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Britain has ‘too many’ low-skilled migrants, interior minister says

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Britain has too many low-skilled migrant workers and very high numbers of international students, who often brought dependents with them, the country’s new interior minister Suella Braverman said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday newspaper. Braverman said new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government aimed to stick to a … Read more

United Airlines to halt service at New York’s JFK airport in October

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Friday it will suspend service in late October to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). Earlier this month, United had threatened to take the action if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not grant the air carrier additional flights. United has been flying just … Read more

Tesla previews humanoid robot, but Musk cautions it is not ready just yet

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Friday the electric vehicle maker’s eagerly anticipated humanoid robot ‘Optimus’ would cost under $20,000 and cautioned it still had way to go before becoming fully functional. “There’s still a lot of work to be done to refine Optimus and prove it,” Musk … Read more

More than 1,600 bus drivers at London United secure 10% pay rise – union

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A British workers union said it has secured a 10% pay rise for 1,600 bus drivers at transport company London United after four days of strikes last month led to further talks with the employer. “This was a hard fought victory. … Read more

Fraudsters likely stole $45.6 billion from U.S. COVID unemployment insurance program

FILE PHOTO – An empty hospital bed sits inside the former Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, U.S., April 12, 2022. Picture taken April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Fraudsters likely … Read more

U.S. rents surge, leaving behind generation of younger workers

Sept 21 (Reuters) – The cost of renting a home in the United States is surging and young workers have felt the sharpest pain, many of them taking on additional jobs or roommates to afford housing costs. Household rents in 2021 jumped 10% from pre-pandemic levels, according to Census Bureau estimates released last week. The … Read more

Uber investigating ‘cybersecurity incident’ after report of breach

An Uber office is shown in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 15 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said on Thursday it was investigating a cybersecurity incident, after a report that its network was breached and the company had to shut … Read more

U.S. railroad strike averted with deal brokered by Biden administration

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Major U.S. railroads and unions secured a tentative deal on Thursday after 20 hours of intense talks brokered by President Joe Biden’s administration to avert a rail shutdown that could have hit food and fuel supplies across the country and beyond. If they accept the deal that was announced at … Read more

Biden, unions, rail executives struggle for deal as shutdown looms

DETROIT/LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials hosted labor contract talks late on Wednesday to avert a potential rail shutdown that could disrupt cargo shipments and impede food and fuel supplies, but one small union rejected a deal and Amtrak canceled all long-distance passenger trips. Railroads including Union Pacific (UNP.N), Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRKa.N) … Read more

Albany kebab shop’s job ad for ‘girls only’ sparks discussion on gender discrimination

A West Australian kebab shop has asked for “girls only” in an employment ad with the owner saying it is because girls are “more gentle and friendly”, sparking a gender discrimination discussion. Key points: A kebab store in Albany is asking for “girls only” in an online job ad The Equal Opportunity Commission says there are some … Read more