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USWNT star Lynn Williams: ‘If I can inspire only one person, I think I’ve done my job’

ESPN
Williams was initially on the alternates’ list for the Tokyo Olympics, but ended up being included and playing three games, scoring vs. the Netherlands in the quarterfinal. Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images The past year has been a journey for Lynn Williams. Last summer, as Black Lives Matter protests swept the country......

White House presses U.S. airlines to quickly mandate vaccines for staff

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The White House is pressing major U.S. airlines to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees by Dec. 8 and showing no signs of extending the deadline, four sources told Reuters on Friday. White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients spoke to the chief executives of American......

British gas pumps still dry, pig cull fears grow

Reuters
A worker guides vehicles into the forecourt as they queue to refill at a fuel station in London, Britain, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Many gas stations still closed – Reuters reporters Britain says crisis stabilising More than a quarter of gas stations dry Pig cull fears: farmers warn butcher......

Analysis: ‘Perfect storm’ lifts dollar over unsettled markets

Reuters
A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A grinding rally in the dollar is picking up speed, fueled by a hawkish tilt from the Federal Reserve, rising Treasury yields and concerns over the......

‘We get by day to day’: Argentina’s high poverty rate dips as pandemic eases

Reuters
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Eduardo David Rodriguez takes bags of fruit and vegetables to sell at a fresh produce market in Buenos Aires twice a week to make ends meet for his family. They barely do. Rodriguez, like some four in 10 Argentines, lives below the poverty line,......

Analysis: From chips to ships, shortages are making inflation stick

Reuters
A gas burner is pictured on a cooker in a private home in Bordeaux, soutwestern France, December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Analysts still view price pressures as temporary But watching supply, worker shortages closely U.S. seen more at risk from wage-induced inflation LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soaring gas prices,......

Westbrook: My job to push AD ‘every single night’

ESPN
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Following their first official practice together as teammates, Russell Westbrook dubbed Anthony Davis “the ultimate weapon” and vowed to maximize the big man’s impact for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. “He’s one of a kind,” Westbrook said of Davis on Wednesday. “There’s nobody like him......

Exxon offers new proposal to locked-out Texas refinery workers

Reuters
A view of the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., May 15, 2021. Picture taken May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn/File Photo HOUSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Wednesday offered its first concession in a new contract proposal to locked-out workers at its Beaumont,......

Amazon settles with employees allegedly fired for criticizing working conditions

Reuters
Sept 29 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said on Wednesday the company had reached a settlement with two former employees who alleged they were fired last year after they criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant’s warehouses. Amazon had terminated the......

United Airlines ready to fire workers for defying vaccine mandate

Reuters
CHICAGO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Tuesday nearly 600 U.S.-based employees faced termination after failing to comply with the carrier’s vaccination policy. In early August, the company became the first U.S. carrier to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all domestic employees, requiring proof of vaccination by Monday.......

Powell: “Tension” between jobs, inflation is the chief challenge facing Fed

Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, U.S., September 28, 2021. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Sept 29 (Reuters) – Resolving “tension” between high inflation and still-elevated unemployment is......

Bill O’Brien joked he wanted Texans to fire him for Pats job, new book details

Sports Illustrated
Excerpts from a new book written by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about secrets within the Patriots organization reveal that at one point former Texans coach Bill O’Brien was discussed as a possible replacement for coach Bill Belichick.  Upon hearing of this, O’Brien reportedly joked that he wanted the Texans to fire him so......

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

Reuters
Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed Trucker shortage has hit supply chains Britain says will extend some HGV licences Industry says hopes situation will stabilise LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered......

Two Fed officials depart amid scrutiny over investment trades

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Two Federal Reserve officials who came under scrutiny for investment trades they made last year announced their retirements on Monday, in a controversy that has already sparked a planned review of the Fed’s ethics rules. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said he will retire on......

Explainer: What happens when the U.S. federal government shuts down?

Reuters
The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, U.S., August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Washington is racing to avert a partial government shutdown that could lead to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of a national health crisis. Barring a......

Make these financial and career moves before you quit your job

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here You may want to ditch your commute permanently or leave a job that you hate. Yet before you quit, you’ll want to make sure your financial house is in order. Not only will it help you survive a period of......

Aldi UK to invest $1.8 bln to accelerate growth

Reuters
Abdelaziz Abdou, a Deliveroo delivery rider, poses with a bag of Aldi groceries in London, Britain, June 17, 2020. Picture taken June 17. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The British and Irish arm of German discount supermarket group Aldi said on Monday it would invest 1.3 billion......

New York may tap National Guard to replace unvaccinated healthcare workers

Reuters
Sept 26 (Reuters) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul is considering employing the National Guard and out-of-state medical workers to fill hospital staffing shortages with tens of thousands of workers possibly losing their jobs for not meeting a Monday deadline for mandated COVID-19 vaccination. The plan, outlined in a statement......

Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor

Reuters
Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Final opinion polls gave Social Democrats a narrow lead Conservatives reduced gap in final stages of campaign BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that looks too close to call, with the centre-left Social Democrats......

White House says millions of government contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Sept. 9 requiring federal contractors......

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