Ford, GM to halt production at two Michigan plants due to parts shortage

March 31 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (FN) and General Motors (GM.N) will each halt production next week at a Michigan plant due to parts shortages, the two companies said separately on Thursday. No. 2 US automaker Ford said it would suspend production at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant next week, where it builds the … Read more

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count; losing in Alabama

March 31 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers at a warehouse in New York City’s Staten Island have so far voted 57% in favor of unionizing with a final tally due on Friday, a potential landmark victory for organized labor at the second-largest US private employer. But that win contrasted with 53% of Amazon workers … Read more

Vietnam’s Vinfast to build $2 bln electric vehicle factory in US

HANOI/SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s automaker VinFast said on Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal to initially invest $2 billion to build a factory in North Carolina to make electric buses, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) along with batteries for EVs . The unit of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup (VIC.HM), said it plans … Read more

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

British royals’ Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists protested to demand reparations for slavery amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial legacy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to start … Read more

Fed will raise rates more aggressively if needed, Powell says

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, in Washington, US, March 3, 2022. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 21 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Monday delivered his most … Read more

Union workers at Chevron refinery prepare for strike on Monday

Chevron Corp’s refinery is shown in Richmond, California August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 20 (Reuters) – The union representing workers at a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, has told its members to prepare for a strike shortly after 12 am on Monday barring agreement … Read more

Wall Street closes higher as worries ease around Fed, Russian default

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 17, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Energy sector rallies with oil, defensive sectors underperform US weekly jobless claims fall amid strong demand for workers Indexes up: Dow 1.23%, S&P 500 … Read more

Inflation surge, war cloud Fed’s interest rate trajectory

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, in Washington, US, March 3, 2022. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – New economic projections from the Federal Reserve this week will … Read more

Deutsche Bank rebuked over remaining in Russia as others quit

Deutsche CEO says in Russia to serve multinational customers Deutsche CEO says exit ‘would go against our values’ Investors criticizes Deutsche’s Russia presence Deutsche Bank has said monitoring situation, may adapt CEO’s 2021 pay up 20% FRANKFURT, March 11 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faced stinging criticism from some investors and politicians on Friday for … Read more