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357 Amazon employees take public stand on climate change despite past threats

(SEATTLE) -- Hundreds of Amazon employees are taking a stand against what they say is the e-commerce giant's "insufficient action on the climate crisis," in spite of claims that their jobs were threatened for speaking out in the past about the issue.On Sunday, 357 tech workers at the Seattle-based company…... Read More

Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos

(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where she continued her push for climate change action.Earlier that day, Thunberg once again called out world and business leaders for their inaction on the…... Read More

Gas-guzzling Hummer could make its comeback as an all-electric truck

(NEW YORK) -- General Motors' hulking, ostentatious, gas-guzzling Hummer SUV was once the scourge of environmentalists. Now the military-style ute may have its ultimate revenge: a second chance as an all-electric pickup truck. That's right. GM, which discontinued the Hummer brand in 2010 as gasoline prices were skyrocketing and the…... Read More

Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said teen climate activist Greta Thunberg can talk about divesting from fossil fuels "after she goes and studies economics." Mnuchin made the comments to reporters Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, where world and business leaders are gathering for the annual World Economic Forum…... Read More

Cashless stores and restaurants banned in New York City

(NEW YORK) -- Cash will remain king in Big Apple stores and restaurants.The New York City Council will vote Thursday to prohibit businesses from only accepting credit card, debit or digital payments. There were concerns from elected officials that such stores and eateries discriminated against poorer customers who don't have…... Read More

Tinder is adding a panic button to its app for dating emergencies and cracks down on catfishing

(NEW YORK) -- Tinder announced a slew of new safety features Thursday, ranging from letting users call emergency services while on a date to a photo verification system that ensures "every match is who they say they are."The updates come a little over a year after headlines about a suspected…... Read More

Sin City changes famous 'What happens here, stays here' slogan

(LAS VEGAS) -- For years visitors have come to know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- but now Sin City's slogan is getting an update.The award-winning campaign -- "What happens here, stays here" first created in 2002 -- will reportedly change to "What happens here, only happens…... Read More

Zero-based budget helped woman pay off $215k worth of debt in four years

(NEW YORK) -- When Cindy Zuniga graduated from law school in 2015, she accomplished a major milestone, but it also came with a hefty $215,000 mountain of debt. “Ninety percent was law school, five percent was from my undergrad and five percent was credit card debt,” she explained to ABC…... Read More

Boeing's new CEO: 'We were our own worst enemy'

(NEW YORK) -- Boeing CEO David Calhoun, who's been on the job about a week, said that in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis, "We were our own worst enemy." Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member who took over after the sudden departure of Dennis Muilenburg, spoke out on…... Read More

DOT proposes new rules for emotional support animals on planes

(WASHINGTON) -- Travelers may be used to flying with their emotional support animals -- anything from a pet hamster to a baby crocodile -- but the rules are about to change, according to a new proposal from the Department of Transportation. The proposal unveiled by DOT on Wednesday proposes to…... Read More

Coalition of NGOs battling private equity firm trying to buy '.org' domain

(NEW YORK) -- Some of the world's biggest nonprofit organizations are banding together to fight the purchase of the ".org" internet address by a private equity firm, calling management of the domain a "human rights and social justice issue." ".ORG is the place where civil society and NGOs reside in…... Read More