WASHINGTON — Donald Trump wants to create an electric vehicle problem for Joe Biden in Michigan — but the sitting president already has one.
After almost a year of pressure from automakers and industry groups, the Biden administration is expected to soften proposed regulations meant to sharply curb vehicle emissions and promote EVs, two ...Read more
Abygail Liera sympathized when she first read about people who were “quiet quitting,” refusing to go above and beyond at their jobs.
But it wasn’t until a few months later that she understood.
The resident of Los Angeles' Winnetka neighborhood got a new boss and was expected to train him, but when she asked for a raise, she said she was ...Read more
White collar workers at UPS streamed back into the office on Monday, the first day a new policy requiring them to come in person five days a week took effect.
The new policy, announced in January, makes UPS one of the most high-profile Georgia companies to mandate white collar workers report in person since the pandemic.
“Today we welcomed ...Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday its audit of Boeing and supplier Spirit AeroSystems “found multiple instances where the companies allegedly failed to comply with manufacturing quality control requirements.”
The FAA’s six-week audit was prompted by the Jan. 5 incident when a door-sized panel blew out of a Boeing 737-9 Max ...Read more
Another day, another multibillion-dollar regulatory fine from Europe that will barely dent the balance sheet of a technology giant. Only this time the European Commission’s $2 billion penalty against Apple Inc. marks the end of an old, clunky era, and the start of a new one where trust-busters can be quicker and more efficient in policing ...Read more
Nearly a decade after holding its first Microsoft Ignite event in Chicago — and then abruptly pulling up stakes for other cities — the software giant’s annual information technology conference is coming back to McCormick Place in November.
Microsoft’s return engagement, announced Monday, is expected to bring thousands of IT ...Read more
For the first time in more than nine months, Elon Musk is no longer the world’s richest person.
Musk lost his position atop the Bloomberg Billionaires Index to Jeff Bezos after shares in Tesla Inc. tumbled 7.2% on Monday. Musk now has a net worth of $197.7 billion; Bezos’ fortune is $200.3 billion.
It’s the first time that Bezos, 60, ...Read more
A spending deal to keep the federal government operating through September would curb funding available to antitrust enforcers, potentially hindering high-profile investigations into Apple Inc. and Live Nation Entertainment Inc.’s Ticketmaster.
The measure, set to be voted on this week, would limit the Justice Department antitrust division’...Read more
DENVER — Denver International Airport officials on Monday were trying to sort out a baggage system breakdown that blocked about 2,000 bags from flights and delayed travelers on Sunday, the latest of recurring baggage system problems at DIA.
DIA staffers had to manually process and haul bags between 8:30 a.m. and the resumption of “normal”...Read more
Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales grew almost 11% in February, boosted by increases in deliveries of hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker on Monday reported selling 174,192 vehicles last month, up from 157,606 in February 2023. Despite concerns of EV sales not increasing at the rates they once had, their deliveries were up ...Read more
More than 4,000 janitors walked off the job at 100 office Twin Cities office buildings Monday after their union failed to reach contracts with dozens of employers during lengthy weekend bargaining.
Waving signs and chanting "We are the Union" and "Shut it Down," scores of janitors from SEIU Local 26 picketed throughout the day Monday in front ...Read more
Jerome Powell faces heightened pressure this week from Democrats who want interest-rate cuts to keep the economy humming in an election year and Republicans who want him to scrap a plan to boost bank capital.
The Fed chair heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday and Thursday for his semiannual testimony before Congress, two years after the central ...Read more
Insurance industry groups have called it a "bomb-throwing bogus advocacy" group, a "publicity-seeking, dark money front," and an organization out to protect its own "financial $elf-interest$."
These are the kinds of attacks that Harvey Rosenfield and Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group he founded nearly 40 years ago, have come to expect.
California regulators have given the green light for Waymo to expand into Los Angeles County, clearing the way for the driverless taxi service to launch into a new massive market in the coming months.
But the move is sparking protests from local leaders, who have safety concerns after a rocky rollout in San Francisco.
Exactly when Waymo ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Hollywood crew members and their supporters gathered Sunday in the crisp morning air and muddy fields at Encino's Woodley Park in a show of support ahead of contract negotiations that begin this week with the major film and TV studios.
Slogans such as "Fighting for living wages," and "Nothing moves without the crew...Read more
Q: We recently purchased a 2023 EV Hybrid Toyota Rav 4 Prime, and we absolutely love it but have different opinions on how best to charge it. My husband believes that we should plug it in every single time we drive, even if we have used only a few miles of the electric capabilities. I prefer to use up most of the electrical capacity, as we can ...Read more
Nvidia Corp.’s rise is captivating the stock market and driving the S&P 500 Index to new highs. But it also raises cautionary reminders of another investor darling that soared on dreams of a technological transformation, only to tumble back to earth when those hopes turned to disappointment.
That stock belongs to Tesla Inc., which sparked ...Read more
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is laying off a handful of employees on its trust and safety team as part of broader staff cuts, even as it’s asking members of that group to be on standby over the weekend in order to troubleshoot problematic outputs related to its flagship generative AI tool, Gemini.
The cuts in the trust and safety solutions group ...Read more
California state regulators on Friday approved Waymo’s request to allow driverless taxis to operate on the Peninsula.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) stated in a disposition letter that Waymo’s driverless taxis can begin picking up fared passengers immediately.
Waymo’s updated passenger safety plan and the new features ...Read more
The stock market powered ahead amid a renewed rally in technology companies, with traders also sifting through the latest remarks from a slew of Federal Reserve speakers for clues on the interest-rate path.
The S&P 500 topped 5,100 — hitting its 15th record this year. Traders looked past weak economic data amid bets policymakers will be able ...Read more
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