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Amazon fires two employees tied to Staten Island union effort

Amazon fires two employees tied to Staten Island union effort

Workers stand in line to cast ballots for a union election at Amazon’s JFK8 distribution center, in the Staten Island borough of New York City, U.S. March 25, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Amazon has fired two employees tied to an organizing campaign that resulted in the company’s first unionized warehouse in the U.S. Mat …

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The S&P 500 hit its lowest point in a year and notched its fifth weekly loss in a row

Wall Street takes a battering as fears over China’s economy mount

Stocks plunged on Monday on worries that China’s economy is faltering and the rise of interest rates to curb inflation. The S&P 500 hit its lowest point in a year and notched its fifth weekly loss in a row. Everything from bitcoin to crude oil took a beating in U.S., European and Asian markets.   Stocks …

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PMDG Releases the 737 for MSFS Starting with the 737-700

PMDG Releases the 737 for MSFS Starting with the 737-700 – FSElite

The PMDG 737 series for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been launched, starting with the 737-700 model. The Boeing 737 is one of the most popular aircraft in the skies today and is known across the world for being a workhorse. Airlines use the aircraft to fly short and medium-haul routes across the world and now …

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COVID seems to be getting less deadly (and more contagious)

COVID seems to be getting less deadly (and more contagious)

It’s pretty clear why it’s getting more contagious. It’s less clear why it’s getting less deadly. Yesterday the White House’s new COVID coordinator, Ashish Jha, shared some rare good news about the virus. Cases have been rising in the northeast for almost two months. But deaths haven’t. If you look at the case-fatality rate now …

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Russia Says it'll Quit the International Space Station Over Sanctions. Also, Russia Says a lot of Stuff That Doesn't Happen

Russia Says it’ll Quit the International Space Station Over Sanctions. Also, Russia Says a lot of Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

When Russia sent its armed forces into Ukraine amidst accusations of Nazism and NATO aggression, it left most of its credibility behind. What’s left of its credibility is in shreds as Russia lurches towards pariah status. That’s what happens when you unleash your military on your peaceful neighbour and when the body count grows alongside …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked …

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is working with manufactuers to ensure baby formula makes it back on empty shelves

Psaki says FDA working with manufacturers to ensure formula on shelves

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday the Biden administration is working with manufactuers to ensure baby formula makes it back on empty shelves as frantic parents work to ensure their children are fed. ‘Ensuring the availability of these products’ is a ‘priority’ for the Food and Drug Administration, Psaki said at her daily …

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Little concern in NIL market about potential NCAA crackdown: 'It's adorable'

Little concern in NIL market about potential NCAA crackdown: ‘It’s adorable’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The news coming out of last week’s Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 spring meetings was the NCAA’s impending attempt to crack down on schools’ boosters using NIL payments to land recruits. New, clearer NIL guidelines drafted by a subcommittee that includes Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and Big East commissioner …

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Final Fantasy XIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

Final Fantasy XIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

Screenshot: Square Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand …

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30-year fixed mortgage rate reaches highest point since 2009: Freddie Mac

30-year fixed mortgage rate reaches highest point since 2009: Freddie Mac

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate surged to its highest point since 2009, according to Freddie Mac.  (iStock) Mortgage rates climbed once again after a brief pause in increases last week, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage surged to 5.27% annual percentage rate (APR) for the week ending May …

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