Tesla closes an office as layoff hits Autopilot jobs, including hourly ones

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has shuttered its office in San Mateo, California and laid off roughly 200 employees working on its Autopilot driver-assistant system there, one of the people told Reuters, in a move seen as accelerating cost-cutting. Most of the laid-off people had been hourly workers, that person said. Earlier … Read more

Airlines cancel over 700 US flights as labor crunch, bad weather weigh

June 27 (Reuters) – Airlines canceled over 700 flights in the United States on Monday, as adverse weather and a shortage of staff hurt their ability to keep up with a surge in summer travel demand. Total flight cancellations within, into, or out of the United States as of 1.07 pm ET were 747, as … Read more

Legal clashes await US companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 26 (Reuters) – A growing number of large US companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said . Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc … Read more

Factbox: Companies offering abortion travel benefits to US workers

June 25 (Reuters) – A growing number of companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), and Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) are rolling out policies to offer benefits to US employees who may need to access abortion services. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning … Read more

Apple ready to bargain with its first US store to unionize: source

June 24 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) accepts the outcome of a vote by Maryland store workers to become its first US employees to join a union and is ready to bargain with them, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Apple is one of several major American companies whose workforces have … Read more

Fed policymakers embrace more rate hikes, markets a little less

People shop in a supermarket as inflation affected consumer prices in Manhattan, New York City, US, June 10, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 (Reuters) – A pair of US central bankers said on Friday they supported further sharp interest rate hikes … Read more

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Reading the market tea-leaves for global recession risks

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, New York, US, October 2, 2020. REUTERS / Carlo Allegri // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – The fastest rate-hiking cycle in decades and inflation nearing double-digits has got investors scouring … Read more

US recession fears darken outlook for global growth

WASHINGTON / LONDON / TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) – Manufacturing growth is slowing worldwide as China’s COVID-19 curbs and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupt supply chains and keep inflation at the highest in years, while the growing risk of a US recession poses a new threat to the global economy. Gauges of factory activity released … Read more

Analysis: Record numbers of Chinese graduates enter worst job market in decades

10.8 mln Chinese graduates to enter job market in weak economy Youth unemployment at 18.4%, 3 times higher than overall rate Graduates’ jobs a top government priority amid stability risks BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) – Jenny Bai was among 10 high-performing computer science students from different Chinese universities selected by a Beijing-based internet firm for … Read more