McDonalds workers set to strike over sexual harassment

Protest planned for 18 September will be the first multi-state strike in the US specifically targeting sexual harassment McDonalds fast-food restaurant workers have voted to stage a one-day strike at outlets in 10 US cities next week, in hopes of pressuring the company to take stronger steps against sexual harassment…

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Trump: US will quit World Trade Organization unless it ‘shapes up’

In Bloomberg interview, president criticises organization and lauds plan on China tariffs, driving down US equities Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if it doesnt shape up and treat the US better. The US president issued the threat against the international…

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The End of the Global Housing Boom

From London to Sydney and Beijing to New York, house prices in some of the world’s most sought-after cities are heading south. Tax changes to damp demand, values out of kilter with affordability and tougher lending standards have combined to undermine the market. That could have wider implications because the…

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MGM Resorts Suffers Backlash After Suing Shooting Victims

It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest casino owner on the Las Vegas Strip. “Was going to stay in November already changed my reservations,” a man named Brandon Tur wrote on Twitter. “One…

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Mark Zuckerberg Tops Warren Buffett to Becomethe Worlds Third-Richest Person

Facebook Inc. co-founder Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent, according to the

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General Motors warns Trump: tariffs could lead to ‘smaller GM’ and fewer jobs

Car giant, which employs 18,000 people worldwide, follows Harley-Davidson in warning Trump that tariffs policy is mistake General Motors warned on Friday that expansive US tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to a smaller GM and risks isolating US businesses from the global market.…

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Americans Still Arent Saving, Despite the Booming Economy

Despite recent job gains, rising wages and falling unemployment, almost a quarter of Americans said they still have no emergency savings, according to an annual Bankrate.com report released Wednesday. The number of Americans who said they have no money readily available in either a checking, savings or money market account fell to a…

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When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the…

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Seattle Poised to Repeal Tax On Amazon and Large Employers

Under pressure from businesses and homeowners, the Seattle City Council is poised to repeal a tax on large employers like Amazon.com Inc. less than a month after it passed the tax unanimously. The council said it will hold a vote Tuesday and signaled it would reverse its earlier move. The…

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How Canada’s Sacred Cows and 270% Tariffs Set Trump Off at G-7

The Group of Seven ended with an explosion — Donald Trump unloaded on Justin Trudeau and washed his hands of the summit. And he blamed Canadian milk. Trump spent much of the G-7 complaining about Canadian dairy tariffs, mentioning it repeatedly Friday during a leaders’ session on trade, one official…

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Ikea commits to phase out single-use plastic products by 2020

Global retailer with 363 stores says it wants to help customers live more sustainably Ikea is to phase out all single-use plastic products from its stores and restaurants by 2020 amid growing concern about the effects of plastic on the environment. Ikea said plastic straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, bin…

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