Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

U.S., British officials kick off talks to strengthen trade ties

Talks to resolve steel subsidy dispute ongoing UK official says ‘protectionism is not the solution’ Bilateral trade ties add up to $260 billion a year BALTIMORE, Md., March 21 (Reuters) – US and British officials kicked off two days of meetings to strengthen trade ties on Monday, underscoring transatlantic cooperation at a time when Western … Read more

U.S. lawmakers ask Oshkosh for documents on USPS vehicle contract

A US Postal Service (USPS) truck is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – A group of US lawmakers led by House Oversight chair Carolyn Maloney asked Oshkosh Corp (OSK.N) if … Read more

U.S. economy flexes muscle with jobless benefit rolls at 52-year low; factories humming

Weekly jobless claims fall 15,000 to 214,000 Continuing claims drop 71,000 to 1.419 million Housing starts increase 6.8% in February Manufacturing production jumps 1.2% in February WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week as demand for labor remained strong, positioning the economy for another … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Jackson a tough sell on racial-bias claims

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – A US Park Police officer said he was demoted and then fired by the agency because he is Black. A Bureau of Land Management employee accused managers at the agency of hostile treatment because she is Black. A pharmacist at a Washington hospital claimed he was dismissed from his job … Read more

U.S. Congress nearing deal to aid Ukraine, fund government

A view of the US Capitol building as the sunrises in Washington, US, February 10, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – US congressional negotiators on Monday were nearing a deal on a bill to provide Ukraine with billions of dollars in emergency aid, … Read more

Calls to condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine forces Bolshoi Theatre chief conductor Tugan Sokhiev to quit

Bolshoi Theatre’s chief conductor has quit after refusing to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Key points: Tugan Sokhiev said he was pressured to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine Sokhiev said he condemned conflict “in any shape and form” He said musicians express things with music Tugan Sokhiev announced on Sunday he would step down after coming under … Read more

Amazon to shut bookstores, some other physical shops in turning point

People walk past an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, US, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 2 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it plans to close all 68 of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, pop ups and shops carrying toys and home goods … Read more

U.S. truckers plan pandemic protest, inspired by Canadian counterparts

Truckers and their supporters start to gather before a convoy leaves the following morning bound for the nation’s capital to protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates, in Adelanto, California, US, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ADELANTO, Calif., Feb 23 (Reuters) – Taking a cue from … Read more