Why Amazon, Google, Starbucks workers in the US want unions

Apple Inc. workers in Maryland vote last week to form the first union of retail workers of the technology giant in the United States. US President Joe Biden said he was “proud” of the workers, and that “workers have a right to determine under what condition they are going to work or not work.” Employees … Read more

How Elon Musk helped lift the ceiling on CEO pay

When Tesla awarded Elon Musk a multibillion-dollar pay package in 2018, the landmark deal helped to vastly increase the potential compensation of the CEOs at many of America’s biggest public companies. The package was composed entirely of an enormous stock grant tied to the company’s performance. As Tesla has sold enough electric vehicles to become … Read more

‘It’s become real’: Abortion decision roils US midterms, sending fight to the States

The Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v Wade on Friday catapulted the explosive battle over abortion rights into the center of several marquee midterm races, turning the fight over key governor’s contests and coveted Senate seats into heated debates about personal freedom and public health. Devastated Democrats, facing staggering political challenges amid high inflation and … Read more

Explained: The last-ditch plan to have Pence stop Biden win

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot plans to focus its hearing Thursday on the pressure that Donald Trump put on his vice president, Mike Pence, in a last-ditch and potentially illegal plan to stop Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump seized on the unorthodox proposal from conservative law professor John Eastman to have Pence turn … Read more

January 6 panel tracks how Trump created and spread election lies

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol made a wide-ranging case Monday that former President Donald Trump created and relentlessly spread the lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him in the face of mounting evidence from an expanding chorus of advisers that he had been legitimately defeated. … Read more

Kavanaugh incident could lead to more security for judges

A man armed with a machete once broke into Stephen Breyer’s vacation home in the Caribbean and took $1,000. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her purse snatched on a Washington street. David Souter was assaulted by several men while he was jogging. Supreme Court justices have not been immune to violent crime. But this past week’s … Read more

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns a New York brawl into a national Democratic proxy battle

Sean Patrick Maloney is a Democratic Party stalwart who declares himself a “practical, mainstream guy.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a political outsider-turned-left-wing star with a powerful social media megaphone. Perhaps no two House Democrats better represent the dueling factions of a party at war with itself — over matters of doctrine and institutions, how to amass … Read more

After a bumper 2021, companies might struggle to increase profits

The profits engine that drove stocks to their highs, making many Americans feel richer than they had in a generation, may now be working in reverse. Companies like Snap, Cisco Systems, Deere, Walmart and Target have cautioned investors about challenges that their businesses are facing, sending their stocks sharply lower and contributing to a plunge … Read more

“Horrifying” conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow. It happened after Sandy Hook, after Parkland, after the Orlando nightclub shooting and after the deadly rampage earlier this month at a Buffalo grocery store. Within … Read more

US: 18 children and a teacher killed in the massacre at Texas elementary school

Written by J. David Goodman A gunman killed at least 18 children and a teacher on Tuesday in a rural Texas elementary school, officials said, in the deadliest American elementary school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary a decade ago. The slayings took place just before noon at Robb Elementary School, where second … Read more