Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs.
The Treasury Department says it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.
Roughly 1 million state residents will have access to emergency food benefits following a settlement reached this week in a lawsuit filed last year against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
About 59% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within two weeks of hitting the market.
America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 61,000 last week to 719,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more businesses reopen, vaccines are increasingly administered and federal aid spreads through the economy.
PayPal announced on Tuesday that it will be launching “Checkout with Crypto,” which allows users to pay with cryptocurrency when making purchases online.
Uber's new Mission Bay headquarters opened on Monday but is only allowing 20% of its workers back and on a voluntary basis.
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped a nickel per gallon over the past two weeks to $2.94.
A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities made new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial waterway.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign the economy is improving.
President Joe Biden approved the stimulus payments last week.
In January, California beat an almost 18-year record for a single month's home sales and pricing spike. The last time prices and sales rocketed up more than 20% in a single month? August 2003.
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 25 cents a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.89. The highest average price in the nation is $3.86 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.
California's counties and large cities can expect to receive money from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in two parts with the first coming in 60 days from Thursday.
As the Dream Act continues to hobble through Congress, the human toll on innocent, undocumented immigrant young people continues to create nightmares.
The House passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $1,400 stimulus checks for many Americans. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law in his first major legislative win.
The federal government is auctioning off a Bitcoin, or at least part of one. The General Services Administration made the announcement on Monday.
Senators worked through the night on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill and have approved the package with a 50-49 vote. The bill is on track to pass in the House next week.