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Biden administration presses unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

Biden administration presses unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

The United States Chamber of Commerce building is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The Biden administration urged railroads and unions to reach a deal to avoid a railroad work stoppage, saying on Monday it would …

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Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved in the United States, alleging they copied technology that Moderna developed years before the pandemic. Pfizer shares fell nearly 1%, while BioNTech U.S.-listed shares were down about 1.5% and …

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Twitter misled U.S. regulators on hackers, spam, whistleblower says

Twitter misled U.S. regulators on hackers, spam, whistleblower says

Aug 23 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) misled federal regulators about its defenses against hackers and spam accounts, the social media company’s former security chief Peiter Zatko said in a whistleblower complaint. In an 84-page complaint, Zatko, a famed hacker widely known as “Mudge,” alleged Twitter falsely claimed it had a solid security plan, according …

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Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some …

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Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airline’s future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts …

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U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

U.S. Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a …

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower …

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Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the …

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S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

Union, government to set to resume talks Cargoes of petrochemical materials still blocked Shipments of soju liquor down to 60% of normal SEOUL, June 14 (Reuters) – A nationwide strike by truck drivers in South Korea has disrupted shipments to China of a key cleaning agent used by makers of semiconductor chips, the Korean International …

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