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Economy Aug 17July retail sales fell 1.1 percent as COVID-19 surge hits spending
Americans cut back on their spending last month as a surge in COVID-19 cases kept people away from stores.
Economy Jul 20Amazon to end testing for COVID-19 at warehouses this month
In May, the online shopping giant said fully vaccinated warehouse workers could stop wearing face masks inside its facilities as long as they uploaded a picture of their vaccine cards to an Amazon worker app.
Economy Jun 24Teamsters union votes to make organizing Amazon workers a priority
The Teamsters said that Amazon, the nation's second-largest private employer, is exploiting its employees by paying them low wages, pushing them to work at fast speeds and giving them no job security.
Nation May 05Peloton announces recall of treadmills after a child dies
Peloton is recalling its treadmills after denying that they were to blame for the recent death of a child and the injuries of 29 others.
Economy Apr 09Amazon secures enough votes to block labor union in Alabama
Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,798 warehouse workers rejecting the union and 738 voting in favor, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process.
Economy Apr 05Labor board says Amazon illegally fired outspoken workers
Both employees worked at Amazon offices in Seattle and publicly criticized the company, pushing it to do more to reduce its impact on climate change and to better protect warehouse workers from the coronavirus.
Economy Mar 30Amazon vote may spark more union pushes
What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama could have major implications not just for the country's second-largest employer but the labor movement at large.
Economy Mar 12Black Lives Matter backs Amazon union push in Alabama
The advocacy group plans to hold an event Saturday near the warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, making it the latest high-profile supporter of the union push, the biggest in Amazon's nearly 30-year history.
Arts Feb 25Mr. Potato Head gets new gender-neutral name
Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.
Economy Feb 12Amazon faces biggest union push in its history
Amazon, whose profits and revenues have skyrocketed during the pandemic, has campaigned hard to convince workers that a union will only suck money from their paycheck with little benefit.