U.S. Electric Costs Outpace Inflation Amid Heatwave

Electricity prices surged by nearly twice as much as overall inflation across the United States, new federal data show, putting life-saving air conditioning out of reach for a growing number of Americans struggling to pay utility bills. The average cost of electricity bills last month rose by 4.4% compared to June of last year, surpassing

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Snapchat To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit In California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Snapchat Inc. will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by California’s civil rights agency that claimed the company discriminated against female employees, failed to prevent workplace sexual harassment and retaliated against women who complained. The settlement with Snapchat Inc., which owns the popular disappearing-message app by the same name,

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Amazon Fined Millions For Alleged Warehouse Safety Violations

California’s labor commissioner has fined Amazon $5.9 million for allegedly violating the state’s new warehouse safety law. Officials announced Tuesday that they had issued citations to the online retail giant for failing to disclose productivity quotas to employees at two distribution centers in Southern California. Under a law enacted in 2021, employers who operate warehouses

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Vilka är utmaningarna med att implementera solenergi i Stockholm?

att implementera solenergi i Stockholm Solenergi har stor potential att stödja hållbar utveckling och stadens ambitioner att minska sina utsläpp av växthusgaser. Det kan bland annat göras genom att ersätta fossila bränslen med solkraft för att producera el och värme. Det bidrar också till att öka energieffektiviteten och främja elektrifieringen av transporter, vilket har positiva

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Feds Sue Hyundai, Alleging Child Labor In Alabama

The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Hyundai, accusing the auto manufacturer of “oppressive child labor” in its Alabama supply chain. The complaint alleges that a 13-year-old worked up to 50-60 hours a week on the assembly line of a Hyundai supplier in the city of Luverne. The factory there produces parts,

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Nickel Prices Are Rising Due To Riots In New Caledonia

The deadly riots that broke out earlier this month in the French territory of New Caledonia are pushing up the price of nickel, a key metal needed to transition off fossil fuels that has gotten more expensive as global conflicts affect the market. The South Pacific archipelago, located roughly 1,000 miles off Australia’s east coast,

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Mercedes Hired Anti-Union Consultants At Alabama Plant

Mercedes-Benz USA hired a large team of anti-union consultants to help the company defeat an organizing effort by the United Auto Workers union earlier this month, according to new disclosures with the Labor Department. The filings show the automaker contracted with three consulting firms to bring on at least 11 “persuaders” to hold meetings with

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