De acuerdo con un reporte de la consultora NielsenIQ, el comercio de champaña creció un 88% tras la reapertura de negocios en todo el país.
De acuerdo con un reporte de la consultora NielsenIQ, el comercio de champaña creció un 88% tras la reapertura de negocios en todo el país.
After starting with the Disney College Program and getting hired on as a full-time employee, I knew I had to quit my dream job at Disney World.
The company that operates America's biggest fuel pipeline has reportedly paid a ransom of nearly $5m (£3.5m) to hackers who shut down the facility last week triggering fuel shortages and price hikes across the East Coast. Colonial Pipeline paid the extortion fee on Friday, Bloomberg reported, despite reports that it had no plans to do so and concerns that paying a ransom simply encourages hackers. The pipeline is not yet back at full force following the cyberattack on Friday, when the criminal gang Darkside locked computers controlling the pipeline. The pipes transport 2.5m barrels a day of diesel, petrol and jet fuel across 5,500 miles of pipelines linking refiners on the Gulf Coast to the eastern and southern US. The shutdown triggered fuel shortages from Virginia to Florida and panic buying, with the national US gasoline price rising above $3 a gallon and jumping as much as 11 cents in a day in some areas.
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A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey company claimed that over 200 Indian workers were forced to work at $1.20 per hour for 12 hours a day to build a Hindu temple. Case details: The workers, who came from marginalized communities in India, were allegedly lured by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) to work in New Jersey, reported Independent. Six of the workers filed the case on Tuesday on behalf of all the victims in the U.S. District Court in Newark, accusing BAPS and related entities, of “shocking violations” of basic U.S. laws protecting workers.
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USA TODAY answers the most asked questions regarding the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack and what states are struggling to keep gas stations stocked.
Colonial Pipeline restarted its pipeline from the Gulf Coast on Wednesday evening after a five-day shutdown.
Workers cite exploitative practices and lack of Covid safety protections as some employers and officials claim unemployment benefits deter people from returning to work People dine outside in New York City on 4 May. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Jake Galardi Marko has worked in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, and recently took a new server position at a Cheesecake Factory in Las Vegas, after quitting his job at the Olive Garden of two years during the pandemic due to abuse from customers over Covid-19 protections. “It’s a minefield of unsafe working environments and exploitative practices still permeate the hiring and training processes,” he said. “People always say but we make tips so it can’t be that bad. This is used as an excuse to ignore abusive and exploitative practices.” Before starting his new position, he applied to dozens of restaurants and had several interviews, and noted many restaurants are in a chaotic state and unprepared to take on new workers. He said they are baiting potential hires with signing bonuses that don’t pan out, promises of higher wages, or applying for a position only to be told on the first day of hire they have to start out as a busser and work their way up. He left one job because the restaurant was not enforcing coronavirus safety protections. “I contemplate leaving the industry every day. Most of us do but we have bills to pay, rent comes due every month. A lot of us have kids to support,” he added. “The entire industry preys upon desperation.” Yet the restaurant industry has been the source of recent claims of a labor shortage, with the US Chamber of Commerce, some employers, and Republican-elected officials claiming unemployment benefits are deterring Americans from returning to work. This was especially the case after last week’s unexpectedly poor job numbers which showed that the jobless rate was remaining stubbornly high in the US. The entire industry preys upon desperation Jake Galardi Marko Republican-led states Montana, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, North Dakota, South Carolina, Arkansas and Mississippi have now cited the claims in decisions to end federal unemployment benefits. Economists from the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell, and the secretary of the treasury, Janet Yellen, to Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius have dismissed sweeping claims that unemployment benefits are the driving factor for some industries experiencing issues with hiring new or replacement workers. A recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute noted through March there were an average of 9.8 million unemployed workers compared to 8.1m job openings. Several industries, including the accommodation and food service industries, had more than 1.5 unemployed workers per job opening. In regards to labor shortage claims, the Economic Policy Institute noted such claims would be short-lived as the accommodation and food service industry added 241,400 jobs in April last year. The leisure and hospitality sectors have experienced the most rapid employment growth over the past month, and economists with the Economic Policy Institute warned of the negative economic consequences of cutting pandemic unemployment insurance benefits. Workers in the restaurant industry say that any issues the industry is experiencing in hiring enough workers is a result of low wages, safety concerns and harassment from customers over Covid-19 protocols According to a report published by One Fair Wage and the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center in May 2021, 53% of workers in the restaurant industry have considered leaving their job since the pandemic started, with low wages and tips, safety concerns, and harassment from customers as the primary reasons provided by workers. Workers in the restaurant industry were among the highest sectors of workers who died of coronavirus during the pandemic, according to a University of California San Francisco study published in January. Crystal Maher, a bartender at Parkside Projects in Austin,, views the blaming of unemployment benefits on hiring difficulties of restaurants as an excuse to try to avoid changing how workers are treated in the industry. “What are we going back to? I don’t get my schedule until Friday of the week before so I never get to plan anything I have anymore. I can’t get stability on my income anymore because I’m based on that tip system,” said Maher. “The old restaurant mentality is gone and a lot of bosses don’t get that yet. That stuff has to change. Until we see that stuff change, people are probably not going to come back to the industry in droves.” Workers in the fast-food industry in particular have criticized low wages, safety concerns, understaffing and harassment throughout the pandemic, as annual employee turnover in the industry was over 100%t prior to Covid-19. “We’re very short staffed, regardless of hiring,” said Allen Strickland, a team leader at Arby’s in Kansas City, who makes $11.50 an hour. “The pay is really not worth it, but I have to make it happen for my family and me.” Cris Cardona, a shift manager at a McDonald’s in Orlando, is one of several workers at the fast-food chain in at least 15 US cities who will participate in a daylong strike on 19 May to demand the company raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Cardona has worked at McDonald’s for four years, and makes just over $11 an hour, which he explained has prevented him from moving out of his parents’ home, getting his own car, or being able to go attend college. “They call us essential, but the reality is they treat us like we’re disposable,” said Cardona. “They like to say that no one wants to work, that they’re having trouble finding workers and they blame this on unemployment benefits, but the problem is no one wants to work for a poverty wage, to risk their lives for $7.25 an hour.”
