Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht

Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press December 4, 2021, 8:31 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UTRECHT, Netherlands — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on … Read more

Bird launches accessible mobility service in San Diego for those with disabilities

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Bird Global announced Friday that it has launched an accessible mobility program in the city of San Diego, allowing residents and visitors with disabilities to reserve and use “accessible vehicles” such as electric wheelchairs. Partnering with mobility scooter and wheelchair rental company ScootAround, Bird says customers can access the fleet of … Read more

Hiring slowed sharply in November, even before omicron, with 210,000 jobs added | Houston Public Media

MIAMI BEACH- NOVEMBER 05: A ”Now Hiring” sign hangs above the entrance to a McDonald’s restaurant on November 05, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. The Labor Department reported today that the U.S. job market in October showed that non-farm payrolls rose more than expected and that the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%. Updated December 3, … Read more

Banning US oil exports would be a ‘gift to OPEC and Putin,’ Big Oil CEO says

But American Petroleum Institute CEO Mike Sommers told CNN that the powerful oil-and-gas trade group is “absolutely” taking the risk of an export ban seriously, including by leaning on moderate Democrats to talk White House officials out of the idea. “We’re marshalling all of our forces. We’re doing everything we can,” Sommers said during an … Read more

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a statement noting the bill signing and thanking congressional leaders for their work. Earlier in the … Read more

Boots owner plans £5bn sale of chemist chain

Until recently Boots has faced criticism for refusing to invest in its shops. But under Sebastian James, the former Dixons Carphone boss, stores have been modernised in a move that some speculated was priming the business for a sale. In addition, sluggish trading has turned a corner. It has long been a laggard among Walgreens’ … Read more

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a still-solid 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer December 3, 2021, 2:32 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, … Read more

China’s Didi to leave US stock market amid tech crackdown

BEIJING — Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Global Inc. said Friday it will pull out of the U.S. stock market and shift its listing to Hong Kong as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over tech industries. The one-sentence announcement on Didi’s social media account gave no explanation, but the company’s U.S. market debut in June … Read more

Striking Kellogg’s Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg’s has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union also includes cost of living adjustments in the second through the fifth years of … Read more