More than 2 million Southern California Edison residential customers are about to be switched to new rate plans.
Approximately half this number will see their monthly bills go down, the utility says. A million or so may see their bills rise by a few bucks.
And roughly 100,000 Edison customers could see their electricity bills climb by hundreds...Read more
A class action lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the poultry industry may mean a little extra grocery money in your pocket.
The class action lawsuit, known as The Broiler Chicken Antitrust suit, alleges that “defendants and their co-conspirators conspired to restrict the supply of, and fix, raise, and stabilize the price ...Read more
What does a Chinese property developer and the U.S. government have in common?
The real estate firm needs to pay some back, and Uncle Sam needs to be able to borrow more. How they meet or miss these obligations may dominate investor attention in the week ahead.
First, China real estate. Evergrande Group is coming up short of its ...Read more
As companies struggle to find workers in a labor market disrupted by the pandemic, there are signs that the competition for talent is benefiting an often-sidelined group: the estimated one in three U.S. adults who have a criminal record.
Job boards aimed at this population say they are getting busier. One such marketplace, Honest Jobs, had 158 ...Read more
Q: We have a new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E and have a question regarding remote charging stations.
We have noticed many of the charging stations located in shopping center parking lots say, “Tesla cars only.” Does this mean only Teslas can charge at these locations? I do realize most of these units were installed when only Teslas were on the...Read more
No matter how much money you have — or don’t have — everyone loves a bargain. So what if I said you can buy a new 2021 Jaguar sedan at a price that’s $7,105 lower than last year, yet it has a dramatically improved interior, updated infotainment system and styling updates? You’d say, tell me more.
OK, I will. For 2021, Jaguar has cut ...Read more
Aurora Innovation, a California-based self-driving technology company, this week begins testing autonomous trucks made by Washington-based Paccar, hauling FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston. The pilot marks the next phase of a partnership between the three companies that was announced in January.
"There's nothing that will be more ...Read more
As more employers require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, more workers are finding religion. Or rather, "sincerely held religious beliefs" that, they say, prevent them from getting the shots.
Hundreds of Los Angeles firefighters have sought exemptions from the city's vaccine mandate for religious or medical reasons, and ...Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Fisker Karma and Tesla Model S exploded into our lives in 2011. With stunning looks, sci-fi technology, dashing CEOs — even $500 million each in investment from the Obama/Biden administration — the four-door exotics promised a wild ride into the EV future.
But while Tesla soared, Fisker flamed out.
Burdened by a ...Read more
The ongoing pandemic-related stress surely must be worth a free gift, bonus or some sort of discount somewhere.
Unfortunately, we're seeing an onslaught of texts promoting fake COVID-19-themed discounts and deals.
The Better Business Bureau mentions two specific scams that are hitting consumers in September.
There's the text pretending to be ...Read more
Wish you could generate extra income by owning a rental property? Looking for a close and affordable home for your aging parents? Need a place for your recent college graduate to stay until they find a job? You may be in luck.
More lawmakers across the country are adopting legislation to enable property owners to add a separate living space to ...Read more
Many comparisons have been made lately between the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and the apocalypse at China Evergrande Group, the world’s most indebted real estate developer. But they are nowhere close. Lehman was a top-tier investment bank that went from good to bad during the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis. On the other hand, ...Read more
The United Auto Workers is hailing its new auditing guidelines as a "deterrent" to corruption after its auditors discovered more than $2 million in improper expenditures of union dues at Local 412 in Warren, Mich., whose members include Stellantis NV workers.
The Local 412 financial secretary has been suspended, the UAW confirmed. The union's ...Read more
More than 60% of the nearly 400,000 U.S. workers Amazon hired into its lowest-paying hourly roles between 2018 and 2020 were Black or Hispanic, and more than half were women, according to new employee demographic data for the years 2019 and 2020.
Meanwhile, the company's highest-paid tiers remain overwhelmingly white or Asian and male, despite ...Read more
Amazon and other warehouse operators across California will face new regulation of their labor practices under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday evening.
The first-of-its-kind legislation, AB 701, gives Amazon and other warehouse workers new power to fight quotas, which critics say have fostered dangerous conditions by pressuring ...Read more
Comcast has launched a new streaming device called XiOne, its first to be available for all of its customers worldwide.
The streaming box and voice remote — which let customers access Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, and other online video subscriptions — is already available in Italy and Germany for customers of Sky, the Comcast-owned European TV ...Read more
The global semiconductor shortage will cost $210 billion in lost revenues this year, estimates AlixPartners LLP, up 91% from the firm's previous May forecast of $110 billion.
Additionally, the global consulting firm with roots in Metro Detroit now expects the industry to lose production of 7.7 million vehicles this year, a 97% increase from the...Read more
Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, led by a surge in claims in California, a sign of choppy weekly data as the labor market continues its broad recovery.
Initial unemployment claims in regular state programs rose to 351,000 in the week ended Sept. 18, Labor Department data showed Thursday. The median ...Read more
Q: For the last several months, my condo association has accused me of missing two payments from several years ago that they apparently just discovered. I paid my dues with online bill pay and provided the association with proof of payment for those two months. The property manager is still asking for the “missed” payments and refuses to ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Retired four-star general and former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote admiring messages to Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes after she told him of her startup’s technology, but after he joined the board he came to question her promises, jurors heard at Holmes’ criminal fraud trial Wednesday.
“There just came ...Read more
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