Asos targets net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in ethical push

Online retailer also says it will ensure that 50% of managers are women, and 15% are from ethnic minorities First published on Thu 16 Sep 2021 04.38 EDT Asos will target net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and will aim to match the general population in gender and ethnic diversity among its leaders as the […]

Fears for UK recovery as record energy prices shut fertiliser plants

Steelmakers warn of unprofitability and an extra half a million homes face falling into fuel poverty First published on Thu 16 Sep 2021 08.35 EDT Record energy prices have forced two fertiliser plants in the north of England to shut down and brought steel plants to a halt, in some of the clearest signs that […]

Emmys ceremony will be a 'fun, ritzy party' with 'plenty of music,' producers say

This year the 73rd annual Emmy Awards will take place at L.A. Live's Event Deck, a space that offers indoor and outdoor locations for the production. Socially distanced audience seating means that only around 500 guests will attend Sunday's ceremony compared to several thousand in previous years. Attendees will follow strict Covid-19 protocols throughout the […]

Southwest Airlines rolls out new Covid-19 vaccine incentives for staff

Southwest's vaccine incentive includes 16 hours of extra pay to most employees and pay for 13 trip segments for pilots and flight attendants. The airline will also end Covid pay protections for staff in mid-November if they are unvaccinated. The policy follows similar plans by other airlines, which were rolled out earlier this year. In […]

AOC to introduce bill to extend pandemic unemployment insurance to 2022

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is calling for pandemic-era unemployment insurance programs to be extended until February 2022, she announced during a virtual townhall Tuesday. The congresswoman said she will introduce a bill to extend federal unemployment programs established under the March 2020 CARES Act, which expired over Labor Day. If passed, the enhanced jobless aid […]

This Is the Fastest-Selling Car in America

Car sales, so badly damaged in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, have not only bounced back but are at record levels. Prices of new and used cars have hit historic peaks, and the increases do not appear close to an end. One reason for that is supply. A lack of semiconductors for car […]

This Is the Worst American City for Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental health in America. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that, in January, four out of 10 people had reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. This was almost four times the figure for the period of January to June 2019, well before the pandemic started. Furthermore, […]

Walmart To Pilot Autonomous Vehicle Delivery Service

Retail giant Walmart is set to provide autonomous vehicle delivery service in three cities in the U.S. in partnership with automaker Ford Motor and autonomous driving technology firm Agro AI. This move will enable Walmart to offer last mile delivery to its customers spanning the three urban markets of Miami, Austin and Washington, D.C. “This […]

SEC Threatens To Sue Coinbase Over Lend Program

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has threatened to sue cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase over its cryptocurrency yield program called Coinbase Lend. The SEC is considering it a security and it refuses to tell Coinbase why they think it’s a security, and instead threatened to sue if the Lend service was launched. According a blog by […]