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Late last decade, the town of Rockdale appeared on the verge of economic ruin. The Alcoa aluminum plant here, which provided nearly 1,000 jobs, closed in 2008. The Luminant … more
Facebook Inc. has told employees to preserve company documents as the social media giant disclosed it’s coming under scrutiny over allegations that it misled investors and consumers about harms … more
Silicon Valley has a powerful new adversary: its own workforce. Attracted by high salaries, world-class perks and the promise of being able to make a positive difference in the world, employees of … more
For years, Facebook has fought back against allegations that its platforms play an outsized role in the spread of false information and harmful content that has fueled conspiracies, political … more
A Mexican dealmaker in China was one of the key architects behind former President Donald Trump’s deal with a special purpose acquisition company. Shanghai-based ARC Group Ltd. was an … more
Investors are stepping up bets that the world’s key central banks will raise interest rates sooner than they’d planned, and faster than they’d like. Global bonds are headed for … more
Southwest Airlines’ operational challenges earlier this month cost the company $75 million in revenue, the result of canceling more than 2,000 flights over Columbus Day weekend. more
In February 2019,  Facebook Inc. set up a test account in India to determine how its own algorithms affect what people see in one of its fastest growing  and most important overseas … more
As rioters breached barricades and bludgeoned police with flagpoles before storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, some employees at Facebook Inc. took to an internal discussion board … more
NAACP president Derrick Johnson will meet with AT&T leaders Thursday to encourage the company to drop its relationship with conservative cable network One America News. more
U.S. organized labor is having a moment after decades of erosion in both influence and power, giving workers their best chance in recent memory to claw back lost ground.  more
Dan Bongino, a rising star in the conservative talk show world on 300 stations nationwide, told his listeners Monday that he is threatening to bolt if his employer, Atlanta-based … more
Steve Schklair wonders why he's being muscled by cable giant Spectrum. "It's been years since I've even been a subscriber," he told me. Nevertheless, the Altadena, California, resident received … more
During the Donald Trump era, AT&T endured repeated shots from the president for its acquisition and ownership of CNN — the highly-watched cable news network he and his supporters regularly … more
Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire 150,000 seasonal staffers, about 50% more than last year as the company seeks a cushion of workers to help it meet demand during the holiday shopping … more
Production at U.S. factories fell by the most in seven months in September, in part reflecting a sharp pullback in the manufacturing of motor vehicles as well as broader backlogged supply chains and … more
The jobs report from the federal government covering September employment had some bad news and, so to speak, some better news. The report, issued Oct. 8 by the Bureau of Labor … more
As supply chain worries have consumers shopping earlier for the holidays, retailers including Best Buy are planning early sales like last year. Many retail analysts are predicting that popular … more
You wouldn’t know it from all the noise around the debt ceiling and budget reconciliation. But surging economic growth fueled by unprecedented fiscal and monetary firepower … more
U.S. consumer sentiment fell unexpectedly in early October to the second-lowest level since 2011, as Americans grew more concerned about both current conditions ... more
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