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After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Technology
WASHINGTON -- Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in much-anticipated election results announced Friday.Amazon and business groups celebrated the decision, saying warehouse workers got a chance to weigh the pros and cons of union membership -- and voted to reject it.But labor activists argue that the lopsided vote shows how unfairly the odds are stacked against union organizing efforts and highlights the need for Congress to reform U.S. labor law. The House last month passed such legislation -- the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) A...
Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Entertainment
Getty ImagesAs a member of one of the most famous and glamorous families on the planet, Khloe Kardashian is rarely pictured looking less than a million dollars.The TV star and social media influencer and her team usually know how to produce the impossibly perfect image.So after an unfiltered picture was shared to her social media "by mistake" they were keen to have it taken down.They have asked social media platforms to remove it, although their efforts have spurred others to repost it.The natural-looking family photo showed the 36-year-old by a pool in a bikini.The star appeared unusually unairbrushed: more like an image you would see from your friend's lockdown lido swim session than from any of the Kardashians' previous personal campaign shots for their various brands.Kardashian's team ...
China tries Canadian Michael Spavor behind closed doors

China tries Canadian Michael Spavor behind closed doors

World
March 19 (UPI) -- A Chinese court said it tried behind closed doors on Friday one of two Canadian citizens facing espionage charges after being detained by the Asian nation in late 2018, stating the verdict will be announced at a later date. In a brief statement, the Liaoning Dandong Intermediate People's Court, near China's southern border with North Korea, said Michael Spavor and his defense lawyers appeared in court Friday where he was tried "for spying overseas and illegally providing state secrets." Advertisement Spavor is one of two Canadians along with Michael Kovrig who were arrested in China within weeks of Canadian authorities detaining Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, on Dec. 1, 2018, at the request of the United States, which had issued a warrant for her ar...
The world watches as India tries a hard 30% cap to avoid tech’s anti-trust troubles

The world watches as India tries a hard 30% cap to avoid tech’s anti-trust troubles

Finance
From Washington to Beijing, governments are trying to strike the right balance between enabling technology innovation and preventing giants like Google and Facebook Inc. from suffocating rivals. Now India is experimenting with a framework for financial technology that’s certain to provide lessons worldwide — succeed or fail. The country’s unique approach is to decree limits on fintech competitors from the start: No single player can grab more than 30% of total payments transactions. Every company also has to use India’s open payments platform, guaranteeing interoperability so money can be transferred between any of more than 100 traditional banks and digital services like Google Pay — all without fees. That structure, unveiled in November, gave India’s regulators the confidence to approve

Stock futures are flat as Wall Street tries to recover from 2-day slide

Finance
A trader walks by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the first day that traders are allowed back onto the historic floor of the exchange on May 26, 2020 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were flat on Wednesday night as traders continued to weigh the prospects for a coronavirus aid deal being reached before next month's election.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up just 6 points. S&P 500 futures fell marginally and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.1%.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that reaching a coronavirus stimulus deal before the election would be difficult as Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on certain issues. His comments came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said earlier this week that a recently propose...