‘Pattern’ of gig worker murders reveals safety gaps: labor group | Workers’ Rights News

‘Pattern’ of gig worker murders reveals safety gaps: labor group |  Workers’ Rights News

Two years after fleeing political persecution in Bangladesh, Salauddin Bablu was stabbed to death in Manhattan by a man who stole the electric bike he used to deliver food during long shifts for the Grubhub app. “When Salauddin died, his family lost everything,” Bablu’s brother-in-law, Muhammad Ahsan, said by phone from New York City, adding … Read more

More delays for NASA’s moon rocket test, fueling stalled

More delays for NASA’s moon rocket test, fueling stalled

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s dress rehearsal for its mega moon rocket is off until at least this weekend because of a pair of technical problems that kept stalling a fueling test. Launch managers tried twice — once Sunday and again Monday — to load nearly 1 million gallons of fuel into the 322-foot … Read more

Why Biden’s release of US oil reserves won’t end pain at the pump | Business and Economy News

Why Biden’s release of US oil reserves won’t end pain at the pump |  Business and Economy News

Washington, DC- When Joe Biden announced that the United States would release more than 180 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum reserve over the next six months, the US president hailed it as an historic move that would lower fuel prices in the US. The price at the pump has surged amid Russia’s … Read more

US-listed China stocks are volatile but analysts urge caution

US-listed China stocks are volatile but analysts urge caution

The Baidu Inc. logo is displayed on the company’s headquarters on July 3, 2019 in Beijing, China. Wan Xiaojun | Visual China Group via Getty Images Some analysts remain pessimistic on US-listed Chinese stocks, warning the road ahead remains uncertain despite signs that they’re at less risk of being delisted from US exchanges. “Global investors … Read more

First all-private astronaut mission to ISS readies for liftoff | Space News

First all-private astronaut mission to ISS readies for liftoff |  Space News

The International Space Station (ISS) is set to become busier than usual this week when its crew welcomes on board four new colleagues from Houston-based startup Axiom Space, the first all-private astronaut team ever flown to the orbiting outpost. The launch is being hailed by the company NASA and other industry players as a turning … Read more

Stock futures are flat after S&P 500 notches third straight week of gains

Stock futures are flat after S&P 500 notches third straight week of gains

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 25, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock index futures were flat during overnight trading Sunday, after the S&P 500 posted a third straight week of gains. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slide 14 points. S&P 500 futures were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures declined … Read more

The conversation that Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination sparked

The conversation that Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination sparked

CNN — As the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court has ignited a discussion about the historic lack of diversity on the nation’s highest court, her ancestry has also renewed focus on the absence of Black judges on the federal judicial’s lower courts. Of the 3,852 people who have been confirmed as … Read more

How Ukraine is drowning out the noise of Russia’s propaganda operation

How Ukraine is drowning out the noise of Russia’s propaganda operation

Ukrainian servicemen near a destroyed bridge as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, on April 1.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters Since the Kremlin launched a full-scale invasion of his country five weeks ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government have used every available social media channel to drum up Western support. … Read more

Oil prices ease as nations agree to tap reserves | Oil and Gas News

Oil prices ease as nations agree to tap reserves |  Oil and Gas News

Both Brent and US crude benchmarks settled down around 13 percent. Oil settled lower on Friday as members of the International Energy Agency (IEA) agreed to join in the largest-ever United States oil reserves release. Both Brent and US crude benchmarks settled down around 13 percent in their biggest weekly falls in two years after … Read more

US-listed Chinese stocks jump after China reportedly considers sharing company audits

US-listed Chinese stocks jump after China reportedly considers sharing company audits

A security personnel stands guard at the opening session of Baidu’s annual AI developers conference Baidu Create 2019 in Beijing, China, July 3, 2019. Jason Lee | Reuters New York-listed Chinese stocks jumped Friday after a report that China is considering sharing key information that would allow the firms to continue trading publicly in the … Read more