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Treating Every Rider Like A Friend

As riders return to transit, Metro is recruiting more part-time operators and providing paid training, comprehensive benefits and a generous starting wage.

Mcdonald’s Is Leaving Russia Altogether

After temporarily shutting down more than 800 restaurants following the invasion of Ukraine, McDonald's has decided to leave Russia altogether.

The Fed Has A New Plan To Avoid Recession: Party Like It’s 1994

Earlier this month Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announced a half-percentage-piont increase in interest rates, the largest hike in over two decades. Powell also indicated that he wouldn't hesitate to do it again — a move straight out of the central bank's 1994 playbook, when the Fed last tempered the US economy and successfully executed a so-called soft landing.

As The Spirit From George Floyd Wanes, Black Businesses Are Still Looking For A Successful Path To Recovery

It has been two years since the death of George Floyd and COVID-19 engulfed the health of a nation. If there is a silver lining in all of the chaos, it is that an awareness around social justice was born out of the ashes.

Northwest Center Names Courtney McGhee As New Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Engagement Coordinator

The Northwest Center (NWC) is adding to its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) commitment by adding a new position and new steering committee to the NWC team that provides reception and other office support services on the Amazon campus. Corporate Receptionist Courtney McGhee has been named Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Engagement Coordinator, a role that she has taken on part-time in addition to her reception work.

Consumer Debt Soared By $52 billion In March

   By Alicia Wallace, CNN Business (CNN) -- Americans are racking up debt at record rates. Consumer debt levels for March 2022 climbed by $52.4 billion, an...

Trader Joe’s Agrees To Pay Over $44,500 For Alleged Violations Of Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) recently announces a settlement with Trader Joe’s Company of $44,528.22 to be paid to 129 employees to resolve claims for civil penalties and fines under Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance.

VP Harris To Meet With Amazon Labor Union And Other Grassroots Organizers

(CNN) -- Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will meet with union leaders Thursday including Christian Smalls, the former Amazon employee who helped successfully organize workers at an Amazon facility in Staten Island.

Sorry, Crypto Fans. Gold Is Still The Real Hedge In Times Of Uncertainty

Bitcoin prices are down more than 15% so far in 2022. Other top cryptos, such as ethereum, solana and Elon Musk's beloved dogecoin, also have fallen sharply this year. Meanwhile, tactual gold is up more than 4% and back around $1,900 an ounce, once again flirting with record highs of above $2,000.

AMERICA’S WORKER SHORTAGE IS FAR FROM BEING FIXED

(CNN) -- The worker shortage has been a hallmark of the pandemic economy -- and it's far from getting resolved. In February, US businesses had 11.3 million job openings to fill, slightly more than economists had predicted.

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