Teen Workers Are in High Demand for Summer and Commanding Better Pay

BOSTON (AP) — Teenagers have long been key to filling summer workers at restaurants, ice cream stands, amusement parks and camps. Now, thanks to one of the tightest labor markets in decades, they have even more influence, with more jobs to choose from at higher wages. To ease the labor crisis, some states are rolling […]

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Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink announces FDA approval of in-human clinical study

Neuralink, the neurotech startup co-founded by Elon Musk, announced Thursday . That it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct its first in-human clinical study.   Neuralink is developing a brain implant called Link. Which aims to help paralyzed patients control external . Technology using only neural signals. This means patients […]

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Swedish Online Fashion Retailer Blocks 42,000 Customers for Returning Too Many Purchased Items

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Sweden-based online fashion retailer Bootz AB said . Thursday it has blocked 42,000 customers from returning many of the items . They bought, calling their actions too costly for the company and the environment. Ask Kirkeskov Rees, a spokesman for the multi-brand e-commerce webstore . That sells clothes and beauty products online, […]

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Best Buy Posts Mixed 1Q Results but Gadget Slump Will Bottom Out as Shoppers Replace Their Devices.

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy turned in a first-quarter profit . That beat Wall Street expectations, as the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain continues to struggle with weak consumer demand for gadgets. But the Minneapolis-based chain predicted. Thursday that the consumer electronics slump will end by . The end of the year as customers […]

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Court Annuls EU Approval of $140 Million of COVID-19 Aid for Italian Airlines

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top court in the European Union ruled Wednesday . That the European Commission was wrong to let millions of euros (dollars) to help Italian airlines deal with. The impact of COVID-19 restrictions. The EU General Court said the European Commission – the bloc’s executive arm – “failed to provide a statement […]

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Czech Government Approves $2.7-Billion Plan to Acquire 246 Armoured Vehicles From Sweden

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government approved a Defense Ministry plan. Wednesday to buy 246 CV90 armored fighting vehicles as part of a sweeping modernization of . the army amid Russia’s war on Ukraine. Defense Minister Jana Cernochová said . the contract to get the infantry fighting vehicle made by . Sweden’s BAE Systems Hagglunds […]

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Debt Ceiling Talks Grind On, but Republicans Say There’s a ‘Lack of Urgency’ From White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – Debt ceiling negotiators for President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy were bound for further talks at the Capitol on Tuesday, but Republicans warned of a “lack of urgency” in the White House to avoid a budget impasse in time. A chaotic federal default. The Democratic president and the Republican speaker […]

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Netflix to Charge an Additional $8 Month for Viewers Living Outside US Subscribers’ Households

Netflix on Tuesday outlined how it plans to stop. The widespread sharing of account passwords in the US, the latest bid to reel in more subscribers to its video streaming service amid slowing growth. To combat password sharing, Netflix said it would limit its programming audience to people living in the same household. Those who […]

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Japan’s Toyota Discloses Improper Crash Tests at Daihatsu Subsidiary

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota has found improper crash tests for a model and suspended shipments. The latest in a series of embarrassing problems plaguing Japan’s top automaker. The latest problem. Disclosed late Friday, affects 56,111 Toyota Rise hybrid vehicles produced by. Daihatsu Motor Co., a manufacturer specializing in small models that is wholly owned by […]

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G7 Urges China to Press Russia to End War in Ukraine, Respect Taiwan’s Status, Fair Trade Rules

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies has come together to press China to end. Its war on Ukraine and to pressure its strategic partner . Russia to resolve regional disputes , and China has fired back. In a joint statement, the G7 leaders stressed that . They do not want to […]

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