Read more
Sometime in the next decade, Disney World visitors could venture into Maleficent’s castle or sit down for a meal in the village of Santa Cecilia from Pixar’s 2017 film “Coco” — but Disney could also scrap plans long before the first guest sets foot inside.
In an unusual move for the company, Disney executives pitched early-concept, or...Read more
SUMMIT POINT, West Virginia — Powered by a 1.5-liter Honda Fit engine, the F1600 class is one of my favorite open-wheel, so-called “Formula” racing classes. It’s a showcase for relentless wheel-to-wheel driving, some of the country’s best up-and-coming teenage drivers on the Road to Indy — and for Honda’s reliable engine technology...Read more
For financial nerds, the Big Three are not LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh of the NBA’s Miami Heat circa 2012. The Big Three of inflation are not nearly as flashy, but they are the stars dominating the field.
Rent, home ownership costs and eating out are what the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas refer to as the Big Three of inflation. ...Read more
As California prepared for what would be a record-setting heat wave this month, so too did workers at an Amazon air freight hub in San Bernardino.
They distributed among a dozen colleagues handheld thermometers to covertly document workplace temperatures, then compiled the results in a first-of-its kind report about conditions at Amazon during ...Read more
The Federal Reserve is inching toward acknowledging how painful its inflation fight is likely to be, but it’s still a lot closer to the optimists than the pessimists.
On a day when it raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage point to a range of 3% to 3.25%, the Fed also released economic projections showing that its median forecast for ...Read more
- GM tells white-collar employees to return to office 3 days a week
- Qualcomm gains traction with automakers as order backlog swells to $30 billion
- California gas is 'out of whack' – nearly $2 more than national average
- What if carbon border taxes applied to all carbon – fossil fuels, too?
- Could we be heading toward a global recession?