The lawsuit from a former staffer alleges that Lamborn disregarded COVID-19 safety protocols and made staff perform personal errands for his family.
In Tampa, Florida, a third of the city's gas stations were out of fuel on Thursday. In Miami, outages stood at nearly 40% and growing as residents rapidly filled up their tanks in response to a temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. Even as Colonial has begun to restart pipeline operations, panic buying of gasoline in the days following the outage has led to fuel hoarding and skirmishes at the pump even in regions far from the pipeline.
If ever there was something you should never set and forget it would be this: how much you withdraw each year from your retirement accounts. “Retirees should always keep in mind that plans are unlikely to work as expected and that adjustments may need to be made along the way,” wrote Javier Estrada, a finance professor at the IESE Business School, in his recent paper, The Sustainability of (Global) Withdrawal Strategies. In his research, in which he studied a sample of 22 countries over a 120-year period, Estrada found both failure rates and unsustainability rates differ widely across countries; both rates also differ widely, for any given country, across initial withdrawal rates and asset allocations.
(Reuters) -Bank of America Corp agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the second-largest U.S. bank of extracting overdraft fees it didn't earn from customers with savings and checking accounts, court papers showed. Customers said Bank of America often charged multiple $35 fees for insufficient funds or overdrafts on a single transaction, sometimes reflecting the bank's repeated attempts to process it at a merchant's request. One woman said the bank charged her $105 after rejecting her $20 credit card payment and then attempting without her knowledge to "retry" processing the same payment five and nine days after the initial rejection, resulting in three $35 fees.
A Turkish company that provides electricity to Lebanon from two power barges shut down its operations on Friday over delayed payments and the threat of legal action against its vessels. The move is expected to increase outages in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. The company Karpowership has been threatening to shut down its power supply to Lebanon for weeks and said it took the decision on Friday because of 18 months of overdue payments in excess of $100 million.
(Reuters) -If you need cash in Myanmar, you have to get up early. The cash crisis is one of the most pressing problems for the people of Myanmar after the Feb. 1 military coup. The central bank, now run by a junta appointee, has not returned some of the reserves it holds for private banks, without giving any reason, leaving the banks short of cash.
While restaurants were bleeding workers, Amazon went on a hiring spree. It may be difficult for chains to lure workers back from Amazon warehouses.
As cities make plans to open up and people get vaccinated, retirement account balances are also showing signs of hope. The pandemic has not ended yet, but retirement savings are still ticking upward, according to the latest Fidelity Investments analysis of its retirement assets for the first quarter. Retirement savers are also taking advantage of the fact they can contribute to an IRA in 2021 on behalf of the previous year.
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Beijing wants steel mills to help control the price of iron ore, a raw material key to making steel. Iron ore futures were down 10% on Friday.
Big Tech companies, led by Google, filed an amicus brief in federal court Friday morning in support of the spouses of certain H-1B high-skilled visa holders, whose ability to work in the U.S is being threatened in court. What they're saying: In the brief, tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Amazon argue that removing the ability of more than 90,000 H-4 visa holders to work, "would result in these talented individuals being barred from the workplace" and "would be utterly destructive for the families impacted." Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Between the lines: U.S. tech companies often rely on the skilled labor of both H-1B and H-4 workers.In the brief, the companies defend the work authorization as "critically important" to the foreign workers, employers like themselves and the overall economy."By frustrating the efforts of skilled professionals to remain in the United States, vacatur of the H-4 Rule thus would not only siphon off U.S. gross domestic product, but gift that productivity—and the innovation that comes with it—to other nations, harming America’s global economic competitiveness into the future."Background: The Obama administration provided work authorization for the spouses of H-1B visas holders with pending green cards. It has allowed more than 90,000 people to legally work in the U.S. — more than 90% are women, as the brief states.In 2015, an organization of tech workers called Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit over the rule, claiming that the work authorization is illegal and creates unfair job competition. The Trump administration proposed to end the work authorization, but the rule was never finalized. It was then dropped by the Biden administration, but the litigation has been revived. Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.